Friday, May 25, 2012

SUNDAY at E-Free - the Highlight of the Holiday Weekend!

Sunday is always a special day here at Gaylord E-Free church and Memorial Day Weekend will be no different.  This Sunday we will continue our 3-week series that we are calling “Lean On Me” which is a study on the life of Barnabas (meaning “Son of Encouragement”).  Through this series we are learning how to become more effective encouragers.

Last Sunday we saw three aspects of what encouragement looks like.  We also saw last Sunday the first characteristic of the nature of an encourager with is GOODNESS.  According to Acts 11, Barnabas was a "good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith."  This Sunday we will see the GRACE of an encourager; the GOAL of an encourager; and the GLORY of an encourager.

In each bulletin Sunday there will be a “Lean on Me” note card in which we will encourage each person to prayerfully ask God to lay someone on their heart who needs encouragement and to use this note card to write them a note of encouragement and mail it or give it this week to the person that God laid on their heart.  Imagine how powerful it could be to have hundreds of E-Free people writing and sending an encouragement card this week.

Along with the message, in the Contemporary service this Sunday we will be led in worship by Samantha Dunn and our Worship Team with songs of worship and encouragement such as Nothing Is Impossible; Waiting Here For You; Just To Be With You; Our God and Give Me Faith.

In our Classic service I will be leading the singing (which I always enjoy!) and which will include wonderful patriotic and other more traditional songs like America the Beautiful; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Great Is The Lord; and Spirit of the Living God.  The Classic service will also include special music; Scripture reading; and a praise and prayer time.

We will be showing a very moving video regarding Memorial Day in both services as well.  After the message there will also be a video promo from the Courageous movie to promote the Resolution Sunday that is scheduled for Father’s Day, June 17.

As you can see, Sunday at E-Free will in fact be the best part of Memorial Day Weekend here in Gaylord, Michigan. Both the Classic and Contemporary services begin at 9:30am.  Be sure to make worship at Gaylord E-Free a part of your holiday weekend!

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