ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
The Story of Everything: An Interlude with Hope
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
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  • Evangelical Covenant Church
    3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:25 AM

Downloadable Bulletin

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Communication Card

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How to Connect at ECC

Click below to explore many opportunities get connected.

https://www.ecclife.net/connect
Adult Christian Formation
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Sunday mornings at 9:00am in person in the Great Room. The Adult Sunday School Class is starting a new series entitled "Old Testament Survey".
Men's Ministry
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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: kritchey@tds.net

• Wednesday Evening Group: Pastor Kurt’s weekly study resumes this week and meets Wednesdays in Room 10. They will do a one hour inductive bible study that tracks with our sermon series. We hope you can join us.

• Men's Monthly Meal: Men, join us for our monthly meal on February 19 at 6:30pm. February's dinner we will be at Teays River (3000 S 9th St) for good food and conversation. We hope you can join us!
Lenten Texts
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If you would like to receive brief, daily prayer and reflection prompts on your phone during the Season of Lent (8:00am each weekday), please text the word "lent" to the number 833-400-1168 to sign up. If you would like the prompts emailed to you instead, please let the office know.
Youth Group
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Gatherings: 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 and Pastor Chuck with questions.

Game Night: All Middle and High School students are invited to join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for a night of community together. This is in addition to our regular weekly gatherings on Wednesday. We recognize that not every student is available on Wednesday nights consistently, so these gatherings will be another great opportunity to come and have fun together and meet new friends. The first YG Game Night will be on February 25th at 6:30pm in the Life Center Auditorium.
Ash Wednesday
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Join us for our Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday at 6:00pm. We invite you to participate either here in the sanctuary or online. We look forward to worshipping with you.

UNITE 2024

UNITE 2024 (formerly known as CHIC), will return in July 2024! All students currently in 8th-12th grade will be invited to attend this incredible event with our youth group. To get more information, including cost and trip details, contact Pastor Chuck. cpotts@ecclife.net

https://ecclife.net/unite-2024
Young Life
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Youth 9th-12th grade, join Young Life on 2/12, and 2/26 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.

Pickle Ball

Pickle ball is now available at ECC!! 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. If you would like to get an email with schedule updates let us know here.

https://ecclife.net/subscribe

Care Team Training

The Care T​​eam will be offering training again on Saturday, February 17 from 9 am until 3 pm. (Lunch included.) If you’re interested in walking alongside others who are going through difficult times, the Care Team might be a great place for you to serve! Training covers many topics including how to listen well, the importance of both presence and prayer, confidentiality and boundaries. Please sign up in advance (no later than TODAY) so leaders can get in touch with you to discuss the commitment. You can use the link at ecclife.net/cttraining or contact Kelli Holland for more details.

https://ecclife.net/cttraining

Women's Ministry

DCS Service Project: Please be sure to bring your donations to the church office by Sunday, February 11th. The gift bags will be assembled at the Ladies' Popcorn and Projects event. Popcorn and Projects: Ladies, please join us for another Popcorn & Projects event on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm in the Great Room! Bring whatever project you're working on and enjoy fellowship (and popcorn) while you work. We also will be assembling gift bags for our DCS service project and would love your help!

https://ecclife.net/popcorn

Women's NET am/pm

Ladies, the Women's Ministry NET Bible studies will begin soon. NETpm begins Wednesday, February 21, at 6:30pm and NETam Thursday, February 22 at 9:30am. They will be using the book Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt. You can go here for more information and to register.

https://ecclife.net/netampm

Women’s Breakfast

Ladies, on February 24 at 9:30am, we will be gathering for breakfast at Oliverio's Southland Restaurant (2670 Old U.S. 231). We will have breakfast and a morning of conversation and connection with other women. The only cost is what you pay for your own meal. RSVP is appreciated.

https://ecclife.net/breakfast

MOPS/MOMSNext

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 individual and in relationships with her family, other moms, and Jesus. Our next meeting is February 13 from 9:30-11:30am. MOPS/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!

http://eccmops.com

1935 “The Big Game” Watch Party

All young adults (roughly age 19-35) are invited to a party on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00pm to watch the Super Bowl. Whether you LOVE football, or would just have fun watching the commercials and halftime show, we hope you will join us for this fun time together! The party is being hosted by Courtney Fitzsimons at their new home in West Point (about 15 minutes from ECC). You are welcome to bring an appetizer to share. Please sign-up here.

https://ecclife.net/1935-football
4th/5th Grade Gatherings
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Our 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join us TODAY 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. kmueller@ecclife.net

Family Movie Night

Everyone is invited to join us on Friday night, February 23, as we show the movie “Wish” on a big screen in the Life Center! Doors will open at 6:00pm, with the movie starting at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring your own dinner and eat at church. Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs so that you have a cozy spot to watch the movie. We’ll serve snacks and drinks when the movie starts, and friends and neighbors are invited, too!

https://ecclife.net/kids#movie
Children’s Ministry
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Our nursery, preschool, and kindergarten children meet in the main building, down the hall from our worship space. You can check in for these classes at the west entrance table. 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.

Serving Opportunities

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. 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!

https://ecclife.net/serve

Give Online

You can give your offerings here. You can also give to special areas by commenting in the memo line.

https://ecclife.net/give

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.

https://ecclife.net/care
The Story of Everything: An Interlude with Hope
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Pastor Kristin Devine Mueller
A Question to Ponder.
In our working through the book of Revelation so far (chapters 1-10), how have your views about the book changed?
A Question to Ponder.
In the first 3 verses of Revelation 10, as you hear the description of the angel who comes down from heaven, what echoes of God's appearance and characteristics do you hear? What echoes of Jesus' appearance and characteristics do you hear?

Why do you think it was important for John (and for us) to see things that remind us of God and Jesus in this angel?
A Practice to Engage.
Read Psalm 29. What stands out to you about God's voice?

Where do you need God's voice to speak with power in your life? Where do you need God's voice to bring peace?
Ash Wednesday
Consider joining us this Wednesday at 6pm for a brief worship service, where we will be invited to remember our own mortality and reflect on suffering. Where have you experienced suffering? Where do you see suffering in our community? Where do you see suffering in our world?

Read Revelation 21:1-7. What is God's final word on suffering?
Quotables.
Read the quote from Eugene Peterson, below, as he talks about God's Word being both sweet and sour. When have you encountered something in the Bible that might have seemed a little sour at first?

“This book makes us participants in the world of God’s being and action; but we don’t participate on our own terms. We don’t get to make up the plot or decide what character we will be. This book has generative power; things happen to us as we let the text call forth, stimulate, rebuke, prune us. We don’t end up the same. Eat this book, but also have a well-stocked cupboard of Alka-Seltzer and Pepto-Bismol at hand.” (Eat this Book, p. 66)
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.