Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and
Important: Inclemate Weather Watch - Stay tuned for information concerning Sunday Morning services. If there is a significant weather event, all services will live streamed via Facebook.
Bishop Wright to Visit to ECA on Sun. Feb 13th with a forum & 10:30AM worship
Bishop Wright is scheduled to come to ECA on Sun Feb 13th for a visit. This will be an opportunity for those seeking to be Confirmed, Received, & Affirmed by the bishop and we will also be celebrating a baptism. We will have a reception following the service so stay tuned for more details, food sign up and needs.
Annual Parish Meeting Jan. 23rd: Report Attached
In light of the recent surge in COVID cases, and lower attendance numbers; the decision has been made to postpone the Annual Parish Meeting. The report wis available by clicking HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding the new day/time/format for the meeting. We will make the meeting virtually available for those who wold like to take part, please email or call with questions in advance to help facilitate a smooth presentation for all the information to be provided.
Southern Comforters Meeting this Sunday after the 10:30am Service All are welcome to fellowship with those who knit and crochet to make blankets for children in difficult circumstances, and prayer shawls for our parishioners and friends. This ministry meets on the third Sunday of each month after services in the activities building.
ECA Book Club Update
The January ECA Book Club meeting has been cancelled. A new meeting schedule will be published when pandemic protocols permit small group in-person meetings. Contact Lillian Stanton for more information.
Update on COVID Cases and Worship
We continue to monitor reports and trends with current COVID infection rates and numbers. Cobb County and surrounding counties have a high amount of infection rates and cases at this time. More and more members of ECA have recently tested positive for COVID, with that in mind, please do not attend any events if you have any cold like symptoms. With our current policies and protocols in place, the risk of being exposed is minimal and members who are possibly exposed are contacted as a precaution. We continue to follow safe protocols to minimize the risk of infection so we can continue to worship in person at ECA. We will continue to remain transparent with information regarding our policies and procedures on how we gather safely to worship in these anxious and uncertain times. Blessings, Fr. Paul+ and the Vestry
Vestry Nominations Remain Open for 2022
We only have 2 people at this time who have volunteered. Those interested in serving on Vestry at ECA, please contact Wanda Ziembinski, Jamie Hreha, or Fr. Paul. Vestry is a 3-year commitment and meets once a month with a retreat in January. Vestry qualifications are: any confirmed communicant in good standing of the parish not less than 18yrs of age, a regular attendant of church services the preceding year before election, and known by the treasurer to have made and fulfilled a stated financial commitment for church support throughout preceding year before election.
Adult Christian Formation will Resume January 30th
Adult CF is on break for the holidays and will resume at the end of January. Christian formation class is usually held on Sundays at 9:40 am either in person, or via Zoom. Please contact Ron Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Fr. Paul for Zoom meeting information. Use this link to join via zoom Adult Christian ED Meeting ID: 727 5393 3010 Passcode: 064556 Current topics have been about how to adjust to the current climate as a faithful Christian in a divided community.
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