Our Ministry's Theme and Goal for 2019
Joyfully Experience the Presence of the Lord and Share His Love
with the World Around You
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.
January 20-26, 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.
(I hope to add a new "If" every couple of days. Access this site often).
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 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 safety in the coming winter storm and wisdom whether to have our Sunday Evening Bible Study or not.
Pray for John Abramovich, our missionary in Poland with his wife Dasia. John has been suffering from an intestinal infection and his sister, Marie, just experienced her husband's passing this past week.
Pray for tonight's Wednesday Night Dinner and Service as Pastor Mike begins a new series: "No Ordinary Father." Come and join us at 6:30 PM.
Pray for Steve Cobb who fell off a ladder at work and has suffered a heel fracture.
Praise that Patricia Stradford, is doing better. Pray for continued recovery. Pray for some serious needs she is facing.
Pray for Holly Gaskill as she fights off a kidney infection. Pray for the safety of her baby. Praise that she was able to be out to church on Sunday!
Pray for Stan Gaskill who is weakening from his illness.
Praise that one of our families is starting a Bible lesson time in their home with their children besides regular Bible reading every day!
Pray for Charlie Harker, as he moves back to the Pitman Manor, Health Care Unit.
Pray for many, including yourself, to take part in the new Bible Reading Program for 2019. Pray for the Word to have a powerful impact on each life, including yours!
Praise the Gene and Cindy Rettig are thinking of coming back to church and Patrick is looking forward to coming back to Alive Youth!
Praise that Randy Marshall as he goes for physical therapy. Pray for a good recovery.
Praise that Pastor was able to have another good word of witness to his neighbor, Vince. Please pray that Vince will give his heart to the Lord.
Praise that Pastor had a great visit with George and Karen Gaffney on Saturday.
Praise for a great contact Pastor and Ellen had with an old Jewish woman at Shop Rite. Her parents were concentration camp survivors. She said she hasn't been to a synagogue for years. Pastor offered to go with her and she accepted!
Praise for a woman, Daisy, at Cowtown, prayed to receive Christ as her Savior this past Tuesday!
Praise also that Pastor has been building a good relationship with a Muslim family who moved into Pitman this year.
Pray for Karen Gaffney's family since the sudden death of her former brother-in-law, Bruce, due to cancer.
Pray for our missionary, Shirley Finnochairo, who is having trouble with her good eye. She's not even able to read her large print Bible.
Praise that Trish Hutcherson washout to church on Sunday and doing quite well since her fall in Phile.
Praise the Lord for a very nice Harvest Breakfast we enjoyed on Saturday morning. Several of the folks from MESH joined us and we heard a number of testimonies of God's blessing!
Pray for a serious situation for Dave McCarthy, back in the hospital in critical condition.
Pray for Steve Diedrichson who is still facing a lot of pain with his condition.
Pray for the men and women at Keswick who are being ministered to in order to help them overcome addictions. Pray they will meditate on the Word of God they have read and studied.
Pray for missionary, Barbara Roswell, as she had a Basel cell removed from her nose and has had recent cataract surgery.
Pray for missionary, Shirley Finnochairo's brother, to heal from his surgery.
Praise that Tim Peters and Steve Cobb acquired a snow blower for the church.
Pray for Merle Nocella, Karen's mother, who is home and needing further help. Pray for Karen as she cares for her mom.
Pray for continued healing for Bonnie Downs.
Pray for Don Jones who is back in his rehab facility. rous individuals. Pray for hearts to consider the witness given.
Pray for a teenage girl experiencing abnormal anxiety and her mother as she cares for her.
Pray for Patricia Stradford and her family as they move back into her Audubon home.
Pray for Bruce Taylor's co-worker, Tom, to come to know Christ.
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!"
January 20, 2019
"OUR SAVIOR DID IT ALL"
"Our Comforter Supports It All"
Young Adult Sunday School Class 9:45 AM
NEW Bible Study:
The Eternal God and
His Eternal Word
Great Stories of the Bible
1/20 - "Noah" Part 1
Pray for the souls of men
Reaching Our Neighbors for Christ
Pick a Neighbor and Pray for them.
Watch God open opportunities to speak with them!
GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!
GOD CAN MAKE EVERY DAY A NEW BEGINNING!!
9:00 AM: Praise and Worship
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
11:00 AM Bible Study at M.E.S.H.*
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting
* Mount Ephraim Senior Housing center