Thursday, February 20, 2020

THE WITNESS
 
 
 
 
For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased." We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all, you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 
 
2 Peter 1:17-21  

 
 
  Announcements & Coming Events   
 
 
This Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will be learning about Sister Helen Prejean , a Catholic nun who has befriended inmates on death row. We'll talk about sister Helen's powerful story of learning what it means to be " the face of love" for those who need it most. Anne Galliher will be leading our discussion.
 
 
The "Meet and Greet Your Deacon" Social is this Sunday, February 23rd, in the gym after worship . Come and enjoy delicious snacks and fellowship with our Eastminster family. The social will be held, in the gym, immediately following the worship service.
   

The Outreach Blood Drive will be Sunday, March 1st from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Look for us in the LifeSouth Bloodmobile and help us reach our goal of 15 units of blood; you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and have a picture ID. Come and give, knowing that your "Gift of Life" will save lives.
    
 
Aging in Place Workshop and Resource Fair on Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:30am - 12:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 4882 Lavista Road Tucker, GA. 30084. Did you ever think of your home as a lifelong home, a home where you could feel comfortable and have ease of mobility throughout your entire life? Come to this event and discover the opportunities and resources that will allow you to age in place in your own home. A light breakfast will be provided. The event is FREE and open to the public.
 
 
Outreach wants to THANK YOU SO MUCH for a great "Souper" Bowl Sunday. We collected over 200 hundred pounds  of soup & $265 in donations.
   
  
   
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.
 

Wednesday Night Dinner & Service


 
Join us for our fellowship dinner and Ash Wednesday service.  
Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 5:45pm .  Dinner's menu includes Chili, Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, Crackers and Cake.  The Ash Wednesday Service will begin at 6:30pm. To get an accurate count for dinner, reservations are required. Please make your reservations by Monday, February 24th. Reservation will not be taken after 11am Tuesday morning.
 
   
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Christmas may feel like a long time ago, but the generosity of the Eastminster Congregation remains a present reminder to the ESL Refugee students at Piedmont Technical College who received warm gloves, hats, scarves, and socks. The photos were taken when the gift bags were distributed in Darlene Job's class.
 
The thank you card is signed by the students in her class, but the gifts extended to several other classes. The Outreach Committee thanks each of you for your responsiveness to our Refugee Outreach ministry.    
 
  Special Performance
 
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Everyone is invited on March 13th at 8 pm to the Lyric Studio in Marietta Square for Jarius Cliett's unique cabaret event called "The Switch Up." It features artists swapping vocal songs: with guys singing songs written for ladies, and ladies singing songs written for guys. This is the first show that Jarius has produced with his new company JMC Productions. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlantalyric.com .
 
 
 
Sounds like we need another Road Trip! Congregational Life and Care would like to offer transportation to this event in Marietta. The plan is to meet at the church on Friday, March 13th at 5:30pm. In order to avoid the early evening traffic on 285 we will eat at the Piccadilly Cafeteria near Northlake Mall (2000 Crescent Center Blvd). We will be using the church bus so we have room for 14 people. Tickets are available through the Lyric Theatre Box Office.
 
Please either call the church office or Rick Adle (770-498-0532) to reserve your seat.  
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February  Birthdays
 
20  Pat Sully
22  Christy Thrasher
25  Callie Adams
      Jonanthan Moura 
27  Joan Stormont  
 
March  Birthdays
   
4  Ruth Parker
  6  Mark Sauls
  7  Danice Eaton 
  8  Kathy Peters
10  Diane Zettergren
11  Susan Gordon
15  Art Scott
      Emily White
16  Karl Alff
      Zachary Burger  
      Patricia Willis
18  Matthew Fleck 
22  Lourene Collins
25  Ken Carpenter
      Buck Scott 
26  Sally Jackson
      Matthew Lee
      Ginny Mickish
      Ray Rivera
      Marriner Smith
28 John Hinkle
29 John Morgan
30 Bob Ashworth 
31 Samuel Gowland 
 
 
   
If you would like to wish someone a happy birthday, please see our Church Directory App, to conveniently contact them.  
 
 
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In order to use the Church Life App, you will need to load the app on your device and contact Jan Zabarac via phone (770-469-4881 ex. 221) or by email at  
eastpresfinsec@bellsouth.net  to activate the app.
 
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Calendar
Calendar
 
THIS WEEK AT EASTMINSTER 
            
Sunday, February 23
9:15am     Sunday School
       10:30am     Worship Service  
       11:30am     Deacon's Meet and Greet social - Gym
         1:00pm     One Gate Church Service
Monday, February 24
   6:30 pm     Girl Scout Troop 3080 - Adult Center
         7:00pm     Congregational Life and Care Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
         7:30pm     Boy Scout Troop 876
Tuesday, February 25
       11:00am     Alanon - Rm. 323
         5:30pm     Strategic Planning Committee - Room 208
Wednesday, February 26
       10:00am     Respite Care - Open
       10:00am     Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
         5:45pm     Fellowship Dinner - Chili and Baked Potatoes
6:30pm    Ash Wednesday Service - Founders Hall
Thursday, February 27
         6:30pm     Grief Support - Respite room
Sunday, March 1
         8:00am     Lifesouth Blood Drive - LifeSouth Bloodmobile
9:15am     Sunday School
       10:30am     Worship Service
         1:00pm     One Gate Church Service      
 
              
       
 
 
*Note: The outer doors by the office and preschool will be locked at 10:45 a.m. during Sunday morning worship. The sanctuary doors will remain open.
      
*For more information regarding locations and additional events, please contact the office at office@eastminster.us or 770-469-4881. 
 
 


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