The Messenger - Eastern Hills Baptist Church

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The Messenger - Eastern Hills Baptist Church
Pastor’s Paragraphs
We thank the Lord for
an outstanding experience this past weekend
in our church. What a
blessing came to us
through the ministry of
Siran Stacy and the
work of our Men’s Ministry. Join me in expressing appreciation to
Larry Kennedy, Randy Martin and so many
others who worked for months to prepare
us for what we experienced.
You may recall the special study on
prayer which was held on Sunday evenings
in January and February. It was part of a
growing awareness of the urgency of
prayer in every aspect of our church and individual lives. During the past year our
Prayer Committee has been seeking the
Lord’s direction for us. We have become
more aware of the value of corporate
prayer. Along with me, they have looked
toward the coming Sunday evening as a
special season of prayer for our church in
the weeks leading up to Easter and for
reaching people with the Gospel.
If we take the words of Ephesians 6:18
seriously, the only response a believer can
have is, “I must pray, pray, pray….whatever
else I may do, I must pray.” Sadly, many
believers do most of the other things of the
Christian life better than faithfulness in
praying. We must remember prayer is
God’s appointed way of doing business
with Him and for obtaining the most precious promises He has to offer for our lives.
Jesus said, “You have not because you ask
not.”
Therefore, I urge each of you to make
an effort to join us this Sunday evening
at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a special
prayer meeting. No church and no individual is more in tune with God than the quality of their prayer life. I want you to come
burdened for the lost, those who have
dropped out of fellowship with the Lord and
for God to continue to pour out His Spirit
upon our church in the months to come.
This past weekend is just a preview of what
God could do among us if His will is sought
in prayer. If we take time to listen to our
conversations, it becomes obvious it is
mercy that we need and grace that we
must have. Prayer is the vehicle God
chooses to make special deliveries into our
hearts. Don’t miss Sunday evening!
L. Rick Marshall
IN THE PULPIT
A.M. “Why You Need To Pray”
Ephesians 6:18
P.M. Church-wide Prayer Service
Vol. 59 No. 10 / Friday, March 13, 2015
www.EHBConline.com
EHBC, Montgomery, AL
MUSIC NOTES
YOUTH CHOIR
Sunday, March 15 • 3:00 Breakouts
Group Rehearsal 4:45 pm
Youth Choir SPRING RETREAT is coming
soon! Sunday, April 12. This will be an all
afternoon retreat which will begin immediately
following the 10:45 am service. Youth Choir
sings at the Church Picnic, Sunday, April 26.
CHILDREN’S CHOIRS
REMINDER: NO children’s choirs or
missions Wednesday, March 25
(spring break holiday)
Children’s Honor Choir & Alumni will sing
in 10:45 am worship on Sunday, March 15.
Meet in the Sanctuary at 9:20 am to rehearse
together. Song-“I Am His Lamb”
Older Preschool (Mrs. Sandy’s choir) & 1st
Grade Choir (Mrs. Linda’s choir) will sing
in evening worship, Sunday, April 12,
at 6:00 pm.
2nd-3rd Grade Choir will sing in 10:45
morning worship, Sunday, April 19.
1st -6th Grade Choirs will sing at the Church
Picnic, Sunday, April 26.
Wednesday, May 13 will be our annual end of
the year Choir Party and AWARDS Night.
Parties will be at 5:45 in their choir
classrooms, then family and friends will join
us for the Awards Program, 6:45-7:15.
Children’s News
Spring Break Camp
at Camp Chandler
Friday-Monday, March 20-23
Age: Grades 1-6 • Cost: $80.00/student
Money is due by Monday, March 16.
After the 16th the cost will be
$95.00/student. Parents please sign
your child/children up in Sunday
School or call the church office.
Up-coming Events
SENIOR ACTIVITIES
Celebration Singers Rehearsal
March 26 • 9:30 am
Breakfast Bunch
Chappy’s Deli • March 30
8:00 am
The March edition of “The Encourager”
is available in the Sunday School Classes
and the kiosks.
