You don't need the water to be calm to walk on it.
Jesus walked on stormy waters and He invited Peter
(and you) to walk on them too. The key to doing this?
Don't look at the storm -- keep your eyes on the Lord!
Welcome to the official website of the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, the first and oldest church in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We are a fellowship of Christians who humbly seek to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, biblically centered, friendly, compassionate with a non-judgmental congregation. Our outreach includes Mt. Ephraim and neighboring communities as well as a global involvement through many local and foreign missionaries whom we support. If you are searching for a church we invite you to worship with us.
July 14 - 20, 2019
Click the "Bible Reading Plan" button to direct you to the passages each week to read. This plan is explained during the first week of reading.
Amy Carmichael's seventh devotional has been added. This is the FINAL entry for this series on Amy's book. (Look for a new series to start soon).
Click WHAT IF? to read an exert from Amy Carmichael's book, IF. This is a deep devotional book from the hand and heart of a dear Christian servant who gave her life to reach out to the "forsaken and abused" children of the world. I leave no comment of my own. Let your heart "hear" the message of Amy's soul and ask the Holy Spirit to apply it's message to your own.
Special Prayer Requests
Prayer Requests and Praise items:
Pray for the Bradford's neighbor, John, who had heart surgery recently. Pray for Bill & Dottie's witness to him.
Pray for a single-mother with two young girls. One of the girls has cystic-fibrosis and the mother was just diagnosed with MS. They are friends of Pastor's family.
Praise that Gwen Martin's blood work came back clean. She will be able to resume her chemo treatment.
Pray for the grandsons of both Agnes Diaz and Karen Gasparro. Both young men are saved but need guidance for their future.
Pray for Clara Laird, who will be moving into her daughter's home in Arizona later this summer. We had a very nice luncheon in her honor this past Sunday.
Pray for John and Dasia in Poland as they begin and get involved in their camping ministry. Continue to pray for John's eyes to improve.
Pray for Amy Diedrichson, who is in the hospital.
Pray for Mark and Angelique as they face some outside stress on them. Ask God to deal with the issues and bring them peace.
Praise that Chris Diedrichson is employed full time and he will be getting his children back this summer!
Pray for Tammy Wilson who just had an operation at Jefferson Hospital in Stradford. She is Krislyn's mother.
Praise that Shirley Finnochairo has seen significant improvement in her eyes and her throbbing thumb!
Pray for Sean, a young father who received a Bible from Pastor. He needs the Lord!
Continue to keep our missionaries to Sweden, the Martins. Gwen is facing a difficult health issue that is keeping the family from coming to the States.
Another very recent word from John and Dasia Abramovich, is that they are both suffering from eye irritation. They are soon to start their camping ministry.
Pray for Lisa as she is dealing with symptoms of a kidney infection.
Pray for God's blessing on the work places where our folks are employed. Ask God to use His people as living examples of Christ in the office, factory, or wherever they are assigned.
Pray for Ruth McWilliams, age 98, since she fell and is now in Collingswood Manor rehab.
One of the mother's Pastor has witnessed to has agreed to "find her Bible" and look up the passages she was given. Pray that God will speak to her heart. Pastor gave her a Bible last week.
Another young mother asks prayer for her mother, Margaret, in a hospital in NYC, with leukemia
Please pray for our church family, as a whole, to develop a greater love for God's Word and a desire to read it and to apply it to their lives.
Pray for Phil and Angela Rehmus as they seek to find suitable housing and care for her mother.
We need to pray more for our national and state leaders and also pray that Christians would realize that criticism of the government without praying for our leaders is disobedience - Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Pray for the funds to be raised for the Bible recently translated in the Philippines to be printed.
Pray for several of our folks going through difficult times, physically and financially. Pray they will learn the value of TRUST in our loving Father.
Pray for all the people who have prayed to receive Christ as their Savior over the past couple of years. Pray for their desire to understand their salvation and to grow in their Christian faith.
Praise the Lord for His Word and His Spirit who enables us to understand the Scriptures and apply them to our lives.
Pray for the impact of our praying for our neighbors to be felt in their lives. Pray their hearts will be brought to conviction and that they will desire to know the Lord.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, Psalm 122:6.
Pray for more laborers to go into the harvest fields of the world, Matthew 9:38.
Ask the Lord "to lay some soul upon your heart," and lead you to love that soul for Christ's sake. Ask Him to help you to humbly do your part to win that soul for Him!"
9:00 AM: Read the Bible Together
9:45 AM: Adult Sunday School
11:00 AM: Morning Worship with Children's Bible Lessons in Children's Church
6:00 PM: Evening Bible Study
6:30 PM MIDWEEK SUPPER and SERVICE
(Every other week in July - none in August)
11:00 AM Bible Study at M.E.S.H.*
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting
* Mount Ephraim Senior Housing center