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

Esther: An Unlikely Hero — John Mangrum (13 Jul 2014)

Esther 2:8-17. God is not mentioned in the book of Esther, but he seems to be weaving in his story, nevertheless. Esther and her people were in the lowest social class of this era of the Persian empire, yet she was eventually chosen to be queen. Esther’s access to the king, whom she approaches with the request to save her people, may have been the last part in God’s plan to redeem his people from impending annihilation by Haman. Whether or not we choose to play our part, God is writing his story.

Watch the video summary of the book of Esther.

The Apple Can Fall Far from the Tree — Dan Waugh (6 July 2014)

2 Kings 18:1-12. King Hezekiah of Judah chose to dismantle the idol worship that Ahaz, his father, had set up. Hezekiah’s son, Manasseh, undid what his father had done and led the people of Judah astray into idol worship again, leading to their overthrow by the Assyrians. Both of these kings forgot for a time to humble themselves before the Lord, and that sin had consequences. Neither king was perfect, but they point to the One who was.

Some Trust in Chariots — Rob Girvin (29 Jun 2014)

Rob Girvin, ECC’s Youth Director, carries forward our summer message series with the story of Deborah in Judges 4 & 5.  It’s easy in times of trial to forget God’s promises and trust our own abilities and resources. This story gives us encouragement  and instruction in trusting God amidst the chaos of life.

Proactive Faith — Bob Whitaker (1 June 2014)

Exodus 2:1-10. Statements like “patiently wait on the Lord” and “we live by faith, not by sight” are good advice, but may lead us to believe that faith is essentially passive. The biblical narrative, however, demonstrates that faith is active, diligent, and obedient. In this message, Pastor Bob helps us consider the theme of proactive faith by looking at the lives of two people – Jochebed and Miriam.

A Mission Bigger than Life — Bob Whitaker (18 May 2014)

Acts 1:1-11. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus began his ministry with an invitation to be part of the Kingdom of God, to see and live differently. Following his resurrection, the invitation is to join the mission of God to all people. Let’s consider the largeness of God’s mission in the world and how we are part of it in this summary of the Rediscovering God message series.