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Ultimate Pascha Easter Celebration

Ultimate Pascha Easter Celebration
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Calling all kids up to 5th Grade. Come join us and invite your friends to our Ultimate Pascha Easter Celebration in AdventureKidz at Eastside on Easter Sunday at 9 or 11 AM. This celebration will be packed full of fun, food and prizes every kid. Bring a friend!


Easter 2014

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Easter is almost here!  Resurrection Sunday is the highlight of our entire year as followers of Jesus, and all of the events leading up to that big day help us refocus and prepare.  You will want to participate in the Preserving Bible Times Seminar at Central Christian April 11-12.  Take in all of our gatherings Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday.  HE IS RISEN!!!

Prayer and Fasting

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A Note from Pastor Dennis on Fasting...

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Practical Practices for Fasting and Prayer

  1. Have a specific purpose for the fast.
  2. Start slowly: If this is your first time to fast, start slowly (fasting from specific items, fasting for one meal, fasting for one day, etc.) and move up to longer fasts over a period of time.
  3. Set a definite beginning and ending time. If it is an extended fast, be accountable to someone.
  4. Begin the fast with the resolve that it is going to have an effect.
  5. Plan ahead – look at your schedule and make it a part of your planning for that week (set specific prayer times, etc.)
  6. Set aside specific time for the Word and Prayer. Natural times would include your usual meal times.
  7. Worship and sing through the day to "feed" your spirit.
  8. Keep a journal of what you receive from the Lord throughout the fast.
  9. Walk by faith and not by feelings. Focus on the fact that you are obeying God. If you are fasting for a longer time than before, you may experience some physical discomforts (headache, etc.) Decide ahead of time that you will let these times lead you to desperation for God.
  10. Always drink lots of water and/or juice.
  11. You may need more rest than normal.
  12. Break the fast with healthy food – soup, or broth, break, fruit, etc.
  13. Make it a part of your regular lifestyle.

Who Should Not Fast?

  1. Those on medication which prevents it.
  2. Those with specific medical conditions (hypoglycemia, pregnant women, etc.). Consult your physician if you have any questions.
  3. People who have hard physical jobs need to be sure and drink plenty of liquids (up to 64oz.) of water/juice a day.

    NOTE: Fasting is healthy for the average person! It is not harmful when done properly.

Fasting Events at Eastside

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 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

Dear Eastside Community Church,

Welcome to Prayer and Fasting 2014! Are you ready to feast on the word of God, drink in the presence of the Lord in a fresh way, and be full of the Spirit of God? Then we invite you to join us for Come and Dine: 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.

God's invitation to us has always been "come and dine". He longs for us to take our rightful place at His table as His beloved sons and daughters! Come prepare your heart to receive that invitation in a new way. Come prepare your heart to extend that invitation to a lost and lonely world!

Let us know you are participating in this fast through YouVersionLive!


Additional Resources on Fasting

Preserving Bible Times 2014

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Preserving Bible Times Seminar
Friday April 11, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday April 12, 8:30am-12:15pm
 
There’s more to the story. Understand like never before. Get your heart and mind ready with this one-of-a-kind seminar event on the weekend before Easter!
 
The Last 40 Days of Jesus’ Life
The greatest story never (completely) told.
 
Teaching from Doug Greenwold of Preserving Bible Times will include:
·      12 Topical Video Segments
·      12 Visually Rich Presentations
 
-Registration Information-
Early Registration Prices
Individual: $25
Couple: $40
Family: $50
Registration Prices after April 6
Individual $30
Couple: $50
Family: $60

Greatest Gift Offering 2013

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The Christmas season is almost here. The celebration of Christ’s birth is a reminder of God’s generous love expressed toward us. In addition to the gifts we exchange with those we love, this is a great time of year to put feet to our faith and show our community the love of Jesus.

Last year, the Eastside Family responded by giving over $96,000 in this effort. I continue to be amazed by the spirit of generosity that is demonstrated through this body of believers in fulfilling our vision, mission, and values in the community.

This year we have established a goal of $100,000 and we are inviting you to prayerfully consider giving your best gift to help us reach this goal. We will use 100% of this offering to fund the following projects:

·      O & O Fund: “O & O” stands for Opportunities and Obstacles

       - Opportunities – vital resources for ministry (i.e. equipment, furnishings, and outreach)

       - Obstacles – Buildings & Grounds (repair or potential replacement of furnaces, air conditioners, etc.)



·      Missions Support:  

       - TUMI Site Support (The Urban Ministry Institute/Pastor Training in Central & South America)

       - Leadership Development & Church Planting

       - Hope Ranch For Women (Rescue Ministry for Abused and Exploited Women)

       - “One Child Matters” (Human Trafficking & Rescue Projects in India)



On December 15, 2013, we will receive the “Greatest Gift Offering” during both of our weekend services. We will provide special giving envelopes again this year and encourage everyone to come prepared to give on that day.

If you will be out of town on December 15, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can access our online giving option here. It’s safe, secure and simple to use.

Please pray about participating and jump right in with us. God has given us a great mission, and we’re blessed to be able to join him in reaching our community for Christ and advancing the Gospel around the world.

Much Blessing,

Dennis Sig first name

Pastor Dennis

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