WHY choose MIX Camp for your Summer Camp?
Meaningful Worship! Small Group Devotions! Recreation Tracks!
Lasting Friendships! A Safe Environment!
Mix Camp is for students in 3rd grade through 10th grade.
Register by May 1 for $285 after May 1 for $295
3rd - 6th grade $100 Scholarship available to the first 10 Perfect
Attendance Students that pay the $80 registration fee. (These
students must have & maintain Perfect Attendance through this
choir year. Perfect attendance-missed 2 or less rehearsals
or performances.) Also there are 4 $100 scholarships available
to 7th -10th grade.
Bring your $80 deposit and register with Joy in the church
music office.
Learn more at: MixMusicCamp.org
EASTER FLOWER S
If you wish to place an Easter Flower in the Sanctuary in memory or in honor of
someone, please complete the form located in the pew rack and place it in the
offering plate or bring it to the church office. There are only 75 Hydrangeas
available. Please include payment of $15.00 and reserve your flowers today.
Order deadline, Sunday, March 22.
Given By ________________________________________________________________
In Memory Of ____________________________________________________________
In Honor Of ______________________________________________________________
PARKING
Please park only in designated
(marked) parking spaces. The only
curb parking available is on the
streets where there is no yellow curb.
We have plenty of parking available
and we offer golf cart transportation
from your car to the building.
Please help us with this issue.
It is causing cars to be blocked in
and blocking emergency access
to our buildings.
STUDENT WORK
ASSIST PROGRAM
Do you have work that needs
to be done around your house?
We have students in a work assist
program that can perform work for you.
They do the work and in turn, you can
help financially support them on Choir
Tour or Student Life trips this summer.
Please contact Melissa or Mark
if you would like to take advantage
of this program.
The Hospice Pantry needs your help
to replenish our inventory. Our pantry
gives help and hope to those with a
terminal illness. Love offerings are
what run the pantry, so if you would
like to be a blessing to someone in
need, please give to support this
very important ministry.
BOOK CLUB
April 2nd
“Miracle at the
Higher Grounds Café”
Two identical trainings for ALL VBS Volunteers
Choose the one that best fits YOUR schedule!
TRAINING ONE
March 17, 2015 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Taylor Road Baptist Church
1685 Taylor Road • Montgomery AL 36117
TRAINING TWO
April 16, 2015 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Eastern Hills Baptist Church
3604 Pleasant Ridge Road • Montgomery, AL 36109
by Max Lucado with
Candace Lee & Eric Newman
Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month
in Room 144 at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by
the Women’s Ministry. All are Welcome!
We gratefully acknowledge gifts
to the church in memory of:
Ester Handey
Given by: Al & Aimee Steineker
Steve & Susan Reynolds
Ken & Pam Freeman
Sheron Poole
Robert & Robbie Barnes
Turner Insurance Co/
Paul B. Scott
Bill & Jane Harper
Adams/Beaird Sunday
School Class
Jim Mullican
Given by: Louise Melton
Gene Haynes
David Best
Raymond Bryan
Given by: Don & Pat Walker
Judi Lackey
Given by: Harry & Jane Brash
Bill Poole
Given by: Ken & Pam Freeman
Betty Hutchinson
Gene Wells
Given by: Robert & Robbie Barnes
Bill & Jane Harper
THANK YOU!
This year’s Wild Game Dinner was a
huge success. This evangelistic event
was made possible with the help and
support from our outstanding staff and
wonderful church members. Reaching
souls is a responsibility of all Christians,
and you helped in this regard when two
young souls walked to the front of the stage
to learn more about our Lord and Savior.
Thank you for your support and for the
hard work so many provided to ensure
this event was a success.
