Friday, November 29, 2019
The Witness  
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
   Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive 
    to the voice of my supplications!
 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    Lord, who could stand?
 But there is forgiveness with you,
    so that you may be revered.
 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
 my soul waits for the Lord
    more than those who watch for the morning,
    more than those who watch for the morning.
 O Israel, hope in the Lord!
    For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
    and with him is great power to redeem.
 It is he who will redeem Israel
    from all its iniquities.
Psalm 130
  Announcements & Coming Events     
Please remember, if you took a card from the Caring Tree, to sign your name by the card number and family or resident name. We need contact information for about 6 names. Thanks for your attention to this request.  If you have questions, please speak to Mary Ann Howard (770-823-8862) or Linda Redman (678-380-7178).     
This Sunday December 1st, we will have a combined Sunday School class on "Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes." Jeanne Simpson will teach December 1st and 8th and Mardee Rightmyer will teach December 15th and 22nd.
The final PW ornament workshop will be held on
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 12:00. Bring scissors and join in the fun!
This year EPC will staff the Stone Mountain Co-op  Monday November 18th - Monday December 23. We are in need of volunteers for the Co-op. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. We need Angels on assignment.     
Stone Mountain Cooperative (Food Bank) invites you to come have Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, December 7, 2019. from  8:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Today, after church you can purchase tickets from Janet Uthlaut in the Narthex. Tickets to the event are $7.00 and children 3 and under eat free. Admission includes a country breakfast, and picture opportunities with Santa. The breakfast will take place in our gym. All proceeds will go to help provide Christmas to needy families and seniors in our area. Ifyou have items to contribute to the auction please contact Janet Uthlaut, by phone at (770) 923-9762. All donations should be brought to the church today.
PW Save the Date - Our PW Winter Fellowship will be on Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. We are excited to have Jeanine Fulton return to us as our fellowship leader -  the topic will be announced later, and we can promise fellowship and laughter! A light breakfast will be served and bring a salad to share for lunch.
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.

Poinsettia Dedication
If you would like to order a Poinsettia flower to be placed in the Sanctuary in memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill out the form below. You can also pick up a form in the office. The cost is $10.  Please make checks payable to Eastminster Presbyterian Church and designate it for poinsettia order.  
Forms are due by Monday, December 16.

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, December 4th menu:
 Pulled Pork on A Bun, BBQ Beans, Slaw, Chips, Cookies, Tea/Lemonade
The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family.
For our Wednesday night program at 6:30,
we will explore "Songs for the Waiting: Hymns of Advent." A look at the scripture behind several Advent hymns and sing them too!  
2020 Pledges  
Pledge cards are still being accepted. You can pick one up in the office, fill it out online or email the information to Jan Zabarac at 
Click the button below to fill out a 2020 pledge card. 

 There are many ways to make a gift to the church including check, credit card and the Eastminster "give" link. You can also gift stocks or other securities or make gifts directly from an IRA or donor-advised fund. Please discuss with your financial advisor to determine which might be the best option for you. 

Co-op News

Holiday Event 
Take a shopping trip around the world!   
North Decatur Presbyterian Church presents its annual 
Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, December 7 th from 10a.m. to 3p.m.  
  These vendors sell fair trade, environmentally sustainable and reasonably priced holiday gifts that create positive change for refugees or disenfranchised populations. For truly one of a kind gifts, one can purchase items from Africa, Latin America, Asia, South America and the Middle East, as well as local products from emerging entrepreneurs.  Also available will be gift cards in honor of or in memory of loved ones such as goats for the Haiti EcoVillage School, El Refugio legal defense for detainees, or sending a child to Peacemakers Camp.  For a low stress shopping adventure we offer refreshments and a children's craft corner. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted by most vendors.
For holiday gift-giving that makes a difference, come see us at:
611 Medlock Rd, Decatur GA.
Contact:  Deedee Murphy,   404-276-0593

Outreach News
The Caring Tree is ready for you!
Get ready for Sunday December 15th.
The Caring Tree is in the Narthex and Christmas cards with family information and instructions is pasted inside. Please note some cards will have A, B, and C following the family name. This means the family has more than 3 children and we have dividend the children so that shopping can be manageable. However, if you have a card with an A, B, or C, please coordinate with the other EPC shoppers to make sure you are not duplicating gifts or other household items.
The Christmas Angel Ornaments has a name of a resident at Mountain View Personal Care Home. Please note size requested and know that Internet shopping can help you find unique sizes.
Please take one or more requests from the tree and shop and wrap gifts for the December 15th Caring Tree Sunday event.
When you take a card or ornament, please remember to write your name and phone number on the sign-up sheets next to the tree. This is important information for the Committee.
If you are unable to shop and want to contribute a donation to the Caring Tree, please place a donation in the offering plate or office with the notation it is for Caring Tree. Volunteer shoppers will take cards and ornaments left on the tree after November 28th and purchase items for the recipients.
Instructions are pasted in the cards and on the ornaments for volunteers, but if you have any questions please ask Mary Ann Howard about family cards or Sally McMillan about Personal Care residents or Linda Redman.
Thanks to the generosity of the Eastminster congregation
this is a joyous and meaningful outreach ministry that brings surprising connections.
We feel the Spirit of God at work in our community.


 December  Birthdays   
 10   Steve Stewart
 12   John Burger
 13   Samillie Malloy
 14   Nell Seaton
 16   Ben Gerard 
 16   Courtney Moore
 17   Jennifer Streich
 17   Richard Taylor
 18   Matthew Adams
 23   Charles Seaton
 29   Lynne Scott
 30   Sarah Sauls 
If you would like to wish someone a very happy birthday please see our Church Directory App, to conveniently contact them. 
Church Directory App 
Want to easily access the church directory with contact information and photos?
Church Life is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected on the go.
With the Church Life App, you can easily look up and use member contact information anytime and anywhere!
  • View the church directory information such as phone numbers, addresses, emails and photos.
  • Add contact information to your phone's contact list.
  • Send a text or call to a contact within the Church Life App.
  • Pull up a map and directions to addresses in the Church Life App.
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  to activate the app.
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Sunday, December 1
9:15 a.m.  Sunday School
    10:30 a.m.   Worship Service
      1:00 p.m.   One Gate Church Service
Monday, December 2
7:00 p.m.  Men's Bible Study- Streich Home- 1286 Tred Avon Way, Lilburn
7:00 p.m.  Outreach Committee Meeting
7:30 p.m.  Boy Scout Troop 876 Meeting
Tuesday, December 3
9:45 a.m.  Circle of Blessings - Adult Center
    11:00 a.m.   Alanon - Rm. 323
    12:00 p.m.   PW ornament workshop - Adult Center
5:30 p.m.  Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
6:30 p.m.  Stephen Ministry Meeting - Rm. 323
Wednesday, December 4
    10:00 a.m.   Respite Care Center - Open
    10:00 a.m.   Women's Bible Study
5:45 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner - Pulled Pork on a Bun
6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Program - Songs for the Waiting: Hymns of Advent
7:30 p.m.  Chancel Choir Practice
Thursday, December 5
6:00 p.m.  Ways and Means Committee Meeting
Saturday, December 7
8:00 a.m.  Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 8
9:15 a.m.  Sunday School
    10:30 a.m.   Worship Service
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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