"Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 
Reminder: Limited activities are now allowed on the outside grounds of ECA following CDC and Health Dept. guidelines. Read ECA guidelines HERE
Updated guidelines for Phase I (limited outside attendance) HERE
Join us for Morning Prayer/Communion this Sunday: 2 Services at 9AM (online) and 10:30AM*
Join us this Sunday for an online Morning Prayer/Communion service via Facebook live at 9:00am, an Outdoor Morning Prayer/Communion service*(limited seating, reservations required) at 10:30 am and Christian Formation at 9:40 am virtually. See below for more details. **(If raining, the outdoor service will be canceled and we will have drive through communion instead)

Note: We have agreed to follow the recommendations of the Bishop diocesan task force by enforcing and following the CDC, health Dept guidelines, as well as Diocese of Atlanta Phase 1 re-opening guidelines regarding physical distancing and attendance limits. The ECA Vestry has adopted detailed plans to comply with the Diocese of Atlanta phase 1 re-opening guidelines, as soon as we are given the green light again, we will gather. Please see below, or go to our website at to read about our worship guidelines.
Food Drive this Sunday!
ECA Reach Ministry is hosting a food drive this Sunday, October 11 from 10:30 - noon. Drop off items while attending the outside service, or drive-by and drop. Drop off will include protocols for social distancing. Click here for a list of items needed. Thank you for supporting both the Reach Ministry and our local community!
Please RSVP for Sunday Service at 10:30am
As we transition through these difficult and uncertain times with COVID-19, ECA is adapting services with your health and well-being as a priority. This Sunday we will offer one outside service for 50 people in the field by the playground *(weather permitting / reservations required) at 10:30am,   Please email to sign up to attend the service. Additionally, we will continue to offer an online service streamed via FB at 9am. (*If raining, outdoor service will be canceled and drive through communion will take place.)
Please note: we must follow strict physical distancing guidelines and attendance limits in accordance with the Diocese of Atlanta, CDC & Health Dept. 
Fr. Paul has Finished Active Duty orders with the GA. Guard during COVID-19 and Civil Unrest.
Did you know.... Fr. Paul was activated with the GA. National Guard on March 25th and ended his active duty orders on September 30th. During the 6 month activation he was able to counsel over 100 soldiers and family members in need, provided religious services weekly and also during Holy Week and Easter. During his activation Fr. Paul recorded over 5,000 miles traveled in the metro area visiting soldiers at all the sites related to COVID-19 duties, including hospitals, nursing homes, food banks, churches, and numerous COVID-19 testing sites. Fr. Paul was also involved in providing support to the soldiers during the civil unrest and protests in the metro area. Fr. Paul was able to keep up with his duties at ECA due to the support of the parish and Vestry members during this time. For his efforts, Fr. Paul was awarded the Army Commendation Medal on July 14, 2020. Thank you to all who supported him with guidance and prayer during these challenging times.
Stewardship Season is here!
Amidst the hectic happenings in our world, it is important that we all take time to acknowledge the many blessings and gifts from the Lord. This time of reflection and gratitude helps us prayerfully consider what gifts we can give back. During the month of October, we focus and reflect on what this means. You are invited to begin this season with prayer and gratitude. Stay tuned for more stewardship letters, testimonies and devotionals.
"They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.
-- 1 Timothy 6:18-19 NRSVA
Vestry Nominations Open
Those interested in serving on Vestry at ECA please contact Wanda Ziembinski, Chris Renaud or Fr. Paul. Vestry is a 3 year commitment and meets once a month with a retreat in January. Vestry members serve in a leadership role with a ministry within the parish. 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 the preceding year before election.
Journey Group Meeting Canceled this Saturday, October 10, 2020
Journeys Group typically meets the second Sunday of each month. While this group has begun meeting again, the scheduled meeting for November has not yet been determined. Please stay tuned for details. Journeys a group that offers support, care, and compassion to those coping with grief, loss or any difficult life challenge. If you are seeking support through fellowship, join us!
You may contact Suzie Hart with any questions:
Adult Christian Formation Class Sunday at 9:40am
Adult Christian Formation this week at 9:40 am via Zoom. Contact Ron Allen at or contact Fr. Paul for Zoom meeting information. Current topics have been about how to adjust to the current COVID-19 climate as a faithful Christian in a divided community.
Volunteers being Sought for Sunday Service
While we are still not allowed to meet in our worship space, we continue to stream a Sunday service to our parish and cyber community. 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.
Meal Train for Stinchcomb Family
Many of you have asked how you can help the Stinchcomb family after the birth of Josalynn Audry, who remains in the NICU (mom and baby are dong well). In addition to your prayers, ECA has set up a Meal Train to provide meals on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays. You can log on at to schedule delivery of a meal or call Brenda Pinkston at 770.977.7664 or Megan Miller at 770.516.7224 to get on the schedule. Our love and prayers go out to the Stinchcomb family.
ECA Online Directory
The new directory is now live and available on our web-site or via the link here: Click here (password is required, please email: to request the password). You may download the directory to your electronic device, print it, or.... get an app! That way, it's always at your fingertips.
Links to Member Apps
Is your picture missing? You may upload a photo yourself: Simply take a selfie and upload HERE
Altar Flowers: One date left this year
ECA is still taking dedications and donations for Altar Flowers during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Now that services may be streamed from the church again, Altar Guild will continue their ministry of preparing the altar for services. This includes flowers. Thank you for supporting this ministry. Available dates: November 15. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to
Important NEW COVID-19 Guidelines & Info for limited In-person worship & group gatherings
The diocese has come out with some updated gathering documents this past week. While we are still not allowed to gather for large crowds for in person worship, providing opportunities for small gatherings will be allowed. Here is the latest information we have. Click on the links below to review:

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 visi 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 August 2020    Actual                                  Budget                            +/-       
Revenues                                             $146,842                                $158,355                        ($11,,513)
Expenses                                            $140,067                                 $153,438                         $13,371
Net Year to date                                 $6,775                                  ($4,917)                           $1,858