Encouraged: Why We Need the Global Church and Why the Global Church
Mrs. Marilyn Borst
Eternal: I Am
Family of God
House of God
Kirkin O' the Tartans
17 Mike Mjehovich
21 John Tienken
25 Tara Baun
Cary & Darla Erickson
Mark & Leigh Moyer
Lee & Jennifer Kizer
Lynn & Meredith
Warren & Susan
19 Clete & Judy
& Gloria West
& Alison Horton
Jim & Debbie
Bob & Jane
Dan & Jo
Oct 14 -
Oct. 21 -
Oct 28 -
To my loving church family, I would like to thank you
for your cards, letters, meals, visits, calls, prayers and support
during Rob's long illness and passing. He loved his family and
friends and was continually amazed, and felt so blessed to be part
of such a loving congregation, as do I. Rob loved life and fought so hard to stay with us,
showing such courage throughout the battle. He was truly an
inspiration to all he touched and will be greatly
missed. Thank you all again for your kindness.
Alana Nigro (Rob's fiancé) and the family of Robert
You bet! And chicken and ribs
After forty days of reading the Old Testament for my
Bible in 90 Days class, I am struck again by all the detail in the dietary
restrictions. But why do we eat pork?
Jesus is the Word of God incarnate. That means Jesus
came with authority to fulfill or sustain all the rules and laws of
the Old Testament. God chose His people and set them apart with
unique laws and restrictions. But when Jesus came, He met the laws
of the Old Testament with three answers. First, He satisfied
all the cultic laws-all the laws about priestly sacrifices and
blood atonement were satisfied by His perfect sacrifice on the
cross. Second, He sustained the moral code stemming from the
Ten Commandments and all the ways that God revealed the difference
between right and wrong through His law. This includes things like
the tithe (Matthew 23:23) and marriage between one man and one
woman (Mark 10:6-9).
But thirdly, Jesus fulfilled many requirements
of the Old Testament and freed us from their strictures. This
includes dietary restrictions (Mark 7:14-19) and strict
Sabbath-keeping (Mark 2:27-28). Jesus recast these behaviors and
freed us from their requirements. No longer are we a people
separated from the world by diet and external behavior, but we are
a people on a mission to bless all nations with the good news of
salvation in Christ.
Still it took the disciples some time to get used to
the freedom. In Acts 10:9-15, it took a vision from heaven to
convince Peter that it was okay to eat freely from all that God had
made. But he was convinced, and later that day he and Cornelius lit
the coals and held the first Christian Barbecue...probably!
The coals have been burning since and the sweet smell
of roasting pork has brought many to the faith! I hope you can make
it out to the Fall Festival this year on October 9-10th.
We fill our grounds with the sweet aroma of barbecue, but more
importantly with the sweetness of Christian fellowship. Don't miss
Yours in Christ,
"So if the Son sets you
free, you will be free indeed."
We believe that meeting regularly with a small group of
Christ followers is vital to growing in your faith. That's
why we offer many opportunities throughout the week for members of
EPC to meet together in small groups for fellowship, caring, and
Bible study. Contact Hubie Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or need
Sunday , Oct. 4: Color Games, 4:00-6:00 PM
grades, friends are welcome!
Wear clothes you don't mind
Saturday, Oct. 10: Fall Festival, 8:30-3:30 PM
Sunday , Oct. 11: Youth Group
Sunday, Oct. 18: Youth Group
Sunday, Oct. 25: Youth Group
Sunday Nov. 1: Summer Stories Night (see below)
Sunday, Nov. 8: Paintball (see below) - RSVP to email@example.com.
Save The Date: Summer
Stories on November 1, 5:00-7:00 PM
The Youth of Eastminster Presbyterian Church cordially
and enthusiastically present an evening of memories and stories
from our 2015 summer trips! Paired with a delicious dinner
(spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert), the youth will
serve your meal and explain why mission trips and summer
conferences mean so much to their growing faith. In addition, the
youth will share why they need the church's support as they raise
funds for next year's summer trips! All families and ages are
invited; childcare will be provided. No cost for dinner but we will
take up a freewill offering on behalf of our youth for their 2016
Summer Trips! If possible, please RSVP to Rev. Hudson @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please RSVP for
We are paintballing on November 8!
