This is an almost weekly update to the friends and folks of Ephesus for March 12, 2008.
An exciting Sunday this week at Ephesus as we dig into the kind of life Jesus has called us to lead in part 2 of “Why Jesus.” In part 2 we’re going to look at Jesus’ words and actions throughout the book of Matthew and the call he has put on all of our lives. We will also hear about how Ephesus is partnering with the Justice Project in living out the life Jesus modeled. Lisa Koons, lead at the Charlotte 24-7 Prayer Room, as well as the Justice Project, will be engaging us in how to be a part of making a difference in the Villa Heights neighborhood just to the northeast of Uptown Charlotte. Ephesus Church and Next Level Church in Matthews will be adopting the Villa Heights neighborhood for the next 9 months. This is truly a part of our DNA as a church and our vision to love Jesus, love people and love the city. I’m excited that so early on in our history we have a very tangible, authentic way to love on our community. I hope you can be at Ephesus Church this Sunday at 6pm in Uptown Charlotte.
Audio podcasts from Ephesus are now available at the iTunes Music Store. Just search for “EphesusChurch.tv” in the iTunes Music Store search bar and you can subscribe to the podcast feed. We are hoping to have video podcasts available very soon.
Finally, this Sunday at Grace Covenant Church, Pastor Farrell and the leadership of GCC will be praying over the entire Ephesus team. They’ve asked for everyone serving at Ephesus or just attending Ephesus to be a part of this prayer time in all 3 services. I’d like to ask all of you that are a part of Ephesus at any level to be a part of this prayer time at GCC by joining us when we are invited forward at the 8, 9:30, and 11:15 services.
Please continue to pray for relationships in the Uptown area of Charlotte to be developed and the word about what is happening at Ephesus to spread. Thanks for your support!