ECC Update – Holy Week

 

Happening This Week

  • Daily devotionals – Remembering the Passion of Christ
  • Thursday, April 9Maundy Thursday Online Worship Service – Details to come.
  • Saturday, April 11Virtual Easter Egg Hunt – Details to come.
  • Sunday, April 12Online Easter Worship Service – Details to come.

 

ECC Special Announcement

 

Good afternoon everyone! Can I first say how much I miss you all! I can’t wait for us to be together again in one space for worship and to share and encourage one another.

As you likely know, the newest federal and state government orders and recommendations for social distancing and isolation have been extended until May 1.

In light of these orders the elders, staff, and I have made the difficult decision to cancel all gatherings on campus for the month of April. This is what we believe is best to care for one another with the love that Jesus showed.

  • This means we will not be meeting on campus for Sunday morning Worship Gatherings. (No gatherings on April 5,12, 19 or 26)
    • We are thinking through some ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in a different, yet meaningful ways. Stay tuned for details.
  • This means we will not meet for Wednesday night Etch gatherings in April.
  • This also means that the church building will be closed and thus are asking ministry teams to not meet unless absolutely necessary.
  • The church staff is available by email and phone.

We absolutely believe that while this is a very different and difficult time, God’s church will grow stronger in and beyond this season. Let’s continue to reach out to one another with calls, cards, Zoom gatherings, and in other thoughtful ways to share with one another through this time. We can still Share Life and Share Christ in this season!

Take care of yourself and take care of one another!

Pastor Dan

 

 

SHEMA – Stop and Listen Follow-Up

As we move forward in accomplishing the vision God has set before us at Eaton Community Church, let us continue to seek the habit of STOP and let us LISTEN to the one who as the Psalmist says is “abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure (Psalm 147:5).”

On Sunday, we preached about God’s desire for us to shema (listen to) him. He’s calling us to commune and unite with his purpose. I originally had wanted to show a video, but due to time constraints, needed to cut it. It’s the first in a series of videos about The Shema. The series itself is a great series, but this video fits well with what we talked about on Sunday.

Some Extra Resources

I provided you with some ideas of how to get the ball rolling in our listening to God. Be sure to check out our audio of the sermon when it hits our website. Until, then… here are some practical resources to help us put our cellphones down and empower us to control them instead of them controlling us.

Each heading is a link for you to click on…

The Center for Humane Technology

The Center for Humane Technology’s goal is to provide people with information about the dangers of cell phones (or any technology), and give simple and practical ways to help us use technology to support our lives in healthy ways. The link above take you to their Take Control page on their website. It has practical ways to make your cell phone support your needs. I have personally adopted most of these suggestions, and they’ve changed how I use my phone and the amount of time I spend on it each day.

Undigitize.Me

Undigitize.me is a website designed for informational content and to create an online community that raises awareness of cell phone addiction across the globe. This global community creates initiatives and invites many to join in actively living a life free from control of our cell phones.

6 TED Talks That Will Change How You Look At Your Phone

This last site was a blog post I stumbled upon that gives six TED Talks focused on how cell phones and social media have not only changed the way we operate in society, but also changed us physically, mentally and more. If you like TED Talks, then you’ll enjoy these. I highly suggest the 6th video by Professor Cal Newport who is a technology professor, but has no social media. Quite interesting stuff.

My prayer for us as a church is that God will open our lives to more opportunities of silence, and rest as we STOP and LISTEN to his calling in our lives. When we do this, we can then fully embrace what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

With Love,

P. Josh

Wednesday Night Ministry is called Etch

“Ingraining the truth of Christ in the lives of his followers.”


That is the purpose of Etch. It’s our new/old way of doing ministry… TOGETHER! Etch is intergenerational. It’s a time for all ages to interact with one common purpose: Discipleship. Together, we’ll share stories of how God interacts with us in our everyday lives and pass on his truths to all generations.

When you arrive on Wednesday evening, there will be a meal to kick off the evening and tables for us to meet and enjoy a few moments in the week together. You will see families, friends, children, adults, and all in between. You’ll witness the body of Christ investing in each other’s lives.

The evening will be focused on experiencing discipleship. Through drama, video, music, conversation, and so much more our aim is to put the gospel in the hands of Christ’s followers and allow them to pass it on to those around them.

Wednesday Night Ministry: Let Go

Another video update. This video kicks off the first of five videos on the 5 Values of the new Wednesday Night Ministry. Keep checking back for more updates! Plus, if you have any questions and need some answers, please contact us via commenting below, through email, calling the office, etc.

Also, if you’d like to stay updated on the latest events and happenings at ECOB. Get out your phone and text the word ECOB to the number 40650.