The Good News Jan. 24, 2019
The Session has called for a congregational meeting immediately following the worship service this Sunday for the purpose of electing three Ruling Elders for the Class of 2021 and one Ruling Elder for one year of an unexpired term as presented by our Church Officer Nominating Committee. 

Elder Class of 2021— Buck Birdsong, Kathy Diamond, Lisca VanZyl
Elder Candidate for the Unexpired Term of 2019 —Gena Bunn

Rooted and Grounded Sermon Series
Jan. 27 "Rooted & Grounded
in the Breadth of the Gospel "
Ephesians 1:15-23
Feb. 3 "Rooted & Grounded
as the Workmanship of the Gospel "
Ephesians 2:1-10

One of the things we all love about living in East Texas is our trees! Trees grow strong because they are rooted and grounded deep into the soil. A tree needs to be rooted to receive the moisture and nutrients it requires to grow strong. A tree also needs to be grounded deep into the soil so it will be established even in the midst of wind and weather. Read More Here
Super-bowl potluck foods of sub sandwiches, hot wings and chili dogs are provided by our Fellowship Team and we can bring salads, relishes, sides, chips and dips & desserts.
All are welcome!
Would you be willing to serve the children and parents of our faith family? Grab a friend and help us fill in the gaps.

Nursery & Toddler Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers to serve in both the nursery and the toddler rooms during worship. So many unexpected blessings come from spending time with the youngest children of our faith family! Visit our children’s page at or click the following link to sign up:

KidMin- DigIn-Wednesday 5:15 Meals
The spring semester of Bible Study and fun has begun! We love having the opportunity to minister to our working parents and build relationships with our children by serving a light meal at 5:15. We still have some spots left for the spring sessions to sign up and provide a meal for the children of our church and our community. If you are unable to bring a meal, but would like to serve in other ways or contribute towards our Wednesday Night Meal fund that would also be greatly appreciated. Visit our children’s page at or click the following link to sign up:
Dear EPC family, Thank you so much for the beautiful poinsettia that was delivered for Christmas. Our family enjoyed this bright spot in a very difficult holiday season. Y'all have been so supportive and keeping me in your prayers has been very comforting.
With love, Mary Jon Bass
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Continued Need: Dotty Rawlins, Rosemary Moyes (Keith's Mom), Bettye Yater, Jan Kelly, John Dalton, Janice McVay (Karen Taylor's Mom), Richard & Marti Fuhrman, Joe & Barbara Steinbach
Our Retired Community:
At Home: Frances Sample
Heritage Place - Bill Howell
Buckner - Felicia Grubbs, Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler, Elaine Beckett,
Jim & Lanette Yancey
Colonial Village - A. J. Luna
Treviso - Joanne Edwards
Whispering Pines - LaVern Byrd
Parkview - Marge Smith, Pat Willbanks
 Summer Meadows - Bettye Hill,
Gilmer - Charlotte Poole
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement, Marjorie Davis
Tyler - Richard Fuhrman
  Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Happy Birthday!
1/24: Asher Bond, Paul Szafran
1/25: Ellen Luna
1/27: Gayle Poland, Jim Taylor
1/28: Susan Pope
1/30: Margaret Wright
2/2: Charlotte Williams, Marti Fuhrman
2/3: J.D. Fuhrman, Dick Carlberg
2/8: Wayne Major
2/11: Grant Carlile, Joann Carlton,
Deborah Zeigler
2/13: Hannah Ratzlaff, Samantha Wall, Richard Werline
2/16: Matthew Metzler, Ben Adams
2/17: Davis Bankston
2/18: Olivia Scantling, Melanie Smith
2/19: Ben Stoddard
2/20: Shelley Kral


January 27
Youth Fellowship
January 30
5:15 p.m. Kidmin: Digin!
Youth Bible Studies
6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
January 31
6:00 p.m.—Praise Team
February 3
9:30 a.m. Communion followed by potluck

Youth Super Bowl Party (time tbd)
Men's Church Basketball Schedule
 Jan. 24 9:15 pm vs #2 - The Guardians
Jan. 31 9:15 pm vs #4 - LCC God Squad
Feb. 7 9:15 pm vs #3 - Commotion
All Games at Gym: PT PACE
Upcoming Events, continued:
February 6
5:15 p.m. Kidmin: Digin!
Youth Bible Studies
6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
March 6
5:30 pm Ash Wednesday supper & service
Year End Financial Report to our Faith Family— We are very thankful for your continued prayers, service and financial commitment. We continue to be encouraged by how God is creating a community of people committed to changing lives through His gospel. 
Please contact Finance Chair, Fred Irwin or Treasurer, Gordon Northcutt if you have any questions. Click here to view report .

Year End Giving Statements were mailed on January 22, 2019. Please contact the office at 903-234-0032 if you didn't receive yours or if you have any questions.
The LCM "Souper Bowl"
Food Box Needs Your Help!
See food collection barrels in sanctuary foyer and Trinity Hall or bring to the office through Potluck, 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. Click to see flyer.
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Shredding bins available in Trinity Hall & Church office.
Worship Service at 9:30 am each Sunday
1.24.19 Semi-monthly Good News. Next publication February 7.
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"