At the Well: Thirst
At the Well: Need
At the Well:
At the Well: The Saga
of the Sandwiches
Mr. Hubie Mann,
Mary Lynne Nielson
18 Bert Eckerman
20 Richelle Sanders
22 Edna Bayless
24 Dale Mehlhouse
24 Kim Brammer
28 Kim Peery
Ray & Judy
George & Jane Merry
Todd & Ashley
Tripp & Jenny Seitter
Steve & Beth Hartt
Will & Lisa Page
Kevin & Sally
& Karen Miller
& Jill Guske
& Luke Carney
& Ellen Foster
Andrew & Janice
Andrew & Melissa
& Reta Frew
& Terri Mann
& Carol Hays
Hash Brown Casserole
May 14 - Cookout
Asian Cole Slaw
If you know of
a member of our congregation who will graduate this year, please
call Rev. Hudson or 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 18.
Is expressed to . . .
and family in the loss of his mother, Marilyn Schuette;
and family in the loss of her mother, Barbara McCallum.
Melcher Family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude
to all the members of this wonderful congregation who have helped us
in so many ways, following the death of Karl's dad, Don Melcher. We
really have appreciated all of the cards, hugs, stories about Don
and attendance at his memorial service. We feel so blessed to be
part of such an amazing congregation with such awesome pastors and
Karl, Sharon, Brian
I started up
the lawn mower on Saturday, and because of the helpful tinkering of
Frank Byrd, I started up my edger too! Back to the weekly lawn care
responsibilities. It wasn't hot, but when I was finished, I poured
myself a glass of water. As soon as it hit my lips, I realized just
how thirsty I was. I swallowed the full glass down and filled
Have you ever
felt that thirsty? So thirsty that you didn't realize how much you
needed a drink until the water hit your lips?
thirsty lives, but we drink from the wrong cisterns. This May, we
will spend the month in John 4, the story of the Samaritan Woman at
the Well. I hope you will take a little time to read it and reflect
on it, maybe even discuss it at your small group. It's such a rich
moment in Jesus' ministry.
promises is that when we give our lives to Him, to rest in His
Spirit, He will give us water that becomes a spring of living water
welling up in us to overflowing! Thirst changes to abundance. Lack
to provision for others. Emptiness to overflowing! Let's seek that
together this May.
And he said to me,
"It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and
the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of
life without payment."
Eastminster's 1st Annual
Men's Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 7am-10am
at Frank and Jo Byrd's pond (605 Burke Lake Dr. Marietta, GA
30064). B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own bait) and come join us for some
great fellowship and great fishing! Special Guest appearances
by Byrd's Pond resident fishing guide, Frank Byrd, & three time
Breammaster "Angler of the
Year", Hubie Mann.
March Into Mission, 2-5 PM
We have been
asked to help clean up the yard for one of our congregation's
widows. She has an extensive property that has not had much work. We
will meet at the church and drive over to her home, which is just
down the road.
should bring the following:
Appropriate tennis shoes
Hats and sunscreen
A box of heavy duty trash bags,
Wednesday 7: WND
End of Year Parties
Middle School at The Fowler Home
WHEN: 4:00-6:00 PM
WHAT: End of year youth parties!
Along with a closing devotion, this is a time of
fellowship and fun.
WHAT TO BRING: Ladies bring desserts, guys bring
sides! A main course (sandwiches, etc) and
drinks will be provided.
Also, bring a swimsuit and towel! While it won't
all that warm, the Fowler's pool will be
open! If your youth is brave enough, they may
swim if they'd like. One of our qualified high
school students will serve as lifeguard.
High School at The Riga Home
WHEN: 6:00-8:00 PM
WHAT: End of year youth parties! Along with a closing
devotion, this is a time of fellowship and
WHAT TO BRING: Ladies bring desserts, guys bring
sides! A main course (sandwiches, etc) and
drinks will be provided.
Also, bring a swimsuit and towel!
While it won't be all that warm, the Riga's pool
will be open! If your youth is brave
they may swim if they'd like. One of our
high school students will serve as
Wednesday 14: Final WND Youth
Our SUMMER SCHEDULE
will be released at the end of May, so look for it via email, the
Beacon (our church newsletter) and the youth blog!
