This Sunday is without question one of the greatest Sundays of the year here at E-Free. It is the Sunday before Thanksgiving which makes it Ingathering Sunday! Below is a partial list of all that you can look forward to this Sunday:
· We will have our regular schedule of services. Our Classic Service will begin at 9:00 in the Chapel and our Contemporary Services will begin at 9:00 and 10:30 in the Gospel Center.
· There will be vibrant and genuine worship in all of our services. I will have the privilege of leading the worship in the Classic Service this Sunday.
· There will be baptisms taking place in both of our Contemporary Services.
· There will be a humorous original skit written by Melody Kemp in both Contemporary Services illustrating that only God has the power to create human life.
· I will be continuing our series through Psalm 139 called, “How Great is Our God.” This Sunday we will be looking at the omnipotence of God seen in the formation of our bodies inside our mother’s wombs.
· Lord willing, we will be dedicating 500 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child that will be going to children all over the world this Christmas.
· This is the one Sunday each year that we pass the plates twice. The first offering is our regular offering to pay our weekly ministry bills. At the end of the service we will then take our special Ingathering Offering that this year is going toward our much needed nursery expansion project. Please remember that $150,000 in matching monies has been made available resulting in the fact that for every $2 you give or pledge toward this project, another $1 is added. In other words, your gift increases in value by 50% up to $150,000. If we receive $300,000 in gifts and pledges by December 31, 2013 (with pledges being fulfilled by April 1, 2014), we will receive all of the $150,000 in matching monies and will be able to break ground this spring.
· After our second service we will all move down to the gymnasium and youth room to enjoy a full Thanksgiving Dinner together as a church family!
And this is just a partial list! As you can see, it is going to be a great Sunday at E-Free this week! If you can't be with us in person, you can listen in northern Michigan to our 9am Contemporary Service live on The Eagle 101.5 FM. The Eagle will also be live streaming their radio broadcast at www.radioeaglesports.com