January 7, 2021
January 10 New Sermon Series Begins
The whole world reverberates with the glorious holiness of God – the perfect goodness, beauty and truth of God that makes him, well, God. What happens when rebellious, imperfect humans encounter that holiness? The very nature of God reverberates through us. We experience the essence of who God is; we experience the declaration of Exodus 34:6-7 that Yahweh is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness; forgiving sin but who does not let the guilty go unpunished. In this sermon series we look at how those eternal characteristics are found throughout God’s relationship with his people in the Hebrew scriptures. READ MORE HERE
Sunday, January 10 Sermon: "Reverberations: Experiencing the Holiness
of God" Exodus 34:6-7
Sunday, Jan. 17
Sermon: "Reverberations: Experiencing God's Compassion"
Sunday Morning Worship Service "in person" and via Live Stream. Each week please join us at 9:30 am at the church or from any location via Live stream and/or video.
Children's Ministry News
Our Worship Hour Nursery Needs You!
Would you consider choosing 4 Sundays over the course of January through May to be present for our little ones and their parents? Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084eafad2fa1fa7-nursery2 or click the picture to sign up. 

Youth Ministry News
Youth Fellowship Kick-off
This Sunday, January 10 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall, Youth are doing an Among Us Live to kick-off this year. Food and fun provided! Youth may want to wear dark clothing for the game. Bring a mask. Friends are welcome to join. 
Youth Mission Trip Meeting
Sunday, January 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. If your Youth wants to go on one of the mission trips this summer, then they and a parent need to be at this meeting. Dinner will be provided. A mail out will be sent before the meeting with more information.

Please Pray for:
Becky Birdsong, Hettie Pollock, Dotty Rawlins, Ralph Diamond, Jeanneen Jewell, Robert Metzler, William McCluskey, Joanne Stephens, Jean Pollock, Rebecca Williams, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
Arabella: Joann Peterson
Buckner- Felicia Grubbs,
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
Arlington - John Williamson
Happy Birthday!
01/08: Tammy Moyes
01/10: Glenda Bays
01/11: Edwyna Testerman
01/13: Bob Linthicum
01/14: Liz Johnson, John Wrather
01/16: Wren Knapp
01/17: Sidney Allen
01/18: Sheri Burlingame, Stephen Jayakar
01/20: Jenny Hubbard
01/21: Rick Poland
01/24: Savannah Walker
01/25: Ellen Luna

On the safe arrival of Seamus Taylor Maher. He was born January 1, 2020. Proud parents are Allie & Dallas Maher. "Shea" is welcomed by big brother Gabriel and big sister Callista.

Stay tuned for baby pictures coming soon!
Thank Yous
Thank you, dear church for your caring prayers and special "yard helpers" that you sent to our home. Merry Christmas and Happy Blessed New Year! Jesus is Lord! B.J.& John Dalton (written on 12/26)

Thank you for thinking of us this Christmas. The poinsettias is SO beautiful. We miss all of you at EPC & hope we can return soon. Wish you all happiness the coming year. Truly, Bailey & Nancy S.

We just wanted to say "Thank You" for the beautiful poinsettia. After being away from services for so long, we are glad we are not forgotten! The Good Lord willing, hopefully we will be able to attend before too long. Blessings and the very blessed Christmas to all. Say well and safe and Hopefully 2021 will be much better. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bob & Ann Bruton

The Christmas plant is beautiful and certainly brightens my living room. Merry Christmas! Corinne Selph

It's sometimes easy to forget that there are nice people out there doing nice things for others. Thanks for being such a special reminder. Love, Rose

To my church family at EPC, Thank you so much for the poinsettia. The bright red blooms are very cheerful as it sits on my hearth. I appreciate you for bringing it to my door. Louise Brelsford

Thank you so much for your love and support throughout this year. We hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a great New Year in 2021. Sister Helen Johnson & House of Hope
Longview EPC Family - Thank you so much for your generous donations to our Buckner children and families this Christmas! Our families received their boxes the first week of December! The boxes were full of exciting Advent activities & STEM based toys & games! We appreciate your continued support of our programs and families. We are confident that "Hope Shines in Longview"! Merry Christmas, Reagan Maldonado, Ministry Engagement Coordinator, Buckner Children and Family Services
Longview families receive special Christmas surprise
Single parents and children in Family Pathways receive gifts, crafts and treats to celebrate Christmas “It has been a really challenging year with everything going on in the world,” said a Family Pathways mother of two, working on her bachelor’s degree. “These boxes are just a great way to spend quality time with my kids, and it definitely shows the true meaning of Christmas!” 
Ongoing Food Box Needs - all items - drop off anytime in the pass through in front of Trinity Hall
Calendar & Upcoming Events:
Thursday, January 7
6:30 pm Praise Team
Sunday, January 10
9:30 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship Kick off
Wednesday, January 13
6:00 pm KidMin! Begins
Youth Bible Studies
Thursday, January 14
6:30 pm Praise Team
Saturday, January 16
6:45 am Newgate
Sunday, January 17
9:30 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Monday, January 18
MLK Jr. Day (Office Closed)
Tuesday, Jan. 19
5:30 p.m. Finance Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 20
12:00 p.m. Prayer Team
6:00 p.m. KidMin!
Youth Bible Studies
Thursday, Jan. 21
5:00 p.m. Session Meeting
6:30 p.m. Praise Team
Sunday, Jan. 24
9:30 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Youth Mission Trip Meeting
9:30 am Sundays - "In-person" Worship with You Tube Live Stream and video recording to watch later.
From the Finance Committee: THANK YOU for your donations to the Lord at work through Longview EPC. 2020 Giving Statements will be mailed out soon.

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The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on January 21

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