The Weekly Epistle 2/5/20

A blind pig that is fattened until the day of its slaughter thinks that its owner cares for him and gives good food to him. I am that pig. I was fooled into believing spirits would help me. I’ve been believing that by my good efforts I could somehow come to God. Now I see that Satan was fooling me and trying to destroy me. I was like a blind pig being fattened for the slaughter.”
This was a response from one of the ISKI people hearers of God’s Word.  The ISKI people is the adopted people group of EBC.  Here is an exciting update of what is happening among the ISKI people:
The Iski people in our outreach location are hearing for the first time the story from Creation to Christ. The Iski church here in the village of Oguru heard this themselves for the first time two years ago about five to six hours away. We are now in our third week of teaching and the numbers continue to remain steady around 280. There is even a group walking and boating two hours Monday to Friday to hear. I was able to spend the last couple of weeks with our Bible teachers down there giving some on-the-job training, support and discipleship. I can’t tell you how cool it is to be at this place as co-laborers with our dear friends, to teach with them and to share in the joys and struggles together with them.” 
Isn’t this encouraging?  I want to keep you informed of what God is doing among our adopted people, the ISKI’s.  I want to keep you in the loop of other events happening here at EBC.
I am looking forward to the “Created for Connection” Marriage Conference hosted by EBC on April 3-4.  There will be an outside speaker, opportunities for couple time, workshops to attend, and fellowship with other couples in the church.  Save the date and in a few weeks, you will be given more information and the opportunity to sign up.
Prayer 30 is on Sunday February 16 from 12:15-12:45. Church, we can only go forward on our knees.  So, whether or not you are comfortable praying aloud, your presence with your brothers and sisters in Christ in prayer, is vital to our fruitfulness as a church.  Plan to take 30 minutes on that Sunday to lock arms with others in prayer.  
The Sunday School Class, “Wisdom and the Will of God” began this past Sunday but you can jump in this week to learn from Proverbs on how wisdom matters to our daily lives.  This is a four-week study that meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 in room 102.
“Open Your Bible” is a women’s’ study that begins on February 15.  Pick up a copy of the book that goes along with that study this Sunday.  
Check out the rest of the announcements so that you stay informed.  Look forward to seeing you Sunday!  
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Two Week Journey That Took Over 40 Years

Numbers 13-14; Joshua 1-12

Last Sunday’s Sermon

OWLS Valentines Luncheon

All OWLS are invited to the Fellowship Hall at EBC to enjoy a Valentine Luncheon on Wednesday, February 12th.  Come and have a great time of fellowship and good food.  Lunch will be at 12PM.
Love originated with God and was His idea.  He calls all of us to love one another, so whether you are married or single plan to join us

“Wisdom and the Will of God”
From the Book of Proverbs

Join us Sunday morning at 9am as we take a look at how life works from the perspective of wisdom.

Women’s Bible Study
“Open Your Bible”

The next women’s bible study will begin Saturday February 15th at 9am and will be run for 7 weeks. “Open Your Bible”, will quench a thirst you might not even know you have-one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word. 

Coffee & Connect

Women need genuine fellowship with other women on their journey. We wanted to offer an opportunity to connect women to women during a “Coffee & Connect” 
Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters from 6pm-7:30pm 626 Main St Laconia. Come meet new friends and know that on your journey, you are not alone. 
February 20th will be our first Coffee & Connect.

Prayer 30 Prayer Event

Join us on February 16th from 12:15-12:45 for 30 minutes of prayer.

Discovery Class

Join us for 4 weeks beginning March 8th on Sunday mornings at 9am. This class is for those looking for more information about our church and those considering membership.

EBC Kids

Serve once a month in the Nursery or as a teacher or teachers helper in Pre K- Grade 5! Contact the Church office or Mary Whitman for more information.

Save The Date

“Created for Connection”
Marriage Seminar at EBC for the EBC family. 
April 3-4. Signups begin February 23rd.

Cancellation Procedure for Sunday Mornings

In the event of bad weather that would potentially impact services, the following will be taken into consideration: the current weather in Laconia, timing of the weather event, and whether roads, walkways, parking areas will be cleared. A decision will be made by 7:30 am to cancel one or both of our services. Events in the afternoon or evening will be dealt with separately. EBC will notify of cancellation using the following:  WMUR TV, Church website news feed , Email (weekly epistle list), and EBC public and private Facebook pages.