11/7/2016 EPC NEWS

Christ in our Culture:

The world has changed since 1963 (the year I was born). We have seen the civil rights movement, Vietnam, the Gas Crisis, both the Redsox and Cubs winning the World Series, Desert Storm, 911, The Gulf Wars, Afghanistan and the craziness we call our Presidential elections. What we remember, what we did in the past no longer happens any more. How do we deal with some of the new cultural issues of our day. This past week we examined Christianity and the Elections. The next two weeks we will be dealing with other Cultural issues of our day. Join us on Sunday for Worship at 10:50 AM to hear more.

 

Announcements:

Are you interested in joining EPC? An Inquirers Class will be held this weekend. We ill begin on Friday Night at 6:30  and go until 8:30. Saturday we will begin at 9:00 AM and finish up at 12:00 PM. If you want to know more about who we are and what we believe, without any commitment to join, this is the class for you. If you are interested in becoming a member you are asked to take this class for membership. CONTACT THE PASTOR IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING. WE NEED A COUNT FOR MATERIALS AND SNACKS.

We will celebrate “The Lord’s Supper” Sunday during our Worship Service on Sunday.

Join the Adult Bible School Class as they study The Externally Focused Church.

.If you would like to be part of the Monthly Prayer and Praise leadership team, this includes musicians, readers and prayer leaders, please speak to the Pastor ASAP.

God has been gracious to EPC in the past, providing so that we would be cared for during times of drought. We are in one of those times. Our bank balance has dropped below our required 1 month of expenses ($16,000). Your faithful giving does matter. Pray about this need and how God might use you to clear this deficit. We will be receiving a special offering on the 3rd Sunday of November and December to help alleviate this deficit.

Important Dates:

 Officer’s Retreat – postponed until after the first of the year.

 Small Groups start Sept 25 run through November 20th

 New Members Classes at least once a quarter – Nov. 11,12, 2016

Christmas Concert – THE HAMPTON ROADS METRO BAND will be performing Christmas Classics on December 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Invite your friends.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF CAROLS – December 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Christmas Day Services – as scheduled 12/25/2016.