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

If you get this in time, please remember our


Seder Dinner followed by a Communion Service on
*Maundy Thursday, March 24.
Seating starts at 5:45 p.m.
(Please call Shelli for reservations - ext.122)

The Communion Service begins at 7:00 p.m.


Community *Good Friday Service:
12:00 p.m. March 25
Join us as we meet with
Shandon Presbyterian Church
in the Eastminster Sanctuary.
*Nursery provided for infants through 5K in the Sanctuary Basement
Thursday & Friday only.
EASTER SUNDAY: March 27
6:45 a.m. - Community Sunrise Service
Eastminster Courtyard
**8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service
Eastminster Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Drop-in Fellowship
Eastminster Courtyard
(Meet us in the Adult Reception Hall, if rain)
**10:30 a.m. - Jubilee Service Thompson Fellowship Hall
**10:30 a.m. - Traditional Service Eastminster Sanctuary
**Nursery provided for infants through 2K in usual classrooms (CLC)
& Childrens Church for 3K - 5K in usual rooms as well, under administration
wing of the church business office.

Recently at EPC...Confirmation Exams were Taken, and Lollipop Stops Were Made...Helen Childers
Volunteered Again...There Were Easter Eggs for
Days...JESUS ROCKS Was Led by Kevin Cartee...&
A New Sign is Up to Help Guests Find EPC...

March 27th is Easter Sunday!

Spring at a Glance at EPC

MARCH 27- Easter Worship (6:45, 8:45 & 10:30


am) Peanut Butter Sunday (No Sunday School
Classes)
MARCH 28 - Business Office Closed
APRIL 3 - Spiritual Discoveries New Class Starts
APRIL 7 - Sportsmens Banquet
APRIL 7 - EDS Summer Program Registration
APRIL 10 - Confirmation Sunday
APRIL 10 - PEACE Service
APRIL 10-17 - Family Promise
APRIL 17 - New Members Join
APRIL 17 - Blood Drive (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
APRIL 20 - EPW Sisters In Christ Dinner
APRIL 21 - Transitions Dinner
APRIL 22 - JESUS ROCKS (Almost Lock-In)
APRIL 24 - Peanut Butter Sunday
APRIL 26 - P.E.P. Luncheon

Eastminster Endowment:

In memory of Charlotte Law, given by M/M W. F.


Littlejohn.
In memory of Dr. Joann R. G. Boyd-Scotland, given
by Dr. Robert M. Scotland.

Eastminster Day School


Summer Program
Registration Schedule April 7, 2016
The term EPC Covenant Family Children refers
to children whose parents are members of EPC,
who have signed the Covenant Family Agreement. Continuing conformance to the requirements of the agreement allows these families
registration priority and discounted tuition.
The term EPC Member Children refers to
children whose parents are members of EPC,
but are not participating in the Covenant Family
Agreement opportunity. Children of nonconforming Covenant Families would also fall into
this category.
**All sessions are random selection**
9:15 a.m. EPC Covenant Family Currently
Enrolled Children (either for the 2015-16 or
2016-17 school year) but have not already registered for the summer program

Congregational Care and Concern:


Hospitals:
Jim Crosby - Providence
Rehabilitation Facility:
Dr. Joe Donaho - The Village
Births:
Congregational love and congratulations go out to
SarahAnn & Jay Draffin on the birth of their son,
John Watson Draffin Wats, on March 10. Grandparents are
Sharon & Pete Vanzant. Sister is AnnSawyer Draffin.
and to Liz & Clay Sharpe on the birth of their son,
Campbell Carpenter Sharpe, on March 16. Grandmother is
Carol Sharpe.
and to Sarah & Michael Rama on the birth of their son, John
Walter Rama, on March 16.
Deaths: Congregational sympathy goes out to Linell (Chris)
Goodall in the death of his father, Jerry Morrill, on March 18.

WELCOME REV. BRIAN MARSH & FAMILY

9:45 a.m. EPC Member & Non-Church


Member Currently Enrolled Children (either
for the 2015-16 or 2016-17 school year) but
have not already registered for the summer program

10:15 a.m. EPC Covenant Family Children
who are siblings of children enrolled (either for
the 2015-16 or 2016-17school year) but have
not already registered for the summer program
10:45 a.m. EPC Covenant Family Children
11:15 a.m. EPC Member Children and Nonchurch Member Children who are siblings of
children currently enrolled (either for the 201516 or 2016-17 school year)
11:45 a.m. EPC Member Children and Nonchurch Member Children

*Please note that if the registration session has begun and you arrive late, you
will have to wait until the end of the
session to check for available spaces. We
will NOT give out numbers to people arriving after registration has begun.

Lets give a great welcome to Brian Marsh and his family,


wife, Marya, and son, Connor, (age 6)! Brian will be the
associate pastor for evangelism and membership, and
young adults, and will supervise the youth directors.
There will be a link in Fridays E-News to sign up for a
day to provide the Marsh family with a meal as they get
settled in Columbia. You can take a home-cooked meal,
or a gift certificate to a local restaurant like Tazikis, Pasta
Fresca, or a grocery store with a prepared food selection,
such as The Fresh Market or Whole Foods. No shrimp
please. Call 706-306-7799 for specifics on where and
when. Easter Sunday will be their first Sunday at EPC.
(Reverend Marshs Installation will be on May 22, followed
by a reception after the 11:15 a.m. services.)

Eastminster Presbyterian Church


3200 Trenholm Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29204

Sr. Highs will attend the Fun in the Son Youth


Conference at Hilton Head, July 17-22. Cost:
$430 for the 1st 10 to register. After that the
cost goes up to $460. A deposit of $100 is
due by March 28.

Jr. Highs will attend the Montreat MS Conference, Work in Progress, at Maryville College
in Maryville, TN. (This replaces The Great
Escape) July 20-24. Cost: $425. A deposit of
$212.50 is due by March 31.

Retreats:

Sr. Highswill be attending Salkehatchie


Summer Service in Aiken, SC, June 18-25.
Cost is $250. A $50 deposit is required to
hold your spot and is due by March 31. To
learn more go to Salkehatchie.com.

Jr. Highs will go on amission trip to Savannah, GA, June 26-July1 via YOUTHWORKS.
Cost is $340. A $100 deposit isnow due.

Missions:

YOUTH MINISTRY:
REGISTER NOW FORSUMMER
2016 RETREATS & MISSION
TRIPS

Family Promise is April 10-17!


TO SIGN UP FOR FAMILY PROMISE - Go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B44A4AA2BA1FF2family1 or Contact Nancy Scott at bscott1@sc.rr.com.
Deadline for UPDATE:
Send your information to share with the congregation to communications@eastminsterpres.org.
Please have your information in by April 3rd for
the April 17th Update.

Nonprofit Org.
US POSTAGE
PAID
Columbia, SC
PERMIT No. 27

Update for March 27, 2016