Friday, December 19, 2008

Stop the yelling and do something?

Collin Powell said that the republican party should stop yelling at the world and listen to them. He also said that they have gone wrong somewhere and have to get in touch with the people again.

I believe that the same can be said of the church! We need to stop yelling at the world and show our love in tangible ways in our community to show Christ. This year, I plan to lead our small church in service to reach the community. Not yelling at them but loving them through service thus fulfilling the "LAW OF CHRIST" (Gal 6:2) which i believe the bible tells us is LOVE! {1 Cor 13}.

Get ready to try new ways to serve as we go forth this year and make a difference for the Kingdom.

ET Ramblings

Monday, August 11, 2008

MISSION POSSIBLE BBQ~~

We had a BBQ to raise some funs for our mission trip to Panama and Honduras.

We started the day out with music on the lawn!

More music!

Pastor Gary (Our intern raises $150)
Here is Gary enjoying the feast of cream!



ZACH is also going to Honduras.He had rededicated hi life to Christ a couple of months ago
and got baptized last week...We raised ($500) for Zach

Zach's Brother was working but raised $1000!!!

OK, Then I got it! from all sides for both me and Luke (Zach's Brother)


So many are willing! Move over Heath!


I got $1000 and along with the other $1100 we have in, I am fully supported!!! YEA!!!

What a cool time with everyone...

ET RAMBLINGS


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SUMMER JAM!

OK THIS IS THE BIGINING OF THE DAY WITH CHOCOLATE SLIP N SLIDE!


Here are some kids getting ready to go

Here I go scoring for my team!!
Ronnie and kids arwe jealous of my slide!
Here I go again on the soapy slide!
Brianna (jam worker!) on the soap slide!

We are very tired at the end of the game


Pastor Gary (my intern from BBC) in chocolate!


Bri resting after a hard game


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Asleep in the Light!

“Asleep in the Light!”
July ‘08
Keith Green wrote this song about the church:
Do you see, do you see,
All the people sinking down
Don`t you care, don`t you care,
Are you gonna let them drown
How can you be so numb,
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job`s done"
Oh bless me Lord, bless me Lord",
You know it`s all I ever hear
No one aches, no one hurts,
No one even sheds one tear
But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds,
And He cares for your needs
And you just lay back, And keep soaking it in,
Oh, can`t you see it`s such a sin?
Open up open up, And give yourself away
You see the need, you hear the cries,
So how can you delay
God`s calling and you`re the one,
But like Jonah you run
He`s told you to speak
But you keep holding it in,
Oh can`t you see it`s such a sin?
Cause He brings people to your door,
And you turn them away
As you smile and say, "God bless you, be at peace",
And all heaven just weeps,
Cause Jesus came to you door,
You`ve left him out on the streets
The world is sleeping in the dark,
That the church just can`t fight,
Cause it`s asleep in the light,
How can you be so dead,
When you`ve been so well fed
Jesus rose from the grave,
And you, you can`t even get out of bed
Oh, Jesus rose from the dead,
Come on, get out of your bed
**************

It is funny that the church, which should be the full expression of Christ to a dying world, would be classified as asleep in the light! But it is true! We let celebrities and politicians do the work of the church by reaching those in need. We are no longer a hospital for the sick but a country club for its members!It is time to wake up and serve instead of being asleep.Gal 6:2 says; “Carry one another’s burdens and in this way fulfill the LAW OF CHRIST!
The Law of Christ is shown in 1 Cor 13…And let me show you the most excellent way… LOVE!As we continue to Connect with Christ and connect with others, our focus will be the community both near and far.
Join with me as we pray to find ways of reaching our community for Christ. Please feel free to email me with ideas and ways to make a difference in the community. No idea is too big or small.
In order to reach this generation we will need to do things we have never done before to reach people we never reached before. Some will work and others will fail. The great thing about our journey is that we will find out what works and do it well! Please join us in fulfilling the great commission in light of the great commandment.
God bless
Pastor Ed
If your interested we started a facebook community :
Heavenly Minded, Community Driven
...to share ideas on reaching the community. Please join and share!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ordination in Michigan


I was in Michigan for ordination of Cheri Wellman and recieved this picture from Nathan Bills who was also ordained.

