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Greece Update #11 Wrap Up

Greece Update #11 Wrap Up

Greece Family Gathering Trip Wrap-UpHow do you summarize a week like we just had? It is impossible in just a few paragraphs, but we can at least present some key points that hit home for us in a way that would not have been feasible if we had not attended the Family...

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Greece Update #10

Greece Update #10

Greece Update #10 Today was the day we faced with simultaneous relief and sorrow, our last day of the program. The relationships the third culture kids (TCK’s) have formed and deepened with each other and with us made this day a difficult one in many ways. For the...

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Greece Update #9

Greece Update #9

Greece Update #9 Tears dripped down onto the steps of the little chapel. A woman had just found out her daughter-in-law had cancer. A small community of believers huddled around her, laying hands on her and offering prayers. Mosquitos bit my legs as a global worker...

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Greece Update #8

Greece Update #8

Greece Update #8 From Dr. Shaver: We were back in class today after another morning of worship music to start the day. For the 11-13 year old’s, the lesson focused on empathy and how it contrasts with mere sympathy. We discussed how empathy puts one in the place of...

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Greece Update #7

Greece Update #7

Greece Update #7Today we took a break from the classroom for an excursion to the historic city of Corinth! We had a brief stop at the isthmus (literally meaning “neck”), where a canal had been dug. Over the bridge we were able to view ships sailing through the canal....

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Greece Update #6

Greece Update #6

Greece Update #6 From Dr. Shaver: Now we’re getting into the “meat” of the material we’re presenting to the students. Our overall theme for the conference is examining our emotions, and we have lesson plans designed to address different aspects of our emotional life...

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Greece Update #5

Greece Update #5

Greece Update #5 It is a joy and a privilege to serve the global worker families who have arrived travel-weary here in Marathon, Greece! Since we’ve had a bit of time to shake off our own jet lag, we can be the fresh arms that grab their luggage and get plates for...

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Greece Update #4

Greece Update #4

Greece Update #4 Today was our first full day of classes! First, we gathered for a morning devotional with all of the staff and global worker families. Next, each team took on the task of coordinating the children’s programs for our respective age groups. The...

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Greece Update #3

Greece Update #3

Greece Update #3 The day started relatively uneventfully, but after a morning devotional and lunch, the global worker families began to arrive. We were there at the door to greet them, help with their luggage, and begin to meet the kids. After praying through the list...

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Greece Update #2

Greece Update #2

Greece Update #2 Now that we’re settled in our lodgings, we have started planning and organizing for the week ahead. This morning, we gathered to meet the team we’d be working with including the Executive Director Gabriel de Guia and Associate Director in charge of...

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Coronavirus Updates

Update overview: The church building is closed and all services and activities are canceled until further notice. Click here for resources >> Thursday, March 19Dear Eastminster family,As situations across the country are continuing to evolve, we want you to know...

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Weekly Lenten Readings

Weekly Lenten Readings

Lent Devotionals Weekly readings developed by Eastminster member and seminary student Ben Davis. Use them to guide your study, reflection and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday.Christians are a pilgrim people, we live on the move with Christ as we journey...

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In Remembrance of Me

In Remembrance of Me

by Joseph Wimer “Do this in remembrance of me.” Six words. That’s all I need for most of you to know that to which I am referring: Communion, The Lord’s Supper, Eucharist. Whatever tradition you come from, or whatever you choose to call it, this phrase has a unique...

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Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights

Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights

Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights We’re excited to announce Eastminster is launching another worship service alongside our Sunday morning offerings, Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Student Center, beginning September 5. by Matt Jaderston There are moments in ministry...

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Preparing for Pentecost

Preparing for Pentecost

Preparing for Pentecostby Joseph Wimer This coming Sunday, churches around the world will celebrate the Day of Pentecost - the day the first followers of "the Jesus way" were filled with the Holy Spirit. What an experience it must have been to be present for the...

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Resources for Entering Lent

Resources for Entering Lent

by Joseph Wimer This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in the season of Lent, and in all three services we will be receiving new members into the Eastminster service. Quite appropriately, Pastor Stan will be preaching on the significance of renewing our covenants with...

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How We Can Help Andover

How We Can Help Andover***UPDATE as of Wednesday, May 4***Dear Eastminster family,We have heard from so many of you who are excited to serve the Andover community - thank you! We wanted to update you that United Way has cancelled volunteer opportunities today and...

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Auto Draft

Kansas Weekly Prayer RhythmPastor Stan is calling us to join a weekly prayer rhythm with other believers from across Kansas. The rhythm is based on the Lord's Prayer and begins Easter Sunday. Pick up a prayer guide at the church or download it now. DOWNLOAD PRAYER...

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Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Coping with Grief at the Holidaysby Pastor Mike Goolsby The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays can be stressful enough just dealing with all the details and traditions that normally accompany them. This year, the pandemic and not being able to celebrate the holidays...

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Leading with Wisdom and Grace: COVID Infection Protocols

Leading with Wisdom and Grace Our COVID-19 Safety/Infection ProtocolsRecently our elders have been wrestling with the question facing all leadership teams this year...what if someone tested positive for COVID-19 after they were at church? First, we have safety...

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Do You Have to be Male to Preach?

Do You Have to be Male to Preach?

Do you have to be Male to Preach? By Dr. Henry Lederle   The church in the U.S. has had a longstanding debate on ordaining women to pastoral ministry. It is my desire in this article to make a contribution to this discussion from the perspective of favoring the...

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EPC Call for Lament and Prayer

A message from Tom Werner, Moderator of the 38th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, calling for June 8, 2020, as a Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer: Recent events surrounding the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in...

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Tech Team Opportunities

Tech Team Opportunities

Tech Team OpportunitiesWe would love for you to serve with us! Whether you are able to serve once a week or once a month, there are positions for all skill levels, ages and schedules. No prior experience in tech roles is necessary. Contact Nick Hofmeister at 634.0337,...

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Student Worship Project

Student Worship Project Hey students. I know this is a bit of a crazy time. Our lives haves been turned upside down. There is a lot of fear, anxiety and unknowns in the world right now. It’s easy to get swept into the frenzy.   As Christians, we have a unique voice in...

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