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.....
John Capawana is the Vestry liaison for Children and Youth Ministry. John works in EMS and drives a Mobile Intensive Care Unit for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. This is his second term serving the people of ECA on Vestry. In addition to Vestry, John serves with Children and Youth. He believes that children are the future of the church and need a solid foundation in worship. John strives to provide that foundation with the help of God, and the other ministry leaders at ECA.
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.
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.
New Online Directory: Please Check your Information (or request to be added)
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, or request to be added to the directory if you are not already included. 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!
Click here to view the new directory (password is required, please email: ecaparish@gmail.com to request the password).
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: September 6,20,27 ; October 4 & 11; November 8, 15, 22, 29 . 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!
Financial Report and Giving Statements have been sent out, contact office with any concerns or questions
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 $7,958 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!
 
(YTD) Through July 2020           Actual                                  Budget                                +/-         ____
Revenues                                             $128,073                                $136,030                           ($7,958)
Expenses                                            $126,010                                 $137,013                             $11,003
Net Year to date                                 ($2,063)                                    ($983)                               $3,045