Disruptive: At the Table
April 3 - Good Friday
12:00 & 7:00
April 5 - Easter
7:15, 8:30, 10:00, 11:15
Disruptive: All For Good
10 Lisa Preikszas
12 Cullan Sherlock
16 Enita Divani
25 Kay Ullom
27 Matt Rownd
30 J. J.
David & Deborah
Jim & Mary Swann
Dave & Cindy Holland
David & Tonya Pirlot
Dennis & Cheri
& Mary Lynne
& Debbie Taylor
Roland & Sally
Richard & Lara Atalla
Michael & Michelle
& Elaine Stock
Michael & Irene
April 5 - Easter
Jim & Debbie Bussart
Jeff & Karen Jones
Lucian & Gina
Tom & Kathy Schuette
Bob & Jane Douglas
Dan & Jo Ann Kiser
Steve & Debbie Moore
April 8 - No Dinner
I want to
sincerely thank you for your care and concern during my recent
multiple illnesses. Your visits, telephone calls, cards,
flowers, food, and most of all your many prayers were greatly appreciated. It is a great
comfort to be a member of such a caring congregation.
With love and
note from the family of Doris Funk
The Funk family wishes to thank Pastor Tim and John
Speiser and the wonderful members of our congregation for all their
prayers and support during Doris' long illness. We are also
thankful for Ellen Beard and the Ladies of the Church who put out
such a wonderful variety of food and beverage for the reception
which followed her Memorial Service. You have all been a
blessing to us.
is expressed to the
family of Ken Jacquot.
It is a
"call and response." I say it, then
you say it. You say it, then I say it. It
isn't something to say alone, but something to proclaim together.
Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, just
as He said.
was the first to proclaim it, and the disciples had a hard time
believing it. At first Thomas doubted it, but then he got to see
Jesus for himself. Peter explained it to the crowds in Jerusalem,
and the defining moment was whether they could believe it. Many
could not, but many, many, many did - and within a generation the
Christian Church was born believing in this one fact, that Jesus
Christ is not dead but is alive and the tomb in which He was laid
It is a
difficult landscape. I had the honor of participating in a luncheon
with Dr. Atef Gendy
last week. He is the president of The Evangelical Theological
Seminary in Cairo, an institution that has nurtured and trained
pastors for the Middle East and Africa for 150 years. Dr. Gendy cried to speak of the twenty-one Egyptian
martyrs in Libya, the day in 2013 when one-hundred churches were
burned simultaneously across Egypt, and the decline of Christian
influence on the Middle East. It is a difficult landscape.
We feel out of
control, like the center has fallen out of the wheel and everything
is spinning into chaos. Who is in control?
We live on the
surface of the earth where it all appears chaotic. When Christ
rose, He rose from deep below that surface. The power and authority
of Jesus Christ ranges from Heaven to Hell and back to Heaven
again. Who is in control?
We have this grounds for hope, we have this one fact to
which we return again and again: the tomb is empty. Christ has gone
to hell and back for us. His sovereign rule is not in question.
Won't you come celebrate and worship Him?
He is risen. He is risen
"He is not here; he has
risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."
Sunday 5: NO
Youth Group (Easter)
NO WND Youth (Spring Break)
Apologetics, 7:30-8:30 PM (High School Only!)
Youth Group + Confirmation Exams at 2pm
Apologetics, 7:30-8:30pm (High School Only!)
Youth Sunday Practice at 10am
Apologetics, 7:30-8:30pm (High School Only!)
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. So, if you're
interested in joining a small group, please contact Hubie Mann (email@example.com)
and we'll help you find the right group for you!
April 8, during Cobb County's Spring Break, the following
activities WILL NOT meet: Weds. AM
Women's Bible study, Children's S.L.A.M. program, Weds. Night
Dinner, Youth Bible studies, Adult Weds. PM classes,
and all choir practices.
registration has begun and we only have a FEW SPACES LEFT! If
you haven't registered your children yet, please do so today so
that they can join us from June 22-26, 2015, in "Hometown
Nazareth" for another awesome week of VBS! Last year, it took
83 volunteers to staff our VBS program and we'll need just as many
this summer. If you'd like to be a part of this incredibly
fun outreach to the children of our community, please contact Hubie
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. Contact Hubie Mann in the Christian
Education office to sign-up.
Men's Fishing Derby
annual Men's Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 2nd 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!
Donations of grocery store gift cards (Costco, Publix,
Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to buy snacks for VBS and we're
also collecting old "used" crayons and cupcake pans for
one of our craft projects. These items can be dropped off in the
main office or given to Hubie Mann.
Thursday, April 2 - 7pm with communion
Prayer Vigil beginning
Maundy Thursday at 7pm until Good Friday at 7pm in the
Sanctuary. Watch for sign-up sheets.
