[March 26, 2023] 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" booth 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 & College Retreat
The EPC Young Adults and College will be away on a retreat from April 21-23, 2023 at "Mount Hermon Retreat Center".  If you are in these life stages, please go to the homepage of our website (epcministry.org) to find the link for more information and to register.  We are excited to have this opportunity to get away to worship and fellowship after many years of being unable to do so due to the pandemic.  The deadline to register is Sunday, March 26, 2023.

"Serving San Jose" Fund
For all EPC EM Life Groups, the "Serving San Jose" Fund proposals are due on Sunday, March 26, 2023.  Please reflect and pray with your life groups for ways to engage and serve San Jose and send in your proposals ASAP.  We look forward to how God moves us to engage in this city for the Gospel.  

EPC EM Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT)
The "Intercessory Prayer Team" meets on Sundays from 9:15-9:50 AM in the "Conference Room" at the back of the Sanctuary.  We invite you to come and pray with the IPT for the service, the church & missionaries, and for the world.  If you are unsure of how to pray or haven't done this spiritual discipline in the past, come learn how to pray with others in intercession in this great opportunity to bring ourselves before God.

2023 Short-Term Mission Opportunities
Pastor Paul Shim has shared an email with EPC EM sharing the short-term mission opportunities and information for 2023.  We have set aside a budget to encourage and offer financial assistance for those who are willing and able to go and spread the Gospel.  We are doing this for this year only as we prepare to send out teams to our various mission partners in 2024.  If you have not received this email, please let Pastor Paul know ASAP.

Good Friday Service
We will be gathering to observe "Good Friday" on April 7 at 7 PM in the EM Sanctuary.  This is an important time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ as He took our sins to the cross.  Please be sure to join us in this time of reflection and worship.

EPC EM Book Study Sign-Ups
We are looking forward to gathering a group of people to walk through "Basic Christianity" (John Stott) together.  You can find more information and sign-up at this LINK or on our website.  The deadline to register is April 16, 2023.

EPC Partner Missionary Updates
We will be posting updates that we receive from our Missionary Partners on our website under the "Outreach" tab.  Please check in monthly to learn about what God is doing in these countries and pray for His strength and joy to sustain them.  Due to the sensitive nature of the countries they are serving in, we will not be able to include photos, names and specific locations.  We thank you for your understanding and commitment to support our partners in the Gospel.  

EPC EM Prayer Meeting
Our "Good Friday Service" on Friday, April 7, will take the place of our Monthly Prayer Meeting in April.  Please be sure to join us at the "Good Friday Service" as we look forward to the joy of Easter morning.  

EPC Giving and PayPal
If you give to EPC through PayPal on our website, please consider giving through "Check" (be sure to write your name in the Memo area for tax records)  in our "Offering Box" in the back of the Sanctuary near the Lobby.  This will help us avoid paying fees from the budget.  Of course, if PayPal is the best option for you, we will continue to support that option.

Offering & Tithe 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 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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