Pastor’s Paragraphs: Friday, May 13, 2016

Dr. Rick MarshallWhat a joy it will be to recognize our high school graduates this coming Sunday morning. This is a most significant moment in their lives and for their families. From here many will go on to further education or training. They have been given good training at home and church. Each student will become more and more responsible for the decisions of their lives beyond this time. We are proud of each one of them and what they have meant to the student ministry of our church. You will want to speak with them individually as well as visit their displays following the evening service in the Reception Room.

Every year we are blessed with a number of graduates and other students involved in various Summer Missions projects. In the service on Sunday evening we will be calling attention to their work and recognizing as many as can attend that service. Some will have already left for their assignments. Please lift these students in prayer both now and throughout the summer. A list from the service Sunday evening will be available next week in our publications.

We were pleased with the response to the recent service calling attention to sharing in the work of Christ after we are passed from this life. Further requests for information continue to be received. If you have not turned in a request card or are interested in attending a lunch where more information is shared, please feel free to contact us. Also, if you have misplaced your brochure about a Kingdom Legacy gift, you may get one any Wednesday or Sunday. Let me say this is not about raising funds for a foundation for the church, but rather, providing means to fund the Lord’s work until Jesus returns. The EHBC Foundation is simply a vehicle whereby your wishes and the leadership of the Holy Spirit can be accomplished.

Friday evening is a family fun night in the gym. Some families have asked for a night to bring the family for informal activities and games. We want to find the level of interest and provide opportunities which fit our church family. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Laura Smith. There is no child care provided for this event.