September 26, 2021 Wayne Sullivan

EBC Celebration Service

EBC Celebration Service

Good Evening Ephesus Family, 

We had a beautiful Sunday morning to celebrate our Risen Christ today! It was really good to see many of your faces again. For those that were in attendance at our worship service today, you've already heard this announcement. But for the sake of those who could not make it, today we announced a special worship service coming up on Sunday, October 10th at 10am.

We are going to be having a Celebration Service, celebrating the rich history of Ephesus Baptist Church from 1880 until today, as well as looking forward to what God may do in the future. Sadly, we had to cancel our plans for Homecoming 2021 due to the pandemic. The Deacons and I wanted very badly to still do something, so we decided to replace Homecoming with a special celebration service this year. There will be no fellowship meal or guest speaker, rather we want to hear from you. 

Sunday, October 10th, will be a chance for you to share some of your special memories, or special memories that have been passed down to you from your parents or grandparents. The majority of the service will be an opportunity for you to share what God has done down through the years at Ephesus. If you have a special memory, story, or piece of history, then please contact one of our deacons or myself before October 5th at Noon so it can be included in our service planning. You can reach me by phone or text at 252.886.0634 or by email at You can find our deacons contact information in your directory.

Also, in lieu of our normal Homecoming Offering, we are asking you to consider donating to a special offering to help us repair our Church Steeple. It is in desperate need of repair before we have water problems in the future. In addition, the deacons would like to see us add a cross to the top of our steeple. We are asking you to help us raise a Goal of at least $3000.00 during this special service to help offset the repair costs. 

We know this doesn't fully replace Homecoming, but we hope it will help us to find reason to rejoice as we celebrate what God has done. Hopefully, by this time next year things will be different and we can gather for the biggest homecoming celebration in our church's history. Until then, let's get together on the Sunday, October 10th and Celebrate what God has done and may do in our future. God bless you all! 

Joyfully His, 

Pastor Wayne