A HUGE THANK
YOU to every youth who participated in YOUTH SUNDAY in any way. It
was a blessing for our youth and hopefully a blessing for the
church! Special thanks to our preachers (Cullan
Sherlock and Brooke Seitter) and worship
School classes (including Confirmation) will continue until May 18.
There will be
NO Sunday School on May 25.
Summer Sunday School begins on June 1 in the Youth
Room. All ages (grades 6-12) meet
together through the summer. We will divide into classes in August.
be moving into next year's class in the Fall!
So, if you
have a fifth grader, they'll move up to youth Sunday school in
EPC Family Prayer Conference
This is an
extraordinary opportunity to strengthen your understanding about
prayer on Saturday, May 17 from 9am - 12pm. Instruction will be led
by three incredibly gifted ministers: Rev. Sam Henderson, Rev. Ben
Laughlin, and the Rev. Jan Warren-Taylor. This is a family event,
so while the adults and high school students are in one series of
talks, the preschool, elementary school, and middle school aged
kids will be in separate, age-appropriate classes that will be both
educational and fun. Child care will be available for kids
under 4 years. A light breakfast snack is also included! To
register RSVP to Bob Gilbert at (678-354-6787 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie
On Sunday, May 4, our Pre-K/Kindergarten students will
be leading the congregation in singing the Doxology during
both worship services. These students have been learning about
the Doxology as a worship "milestone" in their Christian
Life Training curriculum and now they are ready to lead the
congregation. Parents of Pre-K/Kindergarten students are requested
to RSVP to Hubie Mann in the Christian Education office to let us
know which service your child will be attending.
Summer Children's Ministry activities will "kick off" on Wednesday, June 4, with
lunch at Chick Fil-A and the annual Kid's
Fishing Derby will be on Saturday, June 7, from 9-11am at Frank and
Jo Byrd's pond. The complete list of weekly events for June
and July will be published in next month's BEACON.
Bible School - June 23-27
theme is: "Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and
Provides" and we only have a few spaces left, so REGISTER
TODAY! We also still need more volunteers so if you'd like to be a
part of this incredibly fun outreach to the children of our
community, please contact Hubie Mann, at email@example.com.
Donations of grocery store gift cards (Costco, Publix, Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to
buy snacks for VBS and we're also collecting toilet paper tubes,
paper towel tubes, and empty cereal boxes for
craft projects. These items can be dropped off in the
main office or given to Hubie Mann.
VBS volunteer training for all VBS volunteers (including Youth
Volunteers) will take place on Sunday, May 18, from
12:30-2:30pm (includes lunch) in the Fellowship Hall. There is
another training session scheduled for Sunday, June 1, from
2-3:30pm for those who can't make it on May 18.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs
14, will be the last night of the Spring semester for Wednesday
Night Dinner as well as our children's SLAM program, youth Bible
Studies, and adult Christian Life Training classes. All of our
Wednesday programs will resume on September 3 for the Fall.
Teachers Needed: We're looking for volunteers to
teach children's Sunday school during the summer so that our
regular teachers can have some time "off". We provide the
curriculum and training; you provide the love and encouragement for
our children for several weeks. What a blessing! Contact Hubie
Mann to sign-up.
Widow to Widow
- Whether you are recently widowed or have been a widow for
some time, the Nurture Team is establishing a group for
you to share and care with each other. The first
organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, May 31 at
2:00 in the Parlor. We hope that you will come and learn
from each other, and help each other understand the journey that
you are on. Light refreshments will be provided. Please
contact Jeanne Chesser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-374-2381 if you
have any questions.
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easy way to help out at church? Check Here to
volunteer as a greeter on Sunday morning. We're always
looking for smiling faces to help us out!
music volunteers will be celebrating our wonderful year of praising
God through music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with a Music Appreciation
Potluck Party, Wednesday May 21 at 6PM at Eileen Moremen and Rick Brown's Roswell home.
Musicians and volunteers, come and
celebrate with us!
Learn to Ring Handbells
LOOK for an
opportunity to learn to ring handbells
this summer at EPC! We will be holding open bell ringing
events for those of you that can read music but think that bells
would be too challenging. Come try it out! The bell choir is on
hand to be mentoring teens and adults to give you a taste of what
it is like to ring handbells. Look to
these dates as times to play: June 25, July 23, Aug
6 from 6:00-7:00PM in the sanctuary. MARK YOUR CALENDARS, come
have some fun!
our partner missionaries:
dedicated missionaries around the world, who help share the Gospel
with people groups who need the saving news of Jesus Christ.
