The Vine: Abide In Me
The Vine: Love Makes It Grow
The Vine: Fruits of Friendship
The Vine: The World's Weeds
The Vine: Roots to Remember
Mary Lynne Nielson
18 Bert Eckerman
20 Richelle Sanders
24 Dale Mehlhouse
Ray & Judy
George & Jane Merry
Todd & Ashley
Joe & Sandra Mazur
Tripp & Jenny Seitter
Steve & Beth Hartt
Will & Lisa Page
Kevin & Sally
Charles & Karen
& Jill Guske
& Luke Carney
& Ellen Foster
& Lindsey Suber
William & Jan
Andrew & Janice
& Reta Frew
& Terri Mann
& Gail Sorrells
& Carol Hays
Dan & Jo
Frank & Jo
Hot Dog Cookout
Salads & Sides
This is the
last Wednesday night meal until August.
If you know of
a member of our congregation who will graduate this year, please
call 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 17.
Barbara Duda in the loss of her brother;
Clete Simpson and family
in the loss of his sister, Edie;
Brenda Tighe and
Margaret Phillips in the loss of Kevin Tighe.
Refracting the Light of Christ
telescope was a $1.5 billion blunder. The optics were so precise,
the slightest error could throw them off. When NASA first placed it
in orbit, the images revealed that the primary mirror used to
collect light from deep space had been misshapen by an error near
to 1/50th the breadth of a human hair . . . and all the
images would be useless. But the scientists were able to engineer a
fix, and a later spacewalk installed "glasses" for Hubble
to correct her vision. Since then the images have been stunning!
is your heart focused? Does it seem off a hair or two?
don't have to get our focus precise down to the nanometer! We need
only look to the face of Jesus Christ and His light will shine on
Do you want to
beat back the darkness? Focus on the light. Let the light of Christ
be refracted and reflected through your life to shine on those
around you with love!
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of
darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
--2 Corinthians 4:6
Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God
McConnell has brought a book to print! He has declared that
the profits from this book will go back to the church. The books
are available at this link, on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or
limited copies are available in the office.
Pianos free to
determined that we have one (and maybe two) pianos that we are no
longer using. They are free to any who wish to carry them off.
Please contact the office.
Saturday May 2
End of Year Picnic, 4:30-6:30 PM at EPC Youth Room
is a COMBINED Youth Event!
Girls bring sides
Guys bring desserts
EPC will provide drinks and burgers/hot dogs
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 5-8 PM at EPC
FINAL Wednesday Night Bible Study, 5-8
EPC Youth Room
School Mystery Trip
PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com
Mission Trip Meetings
Wednesday May 27 at 12:30 PM
Thursday June 11 at 12:30 PM
Monday June 22 at 12:30 PM
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and we'll help you find the right group for you!
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, 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.
VBS Volunteer Training for all VBS volunteers (including Youth
Volunteers) will take place on Sunday, May 17, from
12:30-2:30pm (includes lunch in the fellowship) and training
in room 208. There is another training session scheduled
for Sunday, June 7, from 2-3:30pm for those who can't make it on
May 17 in room 208.
Wednesday, May 13, 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 August 5 for the Fall.
Welcome our new
Director of Worship and
Chris Owenby has served several churches in the
Atlanta area as director of choirs, bell choirs, children's choirs,
music ensembles and praise teams and has taught music theory,
composition and voice at Master's Academy and The Harmony House.
Chris holds a Master of Music from Georgia State University and a
Bachelor of Music from LaGrange College.
Mr. Owenby is not only a conductor, but also a
celebrated composer of choral music with published works including Could
It Be (Emerson Music), O Magnum Mysterium,
Our True Savior, and Supernova (Imagine Music
Publishing). His compositions have been performed by many groups
including the Goliard Ensemble, Northwestern College Choir, Dekalb Choral Guild, and the Columbus,
LaGrange, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. His music has received
recognition and awards from the College Music Society (2010, 2011,
and 2012 Southern Regional), Vox Reflexa's New Millenium
Composer's Forum CD Project, and the Dekalb
Choral Guild's 2009 Young Composer's Competition.
Chris lives in
Acworth with his wife Erin, and two children, Abby and Emma. They
enjoy spending time together at the park and making crafts around
the kitchen table. They look forward to growing and serving in
ministry alongside the members of Eastminster.
This is an opportunity to enjoy some good food and get
to know some men here at Eastminster. When: Tuesday, May 19
at Keegan's in East Cobb at 6:30 pm. Email Steve Hartt (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Abigail McConnell (email@example.com). Thank you
for your support!
