The Weekly Epistle 9/21/22

Church Family, 
The culmination of our year-long initiative to join the Evangelical Free Church of America is just around the corner! The elders have called a special business meeting for Thursday, September 29, 2022. They will present a threefold motion, including the following three items.

  • That “Living Hope Lakeport” be adopted as our new church name from this point forward, for this body that is currently known as Evangelical Baptist Church (“An Evangelical Free Church” will appear as subtext on some signage and printed communications).
  • That Living Hope Lakeport willingly affiliate with the association known as the Evangelical Free Church of America.”
  • Approve the church’s revised Constitution and By-Laws with a revision date of September 1, 2022, that includes such changes as the new church name, our affiliation with the Evangelical Free Church of America, the EFCA Statement of Faith and a number of grammatical, typographical and formatting revisions.”

Upon the passing of the motion, the leadership will initiate the logistical process for changing our name. We will be presented and accepted into membership with the EFCA at the district conference on October 28, 2022.
                       To learn more about The Together Initiative, click here
                       To learn more about the name change, click here.
I am so excited to enter this new season of life and ministry with you!
Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

The Hope of Love
I Peter 1:22-2:3

Link to This Sunday Worship Service


EBC Kids Volunteer Training Brunch

EBC Kids volunteer training and encouragement brunch will be held Saturday, November 5th, form 10 12 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up at the counter!

Community Group Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for community groups will be available September 25th at the ministry counter. 

Special Business Meeting

There is a special business meeting scheduled for Thursday September 29 @ 7:00 to vote on joining the Evangelical Free Church, the name change, and the constitution and bylaws that reflect our becoming an Evangelical Free Church.

Revised Church Constitution

Pick up a copy of the revised church constitution and bylaws with changes that reflect our becoming an Evangelical Free Church.  They are available at the ministry counter.

Discovery Class  

A four-week discovery class will begin on October 23 at 9:00 AM held in the fellowship hall. This class is for those who want to learn more about who we are as a church.  If you desire to become a member of the church, then this class is required for membership.  

Ushers and Greeters Needed

We are looking for some friendly faces to join the hospitality team as ushers and greeters. This is a great opportunity to serve the body and guests of our church. Please email Susan Lyle at for more information. 

Local Outreach 

Our Local outreach team is hosting a pizza and dodgeball night on 10/15.  This is co-ed for ages 10-up.  This is an opportunity to bring a friend for a fun night and positive exposure to EBC. Further information to follow.


Please join the OWLS on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. for a Good Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing, accompanied by Mary Collins and Rob Tacker, in Fellowship Hall.  If you are among those who cherish the “Golden Oldies,” you’ll enjoy this rousing round of song, followed by a dessert social.