July 14, 2017
Dear Eastridge Church Family,
Robert Murray M'Cheyne a young pastor who served in Scotland before he died at the age of 29 made this statement: "The greatest need of my people is my personal holiness." I know I have a responsibility as a pastor to not simply preach faithful messages on Sunday but I need to live my life as a holy example as well. I know this is true for me as a pastor but I believe it is true for my family as well. The greatest need of my children is the personal holiness of their father. The greatest need of my wife is my personal holiness. The greatest need for my Sunday school class is my personal holiness. There is no substitute for obedience to God’s Word, our personal holiness.
Youth Game Night
Tonight, the youth are meeting at 6:30 at the church for a night of games and fun fellowship. They will also have some root beer floats after some games. They will not be playing Frisbee golf since Pastor Kobe lost his disc in the Arkansas River yesterday. :(
Tomorrow after the prayer meeting at 10am, we will have a time of teacher/worker training for anyone interested in teaching Sunday school, or helping with our children’s ministry. Pastor Eva, Pastor Kobe, Pastor Andy our Sunday school Superintendent Stephanie Heer will be sharing some tips on how we can be effective teachers and workers with all ages of students. We will provide lunch following the training time.
On Sunday our Pastors and Delegates will be traveling to Garden City for the annual Kansas District Assembly. It has been a number of years since the Assembly was held outside of Wichita. Please pray for our delegation and for the decisions that will be made at this meeting.
Each year Eastridge Church has received a special offering for all of our MNU (MidAmerica Nazarene University) students. This offering was used as a church matching scholarship from the University. MNU will match up to $500 for each student.
MNU was founded like the other Nazarene regional colleges and universities to be a place where students could go for training as pastors and missionaries. The schools also provide education for other professions like teaching and nursing. I want to encourage you to begin preparing how you can help our students financially and more importantly to pray for the students.