Pastor’s Paragraphs: May 19, 2017

Dr. Rick Marshall
Once again this Sunday we come to the special recognition of our High School Graduates.  This is always a special moment for me as Pastor of these fine young people, most of whom I have known since their birth.  It has been our privilege as a church to share with their parents in their spiritual journey.  This is indeed a special moment in their lives as they begin the next chapter of their lives.  It is our prayer that they will make good choices and responsible decisions in their future.  We congratulate them on their accomplishments.  They will be missed by their families and church as they move on to the path ahead.  I hope you will take a moment to visit with them personally and to see their display tables at the reception time on Sunday evening following the worship service.

It will be my privilege to bring a message to these students, as well as our church family Sunday morning, about the challenges we face in life from a Christian perspective.  It is their generation who will be the ones to make a difference in our world in the years to come.  Let us pray that they will take the things they have learned with them into their homes, further education and world in which they will live.

I am pleased to announce gifts to the Eastern Hills Baptist Foundation which have been received recently.  These include some given in memory, some from birthday celebrations and another special gift from the remainder of annuity.  Others have made provisions through life insurance or personal wills which one day will provide for God’s work until Jesus comes.  As of this week, the foundation will be valued in excess of $90,000.  For that we are grateful.  I share this information with you as a reminder that each of us has an opportunity to make provisions for God’s work after we are gone.  I urge you to talk with your family and contact the church office or the Baptist Foundation of Alabama if you would like more information on how you can make provisions to share in God’s work through a legacy gift.  Remember, you can choose how you want the proceeds to be used.

Dr. Rick Marshall About Dr. Rick Marshall

Bro. Rick officially became the seventh Pastor of Eastern Hills Baptist Church on July 3 of 1994. He enjoys playing golf and all outdoor sports. Among his favorites are the book The Greatest Generation and the movie The Passion of the Christ. Bro. Rick’s favorite Bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, Philippians 4:13.