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Don’t Miss Out

November 28, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Join Eastside Community Church on Sunday, December 11th at 10:50 am as we welcome Joe Castillo International Sand Artist. He uses a technique called SandStory to tell elaborate stories. What exactly is “SandStory®”? SandStory consists of art images created by Joe Castillo as he draws in sand with his hands on a light table. The performance is scored…

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Eastside Children’s Christmas Musical

November 21, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, I know it is not Thanksgiving yet but I would like for you to go ahead and mark your calendar for this year’s children’s musical at Eastside. You will find this play to be very rewarding. BTW, in case you are wondering, you have 33 days, 6 hours, 41 minutes, and 40…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

November 18, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, When I think of the phrase, “An Attitude of Gratitude” my mind immediately goes to the story in the Bible where Jesus cleanses ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) and only one comes back to give praise to God for healing him. I often find myself like the 9 lepers who were cleanesed but…

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What is a Disciple?

November 16, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, How are you doing with memorizing Eastside’s Vision Statement? Do you remember it? It is only three words…Disciples Making Disciples. Eastside’s Vision Statement begs the question, “What is a disciple?” The mandate to make disciples is given to us in Matthew 28:18-20 by Jesus. Jesus defines for us what a disciple is in…

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Eastside’s Vision

November 14, 2011

Dear E-News Family, Eastside’s vision statement has only three words. Over the next year, our goal is for everyone to be able to repeat our vision when asked. Disciples Making Disciples!  Start memorizing our vision statement NOW! We want to be known as a disciple making church. Urgent Prayer Requests: Pray for Chris Clark’s grandmother,…

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Veterans’ Day 2011

November 11, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, I am dedicating this e-news to how I received my birth name, Virgil Ray Grant Here is a little history of my family. My father is the youngest of thirteen children. He was the last one to get married out of his family.  My parents were married in 1965. One of the…

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The Power of Alignment

November 9, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Near the end of his great ministry in London, England, the late Charles Spurgeon reportedly said, “I knew God could save the world without me, but when I found out I could help I praised His name for it.” Each of us can say the same thing, God has given us an…

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All I Can Say is “WOW!”

November 7, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Sunday’s worship was overwhelming to say the least. God’s presence was so real and powerful. As we left on Sunday many of you shook your head and said to me, “All I can say is ‘WOW.’” I would agree with you – WOW! I love it when God shows up and shows…

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Fall Back, Mission Trip & Giving

November 3, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Very quickly, three items which I need to communicate with you. 1. Please don’t forget this Saturday we FALL BACK ONE HOUR. That’s right, you get an extra hour of sleep. I expect with the extra hour of sleep everyone will be ready to worship the Lord on Sunday. 2. Eastside’s first mission…

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Don’t Forget….

November 1, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, I hope you are having a wonderful day and a fantastic week. Here are a couple need-to-know-items for this week: 1. New Members – would you please welcome Pete and Carolyn Nooteboom to our family. Pete and Carolyn, welcome to Eastside. I am glad to have you part of the family. 2.…

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