EAST HILLS CONNECTION WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
A Few Words From Pastor Mark
In recent years, people have talked to me about their loneliness. "I don't have any friends," they say with sadness. A survey in the American Sociological Review showed that one out of every four Americans had no close friends. On average, Americans have only two people they would call close confidants!
 
Many people live solitary lives. The breakup of marriages and families is one reason. Technology can actually isolate us from live and personal contact. Many people telecommute or work out their homes. Behind their mini-blinds and no soliciting signs, many people are insulated and isolated from human contact. Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram can actually make feel ever lonelier.
 
The Apostle Paul worked at friendships. Paul always traveled with somebody like Barnabas, Silas, Luke, and many others friends. In 2 Timothy 4, Paul was in prison. He wrote to Timothy in verse 9: "do your best to come to me quickly" Although Paul was a fine exegete, author, and church planter, he was spiritually mature enough to know that he needed friends. If you read the New Testament, Paul lists dozens and dozens of names of actual people he greets or wants them to be greeted. Paul might have been a crusty old apostle who could be solitary and self-sufficient, but he understood the power of Christian friendships.
 
Our Lord Jesus worked at friendships .   In John 15:15, Jesus said: "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." After the resurrection, our Lord Jesus met the disciples on the beach one morning in John 21: "He called out to them, 'Friends, haven't you any fish?'" Although Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, He needed friends. Certainly, Jesus needed times alone to pray. But most of the time, when Jesus was here on earth, He was with friends, was making friends, or was serving people as a friend.
 
Friends will give you fellowship and companionship. Friends will give you encouragement and cheer. Friends will give you help and support. Friends will give you accountability and advice for behavioral change. Friends will help you grow and know God better. You need friends!
 
Folks, that is why you need East Hills. We have loving people. We have godly people. We have many opportunities for people to make friends. In fact, our church is big enough to serve you but small enough to care. Over the years, many people have made friends at East Hills for life.
 
That's why I am inviting you to come to East Hills Church this Sunday!   Bring a Bible, a smile, your friends and family. Remember, we have:
 
9:15 AM - Adult Class - Bible study and discussion in the Fellowship Hall 
 
11:00 AM - Nursery - Children 0 through grade 2
 
11:00 AM - Worship Service - Up-beat praise and Bible teaching
 
11:30 AM - Childrens Church - Grade 3 through 6 
 
   
I love being your pastor!
Pastor Mark Platt
This Weeks Message

Many things in life are not fair and people are often not nice. Unfair things happen to all of us: spouses leave, children sin, loved ones die, finances swindle, businesses fail, disease comes, markets change, and crimes happen.
 
Joseph shows us how God uses the unfair things and the injustices of life to accomplish His purposes. Joseph's life shows us how God's people can overcome the unjust and unfair events of life

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Do you have pictures of East Hill Church? We are updating our web site and publishing some brochures. Please loan us your photographs or send us your digital pictures of EHCC. Give them to Pastor Mark on Sunday or email them to pastor@easthillcc.org


What's Next!

November 14 - Soloist Tom Lucia

November 24 - Soloist Rusty Bloomquist

November 24 - Souper Pie and Praise

December 1 - Deck the Halls of EHCC
 
December 8 - Baby Dedication

December 22 - Family Christmas Service
Current Series


A SERMON SERIES WITH DR. MARK PLATT
 
1. November 3 - Genesis 37:1- 39:1 - "Sin Happens" & Communion"
 
2. November 10 - Genesis 39:2-21 - "Temptation Happens"
 
3. November 17 - Genesis 39:1-41:57 - "Injustice Happens"
 
4. November 24 - Genesis 42:1-50:26 - "Sovereignty Happens"
In The Bible (Reading Plan)
NOVEMBER
 
3-9          Ezekiel 1-16; Titus; Philemon
 
10-16       Ezekiel 17-32; Hebrews
 
17-23       Ezekiel 33-48; James
 
24-30       Daniel; 1 Peter
Adult Bible Study

Gospel Foundations Volume 6
The Kingdom on Earth

Volume 6 of the Gospels Foundations Adult Series is The Kingdom on Earth Bible Study. It shows how the gospel story ends with Jesus' return, all things being made new, all of the consequences of sin being dealt with, and us enjoying eternal, unhindered relationship with God as He intended. Come join Larry Mckenzie as he takes us through this wonderul study. Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM
Women's Bible Study

1st Corinthians

The Women's Bible study takes place at June's home. Evie Berg leads the study ans is teking the ladies through the book of 1st Corinthians. Call June at (510) 604-4277 for more information.
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Sunday Morning
  • 9:15 AM - Adult Class

Bible study and discussion in the Fellowship Hall 

  • 11:00 AM - Worship Service

Up-beat praise and Bible teaching

  • 11:00 AM - Nursery

Children 0 through grade 2

  • 11:30 AM - Children's Church

Grade 3 through 6