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Friday, October 11, 2013

E-Note from Pastor Andy 10-11-13

October 11, 2013

Dear Eastridge family,

On Sunday October 20th we begin 40 Days of Purpose, a six-week spiritual growth campaign that is designed to answer the question, “What on Earth am I here for?” Together, our entire church family will learn about God’s five purposes for our lives, and we will have opportunities to take steps of growth in each of the five purposes.

To receive the full benefit of these 40 life-changing days, you will want to participate in each spiritual emphasis:
1. Hear all seven weekend messages in the series, The Purpose Driven Life.
2. Read the 40 daily readings in The Purpose Driven Life book by Rick Warren. These readings will guide you in your personal journey to discover God’s purposes for your life.
3. Join a 40 Days of Purpose small group. New groups will be forming for this campaign, and you can pick the day, time and location most convenient for you! We’ll help you get connected with a group next Sunday evening at our Kick-off event after the morning worship service.
Please join me at the Kick-Off event. During this exciting event, we will gather share a meal together and give you an opportunity to sign up for a small group to study The Purpose Driven Life. When you come to the Kick-Off we hope to have our copies of the book The Purpose Driven Life. I cannot overemphasize how important it is that all of us attend the Kick-Off. This is a great way to launch the campaign in our hearts, and it will be exciting to get a glimpse of the great spiritual adventure that is in store for us over the next six weeks.
Will you commit to making 40 Days of Purpose a priority for you and your family? Imagine the impact on our community if the members of our church were all committed to living out God’s purposes for their lives! There is no better investment of your time in this next 40 days.

Get ready to have your life changed and be blessed!

·        Kick-Off Dinner
Everyone is asked to bring a main dish to share (sandwiches, hot dishes, international entrees).  We have had a sign-up list for drinks, side dishes, fruit and desserts at the church the past couple of weeks, if you were unable to sign up just bring something and come out and enjoy a meal together.

At the Kick-off dinner we will have small group sign up and we will have the books available for those who have signed up to purchase one.  If you have not ordered one it is not too late.  The cost is $10 per book.

·        Saturday Morning Prayer Service
Each Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. here at the church Pastor Daniel will lead our prayer service.  Everyone is invited to attend.

·        Missionary Books
Our Missionary President Muriel Murray has the missionary reading books.  If you would like to learn about what is going on in Nazarene Missions check out one of these books.  We also have the books on CD so you can listen as you drive if you would prefer to listen instead of reading.

·        Children’s Christmas Program
It is hard to believe but Stephanie has already started working with the children on the Christmas program.  They will need help with costumes, back drops and cookies for the day of the program which has yet to be determined.  If you are interested in helping please contact Stephanie Heer.

·        Church Website
We recently added a page on our church website to include the Sunday morning sermons.  Some of you have to work on Sunday morning or maybe you have been helping with the children on Sunday morning and missed the sermon.  This will give you an opportunity to go back and listen to the message.

I’m looking forward to worshiping with you Sunday. 

Pastor Andy

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