The Good News July 3, 2019
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Sunday, July 7

Sermon: "A Declaration of Dependence"
1 Corinthians. 11:17-34

Please join us for Worship Service at 9:30 am which includes Celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Following worship service, our Patriotic Potluck will include grilled hamburgers and hotdogs celebrating 4th of July. We might even sing a little bit if David will lead us!

Please bring your favorite sides such as potato salad, cole slaw, apple pie, home made ice cream or other desserts. Come enjoy the food and fellowship. There will be plenty. All are welcome. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Thank you to our fellowship team for decorating, coordinating and making sure we have the supplies and food! You are great Volunteers!

Sign up Now for our FUN Music Camp!
July 29 - August 2
10:00 - Noon Daily .
This Camp is for 1st - 5th graders.
Every child deserves to know about music fundamentals. Our camp will provide a week of fun activities to give children the basics in reading music for themselves. Along with the basics, each day includes a mini-concert, snacks and break-time activities. Learning how to learn music opens up a world of possibilities for every child.
The basics include: singing, music reading and rhythm done in a Christ-centered environment. Space is limited, so register now for Group I (age 1st - 2nd) or Group II (age 3rd - 5th) - click the button below! Cost is $10, which includes a T-shirt.

Cards & Carnations
Sunday, June 23   

Following the worship service we will decorate cards in Trinity Hall & deliver them with flowers to a nearby nursing home.
Missionary Messaging
Sunday, July 21
Following our worship service, we will fellowship and head to the Carlton Room to write letters to send to more of our global missionaries.
Olde Fashioned Hymn Sing
and/or Family Pool Party
Sunday, July 28
Olde Fashioned Hymn Sing in the sanctuary following the worship service. The old country church favorites come alive once again! Get ready to sing the greats once again! Songs such as "In The Garden", "I Saw The Light", "Unclouded Day" and lots of others. Come worship, fellowship, have some coffee and lift up time-tested songs of the faith. 
Family Pool Party at the Carlile’s Home at 11:45 a.m.
A Vocal Workshop with Beth Porter
Wednesday, July 24 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Meet & Greet; Vocal Workshop)
July 27 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Vocal Workshop / 2 Sessions and light lunch provided)

Come and be refreshed with a unique training opportunity for music in worship. This workshop will reinforce basic fundamentals of music learning and vocal production, tempered with a spiritual emphasis of the musician’s role in supporting congregational worship. It will be a valuable resource to music leaders of all backgrounds and experience. To register please email . Click here to see flyer.
No charge to attend, but please register for the Saturday workshop
so we can adequately provide lunch to all who participate.

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. 
Special thanks to Project Coordinator Ainsley Daugbjerg.
Thank You

Dear EPC Family, Just wanted to drop a note and thank everyone that participated in the cards and carnations for the elderly in the nursing home. I know it really means a lot to the tenants. I had checked on Dad before church. I’m sorry I didn’t participate but I had already committed to go to Red River County and help a friend. Folks like my Dad who have a hard time expressing emotion really light up when kind acts of compassion are shown. Thanks again, and have a blessed week. Sincerely, Andy Howell
Worship Hour Nursery
We need volunteers to care for our littles during worship.
During the Summer we only need one or two volunteers each week for the July and August. Sign up (see button) or talk to Carrie if you're interested in joining this team!
Thursdays at 7:47 PM
Come out & join us at The Backyard on July 11
(We will not meet on July 4)
A community of believers that come together without pretense.
A safe place to slow down and engage with one another where we are today. Great musicians share their talents with us and we spend a few moments worshiping with our hearts and voices.
Please Pray for : Jack Mitchell, Sr., Elaine Beckett, Janice McVay, Joanne Edwards, John Dalton, Barbara Steinbach

Bereavement Notice In memory of Ryan Carlisle
Ryan is the brother of Tad Carlisle.
Our Christian sympathy is extended to their family and friends.
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!
7/5: Patsy Quinn, Thomas Walker
7/6: Eric Skoog
7/10: Baxter Holloway,
John Williamson
7/11: Hazel Holloway
7/13: Madalynn Maddox
7/14: Opal Glaze, Todd Parks
7/15: Carin Koegelenberg
7/16: Bill Bankston
7/17: Stephen Russell
7/18: Jeffrey Shea
7/19: Kyle Ashley
7/22: Larry Bennett
Prayers for our Sr High Mission Trip

Continued prayers as they work and travel - returning July 5

We still have some Prayer Booklet Passports available in the sanctuary foyer which include the Jr Hi Mission Trip to Lake Jackson, TX July 18 - 21.
Thursday & Friday - Office Closed in observance of Independence Day

July 7 - Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper followed by Patriotic Potluck
July 11 - 7:47 pm The Backyard
July 14 - Cards & Carnations
July 18 - 21 Jr Hi Mission Trip to Lake Jackson, TX
July 21 - Missionary Messaging
July 24 - 6:00 p.m. & July 27 10:00 a.m. A Vocal Workshop with Beth Porter
July 28 - Olde Fashioned Hymn Sing and/or Family Pool Party at the Carlile’s
July 29 - August 2 10:00 a.m. - Noon Music FUNdamentals Camp

Wednesdays - YOUTH MOVIE NIGHT  Thursdays - 7:47 p.m. The Backyard                             
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