ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
The Story of Everything: Trust Over Compromise
Revelation is a relevant book for the Church in all times. It is honest about the challenges we face and faithful to God's overriding plan for good. It trusts in the sovereignty of God and holds fast to the hope of the ultimate victory of God and the coming New Creation. Join us as we discover all of this and more in our encounter with the last book of our Bibles, Revelation.
Locations & Times
  • Evangelical Covenant Church
    3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:25 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 series on parables in the gospel of Luke.
For those who have come to know and seek to follow Christ, baptism can be an important step. Baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace. Believers' baptism is the place we make public profession of our faith in Christ, making it known to others.

Our next scheduled baptism is Sunday, October 8. Please let us know by Sunday, September 24, if you are interested in being baptized on that day by signing up here, and we will reach out to you.
Men's Ministry
Wednesday Morning Men's Fellowship: Join us each week at 6:30am. The Wednesday Morning Men’s group is studying a commentary by NT Wright on Romans 1-8. This group is currently meeting via Zoom. For an invite, please email Ken Ritchey. We'd love to see you there! Contact:

• Wednesday Evening Group: Pastor Kurt’s weekly study, meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays in Room 10. We are currently studying the book of Revelation. We hope you can join us.

Men's Monthly Meal: Men, join us for our monthly meal tomorrow at 6:30pm. We are changing things up and rotating between two restaurants. This month we will be at Walts' Other Pub (3001 S 9th St) for good food and conversation.
Youth Group
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the semester for a time of snacks, getting to know other students, Bible study, and small group. We meet from 6:30-8:00pm each Wednesday in the Life Center building. Doors open at 6pm each week for those who would like to arrive early. Contact Pastor Kristin or Pastor Chuck with questions.
Pickle Ball at ECC
Pickle ball is now available at ECC!! Currently we have playing times set for Monday at 6:30pm and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00am. If you’ve never played, now’s the time to get involved! We’ll teach you how to play. We have 3 courts and plenty of spare paddles and game balls. Just be sure to wear tennis shoes. We’re open to all levels of play and especially looking forward to making new friends. We’ll limit play to members and attenders of ECC and their invited guest.
Children’s Ministry
Now that a new school year is underway, all of our students should be attending classes that match their current grade level. Our nursery, preschool, and kindergarten children meet in the main building, down the hall from our worship space. Our 1st-5th grade students begin in worship with their families. Midway through our worship service, they are invited to a class in the Life Center building.
Women's Events
NET am/pm: Prayer is a gift - and invitation to talk to God - yet sometimes it's a struggle. There is no right way to pray so join us as we explore scriptural examples helping us to learn to draw near to God through prayer. When You Pray begins Wednesday, September 13, 6:30pm, and Thursday, September 14, 9:30am. Details at
• Women’s Retreat: come&rest is designed by women of ECC and Riverside to create space for you to step away from the normal rhythms of life and connect with God and other women. It will be at Camp Tecumseh November 10-12 and includes worship, games, fun and laughter, solid teaching, community, relationship building, the beauty of God's creation, free time, meals, and lodging. Registration is now open:
Middle School
We’re planning to take our middle school students to the corn maze at Exploration Acres on Saturday, Sept. 30! Friends are very welcome! Cost is $12/student, with scholarships available as needed. Students should plan to meet at church at 1:30pm, and our estimated return time is 4:30pm. Parents are welcome to join and chaperone! Please let Pastor Kristin know if your student plans to attend.
4th/5th Grade Gatherings
Our 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join us after church on the second Sunday of each month for lunch, Bible study, games, and more! We’ll meet over in the Life Center, starting after worship, and going until 1:45pm. Our next gathering of the school year will be on Sunday, October 8. Friends are welcome to join us! Please contact Pastor Kristin for more details.
Care Team Training
Are you interested in joining our Care Team? Our ECC Care Team members care for and support those who are hurting during challenging times. We listen, are present, and pray with those in need. Our next training will be on September 23 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Sign up here:
Triple L
Our Triple L Seniors Group will be having a free fall picnic at Wea Creek Orchard on September 20 at 11:00. Please bring your own lunch and you will get to sample Lavender Lemonade with your lunch, tour their bee-keeping and honey harvesting, and get an early look at their new Lavender Bee Company. Please register at
Whether expecting your first or sending your last off to college, MOPS/MOMSNext has a place for you! MOPS/MOMSNext exists to nurture a community that allows each mom to grow as an indi-vidual and in relationships with her family, other moms, and Jesus. Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tues-day of each month from 9:30-11:30am. MOPS and MOMSNext are 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!
1935 Lunch
All young adults (roughly ages 19-35-ish) are invited to come to a 1935 lunch after church on Sunday, September 17 in the life center. We hope you will join us as we share a meal, play games, and enjoy time in community together. RSVP here:
Serving Opportunities
So many people faithfully serve up front and behind the scenes every week here at ECC—and we are thankful! Finding a place to serve is an important way to support and engage our mission. If you are looking for a way to get more involved in the ministry and mission of ECC, we have a few opportunities we want to highlight.

