Our church is a warm and committed family who holds as our core values:
Love, Family, Friendliness, Meaningful Worship, a Sense of Belonging, and Our Tradition.
WEPC ANNUAL REPORT 2016
Holy Week Activities
Palm Sunday, April 9th at 9:00 am
The Palm Sunday Pancake breakfast is an annual West Emory tradition hosted by the Men of the Church. Invite your friends and family to join you for the best pancakes this side of the Smokies!
Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm
The Maundy Thursday Service is a deeply moving worship service in which we remember and celebrate the final supper Jesus shared with his disciples, as well as share with our risen Lord a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. Maundy is from the Latin, mandatum, which means commandment. “I give you a new commandment.” (John 13:34) Childcare will be available.
Easter Sunday, April 16th at 10:30 am
It often feels like we live in a Good Friday world. We feel entombed in darkness and we struggle to hold on to the promise of the resurrection. And yet, look around. God’s creation is proclaiming “Hallelujah!” Hope abounds. The trees and flowers are bearing witness to new life. Invite someone to join you to celebrate the Resurrection this Easter Sunday.
Easter Egg Hunt following Easter Worship Service
Once again the youth of our congregation will be hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children of our church family and friends in our area. Children of all ages welcome!
Donations of candy are always welcome but this year we are inviting our congregation to donate items that the children can redeem with the “coins” in their Easter eggs. Small toys and novelty items can be purchased at the Dollar Store, Party City, Target and the like. Please bring your items by April 9th or drop them by the church office.
“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” And then with Mary, let us run to tell the others: We have seen Jesus!” Micah 6:8
Nothing seems to say “SPRING!” like a field of daffodils and a hillside of redbud trees bursting forth in all their glory. There is something comforting about knowing that springtime has finally arrived in grand fashion. I am always comforted by God’s handiwork and inspired by the signs of new life that greet us each day.
So often it is the in-between times in our lives that are most memorable as well as the most challenging—-times in which the seasons of our lives change; times when new circumstances arise and we may have to risk poking our heads up to see what new thing God has in store for us. And yet how tempting it is sometimes to just want to hold on to the safe and familiar, even when in our heart of hearts we know that God has our best interest in mind.
For the past few weeks we in the church have been on a journey during season of Lent—a time of reflection and repentance and prayer prior to the glory of Easter and new life. Easter reminds us that even in the midst of death and despair, there is hope. I give God all glory and praise for the spiritual richness of our Lenten season including Palm/Passion Sunday worship service and the celebration of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday.
I also look forward to our service on Easter Sunday and its testimony to the resur-rection and the love of God we experience in our risen Lord and Savior. I hope you will join me and your church family as we experience God’s everlasting love together in worship, fellowship, study and service.