Fall Festival, October 31st , Wednesday

October 31st (Wednesday)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship HallClipart-Candy

Our fall festival is just around the corner and we need helpers!  For those who don’t know, every year ERCC has a fall festival on October 31st (Halloween). We have different booths and games for kids from around the neighborhood to come and enjoy for a safe Halloween alternative. We also rent a large bouncy slide and give out a lot of candy. If you are interested in helping setup for event, run a booth or help tear down, sign up on the clipboard in the foyer.  See Cody Walton for details.

October 14th Potluck CANCELLED

The ERCC “after-church” potluck lunch on Sunday, October 14th, has been cancelled.

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We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the October potluck, but we’re pleased to announce that the next church wide meal will be our annual Thanksgiving Gathering on November 18th at 6:00 pm.  Watch for the signup list soon!

Christmas Shoe Boxes – November 18th (a.m.)

shoeboxpicERCC is participating in “Operation Christmas Child” which is sponsored by the international relief fund Samaritan’s Purse.
To make the local dropoff date, we need your shoe boxes, wrapped and filled with toys dropped off in the ERCC foyer by:

 Sunday Morning, November 18th

You can use a regular shoe box, a plastic box, or one of the free plastic or printed boxes we have available for you in the foyer.  If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gideon (email her HERE).  Merry Christmas!

How to Pack a Shoebox

  1. Shoeboxpre-printed-shoebox

    Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

  2. Boy or Girl

    Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Download and print the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.

  3. Fill With Gifts

    Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions).

  4. Include $9 Donation Per Box

    Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare. You can give online to discover the destination of your box! Or, you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation. Note: “Follow Your Box” is only available through online giving.

  5. Pray

    Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

  6. Drop Off

    Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to ERCC not-later-than Sunday Morning, November 18th.

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Gift Suggestions

 

  • Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
  • Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Funeral Services for Lori S.

Dear ERCC Family,

Lori Sherry went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, April 27, 2018.

Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00-9:00 pm:

Sunset Funeral Home
1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218
(210-828-2811)

Her memorial service will be at Evers Road Christian Church (ERCC) on Friday, May 4th at 2:00 pm.  A potluck meal provided by attendees will be shared in the ERCC fellowship hall after the memorial service.

Wear something PINK in honor of Lori.
It was her favorite color!

Wedding Shower for Jenny on May 6th

loveERCC is having a Wedding Shower for Jenny Deptuch on May 6th in the fellowship hall after the morning worship service.

She is registered at Kohl’s and on Amazon.

A signup sheet to bring a dish or snack is located in the foyer area outside the auditorium.

If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Rodriguez.wedding-bells

Game Night-Friday, April 20th

large_game-onOn Friday, April 20th, at 7:00 pm we will have a “game night” in the fellowship hall.  Bring a card game or board game and a snack to share.

Our game nights have been known to be a lot of fun!  We only have these events twice per year.  They are simply an opportunity to have some fun and get to know your ERCC friends better in a VERY relaxed environment.

Everyone is welcome to participate (or just watch)!

SPECIAL Guest Speaker on April 8th!

This Sunday, April 8th, ERCC will host Joel Khopang from North Burma Christian Mission. This is one of the missions supported by our church. It has been several years since Joel was here and it will likely be quite a while before he is able to return again, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about his inspirational work, adventures, and faith!

After the morning worship service, everyone is invited to stay for a potluck luncheon with Joel in the Fellowship Hall.

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JoelJoel is from the Anung tribe in Burma. He is married to Eugene Morse’s second daughter, Marilyn. Joel works in Lahu tribal outreach, church growth, and leadership training in many villages in Northern Thailand, China, and Burma. Other efforts include outreach to some Naga tribes in India, as well as other assistance with evangelists who are focusing on unreached people groups in Burma, India and China. Marilyn has a music ministry making Christian music CD’s that are enjoyed throughout Burma.

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It has been estimated that, by God’s grace, over a million Asian people have been impacted through the extended work of NBCM over a period of 90 years. Christianity is being taken by a network of believers into villages and cities over a multi-country span.

The work began in China by J. Russell and Gertrude Morse. As their children and grandchildren moved into Burma and on into Thailand, a string of national believers were trained to continue the work. Lisu, Lahu, Rawang, and many other tribes have sent out leaders in their own communities and into new unreached territories across the area.
Since 1972, when the Morse’s relocated in Thailand, this network has branched in many directions with indigenous pastors and teachers carrying the messag e of Jesus Christ.

Other missionary co-workers have joined the Morse family over the years bringing their own expertise and vision into the mission. The work continues on and expands as each new believer picks up the baton and runs the race.

Area Women’s Luncheon: April 14th

DATE: Saturday, April 14th
TIME: 11:30 amladies-lunch
LOCATION:  Harlandale Christian Church

R.S.V.P. by signing the clipboard outside our auditorium before April 8th

The guest speaker will be Karen Ehman and the topic will be “Keep It Shut”.

 Harlandale Christian Church is located at 302 E. Gerard, San Antonio, TX  78214