Easter Sunday
 "Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 
New Sunday Service and in person gathering protocols are in place!
We have begun indoor church services once again.
We will continue to follow CDC and Health Dept. guidelines. Read ECA guidelines HERE
A message from Fr. Paul: Christ is Risen!! The Church is Open!!
Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. I am not sure which one to proclaim louder. It has been a long Lenten year and it has been tough on many of us both mentally and physically as we have navigated this pandemic. I am deeply grateful for the support I have received on so many levels. Your prayers have been greatly appreciated, as well as your patience with the Vestry and me as we have navigated the many directives and voices on how to conduct worship services during this time. I can assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to ensure a meaningful worship experience while also maintaining a sense of awareness for the needs of those who are attending. The buildings are OPEN, but it also includes us (the CHURCH) coming back together for worship. I invite and encourage members to come back and be a part of what will be a great experience this week with Holy Week and Easter services. We have made special arrangements to make the services as special as we can. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming services. Blessings, Fr. Paul+
Easter Services:
*Easter Sunday- Feast of the Resurrection
8:30am- Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
10:00am- Holy Eucharist Rite II with music in person and online
11:05am- Easter Egg Hunt (Children & Youth) (Special areas designated for COVID safety procedures)
11:15am- Holy Eucharist Rite II with Festive music
Light incense will be used for outside services
**Picnic luncheon will follow this service, please bring your own food
Ushers Needed
As we transition back to traditional worship, we are beginning to schedule volunteer positions again. Currently, we are in need of ushers, lectors and counters. If you are interested in volunteering on Sunday mornings, please email ecanews@bellsouth.net. Thank you!
It's almost time: ECA is forming a Caregiver's Virtual Support Group on ZOOM Starting April 6th at 7PM The journey for our caregivers as well as family members of those affected by terminal and/or chronic illnesses is extremely hard. It is so important to connect with others and exchange ideas and share support. My name is Robin Racoff and I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and trained at the Rosalynn Carter Institute to help caregivers, as well as having been a caregiver and working professionally with ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, Crohns and Colitis, and dementia caregivers and patients. The focus of our group will be on the caregiver, but if you are your own caregiver, you are welcome. We will have our first meeting Tuesday April 6th at 7:00 PM, and plan to meet the first Tuesday of each month. Please contact me at robinracoff@gmail.com if you are interested.  During the Zoom Session you may participate with or without video, audio, or just observe. Or simply phone in! It will not be recorded and confidentiality will be the standard. Also, if you have any concerns or questions regarding ZOOM, please contact me directly at (404) 290-1550. It is super easy. I look forward to hearing from you.
Reach Collecting Food items for Local Food Pantries We Support We may not be gathering for in-person worship due to diocesan restrictions, but the need for food items at our local food pantries continues. ECA is supporting local charities such as Never Alone and Papa’s Pantry in their food ministries. You are welcome to come by on Sundays to drop off these much-needed items, or drive-by the office during the week. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of helping those in need! 
Education for Ministry to Resume this Summer: Mark your calendar Education for Ministry is a small mentored group that provides the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EFM will resume in August from 1:30-4:00. EFM is a study to help discern your calling and If you are interested or need more information, contact Katie Dunlap at 404-444-6874 or katiedunlap5@gmail.com 
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 visit 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!
 ECA Finances to Date
(YTD) Through Feb. 2021   Actual                        Budget                  _+/-
Revenues                                        $46,936                      $41,962               $4,974
Expenses                                        $34,924                     $40,119              ($5,195)
Net Year to date                            $12,012                       $1,843              $10,169