ECA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
  "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
Join us for this Sunday's Service Streamed Live
Join us this Sunday for an online Morning Prayer service via Facebook live at 9:30am. Christian Formation for adults to follow at 10:30am.

Note: We have agreed to follow recommendations of the Bishop diocesan task force and follow strict 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 ecamarietta.org to read about our worship guidelines.
Did you know.....
Your Senior Warden, Wanda Ziembinski also chairs the Finance & Stewardship Ministry at ECA. She was born and raised in NYC. She moved to Woodstock when she retired after 40 years of working as a Print Production Director in NYC on various magazines. She was baptized as an Episcopalian, and remembers fondly many happy memories of church activities growing up. She came to ECA in 2012, and has been the chairperson of the Ladies’ Tea for the last two years, and serves as a lector at the 8:30 service. She was honored to be asked to be the Senior Warden, and is thankful for the current vestry for their passion and ideas, in order for ECA to continue to be a vibrant place of worship and activity for all who enter. Wanda and the other Vestry members are dedicated to the spiritual well-being of ECA and all its parishioners! Read more about your vestry HERE.
Wanda Ziembinski: Senior Warden, Finance & Stewardship Ministry - ziemby@hotmail.com
New Online Directory: Please Check your Information
We have been working on transferring and updating members information into a new directory format. This new format will allow us to print our own directories, immediately update information and photos, add new members, and access the information via an app for all your devices. Before we go live with the new directory, we ask that you log-in and check your information. Because all names, addresses, dates, etc. had to be manually entered; there is margin for error. We are asking that you review TWO items in the directory:
  1. Your general information (name, address, phone, etc.).
  2. Birthday and Anniversary dates (listed on the last few pages of the directory- please scroll down). There are several families without BD & Anniversary dates listed.
Additionally, if you would like to update or add a photo, you may email that along with any updates or changes to ecaparish@gmail.com . Stay tuned for details on how to access or print new directories once all updates are completed. Thank you!

Password to access the directory: Godshands. Click here to view the new directory
Last Call for Education for Ministry Group
Education for Ministry is a small, mentored group that provides the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. This is a study to help discern your calling. EFM will resume on Sundays in August from 1:30-4:00. If you are interested or need more information, contact Katie Dunlap at 404-444-6874 or  katiedunlap5@gmail.com  
Adult Christian Formation class this Sunday at 10:30
Those who are interested can participate in our Adult Christian formation class via Zoom. Contact Ron Allen at ronallenga@yahoo.com 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.
'Open Hearts' Day of Giving August 9th, 2020
The ECA REACH Ministry seeks your help. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many families in our communities have suffered greatly. We hope to be able to bring a little bit of joy and happiness into their lives by providing some needed items and little gifts to show our love. Below is what we hope to accomplish. Anything you can help provide will help us meet this goal. This is WHAT we do!
Please bring purchased items to the church on August 2 nd between the hours of 10:30-12:30. Please stay in your cars and we will collect donated items. Reach Ministry will then prepare the items for giveaway and then distribute on August 9 th (a week before school starts).
ECA Men’s Fishing Trip, Shell Island Fish Camp
Sept 30 th  – Oct 4 th , Reserve Space Now
It’s that time of year again when the Men of ECA and guests plan to head down to Shell Island Fish Camp for a weekend of fellowship, fishing, food & Fun. You can go down on Weds, Thu, or Fri, and you don’t have to fish. Reserve your space now with a $100 deposit. We are aware of the current COVID-19 issues and understand those who choose not to go. But what better way to get away from it all than going fishing with Jesus and friends. Please get with Horace Higgins, Tom Floyd or Fr. Paul+ for more information. For more information, here is the flyer with price break down. Click HERE
Financial Report and Giving Statements to be Sent out Soon
Every Month we will make available our year to date financial results. Currently, for the year we are in good financial shape. The finance committee, in conjunction with the Vestry, has been paying close attention to our expenses during the current hardships we are facing with no in-person services at ECA. We are $7,630 below projected revenue with pledge and non-pledge income and plate collection revenues. Since our expenses are down, we are in positive scenario with income/expenses. Thank you for your continued financial support during these difficult times! We will send out giving statements in the coming weeks.
(YTD) Through June 2020         Actual                              Budget                          +/-  .        
Revenues                                    $110,124                               $117,754                      ($7,630)
Expenses                              $105,396                              $120,287                $14,891
Net Year to date                       ($4,728)                                ($2,533)                       $7,261
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 pcm09@bellsouth.net or call him at 770-490-7234. You may also contact the ECA Senior Warden, Wanda Ziembinski at ziemby@hotmail.com . Part of what makes ECA so special is the community and support we offer to one another!
Pavilion Update. Site work is being Done
We have begun working on the site area for our outdoor pavilion and we are looking forward to moving ahead with the project. We ask that you please refrain from going to the church to see what is happening. We will keep the parish updated as work progresses. We do not have an end date for the project to be completed because we have to order materials and we have been told there is a 4-6 week wait period due to COVID-19. We are excited about this next phase and look forward to its completion. We are very blessed and we thank all those who have contibuted to the project to help make it happen.
Altar Flowers: Dates Available
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: August 30, All of September, October 4 & 11. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to ecanews@bellsouth.net.
Important COVID-19 Guidelines and Information for when we get back together for In-person worship
Click on the links below to review: