ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
One Thing: Staying in the Room
Good morning! In Psalm 27.4, King David states that there is one thing he asks of the Lord, and then he uses three phrases to name that one thing: "to DWELL in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to GAZE upon the beauty of the Lord, and to SEEK him in his temple." We invite you to join us each week at 10:30am in person (3600 S. 9th Street), on YouTube (@ECCofLafayette), or on our website ( as we look at the ways scripture teaches us to dwell with God, to gaze upon God's beauty, and to seek him in his temple.
Locations & Times
  • 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 doing a study of 1 and 2 Peter.
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, currently studying the Gospel of Matthew, meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays in Room 10. We hope you can join us.
Women's Ministry
• Women’s Book Discussion: Join fellow readers February 2, 6:30pm, in the ECC Great Room, to discuss We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels. Find out more about the book and where to get it here:

• Women’s NET: Women’s NET is starting February 15 and 16! NETpm will meet Wednesday nights through April 12 and NETam will meet Thursday mornings through April 13. Visit for more information.

• Greeting Card Making: Ladies, join us in the Great Room on February 28 at 6:30 pm to make simple, homemade greeting cards while we fellowship together. We will provide the supplies, just bring yourself! Let us know if you can join us!
Marriage Tune-up
Make plans to join us February 4 from 6:00-8:00pm in the great room as we learn how to make some small changes that can have a big impact on your marriage. We will hear from Casey and Meygan Caston from Marriage365 Ministries and their journey of learning how to fight fair. Dinner and childcare for kids through age 10 will be provided. Dinner will be $15 per couple. Childcare will be $5 per child and will include dinner. Please RSVP by January 31. RSVP here:
Youth Ministry
• High School Night: Join us every Wednesday night, starting February 1, at 6:30pm in the Life Center. The night will include snacks, games, spiritual formation, and community building with Pastor Chuck. If you would like to help with these H.S. Nights, please email Pastor Chuck:

• Fusion: 6th-12th graders, join us on Sunday evenings from 5:15pm - 7:00pm for a combined youth group. Join us at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church and invite a friend.
1935 Lunch
All young adults (ages 19-35ish) are invited to a lunch and games hangout after worship today until 1:30pm. Even if you didn't sign up, there should be enough food so come on over to the Great Room. We’ll also take some time to talk about upcoming 1935 happenings over the next couple months.
4th and 5th Grade Gathering
Our 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join us after church on February 12 for lunch, Bible study, games, and more! We’ll meet over in the Life Center, starting after worship, and going until 1:45pm. Friends are welcome to join us! Please contact Pastor Kristin for more details.
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
Triple L Bunco
Triple L Senior Adults, join us for a game of Bunco on February 8 at 12:00pm, in the ECC Great Room. There will be a light lunch followed by a round of Bunco. It is a great way to have fun and interact with everyone. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated so we have enough food and tables. Cost is $5.00 per person at the door. We hope you can attend!
Spiritual Growth
• Daily Audio Bible: There is still time to join a Daily Audio Bible group. In about 20-30 minutes per day, you will hear the entire Bible in a year! We are making this journey together, listening to God’s word independently yet encouraging each other and sharing the truths God reveals to us for the first time or in new and exciting ways. Want to make this journey in community? Sign up to join a men's or women's group. Visit the Daily Audio Bible page find out more and sign up for a group.

• 30-Day Gospel Reading Plan: One of the best ways to get to know God is by getting to know Jesus. One of the best ways to get to know Jesus is by regularly reading the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
We are encouraging each of us to be intentional about how we engage with God through scripture in 2023 and to move toward having a regular rhythm of engaging with God and his word. We have a guide available at here ( (There are multiple options so each of us can choose a plan that works for us to be in God’s word.)
Winter Walking
Wanting to get some steps in but it’s just too cold? ECC’s gym will be open from 8:30-11:00am, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for walking. All are welcome!
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Prayer Items
One Thing: Staying in the Room
January 29, 2023
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Pastor Stacey Littlefield
Question to ponder.
How will you respond to today's passage this week? What might you do differently? How might this passage shape or inform how you walk through the week ahead? Do you need to change anything in response to the passage?
A Question to Ponder.
What does today's passage, John 15.1-8, say about God? What does it reveal about God's character or how God is at work in the world? Where do we see God's Spirit moving in the passage?
A Question to Ponder.
What does John 15.1-8 say about us? What in the passage do you find convicting or challenging? What might it call you to become or do?
A Question to Ponder.
Consider a time of suffering and difficulty in your life. What impact did this season have on you (or others)? Where was God at work in the midst of the difficulty? What might God have "pruned" or "purged" from you?
A Question to Ponder.
Author Jacque Philippe says that we have three basic ways of responding when things don't go our way (below). Which is most common for you? Can you think of a time when you were able to choose consent instead of the other two? Why were you able to do so? What did God do in the midst of it all?

Three Choices:

Lectio 365 App

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A Practice: 30-Day Gospel Reading Plan

Click the link below to download a PDF of a 30-Day Gospel Reading Plan. In one month, you will have read all of the gospels through once. It only takes 3 chapters a day to do so.

A Practice: Let's Read the Gospels Podcast

Click the link below to subscribe to Annie F. Downs' daily podcast in which you can listen to her read three chapters a day from the gospels. By doing so, you will read all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) though in one month.

A Practice: The Gospels in Three Months

Follow the link below to be connected to the Bible Project's "The Gospels in 90 Days" reading plan.

A Practice: Daily Scripture Emails

If you would rather receive a gospel chapter a day in your email inbox, simply click the link below, submit your information, and we will send you an email each day.
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.