The Good News
August 15, 2019
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Sunday, August 18 Sermon:
"Divided We Stand" Luke 12:49-59

Sunday, August 25 New Sermon Series begins
"He Gave Us Stories" from Kings 1 & 2

REMINDER: Deacon and Ruling Elder Nominations due NEXT Monday, August 19th. See form here .

Church Directories are about to be published - please see copies in the foyer to double check your information and they are helpful in making nominations.
Let's come together for Worship at 9:30 am. Then we will enjoy our kick-off Sunday together with a meal in Trinity Hall. Fellowship team will be providing the set-ups and the main dish of brisket will be prepared by Richard Werline. Please bring salads, sides, or desserts if able. We are looking forward to fellowship together. All are welcome. We always have plenty to share.
Nursery and Toddler Volunteer Training Wednesday, August 21
Interested in serving in the nursery or toddler rooms this fall? Join us for the Nursery Volunteer Training  on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m . in Trinity Hall to see what's new. 
If you really want to help but cannot make this date for training, please email Carrie at childrensministry@epclongview.org.
Thank you:

Dear Faith Family,

Thank you for your prayers and support these last three months as I have been on a sabbatical. Along with making significant strides towards completing my doctorate, I’ve worked with an editor to publish the first of a set of read-aloud books entitled Four Friends’ Adventures (the first compilation of short stories, Journeys in the Wilderness, should be going to beta readers in the next few weeks) and spent substantial time resting, reading and reflecting. I am fully aware that this extended time away from the office is something many need and few are given. Your gifting of this to me truly has been a continued expression of the generous Spirit that enlivens our church. Thank you!

I look forward to seeing you on Celebration Sunday, August 25, or around the office beginning August 20.

With hope,
Pastor Shelley
Congratulations !

Kira Eowyn Tidwell was born July 15th at 7:14am and weighed 7 lbs 5 oz. Proud parents are Heather & Jody Tidwell. Heather is the oldest daughter of proud grandparents Charles & Susan Mosley. Kira is little sister to 4 1/2 yr old Eddie; niece of Amanda & Jon Elia and Melissa & Mason Swallow; great niece of Karen & Charlie Harding; and cousin to Alexander Swallow & Charles Harding II, all living in Longview, Texas.
Please Pray for : Janice McVay (Karen Taylor's Mom), Rose Jaudon, Paula Kaplan, Sheri Burlingame,
Jan Kelly, Jack Mitchell, Sr., Joanne Edwards, John Dalton, Barbara Steinbach, Ellie Bessey, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
At Home: Frances Sample
Heritage Place - Bill Howell
Buckner - Felicia Grubbs, Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler, Elaine Beckett, Jim Yancey
Colonial Village - A. J. Luna
Treviso - Joanne Edwards
Whispering Pines - LaVern Byrd
Parkview - Marge Smith
 Gilmer - Charlotte Poole
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement
Tyler - Richard Fuhrman
 Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Happy Birthday!
8/19: Jon Kral, Nancy Salmon, Andrew Yancey
8/20: Kristi Hunt, Matt Yost
8/21: Brian Daugbjerg, Lisca Van Zyl
8/22: Chloe Courtney, Cody Parks
8/23: Jerry Martin
8/24: Doug Ashley
8/26: Mary Ferrell, Mary Goll, Jenelle Tubergen
8/27: Kathie Ramey, Abram Northcutt, Brett Parks, Ann Werline
8/31: Joel Hale, Jack Mitchell, Jim Pollock
9/1: Debbie Bankston, John Flahie, Esca Koegelenberg
9/2: Jerry Richardson
9/5: Bill Howell, William McCluskey, Thomas Salmon
9/6: Delia Fourie
9/7: Joshua Taylor
9/9: Elizabeth Hale, Lauren Hunt
9/10: Devin Tucker, Kristin Yost
9/12: Ginia Northcutt, Dotty Rawlins
Calendar and Upcoming Events:
August 18 - Deacon Ordination and Installation during Worship Service
August 21 - 6:00 p.m. Nursery Volunteer Meeting in Trinity Hall
August 25 - Celebration Sunday - Worship Service followed by our Kick-Off Potluck
September 1 - Worship with Celebration of the Lord's Supper
September 8- Sunday School Begins & Youth Kick-Off
September 11 - 5:15 pm KidMin Digin!
Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays - 5:30 pm. Praise Team
7:47 p.m. The Backyard                             
Lost and Found:
This mug was left in Trinity Hall this summer. There was also a green towel and a gray t-shirt left at the Family Swim Party on July 28. Please check the foyer of Trinity Hall for this and other found items. Click here to see more pictures of items.

There's also lots of unclaimed coats on the coat tree in the foyer.
We are almost ready to launch our NEW CHURCH APP! Watch for details on how to upload this to your phones on Sunday Aug.25.
This will be an easy way to keep up with news, events, sermons, and more.
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QUICK LINKS:
Check out our new web pages: Who We Are - What We Do - and more at www.longviewepc.org

Shredding bins from Shred-It provided in Trinity Hall & Church office for your convenience.
Semi-monthly Good News. Next publication September 5.
Office Hours Monday 9-1, Tues, Wed., Thurs., 9-4, Friday 9-1