2018 Pastor’s Report
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us!
The Emmanuel Community Church faith family is alive and well. I am often asked as I make my way around Ocean County how are things going at our church.
I am excited to share we are supporting missionaries who are fully engaged in sharing the gospel; our men’s group is growing in the Lord; our JOY Women’s Ministry recently began mentoring; our AWANA kid’s clubs and Junior Church ministry are consistently teaching age appropriate scripture lessons and emphasizing the importance of scripture memorization; our teens are faithfully meeting multiple times each month to learn how relevant
scripture is in our culture; our coffee spot in room 10 after Sunday service is fast becoming known as the place to meet up with guests and regulars alike; our Tallwoods Care ministry has grown to include teams leading services each week; our summer ministry to families includes Vacation Bible School, Soccer camp instruction & community church picnic; our musicians, vocalists, choirs and technicians are some of the best I know in using their abilities to help us worship and spread the good news of Jesus through music, drama and song; our Whiting small group has helped weave the care we should have for one another into our body life; our Trustee team is well equipped to lead us in stewardship that honors God; our thrift shop and fellowship fund offerings are designed to help meet the needy where they are; our congregation is comprised of people with a variety of gifts, abilities and…needs.
In our weakness He is made strong!
Whether the need we face is in the area of finances, health, addiction, marriages or other relationships, we know the Word of God promises when we call unto Him, He will show us great and mighty things we know not.
There is much to be done to make disciples in every tribe & nation. We seek to know Christ and make Him known. We need to continue to pray to the Lord of the harvest that He will send laborers into the fields for the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.
May I encourage each one of the ECC faith family to seek to serve the Lord with gladness. If you do your joy will be multiplied. Let us pray, and watch God work. Together we can make JESUS famous by our thoughts, words and
Blessed to serve you,
Pastor Don Meckley