[March 20, 2022] EPC Sunday Announcements

EPC Sunday Announcements (3/20/22)

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 Communion Sunday
Every last Sunday of the month, we participate in Christ's invitation in the sacrament of Communion.  Please prayerfully prepare yourself to join in the fellowship of the church under the grace of Christ.

EPC Face Mask and Digital Check-In Policy
Due to improving COVID conditions and guidance from Santa Clara County, starting today:
Masks will not be required but will still be highly recommended.
Digital Check-ins will no longer be required.
Please continue to be thoughtful and careful in caring for ourselves and one another.

Supporting those suffering in the Crisis in Ukraine
EPC is preparing to send financial support through "Global Giving" to aid and assist those who are suffering and have experienced loss due to the crisis in Ukraine.  In the Gospel, God has called us to not only be aware of suffering and brokenness, but to intercede in faithful prayer and to practically be generous as we are able in order to be a presence of love and mercy.  
We encourage you to join us in prayer and awareness of the suffering in the midst of war in Ukraine and if you are able, to give of your resources to help ease the pain and hurt in Ukraine. We have provided a guide on the home page of our website to help us with practical ways to pray, educate and send practical support through agencies and organizations that have a track-record of bringing help to those in need around the world with transparent financial policies.  
We pray for God to reveal His peace and sovereignty over all creation, especially to those suffering and in need all over the world.  And we pray that we would be faithful in not only praying, but in seeking to obediently be the hands and feet of the Gospel to others.  

Offering & Tithing Reminder
If you are mailing in checks as your offering and tithe to God's church, please be sure to write in the "Memo" section of the check, "EPC EM", so that we can be sure to receive your support and to correctly update your personal tax information.  

If you are giving online, please remember to write your name in the "Comment" section on PayPal.  

Thank you for obeying and supporting the body of Christ with your resources.

Passion Week Devotional Booklet Information
As we shared through email this week, we have entered into the season of Lent.  
We will be sharing a devotional booklet during “Passion Week”:
A PDF of the devotional will be available on website and EPC App.
A physical printout will be made available at church before Passion Week (Palm Sunday).
  1. We need help putting the devotional booklets together (March 26 @ 1030 AM).
    There will be a FB Event in our FB Group, please sign up to help put these together for the encouragement of the church if you are able.
  2. Passion Week is a great time to share the Gospel with others in your life who don’t know Jesus. If you would like additional physical copies to share, please sign up on the Google Form that will be posted on our EPC FB Group page and the website homepage.

EPC Church Lunch & Refreshments
EPC KM will be serving lunch in the cafeteria and the EM Welcoming Team will serve coffee and refreshments.  Enjoy!

EPC Monthly Prayer Meeting
Join us for worship, prayer and fellowship on Saturday, March 26, at 5 PM in the EM Sanctuary as we intercede on behalf of the world, the church and our own lives in obedience to the Gospel.

EPC COVID Protocol
If you are attending our Sunday Services in-person, facemarks and registering is no longer required.  If you are sick and/or COVID positive, we ask that you stay at home and take care of yourself toward recovery.  If you have attended EPC Sunday Service in-person and test positive for COVID, we ask that you reach out to let Pastor Paul Shim know ASAP ("paulshim@epcsj.org") so that we can take precautions and communicate with the church.  Thank you for helping us love and protect the church body and we hope that you continue to remain safe.

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 Sunday Sermon Reflection Questions
We will be posting the "Sermon Reflection Questions" 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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