We read in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  This definition of faith is fleshed out in the remaining verses and examples of lives lived by faith.

Faith doesn’t look at what we do.  It looks at what God does.  Faith doesn’t put trust in us; it puts trust in God.  Faith renounces our righteousness as filthy rags and looks to the righteousness of another – Jesus Christ.

In 1776 Augustus Toplady of England published a hymn text in The Gospel Magazine as a climax to an article attempting to prove his argument that even as England could never pay her national debt, so man through his own efforts could never satisfy the eternal justice of a holy God – that hymn . . . “Rock of Ages.  The third stanza begins, “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling.”  Friends, that is the most comforting thing in the world.  It is utterly alien to the way we think.

Faith is the amazing gift of God.  It is like the air we breathe; but we have to breathe it.  It is like the bread we eat, but we have to eat it.  It is like the water we drink, but we have to drink it.  When we realize there is nothing we can do apart from trusting God, it is there we receive this amazing free gift.  God has done it all for us.  We are simply called to respond in faith!

The Essentials – EPC Resources Sunday Worship

Pastor Glen is beginning a summer sermon series this Sunday, focusing on the essentials of our faith.  Glen’s sermon this Sunday is: “The Sure Foundation,” based upon Matthew 7:24-29.  Please read this text in preparation for worship.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this Sunday.  We encourage you to examine yourself before receiving the Sacrament per 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.

Called Congregational Meeting

The Session has called a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing an elder to serve on Session.  The meeting will be held immediately after worship on June 11th.

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 begin a study of the Gospel of John.  This Sunday we will study John 1: God is Here!!  Please join this wonderful class and bring your Bible!!

Hope Navigators

Please pray that new families will join us for worship, teaching, and fellowship and that we as a church will have wisdom on how to reach them.
There are still needs for more people to volunteer as helpers and nursery workers.  If you are apprehensive about serving in this important ministry, consider just “shadowing” us as we lead Hope Navigators on Sundays.  You will learn that it is not hard to make a difference in the lives of our children!  YOU ARE NEEDED!! Here is a link to sign up to help:

Tithes and Offerings

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


April Financial Report

Tithes: Monthly: $14,645          YTD: $64,666.64

Expenses: Monthly: $17,754     YTD: $61,128.90

Capital Campaign: $0.                YTD: $4,009

Designated Giving: $0.                YTD: $2,730

Golden Oldies

Fun time gathering (with Bingo and prizes) and discussion on future events.  This will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th at Panera Bread Community Room in Waynesboro.  Looking forward to seeing you.

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 appointment, 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

Our own Tyler Bouthillier will be making a new promotional video for East Augusta WRE in conjunction with the teachers.  We look forward to seeing the finished project.  This year approximately 1,000 students are enrolled in grades k-5 in these 3 schools. Praise the Lord for this victory!”

Hope Blessings Donations for Love INC.  We are collecting donations every three months.  From April 1 to June 30, we are collecting personal hygiene items: toothpaste, tooth brushes (single packs), shampoo, soap, deodorant (male and female), brushes, combs, and small wash cloths.  May we be a blessing to those families in need.  There is a challenge to have 100 toothbrushes and 50 bottles of shampoo by June 30!!  Let’s go for it!  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

June Birthdays 

Mile Adams (6/1); Lynn Scott & Betty Mahanes (6/3); Roy Glickman (6/13); Jennifer Lucas (6/16); Kim Holman (6/17); Paige Holder (6/24)