The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme this year is “Every Church. Every Nation.” Your prayers and gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are a tremendous support and blessing in getting His message out to the nations. At EBC our goal is $5000. Our offering will be taken during the month of December.
We would like to thank Benson and Jayci White for lighting our 1st Advent candle. The 1st candle represents HOPE.
Isaiah 9:2, 6–7:
“The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned. […]
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.” (NIV)
The Camels are here! The sets are completed and decorated! Everyone is ready to minister to our community. Come out an join our live Nativity at EBC.
A great lunch and time of fellowship! We would like to thank the Dickerson family for all the hard work preparing lunch for everyone. A great time was had by all who attended.
Today was a special day at EBC, Brother Mike was ordained as a Deacon! A special ordination service was officiated by Pastor Hal and all of the Deacons participated by “The Laying on of Hands”. Mike already does so much for everyone at EBC, and now we are thankful to see him serving as a Deacon.
It has been a long year since the fateful Sunday in 2017 that rocked Edgewood to its core. This has been a hard year, but God has been faithful. It has been discouraging, but God in His faithfulness has sent encouragement regularly. Sometimes encouragement has been in a big way and at other times it has been in tiny slivers and light whispers. If we are all honest, there are times when we still hurt, grieve and become angry. We have felt abused, battered, and broken. At times weariness is so heavy we wonder if we can continue. It seems we take one step forward and two backward. However, through all of this we have had the assurance our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is still holding us in the palm of His protective hand, a hand in which we can never be torn from no matter how violent and destructive the raging storm becomes. Most of us have been through something akin to this before, so we probably figured by this time we would have started a mighty come back. However, for whatever reason, the comeback has been slow and painful and at times it appears we are still losing ground. Sometimes it seems we are stagnated. All of these feelings and emotions are natural when going through the grieving process. However, we MUST move on – for to remain where we are will surely mean death to Edgewood Baptist Church.
Daniel 10 describes spiritual warfare. Daniel prayed and God dispensed the answer immediately. The answer did not arrive for three weeks because it was waylaid by demons seeking to discourage and destroy Daniel. However, the breakthrough came when God sent the Archangel Michael to help fight the enemy and the answer was delivered. The angel told Daniel to not be afraid.
Pastor Hal using his God given artistic abilities to demonstrate the conversion of Saul to Paul during the morning worship service.
The WMU is collecting old T-shirts, preferably colored, to make jump ropes for the Operation Christmas Child boxes. If you have some used T-shirts you would like to donate for the project, please place them in the basket in the Foyer.
We are collecting the following items to support Operation Christmas Child:
Coloring Books, Stickers, Balls, Small Blankets, Small Pencil Cases, Pencil Sharpeners, and Clothing (12-16).