A few updates:
Elizabeth Kennedy are both full-time professors at the
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.
Hizkia Soewignjo, Ambassadors
for Christ Indonesia, in his latest letter said "Entering
the year of 2014, God said this year is the fulfillment of all
promises of God, HE will do more beyond every common things, it
will happen in many event that men or people could not believe,
limited understanding, because God the mighty is
Awesome." Eastminster is honored to support Hizkia as he helps train students, pastors
and lay leaders to spread the Gospel among the unreached people
groups in Indonesia.
Tim and Debbie
Dunn are missionaries in Brazil, where they help empower
Christians in leadership through the local mission
organization SEPAL (SErving Pastors
And Leaders). Tim was recently in India as part of his efforts
to expand the influence and success of Business as Mission. Now
that he is back in Brazil, he is preparing to conduct a workshop on
families in mission. Debbie is well underway in her
music/leadership development ministry.
missionaries we support in China bring the grace of Christ to
the Chinese people by supporting underground churches, teaching and
grooming new Chinese ministers. For security reasons, their names
will meet Monday, May 12th, 10-1, Room 203/CLC. We will continue
work on pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer,
annual hospital gown project and prep for July's "Day of
Service". Bring your sewing machines if you have them,
but there'll be a job for everyone! Any questions, call Lynn
Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
Bunch will meet May 15, at 12:00 noon at Marlow's Tavern, 1311
Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208. Directions from church: turn left
out of parking lot onto Sewell Mill Road and head towards Johnson
Ferry Road. Turn right and stay on Johnson Ferry Road until you
reach the Johnson Ferry Shopping Center on your right. Turn and go
around the right side. Marlow's Tavern will be on left just beyond
Kohl's. RSVP to Sandra Allen by May 13, at 770-977-8742 or email@example.com.
Circle will meet on May 8 at 11:00 in the CLC. Our hostess is Nancy
Speiser. Carolyn Keappler will give the
devotional and Jo Byrd will lead Lesson 7 in our study book. Let's
have a big turnout for our last meeting of the year. Please bring a
dish to share, your study book, your Bible
and a big smile for everyone. Questions? Call Jan Walls at
770-977-0316 or Glenna Sullivan at 678-925-4929.
It's hard to
believe the school year is coming to a close! Our
four-year-olds graduate on Thursday, May 15, and are well-prepared,
both spiritually and academically to hit the ground running in Kindergarten. Our
last day of classes is Friday, May 16. The halls will be
quiet over the summer and we'll miss the smiles, giggles, and hugs
that make every day so joyful; but, we are also thankful for the
time to prepare for our returning, and new, students who will be
gracing our halls next year, beginning August 18. We currently
have 67 spaces filled in the preschool! A great way to end the
year. Please continue to share information about our school
with your friends and neighbors over the summer months. We
still have a few openings in our 4's classes, one opening in our
3-day 3's class, and a number of openings in our 2-day toddler's
classes. Thank you for your prayers and continued support of
our mission as we strive to guide these precious children toward a
lifelong love of learning and a relationship with Jesus
Christ. We appreciate it so very much.
Sewing Machine Needed . . .
If you have a
sewing machine that is "gathering dust" and begging for
some action, consider donating it to the Eastminster Craft
Circle. We meet monthly to work on mission projects (for local
and global) and have the need for more sewing machines. If you have
a machine to donate, please contact Lynn Hall (440-552-0949) or
Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
Session Meeting Highlights
Session received the following Confirmands
as new Covenant Partners: Austin Barner,
Jason Brock, Catherine Fowler, Mary Georgia Hamilton, Brianna
Laverty, Jack McConnell, Holly Meigs,
Blake Mordecai, and Jason Thomas.
received Gail Sorrells into Covenant
approved the annual Fall Festival to be held October 10-11, 2014.
approved a Board of Directors for The Journey at KSU. The Board
includes Eastminster members Leslie Michael, Bob Gilbert, and Emily
Gilbert plus representatives of other area churches that support The
Journey as well as a student representative.
Stated Session Meeting will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 7:30pm in
The next ECO
Synod Meeting will be held Monday, August 18, 2014, in Dallas
Diane L. Brock
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor