ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
The Kingdom Takes Shape: The Unknown God
The book of Acts is a story of action, faith, courage, and boldness in uncertain times. 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.
Locations & Times
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  • 3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:10 AM
Pre-register for July 26 Service
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Please pre-register so we know how many attenders to expect on Sunday.
https://bit.ly/ECCJuly26
Downloadable Bulletin
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https://www.ecclife.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27288883/7.19.20_bulletin.pdf
Communication Card
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Let us know you attended today's service! You can also sign up for newsletters or prayer.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054baaa923a2fc1-20200719
How to Connect at ECC
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Click below to explore many opportunities get connected even--or especially--in this time of social distancing.
https://www.ecclife.net/connect.html
Middle School Hawaiian Night
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Friday, July 22 at 7:00pm, the high school students will gather together for a Hawaiian night. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt! Meet at Carol's house, 4411 Stergen Dr. Bring your own chair and water bottle! You must RSVP!
https://www.facebook.com/events/301844260994155/
Perspectives Class
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ECC’s Mission Commission is pleased to announce that ECC is part of a multi-church partnership is bringing this renowned and life-changing class back to the Greater Lafayette area this fall. This is a powerful opportunity to immerse yourself in God's work around the world by hearing each week from expert speakers brought in from all over the region. Check out all the information at http://perspectives.org/lafayette including how you can qualify for a rebate for successfully completing the course.
Welcome Videos
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Welcome Videos: Here at ECC, we very much enjoyed seeing your “Good Morning, ECC” videos during this time of social distancing. We would like to see more smiling faces in new welcome videos for upcoming services. Send new videos to ecc@ecclife.net.
Flat Paul
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Paul was known for his missionary journeys throughout the world, and this July, we are inviting you to bring Flat Paul with you on your travels, whether far away or local! Each week we’ll give you an assignment and have you take a picture of Flat Paul in a certain place or area. You can be in the picture with Flat Paul if you’d like, or he can be alone. Email your pictures to kmueller@ecclife.net by Thursday so that we can include them in Sunday’s Children’s Message. You can download Flat Paul here: https://www.ecclife.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27288883/flat_paul_for_july_2020.pdf
Giving Online
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You can give your offerings here. You can also give to special areas by commenting in the memo line. https://bit.ly/ECCGiving
The Kingdom Takes Shape: The Unknown God
July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Jorden Meyers, Connections Pastor
Write this week's Good News Statement below:
Question to ponder: Reread 1 Corinthians 9.19-23 where Paul shows his desire to meet people where they are at with the Gospel message. Are you following Paul's example when you seek to share the Gospel? If not, are there ways that you can grow in this area?

Paul's Second Missionary Journey from Acts 15.36-18.22. His journey begins with last week's text in Syria and our story today is on the opposite side of the map in Achaia.

Questions to ponder: What barriers have you identified in your life over the past week following Carol's sermon? Have you started the process of tearing those barriers down?
Question to ponder: Read Paul’s experience in Thessalonica and Berea found in Acts 17.1-15. What stands out to you about what happened there? Do you see any similarities to the current events in our world?
Question to ponder: What stands out to you about the story of Paul's journey in Athens (Acts 17.16-24)?
Question to ponder: How can we grow as a church in our ability to share the love of Christ and be the love of Christ?
Prayer for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.