2018 Easter @ EBC

How is your spring going? Spring is a great season for God to bring spiritual renewal and fresh hope to our lives! Why is spring so significant? During the spring season, we celebrate the greatest event in our Christian faith: the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Because Jesus lives we can face tomorrow with hope and spend forever in heaven with Him one day.

What’s Happening on Easter Sunday?

Easter Sunday is coming and it’s going to be exciting! We are having two Sunday morning worship services on April 1st: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.! (There will be no Sunday school or evening service on this day.)

– Here’s a few things we can do together to help make Easter great:

Worship with your EBC family!
Be sure to worship at EBC this Easter. You can have the family dinner at your house and invite and bring your family with you on Easter Sunday.

Invite and bring people to church!
Invite and bring guests with you on Easter! People are more open to come to church on Easter Sunday than any other time of the year. Let’s do our best to spread the word and bring them to EBC!

Pray—Pray–Pray!
Pray that your heart will be open to follow Jesus in a more devoted way! Pray that guests will worship with us during both services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and that we give them a warm welcome! And pray specifically that many people will respond to the Gospel message and be saved, baptized, and begin worshipping with us on a regular basis!

Give your Easter offering!
Each year we have the opportunity to give above our tithes and offerings, to help grow a specific ministry of the church. Our Easter offering will go towards the EBC lighting project! We desperately need better lighting around the outside of our buildings! Our regular lights need to be fixed and upgraded also! Better lighting will make our church family safer especially during our Wednesday Awana and adult ministries! Your Easter envelope is enclosed! You can also give your offering online at ebclife.org!

Be courteous and friendly!
Help make Easter great by participating in Operation Move-up! Help us provide the best seating for guests by keeping the back row of seats open and simply moving up one row. Let’s be ready to help others find a seat if necessary. You can also park in the grass, or at the back of the parking lot to help save the best spots for our guests.

What’s happening next at EBC?

Spring Break Wednesday Ministry!
Next Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. you and your family are invited to come and join us for a laid-back time of praise, prayer, and Bible study. We will not have Awana kid’s ministry on this night. So, let’s gather together, in the auditorium and celebrate what God did on Easter and grow together in God’s Word.

New Sunday Morning Sermon Series, “Lifesavers”!
On Sunday, April 8th, at 11:00 a.m. we begin a new sermon series at EBC called “Lifesavers” from the book of James! Got challenges in your life and family? Going through any trials relationally, financially, or physically? In the new series Lifesavers, we will learn great principles that will help us power through each day as we face life’s toughest challenges! So, be sure to be here on April 8th and bring someone with you who needs some lifesavers!

Closing Easter Challenge!
Most of all let’s expect God to work in a wonderful way! Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God can do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, by His power that is working in us! So…let’s think big! Expect God to work in your life and in the life of your family! Maybe that family member or friend or neighbor you invited will come to church with you on Easter! It’s possible! You do your part and God will do His! God can also use you to bless someone else on Easter Sunday! Let’s extend a warm welcome to our guests, and church family, and purpose to share the love of Jesus and God will use us to impact the lives of others!

Looking forward to seeing you and your family on Easter!

Pastor Mike Signature