If God Did Not Give His Son to Die
We Would Not Have a New Life to Live
"And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world."
1 John 4:14
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.
December 15 - 21, 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.
A New Series to start soon.
You may continue to read over the "IF" articles as you wish.
Special Prayer Requests
Prayer Requests and Praise items:
Praise as Pastor conducted a funeral on Thursday. There were clear testimonies that both the wife and the husband had trusted Christ as Savior before her passing!
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.
Praise for Steve Cobb's cousin, Walter. He is making some improvement and even opeded his eyes once! Continue to keep him in prayer. Pastor and Steve had a good visit with him on Saturday.
Praise that Pastor got to visit Tyler Keane, teenage neighbor to Mark and Angelique. Pastor met with Tim, Tyler's father and had prayer with him. Tyler is still in the trauma unit.
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.
Praise that Paul Gallagher had a successful surgery on his back! He is home and feeling good.
Ada Mae asks prayer for her neighbor's relative, Bill, who has been diagnosed with extensive cancer and pneumonia.
Brenda McNally asks prayer for her cousin, Chevan, who will have a brain tumor removed on Dec. 18.
Praise that at MESH it was revealed that the Jewish grandchildren of Ileen, (who trusted Christ as her Savior), Tyler and Izzie are very eager to come back to our study. Tyler even requested that Pastor Eckardt would pray for him!
Praise the Lord for a great Bible Study time at MESH on Thursday! Bonnie and Jose from EHAD Ministries came and had an excellent time with our class. We had 17 people out, with two new residents joining us!
Pray for continued healing for Dorothy Mason, Dottie Bradford, 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
6:00 PM: Evening Bible Study
10:00 AM Prayer Meeting at Church
10:30 AM Bible Study at M.E.S.H.*
* Mount Ephraim Senior Housing center