This Week at EWHBC            February 14,  2016


The Pastor's Message

Pastor's Weekly Message                                                   February 14, 2016

"40 Days of Transformation: Spending Time with the Master"

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! We are in the midst of our 40 Days of Transformation, Spiritual Growth campaign and at the center of our endeavor is the cross of Jesus Christ. Over the next six weeks we will be studying the "Disciple's Cross" and among other things it is a visual representation of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that we will all learn how the cross of Jesus Christ visually represents what it means to be His disciple.

The first week's lesson is that we need to spend time with the Master.  We all know that when we talk about love -- if we really love someone -- that it is spelled T-I-M-E.  This says that if we love someone, then we are willing to spend quality time with them. This certainly is true of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He is always there to spend time with us, but the bigger question is, are we available to spend quality with Him?

As we examine the life of Jesus, we know that he would often go to solitary places to spend quality time alone with God the Father, and we must do the same. Indeed, Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). This scripture is the key to becoming a transformed disciple of Jesus Christ because transformation is not something that we produce on our own. However, transformation occurs as we are attached to and spend time quality time in communion with the Lord through the Holy Spirit. The more time we spend with Him -in worship, in prayer, in solitude -- the more transformed our lives will become!

I encourage you to join with us in our study over the next six weeks.  There is a lesson for each day beginning with tomorrow. Please pick-up a copy of the workbook (we'll have copies to share with you following the worship service. You can click here for a sample) and join with a small group.  Also, pray that God will move mightily in our midst in the days ahead!
 
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.
 

THIS WEEK AT EWHBC

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

DIACONATE - MTG. 9:00 a.m.

FEEDING THE HOMELESS - 11:00 a.m.

CHILDREN & YOUTH CHOIR - 12 noon

VOICES OF PRAISE CHOIR - 2:00 p.m.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 

PRESIDENT'S DAY - CHURCH CLOSED

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL - 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

FOOD PANTRY PREPARATION -  11:00 a.m.

LENTEN SERVICE @ ST. JOHN CMEC - 12 noon
REV. KIP BANKS, SR. IS THE GUEST PREACHER

BLACK HISTORY NIGHT OUT - POT LUCK - 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

HOUR OF POWER WORSHIP SERVICE - 11:45 a.m.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION 1:00 p.m.

SANCTUARY CHOIR REHEARSAL - 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

SPECIAL WORK DAY - 8:00 a.m.

PRAYER MINISTRY -  - 9:00 a.m.

CHILDREN & YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL - 12:00 p.m.

STEWARD & FINANCE MEETING -   10:00 a.m.

NEWS

Black History Night Out - Please join with us for our Black History Night Out potluck dinner program at 7p.m. on this Wednesday, February 17.  We will l have a special presentation on Negro spirituals presented by Ms. Yvonne D. McKinney.  

Prayer Vigil Volunteers Need-We are in need of volunteers to assist with our 24/7 prayer vigil. If you are willing to be a part of the vigil which will take place February 28 - March 5, please reply to this email or contact Dea. Fannie Searles. 
 
Pastor Banks will preach the message for the Lenten Service at the Saint John CME Church on Wednesday February 17 promptly @ 12 noon with lunch being served at 1:00 p.m.  The church is located 2801 Stanton Road SE - Washington, DC  20020. All are invited!

Thank you Pastor Kip Banks and the EWHBC Family.  I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for the Christian love and concern shown through your visits, phone calls, cards and well wishes during my illness.  I am filled with appreciation.  I could not be more blessed to have a church family such as you. 

Sincerely, Deacon Charlie Hudson

Note of Sympathy - East Washington Heights extends heartfelt Christian sympathy to Deacon Katie Williams in the passing of her dear brother, Mr. Frederick D. Dodd.  His homegoing celebration was held on Wednesday, February 10th in Smithfield, North Carolina.




Prayer Conference Call
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