Please RSVP by November 1!
Guy's Night Out: This is an opportunity to enjoy
some good food and get to know some men here at Eastminster.
When: Tuesday, October 20 at Keegan's in East Cobb at 6:30
pm. Email Steve Hartt (email@example.com) for
Halloween Spook-tak-ular for the
Come to Wednesday Night Dinner (which is always wonderful)
on the 28th of October...dressed in your finest costume and share
in the delight of watching soldiers, cowgirls, pirates, and
princesses... to name only a few. As a pre-Halloween event, this is
your opportunity to test your gear and your mettle. Everyone is
invited to participate, even if you are older than....
Seasonal Choir Rehearsals
It's not too late to join our Christmas Choir!
The first half of each Wednesday rehearsal, 7:30-8:15pm, is
dedicated to rehearsing Christmas music. We're preparing for two
special events; the Lessons and Carols service scheduled for
Sunday, December 6, during 9:00am and 11:15am worship, and the
Christmas Celebration Concert scheduled for Saturday, December 12,
7:00pm. For more information, contact Chris Owenby at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up on Wednesday!
Additional Adult Choir Rehearsal
Would you join Eastminster's
Chancel Choir if it offered an additional rehearsal opportunity
that was earlier in the day? That's exactly what we are
doing! Come join us for rehearsal in the sanctuary beginning
on Thursday, October 1, 10:15-11:45am. For more information,
contact Chris Owenby at email@example.com, or just show up on October 1.
Silent Auction Needs You!
Fall Festival is right around the corner. Now is
the time to consider donating something for the Silent Auction.
Need some ideas? How about a hand-crafted item, original work
of art, professional services (legal, financial, athletic training)
sporting event or theatre tickets,or perhaps offering your vacation home
for a weekend. Maybe you can pick up a few items for a
theme-basket. Small baskets are most appreciated and I will
assemble the basket if you donate the items! Some themes to
consider are: food lovers (ex. coffee, pasta, chocolate), sports,
gardening, book lover, pet care, kid crafts, auto care, spa/health,
you name it! We have many faithful church supporters of this
event both donors and buyers alike. If you have never offered a
donation, we ask that you prayerfully consider making this your
inaugural year! The Silent Auction is Saturday, October 10.
Accepting pledges for donations now! Please call or email
Sarah Nielsen, 770-634-1734, firstname.lastname@example.org for
off any cookbooks or paperback books in the boxes/bins
labeled Fall Festival books in the CLC or the alcove.
Remember, paperback books only, unless they are cookbooks or
children's books. Questions? Contact Jeanette Gowen at
770-587-1398 or email@example.com.
Attention moms with daughters in grades
K-5 - The next Sonflower
Sisters meeting is coming up on Friday, October 2nd from
7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room (downstairs in the CLC). We can't
wait for another evening of fun and fellowship, and we hope you'll
join us! If you have any questions, please contact Lara Atalla
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth Hartt (email@example.com).
Spunky Spirits would like to invite all ladies to come
and join us for a Bible study and lunch Thursday, October 8th at
11am. (We meet the second Thursday of the month in the library.) We
are studying Encounters
with God, in Timothy and Titus, chapter 2.
Books will be available at the meeting for $10. After the study, we
will move to the Great Hall for a covered dish lunch. If you have
any questions, contact Snookie Goldberg
at 770-971-4539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eastminster Craft Circle will meet Monday, October
12th, room 203/CLC from 10:00-1:00. For October and November
we will be making lap quilts for Presbyterian Village. Join
us for rewarding work and fellowship. Those who can, bring
your sewing machine. Others bring your favorite
scissors. There'll be work for all willing hands. Any question,
call Lynn Hall (770-552-0949 or email@example.com).
Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet October 15, at Noon at WZ Tavern,
3052 Shallowford Road, Suite 200,
Marietta. (New restaurant located in front of Target).
Directions from church: Turn left onto Sewell
Mill Road and
continue until you reach Johnson Ferry Road. Turn left and go until
you reach Shallowford Road. Turn left again and continue until you reach the
Target on your left. Turn in and take an immediate right.
Restaurant is on your left. RSVP to Sandra Allen by October 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-977-8742.
