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Encourager for March 31, 2013

Encourager for March 31, 2013

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Volume 22, Number 7 March 31, 2013 www.eastmont.org 
Church-Wide Anniversary Fellowship
 April 7, at 6:15 p.m. Johnny Harris 10 yearsGayla Reaves 15 yearsGinger Andrew 20 yearsCheryl Wells 25 years Jayne Love 35 years
An opportunity will be given towrite appreciation cards or youmay bring your own.
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Sunday, March 31Bring fresh flowers to put on our Easter Cross aswe celebrate Christ’s amazing love for us! We willrelease butterflies by the cross during Sunday Schoolat 9:40. Also, don’t forget to bring your Annie Arm-strong Easter Offering to help missionaries in NorthAmerica tell people about Jesus.
GAs and RAs in April
Wednesdays at 6:30PM boys and girls in grades 1-6are invited to join us in April as we learn aboutmissions at the TOP of the world in Nepal, home of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on earth! Ascavenger hunt, a mini obstacle course and tastingvegetable pulao are just a few of the fun activities youwill enjoy!
TeamKID is back April 7!
Grades 1-6April 7 we will learn how to be a good leader andinfluence others to do the right thing! Join us forgames, door prizes, snacks, music and more!
April 7 and April 14 there will be a form in Sunday’sbulletin where you can volunteer to help with thisyear’s VBS which is June 17-21!! Be a part of one of our church’s largest outreach events of the year!!
Wednesday, April 10 6:30PMIn the Fellowship HallCome see the amazing skills our children havelearned with their Bibles!
If you missed the deadline to register for camp it’s nottoo late…..Pick up a camp registration form at theWelcome Centers on the Children’s Halls and turn inyour form and fee as soon as possible!
 GAs in Grades 3-6 participated in a special ministryproject at Project Hope this past Saturday. About 30girls and parents helped sort through clothes, shoesand books, and also made ministry bags that can beused in the ministry there. This is real missionsin ACTION! Way to go, girls!!
Casual dress, but not casual worship. That is what Iam telling those I invite to church at Eastmont. Ivebeen going door to door in our church neighborhood andinviting people to be here at Eastmont. Here is whatIve noticed, almost all the men I invite dont own a suit. Those who do own one tell me, I can’t wear itanymore, I think it shrunk.” So I tell them that most of our men don’t wear ties. We believe in casual dress, butnot casual worship. I also mention there is sloppycasual and nice casual. The latter works best for most of Eastmont. By the way I counted four of those neighborsthere at the Easter drama.Easter Sunday’s worship service will includewonderful songs of praise, baptism of four newconverts, children’s message, a generous offering toGod, prayer of confession and revival, and encouragingfellowship. My sermon will include the resurrection,but will mostly focus on our mission to the world aroundus. While all scripture is essential, this message isspecifically needed. Satan has already put obstacles inmy way to prevent me from preaching it, so I desireyour interceding prayer. The scripture passage isColossians 4:2-6.All people matter to God. That is why we do notexclude anyone from attending here. We just open ourdoors and whoever shows up is welcome. They come inall shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. We welcome: thelong hair, gray hair, and the no hair. The bifocals andthe contacts, the tattoos, and wrinkles. The startingstudent and the retired learner. I delight in the diversityof it all.I remind you this is God’s church, not ours. Jesussaid, “I will build my church.” It belongs to Him.Humanly speaking, he has left running it up to us. Noneof us is as smart as all of us. That is why we havedeacons, ministry teams, and committees. No oneperson can do it all or should do it all. We honor Godbest when all share in the work. I work 50+hours eachweek, but that is a drop in the bucket compared to whatyou do. I am not a dictator, nor micromanager. Whenyou get great players on the team you let them use theirtalent. I pray earnestly for you and I ask God to directme as your shepherd. My ministry is to lead, feed,guard and guide. More than ever I encourage you tostay the course of doing your ministry. The Haitianshave a saying,
“Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li”
It meanslittle by little the bird builds his nest.Parking will be tough on Easter, if your healthpermits, leave the parking spaces nearest the church forthose who have difficulty walking long distancesIll see you resurrection Sunday,
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Focus on Sunday nights in April
at 5:00 in the Timeout RoomStudying
Share Jesus Without Fear”
Timeout on Wednesday nights
 The youth worship service begins at 6:30 p.m.Prayer time begins at 6:15 p.m.
2013 Dinner/Auction for Student Missions
 will be April 20. Tickets are on sale for $10. Thisincludes a delicious dinner and exciting auction.
Six Flags Trip
May 28
End of Summer Mission Trip
- July 20-21with Renovation Ministries
Senior Adult Choir
  Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Montgomery Singing Men Concert
 April 12, at 6:30 p.m.in the Eastmont Fellowship HallA reunion concert of Montgomery Area Ministersof Music who sang in this group over the years.
6th Annual Open Car Show
 April 6, 2013; 8:00 a.m. - 12 noonSeveral car clubs are scheduled to display cars:Corvette Club, Model A Club, & the Mustang Club.
 There will be a 1977 Corvette for sale with theproceeds helping offset construction costs forEastmont’s mission team to Romania
. If you knowanyone who has a car to show, please invite themto come out. If you would like to volunteer to helpon Saturday from 8-noon, please call Billy Dickeyat 277-6300.
Informational Missions Meeting
If you were unable to attend the missions meetingon March 24 and would like an update on Missionsopportunities for the remainder of 2013 andprojected opportunities for 2014, please see BillyDickey. The Romania Mission Trip is full, but canadd you to a standby list, must already have apassport.
 Your Opinion Counts
 We are conducting an Eastmont MembershipSurvey and want your input and opinions. The survey is available on the web atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/Eastmont2013andpaper versions located throughout the church.Please complete either the online or paper versionby April 30th.
 Friday, April 5 5:30-10:30PMIn the Fellowship HallCall Marti Richardson (277-4439) if you plan tocome and bring a dish to share for potluck!
Sympathy to…
Charles Broadway
& family in the loss of hissister, Helen Taylor on 3/13.
Brenda Rambo
& family in the loss of her aunt,Ruby Lee Keith, on 3/16.
Mary Nichols
& family in the loss of her son,Willie Dan Shirah, on 3/16.
David Newcomb
& family in the loss of hismother, Peggy Gunby, on 3/17.
 Judy Atcheson, James Williams
& family inthe loss of their brother, John Williams, on 3/19.
Fay Donaldson
& family in the loss of herbrother, Randall Taylor.
Spring Tablescapes
 Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.in the Fellowship Hall Tickets are $5 each and table registration will beavailable in the connecting hallway betweenworship services. Come and experience thepresence of God with the women of Eastmont.
Church Benevolence Committee
 Our church benevolence committee aids our ownmembers when they have a financial need oremergency. We have had a number of requests forassistance over the past couple of years whiledesignated offerings have declined. As of today,we have zero funds for this account. If you feelled to contribute, you may check other and write inChurch Benevolence Ministry on your offeringenvelope. Thank you for prayerful consideration inaiding this ministry.

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