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Our Church Anniversary

The SALMO Chorale among others...

The SALMO Chorale among others...

25 January 2009:

It was a big, big day for EBC. The 31st Church Anniversary main celebrations started at 3:30 PM with the concert-style Musical presentations, by various individuals and groups. Brother Ramil sang a very beautiful Tagalog Classic “Itatawid sa Landas,” as it should be a reminder and a confirmation of the Lord’s enduring love and provision in these times of economic turbulence.

Songs were rendered. The EBC Heirs (Youth choir), the ServANTS Band, and the EBC Salmo rendered several songs one after the other as the history of EBC was flashed on the LCD screen and voiced over by Erma and Jireh. Pastor Roi exhorted the congregation midway through the series of musical numbers. There were other numbers rendered by Spencer, Lance, Juvy,  Janeil, Michelle and Philip.

By the way, we were favored to have as guest musicians three charming young ladies Cheryl, Debby and Rosanna. They all played alongside Juvy, Aerol and Bethel on the violins with the exception of Debby who played the cello, with yours truly on the baby grand.

We had the pleasure of the company of our daughter churches in Pateros, Binangonan, & Floodway, Cainta. A bountiful feast was shared by everyone afterwards.

"At Your Service" (The Appetizer/Dessert Table)

"At Your Service" (The Appetizer/Dessert Table)

Earlier in the day, Pastor Vincent Castillo preached the Word of God in our morning worship service and talked about the changes, times, and seasons.

Right after the morning worship, a baptismal service commenced in the church parsonage baptistry. New names were added to our roster and we praise God for that.

It was a day of rejoicing; a testament to the Lord’s faithfulness. Praise Him!

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For the complete set of images, courtesy of Mr. Ghie Rivas,

please visit EBC’s Flickr account. Click here.

Please re-visit the site come March to see everything; Sorry for waiting.

Ok, as of today, 10March, all photos have been uploaded. Thanks for the patience.-mclat

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EBC Baptizes Ten Young People

    The fifth of October was a special Sunday for EBC as ten young people decided to follow the Lord in the waters of baptism. The worship in the sanctuary that morning culminated in the parsonage as Pastor Roi led the congregation to the baptistry; and together with Deacon Nelson Badar, they baptized each of these young men and ladies. 

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.

    One by one, they got immersed while the congregation sang hymns in the background. We praise and thank the Lord for adding souls to our roll and as Pastor Roi earlier remarked, each one conveyed the desire to participate in the church’s varied ministries; and as a matter of fact, some of them are already involved in some.          

    It is our prayer that these individuals continuously discover the truths of God’s Word and thus grow more and more spiritually and intellectually in the Lord. By the looks of it, we thought these young people have learned to love coming to the church and have considered it their second home. May the Lord continually beckon people, young and old alike, to the church and may He find us ready for the task. Praise the Lord!

     

    Here are the Most Recent Addition to our Roster of Members:

  1. Dinky Francisco
  2. Jezreel Oloteo
  3. Jessica Pajarillaga
  4. Jeandro Lemuel Petilos
  5. Joana Jerose Petilos
  6. Emman Timoteo
  7. Lovelyn Vocal
  8. Michelle Vocal
  9. Pamela Vocal
  10. Glen Yepes
 
*2nd, 3rd and 4th stanza, clipped from http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp
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