Youth dress from the mess




Here is our team!









Holy Ghost powder!


Clean version of our team??


Getting the ball ready for slip N Slide


Friday, June 13, 2008

Chocolate kick ball???

Wet and Wild Kickball
1st Base - Bubblebath
2nd base - Chocolate syrup
3rd base - pool with fish
Home - Slip n slide (with fish in your mouth to score)
Daniel getting ready to pitch-runner on first

Bri, Steph and Alrlene (Basketball team)


Pastor Ronnie

Peter and Tom hug after chocolate westling

???SLIP & SLIDE - YOUR OUT!


Anthony - WHAT?

BRI w/waterproof rubber cast

The wild man!!

Boy did we have fun!

ET RAMBLINGS...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Converge 08 - Youth weekend Retreat



Ronnie after swinging into river


Peter, Ronnie, Josh and Anthony

As I am resting from the weekend youth retreat (Converge 08), I am reminded again why God saved me. This weekend we had churches and teens from Maryland, NJ, PA and Delaware participate. We had over 60 teens attend and the weekend was fun as we swam, went tubing down the river, worshiped, camped out and did various games.

We also saw 6 teens accept Christ on Sunday night and others rededicated their lives to have Jesus as their Lord!!! One teen accepted Christ as we were getting ready to take our camp group picture. I got to pray with him as the rest of the teens and adult leaders watched. What a great picture. I knew that God was doing something in this boys life at the Sunday night rally because as I gave the call to accept Jesus he wanted to come but his 2 friends were laughing. He had cut marks all up and down his arms. Jesus just wiped that away!
THEY ARE NOT LAUGHING ANYMORE BECAUSE HE IS A CHILD OF THE KING!

Pretty Cool!

TEENS IN THE RIVER

video


DOUBLE TROUBLE
ZACK & DUSTIN


video

ETRAMBLINGS...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

April showers bring....


May is upon us and as the saying goes April showers bring…Wait a minute...we have had very little rain in the last month, yet the flowers are still popping up. We can see that some bulbs and seed grow, even in times of drought. I guess that is because they were deeply rooted years ago.

How about us! As we continue our “Transforming Lives” series this month, we need to remember that our lives should continually be transformed to the image of God. So how do we do this?

Last month, we saw that the “purpose of God for the people of God is to become like Christ. Christ likeness is the will of God for the people of God. It is the eternal predestinating purpose of God (Romans 8:29), it is the historical purpose of God (Corinthians 3:18) and it is the final (eschatological) purpose of God 1 John 3:2.

Three perspectives – past, present and future! All of them are pointing in the same direction: there is God’s eternal purpose, we have been predestined; there is God’s historical purpose, we are being changed, transformed by the Holy Spirit; and there is God’s final or eschatological purpose, we will be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. All three, the eternal, the historical and the eschatological, combine towards the same end of us being like Christ.(Stott)

Last month, we studied:
1. The Power of seeing through Spiritual Eyes (2 kings 6:8-17)
2. The Power of the Inspired Church (Acts 2:36-47
3. The Power of our Fellowship with God! (1 john 1:1-4)
4. The Power of our call to Christ likeness. (1 John 2:6)
This month we will be looking at:
5. The Power of God’s Mercy (Rom 12:1)
6. The power of a renewed Mind (Rom 12:2)
7. The power of our call to Unity (Heb 11:40)
8. The power of Sharing Christ (Acts 17:16-28
If there has been no rain in your life for a period of time or if you have had a period or season of drought, do what David did in 1 Sam 30:1-6. After his family and the families of his warriors were taken captive and his men were plotting to kill him, David was encouraged, restored and found strength in the Lord. Spend time with him!
May God bless you and may we be grounded in the truth to help us in the times of drought.
ET Ramblings...