Maundy Thursday (April 2) and Good Friday (April 3)
7pm worship services, we will have childcare
available in the toddler room (Room 3) on both
nights. However, there will not be childcare at the 12pm worship
service on Good Friday.
Noon and 7pm
(Tenebrae) Our Good Friday evening service is a "service of
shadows" with descending lights until we leave in darkness and
Easter Day -
Resurrection of the Lord
Sunrise Service (Memorial Garden)
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Contemporary Service in the Christian Life Center
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Easter Sunday Classes and Childcare
Because of the four worship services on Easter Sunday (April 5),
Christian Life Training classes will not meet on Easter morning. At
the 8:30am, 10am, and 11:15am worship services, there will be
childcare provided in the nursery and toddler rooms as well as a
children's sermon followed by children's church for ages preschool through first grade. At the
7:15am "Sunrise Service", however, please be aware that
there will be no childcare, no children's sermon and no children's
This is an opportunity to enjoy some good food and get
to know some men here at Eastminster. When: Tuesday, April 21
at Keegan's in East Cobb at 6:30 pm. Email Steve Hartt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Presbytery Meeting here in Atlanta
Peachtree Presbyterian (a Fellowship Church) will host
the upcoming ECO East Central Presbytery meeting on April
17-18. Friday evening includes dinner at 6pm followed by the
Presbytery business meeting. Saturday (9am-3pm) includes two
1. The role of
the Confessions and Essential Tenets, and 2. Church
If you are
interested in attending, register at http://www.stgiles.org/resources/presbyteryregis.cfm.
If you have
questions, contact Diane Brock at email@example.com.
We have been
asked to assist with staffing the check-in tables on Friday and
Saturday. They are requesting 2-3 people at the registration
table (check-in, name tags) at the following times:
4:30 -7:30 PM (One or two
8:30 - 9:30 AM
can attend the whole conference or not, if you are willing to help
at the check-in table either (or both) day(s), contact Diane Brock
Would you like
to be a greeter at the 9:00 or 11:15 service? Our greeters provide
the first impression of Eastminster...welcoming and friendly! This is
such an important service and one that takes only a few minutes of
your time. Contact Ellen Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-992-2285 to sign up.
Spring closet clean-up will be held on Saturday
Morning April 25, at 9 am. As we grow, we continue to need more
space for classrooms and storage. We will be cleaning out all
storage areas. We can then assess and reorganize and will
assign storage space for ministries, Christian Education,
Preschool, Women's Ministry, Holiday
Decorations, VBS, Scouts and other groups who may have need. Prior
to April 25, PLEASE go through your storage areas and
eliminate anything that is outdated, personal or things that can be
trashed or recycled in some way. If you have questions,
please contact Kathy Wolfram (email@example.com).
Believe it or
not summer is just 52 days away! Our senior high youth will be heading
to Jamaica in June and Hilton Head in July. The middle school youth
will be serving local missions in June and going to the Great
Escape in Tennessee. If you would like to be a prayer partner,
please email Wendi Shreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Team needs your help! We are looking for used laptops,
tablets and digital cameras in good working order to take with us in
May. Our partners in Kenya have requested these specific
electronics and we would love to be able to deliver them! If you
can help us, please contact Beth Hartt (email@example.com) or Abigail McConnell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you
for your support!
Sponsoring a Child in Kenya
If you are
sponsoring a child in Kenya, there will be a sponsorship meeting on
Apri1 12th immediately following the traditional service
in room 208 of the CLC. We will be discussing the upcoming mission
trip, how to spend a gift, gift ideas, a few cultural
considerations and answer any questions you may have. Please plan
Services Fundraising Banquet
will be on Thursday,
April 30th from 7-9pm at the Cobb Galeria
Centre Ballroom and YOU are invited! Please come and help support
this life-giving ministry. Cobb Pregnancy Services is a place
where men and women feel the love the Christ. Eyes are opened to
the Truth and to God's promises. Clients are encouraged as they are
given information about life-affirming alternatives to abortion
through spiritual, emotional and practical support. CPS also offers
numerous classes from positive parenting, prenatal, and life
skills, to relationship education. If you would like more
information on how to sign up, contact Ellen Foster at 404-435-8058
Dinner is complimentary, but you will have an opportunity to
make a financial gift to help CPS continue to be a beacon of hope
for men and women.
Hands of Hope
Mission Trip April 23-26
A team of 12
is ideal for this trip. We currently have 10 people signed up to
DONATIONS NEEDED: Household and
kitchen items, small appliances, personal hygiene supplies
(includes towels, washcloths and travel samples) bedding, cleaning
supplies, small pieces of furniture, lamps, fans etc., children's
clothes, shoes and underwear (sizes 2 to 6) and socks.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Baby clothes 0-24
months for any season of the year. All items for infants and
children should be new or gently used.
DONATION BINS are in the alcove
and the lobby of the CLC.
