First time visiting our church? Here is what you can expect:
What to Wear
At ECC, you will see people wearing both informal and formal clothes. Some of our members dress up in dresses and coat & ties, while other members wear relaxed clothing. You are welcome to come in whatever would make you most comfortable.
Sunday Morning Schedule
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.
We offer Sunday School classes for adults and children ages 3 and up. During the Sunday School hour, we have donuts and coffee available in our kitchen. Most Adult Sunday School classes are in the back of the building in our Fellowship Hall. Children's classes are spread out around the exterior of the building. Ask for help, we would be happy to point you in the right direction.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Our typical worship service begins with a Call to Worship and Prayer of Invocation: this is a formal prayer to God that begins our worship together. After this, we will sing two to three songs, followed by a Prayer of Confession. A Prayer of Confession is a time in which we reflect on our need for God's forgiveness for the wrong things we have committed, whether in thought or deed.
We then sing a song of response after this and then have the Prayers of the Church, where an elder leads us in praying for the needs of our congregation, and for the needs of our nation and world. Following these prayers, we will have an offering time. You will see a plate being passed where some of our members freely give tithes and offerings to support the ministry and work of our church. Please do not think you need to put anything in this: this is for our members.
At this point in the service, our pastor preaches. You can check out his latest sermons here. Our sermons typically last 30-35 minutes. After the sermon, we sing a final song together, and then our pastor gives the Benediction, a time of blessing to our congregation.
On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate Communion, the Lord's Supper.
We provide a nursery with trained volunteers during both Sunday School and Worship.