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Notes from Mark

So far in VBS we are averaging 150 in attendance with workers and children. The spirit has been tremendous and thank you for your prayers and support. We treasure your prayers as we complete the week. Thursday morning will be our decision service for the 2nd -6th grade. Remember Thursday night is Family Night at 7 PM. This is a great opportunity for our church family to meet the families of the children attending VBS and share with them the…

Continue to Pray

What a blessing it was to be at EBC this past Sunday! The excitement of our prospective associate pastor Roger Howell being with us was great and then Ray and Tanner coming forward to make public their decisions to follow Christ and follow through with baptism! I believe there are few things more exciting than seeing God work in people’s lives, knowing that there have been years of prayer, acts of love and kindness involved. Knowing that God is faithful…

Sunday Breakfast

Before I came as Pastor of Emmanuel, over 9 years ago, Emmanuel started having a fellowship breakfast before Sunday School. I have enjoyed these breakfasts over the years and I believe they help with our Sunday School attendance. I understand that the Sunday Breakfast started out as a donut, coffee and juice kind of event, however, it soon grew into a big breakfast with big preparation, big cost, and big clean up. Last Sunday, I was notified that one group…

Pre-Teen Camp 2016

Last week God blessed us at Pre-Teen Camp. We had 53 children and 8 sponsors. 26 of the children are not involved in our church life whether that is Sunday School, Worship or Wednesdays. That is amazing. We had 20 children make some sort of decision at camp, which is 38% of attending children. Again that is amazing! Of those 20, 14 were professions of faith or 70% of those making a decision. Put another way 26% of the children…