As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and look forward to a New Year in 2013, I would like to extend my wishes to the Ephesus Church Congregation and the international community we call “planet earth” a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ephesians 3:20 states - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.  This holiday season we ask, we think, we pray and he will deliver.

Dr. Dedrick Blue, Sr. Pastor of the Ephesus Church

 

 

Holidays from our family to yours. One of the major highlights of the holiday season is getting together with our family and extended family. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 3:14-15, "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name." We all have one Father, and He is the God of Heaven and Earth. We are His children, and not just by virtue of Him being the Creator, but also because of our blood tie. In the same book the Bible says the following, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." (Eph. 1:4-6, NIV). It is through the Messiah that we are now called children of God, thus, He truly is the reason for the season. Happy Holidays my brothers and sisters. 

-        Pastor Andrew Pileggi, Assistant Pastor of the Ephesus Church

  

My favorite time of the year is the last two weeks of December and the first service of the New Year. This year it’s no different.  Celebrating the Messiah in song, Candlelight communion, and the first Sabbath of the New Year all with its own identity, yet covered with a message of hope and love. I would like to extend my love and heart felt holiday wishes to the Ephesus church congregation and the village of Harlem. If you happen to come to New York City in the future, we invite you to worship with us.

Dr. Elfreda Blue, First Lady, Ephesus Church

 

 

One of the songs I look forward to during the Christmas season is by George Fredrick Handel Messiah -And he shall purify. His music along with other holiday music prompted us to share a message to our congregation and the world.

For the last few years we have been honored and privileged to be part of the Ephesus Church. Our relationship with the congregation has been nothing but warm and genuine. As we reflect in our involvement in the Diplomats Basketball team, Adventist youth and men’s ministries we can only thank you for making us “sons” of the Ephesus Church.

We also want to extend our heartfelt wishes for the Holiday season not only  to the church family and the greater Harlem area, but throughout the world.

Fredrick & Cedrick Blue