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    Ascension Presbyterian Church

    A new congregation beginning in Beaverton, Oregon

    For those of you who hadn't yet heard, I got a new job. I've been the Assistant Pastor at Intown PCA in Portland, Oregon, for the last several years. March 29 was my last Sunday there, and now I'm working with Nathan Lewis of Evergreen PCA in Beaverton to start a new church: Ascension Presbyterian (PCA).

    Right now we're in the very early planning stages. I'm raising support for the next two years, and we're looking for people to join us on the ministry team. The hope is that we can begin worship services in September.

    If you're interested in supporting this work through prayer or financial gifts, please visit this page on the website. Or download this PDF support letter. If you live in the area and are interested in attending, or even joining us on the ministry team, please contact me.


    Rev. Eric Costa
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    Posted by Eric Costa on April 1, 2009 02:21 PM




    I have been in earnest, praying as a "spiritual sacrifice", [1 Peter 2:4-5], these words of Scripture and your announcement brings joy to my heart in that what you are doing is what I am praying for as directed by the Lord!

    Mat 9:35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
    Mat 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    Mat 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    Mat 9:38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."


    Congratulations. I am very excited for you and your family. This is a great opportunity and I pray the Lord shine His face upon you and your ministry - that through the proclamation of His word the saints would be edified and that many would be drawn to Christ.


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