Sunday 20th February Sunday 20th May Sunday Morning Celebration 10.30am at Orchard School „Prayer and the moves of God‟ (Acts 1:14, 2:1, 2:42) Speaker – Sarah Richardson The Rock (youth group) 7pm at Ebe Church Building Youth Alpha Course 7pm at Ebe Church Building Evening Celebration 7pm at Woodlands Church „Colours to the Mast‟ - Speaker – Rob Scott-Cook
welcome… We are really pleased to have you with us at our service today. We hope that you enjoy your time here and feel at home. If it is your first time, please fill in one of our welcome cards on the welcome table in the corridor so that we can send you more information about our church. Please also help yourself to a „Welcome to Ebe’ Booklet which has full details about different areas of church life. Our Newcomers Meals are opportunities for you to enjoy a delicious meal, meet some new people and hear a short talk about the church and its activities. The next one is on Sunday 24th June. New Sermon Series - “Moving with God”. This series looks at how the early church was empowered by the Holy Spirit and moved out into the world with the gospel. God‟s heart is the same today and is wanting to touch our lives and our community. This links in with Rob Scott-Cook‟s recent talk on “Hungry for more” where he spoke of God blessing us so that we would be a blessing (Numbers 6:24-27). Later on in the summer we will also be looking at some themes from Deuteronomy. Things would be so much better if only we remembered “that the LORD is God” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
Upcoming Events The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Street Party
Sunday 3rd June 1pm-3pm on Reynolds Walk, Horfield Ebe Church is organising a street party for our very local community. We are inviting all the residents of Reynolds Walk and Sandling Avenue and also those who come to our groups within Ebe (eg. Rendezvous, Taste Cafe, Footprints, TGI, etc..). This event will follow on from a short First Sunday service at Ebe Church Building and everyone in Ebe is invited too. We will be looking for help in running this event on the day, so watch out for the sign up list on Sunday or contact the Church Office.
ARISE BRISTOL & beyond…
Olympic Games evening!! Monday 21st May 8pm @ Filton Park playing fields, followed by refreshments in the Ratepayers Arms. Opportunity to invite friends, family etc for an evening of games, fun & exercise. See Ian, John or Phill for more info. Tues 22nd May – No prayer meeting Tues 29th May – PURSUE evening
Pentecost Sunday 27th May Doors open from 1pm, 2:00-6:00pm Where: Bristol City Ground - Ashton Gate Stadium, BS3 2EJ. Limited parking on site. Price: Free (Donations - a free will offering on the day to cover costs and help support regional ministries reaching out to the poor.) Join together with Christians from around the city on this strategic day as we gather as One Body.
BISC AGM & Celebration
The Heavenly Man
Prayer Meetings in May
Monday 21st May 7.30pm @ the BISC Centre (45 Woodland Rd, Clifton, BS8 1UT) It has been an exciting year of growth, many opportunities and some challenges at BISC. We therefore encourage you to come and learn about this and much else for which we are thankful to the Lord. RSVP BISC by Monday 21st May. Simply email email@example.com or phone 0117 9159826.
Friday 1st June 7.30pm at The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, Southmead Come and hear the amazing story of Brother Yun. Entrance free, but an offering will be taken. More details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Euro 2012 England Matches We will be showing all the England matches on the big screen at Ebe Church Building from June 11th onwards. Pick up a flyer to invite friends and family along to join with other football fans, in a family friendly atmosphere.
Church General Notices 'Pray for Schools' Fortnight
Jubilee Gifts to Schools
6th - 20th May Across the nation, many churches will be praying for their schools during this fortnight. Please pray for our local schools: Orchard Upper Horfield Horfield C of E Filton Avenue Infants Filton Avenue Juniors Lockleaze. Pray also for the Children Centres at Upper Horfield, Filton Avenue and Lockleaze.
Ebe has purchased 1000 souvenir Diamond Jubilee editions of the New Testament (NIV). If you would like to give financially to this project to give one to every child in our local primary schools, then please put a gift in an envelope marked „Diamond Jubilee New Testaments‟ and pass on to Andy Tett, John Payton or Peter Hedinger or put in the offering bag. They were purchased at a very reasonable price.
Exam Prayer Diary
Please check out the updated exam prayer diary and continue to pray for those doing exams at the moment.
Mary Horton would like to say thank you to the Ebe family that helped make her birthday a very special day, a few weeks back. She was overwhelmed with the amount of love she was shown. „Thanks‟ doesn‟t seem adequate.
Ebe‟s worship team have been doing and a course together on a monthly basis over last few months. This is a reminder to the team that on Tuesday evening (22nd) is the next session.
Worship Central Course
First Aid We need a volunteer who would be prepared to regularly check and restock our supply of First Aid kits? Could this be you? If so, please speak to Derek.
The Noise 2012 It was quite literally the biggest Noise weekend ever, in every way! 870 people volunteered over the three days, giving 7840 hours of time. These volunteers came from 50 different churches or groups. 249 volunteers were under 18 years old. 91 community transformation projects were completed, including building a shelter in a community allotment in Barton Hill, rubbish and bramble clearance at Lawrence Weston Community Farm, work in the grounds of local schools in Horfield and Lockleaze, and many different individual garden projects in Southmead, and across all other communities. 8 family fun afternoons, 3 senior citizen events, 4 football coaching/tournaments for children and a lot of cars were washed. Lots of great stories coming in. A huge thank you from The Noise team for support from Ebe congregation!
Stewards/ Teas and Coffees Sunday 20th May Sunday 27th May Sunday 3rd June
Reed‟s small group Ron Hawkin‟s small group TBC
Diary Dates DATE/TIME st Monday 21 10.00am nd Tuesday 22 10.00am rd Wednesday 23 10.00am 8.00pm th Thursday 24 10.30am 8.00pm th Friday 25 10.00am 2.00pm 6.15pm 8.15pm th Saturday 26 10.00am th Sunday 27 10.30am 2pm 7.00pm 7.00pm
3F‟s small group
Rendezvous (parents and toddlers)
Daytime small group Small groups
Ebenezer Church Various locations
Taste Cafe Small groups
Ebenezer Church Various locations
Daytime Alpha Course Footprints (for senior citizens) TGI Friday Kidz Klub TGI Lates (for young people)
Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church
Praying on the Streets
Sunday Celebration Arise Bristol (citywide prayer event) The Rock (youth group) Youth Alpha Course
Orchard School Ashton Gate Stadium Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church
Future Diary Dates DATE rd 3 June th
11 June th 24 June
EVENT First Sunday and Street Party Euro 2012 Big Screen England Match Newcomers Meal
LOCATION Ebe Church Building and Reynolds Walk Ebe Church Building Ebe Church Building
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