• We are looking for people to serve at Miller Elementary in various ways including in the classroom, library, lunch, recess, or other areas. We also are building a team to serve family meals at Miller every other month.

• We are looking for people to help serve on the coffee and donut hospitality team. This Sunday morning commitment is for 1 weekend a month.

You can let us know you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity and many more below. Remember, it will take all of us serving together for us to become a community of people who know God, follow Jesus, and pursue God's purposes in the world, and we'd love to have you join us!
LifeGroups (our small groups ministry) is currently forming new groups to begin this fall! Let us know you are interested in taking part by going to
Soul Training
Explore our Soul Training page where you will find an introduction to spiritual practices and a wide variety of places to begin or add to your own transformational journey.
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Prayer Items
Care Team
As Care Team members, our hope is to care for and support those who are hurting during challenging times. We will listen, be present with you, and pray for you. Please respond below to have one of our referrals coordinators contact you.
The Story of Everything: Trust Over Compromise
September 17, 2023
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Kurt Kincanon

3D Animated Video of the Acropolis of Pergamon

Click the link below to see this 3D Animated video of what the Acropolis of Pergamon would have looked like including the 10,000 seat auditorium, the Pergamum Alter and Imperial Cult Temple.
A Question to Ponder.
What in today's passage, Revelation 2.12-17, speaks to you? Where does it encourage you? Where does it challenge you?
Questions to ponder.

Using the 3 Inductive Study application questions introduced today what additional answers can you come up with?

What does this passage teach us about God?
What does this passage teach us about the church?
What does this passage teach us about Christian life today?

A Question to Ponder.
In what ways are we tempted by our current culture to compromise?

A Question to Ponder.

Can you name a time or experience where you resisted the temptation to compromise, and it cost you something? Whether that be economically, relationally, career or job related?

Resources to connect with God through his word

Spend some time exploring the various resources available to help hide God's word in your heart. Link below:

The Bible Project: Revelation 1-11

Click below to view the Bible Project's explainer video on the first half of Revelation.

Resource for LifeGroups

NT Wright's highly accessible commentary for personal and group Bible study. It can be used with the Bible study guide listed in the next block, or on its own.

Resource for LifeGroups

NT Wright's companion Bible study workbook for personal and group Bible study. This overlaps the commentary above, but it is not necessary to use the commentary alongside this study.
Resources for the Series
Books About Revelation:
Reading Revelation Responsibly, Michael J. Gorman
Revelation for the Rest of Us, Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett
The Theology of the Book of Revelation, Richard Baukham
Reversed Thunder, Eugene H. Peterson
After Dispensationalism, Brian P. Irwin

Primary Commentaries:
Interpretation: Revelation, M. Eugene Boring
The Anchor Yale Bible: Revelation, Craig R. Koester
The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Book of Revelation, Robert H. Mounce
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.