Saturday, April 27, 2019

Enote From Pastor Eva 4-26-19

¡Dios les bendiga querida familia de Eastridge! Inicio con un agradecimiento en el nombre de pastor Andy, pastor Rick y su servidora a cada uno de los que participo antes, durante y después de la celebración de Pascua. ¡Muchas gracias a usted que oro, ayuno, invito, repartió folletos, lleno los huevos de dulces, limpio afuera y dentro del templo, colaboro con el desayuno, lavo platos después del desayuno, etc.!  Convencidos estamos que Dios les recompensara grandemente. Y hablando del domingo de Pascua, que bendición tuvimos durante el desayuno, el servicio de adoración, el poderoso mensaje de Dios y ver las caritas felices de los niños junto a los adultos en la búsqueda de los dulces. ¡Gracias a Dios por que Su presencia estuvo con nosotros en medio de esta gloriosa celebración!  Pero, y ahora, ¿qué?  ¿Qué es lo siguiente a acontecer con aquellos que escuchamos el mensaje de Esperanza y transformación? ¿Y para nosotros Sus discípulos que es lo que pasara en los siguientes días, y meses antes de celebrar la Pascua del 2020? Es crucial meditar en esta pregunta, porque es muy fácil caer en la costumbre o tradición de simplemente celebrar otra pascua más. La verdad es que algunos que escucharon el mensaje y disfrutaron un servicio especial de Pascua, y tuvieron un tiempo de convivio con la familia y amistades, probablemente no regresen a la iglesia hasta la Pascua del próximo año. Por eso les invito en el nombre de Jesús, a que juntos reflexionemos acerca de la Pascua, acerca del poderoso mensaje de Esperanza que no se debe reducir únicamente a una celebración mas del calendario cristiano. ¡De ninguna manera!  Nosotros los discípulos de Jesús somos llamados a celebrar y compartir la Pascua cada día en nuestro diario vivir.  ¿Como?  Siendo un reflejo del amor de nuestro Salvador a todos los que nos rodean y de esa manera cumplir la gran comisión. Siendo las manos y los pies de Cristo resucitado, abrazando al desvalido, al desamparado, al angustiado, al necesitado.  Visitando al enfermo, a la viuda, a la madre o padre soltero(a), al que está en la cárcel, en el asilo de ancianos. Compartiendo alimentos con el que no tiene, adoptando los niños de nuestra congregación que por diferentes razones no tienen su padre o su madre en estos momentos con ellos.  ¡Si, vamos, compartamos de la buenas nuevas tanto a nuestra familia biológica como nuestra familia en la fe, nuestros compañeros de trabajo, nuestras amistades, y nuestros vecinos! No callemos, no temamos, y con amor y valentía compartamos del tesoro que en Jesús resucitado hemos alcanzado. Como dijo Jesus: “Vayamos y hagamos discípulos en todas las naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo, ensenándoles que guarden todas las cosas que os he mandado; y he aquí Yo estoy con vosotros todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo. Amen. (Mateo 28:19-20)
Con amor en Cristo: pastora Eva
ANUNCIOS 
*Mañana sábado 27 de abril- estaremos atendiendo a un seminario en español acerca de los principios de Jesus en el cumplimiento de la misión. Impartido por el Dr. Roberto Hudgson-Director Multicultural de EE. UU. Y Canadá. El seminario será de 10 am a 3 pm en Pratt; por lo que estaremos saliendo de Eastridge a las 8:30 am en la van de la iglesia. Si estas interesado en asistir por favor comunícate con hermano Miguel Cruz o pastora Eva.
*Este domingo 28 de abril- A todos los miembros de Eastridge les recordamos que durante el servicio de adoración podrán votar para elegir los líderes del nuevo año eclesiástico.  Y a toda la congregación miembros y no miembros les pedimos su apoyo en oraciones para que sea Dios guiándonos mientras elegimos los nuevos líderes.  Y si usted aun no es miembro le animamos a que considere tomar la decisión de hacerse miembro de nuestra iglesia y así el próximo año pueda participar en la votación.  Para eso le invitamos a que tome las clases de membresía que serán impartidas a partir del domingo 19 de mayo. Aquí en Eastridge creemos que la membresía es un compromiso mutuo ante Dios; como el matrimonio que se compromete delante de Dios a vivir juntos bajo Su bendición y Señorío. Con el único propósito de ser un equipo y juntos cumplir Su voluntad en nuestras vidas por medio de los dones y talentos que El nos ha dado.
*Gracias a todos los que colaboraron con su ofrenda especial de Pascua. Y si por alguna razón no le fue posible dar su ofrenda, aun no es tarde; todavía puede darla este domingo y así ser parte de la misión global a la que Dios nos ha llamado.

