Ebenezer Weekly Update - February 20, 2022
Focus on the Family
Pastor Leyton Erickson
Join us in person this Sunday at either 9am or 11am.
Click here to join us through our website or click here to join the live YouTube broadcasts starting at 8:45am and 10:45am.
Masks are required while inside the building. The balcony will remain open for our family and guests that wish to continue to practice social distancing.
A Message From The Board:
February is Staff Appreciation month at Ebenezer, and we'd like to take this time to show how much we love and value our Staff Team. We are so blessed to be led by such a committed, hardworking, and Godly group. Please spend some time this month praying for our staff, and showing them your appreciation through a note, text, or a creative encouragement. They'd love to hear from you! You can find a full list of our staff team on our website.
- Myron Johnson, Board Chair
Please note the the church office will be closed February 21.
Ebenezer Board Updates
Please visit our EBC Board page on our website to view a video to get to know our Board better and to access our 2021 Year End Financial Update video.
Our Children's Ministry areas (Nursery, KidZone, and RUSH) are open! All Children's Ministry volunteers will be masked, and we ask that children ages 4-12 be masked as well.
**Please note: The nursery is unstaffed at this time, but parents and children are still welcome to use this room.**
For announcements regarding Children's Ministries, please join the Ebenezer Children Facebook group
If you are interested in getting baptized, please contact the church office by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (306)249-0084.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please email email@example.com or phone (306)249-0084
Women's Ministry-Going Deeper
A new 10-week study Tuesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am.
We will be using a DVD/Study Book format for our study called, The Problem of Jesus by Mark Clark.
Jesus upends everything we ever thought about God, ourselves, and what life is all about.
From demons to miracles, heaven and hell, and the purpose of our lives - Jesus speaks to every area of life, even the topics we don't want Him to talk about.
This study will both challenge you and give you confidence in sharing Jesus with others. Study books are available for $20.
Mom's Friendship Group
Find yourself needing to connect with other moms?
Thursday mornings (10:00am - 11:30am) there will be an opportunity to do just that at Ebenezer in the new Chapel.
This will be a casual time of building current friendships and starting new ones.
We will provide a comfortable space, some toys (or bring your own for babies), and coffee (no childcare will be provided at this time).
Any questions or suggestions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Share & Celebrate
We are looking for photos of your major milestones or events that happened in the last year. It can been anything from wedding, births, anniversaries, or even remembering the loss of a loved one.
Please email your photos along with a short description to: email@example.com.
Jesus can transform your marriage outcome from a worst-case scenario to a best-case scenario. Or even move you from good to great! Marriage Builders can help you discover how a commitment to a Christ-centered marriage is possible, whether you are dealing with finances, busyness, children, in-laws, intimacy, or communication.
Contact Andrew or Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about marriage care groups, seminars, or others who will just walk with you as a coach in your marriage.
Ways to Give
We have had people asking how they can still Tithe & give to the Capital Funds project. There are 4 easy ways:
▪E-transfer to email@example.com (include designation in the message).
▪Click here or phone the church office to set up Pre-Authorized donations through your bank or credit card.
▪Click Here to give online or text GIVE to (306)249-0084.
▪Mail in a cheque. If you have any questions or need assistance please call the church office at (306)249-0084.
Stay Connected/Updated here The Church website (ebenezerbaptist.ca) Facebook (Ebenezer Baptist Church) Instagram (ebcsaskatoon) Text the following keywords to (306)249-0084 to access a variety of options: Church to get connected or give Contact to contact us or subscribe for weekly emails RightNow to get access RightNow Media bible studies Serve to sign up to help those currently in need Prayer to share a prayer request or sign up to be part of the 24/7 prayer group
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Memorial Service For Fred Long
You're invited to join us Friday, February 25 for a memorial service for Fred Long. The service will be in person at Ebenezer as well as livedstreamed from our website. (The link to watch on our website will be active approximately 30 prior to the start of the service.)
Ebenezer's Journey Wall
We invite you to share a memory that stands out for you in the history of Ebenezer over the past 30 years. It could be an event, accomplishment, hardship experienced; nothing is too big or too small. These need not be only positive happenings. If you have multiple memories to share, please include each one using a separate form so we can plot them on the timeline appropriately.
Please visit our Journey Wall page to fill out your memory today!
Life Baptist Care & Share
Life Baptist Church (formerly Diefenbaker Drive Church) is once again hosting their annual Care & Share for the community. They are accepting gently used donations of clothing, winter accessories, and bedding. The donation bin is located under the coat racks in the front of the foyer.
Ebenezer Running Group - Mondays @ 6pm
5km walk/run/jog. Meet at Rotary park. All ages and skill levels welcome.
Old Skool Kool - Friday, March 4th @ 7pm
Ebenezer will be hosting a social mixer for unmarried adults aged 28-38. Cost is $2/person. Please contact the event coordinators Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arielle at 306-681-4689 for more information.
Functional Fitness Classes (for ages 55+)
Forever...in motion is an initiative that helps older adults become physically active through fitness classes led by trained volunteers. Physical activity - do it for life!
Classes are FREE and will be held every Monday from 10-11am. A time of coffee and connection time will follow each class. Classes will focus on cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility.
Equipment needed: handheld weights and exercise band or tubing. If you do not have equipment, it will be provided for you.
If you need more info, please contact Joanne Gartner at (306)250-5678.
We Need You
We are in need of volunteers in the following areas (training will be provided):
If this is an area in which you can serve, please contact the church office at 306-249-0084 or email email@example.com.
Here To Serve! Ebenezer Service Men - available to help and assist with needs such as: * Basic construction/renovation * Emergency repairs * Yardwork & maintenance * Other needs...???
Ebenezer Service Men exists to bring men together to serve the greater church family with their skills and abilities. This is not an official ministry/program of Ebenezer and waivers will need to be completed before work can begin. The service men team (arm's length from Ebenezer staff) will process and assess requests and will prioritize/decide based on available skills/trades, manpower, liability factors and the need and situation of those asking (financial, physical, etc.) Not every need can be met but the team(s) will endeavor to do their best to serve others. To contact them click here