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." 
Happy Mothers Day: A Prayer for Mothers
Thank you God for the love of our mothers: thank you God for their care and concern;
thank you God for the joys they have shared with us; thank you God for the pains they have borne for us; thank you God for all that they give us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Reminder: All Services are streamed online only. No in person services are being offered. The campus of ECA remains closed due to COVID-19
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Drive-in Communion This Sunday
ECA will host a drive in communion this Sunday, May 10th. All are invited to participate following the streamed Sunday Services. Simply drive up the church drive way and you will see the altar set up area. Please stay in your vehicle.
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ECA REACH Collecting Food Again THIS Sunday!
Last time, we donated over 11 large bins of food to those in need! Let's do it again this Sunday. Easy drop off while following the CDC and health Dept. guidelines. Drive up the church driveway and you will see the drop-off location. Urgent needs for the food pantries: diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, feminine hygiene, deodorant, canned fruit, canned pasta, pasta sauce, soup, canned chili, pasta, pasta sauce, Ramen, chicken soup, peanut butter, mac & cheese, granola bars, cereal, oatmeal packets, food cups.
Father Paul Currently Making Pastoral Calls during COVID-19
Fr. Paul is making his Pastoral Rounds virtually via telephone calls and online check-ins. If you are in need of counseling, prayer, or simply a virtual visit, please contact Fr. Paul directly at pcm09@bellsouth.net. Part of what makes ECA so special is the community and support we offer to one another!
LAST CALL! Safeguarding God's Children via Zoom!
If you are in need of the Safeguarding Training to become compliant with Episcopal Church requirements... you're in luck! Two new training sessions have been added via zoom. A prerequisite to participating in the Zoom Training will be the completion of designated SAFEGUARDING ONLINE modules. This will be explained in full once participant registrations are received. The diocese will provide online and Zoom trainings until the Bishop lifts his directive of no in person church meetings. 

Also, for those who simply need to  renew their certification  after 3 years, please participate in a Zoom training. This two hour training focuses on our newly adopted  2020   Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth.

Here are the dates:
Safeguarding God's Children ZOOM trainings:
Friday, May 8, 10:am to noon
Tuesday, May 12, 7:pm to 9:pm

See link below to register:
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. Some dates available: May 17, June 14, June 21. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to ecanews@bellsouth.net.
Several Ways to Give During the Temporary Change in Activities and Worship
During the next few weeks we will not be able to gather in person at ECA. Sadly, many of our bills will still come in. During this time, please consider in ways to give in your absence. 

For your convenience, ECA now offers online giving. It's fast and easy! Please note, there is a 2.2% fee plus $0.30 per transaction the church incurs. Simply click the 'Online Giving" button on our website and designate what your funds are for. You can also set up Check Pay through your bank and designate to ECA. Additionally, you may mail your check or take it to the church and place in the securely locked mailbox at the street, address is 1673 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, GA 30066.  We greatly appreciate your support during these difficult times! 

Click here  to make a one time donation online through paypal. Please note, ECA is charged a $ .30 per transaction fee plus 2.2% of the donated amount.