New Sermon Series Begins April 11: "Rise & Share"
Background: Luke follows up his Gospel account after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus with this book. In it he describes the ripple effects of such a monumental event in the lives of people who experience this new life. READ MORE HERE
 
Description: Spring and summer bring signs of new life. Following the winter cold, new life arises with the warmth of these seasons. Many people have experienced this past 12 months as a prolonged winter and wonder what kind of new life will arise. As God’s people, this is something we need not wonder, for we know the character of our God! READ MORE HERE
April 11
The Son Rises
April 18
The Son Shares
April 25
Sharing Life
Sunday Morning Gatherings following our worship service
Sunday School for children, youth and adults on April 11 - May 2
ALL ABOARD!!!

We're planning for VBS this summer.

Rocky Railway VBS 2021
June 7 - 11
9:00 am - Noon
Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Learn more HERE!

To register Kids, Grandkids, Friends, click the picture above or go to vbspro.events/p/ab8473. Also, volunteers can register!
Thank Yous
EPC Family, THANK YOU! We are so thankful for each of you! Your church family continues to be such a large and important part of our Buckner family! Each of you continue to lift us up in prayer and inspire us to live in the HOPE and LIGHT of Jesus Christ! We enjoy working alongside you in our community and miss seeing you! May the Father continue to guide us as we continue to SHINE HOPE! Thank you, Reagan Maldonado, Ministry Engagement Coordinator, Buckner

Longview EPC, thank you so very much for all your love, prayers and continued support to House of Hope. ...your generous gift donations allow us to serve the homeless with medications, Dr. appointments, transportation and other resources. Thank you and may God bless you all! Sister Helen Johnson & House of Hope
Please Pray for:
Robert Metzler, Ralph Diamond, Joanne Stephens, Dotty Rawlins, Jeanneen Jewell, William McCluskey, Jean Pollock, Rebecca Williams, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
Arabella: Joann Peterson
Buckner- Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler, Elaine Beckett, Jim Yancey
Parkview - Marge Smith
Summer Meadows - Joanne Stephens
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Carthage - Naomi McPeek
Henderson- Bob Bement
Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Wisconsin - Ellie Bessey
Arlington - John Williamson
Gilmer - Joe Poole
Happy Birthday!
Belated Greetings to:
4/5: Jim Byrd
4/6: Ralph Diamond, Redonna Irwin
Happy Up-Coming Birthday to:
4/10: Kahlan Alley
4/12: Buck Birdsong, Lynn Martin
4/14: Emma Wright
4/18: Amanda Smith
4/19: Eli Northcutt; Brent Tucker
4/20: Gabriel Darragh; Harold LeTourneau
4/21: Kerri Daugbjerg
4/23: Hayes Daugbjerg; Daniel Fourie; Ruben Martin
4/24: Daisy Jehorek; Gus Williams
4/25: Dede Byrd; Bertu Van Zyl
4/28: Jason Hubbard
4/29: Barbara (B.J.) Dalton
4/30: Hope Jehorek, Ryan Shea
5/5: Larry Layman
5/6: Rick Alley, Autumn Parker
5/7: Elaine Beckett, Susan Shea
5/8: Alex Guest, Shawn Frazier, Michael McMahon
Youth USE THIS
Youth Ministry News
Longview EPC Youth Ministry now on Instagram!
Go to epc_longview_youth


Children's Ministry News
Kids' Praise Team
All 4th and 5th graders are invited to join our new praise team, even if you cannot commit to VBS! We'll meet once a month to prepare to lead the music for our upcoming VBS (June 7-11). Please let Jenny or Katya know if you are interested!
Next Kids' Praise Team is Sunday, April 25 after Sunday School until 12:45 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP for lunch to
Spring Masterworks Concert
Thursday, April 29 @
7:00 PM
@ Belcher Center of LeTourneau University
A tone poem titled, “Through the Valley of the Shadow” by local composer David Luna will be premiered, as well as Cambridge Songs Suite No. 3 for choir, orchestra, and soloists by LeTourneau University’s Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Jim Taylor, who will conduct the concert.
Service Opportunities
On Saturday, April 24th Buckner Children and Family Services is hosting a Diaper Drive at Ware Elementary (601 W Garfield St, Longview, 75602) beginning at 10:00 a.m. The drive will cap their “Resource Fair” week provided for the community during that week.

The drive will also be the first time for Buckner to have volunteers back and serving alongside them AND interacting with clients - in person! Please contact Buckner at 903-757-9383 if interested in volunteering that day.
Dear Longview EPC, 
  • A Ruling Elder in one of our EPC churches is involved with the EQUIProject Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides disaster relief assistance to deployed first responders. This organization has received an urgent request for volunteers to help FEMA with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Memphis, Tennessee; Loveland, Colorado; and perhaps other locations.
  • Volunteers are needed for 1-2 weeks at a time for non-clinical roles, such as data entry and traffic control. FEMA will pay for transportation, hotel, car rental, gas, and food. READ MORE HERE
Jeff Jeremiah
Dean Weaver
EPC General Assembly
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
for Welcome Team and Safety Team on Sunday mornings. Reply to this email if you are interested or sign up HERE
Calendar & Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Apr. 8
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Sunday, Apr. 11
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:35 a.m. Sunday Gatherings
5:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
Wednesday, Apr. 14
6:00 p.m. KidMin!
Youth Bible Studies
Thursday, Apr. 15
5:00 p.m. Session Meeting
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Saturday, Apr. 17
6:45 a.m. Newgate
Sunday, April 18
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:35 a.m. Sunday Gatherings
5:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on April 29

"Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
PLEASE NOTE: SHREDDING BOXES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE FROM SHRED-IT
LOCATED IN TRINITY HALL FOYER AND IN THE CHURCH OFFICE