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Korean Tacos? Yes, please.

Ssahm BBQ

Here’s another totally unofficial vote for deliciously awesome places to eat in Dallas – Ssahm BBQ food truck. They often park on Mockingbird, in the Dallas Arts district, or over on McKinney and serve amazing tacos, kimchee fries, burritos, and more. I love Korean food as is and get it at home regularly, but merging delicious kalbi (beef) with the beauty of a taco is a gift. Go try it.


Bingo!

Bingo!

On March 18 for lunch, the church is going to have a big bingo bash to raise money for our small team of folks who are going to Honduras this summer with the Church of the Incarnation. This effort is part of a plan that will eventually have us taking our own team to Honduras. Our folks going on this trip are continuing to learn about the process and get trained up so they can turn around and guide a trip on their own. We want to support them in this effort of partnership with the people of Honduras.

The Bingo Bash will be an opportunity to connect with other church members, have a lot of fun playing bingo, win some silly prizes, and support this important mission team as they prepare to do their work. It’s $5 for your meal (taco salad bar) and one bingo card. Additional bingo cards are available for additional donations. Oh, and if you want some delicious dessert, that’s an extra donation too! Haha! There might even be some special celebrity guests on hand.

Mark your calendars and plan on helping out!


Have you found your mission?

Jules & Greg are two of our key Table community regulars, whose leadership and care and welcome of others has made a difference. This past summer, they went with a group from the Church of the Incarnation to Honduras as part of a training/preparation program to lead such trips in the future. Jules shared her experiences back in August, but she and Greg will brief our whole church on Sunday at noon. I hope you can plan on being there.

Mission has been an unofficial theme for the Table in this New Year, as we have attempted to move beyond our four walls and into our community. Tonight, a group of us will go and participate with the homeless census and count, starting at City Hall. During Christmas, the Table helped Reconciliation Ministry organize and distribute gifts to families in need. Most of our messages in this New Year have been focused on our call to serve others.

But it’s important to realize that mission is not just something that you go and do in a foreign country, one time a month for a special event, or whatever. It’s what you do each day.

Theologian David Bosch, in his book Transforming Mission, says it this way:

… consequently, the church is called to live the resurrection life in the here and now and to be a sign of contradiction against the forces of death and destruction.

Your job setting is a place to do mission. Your apartment complex. Your home. Your neighborhood. Your gym. Your local pub. Your supermarket. Wherever your day takes you, you will have opportunity to participate in Jesus’ ministry of incarnation in someone else – being God’s love for a stranger, friend, or enemy. Sometimes, that’s handing a thirsty person a drink of water or buying a burger for a hungry neighbor. Sometimes, it’s your presence in a time of need. It might even be words of affirmation to someone who feels beat down by life. It definitely includes using your voice to change systems that are broken in our own community.

Have you discovered your place of mission? Are you opening up to sharing God’s love with those you meet? May this New Year be a time to discover the answers to those questions and hear God’s call afresh.


Celebrate Thanksgiving with EDCC

In the next couple of weeks, there are lots of opportunities to use your gifts of time and talent to celebrate this season of Thanksgiving with our whole church family. Please be sure to RSVP to anything that needs a reservation, so we will have a good count of how many people we are preparing for.

1 – Thanks for Giving Sunday, November 20, Noon, Great Hall – We’ll celebrate a successful stewardship campaign by sharing in a big community meal with turkey, veggies, and dessert. This is free, but you do need to RSVP by today. Email Peggy to let her know you are coming.

2 – Community Thanksgiving Procession, November 22, 6:30 PM – This is a great, unique tradition to our part of East Dallas. We begin our worship at St. Edward’s Catholic Church and march to Grace United Methodist. Finally, we end up right here at EDCC for a meal of tamales, eggrolls, and rice. Invite friends. There is always great music and dance from the Matachines dancers of St. Edward’s.

As a bonus, Faith in the City pub ministry will be heading out after the meal for some post worship conversation at an area pub.

3 – Advent Prep, November 26, 9 AM – We gather on the Saturday morning post Thanksgiving to decorate and prepare our church building for our celebration of Advent. We need lots of extra hands to help setup Christmas trees, lights, and other decorations. We will need volunteers for our Table space as well. The work begins at 9 AM. Please plan on helping.

Mark your calendars for these opportunities and help us celebrate this season of Thanksgiving together!

 


Bible Study & Chili

Following the Table, you are invited to stay for conversation and fellowship, using “a video Bible study on how God uses people today to leave their mark in the world.” The video features the teachings of Edwin McManus, pastor at Mosaic Church. This study fits our ongoing theme of exploring our call as individuals and a church.

Join the whole church for lunch after the study – it’s our annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by the Disciples Men. You couldn’t pick a timilier season for delicious homemade chili in all of its varities, including good ol’ fashioned beans. You’ll also have the chance to visit different tables representing the committees that pray for and plan our work throughout the year. Find out how you can get involved.

During the lunch, donations are accepted that go to support our youth ministry this year.

See you Sunday!


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