[June 12, 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 Young Adult Large Group and College Fellowship
This Friday (June 17) EPC Young Adults and College will gather for fellowship and food.  More details will be sent out, please join us as we build community together.

Welcome to the new upcoming Freshmen from Youth Group
We have a new wave of graduated seniors from Youth Group here with us today.  May God continue to bless and grow them in His joy and righteousness.

EPC Baptism
We will be having baptism and profession of faith on Sunday, July 17.  If you would like to be baptized or profess your faith, please talk with Pastor Paul ASAP.

EPC Short-Term Missionary Support
Cherrina Yoon will be going to Japan for a year starting in September in order to serve as a short-term missionary.  We will gather after service on Sunday, June 26, at 1130 AM to hear her share what she will be doing and opportunities for EPC EM to support her in prayer and finances.  

"EPC Missionary Support Application" Process
We have received more applications for Missionary Support in our inaugural effort to support those in the mission field.  The Mission Team is prayerfully going through the process of seeing whom we are able to partner with to support in sharing the Gospel and going to the nations in obedience to Christ.  Please keep the Mission Team in prayer as we discern in all wisdom and humility.  We will be announcing our missionaries once the process is completed in late June.  

EPC Deacon Nomination Information and Timeline
An email will be sent out to EPC EM Members this week with information about the new deacon nomination process and timeline.  Please be on the lookout for that as we prepare for new servant-leaders to encourage the church.

Old EPC EM Slack
If you were using the old EPC EM Slack in the last couple years, please save any work that you wanted to keep for yourself as we will be asking the previous owner to shut it down.  We will have a new EPC EM Slack (due to outside ownership there were issues with settings and other administrative needs) that is already up and running.  As only specific groups used it, it will be a closed system.  If you would like to included, please talk with Pastor Paul ASAP.

New Pastoral Hire for EPC EM
Please keep EPC EM and its leadership in prayer as we humbly seek a new pastor to join the staff.  We will be sharing information as we go through the process.  

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 July 2 (Saturday) at 5 PM.  Please join us in worship and prayer.

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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