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The Kingdom Takes Shape: The Second Pentecost
The Kingdom of God took root in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of God began to take shape in the world, as well. The book of Acts is a story of action, faith, courage, and boldness in uncertain times. Then, it was persecution that deployed the Church; today, it is a virus. Tomorrow, it may be something else. How might the Kingdom take shape in our world, as it did then? Join us Sundays at 10:30am (ecclife.net/stream or facebook.com/ecclife) as we rediscover the passion and power of the early Church and what they have to teach us in our uncertain and anxious times today.
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  • 3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:10 AM

Downloadable Bulletin

Please check out our virtual bulletin.

https://www.ecclife.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27288883/6.7.20_bulletin.pdf

Communication Card

Please visit the Communication Card to mark that you attended our online service. If you need prayer, care from a Stephen Minister, added to the E-letter mailing list, or other concerns, visit the Communication Card link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAAA923A2FC1-20200607
The Kingdom Takes Shape: The Second Pentecost
June 7, 2020
Trinity Sunday
Kurt Kincanon, Administrative Pastor
Write this week's good news statement below.

Praying for Our Neighbors

Dear Friends, Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life." The Lord planted our church--and each of you--where we are to help our neighbors discover the light of life. So, we're asking everyone who calls ECC home to consider becoming a "light" to their neighbors and living intentional pray-care-share lifestyles. This fits so well our annual B.L.E.S.S. initiative, too. As a reminder, BLESS stands for Begin with prayer. Listen with care. Eat together. Serve in love. Share your story.Becoming a "light" in your neighborhood is free and confidential. You'll receive a map and list of your closest neighbors, along with emails at the frequency of your choice to pray for your next five neighbors that day. When you get a chance, walk or drive by those homes as you pray for them. To learn more about this opportunity visit the following link and watch the 2 minute video by Stephen Kendrick. When you are ready to get started, click the sign up button on the bottom of the page. - Pastor Stacey Littlefield

https://blesseveryhome.com/light/?cust=10736
Questions to ponder.
How have you seen God work in your life or someone's life to draw them into a relationship with Jesus independent of human efforts? In what ways did you see God at work?



Questions to ponder.
Reflect on how your experiences sharing the gospel (the story of Jesus) have been transformational for you. If you have not personally shared your faith with someone else, ask God to show you someone who does not yet know Christ whom you can pray for specifically.



Questions to ponder.
Read Acts 11:1-18. What from Acts 10 (or passage today) is repeated in this passage? What impact does this have on the Apostles and believers?
Question to Ponder.
Acts 10.48 ends the chapter by stating: "then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days." The text doesn't indicate what happened. What can you imagine happened, considering the changes in Peter over the course of the events in this chapter.
For children.
Think about the other kids who live in your neighborhood. Ask your parents if your family can sign up for "Bless Every Home." If they say yes and do so, join them to see your neighbors names and join them in praying for them. Do you know any other kids that live there? How can you pray for them?

A Nation on Fire Needs the Falmes of the Spirit - Esau McCaulley

Follow the link below to read the recent Christianity Today article "A Nation on Fire Needs the Flames of the Spirit" by Esau McCaulley

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/june-web-only/george-floyd-protests-racism-nation-on-fire-needs-spirit.html?utm_source=leadership-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=27737395&utm_content=715413276&utm_campaign=email

Biblical Israel Ministries and Tours

Follow the link below for a video teaching on Caesarea Maratima from Dr. John Delancey of Biblical Israel Ministries and Tours. You will need to click on the Caesarea video in the top grouping.

https://biblicalisraeltours.com/it-happened-here-life-lessons-from-israel-video-page/
Prayer for Trinity Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Acts, Part 1

Follow the link below to view part 1 of The Bible Project video on the Book of Acts. Part 2 of the overview is below.

https://youtu.be/CGbNw855ksw

The Book of Acts, Part 2

Follow the link below to view part 2 of the Bible Project video on the Book of Acts. Part 1 is above.

https://youtu.be/Z-17KxpjL0Q

Resuming In-person Worship at ECC

As Pastor Stacey stated in the Special Edition email sent out last week, our plan is to resume worship on ECC's campus on Sunday June 14 at 10:30am. This is assuming the state of Indiana is on target for Stage 4 of the governor's plan, set to begin that day. If something happens and we do not hit that target, we will postpone the service and let you know as soon as possible. There will be restrictions and important differences in that service. More information will come your way this week. If you have not yet read the email Pastor Stacey sent out, please do so. You can also find the video and the text of the email on our home page at ecclife.net. If you want to attend next week, we will need you to pre-register below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054baaa923a2fc1-672020

Women’s NETpm

Ladies, NETpm will be meeting on June 9 at 6:30pm on Zoom for a short devotion that will help us connect with God and discussion to help us connect to each other. Sign up on our virtual communication card or join via the link at ecclife.net/women.

https://www.ecclife.net/women.html

Youth S’mores and Stories

Friday, June 12, 7:30-9:30, we will gather together outside for games, s'mores, and stories! We will be using social distancing guidelines for all that we do and ask for students to bring their own chair and water with them. We will provide s'mores in a food-safe way. In the event of rain, we will cancel. While we are not requiring RSVP, we would appreciate it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/274371833933935/

How to Connect at ECC

Click below to explore many opportunities get connected even--or especially--in this time of "social distancing".

https://www.ecclife.net/connect.html