"On the Way: Snacks"
"On the Way: Trophies"
7 - 8:30 pm
"The Gospel of Mark on Stage"
April 18 - Good
Noon and 7pm Tenebrae
"On the Way: Sharp Turns"
April 20 - Easter
7:15 Sunrise Service -
8:30 and 11:15
"On the Way...To Finding Him
12 Cullan Sherlock
12 Norward Starnes
16 Enita Divani
25 Kay Ullom
Jim & Mary Swann
Dave & Cindy Holland
David & Tonya Pirlot
11 J. R.
Dennis & Cheri
& Mary Lynne
& Debbie Taylor
Roland & Sally
Michael & Michelle
& Elaine Stock
Michael & Irene
No Meal - Spring Break
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Baked Potato Bar w/ toppings
Is expressed to . . .
Karl Melcher and family in the loss of his father, Don
Melcher on March 1;
Janet McIntire and family in the loss of her uncle,
Tom Conkright and family in
the loss of his father.
Presbyterian Church Members,
I want all
to know how much I appreciate the cards and prayers for me during
my illness. It means so much to know that others care.
you also Dr. McConnell and Rev Hudson for visiting me in the
In his book, On Paradise Drive,
David Brooks calls us American suburbanites "future-oriented
people." We are always living with a forward-looking
mentality, sure that whatever comes next will supersede the present
and make up for the past. We are hopeful!
We see this in
our hope for our kids - that if we push them along things will be
better for them than for us. We hope for future income, future
opportunities, future freedoms. We often
get more excitement out of the anticipation of buying something new
than in owning and using it! We lean forward by nature.
But what do we
hope for? Living and learning with our Lord Jesus Christ on the
way, as we have been talking about on Sunday mornings, means
walking toward a hope established on Easter morning - the morning
it became clear that Jesus had conquered sin and death, the morning
it was made known that the tomb was empty and heaven was open.
Jesus not only
taught his disciples on the way, but he told them "I am the
way." We are on the way in life, future oriented, leaning
forward, ever hopeful, and always toward Jesus - the Way home.
I do hope you
will join us to celebrate Easter morning. He is risen!
Jesus said to
him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through me.
Drew Archer of "The Gospel of Mark On Stage" to perform
the passion week of Christ from the Gospel of Mark during our
Maundy Thursday service, April 17, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Thursday, April 17 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM
of Mark On Stage"
Noon and 7:00
Easter Day -
Resurrection of the Lord
Sunrise Service (Memorial Garden)
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10:00 AM Contemporary
Service in the Christian Life Center
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Children in Worship
All children are invited to participate in our "Palm
Waving" processional at both worship services on Palm Sunday
(April 13). For the first service, meet in the church library at
8:55am and for the second service, meet in the narthex at 11:10am
to get your palms and some brief instructions. The children will
process in and wave palms during the opening song and the litany that
follows. After shouting "Hosanna!" and laying down their
palms, they will return to sit with their families.
Thursday/Good Friday Childcare
Maundy Thursday (April 17) and Good Friday (April 18)
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.
Classes and Childcare
Because of the four worship services on Easter Sunday (April 20),
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
Eastminster's Awesome Egg Hunt - April 13 - 12:15pm
Did you know? Eggs
are given on Easter Sunday as a direct representation of the
resurrection and life beginning anew. The symbolism also indicates
that as the bird emerges from its shell, so did Jesus from his
tomb. All you "PEEPS" and "CHICKS" are invited
to join us Sunday, April 13 immediately after the 11:15 service for
an Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take place beside the playground.
If rainy or wet, it will be held in the CLC. All ages are
welcome. There won't be any candy in the eggs. Gather what you can and
turn them in for a bag of goodies. An "EGGScellent"
time is expected. Contact JJ Griffin if any email@example.com.
Bring your bikes,
trikes, scooters or strollers out to the Eastminster parking lot
Sunday, April 13, 4-6pm. Pack a picnic dinner and watch the
kids cruise our "Dragway" to
their hearts' content, culminating in The Great Race. (Sometimes
Pastor Tim even shows off skateboard skills!) This is a fun, free
afternoon that's become a favorite tradition for both our church
and preschool families. Don't miss it!
Wednesday 2: NO WND Youth
Sunday 6: Youth Group (Youth
Wednesday 9: WND Youth
Sunday 13: Youth Group (Final
Youth Sunday preparation)
Wednesday 16: WND Youth
(Fellowship and Bible Study are still happening!)
Sunday 20: NO Youth Group
Wednesday 23: WND
Youth and Confirmation Exams at 7 PM
Saturday 26: Youth Sunday
Practice at 10 AM
Sunday 27: Youth
Sunday and Youth Group
Wednesday 30: WND Youth
If your youth is
still interested in any of our summer trips, please let Rev. Hudson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) know as soon as
you can! Our mission trip is currently FULL, but we still have
spots available for The Great Escape (Middle School Conference) and
Fun In The Son (High School Conference)!
