The Good News
September 19, 2019
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Sunday, September 22 Sermon : "Obadiah: The Man on the Inside"
 1 Kings 18:1-16  

Sunday, September 29
Sermon: "Elijah: The Man with a Plan" 1 Kings 18: 17-40
He Gave Us Stories.”
We see the stories of real people in 1 & 2 Kings. They happen to be all men, but their stories relate to all of us as they encapsulate huge themes we face as human beings. We are going to look together at their plans and decisions, their successes and failures; so that we can see God’s steadfast love and faithfulness percolating up through their stories. These stories that God gave us point to our own faults and our own longings. But most importantly, they point to Jesus as the solution to our deepest need.

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Potluck Sunday October 6

Worship with Celebration of the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of October. Followed by potluck lunch. Please bring sides and desserts to accompany the church provided main dish.
Congratulations !
Ella Corinne Elia was born to proud parents, Amanda and Jon Elia, Tuesday 9/3/19 at 6:39pm weighing 7lbs 5oz and 19 1/4 inches long. She had a few complications in her lungs and blood sugars, which resulted in a short NICU stay, but she got to come home 9/6/19 with a clear bill of health, praise the Lord. Thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, gifts, and well wishes. We are so blessed.

She is also welcomed by proud grandparents Susan and Charles Mosley, Aunt Melissa and Uncle Mason Swallow, Cousin Alexander Swallow, Uncle Charles Harding and Great Aunt and Uncle Karen and Charlie Harding.
New Members Class Sunday October 20:

Want to know more about Longview EPC? Our class will be in Room 104 following Sunday School (around noon). Please contact Pastor Doug at or call
(903) 234-0032 if you are interested.
Children's Christmas Musical Rehearsals Begin October 6

Sundays, beginning October 6 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. 
The presentation will be held December 8 at 5:00 p.m . in the sanctuary.
We would love to have your child participate! Come join us as the children tell God’s big story of grace through our Savior’s presence. For more information, contact David Luna at .
or reply to this email.
IF you would like to help provide a meal on any given Wednesday or find a partner to help with a meal - just sign up below or on the board in the foyer on Sunday. Donations are also accepted to help with the food that we provide each week.
Sunday School Classes have begun!
Classes for all ages. If you aren't attending yet, please feel free to stay and give one a try! Click here to read more.
Rides for LeTourneau Students:
There is a need to find rides for a few college students without transportation who would like to attend our Sunday worship services. We are seeking drivers willing to commit to drive students to and from the LeTourneau Campus (2100 S Mobberly Ave). If you are only available on one end of service, don’t let that stop you! Consider tag-teaming with another person or family for pick-ups and drop-offs. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer. Please contact the church if you have questions.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund
EPC Office of the General Assembly still needs donations to their Emergency Relief Fund. Secure online donations can be made at .
Or through Longview EPC.
Click here to read the latest update letter.
Please Pray for : Charlotte Mitchell, Ralph Diamond, Bill Ramey, Hettie Pollock, Janice McVay (Karen Taylor's Mom), Paula Kaplan, 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
 Brookdale - Joanne Stephens Gilmer - Charlotte Poole
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement
Tyler - Richard Fuhrman
 Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Happy Birthday!

9/19: Kurt Langseth, Jacqueline Mitchell
9/22: Charles Quinn
9/23: Aidan Carlile
9/24: Ed Messenger
9/26: Nate Salmon, Chris Yancey
9/28: Colin Gipner, Richard Lazarus, Allison Martin
9/29: Rachel Small, Sandi Taylor, Barbara Walker, Scott Williams
9/30: Ellen Adams
10/1: Colin "C.J." Wyche
10/2: Marshall Daugbjerg
10/3: Lisa Metzler
10/4: Bonnie Howell, JoAnn Peterson
10/5: Joe Steinbach
10/6: Eric Deeks, Anna Manning
10/9: Emery Northcutt, Carrie Salmon
10/10: Felicia Grubbs
Calendar and Upcoming Events:
Sundays - 9:30 am Worship Service
10:50 am Sunday School
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Wednesdays - 5:15 pm Kidmin Dig In!
Youth Bible Studies
5:30 pm Confirmation Class, Room 106
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays - 5:30 pm Praise Team
7:47 pm The Backyard      
October 6 Worship with Celebration of the Lord's Supper & Potluck!
4:00 pm - Children's Musical Rehearsals Begin!
October 20 New Members Class 12:00 pm
All Church Movie Night 5:00 pm
October 26 Pumpkin Stomp                       

Longview Community Ministries Touch a Truck Feed a Family
Saturday, October 5th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Longview Mall main entrance: This unique community wide event is held on the first Saturday in October. It’s designed for children and adults to see, touch, learn and interact with dozens of fascinating vehicles. It will be an amazing day for families and children of all ages!
Because of sponsorships, admission to the event is free, though we request a jar of peanut butter for LCM's food pantry, or a monetary donation of choice if feasible. All proceeds benefit the many services provided by LCM. Last year we welcomed over 1,600 through the gates and we expect an even larger crowd this year at the mall !
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robin Fruia, Executive Director, (903) 753-3561, extension 202 or by email at .
Thank you:
Thank you for your monthly donation to support House of Hope! Your donation helps many women & children who have no support otherwise. Sincerely, Women & Children of House of Hope. Your faithful generosity is appreciated by many. Blessings, Mickie Klote, Secretary
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