[June 5, 2022] EPC Sunday Announcements

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.  Please join us in the Lobby after service at the "Welcome Team" desk where we'd like to exchange some information and offer you a small welcoming gift.  We look forward to getting to know you and walking after God’s joy in the Gospel together.

EPC College Transition Meeting
Please join us for a quick meeting next Sunday (June 5) right after service in the "Baby Room" to discuss the transition and how we will be moving forward together.  We strongly encourage you all to be there!

EPC College Prom
The College Prom is June 25, deadline to RSVP is June 5.  This will be a time to celebrate the graduating seniors and to welcome the upcoming freshmen.  You can RSVP by going to the link on our homepage.

EPC English Ministry Picnic
We will gathering for fellowship, food and the outdoors on June 5 at 12:30 PM.  The location is "Lick Mill Park" (near church).  Lunch will be provided and we look forward to getting together in-person to spend some time together with our families and church community.  

EPC Vacation Bible School Information
The EPC Education Department is in full swing as they prepare for VBS 2022.  Basic details are as follows: "Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead."

🕐Date & Time:
June 15 (Wed)  |  6 -9 PM
June 16 (Thur)  | 6 -9 PM  
June 17 (Fri)     |  6 -9 PM  
June 18 (Sat)    | 1 -4 PM

🏫 Where: Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
💲👨‍🦱 Cost: $30
💲👨‍🦱👲 Sibling Discount: $25 each
💲 Free for VIPs  (Please contact the pastors in each department).  

❗VBS Training Dates for Volunteers: June 4 (Sat) & June 11 (Sat) from 1-3 PM.

You can find more information, register you child(ren) or sign-up to volunteer and serve at the same link found on our homepage.

EPC Morning Prayer
We have reserved the EM Sanctuary every Wednesday from 6 AM to 8 AM to provide a space for those who would like to come to church to pray and reflect.  We encourage you to use this space and time to grow in the discipline of prayer and starting the day in intimate dependence on God.

EPC Face Mask and Digital Check-In Policy
Due to improving COVID conditions and guidance from Santa Clara County:
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 has sent $25,000 in March through "Global Giving" and $25,000 in May to "Direct Relief" to aid and assist those who are suffering and have experienced loss due to the crisis in Ukraine as a part of our larger commitment to give $75,000 to various organizations doing relief work.  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.

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
Our next prayer meeting will be in June.  More details to come!

EPC In-Person & Livestream Sunday Worship
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”.

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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