[November 14, 2021] EPC Sunday Announcements

EPC Sunday Announcements (11/14/21)

Welcome Newcomers to EPC!

If you are new to EPC, welcome and God’s peace to you!  We are so glad that you were able to find and join us.  We hope that the worship is both encouraging and convicting to you in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We would love to connect with you.  To do this, please go to our website, epcministry.org, and click on the “Newcomer” button on the upper right corner of our homepage.  You’ll find some introductory information there along with a form towards the bottom to share some contact information.  If you fill that out, we would love to send you a welcoming email and to encourage you.  We look forward to getting to know you and walking after God’s joy in the Gospel together.

EPC Season of “Rest & Refreshment”

We have transitioned into a season of “rest & refreshment” at EPC.  If you go to our website (epcministry.org) and click on “Announcements” under the “Connect” button, you will find a document laying out what this time will look like as we seek to come to a healthy place of participating and serving Christ in a healthy manner under Godly order.  Please pray for the leaders and servants of EPC as we look forward to how God will bless and grow us during this time.

EPC Preparation for 2022

As we gear up for coming out of our season of “rest and refreshment” in 2022, we have many things to pray over and prepare for.  
1. Adult Life Group Leaders and Ministry Team Leaders, Pastor Paul sent out an email with details on how we will begin the process for preparing for the new year this week.  Please be sure to take a look and respond as soon as you are able.  
2. For the rest of the congregation, please be in prayer for the church as we prepare to come out of this current season, wisdom and joy for the leaders and a heart of obedience for those who serve. If you are interested or have questions about how you can plug in and serve as a life group leader or in any of our ministry teams (mission, college, media, AV etc), please talk with Pastor Paul ASAP.

EPC Youth Group Retreat Volunteers Needed

If you are interested and able to serve the youth group at their Winter Retreat, please go to this link for more information and to sign up.  The date of the retreat is December 28-30 (Tuesday through Thursday) and they will have the retreat locally at EPC.  The deadline to sign up is December 5.  You can find the link HERE!

EPC EM Prayer Meeting

We will gather for a time of worship, reflection and prayer on Saturday, November 27 at 7 PM in the EM Sanctuary.  We encourage you to come and join us as we humbly come before God in obedience to worship and center our lives under His sovereign grace.  

EPC EM Young Adult Large Group Meeting for November 19

We will not be meeting next week (Nov 19) as many of us will be away for a wedding of a church member.  Please join us on December 3 for our next YA Large Group meeting for a time of fellowship, worship and the Word!

EPC In-Person & Livestream Sunday Worship

For future reference, you can find our “in-person worship guidelines” and the “Sunday Worship YouTube Livestream” link on the homepage of our website at epcministry.org.

If you are joining us via "live-stream" and experience any issues, please email us at "emoffice@epcsj.org" to let us know as we grow in this new process. The "live-stream" link on our website will be updated every Sunday morning.

If you are with us in-person today and would like to give or tithe here at church, there is an offering box near between the Sanctuary and the EM Lobby where you can drop off your offering envelopes.  Otherwise, you can continue to give God your offerings online on our website under “Give”.

EPC EM App

The EPC App is live on our website for both iOS and Android.  Please go and download it for easy access to notifications for church events and announcements, sermons and content, ways to give, and more.  For those joining us “in-person” for Sunday Worship, you can now also register your attendance in the EPC EM App!  A big thank you to our “Media Team” who worked so hard to make this happen!

EPC Virtual Discipleship with “Habits of Grace”

We kicked off our church-wide virtual discipleship course in “Habits of Grace” (David Mathis) on September 29, 2021.  You can find an overview and schedule of what the course looks like on our website (“epcministry.org”) and in our EPC EM app (“EPC English Ministry”) with information about what to read for each session, where you can find the session video and reflection questions, and how to download the book for free in various formats (i.e. PDF, MOBI, and EPUB).  The videos and reflection questions are being posted on Wednesday afternoons which you can find on our website and app (go to “Media” and click on “EPC Discipleship”) as well as on our YouTube page.

This is a great opportunity during our season of rest and refreshment to commit ourselves to God’s Word and to reflect on how we are submitting to the Gospel in the daily rhythms of our lives.  We highly encourage all members of EPC to join us in this time of discipleship!

Communion at EPC

We will continue holding communion on the last Sunday of each month afterwards.  This is such an important discipline of faith as we are reminded that we live in and out of the body and blood of Christ given for us.  We look forward to practicing Communion together and we will have information coming out in the next couple weeks to answer any questions and help us prepare for this.

Post-Sunday Worship Prayer and Reflection Room

If you would like to continue to pray and have a quiet space to reflect after Sunday service,
we have provided a space in the Conference Room located in the Lobby (next to Pastor Paul’s office).  Please feel free to continue to worship freely; we hope this is an encouragement to you.  If you would like to receive prayer, please reach out to Pastor Paul Shim after service.

EPC Sunday Sermon Reflection Questions

We will be posting the "Sermon Reflection Questions" in the bulletin as well as on the website under "Announcements" to better give access to the various life groups that meet.

EPC Pastoral Care and Prayer Support

If you are in need of pastoral care or would like to request prayer support from the pastors of EPC, please don’t hesitate to go to our website (epcministry.org) and click on “Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests'' under the “Connect” button.  You can keep it confidential if you wish to do so but we would love to serve you by walking with you in fellowship and prayer!

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