New Members’ Recognition Dinner
In Luke 19:10 Jesus reveals His main purpose for coming to this earth: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” He has always been concerned for the lost and he stresses how urgent the harvest continues to be. Jesus says again in John 4:35 “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” Before ascending back up to heaven, he gave His disciples that same mission recorded for us in Mt 28:19-20: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Jesus was all about saving people and wants His church to be dedicated to that mission as well.
Even though we can always do better and never want to become complacent in our service, it can be very beneficial to reflect how well we performed throughout the past year. We had a wonderful year at Estes in 2015! With 17 new members baptized into Christ and added to His church and 27 new members coming our way, the Lord added a total of 44 new members to the church at Estes during 2015 and the first couple of months in 2016!
But with success comes a new problem. It’s hard to know who is new and who isn’t! So… the elders have asked the 6:2 Ministry team to coordinate a new members’ dinner to take place after evening services on March 6th. We will take this time to re-introduce ALL of the new members that came our way in the last 14 months. We are asking the entire congregation to support this event and bring potluck dishes, except our new members of course. Just bring yourself and be ready for a fun-filled evening of food, fellowship and introductions.
–The Estes elders