November 15, 2020
GUESTS Please fill out the Connect Card included in your Welcome Bag and place it in the offering box at the back of the room. If you need a Bible, feel free to ask an usher. Please leave church Bibles on your seats so they may be cleaned following the service. If you choose to keep your child with you during the service, Sermon Activity Bags are available to help keep your child engaged. Feel free to request one from an usher.
Our hope and prayer is that you feel seen, known, and loved as we worship our great God together!
Our Pastors Dr. Gary Hylander Senior Pastor Jon MacDonald Family Life/Discipleship Pastor Aaron Brown Worship/Technology Pastor Robert Lee Student Ministries Pastor
November is National Adoption Month. There are currently 143 million orphans worldwide. How do we wrap our minds around that number? What do we do? Start by loving ONE. One child. One cause. Empowered by one all-sufficient Savior. For adoption information, contact our partner organization, Evangelical Child & Family Agency (www.ecfawisc.org) or Bethany Christian Services (www.bethany.org). Even if you aren't in a position to adopt, there are practical ways to offer support. • Pray for the children waiting for their forever family. • Pray for the families waiting for their adoption to be finalized. • Consider sponsoring an orphan through Global Fingerprints (sponsorship.globalfingerprints.org/). • Volunteer or offer financial support to local organizations that help supply basic needs to at-risk children. Contact our partner organization, Anchor of Hope Health Center (anchorofhopewi.org), or visit our website to find our current BabyCare ministry needs. Congratulations to Luke and Kinsey N. on the birth of their son. Although our November 25 Thanksgiving Eve Service has been cancelled, we cannot cancel thankfulness. In the midst of pandemics, distancing, and strong opinions, we are thankful. Because of these issues, we are more aware of our reliance upon God and his grace. Some of our neighbors have responded to the call of Jesus, and some have become better and more disciplined people of prayer. Consider how God used 2020 to reveal himself to you. Make a brief video of thanksgiving to God for who he is or what he has done. Post your video by Sunday, November 22! If you don’t know how, call the church office and talk with Pastor Aaron or Pastor Jon. Upload the video to any of your social media pages. Hashtag your video with #ThankfulAtEfree. As the news around us continues to swirl, it's important we tether our souls to our steady, faithful, immovable Rock. Women's Ministries invites all ladies to gather with us at "Pause & Ponder" on Friday evening, December 4 at 7pm. It's a collective opportunity to quiet our hearts before the Lord; to worship, soak in scripture, and pray. This physically distanced event will meet in the multi-purpose room. While there is no charge, registration is necessary. Visit the church website (http://e-freefamily.com/ministries/womens-ministries/) or contact the church office. We are getting ready to print the 2021 eFree Church directory. Letters and emails have been sent to fellowshippers. If you have not received any correspondence from us, but would like to be included in the directory, please contact Kay in the church office by November 22, 920.452.6520.
This Week Monday Tuesday
7:00pm Deacon Board 9:30am GriefShare 6:30pm Women’s Study, Nancy V’s home 6:30pm Precept Study Wednesday 6:30am Men’s Prayer 9:30am Bible Studies 5:00pm Bible Quizzing 6:30pm Student Min 6:30pm Awana 6:30pm DivorceCare 6:30pm Women’s Study 6:45pm Men’s Study 8:00pm Adult Choir Thursday 6:30pm GriefShare For more information visit us at www.e-free-family.com
Featured The link to the Body Life Update video was emailed yesterday and will go live today at 5pm. If you wish to view the video onsite at church, please call Kim in the church office Monday. You can hear stories and updates via the church’s YouTube account. An agenda is posted at each building entrance. If you’d like to have one emailed, please contact Kay, 452.6520.
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Sheboygan eFree Church November 15, 2020
Contemporary Service - 9:30am
Welcome and Call to Worship
Pastor Aaron Brown
Cornerstone My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus' name. Christ alone, Cornerstone. Weak made strong in the Savior's love. Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all. When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. My anchor holds within the veil. When He shall come with trumpet sound, oh may I then in Him be found. Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne. Words & Music Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury © 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing CCLI License # 449536
Announcements and Offering Prayer
Pastor Jon MacDonald
Message And This Became Known, Acts 19:11-20
Dr. Gary Hylander
Closing Prayer Postlude Morning messages can be watched/listened to on our website at www.e-free-family.com.
November 15, 2020 Morning Services
Dr. Gary Hylander Acts Series AND THIS BECAME KNOWN Acts 19:11-20
Having arrived in the strategic city of Ephesus, the Apostle Paul taught for three months in the synagogue, reasoning and persuading about matters pertaining to the kingdom of God. When opponents to Paul’s teaching became hostile, Paul left the synagogue, and proceeded to teach God’s word in the secular hall of Tyrannus, which impacted “all the residents of Asia” (Acts 19:10). This is a reminder that when we are focused upon God’s word and flexible with our methods, lives are impacted for God’s glory. When the evil realm cannot thwart God’s kingdom advancement through overt pressures, it will use covert operatives. In the passage we are examining today, Acts 19:11-20, the writer Luke provides us with a story to help us develop the discernment necessary to distinguish between true and false spiritualities. Let’s explore this passage together and look for practical ways these verses equip us for the fluid times in which we live.