Life@Eaglebrook Newsletter

Life@Eaglebrook
September 18th, 2018
Quick Links
Food Pantry
Youth Group
New Dawn Banquet
Small Groups
FAT Men
Church Library
We Need Your Help
Elder Board Meeting
Why So Serious?
Scripture
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Eaglebrook Church

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Location: 
1025 Margaret Street, Woodruff, WI 54568 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 144 
Woodruff, WI 54568

 

Phone: 
715-356-3313

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Ministry Links

Lakeland Pantry
Quick Fact
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The Lakeland Pantry serves over 2400 registered families.
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Want to give to Eaglebrook Church?  You can do so online!


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When, Not If...

As Pastor Steve shared with us this past Sunday, as Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He says "...when 
you pray..."
, not "...if you happen to pray..."  Jesus assumes that we all pray, it is just a matter of how we do it, and who we direct it towards...
 
Everyone Prays.
 
As we go through life, we all pray.  To one degree or another, whether we would claim to believe in God or not, everyone prays. We all have longings and desires that we feel compelled to communicate to something beyond ourselves. It may be as we are awaiting the results of a medical exam, waiting to hear back after an important job interview, or simply hoping for an open parking spot... we all seem to cry out to Something Bigger in the Universe, hoping for some sort of assistance or favor.
 
This "Something Bigger" can be known.
 
Some of us are very comfortable with the idea of God, while others are somewhat resistant in using that kind of language, possibly because of their upbringing or other religious baggage. Therefore, some choose to use language of Universe, or Spirit, or Power to refer to this Something Bigger.  But the Scriptures are not shy about using the language of God. There is a God, and this is a God who has revealed Himself to us, and who continues to reveal Himself to us.
 
This "Something Bigger" desires to be known.
 
Not only can this God be known... this is a God who wants to be known.  He does not wait for us to come to Him... this is a God who comes to us.  We see this in the Old Testament, as this God appears to Adam, to Noah, to Abraham, and to Moses.  In each story, God reveals more and more of Himself.  This God desires a relationship with us so much, He was willing to take on human flesh and live among us, showing us what He is truly like.
 
Knowing this "Something Bigger" shapes us.
 
As we begin to experience the reality of this Something Bigger, the love of our Abba Father begins to change who we are. We begin to see things in a new way, and make different choices. Our lives begin to take on a different trajectory.  God desires relationship, and that relationship transforms us.
 
Prayer is about Knowing and Being Known.
 
So, may we continue to press in to this Something Bigger.  May we continue deeper and deeper into this relationship with the Divine.  When we desire more clarity and understanding, may we look to the Scriptures and to the Person of Jesus.  And may we speak to our Father.  May we listen.  May we cry out and be comforted.  May we ask and receive.  May we seek His guidance as we live in relationship with God.
 
May we walk in the Image of God this week!

Matthew 6:5-13
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Food Pantry - This Thursday, Sept 20th

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This is our week to serve at the Lakeland Pantry.  Eaglebrook Church serves at the Lakeland Pantry every other Thursday from 3pm-6pm.  

 

We can always use a few new volunteers, so if you're looking for a way to show and reflect the love of Jesus... this is great way to be a blessing to those who are struggling.  We also have a ton of fun!

 

If you would like more information, or would like to join this ministry, please email Arnie.

 

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Youth Group Begins This Week!!!

New Dawn Banquet - This Thursday!

Fall Small Group Bible Studies


The Bible Studies available this season include:
 
FAT Men's Group (Faithful, Available, Teachable)
When: 8:00am every other Sunday
Where: Eaglebrook Church (downstairs) 
Topic: No Regret's 
For More Information:  Dennis Strong
 
Women's Bible Study
When: 9:30-11:00am Tuesday Mornings
Where: Eaglebrook Church (downstairs) 
Topic: Spiritual Warfare 
For More Information: Ginny Hilmer 
 
Boedecker Small Group Bible Study
When: 7:00pm Wednesday Evenings 
Where:  Eaglebrook Church (Church Library) 
Topic:  Following Our Jewish Rabbi 
For More Information: Arnie Boedecker 
   
If you would like more information about any of our Small Groups, or have any additional questions, you can email Arnie.

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FAT Men - Next Meeting - September 23rd

This world needs more FAT Men!!!

F - Faithful
A - Available
T - Teachable

The next meeting will be Sunday, September 23rd, before the Sunday Morning Service at 8am.   

 
All guys are welcome, from teens through the old and wise... 


If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Dennis Strong or Charlie Genung.


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Need Something To Read?

Our Church Library has a great selection of books, as well as a number of other resources, including everything from Christian Living, Fiction, Devotionals, Bible Studies, Commentaries, stuff for the kids, and more!  Be sure to check it out!

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We Need Your Help!

Looking for a way to help out and get more involved?  Here are three ways you could be a HUGE help: 

 

Cleaning Crews -- Each week, families help out by cleaning the church.  The more families we have to help out, the less often each family is on the rotation.  Would you consider helping out in this area?  If so, please contact  Jani. 

Children's Ministry -- Do you have a heart for working with children?  We could always use a few more volunteers to help in the Nursery or with our Children's Ministries.  If you are interested, please contact Arnie. 

 

Lakeland Pantry

Food Pantry -- Every other Thursday, we help serve at the Lakeland Food Pantry from 3pm-6pm. This is a great way to serve and bless others in need.  We could always use a few extra hands. Would you be willing to serve once a month?  If so, please contact Arnie.

 

 

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Next Elder Board Meeting - October 15th

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The next Elder Meeting is scheduled for:

 

Monday, October 15th at 6:30pm

 

If you have any issues or concerns that you would like the Elder Board to discuss at the next meeting, please talk to any of the Elders.

 

 

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Why So Serious?


If you come across an item that you would like to see featured in future segments of "Why So Serious?", please email your submission to arnie@eaglebrookminocqua.org


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Scripture of the Week

Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) -- "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;  and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

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What a joy it was to dive into the "Lord's Prayer" on Sunday, and to experience it at an entirely different level. 

May that totally revolutionize your prayer life, and call you more deeply into that epic adventure God is calling us toward. 

This Sunday we look at the words of Jesus on the subject of worry, anxiety.  Ever been anxious about anything in your life before? 

Come this week to hear what Jesus has to say about that!

I love being your pastor!
Steve
 
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