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The Vision September 9, 2020

Vol.52 No. 36

This Sunday, Lucas will begin THIS IS THE WAY, a 3-week sermon series examining Jesus' claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Please come together with your church this Sunday!
Next Sunday, September 13th, there will be a Special Called Business Meeting following the a.m. service for the purpose of nominating a Pastoral Search Team and to recommend a temporary exception to our policies and procedures in order to accept ballots through a drive thru until 1:00 p.m. on that Sunday (9/13) following the meeting for those unable to attend the meeting due to COVID-19 concerns.

Policies & Procedures of Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Bartlesville, Oklahoma (Article 2, Section 5, Paragraph 2) states: For a pastor search team, the church will elect five (5) team members by secret ballot. At a regular or special called business meeting, each member present may write the names of no more than five (5) church members on a nomination ballot. The names of the ten (10) members, never including husband and wife, receiving the largest number of votes and willing to serve will then be placed on an election ballot and presented to the church at the next regular or special called business meeting. Each church member present at the election may vote for no more than five (5) persons. The five (5) receiving the largest number of votes will be named to this team.

On Sunday September 13th at 3pm in the Worship Center, we will be going over what it takes to prepare and run a Sunday morning service. This training is for anyone that currently serves or has never served but would like to get involved in our Audio/Visual ministry. We'll go over streaming, ProPresenter, and Audio mixing. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan or Allan.

Discipleship Training will begin THIS SUNDAY, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Watch the above video to get a glimpse at what we'll be discussing. This is open for all ages. There is no cost and there will be NO homework! You will want to be part of Disciple U!! Please contact the church office or Lucas if you have any questions.

Join the Zoom meeting for this week's Prayer Meeting. Meeting ID: 421 329 3285 Passcode: 60320
Worship Kids has begun! Our VBS Curriculum "Concrete & Cranes" will be used during Worship Kids through October 4th. An exception has been made so that K-5th graders can join us. After October 4th, Worship Kids will go back to K-3rd grades.
Oasis will be led by Ryan and Rachel Forrest. Join each Wednesday at 6:00 in the Parlor.

“The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world … The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.” --N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

**“[W]e live in interwoven networks of terminally casual relationships. We live with the delusion that we know one another, but we really don’t. We call our easygoing, self-protective, and often theologically platitudinous conversations ‘fellowship,’ but they seldom ever reach the threshold of true fellowship. We know cold demographic details about one another (married or single, type of job, number of kids, general location of housing, etc.), but we know little about the struggle of faith that is waged every day behind well-maintained personal boundaries. One of the things that still shocks me in counselling, even after all these years, is how little I often know about people I have counted as true friends. I can’t tell you how many times, in talking with friends who have come to me for help, that I have been hit with details of difficulty and struggle far beyond anything I would have predicted. Privatism is not just practiced by the lonely unbeliever; it is rampant in the church as well.” -- Vaughan Roberts, True Friendship

Ladies, one of the things that Covid-19 has revealed to me is our deep need for Christian community and our failure in developing true relationships with one another. This is the heart behind our small group ministry we are launching this fall called The Table. The Table is a gathering of 4-6 women that happens once a month, ideally around a table, creating a space where women can feel known and providing an environment for conversation about following God. If you haven't done so yet, I encourage you to get involved in our women's ministry and join a Table Group. We hope to launch the groups in September, so sign up soon. -Rachel Forrest, Women's Ministry Leader

We are going to end sign-ups for the paint night this Sunday! If you've been holding out, now is the time to RSVP!
If you would like to make your contributions electronically, please visit www.easternheightsbaptist.org and click on the giving tab. You may also give by your bank’s electronic bill pay system (preferred), or you can also mail a check to the church office @ 1331 Swan Dr, Bartlesville, OK 74006.

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