"Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 
New Sunday Service and in person gathering protocols are in place!
We have begun indoor church services once again.
We will continue to follow CDC and Health Dept. guidelines. Read ECA guidelines HERE
Update from Fr, Paul+ on COVID measures for Worship Services
Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. As you know, from the beginning of the pandemic, I have continually stayed abreast of guidance from the CDC, the public health dept., the Diocese, and other authorities to ensure that ECA is following best practices in terms of safety protocols. After reviewing and interpreting all currently available guidance, and in conjunction with discussions with the Vestry, we are putting in place the following COVID Safety Protocols for ECA. These protocols will remain in effect until further notice; however, you may be sure that I will continue to review, consider and interpret any new or additional guidance that may come along and revise these protocols accordingly so that ECA members may continue to worship together safely. At this time we will hold 2 inside worship services not to exceed 50 persons at 8:30am and 10:00am and 1 outside Sunday worship service not to exceed 75 persons at 11:15am with some modifications. It is my sincere hope that we will be able to slowly begin to resume worship among one another keeping within the trust granted to me and the Vestry that you have given us. We have been away from one another for some time and I am aware new “routines" have been created and getting "back in the saddle again” will take an intentional part from all of us. My hope and prayer is that being a part of a worshiping community with one another will take precedence once again in our lives and we will get back to making a difference in the lives of those who are in need both physically and spiritually.  May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit.  In Christ, Fr. Paul+ 
Inside In-Person Worship Now Allowed: Sunday Worship
You are invited to join this Sunday at 8:30 AM (also streamed online via FB), 10:00 AM (Inside services) or 11:15 AM (Outside at the Pavilion). You do not need to register, we will take names for contact tracing persons when you arrive. Please follow all CDC and health Department guidelines and we look forward to our parish members slowly returning as you feel comfortable and attending worship again. Note: We will begin our regularly scheduled Sunday Worship times on May 30th (see below).
Sunday April 18: Worship Service Attendance Numbers
8:30AM indoor – 23 | 10:00AM indoor – 13 | 11:15AM outdoor – 13
The church is open again and we are moving back into worship. We will continue the outdoor 11:15AM service until May 23rd and we will go back to our regular worship service times at 8:30AM and 10:30AM on May 30th (Memorial Day Weekend). We hope to see more of our parish members returning to in person worship services.
Adult Christian Formation this Sunday
All are welcome to join adult Christian Formation on Sundays under the pavilion and/or via Zoom immediately following the 8:30am service. Please contact Ron Allen for log-in information to join the zoom meeting:
Ushers Needed
As we transition back to traditional worship, we are beginning to schedule volunteer positions again. Currently, we are in need of ushers, lectors and counters. If you are interested in volunteering on Sunday mornings, please email Thank you!
Reach Collecting Food items for Local Food Pantries We Support We may not be gathering for in-person worship due to diocesan restrictions, but the need for food items at our local food pantries continues. ECA is supporting local charities such as Never Alone and Papa’s Pantry in their food ministries. You are welcome to come by on Sundays to drop off these much-needed items, or drive-by the office during the week. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of helping those in need! 
Education for Ministry to Resume this Summer: Mark your calendar Education for Ministry is a small mentored group that provides the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EFM will resume in August from 1:30-4:00. EFM is a study to help discern your calling and If you are interested or need more information, contact Katie Dunlap at 404-444-6874 or 
A Caregivers Support Group has started at ECA If you are involved with the care of someone with a terminal or chronic illness, you are invited to join a newly formed support group offering support, connection, resources, and coping strategies. This group is led by Robin Racoff, an experienced Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Please contact Robin for details: (404) 290-1550 or
Volunteers being Sought for Sunday Service including Readers! We need YOU! If you are interested with helping during the service, please contact Fr. Paul at There are several minor tasks we need help with in order to make sure we are able to live stream and record for parish members. I look forward to hearing from those who may be interested. Volunteers are especially needed to read the Sunday lessons. 
Do you need Prayer, Counseling or Confidential Assistance?
Fr. Paul is making his Pastoral Rounds virtually via telephone calls and online check-ins. If you are in need of counseling, prayer, simple virtual visit or confidential assistance; please contact Fr. Paul directly at or call him at 770-490-7234. You may also contact the ECA Senior Warden, Wanda Ziembinski at Part of what makes ECA so special is the community and support we offer to one another!
(YTD) Through Mar. 2021   _       Actual                        Budget                  _+/-____         
Revenues                                        $69,183                     $60,844               $8,339 
Expenses                                        $48,294                     $62,121              ($13,827)
Net Year to date                           $20,899                      $1,277              $22,166