ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord
Welcome to ECC! It's that time of year again. The time when we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Christ by journeying through the Season of Advent together. During Advent, we look back to Christ's First Coming, anticipate his Second Coming, and learn to live life with him as he comes to us each day. Thanks for joining 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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Christmas Outreach 2022
This year we will be taking donations to help raise funds to purchase a book vending machine for our friends at Miller Elementary School! We have raised $2,640 toward our $7,000 goal. You can read more about this opportunity here. ( Please make checks payable to ECC with Christmas Outreach in the memo section or you can give online and designate Christmas Outreach in the pull down tab. We ask that you give towards this effort over and above your regular giving if possible.
Christmas Poinsettias
Today is the last day to order poinsettias to adorn our sanctuary over the Christmas season! You may purchase one for yourself, in memory of a loved one, or as a gift! Poinsettias are $12.00 each and can be picked up after our Christmas Eve service and the Sunday after. Order here:
Kids Christmas
On Sunday, December 18, our children will be sharing a Christmas program with our church family during our morning worship service. All of our children are invited to participate, and the songs we will sing can be found at here. If you have a 4th or 5th grade student who would enjoy an acting role, please let Pastor Kristin know. We look forward to sharing the joy of the season with our church, our families, and our friends!
Adult Christian Formation
Sunday mornings at 9:00am in person in the Great Room. The Adult Sunday School Class is doing a study of 1 and 2 Peter.
Advent Text Prompts
During the season of Advent, we offer daily text or email prompts to engage in. To participate, text @advent-ecc to 81010 or email if you would rather receive the Advent prompts via email. Each weekday, you will receive a prompt for the season of Advent.
Men's Ministry
Wednesday Morning Men's Fellowship: Men, please join us each week at 6:30am. The ECC Wednesday Morning Men’s group has started 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!

• Wednesday Evening Group: Pastor Kurt’s weekly study meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays in Room 10. We hope you can join us.
Women's Ministry
• A Not So Silent Night: We will gather on December 10 at 7:00pm in the ECC Great Room for a time of cookie decorating, carols, games, and treats. Come for some great fellowship and see who can decorate the Ugliest Sweater cookie! RSVP:
Youth Ministry
• Student Café: Middle School and High Schoolers, you are invited to join us Sunday’s at 9:30am in the Life Center Café for some morning treats and fellowship.

• High School Night: We are starting a High School Youth Group night here at ECC on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm. The night will include snacks, games, spiritual formation, and community building with Pastor Chuck. Through these Youth Group Nights, we hope to connect with students to discover what we want to do as a youth group community moving forward in 2023. Contact Pastor Chuck with any questions:

• Fusion: There will be no fusion tonight. Fusion will resume December 4 at Lafayette Community Church.

• Young Life: Youth 9th-12th grade, join Young Life on 11/28 in the life center. It will be a time to connect with your Young Life leaders and friends in a small group setting. We will catch up with one another, watch the Club video, and take a few moments to process the Club Talk together.
Triple L Lunch Event
Everyone is welcome to join our ECC Triple-L Seniors group for an informational luncheon this coming Wednesday November 30 at 12:00pm featuring Larry Kleindienst who is with our Covenant denomination’s estate planning and investment management company, Covenant Trust. Larry is a financial consultant, and trust advisor for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and he will speak about the current financial climate. A light lunch will be provided in the Great Room. All are welcome to attend this event, but we would appreciate you letting us know at
H.S. Summer 2023 Parent Meeting
All ECC High School Students and parents are invited to an informational meeting on Sunday, December 4, at 4pm in the Life Center to learn about the High School summer trip: the Community Live-In 2023. Students are invited to join the team and share in this unique experience that will help them grow deeper in faith and stronger together as they live, serve, and play alongside one another as a youth group community. If you are unable to attend the meeting and have questions, please contact Pastor Chuck.
If you have not yet signed up for a LifeGroup (our small groups ministry), but might be interested in the future, please let us know by signing up on the link below. We will keep you updated when groups are open and new groups are being formed. We plan to do this two or three times a year. Sign up at
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Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord
November 27, 2022
First Sunday of Advent
Pastor Stacey Littlefield
Write your main take away from this week's sermon below:
A question to ponder.
What is your experience with the Season of Advent? Did you grow up with some familiarity with it (and the Church Calendar Year) or is it completely new to you? Or somewhere in between? Given that it developed, in part, as a teaching tool to an illiterate population, what do you think of it and its potential as a teaching tool today?
A question to ponder.
Read Isaiah 2.1-5. While this passage is not overtly about the promise of the Messiah, in what ways can you see this passage leading us to Jesus?
A question to ponder.
What do you think it means to "walk in the light of the Lord" or to "put on the armor of light"? What might these things look like in your life and relationships this week and beyond? What kind of person would you become? How might this impact your world?
A question to ponder.
Read Romans 13.9-14. What do you think Paul means when he says, " is the fulfillment of the law" (v.10). What do you think this might look like, practically speaking? How would or should it impact the way we live and seek to follow Jesus in the world?

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Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.