Volume 5 Issue 6 | September 2022

Strong & Courageous

From 100 Favorite Bible Verses

After Moses’ death Joshua faced an overwhelming challenge; he had enormous shoes to fill when he stepped up to lead Israel. The Almighty knew that Joshua would have occasion to feel weak, overwhelmed, and discouraged. He also knew that Joshua had legitimate reasons to fear and be dismayed. And God spoke to those needs, which are your needs as well: “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed.” (Joshua 1:9 NKJV)


But God didn’t stop there for Joshua — and He doesn’t stop there for you. He gives you an empowering reason why you needn’t fear or be discouraged: “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”


So whenever you face something that makes you feel anything but strong and courageous, remind yourself that God is with you. And put one foot in front of the other one more time.


Thank You, Lord, for being with me wherever I go. With You as my source of strength and encouragement, I can face any challenge.

The CAA Expansion

In September, please pray for our reliance on God's faithfulness for the completion of the project. Remember that Lamentations 3:22-23 says "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." (NIV)

Impact Columbus 2022 Update

If you've been missing Impact Columbus, you've missed a true blessing! But don't fear -- there's one more week to go. Come out every night this week except Monday and Thursday, or catch the meetings at impactcolumbus.org, and believe me, you'll be blessed.

Dr. G. Alexander Bryant has kept his audiences riveted with Spirit-designed sermons punctuated with fascinating personal stories. And the musical numbers and praise teams have been outstanding! Don't let this last week pass you by. Come out or tune in -- you won't regret it.

The Impact Columbus team wants to thank all of the members who have supported the meeting with their attendance. We want to thank the members of the music ministry for their excellence and consistency. We thank Elders Oyortey, Dean, and Makanjuola for their Bible work. And most importantly, we thank the Holy Spirit for gracing us with His presence.

The Impact Columbus: Sharing Hope Revival meetings are at 7 PM at the Crowne Plaza Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Ave. The first Sabbath celebration as held on Sabbath, September 3. The meeting will be culminated with a baptism on September 10.

Holy Spirit Leading Children to Christ

Leah Cox

Cierra Campbell

"[Jesus] said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' " (Mark 10:14-15)

In case you haven't noticed, many of our children are making decisions for the Lord. Last spring, 16 students from Columbus Adventist Academy took their stand at the end of a student-led Spring Week of Prayer. This summer, 6 of those students participated in a Bible study led by Pastor Keith Goodman. They will be baptized at the end of the Impact Columbus meeting on September 10.

Other students from a variety of schools in the city have been studying with our elders and either have been baptized or will soon be baptized. Praise God for what He is doing in the lives of our children!

Pathfinder Registration Is Open!

Kids ages 10-15 are invited to join the Ephesus Pathfinder Club this fall. Registration opened on September 1. You can find all of the registration forms on the church website at ephesus-sda.com/forms. For questions, contact Benin Lee at therealbenin777@gmail.com.

1: Rachelle James-Mason 3: Stephanie Hunt 4: Angela Wimberly 5: Almeria Huff 6: Betty Sellars 7: Ginger Harris 8: Tony Parham, Lauren Smith 9: Nicholas Golden, Giovani Johnson 10: Jamaal Cox, Pamela Watson, Regina Williams 11: Dapo Ajaiyeoba, Shirley Claborn, Regina Gama, Tiana Holland 13: Lois Fidelis, Henry Griffith Jr. 14: Karla Scott-Bryant, Ronald Woods 15: Nelia Pluviose Desrosiers 16: Ebony Williams 18: Kendall Lewis, Patricia Broussard, Laurence Morrow 19: Algenorithia Jamison 20: Grace Brown, Angela Carter 21: Marilyn Graves, Dr. Michele Oyortey, Donna Prysock 23: Monifa Hawthorne, Khalid Parris, Toney Thomas 24: Patty Gray 25: Yolanda Harrison, Jean Hazell, Sharon Page 26: Carlos McNair 27: Asante Brenyah 28: Mary Nelson, Deborah Smith, 28: Yolanda Stepney 30: Antonio Atchley, DeMario Bowers

💖 Happy belated 60th anniversary to Alvin & LaVona Foster (August)! 💖

Did we miss your September birthday or anniversary? Let us know by emailing announce@ephesus-sda.com.

  • Impact Columbus, August 20-September 10
  • Pathfinder Kickoff, September 11
  • Young Lions/Positively You meeting, September 17, 1:30 PM
  • Fresh Produce Giveaway, September 17, 12-3 PM, Ephesus parking lot
  • Church Board Meeting, September 18, 10 AM, Zoom
  • Next Communion, September 24
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3650 Sunbury Road Columbus, Ohio 43219
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