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Bulletin for November 5, 2017

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Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-10

8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.” 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly….

3:1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb,the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am”….

7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

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Leader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

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2017 Board Nominations

This fall, we will be electing 2 new people to serve on our board. The board is currently comprised of 5 people. For gender equity, of the 5 on the board at least 2 must be women and 2 must be men (i.e. we'll never exceed a 3-2 ratio in one direction or the other). Currently, we have one man and one woman stepping off of the board, leaving us with Andy Babcock, Shannon McDougal, and Colby Freeman. And so, of the 2 new people that will be elected, at least 1 must be female (but both could be).

If Ekklesia is your church home, please use the form below to enter the names of up to 2 people you believe to be spiritually mature men and women who care deeply about the life and health of Ekklesia. The people who receive the most nominations (who allow their names to stand) will be added to the ballot along with several individuals already recommended by our current board.

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Cooking Group!

Hosted by Mick Schulte. For ALL women. 11/8, 10am (447 Valleymede Dr. Durham). A chance to get together (kids welcome), talk, laugh and make a meal for someone who needs it.

5th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (12/9)

It’s almost here! Our 5th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Shane and Tomra Bazer (3809 Sparrow Pond Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606 • 5-10pm) are hosting this year’s ugliness. It will be a kid-friendly event, and so, no babysitter required! Bring your little ones dressed in their ugliest Christmas attire! This night will be potluck-style, so please bring a dish to share!

Family Hockey Night (12/19 @ 5pm)

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 19, at 5pm as our Hurricanes play host to the NY Islanders. This is a family event. Everyone is welcome! Nearly 50 people are already signed up! Tickets are $20/ea. If you’d like to come but need help financially, let us know! Email Curtis for more information.

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