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[02/18/21] We have had a water pipe burst at the church. Blair is currently there. Is there anyone out there who could go and help?
The 2020 Annual Report is online. You may go to www.eastminsterdallas.org, and toward the bottom of the page under Resources this is a link to the report. You may also click on this link: https://www.eastminsterdallas.org/uploads/1/0/8/2/108245779/2020_annual_report.pdf
Please support the North Texas Food Bank with your participation in Souper Bowl of Caring. We’re supporting them with a virtual food drive that is Souper easy! Just click “Shop Now” below and you’re on your way. Everything you need to know is in the article. You can further help by just clicking the app symbol for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at the bottom of the announcement, and this page will automatically post to your social media. You’ll be getting the word out to all your friends! https://yougivegoods.com/epc-dallas
Another easy way to shop this year is to Select “AmazonSmile” when you order from Amazon. Just type it in the search window on Amazon and select Pleasant Grove Food Panty. A percentage of your qualifying purchases goes directly to PGFP. The neat thing about this….you can give to PGFP in this way ALL YEAR LONG! If you need help navigating to this page, please call either Kathy or Denise. We will walk you through it.
The Outreach Committee thanks you for your always generous participation, sharing our blessings with our neighbors in need.
With joy and thanksgiving,
Kathy Kreger & Denise Bennett
You are invited to support this cause
Eastminster Presbyterian Church of Dallas Outreach Committee is running an online drive raising goods for North Texas Food Bank. You can help reach the goal of 300 items by shopping online to support the drive. Simply click Shop Now!
When you shop online, YouGiveGoods will email you a tax deductible receipt and all donations will be shipped at the close of the drive directly to the charity. Visit our page frequently to check our progress.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church of Dallas - Tackle Hunger 2021
Thank you for your consideration.
However you are able to help is greatly appreciated.
Drive ends on February 28th 2021
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The Eastminster Eagle is online: https://www.eastminsterdallas.org/uploads/1/0/8/2/108245779/2_-_february_-_2021_8x10.pdf
STATED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON)
Dear Friends in Christ,
We have another wonderful opportunity to see one another face-to-face in the safe environment of a Zoom gathering. I pray you will join us for our Stated Congregational Meeting which, by vote of the session, has been changed to Sunday, January 31 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
This change of date allows the time needed to email and mail via the post office the documents for your review. We need your help in making this process successful.
So, each of you is responsible for letting the office know whether you want to receive the reports via your email address OR wish to have the paper copies mailed to your home address. YOUR REQUEST IS NEEDED NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JANUARY 26. Obviously, to save natural resources and the cost of mailing, we would prefer to use email, but will be happy to do as you request.
The Committee reports will not be read aloud, so it is important that you review them ahead of time. If you have any questions or comments, we can certainly address those. As we welcome and install our new trustees, we have both questions for them and for the congregation. I pray your presence as support and affirmation of the calls they answered to serve in this role.
In this email, you will find two important pieces of information: the outline for the meeting and the Zoom invitation. For those who do not receive information via email, we will contact them about the meeting.
I look forward to seeing your faces! May the love of God enfold us, the peace of Christ surround us, and the presence and joy of the Spirit be in and among us!
AGENDA FOR STATED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021
Quorum from Clerk of Session
Presentation of the 2020 Annual Reports
Report from the Treasurer
Receiving the Annual Report
Recognition and Installation of New Trustees
Christine Blair will fulfill a one-year unexpired term and Vicki Cook will serve a three-year term
QUESTIONS TO THE TRUSTEES
QUESTIONS TO THE CONGREGATION
Closing Prayer and Benediction
Sherry Holloman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: 2021 Stated Congregational Meeting, January 31
Time: Jan 31, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Here is the link to the January 2021 Eastminster Eagle: https://www.eastminsterdallas.org/uploads/1/0/8/2/108245779/1_-_january_-_2021_8x10.pdf
Your Administrative Assistant humbly apologizes for the lateness of the Newsletter post. I hope "better late than never" applies:
ADVENT MEDITATION-NOVEMBER 30
Today we hear from the prophet Jeremiah in Chapter 8. We maybe surprised at the bleakness and despair, and wonder how this sits with the fun-filled expectancy of Advent. He says: My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land: “Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her king not in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with their foreign idols? The harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved.” For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?
Here, Jeremiah has a whole raft of questions to God about his society. Take some moments to articulate your own heart-felt questions about our society. Are you able to stay with the hurt, the mourning, the dismay? Or do you want a quick solution and to move on? Israel waited many centuries, many harvests, many summers. But it’s not just “those people out there” who are provocative, who oppress, who serve themselves. While in this prayer space, recall the times you too have turned aside. Reflect on this past week, on how you have spent time, on how you have spent money, on how you have spoken. Do you stay have joy? Is your heart sick?
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord grant us your peace. Reading the passage again, give thanks for people like Jeremiah who have the courage to lament and voice their concerns before God. Holy One, hear my prayer, and may my cries come to you. Amen
MEDITATIONS AROUND THE ADVENT WREATH
On November 29th, we enter the First Week in Advent. As you embrace this meditation, I invite you to play some of your favorite carols to enjoy the gift of the Christ-child and still your heart, mind and body for peace, God’s peace.
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH: We light the first purple candle, the Candle of Hope, to remember the voice and vision of the prophets and peoples who longed for a Savior and leader who would ease their suffering, and bring justice and well-being to their nations and communities. In the light of this candle, may we see God’s hope and remember to look, hope-full, for the coming of Christ.
MEDITATION: As you enter into prayer today, as this season of Advent opens, what is the longing deep in your heart? Trusting that the Spirit is here to help you, read through this passage several times really slowly. You may find that reading aloud helps you slow down. Let the words move deeply into your being, like refreshing rain into dry soil. Allow a word or phrase to touch you. Listen for the Holy One to speak to you in your deep longing from Isaiah 9: The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light: those who lived in a land of deep darkness –on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exulting when dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken, as on the day of Midian .For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named wonderful counsellor, mighty God, everlasting father, prince of peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
As you continue in prayer now, reflect on the word or phrase that has touched you, exploring what it means to you here and now. Let the word or phrase connect with your personal situation. Consider the communities and nations you are part of. What darkness in your community or nation needs to be eased and addressed? What might it mean to long for justice and well-being in your neighborhood, in your city? Respond to God about what you have thought, and noticed through this reading and reflection: write or pray your response, dance or paint or even sing your response: in gratitude, trust, longing, repentance or intercession. As you gaze at the Advent candle, sit quietly with God, at rest in the presence of the One who loves you. Be still, trusting that the Holy Spirit is at work in the depths of your spirit deepening your faith. Allow the Word to move from you head to your heart to dwell there in peace-full silence. Holy One, hear our prayer and may our cries come to you. Amen
As we remember our loved ones who have entered the Church Triumphant, may these words bring you comfort, peace and hope.
1 For all the saints who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!
2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia!
3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold, fight as the saints who nobly fought of old, and win with them the victor's crown of gold. Alleluia! Alleluia!
4 O blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!
5 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast, through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia! Alleluia!
The Eastminster Eagle has been posted online: https://www.eastminsterdallas.org/uploads/1/0/8/2/108245779/11_-_november_2020_8x10.pdf, or go to www.eastminsterdallas.org, choose the News and Events tab, and select November 2020.
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