Coming Up at Ebenezer
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New Pastor Speaks on Sunday
Our new Pastor, Alan Gaylord, will bring us his first sermon on Sunday, July 12th at 9:00 a.m. at our drive-in service. Please park facing the front of the sanctuary. You may listen on the radio at 98.5 FM or bring a lawn chair and sit near your vehicle. Please come out and support our new pastor as he begins his service at Ebenezer UMC.
July Newsletter is now online.
Bood Drive Coming July 13th
We will have our summer blood drive for the American Red Cross on Monday, July 13th from 2:30 p. m. to 7:00 p.m. Packaged snacks and drinks will be provided for the participants. You may schedule an appointment online at RedCrossBlood.org. Enter Ebenezer UMC. You can also go online to RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day or your appointment.
Trusting in God - Psalm 13
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide Your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eryes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, for ye has been good to me.
Drive-In Services Continue
Our guest speaker for Sunday, July 5th is Roy Hamby. We hope you will come and worship with us, and support Roy as he brings the message to us.
UPDATE: We now have an FM transmitter. You should be able to listen to the service on your car radio. Tune in to 98.5 FM, and keep your air conditioning running with the windows up if you want to.
We will continue to have drive-in worship services only until further notice. The service begins at 9:00 a.m. You may bring a lawn chair and sit outside of your vehicles. Umbrellas or hats (and sunscreen lotion) are recommended for shade, because the days are getting warmer.
Finding Hope Ministries Update
Nathan Merrill has sent us a link to a video about what they are doing during the COVID-19 quarantine in Romania. He has also sent a written report and thank you for our continued prayers and support.
Drive-In Service, May 31st, 9 AM
We invite you to our third drive-in worship service on Sunday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. Please park your car facing the front of the sanctuary, and roll down your windows to listen in while we worship and praise our God. One person used an umbrella to give her shade on the sunny side of the car. Some people have suggested bringing lawn chairs and sitting outside their vehicles. Go for it if you want to!
We had a good turnout for our first Drive-In Worship service on May 17th, and even more people on the 24th for the second service. Thanks for participating. Let us pray that we will be allowed to worship together in the church in the near future.
Finding Hope Ministries' Update
We have another update from Nathan Merrill for Finding Hope Ministries. Access the newsletter for February 2020 here.
We have received an update from Nathan Merrill's Finding Hope Ministies in Romania. They are doing a great deal of good through their children's homes. Please read their November 2019 newsletter and pray about how you can support their ministries.
On Thursday, NOT IN JUNE, 6:00 a.m. 'til gone!, Ebenezer's famous ham biscuits will be served up again, along with livermush, sausage, bologna, egg, and jelly ones, and gravy and biscuits. You can also stop by and eat-in. Please order early on Thursday or pre-order on Wednesday for deliveries. We deliver orders of 10 or more in the surrounding area, which includes Lenoir, Granite Falls, Hudson, and Hickory. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to get them while they're hot.
Prices vary from $1.50-2.50. Call: Ebenezer's church office at 396-2214 (Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.). Ebenezer's Rainbow Sunday School Class is now in charge of this fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the ART (Area Response Team) Fund, and the money will be used to help people in need in the area.
"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.