The Good News
November 5, 2020
"Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Dear Friends, this is our semi-monthly communication to let you know what all is "happening". We welcome your feedback for ways we can help you during this unique season. Please feel free to call 903.234.0032, text 903.326.7440, email info@epclongview.org or mail in a note or suggestion. We enjoy getting to hear from you. With love and care, your church staff and leadership.
HELP WANTED:
"Finding deliverance in a world gone wrong"
November 8
Sermon: "Samson Part 1"
November 15
Sermon: "Samson Part 2"
Sunday Morning Worship "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. Longview EPC You Tube Channel - click here. OR NOW IT IS EVEN EASIER - JUST GO TO THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON "STREAMING" (see below) You can access that page from your APP too.
Getting to our Sunday Morning LiveStream
Just Got Easier!
On the Website
Go to longviewepc.org and click on the "Streaming" button on our homepage.
On the APP
Click on "Live Streaming". To download the APP, go to your APP store & look for Longview EPC.
Activity Updates & Volunteers Needed
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Singers and Actors Needed for Children's Musical Performance of
"An Angel Appeared to Them"
Save the date: Dec. 13 at 5:00 pm

This coming Sunday at 4:00 p.m., the children will continue preparations for the children's Christmas musical, "An Angel Appeared to Them".  We encourage practicing songs at home and reviewing lines for the play portion. 

There's still time for Children to join in the participation of this special event!
If you are an interested in joining the production, materials are available at the church office or contact David at dluna@epclongview.org.

Requesting Nursery Volunteers
The toddler and infant nurseries are now open. Volunteers, please sign up HERE. Contact Katya Newsham, Children's Ministry Intern at childrensministry@epclongview.org for more information or call the church office at 903.234.0032.
Kidmin! Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Students PK4 - 5th grade, join us to sing songs, play games, make crafts and study God's Word. (No dinner this year.)
Ushers/Greeters and Safety Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for the months of November and December.
  • 1 or 2 safety people are needed
  • 1 or 2 ushers are needed
You can reply to this email or to sign up CLICK HERE
(November and December Dates are listed also if you want to plan ahead!) or call the church office. THANKS for your help!!  
Weekly musical gathering most
Wednesdays in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm
All are welcome to come sing a long! Join us.

Read more here. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact David Luna, Music Director.
[ we have masks available if you forget yours ]
Thank Yous

Dear Friends of Newgate, We are so grateful for your recent gift during these challenging and uncertain times. As an essential organization, our services are more in demand now than ever. We are committed to continue providing nutritious, quality meals not only to those experiencing homelessness but also to those who are experiencing insufficient streams of income and those who are homebound... Thank you for being a blessing to us all, Hollie Bruce, Executive Director, Newgate Mission
Please Pray for:
Ralph Diamond, Jeanneen Jewell, Robert Metzler, Joe Steinbach, William McCluskey, Hettie Pollock, Charlotte Wrather, Joanne Stephens, Jean Pollock, John Dalton, Rebecca Williams, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath

Please let us know if you would like to receive the monthly prayer calendar in the mail or sign-up for the Daily Prayer email here.
In Memory of Louis "Tres" Bainter
10/11/54 - 10/27/20
During the Lord at Work in our worship service on Sunday morning, Pastor Doug asked that if we had any particularly fond memories or special thoughts about Tres, please send them in via mail or email to info@epclongview.org and we will collect them for the family. Services are still pending at this time. Click here to see the obituary.
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!
11/05: Keith Moyes
11/09: Marge Smith
11/10: Mary Alphin, Cameron Foy
11/13: Barbara Linthicum, Larry Pyle
11/15: Stephen Tubergen
11/16: Hettie Pollock
11/19: Melissa Swallow
11/20: Cliff Hale
11/23: Jacob Taylor
11/25: Nathan Foy, A.J. Luna
11/26: Robert Bruton, Dallas Maher, Corinne Selph, Eric Smith
11/29: Beth Franklin, Tiffany Jehorek
11/30: Karen Harding
Mozart’s Requiem
November 10, 2020  7:00 p.m.
Mystery and beauty describe the timeless Mozart Requiem, to be performed by the LeTourneau Singers and Longview Civic Chorus and orchestra in a live concert on the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview. Director of Fine Arts Dr. Jim Taylor will direct as singers, instrumentalists and audience are socially distanced in the vast Belcher Center stage and auditorium. A pre-concert lecture on the works to be performed will be held at 6:15 p.m. 

The concert is open to the public and free of charge and is presented by Friends of the Fine Arts at LeTourneau University and LeTourneau’s Fine Arts Department. For more information contact Dr. Taylor at (903) 233-3379 or jimtaylor@letu.edu.
Local Mission:
For more information go to our website or APP and check out SERVE "Our Community"
or the bulletin boards in the Foyer of Trinity Hall - One board for Local and one for Global.
Ongoing Food Box Needs - all items - drop off anytime in the pass through in front of Trinity Hall
FREE COAT DAY!
Saturday, November 14
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
@Longview Community Ministries
506 N. Second Street
Volunteers Needed Nov. 21 at Newgate Mission

Longview EPC volunteers cook and serve up breakfast at Newgate Mission located at 207 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75602. Each 3rd Saturday of the month at 6:45 am Andy Howell heads up a crew of 5 or 6 folks as they prepare eggs, biscuits, sausage and gravy.

Newgate has arranged for this to be safe during covid- the food is prepared and packaged and they hand it out - instead of serving in the dining area. Click HERE to sign up for this fun and rewarding experience! Each 3rd Sat of the month is available or call the church office 903.234.0032.Click HERE to see photos!
Our Mission Team and Church support Heartisans Marketplace.
They have moved to 3501 Gilmer Rd. 
Calendar & Upcoming Events:
Thursday, November 5
6:30 pm Praise Team

Sunday, November 8
9:30 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Children's Musical Rehearsal
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day
Youth Bible Studies
6:00 pm Kidmin!
6:30 pm Sing Safe

Thursday, November 12
2:00 pm Wounded Warriors Parade Judson Rd
(come to the parking lot and line up and wave)
6:30 pm Praise Team

Sunday, November 15
9:30 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Children's Musical Rehearsal
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Tuesday, November 17
5:30 pm Finance Meeting

Wednesday, November 18
12:00 pm Prayer Team
Youth Bible Studies
6:00 pm Kidmin!
6:30 pm Sing Safe

Thursday, November 19
5:00 pm Session Meeting
6:30 pm Praise Team

Saturday, November 21
7:00 am Newgate

SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday, December 2
5:30 pm Hanging of the Greens Fellowship followed by 6:30 pm Service
9:30 am Sundays - "In-person" Worship with You Tube Live Stream and video recording to watch later.
Links You Can Use:

Shredding bins from Shred-It are provided for YOU in Trinity Hall & Church office.
The App has been updated AGAIN. Please Go to your APP store & look for Longview EPC

(reply to this email or text the church office @ 903.326.7440 to get the username and password)
Please let us know of any changes, updates, or corrections.
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook! All Sunday services are available there too.

Coming together to know Christ and to make him known"
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The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on November 19