We returned to our series in Ephesians, picking up in 5:8-14. The Lord granted a good spirit in the worship time as we explored what it looks like to walk as a child of light and to not sleep with the dead! The afternoon service focused on the nature of God and we enjoyed good discussion.
Two new guests visited yesterday as well as Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Cox from BJU. Their daughter, Chelsea, attends grad school as University of Cincinnati and is our primary pianist. It was one of our better attended weeks with 29 folks. Eight children included. We are very thankful for the young families and children the Lord is bringing.
This week we look to tie things up for signing a three-year lease on a well-suited space. Pray that the county will approve the final adjustments and that we will have wisdom as we move forward and begin working on the space for occupancy.
Regarding needs as we look at this property, one in particular stands out: Chairs. We would like to purchase reasonably comfortable chairs that can be used for the long term. Seventy-five chairs would run around $3000 (factoring in shipping and perhaps hymnal racks). Raising that money from outside ECBC would really free up our funds to take care of the construction and aesthetic parts of the building (carpet, tiles, walls, paint, kitchen, etc.).