1673 Jamerson Road, Marietta GA 30066
Sunday Worship Services Advent
Holy Eucharist Rite I – 8:30AM
Youth Confirmation Class – 9:30AM
Adult Christian Formation – 9:30AM
Kids Christian Formation – 10:15AM
Holy Eucharist Rite I – 10:30AM

ECA News for the Week of October 2, 2019

“Our Mission is to bear witness to God’s love and invite, encourage, and prepare God’s people to share that grace with others.” 
VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SUNDAY click here
Note: Volunteers Needed! We need more volunteers for our Sunday services, please consider how you would like to volunteer for our Worship Services on Sundays.

THIS WEEK AT ECA
THURSDAY 10/3:7:15pm Choir Practice

SATURDAY 10/5: 7:30am Men’s Morning Cup8:30am Campus Work Day9:00am Gamblers Anonymous

SUNDAY 10/6: 8:30am Holy Eucharist 9:30 am Adult Christian Formation9:30 am Youth Confirmation Class10:15am Children’s Christian Formation10:30am Holy Eucharist

MONDAY 10/76:30pm Financial Committee Meeting 

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THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (PROPER 22)October 6, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK (CLICK HERE)Lamentations 3:19-26Psalm 1372 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10
Shining our Light: Stewardship Season is Here!
Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. What a blessing and honor to be stewards of what He has given to us! During the month of October, we focus and reflect on what this means. You are invited to begin this season with prayer and gratitude. Stay tuned for more stewardship letters, testimonies and devotionals. 
Stewardship Letter One: “Let Your Light Shine” from Father Paul Click Here
Men’s Morning Cup: THIS Saturday 10/5 at 7:30am. Invite a Friend!
Come join other ECA men for a ‘Cup-of-Joe’ and Jesus, where men have an opportunity to share thoughts focused around the Forward Day by Day daily devotional series. Men’s Morning Cup meets every other Saturday at 7:30 am in the Swift Building. “As Iron sharpening iron; so a man sharpens his brother’s character.”
This week the discussion will focus around the following bible verse: “And (Jesus) said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.” – Matthew 8:26
Work Day Planned for THIS Saturday 10/5 at 8:30am
The Buildings and Grounds Ministry invites you to come to the ECA campus for a work day on October 5th from 8:30-noon. To help get a head count, you can sign up on the ECA Facebook Page Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3233586443333189/Even if you can only give an hour – come! “Many hands make light work” See you there! 
Men’s Fishing Trip Next Week: Oct. 9th-13th at Shell Island. 
It’s that time of year again when the men of ECA and guests head down to Shell Island Fish Camp for a weekend of fellowship, fishing, food & fun. You can go down on Wed, Thu, or Fri, and you don’t have to fish. Please see Horace Higgins or Tom Floyd for more information.
You are Invited – Kennesaw Craft Beer, Whiskey and Food Tour Saturday 10/12If you are not going on the Men’s fishing trip…. join us for a Kennesaw Craft Tour on Saturday, 10/12 at 1pm. We will visit 6 different establishments with a free shuttle. Meet at the church at 1pm and car pool to the tour location to park. The free shuttle runs from 2pm to 7pm. Come! Invite a friend! RSVP on our FB page HERE to get a head count. All are welcome! 
Journeys Group Saturday 10/12 at 11:30am
Journeys is a group that offers support, care, and compassion to those coping with grief, loss or any difficult life challenge.  If you are seeking support through fellowship, please join us the second Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:30 in the Activity Building. Please call Suzie Hart  at 404.234.5294 for more information.
Reach Poinsettia Fundraiser
Reach is hosting a Poinsettia Fundraiser this year! The holidays will be here before you know it. Please consider ordering your poinsettias for the season from us and support this important ministry. Click on the link below to download an order form. All orders must be prepaid. Forms and payment are due to the church office no later than November 10th. Thank you for your support! ORDER FORM: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Men’s Group to Host Fish Fry and Fellowship 10/26: Come one, Come all! 
Come one, come all, to ECA’s first ever Men’s group hosted Fish Fry on Oct. 26 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and pets! Following the fish fry, we will have a cool night around the fire pit and enjoy fellowship and refreshments. The Fish fry will be under the large tent featuring fish, the famous Mike “Wrinkle” fries, onion rings, hush puppies and cole slaw. There is no cost for the event (donations or tips are always accepted). We will have a bounce house for children, fun games, music, and lots of great fellowship & food. For more information contact Tom Floyd.
Christian Formation Classes have Begun! 
It’s not too late to join a class – All are welcome! Christian Education helps you not only learn more and go deeper in the word of God, but it helps to build lasting relationships! Adults and Youth Confirmation classes meet at 9:30 on Sundays. Children and Youth (age 4-18) meet at 10:15 on Sundays. Come and see! 
In other news…. 

LOOKING AHEAD
Mark your calendars for a Fall Tailgate Party on November 2. Details coming soon!

REACH COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLES FOR PANTRIES 
Read more about REACH and collect food for these local food pantries in our communities. Read more about it HERE

NEW ECA NAME TAGS AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING
A great way to learn everyone’s names is by wearing a name tag. You can order a name tag by emailing Michele Floyd, click HERE

PHOTOS OF THE BISHOP AND ECA WORSHIP SERVICES 
Photos of Bishop Wright worshiping with us and the Bishop’s forum can be seen HERE or on our website HERE

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