Thursday, February 27, 2020
THE WITNESS
 
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Then I acknowledged my sin to you, 
    and I did not hide my iniquity; 
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," 
    and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
 Therefore let all who are faithful
    offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
    shall not reach them.
 You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
 Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
    else it will not stay near you.
 Many are the torments of the wicked,
    but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.
 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous,
    and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
 
 
Psalm 32: 5-11

 
  Announcements & Coming Events   
  
   
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.
   
 
This Sunday, the Adult Sunday School classwill begin studying Old Testament lectionary readings throughout Lent with Rev. Jeanne Simpson. The theme is "Waiting and Wandering."
 
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Calling all EPC men! Join the Men's Bible study Monday, March 2nd at 7pm at Jonathan Streich's home. The group will explore Isaiah, the 5th Gospel.
 
    
Next Sunday, March 8, we will take up Eastminster's Care and Help Offering (ECHO) to support the Stone Mountain and Lilburn co-ops, as well as the Giathenge Feeding Center in Kenya directed by Martin Mwangi and other outreach projects.
 
 
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.
 
 
Reminder: Set your clocks forward one hour next Saturday evening, March 7 for Daylight Savings time!
 


There will be a congregational meeting on March 22 at the end of the service to receive the annual report.

  
 
The Presbyterian Women Annual Gathering will be on Sunday, March 15, at 2:00pm. It will be at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. The speaker is Bob Rodgers with Street Grace.
 
   
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.
 
 
Are you interested in reviewing your financial health for retirement and other long range support planning? We have a certified fiduciary in the church who is willing to discuss this with folks in general, and also meet with you confidentially, at no charge. If you are interested in this seminar and service, please let the church office know.
 
  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.
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.
 
 
  Books
 

The office has a small batch of books that has been donated to the church for the enjoyment of the EPC members. Visit the church office to pick up a book or two.

 
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A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks

Three Weeks with My Brother- Nicholas Sparks
The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
True Believer - Nicholas Sparks
Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks
The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks
At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon
A Light in the Window - Jan Karon
These High, Green Hills - Jan Karon
Out to Canaan - Jan Karon
A New Song - Jan Karon
A Common Life - Jan Karon
In This Mountain - Jan Karon
Shepherds Abiding - Jan Karon
Home to Holly Springs - Jan Karon
Light from Heaven - Jan Karon
The Whisper of the River - Ferrol Sams
Christmas Gift - Ferrol Sams
The Carousel - Richard Paul Evans
Grace - Richard Paul Evans
The Locket - Richard Paul Evans
The Last Promise - Richard Paul Evans
Downtown - Anne Rivers Siddons
Colony - Anne Rivers Siddons
Up Island - Anne Rivers Siddons
Low Country - Anne Rivers Siddons
The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher
September - Rosamunde Pilcher
The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
The Lords of Discipline - Pat Conroy
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Martha Washington - Patricia Brady
A Place Called Freedom- Ken Follett
The Fleas Come with the Dog - Ralph McGill
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend - Robert James Waller
The Five People You Met in Heaven - Mitch Albom
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Robert Fulghum
Strive and Succeed - Horatio Alger Jr.
Who's Afraid of Opera? - Michael Walsh
A Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan (the words and music of one hundred and two songs and eleven Operettas) - Taylor, Corcos, Sirmay
Spirit of Place ( Lucy Maud Montgomery and Price Edward Island) - Bolger, Barrett, MacKay
Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis Guide - Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, The Hague
Jonathan Livingston Seagull a story - Richard Bach
Monet Nature into Art - John House
Pictures of American People - Norman Rockwell
Memory & Magic - Andrew Wyeth
The New Yorker Album 1925-1950 - Harper
Above Mackinac - Robert Cameron
Appalachian Adventure (Georgia to Maine) - Longstreet Press
Meeting God in Paul (Reflections for the Season of Lent) - Rowan Williams
Philippi - Ministry of Culture
See the Holy Land (The map of Jerusalem at Madaba) - Omar M.G. & Fr. Peter f. Vasko, O.F.M.
A Pilgrim in the Holy Land - Fr. Godfrey O.F.M.
The Holy Landin Colour ( Three Religions, One City , Three Prayers) - Sami Awwad
The Treasures of the Monastery of Saint Stephen (The Collection In The New Sacristy) - Holy Meteora
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Wednesday Night Dinner & Program
 
Join us for fellowship and dinner Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family. Contact the church office at office@eastminster.us, or by phone 770-469-4881. Reservations are required by Tuesday morning.
      
      
Wednesday, March 4 menu:
  Chicken Dressing Casserole, Candied Yams, Mixed Veggies, Garden Salad, White Mountain Bread, Fruit Cobbler, Tea and Lemonade.  
    
 
 

 
 
Course 2 
Warnings of Babylon:
March 4th - Habakkuk
March 11th - Zephaniah   
March 18th - Jeremiah   
    
   
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February  Birthdays
 
20  Pat Sully
22  Christy Thrasher
25  Callie Adams
      Jonanthan Moura 
27  Joan Stormont  
 
 
March  Birthdays
   
  1  Anne Galliher   
  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 
 
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Calendar
Calendar
 
THIS WEEK AT EASTMINSTER 
 
Sunday, March 1
8:00am     Lifesouth Blood Drive - LifeSouth Bloodmobile
9:15am     Sunday School
     10:30am     Worship Service
1:00pm     One Gate Church Service
Monday, March 2
6:45pm     Boy Scout Troop 876
7:00pm     Men's Bible Study - Streich's Home
7:00pm     Outreach Committee Meeting- Rm. 208 
Tuesday, March 3
9:45am     Circle of Blessings PW Meeting - Adult Center  
     11:00am     Alanon - Rm. 323
Wednesday, March 4 
     10:00am    Respite Care - Open
     10:00am    Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
5:00pm    Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
5:45pm    Fellowship Dinner - Chicken Dressing Casserole
6:30pm    Wednesday Night Program - Warnings of Babylon - Habakkuk
Thursday, March 4
6:30pm    PW Evening Stars - Always Fresh - 5394 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW, Lilburn
Sunday, March 8
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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