God Bless, Larry Kennedy
Eastern Hills Baptist Church
ON MISSION
Mission Nashville
Please be in prayer for our EHBC Acteens as
they prepare to work with The Next Door
ministry in Nashville, Tennessee on March
27-29, 2015. Acteens will be working with
children who call the Freedom Recovery
Community home. This community is
designed to help reunite women who have
been in prison with their children. They will
also demonstrate God’s love by serving and
ministering to the women who live in the
transitional housing of The Next Door. TND
serves as the next step for many women
leaving prison in Tennessee. We are most
grateful for the prayers and
support of our church family as we serve.
TEAM MEMBERS ARE:
Megan Bice, Chandler Clark, Anna
Gardner, Sarah Golden, Courtney Maxwell,
Lindsey McDaniel, Katherine Myrick, Megan
Myrick, Brooke Noah, Taylor Noah, Tori
Smith, Barrie Sullivan, Gracie
Sullivan, Sarah Walker, Aubrie Wells
CHAPERONES:
Candace McIntosh, Jennifer Noah,
Isabella Robles
W E D N E S D AY N I G H T M E N U
March 18, 2015
Family Night Meal 4:45 p.m.
Baked Chicken
Rice
Green Beans
Pineapple Casserole
Side Salad
Apple Pie
Drink
The Messenger (USPS No. 591-420) is published weekly by Eastern Hills Baptist Church.
Rev. Ricky Solar, Editor. Periodicals postage paid at Montgomery Alabama.
Postmaster: Send address changes to:
The Messenger, 3604 Pleasant Ridge Road, Montgomery Alabama 36109
CHILDREN’S MENU
Beef Hot Dog, Chips, Tropical Fruit, Drink
SOUP/SALAD BAR
Baked Potato Soup
Please note that you must CALL THE CHURCH
OFFICE BY12:00 pm ON MONDAY
to make or change your reservation.
NO SHOWS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY
FA M I LY
CONGRATULATIONS
To Barbara Hayes on the birth of a daughter,
Lilianna Grace Hayes, born March 8, 2015.
A Thank You Card to the church was received
from Carl, Vania, James, Alexis and Destiny
MacCarthy.
STAFF ANNIVERSARY
CONGRATULATIONS
to Stacy Royal who completes
14 years as Daycare Director on March 14.
MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
Tuesdays at 6:45 am • All men are invited!
MEN’S
BIBLE STUDY
MONDAY’S • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 150
THIS SUNDAY
Counting Committee
Jim Gouge, Hardy Kirk
Deacon Offering Chairman
8:15 am – James Owens
10:45 am – Norman Arnold
Deacons of the Week
March 15 – Steven McDaniel, Robert King
Security Team
3/15 & 3/18 – Ray & Jeff Nobles
Golf Cart Drivers
Sam Brabham, Danny Daniel, Brook Ledyard
Wednesday Night Servers
Lillian Antes, Faye Spivey, Helen Lankford,
Mary Claire Sellers, John & Mirenda Tatum
EXTENDED SESSION WORKERS
MARCH 15
Captain: Rhonda McDuffee
Please be in place by 8:00 am.
8:15 Bed Babies: Jerry & Lynn Young
Toddlers/Creepers: Mike & Rhonda McDuffee
TOUCH Outreach
1st Touch boxes delivered: 3
Caring Touch Requests: 6
Guests on Campus: 8
Please be in place by 10:30 am.
10:45 Bed Babies: Joel & Kelley Winsett
Toddlers/Creepers:
2’s: Jeff & Morgan Hilliard
3’s: Trey & Lynn Higbe
4’s: Derek & Michelle Robertson
ON THE GROW
Bible Study Attendance for
March 8, 2015
Att.
G.O.
8
Preschool & Teachers
36
Children & Teachers
41
Youth & Teachers
63
Adults
459
Spanish Ministry
12
Total
619
BUDGET REPORT
Year to Date
Budget Requirements
Budget Receipts
UNDER BUDGET
$365,734.00
346,300.33
19,433.67
Weekly Budget Report
March 8, 2015
Budget Requirements
Budget Receipts
OVER BUDGET
Designated
Continue the Dream
Designated
$36,573.40
39,333.50
2,760.10
$2,890.00
3,000.50

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