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Friday, December 13, 2013

Sunday December 15
Congregational Meeting:        
following worship this Sunday to elect new church officers. 
Save the date! 
Save This Date!  Mission Trip Opportunity for the church adults
to Guatemala.           August 9 - 16, 2014!!    more details soon
Boys & Girls Clubs Pajama Party!
Volunteers and Cookies Needed

 

Christmas Pajama Party for Boys & Girls Club -

1st & 2nd Graders on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4:00 - 5:30 pm at 606 W. Garfield. The Mission Committee needs volunteers to help with the party as well as donations of home baked cookies. Please come celebrate the season with these little children. You can even wear YOUR Pajamas if you wish!   Please email or call Sandra Skoog if you can help in any way at texskoog@aol.com or 903-736-3417

A few items of interest

Christmas Eve Family Service Rehearsal: The rehearsal schedule for all participants is as follows: Sun.,

Dec. 15 at 4:00 p.m., Sun., Dec. 22 at 4:00 p.m., and Tues.,

Dec. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Songs will be rehearsed and costumes fitted Wednesday evening, Dec. 18 during Pioneer Clubs.

 

Angel Tree for Ware Elementary: The gifts you have purchased for your "angel" are to be brought to the church SUNDAY until 12:00 or AT 5 p.m. Terrye will come collect the last ones. Please contact Terrye Hudson at 903-720-5325 or call the church office if there is a problem.

 

Poinsettias:

We have some extras for sale @ $12.00 each in Trinity Hall -  There is a little red basket for your payments. 
Good News Holiday PublicationSchedule: Dec. 20 for two weeks. Next publication will be  Jan. 3.   
Christmas Eve Services 
Family Service at 4:30 p.m.

This special 45-minute worship service is designed for families with young children.  Sing carols, read the biblical story, portray in costume the nativity scene, light the Christ candle, and join others as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

 

Lessons, Carols, and Communion Service at 7:00 p.m

Thank You
From Dorothy Chandler: 
With sincere thanks and appreciation for all of the prayers and concern after my fall.                       

From Mike and Tammy - Missionaries   
Dear Pastor Jehorek and congregation, Thank you so much for your prayers and financial suppport for us to reach the goal of working in S. E. Asia by next fall.  Our cross-cultural training in Michigan is going very well.  God has opened many doors for ministry here.  We are gaining tools to be used now and later on overseas.  Thank you so much for joining us in this great work!  Our God is more than able!    
Ways to Help
Caring for the Konvalins   -   Click here and please know that
T-shirts are still available -  a few in the Gym or you can order from Emily Holloway - eholloway@lisd.org
Boxtops for Education - we collect these and can turn them for cash to help the children's area.
Food Box Items December:

Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese,
and all canned goods.  Bins in Trinity Hall. 
  Our Life Together

Recent Prayer Concerns:  
Ruby Howell, Matt Collins, Sallie Ellison, Jeanneen Jewell,  Leslie Konvalin, Mary Foree (Kathie Ramey's sister) 
Continuing Need: 
Betty Rader, Linnie Soltau, Dorothy Chandler, Charles Anthony   
Happy Birthday!
12/14:  Taylor Hester, Elizabeth Hutcheson
12/17:  Heather Fuhrman, Molly McCreary, Noe Nelson
12/19: Blanton Hale
12/21:  Reba Goll, Jennifer Jonah, Eddie Milham, Ruth Warner, Cayson Wilkins
12/22:  Caleb Hutcheson, Laura Mitchell, Allison Yost
12/25:  Phyllis Shaw
12/26:  Gideon Koegelenberg, Becca McCreary  
Quick Links
Staff
Pastor:   Rev. Jonathan Jehorek jjehorek@epclongview.org
Associate Pastor: Rev. Shelley Kral skral@epclongview.org
Interim Associate Pastor:
Beau Sullivan
beau_sullivan@yahoo.com
Music Director: Tim Konvalin tkonvalin@epclongview.org
Youth Director:  Jason Hubbard
jhubbard@epclongview.org
Interim Children's Director  
Gayle Poland
Int. Asst. Children's Director       Katie Cunha 
Administrator: Suzi White 
swhite@epclongview.org   
This Week: 
Today Friday, Dec. 15 - Youth - THAT THANG!  6 pm at FCC
Sunday, Dec. 15: 
9:30 Worship ,
Congregational Meeting
10:45 Sunday School
4 pm Rehearsal for Christmas Eve Family Svce
5 pm NO Youth
 
Tuesday, Dec. 17 Stewpot
Wednesday, Dec. 18 @ 5:45 - Pioneer Clubs
Thursday, Dec. 19
6:30  - Session