The purpose of service is so God can reach others through our hands. In II Cor. 9:12-13, the Bible says that the service we provide not only meets needs but expresses thanks to God and leads others to praise God. The Bible also says that service builds up the “body of Christ.”  This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 
In I Cor. 12:4, the Bible explains that there are different kinds of service and then identifies many ways to provide service to others.  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
 
               What can you sign up to do?  What can you join?  How can you be of help?                      SOOOOO glad you asked!!!!
 
VBS
A Team (audio/visual techy stuff)
Prayer Warrior
JOY Pals
Christmas program
Operation Christmas Child
Bible studies  
Iron Sharpens Iron (let’s start this one!)
Consistory
Mobile food ministry (Hungry for Christ)
Dresser ministry (let’s restart it)
Wednesday night dinners
Wednesday night children’s programs
Cookie Exchange
Sunday school teachers and helpers
Restaurant Fellowship- do you like to eat?  and talk?  at the same time?  JOIN
Community dinners
Committees, SO SO SO many committees to choose from  
  1. can you fix things?
  2. interest in music? sound board? singing?
  3. do you feel hospitable? 
  4. do you think you know everything?  Education is for you…
  5. outreach?  so many ways to help reach out…
  6. good neighbor?
  7. do you care about others?  
  8. do you want to join one and just say you are on it and do nothing?  you are welcome too!
  9. are you techy?  
  10. do you breathe?  Then we need you!!!
 
Best part is, we may never thank you enough or validate you, BUT I know someone who will!  
 
 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  I Cor 10:31
 
If you already do, great, do more!  If you don’t do, please do!
 
Call the office, email the office, we can be reached.  Have questions, ask away!  Let’s get plugged in and stir up this place! Let’s get our hearts on fire for GOD.  There are SO SO many amazing people in this church.  New?  Great way to get to know others!
  You all have gifts to share.  What would you like to do?
 
office@ebenezerjoy.org
396-7071