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Pastoral Staff Changes at EMC

From the Chairman of the Board of Stewards:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

The Holy Spirit preceded and presided over our Special Church Conference held June 21, 2017, which saw the largest turnout for a church meeting in the history of ECEMC. The church unanimously approved the call of Pastor Sean Scribner as Senior Pastor. Testimony was given that this has never happened before in the history of ECEMC. The church also approved the call of Jeff Wortman as Minister of Music and Worship. Jeff’s first day on staff will be August 15, 2017.

Please continue to pray for God’s church at EMC, our staff, and leadership team.

Pressing into Jesus together,
Charlie Bartlett
Chairman, Board of Stewards

Pastor Sean Scribner Appointed Interim Lead Pastor

From the Chairman of the Board of Stewards:

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.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

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.

2017 Easter Schedule of Events

You and your entire family are invited to Evangelical Methodist Church for our entire Easter season schedule of events!

  • Palm Sunday healing service – April 9th at 10:15 am – followed by a reception honoring Pastors Bill and Diane Ury as they transition to the next stage in their ministry journey together in Christ.
    • Potluck and reception at 11:45 am.
    • The church is providing the meat, beverages, and cake. We are asking that all of you who attend please bring additional sides and some desserts.
    • Cards, gifts, and expressions of love can be submitted to the church office or dropped in the designated box at the reception.
  • Good Friday tenebrae service  – April 14th at 6:00 pm in the chapel
  • Easter Sunday sunrise service – April 16th at 6:00 am – followed by a church-wide pancake breakfast free to all who attend!
  • Easter Sunday worship service – April 16th at 10:15 am
  • Easter Sunday egg hunt – April 16th at 11:45 am – details here
Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Complete Easter Schedule

  • Sunrise Service & Pancake Breakfast: 6am
  • Morning Worship Service: 10:15am
  • Easter Egg Hunt: 11:45am