April 2, during Cobb County's Spring Break, the following
activities have all been cancelled:
Women's Bible study
Adult Weds. PM
and all choir
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 in the
Christian Education office to sign-up.
June 23-27, 2014
theme is: "Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and
Provides" After just one month of registration, we
are already TWO-THIRDS FULL, so REGISTER TODAY! Last year, it
took 88 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, contact our Director of
Christian Education, Hubie Mann, email@example.com.
The Building and
Grounds Team asks that everyone (including children) use care in
opening and closing doors around the church to ensure they continue
to operate as intended.
Looking for an
easy way to help out at church? CHECK HERE to
volunteer as a greeter on Sunday morning or to lend a hand at
Wednesday Night Dinners. We're always looking for smiling faces to
help us out!
Join the Craft
Circle for "A Day of Service", Saturday, July 12th, 10:00-3:00,
Fellowship Hall (main bldg.). We plan to have work centers set up
for many projects we complete throughout the year;
- pillow cases for ConKerr
- fleece cut for blankets for Hands of
Hope missionproject in West Virginia
- hospital gowns for hospitals in Kenya
- knitted hats for our Christmas
Hat/Scarf/Mitten mission for MUST Ministries
- pet beds for animal shelters
favorite knitting needles or plan to use the Knifty
Knitters (no knitting experience required). We'll have plenty
of yarn and material. Sewing machines needed. There'll be a
job for everyone! Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts
will be provided. Join us for a fun day of fellowship and
ministry work...."together in service". Any
questions, please contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne
supports two ministries in Kenya that care for orphans and
vulnerable children. It has been an eventful few months for
both the Tumaini Children's
Center and Kenya Connection
Kids (Humphrey Kanga's ministry).
Both organizations have undertaken major building projects to
include vocational training centers, which will equip the children
with the skills necessary to find employment and security as they
leave the homes. Please pray for these projects, as well as
the hundreds of children rescued out of poverty by these powerful
ministries. Eastminster hopes to send another mission team back to
Kenya in 2016. If you have questions about our Kenya Orphanages
partnership, please contact Abigail McConnell firstname.lastname@example.org or
Leslie Michael email@example.com.
Hands of Hope
McDowell County, West Virginia
The Mission of
Hands of Hope is to provide a pathway of hope by building
relationships and reaching out to others with the love of
Mission Teams travel as the "hands and feet of Christ" to
this impoverished area in the Appalachian Mountains twice a
year. Fifty percent of the children in McDowell County live
in poverty. Once a booming coal mining county
the population has decreased from over 100,000 to
22,000 since the mines closed in the 1980s.
Eastminster Teams participate in programs that foster building
relationships and bring hope and purpose to the lives of the people
of McDowell County. We provide a meal, program and fellowship
for the women of Welch at Ladies Night Out. On Sonshine
Saturday the children are given breakfast, lunch and bag
lunches to take home. Bible stories are taught along with
activities and singing. Work projects, such as winterizing
trailers, are completed by the men on the team. Visits are
made to the Hollers to bring food boxes and food bags are prepared for
160 pre-schoolers for the weekends.
The EPC Mission Team
will travel to West Virginia on April 24-27. Please see the
church bulletin for more information. Donations are still
needed. Thank you for your continuing wonderful support of
this national mission. Call Suzie or Norm Baur
for more information. 770-321-0188.
"If you want to see God,
walk among the broken and the beaten, the unattractive and
forgotten - there you will see Him"
Carpenter's Footsteps mission team is returning to Costa Rica again
this summer. Their goal is to finish the kitchen in the church
where they've worked for the last two years and begin a new church
in the hill country nearby. The cost of the trip will be $1,450 for
11 days, July 21 -31, 2014. You can't beat this bargain
and you also get to serve God. It is a wonderful experience
and we hope that you will take this opportunity to join us in
doing what God has asked us to do. He says go and that is
what we have been doing for the last 30 years. We hope that
you will consider the charge from our heavenly Father and go
with us to serve others. Contact the DuBoses
at firstname.lastname@example.org with
DATE!!! Our Annual Women's Spring Luncheon will be Sunday,
May 4th at 12:30pm after the traditional service in the
CLC. As usual, we will have the 3 F's - food,
fun and fellowship But this
year, we will also learn more about Spring Preparation and
Planting from our very own Kathryn Barrios AND enjoy hearing
and visually touring our beautiful EPC Prayer Garden by its
caretakers Kathleen Moak and
Pat Provan! We will also be
encouraged to "Get to the Root of Whatever is Ailing
Us" by burying it under a beautiful plant to take
home and enjoy. A nursery will be provided for young
children. So please mark your calendars and look for
sign-ups very soon via email and in both lobbies!
