A Changed Life

Do you desire a changed life?  When Saul of Tarsus started trusting God more, his life took on a whole new dimension – a whole new identity!  Jesus changed Saul’s life!  We must trust God with everything.  When Saul had become the great Apostle Paul, he was able to make this statement to the Philippians: “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  That is a changed life!

After Saul’s conversion on the Damascus road, Ananias laid hands on Saul, “And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight” (Acts 9:18).  That sounds like a man with a changed life!  Once it settled into his mind what it was like to really follow Jesus, Saul’s life was radically changed!

Ananias had a similar experience.  Jesus went to Ananias and said I want you to go to this man, who is praying in the city.  And you can imagine Ananias thinking, I have heard of this man, Saul, and this is a BAD idea!  He operated out of common sense.  But he did what he was told.  So, Ananias went to Saul and laid hands on him, and said two of the most beautiful words in the entire New Testament: “Brother Saul!”  Ananias, who was a follower of Jesus Christ, lays his hand on a man who has been persecuting believers.  It didn’t make any sense to him, but he just did what he was told.  He did this not because it made any sense to him – but because Jesus told him to do it.  Jesus changes people’s lives – if we are willing to be obedient to his call!

If you get close to Jesus and are obedient, you will be all right.  So, allow Jesus to get into your life and do what you’re told!  Jesus desires to change our lives.  So, again, do you need a changed life?  Jesus changes lives!!

The Essentials – EPC Resources


Pastor Glen will continue the summer sermon series, “The Essentials,” focusing on what we believe.  Glen’s sermon this Sunday is: “Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” based upon Matthew 3:13-17.  Please read this text in preparation for worship.

Adult Sunday School 

Our Adult Sunday school class will meet this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the large Sunday school room.  Please join Janet Coiner and others for a wonderful time around God’s Word!!  We will continue our study of the Gospel of John.  This Sunday we will study John 6: Feeding the Five Thousand!  Please bring your Bible!

Tithes and Offerings

An offering box is available when you enter or exit the sanctuary.  Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.


May Financial Report

Tithes/Offerings: Monthly: $20,902.28.         YTD: $88,465.52

Expenses: Monthly: $14,996.47                         YTD: $83,397.88

Capital Campaign: $0.                                         YTD: $6,030

Designated Giving: $0.                                        YTD: $4,816

Golden Oldies

The Golden Oldies’ initial gathering was filled with great fellowship and fun!  The group will meet again on July 12th from 11 to 1 at Panera Bread! Please bring a gift for bingo as we will be playing, and we have a New Jersey retired policeman as a guest speaker!  They will also be hosting a wonderful adventure to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, including Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (Guys and Dolls) and Sight and Sound Theater (Moses).  More information is available in the Welcome Center at the church.

Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports

If you have any concerns you would like to add to the Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports list or give an update, PLEASE contact our prayer coordinator, Janet Coiner (540.447.0918) by THURSDAY at NOON!!  Thanks so much!!

Driver Assistance

If you or someone in our congregation needs a ride to a doctor’s appointment or other appointments, please call Tom Reider (540.649.5162).  He has agreed to coordinate rides.  He has a list of those who have volunteered to give those rides.  We are grateful for this important ministry!!

Mission Corner

Hope Blessings Donations for Love INC.  We continue to collect donations every three months.  From July 1 to September 30, we are collecting various paper products: paper towels, tissues, napkins, and toilet paper.  May we be a blessing to those families in need!  We are grateful for our partnership with Love INC!

Missions Team is active keeping in touch with our missionaries and other ministries.  Please keep updated!  You can visit our website and go to the Outreach page

July Birthdays 

Jake Kleinschuster (7/5); Marty Porter & Nina Gross (7/27); Ted Brown & Bill Watkins (7/31)