ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
The Hope of Glory: Common Ground
We are glad you are with us today. We believe that Jesus not only forgives us and makes a way for us to know him, but he transforms us and renews the image of God within us, then sends us out into the world. We hope you'll join us this week as we begin a new series on what that looks like. We worship together each Sunday morning at 10:30am on Facebook, YouTube, or in person.
Locations & Times
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  • Evangelical Covenant Church
    3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Pre-register for May 9 Service
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Please pre-register so we know how many attenders to expect on Sunday.
https://ecclife.net/preregister
Downloadable Bulletin
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https://ecclife.nucleus.church/download/46b20424fbb8068515c05d33ab12de7ee5c2466d.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://ecclife.net/commcard2
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
Pastor Stacey Littlefield on Sabbatical
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Pastor Stacey and Kim Littlefield will be away from ECC on sabbatical through August 1, 2021. During this season, we will welcome our staff and guests from beyond our walls to bring the Sunday morning messages each week. Please keep ECC, our staff and council, and the Littlefields in your prayers during this time.
Reverend Jill Lind
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Reverend Jill Lind is the Director of Congregational Care with the Central Conference. She with serves pastors and congregations, providing workshops and resources requested by local Covenant churches in our conference.




Global 6K Walk/Run
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Join us on May 22 as we walk or run 6k to raise money for clean water with World Vision. 6K is the average distance a person in the developing world must walk to find water, which is often contaminated. Each $50 registration fee covers the cost of clean water for one person. Visit ecclife.net/connect to register!
Adopt a Landscape Spot
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If you enjoy making outdoor areas look beautiful, we would love your help. ECC has several landscaped areas that are maintained by ECC attenders. If you are interested in adopting one or more of these landscape areas, please email Pastor Kurt for more information.
kkincanon@ecclife.net
Kingdom Conversations
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Join us every Sunday at 12:00pm on Zoom during this sermon series, The Hope of Glory, for a time of conversation about the sermon series as well as conversation on the book The Good and Beautiful Community. Each week, Pastors and staff will host a 30-45 minute Zoom gathering to have Kingdom Conversations. We hope to see you there.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87955333583
Nursery through Kindergarten Re-opening
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Preschool/Kindergarten KOL and Infant and Toddler Nurseries will be re-opening during the 10:30am Easter Service and will remain open! Registration is strongly encouraged to ensure proper staffing. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054baaa923a2fc1-easter1
Summer XP 2021
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We’re so excited to announce that we will be hosting Summer XP in June! We joined the world in going online last year, but this year we will once again gather in person. All indications are that we will be able to have Summer XP at Miller the week of June 14. We are working with LSC and the Tippecanoe County Board of Health to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure a healthy and successful event. You can find more information, register your student or sign up to volunteer at http://vbspro.events/p/a653f4
Women's Connection Opportunities
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Join us at one or more of the below options!
Picnic at Columbian Park: Ladies, join us on May 22 at 12:00pm for a picnic at Columbian Park, picnic shelter Yellow #1 near the playground. All women are invited to attend. Hotdogs, buns, condiments, and drinks will be provided. Ladies with the last names A-L please bring a side dish and last names M-Z please bring a dessert. Feel free to bring a female guest. Those who participated in our Secret Sister event will also discover who their Secret Sister was at that time.
Haan Museum of Arts Tour: We will join together for a tour of the Haan Museum on June 19. Watch for more details.
21 Petals: In July we will join together to do a cut your own flowers event at 21 Petals. Date is still to be determined.
All Church Retreat
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We invite you to join us for an all-church retreat day, June 26, 9am-2:30pm. This retreat is a part of Pastor Stacey's sabbatical grant, provided by the Lilly grant. The day is designed for the whole congregation to enhance our own wonder of our intimate and infinite God and his activity in, through, and around us which parallels the focus of Stacey’s sabbatical theme.

The all-church retreat includes lunch, musical worship, and different opportunities to exploreGod's creation, including an interactive retelling of the creation story and a planetarium experience of the cosmos. Save the date and plan to gather for a great day together as we encounter the God of all creation with worship and wonder!
Congregational Meeting
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May 23, following the 10:30am service, we will hold a congregational meeting. We will hold this meeting in person (with social distancing) and via Zoom. Please watch for details in the coming weeks.
Youth Gatherings
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High school will be meeting on May 2 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Life Center. We will spend time having fun and focusing on God’s Word in our lives! Students should wear masks. Feel free to invite a friend and join us today! ecclife.net/youth#highschool

Middle school will be meeting May 9 in person.
Adult Christian Formation
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Sunday mornings at 9:00am on Zoom. The Adult Sunday School Class will be reviewing the book The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love. This study will be in conjunction with the new sermon series, The Hope of Glory. https://ecclife.net/zoom
Wednesday Morning Men's Fellowship
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Men, please join us each week at 6:30am. The ECC Wednesday Morning Men’s group is doing a study of the parables. This group is currently meeting via Zoom. For an invite, please email Ken Ritchey (kritchey@tds.net). We'd love to see you there!
AV Technology and Production Assistant Position
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We are currently looking to hire a part-time Production & Technology Assistant to assist with our technology needs a couple hours throughout the week, on Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings. This position will require around 10 hours a week and will involve great knowledge of all our Audio Visual programs and systems, troubleshooting abilities, and carrying out the vision for our worship services. Information packets can be found at the welcome counter or online at: https://ecclife.nucleus.church/download/462304ebab916005bd17913640ed31283a57210c.pdf
Covenant Harbor Summer Camp
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We’re inviting ECC students to sign up for Summer Camp! Students who will enter 2nd-4th grades in the fall of 2021 are invited to participate in an overnight camp from July 18-20. Students who will enter 4th-6th grades in the fall of 2021 are invited to participate in an overnight camp July 18-23. We plan to assist with transportation to and from camp, and Kristin Mueller will stay on camp grounds during this week as well. Learn more and register online at https://covenantharbor.org/summer-camps. Scholarships are available – please contact Kristin for details.
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 Hope of Glory: Jill Lind
May 2, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Jill Lind, Director of Congregational Care with CCECC
Write your main take away from this week's sermon below:
Questions to ponder.
Who is the most servant-hearted person you know? How has their life impacted your life and the lives of others?
Questions to ponder.
Read over today’s passage three or four times, out loud, prayerfully. What words or phrases stand out to you? What might God be saying to you through by praying through the passage?
Questions to ponder.
Did you hear anything in today’s message that surprised you, challenged you in a new way, or encouraged you to take a practical step?
Questions to ponder.
What one thing might you do in response to the preached message this week?
Questions to ponder.
What experiences or conversations have you had in the last few weeks that confirm or challenge this morning’s message in your own experience?
A practice to engage.
Is there anyone with whom you might share the core message of today’s sermon? How would you summarize what you heard if someone asked you, “What happened at church today?”
Prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.