ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
Wonder and Awe: Intentionality
This fall, ECC is launching LifeGroups as a key component in our spiritual growth and in our life together as sisters and brothers in Christ. We will be looking at Acts 2.42-47 and other passages as we explore the nature of transformation at the intersection of intentionality, connection, and community. Join us! We worship together each Sunday morning at 10:30am on YouTube, on our Worship page (, or in person.
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  • Evangelical Covenant Church
    3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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Adult Christian Formation
Sunday mornings at 9:00am in person in the Great Room. The Adult Sunday School Class is studying Jesus’ Farewell Address in John 13-17.
Our LifeGroups page is up and running. You can go there now to read about what LifeGroups are, to sign up to express your interest in taking part in a LifeGroup this fall, OR--and this is important--to let us know if you are currently part of a small group that could become a LifeGroup in the fall.
Miller Carnival
Thank you to all that have signed up to help at the Miller Carnival tomorrow night! It looks like we have plenty of volunteers! If you signed up and haven’t received an email from Ronda, please contact her by email ASAP or stop by the East counter after the service is over. Your prayers for a fun and safe evening are greatly appreciated!
CHOSEN: A World Vision Event
ECC currently sponsors 114 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. We'd love to add many more children to that list later this month. On Sunday, August 28, we will host CHOSEN, a World Vision event inviting us to prayerfully consider sponsoring a child in the Congo for $40 a month. Plus, in the past, we have been given pictures of children whom we chose. This time, however, the children of the Congo will choose us! We invite you to partner with World Vision to support comprehensive and sustainable development that is already leading to holistic transformation for children and their families in the Congo.
Third Grade Bibles
We will be presenting our 3rd grade students with a Bible during our worship service on Sunday, August 14. If your family attends worship in person, please plan to be with us on this Sunday. If you are worshiping at home, we will bring a Bible to you prior to August 14 and record a video to share in worship that day. If you have a 3rd grade student, please be sure to let us know through this form so that we have a Bible ready for your child.
Ice Cream Night: Students entering 6th-12th grade (and their families) are invited to join us for ice cream on Thursday night, August 25, from 6:30-8:00pm. We’ll be at Budges in Lafayette. Come and have an ice cream treat on us!
Landscape Adoption
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.
MOPS and MOMSNext Open House
The MOPS and MOMSNext group at ECC will host an open house on Tuesday,
August 23, in the Great Room from 9:30-11:00 am. Expectant mothers and mothers of children of all ages are invited to come meet the MOPS team and learn more about our ministry. MOPS and MOMSNext is open to any mom in the community, so we encourage you to invite neighbors and friends who might be looking for a place to connect!
Purdue International IFP
In a few short weeks, 2,200 new international students will join Purdue’s campus. If you have a heart to make a student feel welcome in our country, Purdue International Friendship Program is looking for host families, singles, and couples to participate! Hosts meet monthly with their students for friendship and conversation during the semester. They will have a fall mixer on Wednesday, August 31 at 7pm to meet the students. Sign up today at!
Community Picnic
Join us on Sunday, August 28, after the worship service for a Community Picnic! We’ll have lunch, a corn hole tournament, pony rides, shaved ice, and fun for everyone. This event is free and open to our whole community. We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors! RSVP here:
Women's Ministry
Join us at one or more of the options below!
Kingdom Encounters: Join us for a celebration among women of our Living God in song, scripture, and stories. We will gather on August 20 from 9:30 - 11:30am for food, fellowship, worship and testimonies! Advance registration is greatly appreciated:
• Women’s Retreat: Ladies, this year, our Women’s retreat will move to the second weekend of November. Mark your calendars for November 11-13 and watch for more information to come soon.
Men's Ministry
Wednesday Morning Men's Fellowship: Men, please join us each week at 6:30am. The ECC Wednesday Morning Men’s group starting a new study using the book Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey. This group is currently meeting via Zoom. For an invite, please email Ken Ritchey. ( We'd love to see you there!
• Men's Monthly Meal: Men of ECC, join us for our monthly meal on August 15 at 6:30pm at Teays River (3000 S 9th St) for good food and conversation
Travis and Sharon Mission Luncheon
Our friends in mission, Travis and Sharon from West Asia, have rescheduled to join us in worship Sunday, August 14. In addition to sharing with us during the worship service that morning, the Missions Commission will be sponsoring a lunch immediately following the worship service where you can hear a more detailed update from Travis and Sharon. Let us know if you plan to attend at
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Wonder & Awe: Intentionality
August 7, 2022
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Stacey Littlefield
Write your main take away from this week's sermon below:
A question to ponder.
Have you had any experience with church-based small groups in the past? If so, consider your experience. What was good? What was challenging?

If you have never been in a church small group, can you think of a time you shared life with others? A group of close friends? Your extended family? What made those relationships special? What sustained them?
A question to ponder.
One of the things ECC staff have learned in our coaching and consulting relationship with Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI) is the need to move from intuitive to intentional... That is, the need to move from simply intuitively leading or doing ministry to being more intentional about making sure certain things happen and happen well.

Where, in your experience, has the move from intuitive to intentional been key for family or work or school? Where might God be inviting you to move from intuitive to intentional in your own path to Christoformity?
Question to ponder.
Spend some time considering each of the qualities the Apostle Paul lists for us in 2 Peter 1.5. What is your experience with each of them? How do you define each of them? Which one, if any, is God drawing attention to in your own life?

2 Peter 1.5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

What Are Life Groups?

Follow the link below to read a one-page definition of LifeGroups.

LifeGroups Interest Portal

If you are currently in a small group at ECC that could become a LifeGroup, or if you are interested in joining a LifeGroup this fall, follow the link below, let us know your preferences, and hit the "submit" button when you're done.
Prayer for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.