We tend to forget that "the way of the cross leads to the cross!"
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.
April 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.
(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 Phil and Angela Rehmus as they seek to find suitable housing and care for her mother.
Pray for Pastor's neighbor, Vince, who is having some difficult family issues. Pray for his salvation
Please pray especially hard for this family. The devil is working hard to distract them from the Lord, but Pastor had an excellent contact with several of the family members on Wednesday!
Pray for John and Bonnie Downs who are both experiencing annoying health issues.
Pray for Patricia's adopted sons, Supreme and Sincere, since they've experienced a death in their other family.
Stan Gaskill - had a kidney stone that he passed while in the hospital. Keep him in prayer.
Hal Batdorf is scheduled for surgery for a herniated disc on April 19th at Jefferson in Philadelphia.
Praise that Joe Serabo was back at Cowtown on Tuesday and prayed with Miguel, age 21, to receive Christ as his Savior! Miguel had just been released from the hospital for a gunshot wound.
Pray for Marlene Taylor who went back to Cooper and found she has two fractures to her hip.
Pray for Houston Stevenson, who suffered a heart attack last Wednesday. Pray for Eileen and their family. Houston faces surgery and stents.
Praise that Bonnie Pearson and EHAD Ministries are scheduled to minister at the MESH Bible Study in May.
Continue to pray for John and Dasia Abramovich in Poland. John will be able to teach the Easter story to children in the public schools! Dasia is troubled with IBS.
Pray for Hal Batdorf who is suffering from some injuries he had while working on his house.
Pray for William Mott, son to our missionaries, John and Becky Mott. William has congenital malformations and needs medical attention.
Pray for a couple, Kate and Tim, who are friends of Thelma Bauman. Tim has stage 4 lung cancer and Thelma is seeking to minister to them.
Praise for a GREAT service with Bonnie Pearson and Jose!! A Jewish believer, Ilene gave her testimony of receiving Christ as her Messiah!
Pray for Lisa's cousin and baby Hannah. They have to deliver at 28 weeks. Pray as she had to have a C-section for the delivery. The baby has major medical issues that have to be handled.
Pray for continued recovery for Joe Serabo. He would love to get back to witnessing at Cowtown.
Pray for a neighbor of Shirley Brown. Her name is Marie and she got word that her daughter has cancer at least in her lungs. Shirley asks prayer that Marie would allow Shirley to bring Pastor to visit her and share God's Word with her.
Praise for answered prayers several of our church families have witnessed in the last few weeks!
Praise the Bill Peters is doing so much better since he received a shot for his painful back.
Pastor and Ellen are blessed with several new contacts made in their witnessing in their neighborhood, at Shop Rite, and on their crossing guard posts.
Praise that Steve Cobb has been able to return to work doing light duty.
Praise that Randy Marshall was able to go back to work on Tuesday! Pray for his continued healing and stamina.
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.
Praise that Chris and Amy Diedrichson were out to church recently and looking good. They are encouraged with God's leading and Chris has a full time job.
Pray for all of us to realize the powerful resources we have available from God for DAILY VICTORY!
Praise that all of us would give to reading God's Word everyday. May we remember that opening the Bible gives God the opportunity to speak to us!
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.
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 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
11:00 AM Bible Study at M.E.S.H.*
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting
* Mount Ephraim Senior Housing center
Pastor and Mrs. Eckardt will be taking some time off to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The dates are May 13 - 26 and a week in June, June 17 - 23.