The Weekly Epistle 4/27/22

As a child of the 80s, I grew up on action-adventure shows like “Knight Rider,” “Hardcastle and McCormick,” and “The Fall Guy.” The premise of all these shows was always fantastical and the good guy always won the day (something woefully missing from modern television). My all-time favorite show was “The A-Team.” Every episode started with the same prolog…
 
“In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire…(gunshots)…The A-Team.”
 
From episode to episode Hannibal Smith, B.A. Baracus, Faceman Peck, and Howling Mad Murdock, “The A-Team,” would travel from small town to small town, defending an innocent public against the local crime lord. In every episode, the team hatched a hair-brained scheme to overthrow the bad guy and win the day, and every episode ended with Hannibal’s famous catchline, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
 
For the past six months, I have been working on a plan with Dylan Treamer to relaunch Momentum Student Ministries. A crucial part of the plan involved recruiting a new team, our very own A-Team. We could not be more pleased with the team we have assembled. Kevin and Kim Mitchell are the mom and dad figures. Nick and Molly are the disarming and friendly faces. Erin Weller is the battle wise guide. And, of course, Dylan is our fearless leader. We are also excited to be adding Tori Mitchell to the team. We are now three weeks into our relaunch, and the plan is coming together. Teens are coming out of the woodwork, and with the right team in place, I am confident that we will effectively engage these kids with the love of Christ and the power of his Gospel. 
 
Church, you may not be on the Momentum A-Team, but there are two things you can do to help them complete their mission. First, please be in prayer for their triumph. Pray for Dylan and his strength and fortitude as a leader. Pray that God will continue to guide him as he grows into a godly and effective leader. Pray also for the team. Pray for their strength to effectively engage teens from week to week. Second, please let the teens in your life know about Momentum. Feel free to invite them to join us on Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 for Momentum.
 
Church, I love it when a plan comes together. I love it, even more when that plan is a team. 
 
Blessings,
 
Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

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Hard Pressed On Every Side
2 Cor. 4:7-18

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The Five Benefits of Joining the EFCA With Sam Huggard

Sam Huggard, District Superintendent of the Evangelical Free Church of America, will be joining us for a special informational night on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Sam will present and unpack the five benefits of joining the EFCA.  Pie will be served.  For a preview of the five benefits, please check out this resource: http://laconiachurch.com/together-post/five-benefits.

Baby/Child Dedication

There will be a baby/child dedication on May 22nd.  If you are interested in hearing more on this, attend the informational meeting on May 15 at 10:15 (between services) in the fellowship hall.

Couple’s Breakfast

Mark your calendar for a couple’s breakfast on Saturday, May 21st.

Kingdom Marriage Series

Do you desire to tap into the power of God as you seek God’s perspective and purpose for your marriage?  Kingdom Marriage is a 6 week video series you won’t want to miss.  It begins on May 22nd at 9:00 AM in the fellowship hall.

Giving and Online Giving

There is the option of online giving.  Go to the website (laconiachurch.com) and click on “give” and proceed from there.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 524-2277 or office@ebclaconia.com.