Thursday, March 5, 2020

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be associated with them. For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light- for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
 "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Ephesians 5: 6-14  
  Announcements & Coming Events   
Reminder: Set your clocks forward one hour this Saturday evening, March 7, for Daylight Savings Time!

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. This event is FREE and open to the public.
This Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class will continue studying Old Testament lectionary readings throughout Lent with Rev. Jeanne Simpson. The theme is "Waiting and Wandering."
This Sunday, 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.

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. Call Janet Uthlaut if you are interested in carpooling to this event.

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

To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.
Wednesday Night Program
Zephaniah may not be among the Bible's most familiar books. In fact, before Kirk was born, I mentioned to a regular churchgoer that we were considering naming him Zephaniah, and her response was "That's a beautiful name! Where did you get it?"

But for many people from troubled backgrounds -- for many who have suffered through abuse, addiction or incarceration -- the words of Zephaniah are intensely familiar and deeply cherished. His prophecy offers unique comfort, support and promise.

So on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30, come join me, Robert Stamper, and let's enjoy an easy-going, fresh, fun discussion about Zephaniah -- the man and his book, it's meaning and impact. No preparation or previous attendance necessary! Hope to see you then.

Host Needed

We need 8 or 9 members willing to host Maundy Thursday celebration services in their homes. There will be a meal at each home with a communion service led by a minister or elder afterward. If you can be a host, please let the office know by Tuesday, March 31st.   

Books Needed
  Rick Adle will be teaching the "Simon Peter-Flawed But Faithful Disciple" book to the men's Bible study that he attends.  If you took this class last year at EPC, and want to recycle your book, for another person to use, please bring your book to the church office. If you want your book back after Mr. Adle finishes teaching, put your name in it and a note so he can get it back to you. He needs at least three books.

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.
The office has a small batch of books 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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Honey, There's a Cat in the Freezer! - Cathy Lee Phillips
Silver in the Slop! - Cathy Lee Phillips
Gutsy Little Flowers - Cathy Lee Phillips
Aging, Alments, and Attitudes - Cathy Lee Phillips
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
Three Weeks with My Brother- Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
Nights in Rodanthe - 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
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
Up Island - Anne Rivers Siddons
Low Country - Anne Rivers Siddons
The Lords of Discipline - Pat Conroy
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Holy Land in Colour - Sami Awwad
See The Holy Land (map of Jerusalem at Madaba) - Omar M.G. andFr. Peter F. Vasko, O.F.M.
A Pilgrim in the Holy Land - Fr. Godfrey O.F.M.
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, music of one hundred and two songs and eleven Operettas) - Taylor, Corcos, Sirmay
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
Meeting God in Paul (Reflections for the Season of Lent) - Rowan Williams
Philippi - Ministry of Culture
The Treasures of the Monastery of Saint Stephen (The Collection In The New Sacristy) - Holy Meteora
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Wednesday Night Dinner
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. Reservations are required by Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, March 11th menu:
 Pulled Pork on a Bun, Baked Beans, Slaw, Potato Chips, Brownies, Tea and Lemonade. 

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 
If you would like to wish someone a happy birthday, please see our Church Directory App, to conveniently contact them.  
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Sunday, March 8
    9:15am         Sunday School
  10:30am         Worship Service
    1:00pm         One Gate Church Service
Monday, March 9
  12:15pm         Dry Behind the Ears (DBE) Luncheon - L'Thai - 4880 US-29, Tucker
    6:30pm         Girl Scout Troop 3080 -Adult Center
    6:30pm         Mountain Shadow Garden Club Board Meeting - Rm.323
    6:30pm         Worship Committee - Rm. 208A
    6:45pm         Boy Scout Troop 876
    7:00pm         PW Coordinating Team
    7:00pm         Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting - Founders Hall
Tuesday, March 10
  11:00am         Alanon - Rm. 323
    5:30pm         Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
    6:30pm         Building & Grounds Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
Wednesday, March 11
  10:00am         Respite Care - Open
  10:00am         Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
    1:45pm         Weekday Ministries Committee Meeting - Rm.208
    3:00pm         Senior Adult Ministry Committee Meeting - Respite Care Rm.
    5:00pm         Christian Nurture Committee - Rm. 208
    5:45pm         Fellowship Dinner - Pulled Pork on a Bun
    6:30pm         Wednesday Night Program - Warnings of Babylon - Zephaniah
    7:30pm         Chancel Choir Practice
Thursday, March 12
    6:00pm         Ways and Means Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
Sunday, March 15
    9:15am         Sunday School
  10:30am         Worship Service
  11:30am         Session Meeting - Adult Center
    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 or 770-469-4881. 

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