ECC-Evangelical Covenant Church
The Kingdom Takes Shape: What Shall We Do?
The Kingdom of God took root in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon early Christians, the Kingdom of God began to take shape in the world. The book of Acts begins with the Apostles “sheltering in place” as they await the promised Holy Spirit. From there, it grows and bears fruit. It is a story of action, faith, courage, and boldness in uncertain and anxious times. Then, it was persecution that deployed the Church; today, it is a virus. How might the Kingdom take shape in our world, as it did then? Join us Sundays at 10:30am (ecclife.net/stream or facebook.com/ecclife) as we rediscover the passion and power of the early Church and what their experiences have to teach us in our uncertain and anxious times today.
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  • 3600 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909, USA
    Sunday 10:10 AM
The Kingdom Takes Shape: What Shall We Do?
April 26, 2020
Third Sunday of Easter
Pastor Jorden Meyers
Write the Next Steps you sense God leading you to take in the space below.
Write this week's good news statement below.
They Devoted themselves to:
1. the Apostles' Teaching
2. Fellowship
3. Breaking of Bread
4. Prayer
5. Giving to anyone who had need
Questions to ponder.
Do you find yourself asking, "What shall I do"? How have you answered that question? Have you engaged in virtual community through ECC or elsewhere? Have you committed to serving those in need?
Questions to ponder.
Have you experienced a time when the Holy Spirit has empowered or encouraged you to do something? Did you follow the encouragement? If so, what happened?
Questions to ponder.
What are some of the 'wonders of God' that you could be proclaiming to others today? What were the 'wonders of God' in today's text?
(see Acts 2.11 & 2.22)
For children.
What did Kristin say during the children's moment that you can do?
For children.
What ways can you spread the good news about Jesus to the world?
A Model for Reading the Book of Acts
SIX PANELS
1. Acts 1.1-6.7 ~ Ascent of Jesus, descent of the Holy Spirit, the early Church in Jerusalem.
HINGE VERSE: 6.7

2. Acts 6.8-9.31 ~ The gospel goes to Judea and Samaria
HINGE VERSE: 9.31

3. Acts 9.32-12.24 ~ The gospel goes to the gentiles
HINGE VERSE: 12.24

4. Acts 12.25-16.5 ~ The gospel goes to Asia Minor
HINGE VERSE: 16.5

5. Acts 16.6-19.20 ~ The gospel goes to Macedonia and Achaia
HINGE VERSE: 19.20

6. Acts 19.21-28.30 ~ The gospel goes to Rome
Prayer for the Third Sunday of Easter
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Book of Acts, Part 1

Follow the link below to view part 1 of The Bible Project video on the Book of Acts. Part 2 of the overview is below.

https://youtu.be/CGbNw855ksw

The Book of Acts, Part 2

Follow the link below to view part 2 of the Bible Project video on the Book of Acts. Part 1 is above.

https://youtu.be/Z-17KxpjL0Q

Prayers for this Season

Follow the link below to view or download some helpful prayers to pray as we walk through the current pandemic.

https://www.ecclife.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27288883/favorite_prayers_-_coronavirus.pdf

Downloadable Bulletin

Please check out our virtual bulletin. LINK NEEDS UPDATING

https://www.ecclife.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27288883/4.19.20_bulletin.pdf

Communication Card

Please visit the Communication Card to mark that you attended our online service. If you need prayer, care from a Stephen Minister, added to the E-letter mailing list, or other concerns, visit the Communication Card link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAAA923A2FC1-20200426

Global 6K

The Global 6K is still scheduled. Join with others around the world—right from your own home or neighborhood—to walk or run 6K Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00am. No matter where or how you move your feet—in your house, at a park, or through your neighborhood, you’ll change lives by bringing clean water to those who need it most.  Even if you aren’t able to walk, you can register to donate to help give people clean water!

https://www.ecclife.net/6k.html

Opportunities for Women

Women, we need to be connected to God and each other more than ever. Social distancing doesn't have to equal social isolation... the ways we connect just need to look differently right now. NETam and NETpm, First Fridays, and Mugs & Muffins are meeting on Zoom. Register now for the Women of Joy conference in Indianapolis coming late summer for discounted rate. Check out our ECC's Women's page for dates and details!

https://www.ecclife.net/women.html

Graduating Senior Callout

We would like to recognize our graduating high school senior this year as we have done for many years but in a social distancing way. In order to do that this year, please submit a photo to communications@ecclife.net and fill out the senior survey on the youth page. 

https://www.ecclife.net/youth.html

Summer XP 2020

Summer XP is just around the corner, and we’re re-designing our week so that we can share Jesus’ love with kids…online! From June 1-4 (Monday-Thursday), we’ll combine paper mailings, video elements, and secure online technology so that children entering grades K-5 can have both a large group and small group experience. We’re also exploring how we can continue to offer drive-thru meals as part of the program. We will still need a loving and dedicated crew of volunteers to invest in our children and families during this week, and we invite all of you to look for unique ways that you can be involved in serving. Volunteer and child registration can be found online at ecclife.net/xp.  

https://www.ecclife.net/xp.html

How to Connect at ECC

Click below to explore many opportunities get connected even--or especially--in this time of "social distancing".

https://www.ecclife.net/connect.html

Giving online

To give online, please click the link below.

http://www.covchurchgiving.com/c-27-evangelical-covenant-church-of-lafayette.aspx