This Week at EWHBC               January 17,  2016

Remembering the 
Life of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I have decided to stick with love. 
 Hate is too great a burden to bear." 
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

The Pastor's Message
"The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
 
Greetings! On Monday, January 18, 2016 citizens of the United States will celebrate the 30th annual national holiday observance in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
The national holiday is an occasion for remembrance and celebration of Dr. King's life and re-dedication to nonviolent social change in America and the world.  It's supposed to be a time for thanksgiving, unselfishness, and rededicating ourselves to the causes for which Dr. King died.
 
Unfortunately, for far too many, the holiday has become just another day-off.  A day with little meaning or purpose other than to sleep-in or shop.  This is tragic because Dr. King's message is just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.  We need to heed his message about war, peace and love now more than ever. 
 
So this weekend, just don't go shopping or take in a movie, but do something in honor of Dr. King.  Attend a King Day worship service, volunteer to help the community or rededicate yourself to the causes for which Dr. King died.  Here are some of Dr. King's words:
 
"To find the real cause of man's problems...we will have to look in the hearts and souls of men...The trouble isn't so much that we don't know enough, but it's as if we aren't good enough.  The trouble isn't so much that our scientific genius lags behind, but our moral genius lags behind.  The great problem facing modern man is that the means by which we live have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live." From "Rediscovering Lost Values," a sermon delivered at Second Baptist Church in Detroit, MI.  1954.
 
"In our collective lives our sin rises to even greater heights.  See how we treat each other.  Races trample over races; nations trample over nations. We go to war and destroy the values and the lives that God has given us.  We leave the battlefields of the world painted with blood, and we end up with wars that burden us with national debts higher than mountains of gold, filling our nations with orphans and widows, sending thousands of men home psychologically and physically handicapped.  This is the tragic plight of man." From "What is Man?" Written in 1959.
 
"If you want to be important - wonderful.  If you want to be recognized - wonderful.  If you want to be great - wonderful.  But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.  That's your new definition of greatness."  "The Drum Major Instinct" Sermon at Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA 1968.

Peace and Blessings to you and yours!
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.
THIS WEEK AT EWHBC

Saturday, Jan. 16
Prayer Ministry Meeting - 9:00AM.
Steward & Finance Meeting (cancelled)
Homegoing Service for Bro. Lawrence K. Montgomery, Sr.
viewing @ 10:00AM - service 11:00AM
Children & Youth Choir Rehearsal - 12 Noon
Voices of Praise Choir Rehearsal - 1:00PM

Sunday, Jan. 17
Second Week of Daniel Fast
Sunday School - 9:30AM
Worship Service 10:45AM
Fellowship Hour - 12:30PM
40 Days of Transformation Meeting - 12:30PM

Monday, Jan 18
MLK Holiday Church Office Closed

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Gospel Choir Rehearsal - 7:30PM
Building and Grounds Meeting - 7:00PM

Wednesday, Jan. 20
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - 6:30PM
Food Pantry Preparation - 11:00AM

Thursday, Jan. 21
Hour of Power Worship Service - 10:45AM
Food Pantry Distribution - 1:00PM
Clothes Closet - 10:00AM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 7:30PM

NEWS
Tutors Are Needed -We are looking for volunteers to assist with a tutoring program during the day at the Anne Beers  Elementary  School. Please contact the EWHBC church office (202-582-4811) you'd like to assist.  
 
Feeding the Homeless and Coat Drive - The Men's Ministry and Christians Missions and Social Concerns Ministry will feed the homeless and give them coats on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Please donate coats of good condition for the coat drive; luncheon meats, bread, cookies, chips, water and sodas which will be provided to the homeless. 

Social Justice Ministry - EWHBC will begin a new social justice ministry and an organizational meeting will take place Sunday, January 24th.  

Called Church Business Meeting - There will be a called church business meeting on Sunday, January 31st following the worship service for the purpose of licensing Bro. Mario Rodrigues, current pastor of Rock of Salvation Church to the gospel ministry.
Prayer Conference Call
Please join us for our daily (Monday-Friday) prayer conference call. These 10-minute calls are a great way to start your day and include a daily scripture lesson.  Join us at (641-715-3272; access code: 732413#
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