Sunday Worship (School Year)
9:30-10:30AM Traditional | 11:00AM-12:00PM Contemporary
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10:00-11:00AM (Memorial Day weekend through July 31st)

Staff Meeting Devotion Oct. 15, 2013

“The Power of Words”

I have always been aware of, and even fascinated by, words. Over and over again, I witness the power of words. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this

Staff Meeting Devotion Oct. 8, 2013

“He Rules”

Daniel 4:10-17, 22, 25-27

“…when you acknowledge that heaven rules…” That’s the part that caught my attention. Leading up to hearing that, some circumstances had caused frustration and strife at home, and I was wishing that others would get their acts together. These were ongoing circumstances that I just couldn’t fix no matter how much I knew I was right.

Staff Meeting Devotion Oct. 1, 2013

“Wild and Free”

Romans 6:1-14

It’s said that Christianity is narrow-minded…one-sided…full of hypocrites. But in fact, it’s the opposite. It’s freedom–freedom in Christ! It’s giving over everything that is holding us down and restricting us to Him. It’s asking Him to break us of the chains of guilt, fear, anger, addiction, jealously, greed, anxiety, control, doubt…

Staff Meeting Devotion Sept. 24, 2013

“Before the Throne of God”

Are we truly open to God? Do we truly seek him with all our heart? Do we compare our faith to others…or are we wary of a true expression of worship by others, just because it looks different from ours? When he leads, do we follow, even if it seems a crazy step of faith? Let us remember Ephesians 3:14-21, that we serve a God whose love is wide and long and high and deep, more than knowledge can possibly contain, and more than we could ever dream. He can speak to us, reach us, transform us, and use us in surprising ways.

Staff Meeting Devotion Sept. 17, 2013

“Give Glory to God”

Luke 17:1-19

In verses 1-4, Jesus talks about forgiveness…how many times we are to forgive. Isn’t it interesting that the apostles’ response is, “Increase our faith”? What does forgiving have to do with faith? If God commands us to forgive, we are to have faith in him for the results of that forgiveness.  We can accomplish nothing without

Staff Meeting Devotion August 27, 2013

“Do you love me more than these?”

John 21

Do you have a tendency to overestimate your stamina? Have you ever committed to an activity, then wondered where you were going to find the energy to get through it? Did you then try to shame or guilt yourself into having the energy? “I told them I would do it.  They expect me to. I should be motivated. I’m supposed to be the leader

Staff Meeting Devotion August 20, 2013

“The Right Reasons”

The shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are interesting studies of people. Sometimes men or women on the shows are chided for not being there for “the right reasons,” because their interest is not in the guy or girl but rather in being recognizable for business promotion or to get dates off of the show. Oftentimes, other contestants

Staff Meeting Devotion June 25, 2013

“The Triumphal Entry”

Matthew 21:7-9

This passage relates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Isn’t it interesting that Jesus ordered procurement of the donkey to fulfill prophecy, but he did not order the palm branches, the laying down of cloaks, or the hosannas? Why are the cloaks mentioned in the story twice? The cloaks were presented as an act of respect, reverence, and

Staff Meeting Devotion May 28, 2013

“God Makes the Tree”

Spring arrives, the flowers open, the school year comes to a close, and again many people leave our congregation, some for the summer and some for good. As the staff evaluate past programs and plan the next ones, ministry at ECC is still best described as “receiving, equipping, and sending.” It seems that about this time every year, the