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
Updated guidelines for Phase I (limited outside attendance beginning Sept. 27th) HERE
Join us for Morning Prayer this Sunday: 3 Services
Join us this Sunday for an online Morning Prayer service via Facebook live at 9:00am, an Outdoor Morning Prayer service*(limited seating, reservations required) at 10:30 am, and a Holy Baptism (no Eucharist) at 4 pm. Christian Formation at 11:30 am virtually. See below for more details.

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 ecamarietta.org to read about our worship guidelines.
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 https://mealtrain.com/046z14 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.
Sunday Services this Week: 9am/10:30am/4pm
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 an online service streamed via FB at 9am, one outside service for 50 people in the field by the playground *(reservations required) at 10:30am, and Holy Baptism (no Eucharist) at 4 pm.  Please email ecaparish@gmail.com to sign up to attend the service.
Please note: we must follow strict physical distancing guidelines and attendance limits in accordance with the Diocese of Atlanta, CDC & Health Dept. 
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 pcm09@bellsouth.net. 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.
Adult Christian Formation Class This Sunday at 9:40am
Adult Christian Formation this week at 9:40 am 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.
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: ecaparish@gmail.com 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: 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: October 11; November 15. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to ecanews@bellsouth.net.
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 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!
(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