MORE DETAILED LISTS OF NEEDED DONATIONS are in the narthex, alcove and the CLC lobby.EPC supplies HOH with diapers on an
ongoing basis. Donations are always welcome. Make sure your cash or
check indicates HANDS OF HOPE DIAPER FUND.
Thank you for
your continued support for Hands of Hope! Please
contact: Norm or Suzie Baur if you have
questions or would like to go on the Mission Trip! Home Phone:
770-321-0188 Norm: Cell 678-283-0776, email@example.com
Suzie: Cell 678-283-0774, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You. . .
Our first Mission lunch held on February 22, was well
attended even with the rain. We received $600.00 in donations.
Thanks to all who helped out.
Another successful luncheon for March into
Missions was held March l5, at 7 Bridges. Thanks to Sylvian
Williams and all her helpers we fed around l40 people. Before lunch
we attended their worship service and after lunch played with the
children in the yard or garden.
Craft Circle will meet Monday, April 13th, 10-1, Room
203/CLC. We will continue work on 50 bookbags/
backpacks for Kenya mission. Sewing machines, scissors and
willing hands needed. There's a job for everyone. Any
questions, contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan
will be meeting Thursday, April 9, at 11am in the CLC. We will
have a Bible study followed by lunch. All ladies are invited. Any
questions, contact Nancy Speiser (770-642-7229) or Snookie Goldberg (770-971-4539)
Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet April 16th at noon at Provino's Italian Restaurant, 440 Ernest
Barrett Pkwy., Marietta. Directions from church: Turn right out of
church's parking lot onto Sewell Mill Rd and continue until you
reach Piedmont Rd. Turn right onto Piedmont Rd (road's name will
change to Ernest Barrett Pkwy).At the next light just pass the
entrance of Town Center, turn right. Provino's
will be on your right. RSVP by April 15th to Sandra Allen at email@example.com or 770-977-8742.
of elementary-age daughters - Please join us for the last Sonflower Sisters meeting of the school
year on April 17th in the youth room from 7 to 8:30 pm.
It's going to be lots of fun, so watch the bulletin and your email
for more details. If you have any questions, please contact
Beth Hartt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for
our Annual Women's Ministry Spring Luncheon on Sunday, May 3rd at
12:30 in the Great Hall. This year our speaker will be our own
Reverend Katie Hudson! It will also be a covered dish. We will
provide the meat and beverages and A-F bring
salads G-O bring sides and P-Z desserts. Make plans now to join us!
Thank you to all
who have linked their Kroger shopping cards to Eastminster!
Every time you shop, Kroger commits a percentage to Eastminster
Christian Preschool as a donation. This quarter, we will
receive a donation of $85! This is with just 25
families enrolled. Our goal is to reach 50 families so if you
haven't signed up yet, please consider doing so. Just visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
to register and sign up.
Session Meeting Highlights
- March 2015
welcomed the following brothers and sisters in Christ into the
covenant partnership of Eastminster Presbyterian Church: Alice
& Richard Bell, Chad & Sarah-Kate Bozza,
John & Amy Chastain, Phil & Sheliah
Cooper, Andy & Anne Dixon, Jenny Hall, Jerry & Jo Ann
Haughton, Matt Houser, Bob & Ferebee Kaleida, Joel & Martha Knight, Brian Lamb,
Laura Lee Lindsey, Don & Joan Malcolm, Sandy Mazur, Robert
& Betsy Miller, Tim Minors, John & Wendy Norton, Barbara
Pike, William Ray, JR & Leslie Reed, Donald Russell, Clete & Judy Simpson, James & Michelle Styring, Neil & Lindsey Suber,
John & Lindsey Thompson, John & Peggy Tienken,
and David & Christine Wallace.
approved the baptisms of Avery & Dana Suber,
children of New Covenant Partners Neil & Lindsey Suber, on March 22, 2015, at the 11:15am
service. Session also approved the baptism of New Covenant Partner
John Norton, on April 19, 2015, at the 11:15am service.
approved a motion allowing the Art Ministry to sponsor a
"Photography, Fellowship, and Fun" field trip on
Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 12-3pm.
approved a new small group ministry to be led and hosted by Mark Shreiner
for young adults, ages 19-24, who have recently graduated from high
school or college.
approved a motion to allow Covenant Partner Cassie Scott to
solicit funds via the bulletin and The Beacon for her Girl Scout
Gold Award project.
Session meeting will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 4pm for
the purpose of receiving the new Confirmands.
Stated Session meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at
7:30pm in Room 204.
The next ECO
Presbytery meeting will be at Peachtree Presbyterian Church on
April 17-18, 2015. All active and inactive elders are encouraged to
attend. Anyone interested can register here http://www.stgiles.org/resources/presbyteryregis.cfm.
If you like more information, or would like to volunteer to help
host the event by manning check in tables, please contact Diane
Brock at email@example.com.
Diane L. Brock
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor