The Good News October 8, 2020
"Finding deliverance in a world gone wrong"
The current Sermon Series from the book of Judges -
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but is “right living” also in the eye of the beholder? Society at large says, “Yes!” What happens when God’s people agree; when expression of faith in Jesus Christ becomes a matter of doing what is “right in our own eyes”?

October 11
Sermon: "Gideon"
Judges 6:1-40

October 18
Sermon: "Gideon"
Judges 7:1-8:32
Congregational Meeting Sunday,
Oct.18 at 10:45 am
Click HERE to read the Session update about the 2020 Church Officer Nomination Process. Members please email to request your zoom link for the meeting.
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.
Children's Ministry Updates
& Volunteers Needed

The Church Nursery is now available
Dear Friends,
As we start having more children attending our church (yay!), we also need volunteers to care for the littlest ones so that their parents may be blessed with some focused time in worship. The toddler and infant nurseries are now open.
Volunteers please sign-up here.
We are in need of 1 additional infant nursery volunteer this Sunday, October 11. Contact Katya Newsham, Children's Ministry Intern at for more information or call the church office at 903.234.0032.
Kidmin! Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Hi Kids and Parents,
   We are so excited to get back to our Wednesday evening program. We have missed seeing all of the kids and can't wait to study God's Word with them again this year. Please contact the Children's Ministry if you have any questions. Click the picture to register or go to
In His Hands, Jenny Hubbard - Children's Ministry Deacon 
Children's Lessons during Worship
We are returning to our usual format for Children's Lessons. We will be inviting the children to come forward to join our teacher for the day. We plan to spread them out in the front. Please encourage your child to join us if comfortable doing so. 
Singers and Actors Needed! 
Calling all Kids and Grandkids!
Youth News

A mission trip informational meeting will be held Sunday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall. One parent or guardian needs to be in attendance for the youth who are interested in going on the trip. Dinner will be provided.

Ushers/Greeters and Safety Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for Sunday October 18.
  • 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!!  
Life Group Gatherings - read more here...
Read more here. We hope to see you there! Questions? contact David Luna, Music Director.
Please Pray for:
Louis (Tres) Bainter, William McCluskey, Hettie Pollock, Buck Birdsong, Charlotte Wrather, Joanne Stephens, Jean Pollock, Kathy Diamond, Ralph Diamond, 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.
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!
10/09: Emery Northcutt, Carrie Salmon
10/10: Felicia Grubbs
10/11: Louis Bainter, Bob Bement, Mason Creel
10/12: Dorothy Chandler, Carly Snyder
10/13: Anna Lee Allen
10/14: Mari Manning
10/15: Leslie Carlile, Valerie Smith
10/16: Jean Knight
10/17: Brenan Alley
10/19: Travis Bunn
10/22: Bill Ramey, Bill Taylor
10/23: Kathy Diamond
10/24: Larry Northcutt
10/27: Crystal Brightwell, Jana Deeks
10/28: Sue Martin
10/31: Deborah Pyle, Bailey Salmon
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.
Donate & Drop-Off
New Coats Only
through October 31st at these participating area dry cleaners:

In Longview: Alpine Cleaners, Dry Clean Super Center, McClendon Cleaners, Sno-White Cleaners, Village Cleaners. In Kilgore: McClendon Cleaners. Click HERE to see the flyer.
Volunteers Needed Oct. 17 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 (or sometimes only 4 as seen below!) 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 in downtown Longview. They are now moving to a larger location at 3501 Gilmer Rd. Click HERE for the news-journal story.
Ways to Connect ANYTIME:
Use our new Faith Family Check-In Button on the
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or on the APP under "Connect with us".
The App has been updated. 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.
Calendar & Upcoming Events:
Thursday, October 8
6:30 Praise Team
Sunday, October 11
9:30 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Children's Musical Rehearsal
5:00 pm Youth Mission Trip Meeting
Tuesday, October 13
5:30 pm Finance Meeting
Wednesday, October 14
Youth Bible Studies
6:00 pm KidMin!
6:30 pm Sing Safe
Thursday, October 15
5:00 pm Session Meeting
6:30 pm Praise Team
Saturday, October 17
7:00 am Newgate
Sunday, October 18
9:30 am Worship Service
10:45 Congregational Meeting
4:00 pm Children's Musical Rehearsal
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 pm Prayer Team
Youth Bible Studies
6:00 KidMin!
6:30 Sing Safe
Thursday, October 22
6:30 pm Praise Team

HAYRIDE - Sunday, November 1
Youth & Children's Hayride 4:30 pm at the Birdsong's House
9:30 am Sundays - "In-person" Worship with You Tube Live Stream and video recording to watch later.
Amazon Prime Days

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Longview Epc.
Links You Can Use:

Shredding bins from Shred-It are provided for YOU in Trinity Hall & Church office.
Click to see our Safe & Clean FAQ and poster
FYI: Printed Church Directory DRAFTS to be mailed out soon. Please check it out and let us know of any corrections.

Quarterly Giving Statements will be mailed out next week.

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"

The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on October 22