Our last quarter
(Oct.-Dec.) for new bedding will be mattress cover pads for twin
beds. Again a heartfelt thanks to all who
participated in this year's project. 7 Bridges wanted you to know
how much they appreciate it.
The Center for
Family Resources and the Cobb County Department of Family and
Children's Services join together each year to distribute
Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Cobb County's low income citizens.
They rely entirely on donations from organizations and churches.
Please join us in making this important program a success.
Here's how you can help:
- Pick up a list of the
needed items from the alcove or CLC.
- Return the food to
the alcove or CLC by Sunday, November 14th.
- Donate money for the purchase
of turkeys and other perishable items. You can do this by
placing a check payable to Eastminster, marked
"turkeys" in the offering plate by Sunday, November
information or to volunteer, please contact Jeanette Gowen at email@example.com or 770-587-1398.
Operation Christmas Child
It's the most
wonderful time of the year - time for Operation Christmas Child!
Shoebox collection for Operation Christmas Child kicks off on
Sunday, October 18th. Prayerfully packing a shoebox is such a
simple yet wonderful way to share the love of Christ with
needy children all over the world! Operation Christmas Child is a
powerful testament to how God can use a shoebox to change the hearts
of children and their families.
Eastminster is so awesome, we're raising the bar again - our goal
this year is 375 shoeboxes! Brochures with complete
instructions will be located in the Alcove near the Sanctuary or in
the CLC lobby on October 18th. Help yourself to some of
the pre-made boxes at the tables, or use your own shoebox or a
reusable plastic storage box. For more information and important
dates visit www.epres.org/shoebox.
For great tips
on packing a shoe box, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/.
Drop off filled boxes in Fellowship Hall until November 15th.
Share the love of Jesus this Christmas with children in
Looking for volunteers with computers to assist with
loading the sermon podcasts (recordings) to the EPC website. The
process is easy and quick once learned. If you have questions
or to volunteer, contact Jeanette Gowen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation to Medical
If you need transportation to a medical appointment,
please contact Cliff Lowery at 678-296-9562. Also, contact Cliff in
you would like to volunteer as a driver.
approved Eastminster to be a Veteran's Friendly congregation. In order
to recognize our veterans and provide them with information about
things of interest for veterans we are establishing a Veterans
Contact List. If you are a veteran, please complete the brief data
sheet below and return to Eastminster. If you would like to know
more about this program, contact Cliff Lowery at 678-296-9562.
Veteran information sheets will be secured information and used
only for the stated purpose.
___________________ State_____ Zip ______
Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage
Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage (formerly Cursillo) is
defined as a short course in Christianity. It is a three-day
spiritual retreat in learning about God's love and Christ's will
for us. Pilgrimage provides a foundation for both individual and
community spiritual growth. It is an opportunity for Christians
who want to "step up" their relationship with Christ and
to have a greater impact on their environments in response to God's
call. Beginning with a three-day weekend where grace, spiritual
growth, and community are combined in a fun and energetic way and
continuing for a lifetime. The weekend includes chapel each
day, communion, small group discussions, sharing, music, singing,
laughter, and prayer. Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage (GPP)
weekends are held twice a year at the very comfortable Pinnacle Retreat
Center in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains of Clayton,
Georgia. Eastminster has approximately 70 individuals that
have enjoyed one of our weekends. Many of them would be glad to
talk with you about their experience.
We invite you to join us this fall, October
29-November 1, or in the spring, April 21-24. The cost is only $100
per person all inclusive. There are scholarships available, if
needed. For more information and to register, see www.georgiapresbyterianpilgrimage.com or contact Debi Elkins, registrar, at email@example.com or 678-640-0808.
Edward Casey is an award winning professional portrait
and silhouette artist who will be bringing his craft to Eastminster
on November 4 at 9:30 AM. Brochures will be available at the
preschool for anyone interested in having a hand-cut silhouette
created of your loved ones. He makes silhouettes and
portraits of both pets and people that are available to purchase. Jewelry,
ornaments, mugs, and other gift items can also be created - just in
time for Christmas! And, your purchase also helps to support
the preschool because he donates a portion of his proceeds back to
the school. See www.edwardsart.net for more
information about his work.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor