The Season of Lent at ECA

 "Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 


Saturday, March 18

9:00am Gamblers Anonymous

Sunday, March 19

*8:30am Holy Eucharist Rite I 

(also streamed online)

9:40am Adult Christian Formation

9:40am Bible Challenge Group

*10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite I 

*Nursery Provided at both services

1:00pm Southern Comforters

Tuesday, March 21

7pm Open Hearts Project Meeting

Wednesday, March 22

4:30pm Reach serving dinner to homeless population

6:30pm Lenten Series

Thursday, March 23

5pm ECW 'Food For Thought' ladies gathering


Saturday, March 25

9 am ECA Spruce up Day

 (We Need You!)

Sunday, March 26

Commissioning of the Vestry

Saturday, April 1

10am Palm Crosses Workshop

Saturday, April 8

8:20pm Easter Vigil with Holy Baptism

Sunday, April 9

8am The Feast Day of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist Rite II

9am The Feast Day of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:15am Easter Egg Hunt

10:45am The Feast Day of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist Rite II

Noon Easter reception

Monday, April 10

Deadline to sign up for Foyer Groups

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The Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2023

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down 

from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the 

world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, 

and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the 

Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-41

Server Schedule for the Month of:


Thank you for Serving ECA!

We Need YOU!

We are crucially low with volunteers (Ushers & Lectors) to serve during Sunday Services. We especially need volunteers for the 8:30am Service. Please email if you would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Southern Comforters to Meet This Sunday March 19 after Services All are welcome to fellowship with those who knit and crochet to make blankets for children in difficult circumstances, and prayer shawls for our parishioners and friends. This ministry meets on the third Sunday of each month after services in the activities building. 

Open Hearts Project: Day Camp Meeting March 21 at 7pm in the Activities Building If you are interesting in learning how you can help with the ECA Open Hearts Project this year, please plan to attend. Open hearts provides an opportunity for disadvantaged children in the community to attend a day camp at ECA.

Final Lenten Series on Wednesday March 22 at 6:30pm

Join us on Wednesday evenings 3/1 – 3/22 at 6:30pm for dinner and the Lenten Program. This year, we will be participating in "Unlocking The Easter Code, A 40-day Lenten Journey". There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to provide dinner items for each week. The program will begin at 7:00pm for those who wish to participate in the discussion only. Click here to read more...

Reach to Serve Dinner to Homeless at Shady Grove March 22 at 4:30pm All are invited to join the ECA Reach ministry in preparing and delivering a meal to the homeless population every 4th Wednesday of the month at Shady Grove Baptist Church. We meet at ECA at 4:30 and carpool. Travel Sized toiletries are also being collected for this outreach.

ECW "Food for Thought" ladies gathering for Dinner March 23 The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Ladies Gathering fosters opportunities to get to know your fellow female parishioners.  Please join us for lunch at 11:30am on Wednesday, March 15at First Watch in Marietta (3460 Sandy Plains Road), and Dinner at 5pm on Thursday, March 23at New Lucky China in Marietta (3645 Gordy Pkwy). All are Welcome!


ECA Grounds Spruce Up Day on Saturday March 25 Come one, come ALL! Saturday March 25 is our church grounds spruce up day. Your assistance is greatly appreciated in helping us get the church property ready for Easter celebrations. We will start at 9am and hope to finish around noon. There is a list in the Narthex with current needs. See you there!

ECA Foyer Groups: Deadline to Sign Up April 10! We are assessing interest in re-starting the ECA Foyer Groups beginning this May.  If you are interested, please email with your name(s) (Singles and Couples encouraged to participate) or sign up in the Narthex. Foyer Groups are not intended to do anything, but simply be what Christians are: groups of people who gather together and love one another. Details TBD.

Now Collecting Easter Candy for Egg Hunt

ECA is asking for donations of candy for the Easter Day Egg Hunt: Help support our Annual Easter Egg Hunt by donating small individually wrapped peanut -free candies or other small items (stickers, erasers, etc.) There will be a bin in the narthex to collect donations. Thank You!

Easter Flowers Available Now

Thank you for supporting the ECA Altar Guild! Easter Lilies and flowers will be given in honor of loved ones this year. Simply fill out an Easter dedication form and turn it in at the box on the door in the Narthex. Be sure to include your name and phone number in case we have a question about your dedication.


Reach Collecting Food items for Local Food Pantries, Thanks for your Support    ECA supports local charities Never Alone and Papa’s Pantry in their food ministries.  Please bring donations Sundays before worship. Now collecting nonperishable food and travel size toiletries. Thank you for supporting these local charities! 

Each Month we make our Monthly Financials Available

(YTD) Through Feb. 2023                 Actual                 Budget                             +/-                   

Revenues                             ($41,624)                  $47,838             ($6,214)

Expenses                             ($38,492)                   $55,120                $16,628

Net Year to                           ($3,133)           ($7,281)               $10,414

Fr. Paul is available during the week, Monday - Thursday, for guidance, prayer, and support.

Fr. Paul is out of the office on Fridays. Please call 770-490-7234 or email with any concerns, needs, or questions.

The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation

1673 Jamerson Road

Marietta, GA 30066


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