Volunteer Schedule – March 2016

Lamb Worship


One of the most important books of our New Testament is Revelation. For some, they avoid the book and study of it like they do the plague, and others can be obsessed over it.

As a church, we will spend the next few months studying Revelation. We will be challenged by the text without a doubt, not only by the reading of the text with all of its symbols, but also by its message.

The message, as simple as we might make it, is, God wins, you have to choose sides, don’t be stupid!

In Revelation, our King Jesus is described as the Lamb. We will see the difficulty of following Jesus amidst the pressures of the powers of a world in contrast to the way of the Lamb. In Revelation, we learn that the way of Jesus is difficult, and marked with suffering, but his way is much better then any other!

Please join us, for what we hope will be a helpful and encouraging study on the book of Revelation.

Alive again

Alive again!

We have a new sermon series, the first time in two years!
Join us, this Christmas season as we celebrate Jesus, Alive Again. We will look at the events after Jesus came back to life in his resurrection from the dead.
What did he say? What did he do?
Find out this December and see its impact on your life.

The Power of God and the Power of His Word

Matthew 22:29 “Jesus answered them (Sadducees) ‘You are wrong, you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.”

Do you believe in God’s Word and the Power of God?

Jesus dealt with Pharisees who heaped up an abusive yoke on people. That is, the teaching they prescribed for God’s people was difficult to follow. Pharisees then, are described as hypocrites, because even they are incapable of following their own teaching.

The Sadducees, on the other hand, failed to live by the Scriptures and had a small view of the power of God. So much so, that Jesus rebukes them with condemning words, “You know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.” Ouch.

Jesus arrives at this conclusion because of their view of the resurrection. They didn’t believe in it. In fairness, their scriptures didn’t have mention of any resurrection.

But the problem is, they knew about Abraham and God’s covenant with the Israelites. Consider also, they knew the God who created the heavens and the earth. They held to these teachings, Scriptures dearly.

One might think that with a little imagination, a God who delivered his people from captivity in slavery, who created all things, might have the power to overcome the grave as well.

Part of the victory Christians hope for in Jesus is the simple, yet profound hope that God is powerful enough to overcome the grave through the power of the Word made flesh. Do you believe in God’s Word and the Power of God? Do you believe that the God who created the heavens and the earth has the power to do so again?

The Church ought not find itself in the same camp as the Sadducees. Not reading the scriptures accurately and failing to believe in the power of God. Are we ignorant of God’s Word and God’s Power?

What would happen in the Church if we lived according to the Scriptures and had faith in the Power of God?

That question gets my heart and mind wandering into great places, where I see revival of the Church and a bold witness for Christ and His Kingdom.

Come, believe in God’s Word and God’s mighty power!

Dads who win


This Sunday is Father’s Day.

Find out at 10:30 “How Dad’s Win!”

Here’s some dad who is really winning. Swinging his daughter, and taking a relaxing nap!

Win + Win = Winning

Father’s Day


Come join us for a special Sunday where we placate the gods of Hallmark!!!

Just kidding.

Seriously, God is our Father. We celebrate him this Sunday. And we will probably give a shout out to the dad’s in the church and give them some candy bars.
But most importantly, we celebrate this Sunday, the Father we call “Abba.” Our beloved and wonderful Father, God Almighty, who is Wonderful to Save!


This Week our sermon  took a brief turn towards the Triumphal Entry and spent the majority of our time on John 10:22
The title of the sermon was “Stones.” It was about people struggling to believe in Jesus as the Son of God.

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Skyler Reichert sermon

On March 17, 2013 we had a spectacular morning worship. It was Youth Take Over Sunday. We had an awesome day of worship, led by our youth. They did awesome with the skit too! We had the privilege of hearing Skyler Reichert share a message from his heart about contentment in Christ.

Take a listen here! It’s short and sweet!

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On April 7, we will begin something new at EGCC. It is of great importance to us that we communicate more clearly and widely about the supported missions of EGCC. We will begin with the mission of Tom and Jill Neyhart of Impact Campus Ministry who serve in South Bend, IN.

We look forward to the opportunity to share with you further about this important mission in our area!

Sermon Audio: Ministry of Nearness

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On March 10, we continued our study on the Message of Jesus. We studied one of the most famous Parables of Jesus, that of the Good Samaritan. The Scripture text is found in Luke 10:25.

We invite you to take a listen and be challenged to consider the ministry of nearness.

Also, here is a follow-up small group guide:

Study Guide for March 10, 2013


The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Read the Story: Luke 10:25-37

“Neighbor” also means “near.”  In essence, the teacher who was looking to justify his decisions and life was asking, who is near me? Who am I responsible to love?

We know that the answer Jesus gives is very simple, yet incredibly demanding: You are to love everyone.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan becomes this beautiful illustration of a person who, despite the differences, is willing to be near the person in the ditch and help them at a great personal cost of his own.

There are several questions that require our further discussion, they are a bit random, but I think highly beneficial if we take the Parable serious enough to influence how we view others:

1.     The Samaritan is racially different then the person in the ditch, we suppose. How have racial difference affected whether or not you help someone? What sort of racial biases do we have that prevent us from helping someone “different” than us? Or the more general question, should we even have racial biases in light of the message of the Kingdom of God and that Jesus died for ALL people?

2.     How does our culture/world prevent, or get in the way of a ministry of nearness? Or, another way of asking – why do we have a hard time getting close enough to help people? Why do we have a tendency to keep to ourselves?

3.     The Samaritan helped at great personal cost. I am so proud of the generosity of EGCC and know that many are willing to give and help those at great personal expense. I know that many are on a fixed income, yet still consider the needs of others as greater than their own. Thanks for seeking first the Kingdom of God in your attitudes and generosity. The last question is, how can we continue to encourage one another in helping the forgotten? How can we increase communication so that we might be of greater help to others? It’s hard to help someone out of a ditch if we don’t hear his or her cry. Let’s continue to encourage one another – how can we do this?