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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

E-Note From Pastor Andy 2-23-16

February 23, 2016

I have some good news…we can call Tim and Nelly Bertrand, grandpa and grandma.  Their daughter Cladia gave birth Monday evening to Averie Sky weighing 7 lb 10 oz, and she was 20 inches long.

I continue to encourage everyone to work to put into practice the “Disciple Challenge” or the B.E.L.L. challenge.  Bless and Eat with three people each week.  Listen and Learn from God each week.  These habits or practices will help us become more like Jesus but it will not happen accidentally.  We must be intentional in our pursuit of becoming like Jesus.

·         Nursery Shower
I want to say a big thanks to everyone who brought gifts and participated to make the nursery shower a big success.  We posted some photos of the shower on our Facebook page “Eastridge Nazarene Church” check them out.  If you are interested in being a volunteer to work in our nursery we do need some help even during the Sunday school hour so please see Stephanie Heer or Jill Heer in you would like to help.

·         Alabaster
On Sunday February 28th we will receive our Alabaster Offering.  This offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world.  While we understand the church consists of the people of God, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots."  Alabaster funds help provide for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.

·         Man’s Prayer Breakfast/Ladies Prayer night
Each Monday evening at 5:30 Elaine Hunter is meeting with women to pray at the church.  If you would like to come together for prayer please contact Elain for more details.
Men be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday,  March 5th at 7:30 am for our monthly prayer breakfast.  This month Nick Heer has the devotional and Todd Hunter is providing the food.

·         Favorite Quotes of the Week
“Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good but to make dead people live!” - Ravi Zacharias

"If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either."  - A.W. Tozer

"Evil is an attempt to live life against itself, and it cannot be done.  So evil is not only bad—it's stupid." - E. Stanley Jones

I am looking forward to worshipping with you Sunday,

Pastor Andy

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