The Good News September 24, 2020
New 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”? READ MORE HERE
Sunday -
September 27

Sermon: "Ehud & Shamgar"
Judges 3:12-31
Sunday -
October 4

Sermon: "Deborah"
Judges 4 & 5
Sunday, September 27 - Presentation of Children's Bibles during the Lord at Work
Sunday, October 4 - Worship service with celebration of the Lord's Supper
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 Nursery is staffed and available this Sunday
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. We are opening the toddler and infant nurseries on September 27th.

Volunteers welcome to sign-up here. Reach out to Katya Newsham, Children's Ministry Intern at for more information or call the church office at 903.234.0032.
Kidmin starts Wednesday, September 30

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. As you may have noted, the time is adjusted slightly this year and we will NOT be serving dinner. We will do our very best to keep the kids safe and still have a wonderful time. Please contact the Children's Ministry if you have any questions.
Register online at
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 your family is comfortable doing so. 
Ushers/Greeters and Safety Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for September 27 and the month of October (4, 11, 18, 25).
  • 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
(other Sundays are listed also if you want to plan ahead!)or call the church office. THANKS for your help!!  
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., our Music Ministry department is hosting a fellowship opportunity for all who love to sing and wish to praise God. All are invited to join us in the sanctuary...Read more here. We hope to see you there! Questions? contact
Please Pray for: 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!
9/24: Ed Messenger
9/26: Nathan Salmon, Chris Yancey
9/28: Colin Gipner, Richard Lazarus, Allison Martin
9/29: Rachel Small, Barbara Walker, Scott Williams
9/30: Ellen Adams
10/01: Colin Wyche
10/02: Marshall Daugbjerg
10/03: Lisa Metzler
10/04: Bonnie Howell, JoAnn Peterson
10/05: Joe Steinbach
10/06: Eric Deeks, Anna Manning
10/09: Emery Northcutt, Carrie Salmon
10/10: Felicia Grubbs
10/11: Louis Bainter, Bob Bement, Mason Creel
10/12: Dorothy Chandler, Carly Snyder
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.
Thursday, September 24
6:30 pm Praise Team
Sunday, September 27
9:30 am Worship Service and Children's Bible Presentation
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Wednesday, September 30
6:00 KidMin Begins!
Youth Bible Studies
6:30 pm Sing Safe
Thursday, October 1
6:30 pm Praise Team

HAYRIDE - November 1
Youth & Children's Hayride 4:30 pm at the Birdsong's House
Sunday, October 4
9:30 am Worship Service with Celebration of the Lord's Supper
4:00 pm Children's Christmas Musical Rehearsal Begins
5:00 pm Youth Fellowship
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 pm - Prayer Team
Youth Bible Studies
6:00 pm KidMin!
6:30 pm Sing Safe
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 - Fellowship
9:30 am Sundays - "In-person" Worship with You Tube Live Stream and video recording to watch later.
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The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on October 8