The Weekly Epistle 9/15/21

Are you familiar with the story of four people who went to the same church?  Their names were, Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. 
Whenever there was a job to do in the church, Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. In the end, Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
That is meant to make you smile.  It also has a way of reminding us that when there is a job to do, we can easily assume that someone else will take care of it.  It shouldn’t surprise you that at EBC we have a need for volunteers.  In that way we are your typical church.  You have likely heard the phrase, “20% of the people are doing 80% of the work.”  That applies across the board to all churches regardless of its size. 
I am thankful for the 20% who serve here on a consistent basis.  I am encouraged by the times when people have jumped in to help.  For example, the ones who made the church picnic happen and others who spent some time on the church gardens.  
God has arranged the parts of this body for the building up of the church.  God has placed each person here for a reason.  When one part suffers, the whole body suffers.  Please consider how you can serve here at EBC.  Respond to the opportunities presented to everybody without assuming somebody else will do it.  
Did you know that we can only offer nursery in second service?  Did you know that all ages from preschool to 5thgrade meet together in one class?  Why?  We don’t have enough volunteers.  My vision for EBC was that we could offer EBC kids in both services.  Yet we struggle to staff one service.  
We need workers for the hospitality team which is a vital ministry of engaging newcomers on Sunday morning.  Are you planning on attending the breakfast and hospitality training at the church on Saturday, September 25?  
Monday night basketball will be starting soon and could use volunteers to give up one or two Mondays a month.  Being a basketball star isn’t required.  Being available to interact with guys from the community who need to see the love of Christ is needed.
There is a need for help with the tech side of things in worship each week.  There will be local outreach events coming up that will ask for your help.  Buildings and grounds require your help.  
You can contact the office or if you know the person in charge of the ministries needing help, then feel free to talk with them.  
We need you!  Not to fill a position, but to make a difference in the church and in the world. 
Blessings, Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Wisdom For the Asking
James 1:5-12

Link to This Sunday Worship Service


Acoustic Jam Night:

The worship ministry is sponsoring an acoustic jam night for all players and lovers of acoustic-based music. If you play an acoustic instrument…any acoustic instrument…then we would love to have you attend. The event will be hosted at the home of Rob and Patsy Tacker on Friday, September 17. Please RSVP by emailing Pastor Dan at

Truck Needed

A plan is in place to remove all the shrubs around the Admin Building and on the corner of the Worship Center at the corner of Washington St and Fairmont St. We need 
pickup truck willing to tow a dump trailer. We will do this Friday, Sept 24 into Sat, Sept 25. 
Email: or call Bill Wixson at: 603-524-8580. Or contact church office.

Hospitality Training

The hospitality team training will be in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, September 25th from 8:30 – 10:00.  Breakfast will be served.

Discovery Class

The next Discovery Class will start Sunday October 3rd at 9:00 downstairs in the fellowship hall.  This is a four week class to learn more about who we are as a church and is required for membership.  Classes will run from October 3rd through October 24th.

Community Group Fall Kickoff

It’s that time of year again! Existing Community Groups resume this month. Please contact your Community Group leader for details concerning your group. If you’re looking to join a group, signups will be held the first two Sundays of October.

CASA Volunteers Needed

CASA is looking for volunteer advocates who make a life-changing difference for abused or neglected children. You can register online for a virtual info session on September 22 that will focus on the need for volunteers in the Lakes Region.  Register at