Costa Rica Mission Trip 2015
As in previous years, Eastminster will be sending missionaries
to Costa Rica with In The Carpenter's Footsteps organization out of
Tallahassee, Florida. A number of Presbyterian churches will be
joining in this effort, and Cathy and Laura DuBose will be
representing Eastminster. In The Carpenter's Footsteps has been
engaged in a number of activities in severely impoverished areas of
Costa Rica for many years, and Eastminster has supported this
project by sending missionaries on repeated
occasions. In The Carpenter's Footsteps serves the local
people through (1) building churches in areas where Christians are
meeting in tents or other temporary structures due to a lack of
funds and manpower, (2) conducting Bible School for up to as many
as 100 children, (3) carrying sewing machines and supplies and
teaching sewing lessons so that the people in these poverty
stricken areas can make clothes for their children and family
members since they do not have adequate financial resources to
purchase clothes, (4) distributing food to hungry families who live
under very dire circumstances, (5) attending to the medical needs
of the community by means of a physician who travels with us on
these trips, (6) carrying out plumbing and septic tank construction
activities in order to improve the sanitary conditions, and (7) focusing
on building relationships and foundations of hope in these areas in
the name of Jesus Christ. Please remember the missionary team in
Hands of Hope
- April 2015 Mission Trip
A VERY BIG
We have just completed
another awesome Mission Trip to West Virginia! The men completely
repaired a porch floor with new plywood. The women led another
successful Ladies Night Out with 36 women attending and held a
Bible Study with games, songs and crafts for the children at the
SAFE House. We all were able to distribute over 30 lunches, treat
bags and small toys to children in need in the Hollers! The women
worked in the Hope Chest helping to switch out winter and summer
clothes and we all helped unload over 100 rugs from one of the
Hands of Hope trailers!
Trip and what we do while in West Virginia would not be possible
without the support of the EPC congregation! You are a caring,
praying and giving congregation. That love, care and prayer goes
with us on each trip we make. The Mission Team is so very grateful
for all that you do. Your donations filled the trailer!! The
food you made and the items you donated for Ladies Night Out filled
the women with the joy that comes when you know someone cares about
you. Donations to the Diaper Fund continue to allow mothers to care
properly for their children.
We thank you
so very much for all that you do!
Our next trip
is scheduled September 24th through 27th
2015. Some of you have expressed interest in going on the fall
trip. We will be asking for commitments for the fall trip at
the beginning of August!
The Hands of
Hope Mission Team
Join us for
our Annual Women's Ministry Spring Lunch 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 luncheon.
Names beginning with A-F bring salads, G-O bring
sides and P-Z bring desserts. The meat and beverages will be
provided. Make plans now to join us!
Ladies Lunch Bunch
Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet May 21, at noon at
Marlow's Tavern, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite. 208.
From Church, turn left onto Sewell Mill Road and go to Johnson Ferry
Road. Turn right on Johnson Ferry Road until you reach
the Merchant's Walk Shopping Center. Turn right into the
shopping center, Marlow's Tavern is located behind
Kohl's. RSVP to Sandra Allen at 770-977-8742
or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19.
Craft Circle will meet Monday, May 11th, 10-1, Room
203/CLC. We will each make a "surprise" craft to
keep. (Supplies will be provided.) Plan to go out to lunch following
the craft session. Questions, contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949)
or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
will be meeting Thursday May 14th, at 11:00 in the CLC. We
will have a Bible study followed by a covered dish lunch. All
ladies are invited. Any questions, contact Nancy Speiser
(770-642-7229) or Snookie Goldberg
Cassandra Scott, daughter of Gordon and Connie Scott,
is collecting donations for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. As
an Ambassador level Girl Scout in Troop 2446, she is currently working
on the highest Girl Scout Award, the Gold Award. Her community Gold
Award project focus is
anti-bullying. She will be presenting this interactive
message to students at several
elementary schools in our area including Murdock Elementary. Her
presentation will include a follow-along, anti-bullying PowerPoint
presentation along with individual packets, a school "Stamp
Out Bullying" banner, and hands-on lessons. To further expand
her global audience she is launching her own website to impact the
future generation's acceptance of one another and their
differences. She would greatly appreciate the support of
Eastminster Presbyterian Church through member donations in order
to achieve the Gold Award. Contributions can be made payable to
Girl Scout Troop #2446 as Cassie cannot accept checks made directly
to her. They can be collected at church or mailed directly to her
home address of 2814 Regents Park Lane, Marietta, GA 30062. Thank
you for your support of Cassie!
Eastminster Christian Preschool is happy to announce
that we will offer two weeks of Summer Camp this summer for
children ages 3 to 5 who are reliably potty-trained. Join us
July 14-16 for Space Camp and/or July 21-23 for Silly Science
Camp. Registration information will be posted on-line soon
and brochures are available in the Narthex.
welcomed the following Confirmands the
covenant partnership of Eastminster Presbyterian Church: Megan
Bunch, Andrew Daw, Madison Keller, Parker Morris, Grace Preikszas, and Leah Thomas. Session also
welcomed Zach Sneath into the covenant
approved the baptisms of new covenant partners Zach Sneath and Madison Keller, on April 26, 2015,
at the 9am service, with Rev. Hudson officiating.
acknowledged with sadness the death of Ken Jacquot on March 29,
approved removing Jan and Shauna Milligan from covenant partnership
at Eastminster at their request.
a motion to dedicate the new organ to Rev. Dr. Steve H. Janssen,
and to include a dedication plaque on the organ.
approved a Search Team of Chris Owenby,
Vicky Ryder and two choir members to begin the search for a new
accepted with regret the resignation of Financial Administrator
Denise Anderson effective May 22, 2015. Session approved the
formation of a search team to post the position and hire a
approved a motion to have Avery Feuerbach serve as Summer Intern
for Children's & Youth ministry from May 26-August 2, 2015.
approved the formation of an Eastminster Advisory Team to support
the Dunwoody Church Plant. The Team will work with the Dunwoody
approved the Fall Festival to be held October 9-10, 2015.
Stated Session meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at
7:30pm in Room 204.
Session meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 4pm in
the Library for the purpose of receiving the new covenant partners.
Diane L. Brock
email@example.com | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor