Rev. Ike Cowell, Conference Superintendent with the Evangelical Methodist Church, appointed Sean Scribner as interim lead pastor with an effective date of April 17, 2017. The Board of Stewards and Pastoral Relations Committee unanimously requested this appointment.
The lead pastor position became vacant as Pastors Bill and Diane Ury accepted God’s call as National Ambassadors of Holiness with the Salvation Army in February of this year. The Ury’s have been with Elizabeth City EMC for four and a half years.
Pastor Sean assumes this position with a calling and a heart to be a lead pastor. He describes his new role as “shepherding and equipping of the saints for the work of ministering to others.”
The Pastoral Relations Committee, in collaboration with the Conference Superintendent, has responsibility for administering the search for a lead pastor.
You are invited to join EMC for our Good Friday tenebrae service on April 14th, 2017 at 6pm. The word ‘tenebrae’ is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the service is to rehearse the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the passion of Jesus Christ. It is intentionally left unfinished because the story isn’t over until Easter Sunday morning. By the reading of key passion texts of Scripture, combined with the progressive extinguishing of candles until achieving total darkness, tenebrae services recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story, therefore they are by nature somber. Experiencing the tenebrae provides participants with a poignant reminder of the cross of Christ, while preparing the heart to anticipate Easter.
Come join us for this unique service of worship in the chapel of Evangelical Methodist Church.
Hunting for more this Easter? Discover more at EMC!
This Easter, when the eggs are found and the baskets are unwrapped, will you feel satisfied or still be searching? Join us at Evangelical Methodist Church for a celebration full of joy and meaning. Your whole family will enjoy the great music, fun for the kids, and a message that will bring direction and encouragement to your faith journey. Come find what’s missing in your Easter!
Immediately following the 10:15 morning worship service we will host a fun, free Easter egg hunt sure to be lots of fun for children and families! Come join us for a full morning of worship and celebration.
The final installment of our new children’s catechism, Catechism – Week 30 – The Eschaton, Part 2, has been published. It answers the question, “What is the ultimate goal and purpose of the people of God?” This now concludes our offering of 30 weekly catechism questions for families to use in the discipleship of their children into the basic theology and ethics of Christianity.
For a complete index of all catechism questions, click this drop-down menu:
For more resources to aid in the discipleship of children in the home, please check out the Family Discipleship blog, a free digital resource from EMC. There you will discover a variety of resources – from articles and study materials to the full 30-week catechism – to equip moms and dads with helpful tools for raising godly children.
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