Bulletin for November 19, 2017
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On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai…. 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel:
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you.
Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
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Leader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
This week’s worship.
Family Hockey Night (11/19 @ 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.
Movie with RRM!! (Thanksgiving weekend)
On Sunday, November 26th, we’re going to take our RRM friends on a “date” to the movies (Justice League), complete with popcorn and soda… And we would love for you to join us! We will be going to the 2pm showing at Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles. Try to arrive by 1:30 pm. Tickets (for Ekklesia people) are $9 each and include popcorn and drink. But, of course, let us know if you need help covering it! Please SIGN UP so we know how many tickets to reserve!
Annual Women’s Ornament Exchange Party (12/1)
Join us on Friday, December 1st for our annual Women’s Ornament Exchange Party. The rules are simple: (1) bring an ornament in an opaque bag for the exchange, (2) bring a dish and/or drink to share, (3) have fun! This is basically an excuse for the women of Ekklesia together together, eat, and laugh (without kids getting in the way!) 🙂 It is always a ton of fun. This year, Holly Stephens will be hosting, and weather permitting we will even have a fire out back. If you have any questions, email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org. [learn more]
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!
Annual Polar Express Christmas Celebration (12/10)
(NEW DATE) On Sunday afternoon, December 10th we will be bringing the community together for our annual Polar Express Christmas Celebration at Athens Drive High School. This is free and open to everyone in the public. Invite friends! The more the merrier. We will be playing the Polar Express in the auditorium, and there will be special appearances by the ADHS drumline, theater department, chorus, art department and more. And at the end of the evening, stay around to get pictures with Santa! Doors open at 4 pm with food and fun for everyone. Doors open at 4pm. The movie will begin at 5 pm! [learn more]
Lent 2018 Holy Week
Part 3 – Spy Wednesday
Lent 2018 Holy Week
Part 2 – Jesus Teaches in the Temple
Luke 19:45-47; 20:20-47
Lent 2018 Holy Week
Part 1 – Palm Sunday
Part 6 – Worship
Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:5-11
Part 5 – Fruit of the Spirit
Part 4 – Kingdom
Matthew 4:17; 13:31-33
Part 3 – Discipleship
Matthew 4:18-22; 10:24-25; 28:18-20
Part 2 – Community
John 17:1, 20-26
Part 1 – Money
Matthew 6:19-24; 7:13-14
An Ironic Christmas
Part 4 – Peace
Isaiah 11:1-2, 6-9; Luke 1:39-56