The Good News August 1, 2019
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Sunday, August 4 Sermon: "Rich or Poor?" Luke 12:13-21
Worship with Celebration of the Lord's Supper
Stay for Picnic Potluck!

Sermons and bulletins are available HERE. Don't forget to make your nominations for Ruling Elders and Deacons. Due by August 19. Click here for the form.
Stay after worship service and join in the fun in Trinity Hall. Rick is planning some fried and baked chicken as well as baked ham to supplement the potluck dishes, salads, sides, and desserts we bring if able. There is always plenty of food and sweet tea so please plan to stay. See you Sunday!
Join us at 5:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall for fun, food, & fellowship as we enjoy watching Mary Poppins Returns! All ages invited - bring your kids and grandkids too! Pizza and popcorn will be provided. Bring dessert or snacks.
Welcome New Members

Allie and Dallas Maher joined on July 21. We are excited to welcome them and their children, Gabriel and Callista officially into our midst. They have been an active part of our Faith Family for quite some time volunteering in nursery, Kidmin and VBS.
Congratulations !

Alexander Owen Swallow was born to proud parents, Melissa and Mason Swallow, on July 16th at 3:44 PM. He was 7 lb 15 oz and 20 inches long. Mommy, Daddy, and baby are doing great. Baby Alex is a blessing!

Proud grandparents are Susan and Charles Mosley, and extended family here are: Aunt Amanda (Elia), Uncle Charles (Harding) and Great Aunt and Uncle Karen and Charlie Harding.
Thank Yous

Dear church family,
We would like to thank you for the spectacular baby shower; it was a hoot! The decorations were adorable and the food was super tasty. We appreciate all of you that attended the event, and all of those that were there with us in spirit. We were overwhelmed by your generosity, and we are so blessed to be a part of the EPC church family. 
With love and appreciation,
Amanda Elia and Melissa Swallow

Thank you for your continued donations to support House of Hope! Your Donations help many women & children who have no support otherwise.
Sincerely , Women & Children of House of Hope

Dear Friends of Newgate,
We are so grateful for your recent gift to Newgate Mission. Your generous contribution allows us to bless hundreds of community members each day in many ways including medical consultations, employment programs, showers, referrals to housing, providing meals to the hungry and much more. Hope you will check out our new website... www.newgatemission.org ! Gratefully, Hollie Bruce, Executive Director.
Please Pray for : Paula Kaplan, Sheri Burlingame, Jan Kelly, Jack Mitchell, Sr., Elaine Beckett, Janice McVay, Joanne Edwards, John Dalton, Barbara Steinbach, Laura Mitchell, Ellie Bessey
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, Pat Willbanks
 Gilmer - Charlotte Poole
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement
Tyler - Richard Fuhrman
 Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Happy Birthday!
8/1: Alisa Yancey
8/3: Alex Bickham, Michael Goolsby
8/4: Sandra Skoog
8/6: Edith Certain
8/8: Rebecca Williams
8/9: Chad Johnson, Tom McMahon,
Carolyn Langseth
8/10: Chloe McMahon
8/11: Logan Deeks, Marti Samples
8/12: Megan Creel, Clay Brelsford,
Landon Ashley
8/13: Mary Taylor
8/14: Craig Cave, JoAnn Parks, Gena Bunn
8/19: Nancy Salmon, Andrew Yancey,
Jon Kral
8/20: Kristi Hunt, Matt Yost
We are almost ready to launch our NEW CHURCH APP! Watch for details on how to upload this to your phones in a few weeks.
We are very thankful for your continued prayers, service and financial commitment. We continue to be encouraged by how God is creating a community of people committed to changing lives through His gospel. Please contact Finance Deacon, Fred Irwin or Treasurer, Gordon Northcutt if you have any questions. Listen to Gordon's report to the congregation here. Click here to view report.
Shampoo for Shelters

HYGIENE PRODUCTS NEEDED: Shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, and body wash. These items (new, unopened) can be placed in the bright green bin in the sanctuary foyer. The products will be distributed each month to some of the following shelters: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, House of Hope Hospitality Rooms, Hope Haven for Women, and Family Promise of Longview.
Summer 2019 Needs List
ITEMS: Box fans, canned vegetables (industrial size preferred), cooking spices (industrial size preferred), deodorant, soap, shampoo, razors, new underwear (in package), socks, reading glasses, chips (snack size preferred), paint/canvases for art groups, clothes dryer (new or gently used). PROJECTS: Vanity and/or remodel for 2 bathrooms, carpet removal and floor installation, interior/exterior painting, back courtyard cleanup and deck. Please contact Newgate Missi on at (903) 757-6146. Click here to see flyer.
MWL Drivers Needed! 

Longview Community Ministries has a new program Meals With Love (formerly Meals on Wheels). Nutritious meals are delivered daily to the elderly, disabled and shut-ins.
They need drivers and Subs. Looking to fill a full time position on the second Friday of each month. Drivers meet at First Christian Church at 11am. Meals arrive hot from NewGate at that time. Most routes have 4-5 stops. Substitute drivers are also needed for both the second Friday and fourth Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in driving a route or even being a sub, or if you have any questions, Please contact Terrye Hudson at tmhud5@yahoo.com or call the church for cell#. Thanks!
CALENDAR:
August 4 - Worship Service with Celebration of the Lord’s Supper followed by
Picnic Potluck
August 11 - 11:00 a.m. Sing-a-Long in the Sanctuary following worship service
                      5:00 p.m. Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns
August 21 - 6:00 p.m. Nursery Volunteer Meeting in Trinity Hall
August 25 - Celebration Sunday - Worship Service followed by our
Kick-Off Potluck

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays - 5:30 pm. Praise Team and 7:47 p.m. The Backyard                             
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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.
8.1.19 Semi-monthly Good News. Next publication August 15.
Office Hours Monday 9-1, Tues, Wed., Thurs., 9-4, Friday 9-1