This Week at EWHBC            February 6,  2016


The Pastor's Message

"Lent and 40 Days of Transformation"
 
This Wednesday, February 10, 2016 is "Ash Wednesday" and it marks the beginning of Lent. Lent, as you know, is a special forty-day season of preparation for Easter.  It is during this time that we acknowledge our sinful nature, seek divine forgiveness, and reaffirm our covenant to walk humbly with God and justly with our neighbors.
 
This year, as part of our Lenten observance, we will undertake a special journey called "40 Days of Transformation."  40 Days of Transformation is a spiritual growth campaign designed to get us to walk more closely with Jesus. During the journey, we will study the "Disciples Cross" and learn six core elements of transformational discipleship:
 
1)      Spending Time with the Master
2)      Living in God's Word
3)      Praying in Faith
4)      Fellowshipping with Other Believers
5)      Witnessing to the World
6)      Ministering to Others
 
Special Activities during the 40 Days of Transformation include:
  • An Ash Wed. Service (Wed. Feb. 10 - 7PM)
  • Small Group Sessions
  • Daily teachings, reflections and communications
  • 24/7 Prayer Vigil (Feb. 28 - March 5)
  • A Bible Trivia Contest (Feb. 21 Kick-Off; Contest TBA) 
  • A Ministry Fair (Sunday, March 20)
  • City-wide Maundy Thursday Service (March 24)
  • Resurrection Sunday (March 27)
During the 40 Days of Transformation we're asking every member of our church family to take a discipleship assessment, to pray with a prayer partner and to commit to keeping a daily prayer journal. I'm excited about how the Lord will move in our midst during our season of transformation and pray that you are as well!
 
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.
THIS WEEK AT EWHBC

On this Tuesday, EWHBC family member Henderson Wade (pictured in the foreground in the Brown shirt) will appear on "NCIS" as a Navy Seal.  It will air on CBS. 

Saturday, February 6
Feeding the Homeless - (Rescheduled)
Christian Education -  10:00AM
Children & Youth Choir Rehearsal - 12:30PM
Voices of Praise Choir Rehearsal - 2:00PM

Sunday, February 7
Sunday School - 9:30AM
Communion Sunday - 10:45AM
Sermon: "Transformative Worship: Dab on Them" - 2 Samuel 6:12-25 

Tuesday, February 9
Gospel Choir Rehearsal - 7:30PM
 
Wednesday, February 10
Ash Wednesday Service - 7:00PM
Dr. Renette Dallas Preaching

Thursday, February 11
Baptist Women's Ministry - 10AM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 7:30PM
Clothes Closet - 10:00AM

Saturday, February 13
Diaconate Mtg. -  9:00AM
Feeding the Homeless - 9:00AM
Children & Youth Choir Rehearsal - 12:30PM

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 Feb. 13 at 11am. Please donate coats in good condition for the coat drive; luncheon meats, bread, cookies, chips, water and sodas which will be provided to the homeless. 

Notes of SympathyEast Washington Heights extends heartfelt Christian sympathy to Sis. Jacqueline Dozier and Robert and Carsan Johnson in the passing of their grandmother and great-grandmother Sis. Rosetta Clay in Berryville, VA, and to Deacon McDonald Bullock in the passing of his nephew Mr. Brian Sykle in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Prayer Conference Call
Please join us for our daily (Monday-Friday) prayer conference call at 7am. 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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