Today’s News and Notes
—TO EACH OF OUR GUESTS, WELCOME! We are honored you have chosen to worship with us today. Please visit the information table outside worship to receive a gift and information about Eastminster.
—TODAY THERE WILL BE a welcome reception for Pastor Aaron and his family at 12:30pm in the Great Hall. We are excited about the plans that God has in store for Eastminster and hope that everyone can join us as we celebrate together!
—FOR THE PAST WEEK, our church travelled back in time to visit Paul in Rome and learn about the power of God’s love. We hosted 131 children from our church, preschool, and surrounding neighborhoods, and the halls of Christ’s church reverberated with laughter, enthusiasm, and joy. An enormous and sincere thank you to everyone who contributed time, talents, gifts, and prayers to making this an awesome week. We had over 90 adults and youth on site every day shepherding the kids through the day, and countless others contributing in a variety of ways to the success of this week. What a blessing to be a church that values the encouragement of children’s faith! Thank you, Eastminster!!
—NOTES ON MUSIC: Fun with Gospel! The Prelude and Postlude reflect a special musical genre in Christian music. What is really interesting is that unlike music from the Baroque period or the Romantic period, etc. the creation, performance, significance and even the definition of Gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious and ceremonial purposes, even entertainment! Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th Century, which is well before Baroque composers such as J.S. Bach. We welcome Dr. Joe Kraus on piano today – visiting from FSU.
—USHER’S CORNER: If convenient, please move toward the center of your pew as the service begins. Kindly fill out the sheet in the blue pad and pass it back to the center aisle. Use your bulletin to make notes on and take home.
—NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE will be Colossians 1:15-23 with Rev. Moore preaching “The Image of God”.
—CHURCH-WIDE FELLOWSHIP on July 2 from 10:15 until 11am. There will be no Christian Life Training Classes.
—THE OFFICE WILL CLOSE on Fridays at 12:30 through July 28.
— “A DAY OF SERVICE”, Saturday, July 15th, 10:00 -3:00, CLC. Women, men and youth (old enough to participate), plan to join the Craft Circle for a fun day of fellowship and ministry work….”TOGETHER IN SERVICE”. Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided! Bring a friend! We will have work centers set up for varied projects; including making quilts and hats for Hands of Hope/W.VA. Bring your knitting needles or plan to use the Knifty Knitters (no knitting experience required). Bring your favorite pair of scissors. We’ll have plenty of yarn and material. SEWING MACHINES NEEDED. There will be work for everyone! No special skills required! (reminder to Craft Circle – NO meeting on Monday, July 10th) Any questions, contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
—“EXPRESS YOUR FAITH” is a scripture based Gallery showing all types of Media. There are times when scripture moves us and a creative idea will come about (or visa versa). If you are 8-80, we would love for you to participate and share your art. The Gallery runs during the month of July in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays 9:00-12:30. Create something on your own, or in a group. If you or someone you know is interested in showing or you have questions, email Kelly French at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission forms are located in fellowship hall on the Art Ministry Bulletin Board.
—SUPPERS OF EIGHT: The third Saturday is suggested to be set aside by the participants of Suppers of Eight. For those who are not acquainted with this program, it is a wonderful way to meet and get to know other members or visitors. Participants spend one evening in September, October and November with three other couples. Each couple brings one food course to help the host family with the meal! Singles are welcome to sign-up also. Please complete the form below, place in the offering plate or call Reta Frew at 404-456-3762. The deadline to sign up is August 20.
Email Address: _________________________________________
Please indicate here if you wish to participate only as an alternate (on a periodic basis if a primary participant is not available). ____
— PROVIDING DINNERS FOR MUST: Our Mission Team at Eastminster provides dinners for MUST on the 9th of each month. Please talk with your small group about serving one month. We need someone for August through November. Contact Patti Cosson (email@example.com or 770-953-1895) for further details or to sign-up.
— WE NEED 6– 8 VOLUNTEERS for our church planting mission in Dunwoody Sunday, July 2nd from 9 am until 12:00. This will be a special Sunday for recruiting, outreach, and vision for the church plant. Volunteers are needed to help setup rooms for worship and classes, prepare coffee and doughnuts, children’s ministry, and our vision lunch right after the service. Contact Trent McEntryre (Trent.McEntyre@dunwoodypres.com) or Dave Elkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details and to sign up. Thanks!
—ANNUAL EPC CRAFTSMEN RETREAT – August 5: Learn How to Bring Christ into Your Home: Men, do you want to understand what it truly means to be the Spiritual leader of your family? Are you hungry to learn how to be a better husband and father? Find out when the EPC Craftsmen Ministry hosts a one-day retreat design to equip men with the tools and skills they need to develop a Christ-like environment in their homes. The retreat will be Saturday, August 5 from 8 am to 2 pm in the Christian Life Center. Breakfast and lunch will be served and there will be no charge for admission. However, registration is required. Please sign up online by visiting www.epres.org/men/. You also can obtain more information by contacting Steve Hartt at Hartts@gmail.com. Take the first step in creating a safe haven in your home and attend this important event. “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15