Grace Baptist Church Mandaue 7th Anniversary

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About Our Speaker: Dr. Russell Ebersole

   Dr. Russell Ebersole graduated from Wheaton College and took Master's degree in New Testament at the Wheaton Graduate School.
    With his wife, Gene DeVries, an MK from Bukidnon, went to the Philippines (Iloilo City) in April of 1954. He was involved in evangelism and church planting and Gene taught at Doane. Their second term was in Bacolod in the same kind of ministry.
    During that term Gene had surgery for breast cancer. On their 2nd furlough, ABWE asked him to become Missionary-at-Large for the Philippines, but only for 13 months as Gene's cancer recurred. They returned to the States and the Lord took her ten weeks later in November of 1964. In 1969, he married Mrs. Nancy Goehring, whose husband suddenly died in Bangladesh in June 1965, after they had served only two years among tribal peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
    They joined their eight children together. A year after their marriage, they went to the Philippines with seven of them. They lived in Quezon City and traveling throughout the Philippines and Asia as part of their ministry with over 200 missionaries in that part of the world.

    In 1977, he became Administrator of ABWE's Far East fields.
    In 1995, Dr. Ebersole retired from that position and until 2012, they were involved in a ministry of care giving to missionaries, especially heading up the debriefing ministry for furloughing missionaries.
    Their eight children all love the Lord and are serving Him in different capacities. They have 37 grandchildren and 8 small great grandchildren.
*ABWE - Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
Photo: Dr. Russ and Nancy Ebersole
Anniversary Service
October 9, 2013, Wednesday

5:30 - 6:45 PM - Dinner (Dinner will not be served during the service)
7:00 - 9:30 PM - Anniversary Service

Instrumental Prelude: Lamb of Glory (G. Nelson, P. McHugh)
Hymns of Praise:  All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name (Diadem, Edward Perronet, James Ellor)
                           To God Be the Glory (Fanny Crosby, William Doane)
Call to Worship / Prayer
Response: Hymn of Hope (Robert Murray, Dan Forrest)
Hymn of Adoration:  His Robes for Mine (Chris Anderson, Greg Habegger)
Hymn: Surely Goodness and Mercy (Alfred Smith, John W. Peterson)
Church History: "Looking Back Beyond the 7 Years" - Pepito Gabisan
Men's Chorus: Beautiful Savior (arranged by Tom Fettke)
                      Looking Unto Jesus (Mac Lynch) 
                      I'm A Soldier (Mac Lynch)
Introduction of Guest Speaker
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23
Choral Offering: An Offering (Eileen Berry, Dan Forrest)
                       To Behold Thee (Eileen Berry, Dan Forrest)
Message: Dr. Russell Ebersole
Ladies Trio: My Highest Praise (Chris Waters, John Cox)
                  Worship the Lord (Ron and Shelly Hamilton)
Church History: "Looking Back After 7 Years" - Louie Pronto
Offertory with Special Music: Patch and PeeWee Club Kids Choir
Cord of Fellowship
Church Theme Song: I Stand Redeemed (Ron and Shelly Hamilton)
Prayer of Thanksgiving - Pastor Antonio Antonio
Prayer of Dedication - Pastor Frupet John Gargantiel
Response: Like a Lamb (Ralph Carmichael)

Special Anniversary Month Sundays
October 6 (Workers), October 13 (Teens), October 20 (Patch Club), October 27 (Adults)
Every Sunday, we have special presentation prepared by each group.

Patch and PeeWee Club Musical
October 20, 2013, Sunday
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Discover How to Cherish the Moment that Make Your House a Home in...
"The Custards' Last Stand"
Featuring well-loved Patch the Pirate songs including: Lord, Bless Our Home, Say, I Love You, Family Fun, I Do My Part, Open My Eyes and many more!!!

This Special Event is FREE!