Thursday, January 23, 2020

 When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, "Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile,  since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.) And he said, "It is what comes out of a person that defiles.  For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder,  adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly.  All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."
Mark 7:17-23

  Announcements & Coming Events  
The "More or Less" series begins after worship this Sunday at noon.
For the first two weeks in February, the Adult Sunday School Class will be focusing on spiritual disciplines in a series called "A Celebration of Discipline."  Anne Galliher will teach on February 2 and Caleb Clarke will teach on February 9. Everyone is invited to attend!
Please join us for our annual service of Healing and Wholeness, February 2nd at the regular worship time.
"Souper" Bowl of Caring Sunday starts now. Please bring soups and other non perishable food (to place in the basket) or an offering for our Co-ops now through Super Bowl Sunday February 2.
PW looking ahead - Everyone is invited to join in on the Valentine Box packing day on Wednesday, February 5, at 10:00 in Founder's Hall. Our college students and missionary kids really look forward to receiving a decorated shoebox packed full of goodies from their Eastminster family to enjoy and share with friends.  Donations of individually wrapped candy, snacks, and school supplies can be left in the Narthex or office.
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.

Eastminster has provided Early Evening Hosts for Clifton since 1982. We currently have seven men that participate in this local outreach. We work the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month. We show up around 5:30 to help prepare the men's dinner and following dinner we wash clothes for the men assisting with dinner and cleanup. If your interested in helping at Clifton contact Rick Adle (404-697-0277). We will match you up with whoever is going any Thursday you're available.

Wednesday Night Dinner & Program
Join us for fellowship and dinner Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. If you would like to make a reservation, be on the permanent list, or are already on the list and know in advance you will not be able to attend dinner, please let the church office know by email at, or by phone 770-469-4881. All reservations should be made by Tuesday morning.    

Wednesday, January 29th menu:
  Cubed Pork Loin with Rice and Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Garden Salad,Corn Muffins, Pies, Tea and Lemonade. 
The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family.


For our Wednesday night program at 6:30,  Theology School continues with Rev. Jeanne Simpson teaching about the prophets during the time prior to the Assyrian invasion of Israel: Amos, Hosea, Micah, and First Isaiah.    

January  Birthdays
24   Annie Ruth Counts
       Daren Sorenson
27   Leslie Bunce
       Beth Heckman  
February  Birthdays
4    Ron Hickes
      Lynn Maxwell
5    Leon Collins
6    Mary Ascosta
      Sammy Meers
7    Michael White
9    William Fleck
      Bill Frillman
10  Caroline Alff
      Paul Frank
13  Holly Eaton
14  Caroline McManus
15  Carl Heckman
16  Deborah Abraham
      Anthony Rimore 
17  Rose Marie Wells  
18  Chip Carpenter
      Will Rankin
20  Pat Sully
22  Christy Thrasher
25  Callie Adams
27  Joan Stormont 
If you would like to wish someone a very happy birthday please see our Church Directory App, to conveniently contact them. 
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Sunday, January 26
      9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
    10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
    12:00 p.m.     Lunch and Learn - "More or Less" Series
      1:00 p.m.     One Gate Church Service            
Monday, January 27
      6:30 p.m.     Girl Scout Troop 3080
      7:00 p.m.     Congregational Life and Care Committee Meeting
      7:30 p.m.     Boy Scout Troop 876
Tuesday, January 28
     11:00 a.m.    Alanon - Rm. 323
       5:00 p.m.    Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
Wednesday, January 29
     10:00 a.m.    Respite Care - open
     10:00 a.m.    Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
       5:45 p.m.    Fellowship Dinner - C ubed pork loin with rice and gravy
       6:30 p.m.    Wednesday Night Program - Theology School -Hosea
       7:30 p.m.    Chancel Choir Practice
Sunday, February 2 - Service of Healing and Wholeness
       9:15 a.m.    Sunday School
     10:30 a.m.    Worship Service
     12:00 p.m.    Lunch and Learn - "More or Less" Series
       1:00 p.m.    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 note the full church calendar is available on the website and can be accessed at It runs in real-time and is updated every time an item is added.   

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