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." 

* IMPORTANT:
Pastoral Letter in Response to Bishop of Atlanta Directive
to Clergy and Diocese

CLICK HERE to read Fr. Paul's response and view valuable resources.

Click here to link to our web-page response.

ECA is Now Set up for Online Giving
It's fast and easy! Please note, ECA is charged a 2.2% fee plus $0.30 per transaction. Simply click the 'Online Giving" button on our website. Or go here if you want to check it out!
Week Two of Lenten Program with Soup & Salad Dinner: "The Four Gospels"
A sign up sheet is in the narthex for ECA's Lenten Series Dinner beginning March 4 (this is a four week series). We need a head count for food preparation. Join us as we study "The Four Gospels" and how it relates to us throughout this Lenten season.
  • March 4- Program 1: “The Gospel of Mark” – History of the Gospel of Mark and the literary genre’
  • March 11- Program 2: “The Gospel of Matthew“– History of the Gospel of Matthew and the literary genre’
  • March 18- Session 3: “The Gospel of Luke”History of the Gospel of Luke and the literary genre’
  • March 25- Session 4: “The Gospel of John”– History of the Gospel of John and the literary genre’
Journeys Group Meeting Sat. March 14
Journeys is a group that offers support, care, and compassion to those coping with grief, loss or any difficult life challenge. If you are seeking support through fellowship, please join us the second Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:30 in the Activity Building. Please call Suzie Hart at 404.234.5294 for more information.
Blessing of the Blankets & S outhern Comforters Meet Sun. March 15
All are welcome to fellowship with those who knit, crochet or make no-sew fleece blankets to support The Linus Project. We will also 'bless the blankets' this day during service. Please bring blankets to bless.
Hunger Walk/Run March 15 from 12-4pm
Join parishioners from across the Diocese in the fight to end hunger with the Hunger Walk/Run. All are invited to fundraise with family and friends in Atlanta on Sunday, March 15 from 12-4pm. Holy Eucharist with Bishop Wright at 10:30am across the street at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room C203.  Register online at hungerwalkrun.org. Team planning materials are available in the Narthex. 
Cultured Pears Book Club Meets Mon. March 16
Please join us for this month's Cultured Pearls Book Club. This month's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. Cultured Pearls meets monthly on the third Monday of each month. Contact Lillian Stanton for more information.
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 Flower Dedications
Please consider a contribution/dedication for Easter Lilies. Special forms are available in the plastic box on the wall to the left of the glass doors (as you are exiting) in the narthex. Please be sure to let us know for whom your donation is in memory/thanksgiving for
ECW to Gibbs Gardens March 28th
Mark your calendar for an ECW Outing to Gibbs Gardens on Saturday, March 28th. Meet at the church at 8 am if you wish to carpool. Meet at Gibbs Gardens at 9 am if you wish to drive yourself. Invite a Friend!

ECA Annual Yard Sale Drop Off Days: March 28/April 4
Mark you calendar for the ECA Annual Yard Sale on April 25 th .  Donation drop off days are March 28 th and April 4 th .  Please try to keep donations drop offs to these days.  Thank You!

2019 End of Year Financial Statements
End of year financial statements for tax purposes are in the Narthex. We also ask that you check your 2020 pledge commitment statements to ensure all information is correct. Please contact the office with any questions.
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Sunday Worship Volunteers Needed for Acolytes, EM’s, Lectors, Greeters & Ushers
Sunday worship happens each week because of numerous volunteers who participate in many areas of the worship service. Currently, we need Acolytes, EM’s, Lectors, Greeters & Ushers. Please consider volunteering for one of these ministries. Our volunteer list has decreased recently, and your service is appreciated. Please contact Foster Peterson or Fr. Paul for more information. Thank you for serving!
LOOKING AHEAD...
March 21 at 7:30am: Men's Morning Cup
March 27 at 7 pm: Dominoes Fellowship
March 28 ECW Outing to Gibbs Gardens / Yard Sale drop off day/ Church Work Day
April 4 at 7:30am: Men's Morning Cup
April 5 Palm Sunday Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
April 9 Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm, Agape Meal at 8pm and Gethsemane Watch Prayer Vigil at 9pm
April 10 Good Friday Stations of the Cross & Holy Eucharist at noon (weather permitting), Stations of the Cross at 6pm, and Holy Eucharist with the reserve sacrament at 7pm
April 11 Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8pm (reception to follow)
April 12 Easter Day Services at 8, 9 &10:45 with Egg Hunt at 10:15am.
IN OTHER NEWS....
HOLY ROLLERS:TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
ECA needs volunteers to help transport parishioners to and from church. If you feel like you can help with this ministry, please contact Ron Allen ( ronallenga@yahoo.com ). Thank You!

UPDATED INFORMATION REQUESTED
ECA considers it an honor to acknowledge service to our armed forces. If you or a family member are currently serving in our armed forces, please email  ecanews@bellsouth.net to update. You may also update birthday and anniversary dates as well. Thank you!  

REACH COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLES FOR PANTRIES 
Read more about REACH and collect food for these local food pantries in our communities. Read more about it  HERE

NEW ECA NAME TAGS AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING
A great way to learn everyone's names is by wearing a name tag. You can order a name tag by emailing Michele Floyd, click  HERE

PHOTOS OF THE BISHOP AND ECA WORSHIP SERVICES 
Photos of Bishop Wright worshiping with us and the Bishop's forum can be seen  HERE  or on our website  HERE