Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tomorrow morning, November 23, will be our annual Ingathering Sunday here at Gaylord E-Free Church. This is a special Sunday here at E-Free. Please find below all of the details:
We will have all three worship services as usual including our 9am Classic Service in the Chapel and our 9am and 10:30am Contemporary Services in the Gospel Center Auditorium. There will be nursery and our children's ministries for all three of our services but there will be no Adult Equip-U Classes this Sunday.
We will be welcoming new members into our church family in all three of our worship services as well as dedicating hundreds and hundreds of Operation Christmas Child Boxes. I will be leading the worship in our Classic Service which will also include Angela Wideman providing special music and Pastor Jim leading in a pastoral prayer time. In our 10:30 service only, we will be seeing several people following the Lord in water baptism.
Along with our regular offering, we will be taking a special Ingathering Offering in all three of our worship services. It is our tradition that we do this on Ingathering Sunday which goes toward a major project or ministry. This year's Ingathering Offering will go towards paying off the remainder of what is owed on our recent nursery renovation and expansion.
The message in each of the three services will be the conclusion of our "Keep Calm and Journey On" series as we wrap our this series in which we have been reminded of our purpose as followers of Jesus on this journey called life! This Sunday's message, entitled "The Journey Continues" will focus on the influence of Joshua seen in Joshua 23-24 and the need for confidence, courage and commitment as we "Keep Calm and Journey On!" As part of this message we will be reflecting on all that God has done in and through E-Free Church over the past year!
Following the final service of the morning, we will all move down to the gymnasium end of our facility where we will be enjoying a full Thanksgiving Dinner together as a church family. This dinner is free and everyone is invited to stay and enjoy this time of food and fellowship as we wrap up a great Ingathering morning.
As always, all of our media ministry will also be operating Sunday. Our 9am Contemporary Service will be aired live on The Eagle 101.5FM. There will also be our video livestream of the 9am Contemporary Service on the web. At 11am on Sunday we will once again be broadcasting our "Folks Listen" radio show on The Promise FM featuring part 2 of the message, "Timeless Truths for a New Generation" which I preached here at E-Free last spring.
It is going to a great Ingathering Sunday at Gaylord E-Free this Sunday! Be sure to join us either in person, on the radio, or through our live stream!