Today’s News and Notes
—TO EACH OF OUR GUESTS, WELCOME! We are honored you have chosen to worship with us today. You have been prayed for before you arrived and we know Jesus led you here for a purpose. Please visit the information table outside worship to receive a gift and information about Eastminster.
—CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and Aimee Jackson on the birth of their son, Theodore Baxter Jackson. Theodore was born on April 24.
—NOTES ON MUSIC: The Scripture of the Day is poignantly illustrated in the Prelude – Come My Way, My Truth, My Life! We strive weekly to heed this call of Jesus! The Postlude was written in commemoration of the Battle of Agincourt, celebrating a major English victory in the Hundred Years War, which was attributed to God smiling on Henry V and favoring the English, outnumbered 6 to 1!
—NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE will be Joshua 1:1-9 with Rev. Blake Hudson preaching “Thresholds . . . Joshua and the Promised Land”.
—MY FIRST COMMUNION CLASS is a special class for 2nd grade students (and any 3rd – 5th grade students who haven’t been through the class already) which will meet on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-6:00 PM in the sanctuary. This class, which will be taught by Rev. Blake Hudson and one of our Discipleship Team Elders, is designed to teach our children about worship and baptism, as well as prepare them to participate in Communion on Sunday, June 4th. To register your child, please RSVP to Rev. Blake Hudson (email@example.com).
—GRADUATES: If you know of a member of our congregation who will graduate this year, contact Blake Hudson or call the church office and let us know their name, date of graduation, school, and degree. We want to appreciate and recognize our graduates on May 21.
—MEMORIAL DAY: We will celebrate Memorial Day on Sunday, May 28. There will be tables set up in the narthex at both the Road and the Traditional Services. You are asked to remember the service of yourself or family member by placing photos or articles on these tables with a brief written description about who or what the photo or article represents. Photos and articles may be left at the church office prior to the 28th if you desire. Questions, call Cliff Lowery at 678-296-9562. Dig out those old photos, let’s honor our service member’s sacrifice!
—FAMILY FISHING DERBY: Saturday, June 10, from 9-11am at Frank and Jo Byrd’s pond in West Cobb (605 Burke Lake Drive off of Kennesaw Due West). Bring your kids (wearing shoes and hat for safety), fishing poles, tackle, outdoor chairs, and snacks (optional). If you don’t own a fishing pole, we’ll have a few extras. We’ll also provide live bait (worms, crickets, and minnows) and prizes for the biggest fish, most fish, etc.
—HANDS OF HOPE MISSION: The Hope Chest provides Food Boxes worth $25 to families for only $5. This is a current need at the Hope Chest. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made to EPC with “Hands of Hope Food Box” on the memo line. Thanks you for your continued support of the Hands of Hope Mission in Welch, West Virginia!
—EASTMINSTER’S MUST SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM will meet on Tuesday mornings, May 30, June 6 and 13. Volunteers will make 500 lunches each day for a total of 1,500 lunches. We will meet in the kitchen of the CLC at 9:15am. It only takes about an hour of your time and is a lot of fun! We can also use help when we are shopping at Costco and delivering the lunches. Teenagers – we can sign off on service hours if you need them. If you would like to help all summer there are opportunities for you at MUST as lunch bag checkers or drivers. Call us to find out the details! Questions? Contact Karen Miller at 678-522-5267 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Moran at 770-509-7565 or email@example.com.
—SUMMER TEACHERS NEEDED: Summer is fast approaching and, in order to give our faithful teachers a break, we ask volunteers to fill in during June and July. Even if you only have one or two Sundays free, it makes a huge difference in meeting the teaching needs of EPC’s kids. Curriculum and materials are provided, and you’re always partnered with another adult. You can even sign-up with a friend! To volunteer or request more information, please contact Katie Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
—VBS DONATIONS of grocery store gift cards (Costco, Publix, Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to buy snacks for VBS and they can be dropped off in the main office or given to Katie Hudson.
—VBS: Ever wonder what life was like for early Christians worshiping in the underground church? Join Paul in Rome this summer for an exciting week of VBS! The adventure happens June 19 – 23 from 9am to 12:30pm. Spaces still remain for current 1st, 2nd, and 4th graders, but they’re going fast! And grown-ups, this Roman escapade isn’t just for kids! We still have a great need for volunteers in order to make this a successful VBS. With 150 children Rome-ing the church, all talents and gifts are appreciated. If you would like to volunteer or register a child, please visit www.epres.org/vacation-bible-school/ and click the appropriate link to sign up. Or contact Katie Hudson at email@example.com.
—VBS and SUMMER TEACHER TRAINING EVENTS: Volunteers for VBS and Summer Sunday School, plan to attend a training session on Sunday, May 21st at 2pm. The training will provide an overview of what to expect, materials, and time for questions. The child protection policy will be covered in a mandatory online training program to be completed beforehand. The online training also includes an agreement to allow a background check. Links to the training will be emailed to volunteers in the coming weeks. A make-up training session is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 pm. Contact Katie Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information.
—LADIES LUNCH BUNCH: Due to family obligations and schedules have become very busy, the Ladies Lunch Bunch will not meet until September.
—CRAFT CIRCLE – A Day of Service: Please join Craft Circle for a fun day of fellowship and ministry work….”TOGETHER IN SERVICE” Saturday, July 15, from 10am to 3pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Bring a Friend! We will have work centers set up for many projects that we complete through-out the year. Bring your knitting needles or plan to use the Knifty Knitters (no knitting experience required). We will have plenty of yarn and material. Sewing Machines needed! There will be work for everyone. No special skills are required. Any questions, contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).