We are on our summer schedule, gathering for worship on Sundays at 10:00am.

Deliver Him

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April 29, 2020 by Tim O’Connor

“Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men…” (Psalm 140:1)

Come to think of it, King David of Israel’s journey of faith was really not much like that of a college professor in a small Indiana city. Plucked as a shepherd boy, made an aide to the king, then chased by the now-murderous king while hiding out in caves, David survives to become king himself– only to learn that the life of a king isn’t all that it is cracked up to be.

Longing for Community

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April 28, 2020 by Bob Whitaker

The thing I have missed most during this quarantine period is going to church.  But as I write this sentence it seems odd because I still go to church every day.  About four staff members are at ECC each day sending emails, connecting with people, having Zoom meetings, writing devotionals, preparing a “virtual devotional” online, planning a virtual worship service for Sunday morning. 

Halleluyah

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April 24, 2020 by Melissa Hullinger

The reading for today included Psalms 116-119:33.  I ask for the reader’s leniency, though, because something beautiful is happening in this passage, starting with a few Psalms earlier, so I want to include a portion of yesterday’s reading again today.

Bless the Lord Forevermore

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April 23, 2020 by Steven Lulich

The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into silence.
Nor do any who go down into silence.
But we will bless the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the Lord. Psalm 115:17-18

Steadfast Love

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April 22, 2020 by Tim O’Connor

“Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men!”

Psalm 107 opens with a call to give thanks to the LORD for his steadfast love, extended to “the redeemed of the LORD” from all directions of the earth. It is followed by four similar stanzas.

The Presence of Jesus

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April 21, 2020 by Bob Whitaker

As a child in Sunday School I remember singing, “Zacchaeus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he…”  I thought that poor little Zacchaeus was too short to see Jesus but Jesus was nice enough to notice him.  The facts of that are true enough – Jesus did notice him. 

That’s One (Fish) Tale Peter Will Never Forget

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April 17, 2020 by Jennie Hession

Luke 5:1-11; John 21:2-8

What is one of your earliest memories of an encounter with Jesus? What was your experience with Jesus like? What happened? How did you feel? How would you describe the way Jesus saw you and responded to you? What was your response to Jesus?

We Are All Beggars

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April 14, 2020 by Bob Whitaker

The many miracles of Jesus happened for a reason, namely to illustrate that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God.  However, beyond that primary message of these miracle stories there are always spiritual lessons for life. This is certainly true for the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52.