Enote From Pastor Eva 4-26-19

God bless you, Eastridge family! On behalf of Pastor Andy, Pastor Rick, and myself, I want to start off by thanking each of you who participated before, during, and after the Easter celebration! Thank you for praying, fasting, inviting, handing out leaflets, filling eggs with candy, cleaning outside and inside the temple, helpingwith breakfast, washing dishes after breakfast, etc.! We know that God will reward you greatly. Speaking of Easter Sunday, what a blessing we received during breakfast, the worship service, the powerful message of God, and seeing the happy faces of the children next to the adults in search of candy! Thank God that His presence was with us in the midst of this glorious celebration! But, now what? What lies ahead of us who hear the message of hope and transformation? And for us — His disciples
—what will happen in the following days, and months before celebrating Easter in 2020? It is crucial to meditate on this question, because it is very easy to fall into the custom or tradition of simply celebrating another Easter. The truth is that some of those who heard the message and enjoyed a special Easter service and had a time of fellowship with family and friends will probably not return to church until Easter next year. That is why I invite you in the name of Jesus; so that, together, we reflect on the powerful message of hope Easter brings us — so that it does not become reduced to just another celebration on the Christian calendar. No way! We disciples of Jesus are called to celebrate and share Easter every day in our daily life by being a reflection of the love of our Savior to all those around us and, in that way, fulfill the great commission. Being the hands and feet of the risen Christ, embracing the helpless, the anguished, the needy. Visiting the sick, the widow, the single mother or father, the incarcerated, and the lonely people in nursing homes. Sharing food with the one who does not have any, adopting the children of our congregation who, for different reasons, do not have their father or mother in these moments with them. Yes! Come on! Lets share the good news to our biological family, as well as our family in faith, our coworkers, our friends, and our neighbors! Do not hesitate, do not fear! And with love and courage, share the treasure that we, in the risen Jesus, have reached. As Jesus said: "Let us go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to keep all the things that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you every day, until the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28: 19-20)


With love in Christ: Pastor Eva



ANNOUNCEMENTS
* Tomorrow, Saturday, April 27 - we will be attending a Spanish seminar about the principles of Jesus in the fulfillment of the mission. Taught by Dr. Roberto Hudgson-Multicultural Director of EE. UU And Canada. The seminar will be from 10 am to 3 pm in Pratt; so we will be leaving Eastridge at 8:30 a.m. in the church van. If you are interested in attending please contact brother Miguel Cruz or pastor Eva.

* This Sunday, April 28 - We remind all members of Eastridge that during the worship service they will be able to vote to elect the leaders of the new ecclesiastical year. And to the entire congregation, members and non-members alike, we ask for your support in prayers so that God may be guiding us while we choose the new leaders. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to consider making the decision to become a member of our church so that next year you can participate in the voting. For that to occur, we invite you to take the membership classes that will be taught starting Sunday, May 19th. Here at Eastridge we believe that membership is a mutual commitment before God; as the marriage that commits itself before God to live together under His blessing and Lordship. With the sole purpose of being a team and together fulfilling His will in our lives through the gifts and talents He has given us.

* May 5th after the worship service we will recognize our High School graduate Lydia Dages with a small reception

* Thank you to everyone who collaborated with your special Easter offering. And if for some reason it was not possible to give His offering, it is not too late; you can still give it this Sunday and thus be part of the global mission to which God has called us

Friday, April 12, 2019

Don't Miss Out on the Good Times


Friday, April 12, 2019

Dear Eastridge Family,

Just a reminder tomorrow so you don’t miss out on the fun.  We are asking everyone who is able to join us at the church at 10am.  We will be filling our plastic Easter Eggs with candy and doing some cleaning and small repairs to get ready for the most important week of the Christian year.  We still need some more candy if you have not brought yours to the church yet.  Stephanie has some meat cooking to share for lunch with all our volunteers.



Our Holy Week schedule includes:
  • Wednesday, April 17 instead of meeting to pray in the sanctuary, we will be praying as we walk in our neighborhood and distribute Easter Invitations flyers.
  • Good Friday is April 19. We will be remembering the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Our church will be open from 12 p.m. for anyone who can come to pray. We will have a service at 7pm and we will receive Communion as well.
  • Sunday 21 we will be celebrating Easter! We will not have Sunday school, because we will have a breakfast from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and family to hear the good news of salvation!  
  • Following the Easter Worship Celebration, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.
  • We will also receive the Easter Offering for missions.  The Nazarene Church supports over 700 missionaries around the world in 162 different countries.

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My Favorite Quotes from last week
"The most miserable people in the world are the people who are self-centered, who don't do anything for anybody, except themselves." - E. Stanley Jones

"Be hard on yourself and easy on others. Carry your own cross but never lay one on the back of another." – A.W. Tozer

Until we see Jesus as our Good Samaritan, we will never be sacrificial in our love for our neighbors. – Tim Keller