The Good News
September 5, 2019
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Sunday, September 8 Sermon:
"Elijah: The Man Who Stood in the Way" 1 Kings 17:1-7
Sunday, September 15 Sermon:
 "Elijah: The Man in the Wilderness" 1 Kings 17:8-24
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.
Sunday School Begins Sept. 8
Choose from Three Classes for Adults:
·  The Gospel Project  in Room 106: Leonard Wiley is leading discussion in the New Testament. The next session will cover: “Jesus the Savior” and “Jesus the Risen King”. There is no prerequisite, just come.
·  Christian Thought  in Room 104:  Led by Dr. Larry Frazier this discussion orientated class explores topics drawn from the Bible and Christian Life to equip disciples of Jesus to follow him well. This year we will begin with discussion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Cost of Discipleship”.
·  Faith in Life  in Room 107:  Led by Pastor Shelley Kral this class will explore the major themes of the book of Isaiah in order to deepen our love and appreciation for how God’s sovereign love, justice and mercy comes to life in human history.

Children: Teach Me to Worship
Prekindergarten-5th grade — Room 105, Trinity Hall
We have set aside this time to teach a children’s lesson focused on what it means to worship our Lord Jesus. Through learning Scripture, the confession of faith, and spiritual songs, they will grow in knowledge of how each element of worship draws us deeper into a truly personal relationship with our truly personal God. Hallelujah!
Toddlers 2’s & 3’s — Room 2, Sanctuary Wing
Our toddlers will sing, create, and play as they learn many gospel truths!
Infants & Babies (birth-24 months) — Room 1, Sanctuary Wing
Our little ones will be covered in gospel truths through singing and interactive play.

Youth: Junior High's in Room 108 and Senior High's in Room 109
Thank you to all who have volunteered....
We are searching for a few more folks who are ready and willing to help our children grow in their knowledge and faith in Christ. We are specifically in need of teachers and support for toddlers (ages 2 & 3). Please call 903-234-0032 or contact Carrie Northcutt at childrensministry@epclongview.org . Thank you as we walk together in leading our youngest ones.
If you are interested in the following:

Men's Only Group?
or Co-Ed Group?
Contact: Doug Ashley

College/Career Group?
Contact: Shelley Kral

Women's Only Group?
Contact: Mary LeTourneau
YOUTH

Fellowship
All Students 6th-12th grade
Sunday Nights, 5:00-6:30pm in Trinity Hall (Dinner provided)
Bible Studies
Wednesday Nights (Various times)
Studies are split by grades and gender and meet in the homes of leaders.
Summer Missions Trips
Senior High: June 2020
Junior High: July 2020
Informational meetings will be held in Fall 2019 for both trips.
Contact Jason at jhubbard@epclongview.org for more information.
2019 Youth Kickoff
Date: Sunday September 8 th  
Time: 2:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Lake Windermere
Info: Please meet in the church parking lot by 2:30pm Cookout/Swimming/Games/Tubing. Bring your Friends!
*Calling All PRE-K4 through 5TH Graders* 
KIDMIN IS BACK! Join us for FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, AND FUN next Wednesday, September 11th !
 
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 HERE . Donations are also accepted to help with the food that we provide each week.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund
EPC Office of the General Assembly has announced they are now soliciting donations to their Emergency Relief Fund. Secure online donations can be made at www.epc.org/donate/emergencyrelief .
Or through Longview EPC.
Click here to read the full letter.
Rides to Church for 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.
Please Pray for : 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!
9/5: 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
9:13: Sophie Bunn
9/15: Frances Sample, Natalie White
9/17: Madelyn Creel, Jim Yancey
9/18: Lauren Gipner, Karen Yost
9/19: Kurt Langseth, Jacqueline Mitchell
9/22: Charles Quinn
9/23: Aidan Carlile
9/24: Ed Messenger
9/26: Katie Grace Carlisle, Nate Salmon, Chris Yancey
9/28: Colin Gipner, Richard Lazarus, Allison Yancey
9/29: Rachel Small, Sandi Taylor, Barbara Walker, Scott Williams
9/30: Ellen Adams
Calendar and Upcoming Events:
September 8 - Sunday School Begins
2:30 pm Youth Kick-Off
Wednesday, Sept. 11 - 5:15 pm Kidmin Dig In! Begins!
Youth Bible Studies Begin!
5:30 pm Confirmation Class Begins!
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays - 5:30 pm Praise Team
7:47 pm The Backyard      
Save the Dates - October 6 Worship with Celebration of the Lord's Supper & Potluck!
- October 20 All Church Movie Night
- October 26 Pumpkin Stomp                       
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