Events at East Shore Baptist Church
Join us for a special Prayer Service on February 17th. Three times a year we devote Sunday morningworship services to praying together as a church family. Anyone is welcome to join us for this special service that will feature times of individual, small group, and large group
prayers. Everyone is welcome! See you there!
ESBC’s Great Commission Challenge - 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of our church’s founding. Rather than simply celebrate this event as a church with food and speakers, our leadership began asking “Is that all?” We are a Church of Jesus Christ, and at the heart of this is the heart of our God and what He revealed in His Word, The Bible.
In what is often referred to as The Great Commission, Jesus commanded His children, His followers… we who are truly Christians, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
And in His parting Words to His disciples Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Ac 1:8) The Harrisburg area is our Jerusalem; it is our home; where God has called us to be ambassadors for Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2).
We believe that we exist as a church to fulfill these commands of Scripture, and so much more. In fact, one of our Core Values as a church is: Reaching Out – We believe that a transformed life compels and enables us to reach those without Christ in a way that is faithful and creative. Another of our Core Values is: Meeting Needs – We believe that our church should express God’s love, addressing community concerns by doing good deeds and sharing biblical truths.
And besides, our very understanding of our mission as a church is articulated in these words: Our mission is to glorify God by modeling Christ, extending His Love, and building His Church.
GCC-50, as we are calling it, is a way to not only celebrate our 50 years as a church, but also our heartfelt love for our community, and our desire to be obedient to God’s Word for us (John 14:15).
Join us for a five week study on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm starting December 5th.
Mark your calendar to join us for a fall festival on Friday October 26th from 6 to 9 pm. Bring a side dish as the church will provide burgers and dogs. A “trunk or treat” will follow dinner where kids can wear costumes and collect treats. The Charlie Brown “It’s the Great Pumpkin Patch” followed by s’mores on the fire pit.
Call the office 717-657-0614 to sign up.
You Are Invited!
VBS Family Night
You are invited to our "Game On" VBS Family night at George Park on Sunday, August 19th at 5:00 PM. We will be grilling and ask that you bring a side dish, dessert or drink. Come fellowship with our BVS attendees and their families. Enjoy a performance from the children of their favorite songs of VBS. Get a chance to share the love of Jesus! We look forward to seeing you.
The East Shore Baptist Church 2018 VBS Team
Framing the Future
Facilitated by Pastors Brian Harrison and John Toone
Our pastors will lead us in a time of discussion and discovery this summer as we talk about what the future holds for East Shore Baptist Church. Join us as we map out the future of our church and talk about upcoming changes. We will cover a range of topics from our statement of faith, to church membership, to biblical eldership. Come and see where we are headed and how God’s Word points us in this direction!
Use sign-up form below to sign up for this summer's adult classes!
Couples Class: Love Talks
Facilitated by Jeff and Debby Glessner
This class will equip you to discover what biblical marriage is really about and explore the unique mission God has for your marriage. The class will involve thought-provoking exercises and practical ideas for building a God-honoring marriage.
Explore the Bible: 2 Samuel: Facilitated by Joe Fogg
Come with us as we “Explore the Bible” and take a look at the reign of King David as described in the book of 2 Samuel. Join us and learn about God’s faithfulness to the man after His own heart.
Exploring the Word: Psalms and Proverbs:
Facilitated by Tom Toone *Ongoing Study*
We will take a close, hard look at the end of the book of Psalms and dive into Proverbs in order to learn how to apply these book to our lives today. Each class includes opportunities for small-group instruction. The books of the Old Testament still speak to us today…come see how!!
Facilitated by Andy Berkebile, Dan Long, and Wade Hutcheson
Join some of the men of East Shore and guests from Keystone as we study God’s Word and hold each other accountable in our pursuit of God.
Women’s Sunday School: Old Testament Prophets and Life of Jesus:
Facilitated by Janice Gaiski *Ongoing Study*
Come along with women at East Shore as we dive into Old Testament Prophets and the life of Jesus Christ. See how God fulfills and will fulfill His promises!
Women’s Sunday School: Keep It Shut
Facilitated by Diane Eichelberger
This study goes way beyond just a “Don’t gossip” book. It explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent.
Young Adult Sunday School
Facilitated by Lars and Jennifer Gelert
Join the young adults as we look at God’s Word together. We will discuss how we can apply these truths to our lives in the Twenty-First Century.
Save April 21, 2018 for a ESBC day trip to the new Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. The tour will cover the 430,000 square foot museum with a walk through the history of the bible, the story behind the hymn "Amazing Grace", a World of Jesus of Nazareth" interactive display, the New Testament theater and more. Check out www.museumofthebible.org
We will leave ESBC at 7a.m. by church van and individual cars. 2 hr drive to Rockville, MD Metro station. Take 1hr 15 minute metro ride to Federal Center stop - cat $10 to $15 round trip. Arrive around 10:30 to 11:00. Museum suggested donation $15. tour museum, pack own lunch or eat at museum food stations. depart museum at 4pm, take metro back to Rockville. Eat supper at a family restaurant and drive home between 8 and 9 p.m.
This will be a longer day with walking, but an incredible museum plus great fellowship as we travel and eat together.
Thursday, May 4th is the National Day of Prayer and we will have a prayer service at the church beginning at 6:30 pm that evening. "O Lord, hear! O Lord forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name." Daniel 9:19