The Good News Jan. 9, 2020
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
New Sermon Series begins this Sunday

In Acts 2:42-47, we read about a community of people whose lives had been radically altered by their life with Jesus. They were reshaped by their experience with Jesus and it showed. Over the next two months, we will let this passage be our guide as we explore the way the Spirit puts us together not just as a collection of people who go to church in the same building but as Jesus people for the world.  
Sunday, January 12, 2020
"Shaped into Jesus People"
Acts 2:42-47
Sunday, January 19, 2020
"Shaped into Learning People"
Acts 2:42, Matthew 11:25-30

Longview EPC prepares and serves breakfast every 3rd Saturday at Newgate Mission on South Mobberly near Cotton St. Due to many out of town plans for that weekend, we are in dire need of 5 volunteers to assist Buck Otis on that day at 7 am.(should be finished by 8:45). Please reply to this email, or email info@epclongview.org , or call the church office 903.234.0032 to let us know if you can help. We need to know as soon as possible. THANKS for considering this blessing. The Mission Team
"Wonderful Child"
Children's Musical

Christmas Eve Service now available in its entirety on the APP & website. Click here to listen!
Kidmin - Dig In!
Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.

Kids welcome! Ages PreK – 5 th Grade.  
We also will need supper volunteers. Thanks to those who have signed up so far through Feb. 5 . We have meal open dates beginning in Feb. 12th through April 29. Please sign up HERE to bring a meal or visit our homepage at www.longviewepc.org or see the sign up board in the church foyer.
Youth Fellowship begins this Sunday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Date Change:
Mandatory Youth Mission Meeting January 26 at 5:00 p.m.

If your youth wants to go on one of our mission trips this summer, then the youth and a parent needs to be at this meeting. Dinner will be provided. A mail out will be sent before the meeting with more information.
Please Pray for : Amy Guest, Louise Brelsford, Jean Pollock, Janice McVay, Jan Kelly, John Dalton, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
At home : Frances Sample
Arrabella: Joann Peterso n
Heritage Place - Bill Howell
Buckner - Felicia Grubbs, Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler, Elaine Beckett,
Jim Yancey
Colonial Village - A. J. Luna
Whispering Pines - LaVern Byrd
Parkview - Marge Smith
 Brookdale - Joanne Stephens
Gilmer - Charlotte Poole
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement
 Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Wisconsin - Ellie Bessey
Happy Birthday!
1/10: Glenda Bays
1/11: Edwyna Testerman
1/13: Bob Linthicum
1/14: Liz Johnson, John Wrather
1/16: Wren Knapp, Hannah Rolland
1/17: Sidney Allen
1/18: Sheri Burlingame, Stephen Jayakar
1/20: Jenny Hubbard
1/21: Rick Poland
1/24: Savannah Walker
1/25: Ellen Luna
1/27: Gayle Poland, Jim Taylor
1/28: Susan Pope
1/30: Margaret Wright
Upcoming Events:

January 12 - 10:45 a.m. - Sunday School Begins
5:00 p.m. - Youth Fellowship
January 14 – 5:30 p.m. – Finance Meeting
January 15 - 5:15 p.m. – Kidmin – Dig In!
Youth Bible Studies
6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
January 16 - 5:00 p.m. - Session Meeting
5:30 Praise Team
January 20 - MLK Day (Office Closed)
January 26 - Worship Service - Ordination & Installation 
5:00 p.m. - Mandatory Youth Mission Meeting
Basketball!

Don't miss the chance to cheer on the Longview EPC men's basketball team this season!

Jan 9 @ 8:15 pm at PT PACE
Jan 30 @ 7 pm at PT PACE
Feb 6 @ 7 pm at PT PACE
Feb 13 @ 8:15 pm at PT PACE
The LCM "Souper Bowl"
Food Box ANNUAL Food Drive!

See food collection barrels in sanctuary foyer and Trinity Hall or bring to the office through Monday, February 3rd.

Non Perishable Items: Cereal or Cereal Bars; Peanut Butter (11-18 oz jars); Mac & Cheese (boxed); Instant Mashed Potatoes; Dry Pinto Beans ( 1 - 2 lb); Rice (1 - 2 lb); Pasta (1 - 2 lb); Drink Boxes; Fruit Cups; Snack Items. Canned Items: Canned Meat; Green Beans; Potatoes; Corn; Mixed Vegetables; Spinach; Soups; Beans; Black Eyed Peas; Tomatoes; Fruit. 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Longview EPC's unique charity link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5231585 .  

It's simple, just go to the above link and begin shopping. Thank you for your support!
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It is now SHREDDING SEASON - Feel free to bring your items to Trinity Hall on Sunday or the office during the week. SHRED-IT Bins available.

Visit our website at www.longviewepc.org
Worship Service at 9:30 am each Sunday
Next publication January 23.
Office Hours Monday 9-1, Tues, Wed., Thurs., 9-4, Friday 9-1