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VOLU M E 4 0 N U M BE R 11 | M A RC H 13, 2016

EASTMINSTERPRES.ORG

Dear Eastminster Family,

STAFF
DR. BRADLEY D. SMITH
Pastor
DR. MARK E. DURRETT
Associate Pastor
REV. LYNN A. GRANDSIRE
Associate Pastor
DR. JAMES I. ST. JOHN
Parish Associate
REV. CHRIS SCOTT
Parish Associate
MR. CROSKEYS ROYALL
Director of Childrens Ministries
MRS. FREDNA LEE
Director of Music Ministries
MRS. ANITA POOLE
EDS Director
MR. WILLIAM L. COLLINS, JR.
Business Manager
MS. JULIE MCDANIEL
Member Involvement
Coordinator

Wow. Wasnt worship Sunday wonderful? What a gift


to be able to see God at work in and through the young
people of Eastminster. From the creative Call to Worship to the Spirit-filled music and from the prayers to the
preaching to the prayer placards, the young people listened
for Gods leading, thus encouraging and inspiring us all.
Thank you, young people, for leading us. Thank you Sunday School teachers, Music mentors, Youth Advisers, and
parents for living out the promises of baptism.
Who will be Eastminsters next Deacons and Elders? With Sundays congregational
meeting, our 2016 Nominating Committee is in place to begin discerning the men
and women God is calling for the class of 2019. Knowing their work will be most
fruitful with the support of your prayers and your input, please prayerfully consider
this as you look around at the people in whom you see Christ at work and share those
names with our Nominating Committee.
For guidance, 1 Peter 5:2-3 tells us, I exhort the elders among you to tend the
flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion
but willingly, as God would have you do itnot for sordid gain but eagerly. Do not
lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock.
Synthesizing the teaching of Scripture, Eastminsters Nominating Committee is
told, attention should be given to (1) a Christian life that is sound in the faith and
growing; (2) demonstrated church leadership including participation through service,
pledging and attendance at public worship; and (3) personal characteristics of leadership such as ability, maturity of judgement and dedication.
To submit a name to the Nominating Committee, please mail, email or phone the
persons name and why you think they would be a good Deacon or Elder. Names
should be sent to:
Chair Mary Bett Thorne at marybett424@gmail.com or 803.738.0115.

Committee Support Staff Pam Tessier at ptessier@eastminsterpres.org or


803.256.1654.
Palm/Passion Sunday is just over a week away, with Jesus crucifixion the
Friday after that. Such is the love of our God
See You Sunday,

Recently at EPC...A Small Group Prays for


Intercession on Behalf of One Dear...Footcare
Ministry Recognizes Volunteers...Haiti Sends
Pictures of Sustained Progress...Standing
on a Box Pays Off...Our Pulpit is Graced by
Youth...EDS Celebrates the Birth of Dr. Seuss

WE@EPC - MENUS
WEDNESDAYS 5:15 PM-TH
MARCH 9

Baked Tilapia with Lemon Butter and Capers, OR


Baked Chicken with Lemon Butter and Capers
Rice and Orzo Pilaf
Sauted Spinach
Rolls
Salads
Dessert
Childrens Menu: Chicken Tenders, TaterTots &
Grapes

MARCH 16

Corned Beef,
OR Pot Roast with Gravy
Steamed Cabbage and Carrots
Parsley New Potatoes
Rolls
Salads
Dessert
Childrens Menu: Corndogs, Sweet Potato Fries,
Grapes and Apple Slices with Cheese

MARCH 23 (L AST WE@EPC )

Fifteen Bean Soup with Ham


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Fried Okra
Corn Bread
Salads
Dessert
Childrens Menu: Sliced Ham, Grilled Cheese
Sandwiches & Fried Green Beans

March SAVE THE DATES

Childrens Ministry
Worship & Fellowship - March 20
Palm Sunday
Reminders & Instructions for Parents:

9:00 a.m. Worship Service:

WORSHIP DISCOVERY 2ND GRADERS will carry


palms into worship. There will be a Bible presentation
recognition time during worship for our second grade
graduates. (The last class for Worship Discovery is this
Sunday, March 13. Children must attend 7 classes.)

