Sunday Mornings
Sunday, June 20

Sermon title:
"Rise and Share:
Gospel Boundaries"
Sunday, June 27

Sermon title:
"Rise and Share:
New Life in a New Place"
Thank You
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your prayers and support during VBS! We had a spectacular week filled the smiles and laughter of over 90 children. We were able to sing, play, and learn more about our Lord and Savior because of our generous and supportive congregation. Thank you for your time in helping decorate. Thank you for your support with supplies. Thank you for energy and love for the children during VBS. Thank you for your prayers! This ministry cannot happen without each and every one of you.  
In Christ, Jenny Hubbard 

Thank you from some of the parents! One of them even baked a cake!
"Dear EPC, Thank you for your VBS this week. We are members at another church, but my kids felt so loved and included at your vbs. My girl is very shy and has a hard time with new groups of people. But her leaders made her feel safe and loved. Tonight at supper, she thanked God for her leader. My son loved everything. And as their mom, I loved them learning some old songs and saying to each other randomly all week, "Trust Jesus!" Thank you for serving my family this week with His love! Truly Grateful"   

"I appreciate your church and that you continue to do VBS which I know is such a huge undertaking and big job. Please know how much we appreciate it. Girl, I know it’s a ton of work! I helped with our church’s decor the last time we did VBS and it was a huge job! And then I was just the camera person that week so I didn’t also have to teach! 
Your work is so worthwhile! This creates such a special and meaningful week for kids who would otherwise have no camps, etc. to go to! So thank you!" 

"Thank you so very much for pouring into our kids this week! We love ECP VBS!"

"VBS EPC Crew, Thank you so much for welcoming my kids into your church this week for VBS. They have loved coming each morning. My son said, "I miss my friends and teachers at VBS." They have woken up each morning excited to go. You have been a huge blessing to this mom of 3 this week as well. My husband is out of town for work for the 1st time since Covid hit. You have given me time to rest & recharge. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus this week. Thanks!"

Thank you for helping our VBS kids who raise $357.48 to purchase new shoes for the School Supply Train and for the donation of at least 15 pairs of brand new shoes.
Congregational Care
Please Pray for:
Jeanneen Jewell, Robert Metzler, Kathy Diamond, Marge Smith, Bailey Salmon, William McCluskey, Becky Birdsong, Charles Moseley, Rebecca Williams, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
We extend our Christian sympathy to Bob and Barbara Linthicum in the loss of their grandson, Stewart Linthicum.
Our Retired Community:
At Home - Jean Pollock
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
Mansfield - John Williamson
Gilmer - Joe Poole
Happy Birthday!
6/22: Wil White
6/25: Julie Lynn Ashley
6/26: Susan Mosley, David Jayakar, Lydia Johnson, Levi Johnson
6/27: Raymond Jewell
6/28: Allie Maher
6/29: Cindy Brelsford
6/30: Amanda Elia
7/5: Thomas Walker, Patsy Quinn
7/6: Eric Skoog
7/9: Merri Barnes
7/10: John Williamson
7/11: Anna Floyd
7/13: Madalynn Maddox
7/14: Opal Glaze, Todd Parks
7/15: Carin Koegelenberg

Many of us travel throughout the summer, but would you please consider finding a few dates that you could commit to serving our littlest congregants? Thank you for your service! Click HERE to sign up.
Other News
Parkinson's Support Group

Longview Parkinson's Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Chapel at Woodland Hills Baptist Church, 2105 East Loop 281, Longview.
Our guest speaker for June 24 at 5:30 pm is Dana Johnson, NP with CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Urology.

Who's invited: Parkinson's patients, their care partner, family members, and anyone interested in learning about Parkinson's Disease

Please contact Jim or Hettie Pollock at with any questions or call the office for their phone number.
Calendar and Upcoming Events:
Thursday, June 17
5:00 p.m. Session Meeting
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Saturday, June 19
6:45 a.m. Newgate
Sunday, June 20
Father's Day
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Sr. High Mission Trip Begins
Sunday, June 20 through
Friday, June 25
Sr. High Mission Trip
Thursday, June 24
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Sunday, June 27
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
3:00 p.m. Youth Summer Sundays
Wednesday, June 30
Youth Movie Night
"Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on July 1.