Hope to see you all there. Any questions and/or concerns please
contact Susan Welborn at email@example.com.
daughters in grades K-5 --- Our last Sonflower
Sisters meeting for the school year is Friday, April 25th, from 7
to 8:30 p.m. in the youth room. We will be concluding our lessons
on female Christian heroes with a lesson on one of the greatest
missionaries of all time - Mother Teresa. You won't want to
miss it! Contact Beth Hartt at firstname.lastname@example.org with
will meet Monday, April 14th, 10-1, Room 203/CLC. We plan to
work on pillow cases for ConKerr
Cancer. 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).
Spirits Circle will be meeting April 10 at 11am in the CLC.Our hostesses
are Barbara Duda and Bonnie Anton. Jane
Douglas will be having the devotional. Margaret Gibbs
will bring us Lesson 6 in our study book "Cultivating Contentment".Please
bring your study book, your Bible and a dish to share with
everyone. We would love to see some new faces.Contact
Jan Walls (770-977-0316) or Glenna Sullivan (678-925-4929) with
meeting of Genesis Circle will be Tuesday, April 8th 7pm at Suzie Baur's house for
dinner. We would love to have you join us for fellowship, a devotion and sharing time. No need to
bring anything but yourself!
Suzie Baur 770-321-0188... cell 678-283-0774, email@example.com. Georgia Bentley
Bunch will be meeting April 17th at 12:00 Noon at
Ritters Restaurant, 4719 Lower
Roswell Road, Marietta. Directions from the church. Turn left
out of church's parking lot and head towards Johnson Ferry Road.
Turn right and stay on Johnson Ferry Road until you reach Lower
Roswell Road. Turn right - Ritters
Restaurant will be in the shopping center on your right -towards
the lower end. RSVP by April 15th to Sandra
770-977-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Presbyterian Cursillo
The first Cursillo weekend of 2014 will be held May 1-4
at Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton, GA. Cursillo
is a three day spiritual renewal weekend designed to Refresh your
awareness of the joy and grace God has for each of us, Renew your
enthusiasm for living out your relationship with Christ, and Return
you to your home, church and workplace inspired to reform them for
Jesus. Please prayerfully consider attending this spring's retreat
and contact Valerie Mote (email@example.com or
770-401-8854) with any questions you may have or to pick up a
available at Eastminster Christian Preschool (ECP). We still
have some openings in our 2-day Toddlers and our PreK 4's classes. Register now to
guarantee your space. Church members receive $10 off tuition
each month. You can help us spread the word about our fantastic
preschool by posting ECP brochures at your neighborhood pool,
tennis courts, baseball fields, and other locations frequented by
rapidly approaching. It is a great time to buy and dedicate a
beautiful Easter lily in honor of loved ones, in memory of loved
ones, or presented to Eastminster. The cost is $8.00 and may be
dedicated as follows:
In loving memory
In honor of
Presented to Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Name of Donor:
check and return to the church office before April 6.
Session Meeting Highlights
received the following new Covenant Partners: Larry & BJ
Baskin, Scott & Michelle Baumann, Tim & Kim Brammer, Richard & Martha Childs, Joel
& Jill Guske, Helen Hvizdak, Jonathan & Rosie Jeffries, Chris
& Ruth Kenyon, Dan & Jo Kiser, Jack & Marilyn Michelitch, Lee & Hayley Nagel, Mike &
Kristy Snedden, Ray & Judy Westerlage, and Brad & Susan West.
acknowledged with sadness the passing of Don Melcher on March 1,
approved the baptisms of Jonathon & Rosie Jeffries on March 16,
approved the baptisms of Julian & Bishop Baumann, sons of Scott
& Michelle Baumann, on March 16, 2014.
approved a Letter of Transfer for Paul & Jennifer Bennecke to Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
authorized Nancy Brummett to hold a
seminar at Eastminster for those interested in ministering to older
adults. The seminar will be held on April 21, 2014, 9am until 12.
Cost will be $25 per person.
approved reinstating the Organ Study Team to review where the team
left off in 2008, consider new research, and provide the Session
with a final report and recommendation.
approved entering into contract with Anago
of Atlanta for cleaning services as soon as possible for 35 hours a
week. The budget will be for 40 hours a week to allow flexibility
in responding to the needs of the church.
approved a designated offering to the Cobb County School Bus Rodeo
with sponsorship signage.
authorized A&P to hire security personnel as needed.
There will be
a Called Session meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7pm in
the Youth Room for the purpose of receiving new Confirmands.
Stated Session Meeting will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:30pm
in Room 204.
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