11:15 a.m. Worship Services:

Any child who would like to carry a palm into Traditional worship during the processional, will need to meet
Croskeys in the narthex at 11:00 a.m. For Jubilee worship, please meet Greer in the hall outside (also at 11:00
a.m.) for instructions.

4:00 p.m. Annual Easter Egg Hunt:

Babies through Kindergartners (older siblings welcome to


come and help)
3K - 5K: EPC Courtyard.
Babies - 2K: EPC Playground.
Bring your Easter Baskets - Children will hear the Easter
Story, see the Easter Bunny, make crafts, enjoy refreshments
and help find over 2000 Easter eggs!

5:00 p.m. JESUS ROCKS!:


(First - Fifth Graders)

Join us for SUMMER CAMP NIGHT led by


Kevin Cartee of Camp Fellowship.
Meet Croskeys and team in Thompson Hall.
Bring $3 for PIZZA and wear your SNEAKERS!

MARCH 13 - Daylight Savings Time Begins


MARCH 13 - PEACE Service (5 pm)
MARCH 13 - The Love Letters - John (6 pm)
& Last Class
MARCH 14 - Circle 3 - Home of Johnnie
Pearce (10 am)
MARCH 20 - Palm Sunday
MARCH 20 - Worship Discovery Recognition
(9 am)
MARCH 20 - Easter Egg Hunt Pre-K-K (4 pm)
MARCH 20 - JESUS ROCKS (5 pm)
MARCH 22 - PEP Luncheon (11:45 am)
MARCH 22 - Easter Lily Memorials Due
MARCH 23 - Last WE@EPC Dinner
MARCH 24 - Seder Dinner (6 pm)
& Communion (7 pm)
MARCH 25 - Good Friday (12 pm)
MARCH 27- Easter Worship (6:45, 8:45 &
10:30 am) Peanut Butter Sunday
Memorial Gifts Supporting the Eastminster
Endowment:
In memory of Charlotte Law, given by
Sarah & Frank Brown.
In honor of Alice Rushton Walker, given by Pamela
Reid.

Congregational Care & Concern:

EASTER BOOKS/DVDs ON DISPLAY!


Stop by the Church Library today to see the
seasonal titles on display for children and
adults. You can check-out Easter DVDs
that are age appropriate for the entire family. For adults, try The Passion of the
Christ. Teens and adults can enjoy
Son of God, and children can watch
The Easter Story or VeggieTales
An Easter Carol. The check-out process is simple. Just sign the cards in the
back and drop them in the drop-box.
Questions? Contact Caroline Bennett
(EPCs Librarian) at
cbennett@eastminsterpres.org.

Deadline for UPDATE:


Send your information to share with the congregation to communications@eastminsterpres.org.
Please have your information in by March 20th
for the April 3rd Update.

Eastminster Presbyterian Church


3200 Trenholm Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29204

Nonprofit Org.
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Columbia, SC
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(9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Drop-in Fellowship in


Courtyard - Gym if rain)

Easter Celebration

Easter Worship Services


8:45 a.m. (Traditional)
10:30 a.m. (Traditional and Jubilee)

March 27 - EASTER SUNDAY


Sunrise Service
6:45 a.m. Community Service in
Eastminsters Courtyard

March 25 - Good Friday Service


12:00 p.m. Community Service with
Shandon Presbyterian Church in the
EPC Sanctuary

March 24 - Maundy Thursday Seder


Meal & Communion Service
6:00 p.m. Seder Dinner in Thompson
Hall (Seating begins at 5:45 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Communion Service in the
Sanctuary

Holy Week Details

Update for March 13, 2016