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This weekend is one of transitions at EPC as we welcome new members, thank elders who have served their terms faithfully, ordain and install a new class of elders, and celebrate the ministry of the Rev. Jennifer McGee. It is a joy and an honor to receive new members. New members being introduced include David Arnold, John Frankenburger, and Margarette Roberts. David is a resident of Cocoa Beach. He is employed as a musician at Walt Disney World and is already singing in our Chancel Choir. David is transferring from Riverside Presbyterian Church, where his father was the director of music for over 40 years! John is worships primarily at EPC’s contemporary worship service, EPiC. John is very knowledgeable about music and plays several instruments. He also is adept at managing sound. John comes by letter of transfer from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melbourne. Margarette is married to Ronald (“Ronnie”). She is a retired registered nurse. Margarette’s hobbies include stamping, sewing, working out, volunteering at the hospital, and at Daily Bread with other EPC members. She is joining by letter of transfer from Three Chopt Presbyterian Church in Richmond. Ronnie is Catholic and attends here as well. They have one son, Ron, who is in the Air Force. Elders who have faithfully served their terms include Cindy Earp (Children, Youth and Family Ministry), Nancy Fowler (Worship), Linda Hollington (Children, Youth and Family Ministry), and Jim Short (Facilities). These elders helped start a “new chapter” in the life of EPC and serve faithfully. Cindy Earp will continue serving as she has agreed to fill an unexpired term on session. We are grateful for their dedication to the Lord through this church! Thank you!!! Elders to be ordained/installed this weekend include Steve Adams (Facilities), Don Dawson (Outreach and Communication), Karen Delos Santos (Children, Youth and Family Ministry), and Nancy Marshall (Congregational Care). They were elected by the congregation in May, went through a period of training and were examined by our session to get to this point. Their talents and energy will greatly benefit our ministry in the days and years to come! Welcome!!! Today we celebrate the ministry of Pastor Jennifer McGee. Jennifer began at Eastminster as a youth. Later, she attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and has served in a variety of positions in ministry beyond EPC as well as here. Jennifer blesses the lives of many in our congregation, and has many gifts including preaching, teaching and pastoral care. She is one of the finest colleagues in ministry with whom I’ve had the privilege of serving. We will recognize Jennifer after 10 a.m. Sunday worship with a reception. On August 30 Jennifer will be recognized at Epic worship. She will preach on both August 30 and 31. Jennifer, may God bless you richly and continue to use you in comforting and changing lives for the glory of God!!!

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