A Christian Should Never Settle
for "Casual Love" for Christ;
He Deserves Intense Love and Intense Devotion
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.
Click the "Bible Reading Plan" button to read Pastor Eckardt's closing remarks for the 2019 plan and suggestions for your reading during 2020.
Pastor Eckardt outlines the important direction believers need to take in this new decade.
Special Prayer Requests
Prayer Requests and Praise items:
Praise the Lord for a Spirit-filled Wednesday Evening Service!
Pray for Dottie Bradford who is home now from the hospital. Pray for healing from a blood infection. She is in need of IV antibiotics.
Pray for Cora Rizzo's friend, Mary Ann, that she would read the Bible and Daily Bread Cora gave her.
Pray for Shirley Brown to have a clear witness to her neighbor, Marie.
Pray for Marlene Taylor's granddaughter's father-in-law, James Clay, age 65, in Texas. James is on chemo-therapy.
Pray for an effective ministry to both Adults and Teens on Wednesday Nights.
Pray for Bob Stow. He is back in his son's home but in a hospital bed and on hospice care. The address for him is Ken Stow, 13 Funk Street, Strasburg, PA 17579.
Pray for Bonnie Down's niece, Cindy, who has suffered some severe stomach pain. She is home and in a hospital bed.
Praise the Dee Gaskill's mother's condition has improved and she will be going into a rehab.
Pray for Mark Dougherty's mother, Robin, who has started chemo treatments.
Pray for a 7 year old girl, Shawnee, who is dealing with cancer in her young life.
Pray for a Jewish young woman, Samantha, who has been witnessed to and is now listening to K-Love radio.
Keep Tyler Keane and Walter in prayer as their bodies and spirits need to heal.
Continue to pray for Carol Bay, Dee Gaskill's mother. She is being moved to a rehab facility.
Pray for Cora's friend, Mary, who has an aggressive form of lung cancer.
Pray again for Shirley's neighbor, Marie, that she would allow Pastor and Shirley to visit with her.
Pray for John Abramovich in Poland. His colleague for the past 15 years passed away recently. John relied upon his help a lot. Also pray for John's eyes as he faces continued irritation.
Ada Mae asks prayer for her neighbor's relative, Bill, who has been diagnosed with extensive cancer and pneumonia.
Pray for continued healing for Dorothy Mason, and Bonnie Downs.
Praise for a faithful group of believers who have been attending Thursday morning prayer meetings.
Pray for the MESH Bible Study to be used of God in winning people to Christ at that senior center.
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.
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.
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
On-going prayer request: Pray for the funds to be raised for the Bible recently translated in the Philippines to be printed.
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!"
9:45 AM: Adult Sunday School
11:00 AM: Morning Worship with Children's Bible Lessons in Children's Church and Junior Church
6:00 PM: Evening Bible Study
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Midweek Fellowship and Youth Bible Study
10:00 AM Prayer Meeting at Church
10:45 AM Bible Study at M.E.S.H.*
* Mount Ephraim Senior Housing center