Announcements Plus Devotional Aids
Holy Week Services and Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast coming up. See Announcements below.
Let's Learn a Bible Verse!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV
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- Quote to Ponder Mar 3
- For Meditation Mar 10
- Mini-Bible Lesson #62 Mar 8
- Special Resources
- Collections for Ministries - Update Nov 11
April Newsletter is now online.
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
Get up early Sunday, and join us for our worship service at 7:00 a.m. on April 9th as we celebrate our risen Lord Jesus! There will be lots of singing and praise lifted up to our merciful and powerful Lord.
A free breakfast will be served in the Christian Life Center after the service. (Sunday school classes will not meet.)
Holy Week Services
We invite you to join us for our special services the week before Easter Sunday. On Maundy Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m., we will have a worship service in the sanctuary with Communion. On Good Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m., we will commemorate Jesus' death while assembled in the Ebenezer Church's cemetery. There will be readings from the Passion narratives. Please bring a lawn chair to use.(This service will be in the sanctuary if the weather is bad.)
Assisted Living Information
We have added a link on the links page to Assisted Living in North Carolina. This site provides information about cost, locations, financial aid, etc. on assisted living facilites in North Carolina for senior adults.
Poor Man's Supper/Arts, Crafts Show - Report
Thank you for the very generous donations you gave to our church during this fundraiser. These funds will be set aside to help us with the disaffiliation process for our church from the UMC. We raised over $1400. May God bless you for your help, and guide us as we continue to stand for Christ and his Word.
Ebenezer's Poor Man's Supper is even good for the rich! Have a full plate of pinto beans, cornbread, and all the fixin's for a donation on Saturday, March 25, 4-7:00 p.m. You can also browse through the collections of local artists and crafts people for a unique gift for a friend or for yourself.
We invite our local artists and crafts people to bring in their creations to sale to those who come to eat. You keep your own proceeds, though a donation would be appreciated.
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Quote to Ponder
Good food is medicine; bad food requires medicine.
--Dr. Robert Lustig.
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"The world is a dangerous place. Always has been and will be until it exists no more.
"Read the prophecies of what the eternal life will be like. Heaven will be a place of no danger and perfect peace. The condemned will be in an opposite type of place. The world is middle ground. There is enough joy to be a tiny glimpse of heaven and enough pain to be a glimpse of hell."
--Ted Stark, American Thinker comments section
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Mini-Bible Lesson #62: A Prepared Place
References: John 14:1-3, Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. 8, pp. 698-699
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. –John 14:1-2 NIV
According to Jesus there are many rooms or mansions waiting in heaven for those who accept him as Lord and Savior. There will be a multitude of peoples from all tribes and nations in the new Jerusalem; yet every room is being prepared for one, special person. That person is you—if you believe. What will be in that room? What you need and want. It will be designed by Jesus specifically for you.
"When an honored and loved guest is coming, preparations are made which are designed to meet his tastes and likings. The books that will appeal to him are laid where he can find them; flowers which we remember as his favorites are set about the room. These preparations are not merely general, but are thought out for him. And yonder Jesus Christ is so lovingly making ready for our coming; arranging a place, our place; and that with such an exact remembrance that it cannot fit anybody else. It is your place. And it is waiting for you. We must not fail the Father; leaving him to all eternity with that room designed for us still empty. For God wants all his family to gather home, not one among them missing" (I. B. p. 699).
Contemplating upon this, I realized that even I don’t know what will be in my room. But, I know that God knows exactly what will please me, comfort me, excite me, and make me feel right at home when I get there. Praise his holy name forever. And I will.
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In the slide show above (not seen in the mobile phone version of our website) there are pictures showing some current bulletin boards at Ebenezer put up by the Haas Family, Tasha, Emily, and Abby, and of our new Resource Room.
The picture below is our new Resource Room with books, dvds, videos, and a TV screen (not shown in photo). Individuals are encouraged to take resources home for Bible study or reading; and classes can use the room to show videos related to their studies. We would appreciate donations of books or dvds, especially for young children for this collection.
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Ongoing Collections - Updated - 11/11/22
CCC & TI Food Pantry Collection
Throughout the month of April, we will be collecting single serve, microwaveable or ready-to-eat items for students at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Suggested items: single serve Ramen Noodles, macaroni and cheese, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, cookies, single serve canned meats, etc.
Oakhill Backpack Ministry
We are beginning to collect single serve, easy to microwave or use food items to send home with needy children, such as, fruit cups, mac and cheese, snacks, noodles, etc. The children will receive a backpack of these items to take home on the weekends, and use for themselves and their families. Put the items in the old fellowship hall. We thank you for helping.
Teacher's Closet Collection
We are collecting some items for our local teachers by helping fill up the Teacher's Closet. This ministry provides items for teachers and their students that they cannot obtain through the regular budget.
They include the following: Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap, paper towels, facial tissues, sharpies, dry board markers highlighters, black/blue/red ink pens. colored pencils, glue sticks, composition books and notebook paper (wide and college ruled), crayons, scissors (children's type), index cards, construction paper, pencil sharpeners, sheet protectors, file folders, large and small legal pads, white out, paper clips, staples, pencil pouches, markers, rulers, ring binders, card stock white/assorted, 3 ring note books, large and small pencil top erasers, and post it notes.
(NOTE: they have plenty of regular pencils at this time.)
South Caldwell Christian Ministries - Update 9/29
NOTE: We received a thank you note from SCCM this week thanking us for 49.5 pounds of food for their ministry. We continue to collect until the end of August. Thank you members and friends for your generous support.
We are collecting non-perishable food and clean used clothing in good condition that will be taken to South Caldwell Christian Ministries. You may leave the items at the church on Sundays or during normal office hours (8:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday).
We thank you for helping us to minister to the needs of our community.
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"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5: 16)
Our vision is to let our light shine into the dark world so that the world may come to know The Light, which is Jesus Christ our Lord.