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Pastor Briefing June 12, 2020

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News to lift your mind and heart


Want a source of news that will truly encourage you? Try this.........

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Thoughts on Reopening Church Tomorrow

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Are you ready for the reopening of Church tomorrow? ...

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A video chat with some surprise guests


An interview with Jim and Becky...

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Pastor Briefing: Wednesday, April 15

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An update from Pastor Rich...

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A big thank you to all who participated in the parade!...

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News from Pastor Rich

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Late Breaking News!

Late breaking news (and a trivia question!) from Joyce in the office......

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Beard Trimming with Nate

Here comes Nate with some beard trimming advice...

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We are All Under Construction


David invites you into the messiest room in his house...

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COVideo with Colleen and Sarah

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Pastor Briefing: Wednesday, March 25

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A Prayer on the Coronavirus

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A beautiful prayer for our world at this time......

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Pastor Update, Wednesday April 8

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Joyce's Trivia Hour

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It's trivia time again with Joyce!...

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Pastor Briefing: Friday, April 3

A word from Pastor Rich...

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God Is Our Refuge and Strength

Some spiritual encouragement for today......

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How Should Christians at ECC Respond to Corona?

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If you even glimpse the news right now, the world seems to be falling apart....

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Do Not Fear

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In the midst of uncertainty, God calls us to set our minds on Him....

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The Joy of Christmas

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The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and goods news refreshes the bones. (Proverbs 15:30) Having small children at Christmas is a tremendous blessing. I was asked recently what I got for Christmas, and I did not have a ready answer. As I get older, it becomes harder to be surprised by gifts as we typically buy things as we need them and/or they go on sale. After...

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Pastor's Briefing: Preparing the Heart for Christmas


"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:14 Traditionally, the season of Advent has been observed as a season to prepare ourselves for the coming of Emmanuel, God with us. It can be viewed as a time to ponder anew the meaning of God visiting our planet in the flesh. Advent allows us to celebrate the pivotal and decisive ...

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Pastor's Briefing: When Does Life Begin?

Earlier this month I read a very important article titled, I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular, by researcher Steve Jacobs, who has a Phd from the University of Chicago. Jacobs surveyed professors in biology departments from over 1000 institutions around the world. He wanted to learn their answer to the question of When does human li...

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Pastor Briefing: Semper Reformanda

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With Reformation Sunday coming at the end of the month, I thought it timely to discuss a valuable principle from church history......

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Our Pastor Emeritus

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As Rich Lanning so eloquently put it Sunday during our worship service, "It is right to give honor where honor is due." He was referring to the bestowing of the distinguished honor of Pastor Emeritus to our former pastor, Reverend Glen Francis. Glen was one of the four original pastors when the Evangelical Community Church (ECC) began in 1996. He is credited for not only ...

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A Review from Sing! Conference 2019

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Sing! Conference in Nashville, hosted by Getty Music....

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Pray for Hong Kong

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We should be praying for our brothers and sisters in Hong Kong right now......

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Pastor Briefing: Joshua Harris’ Announcement

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How do we respond to Joshua Harris's announcement that he is getting divorced from both his wife and Christian faith? ...

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Pastor Briefing: The EPC General Assembly


This year, the EPC General Assembly (GA) met in Denver, CO at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. The GA is an annual gathering of ministers and ruling elders representing the 600 local churches across the country that make up the EPC. It is a time of ministry workshops, keynote addresses, worship services, commissioning of new missionaries, denominational reports, stand...

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Pastor Briefing: Time in Red River Gorge


It has become an annual event for me to take some time off during the last full week of May leading up to Memorial Day weekend for a little rest and renewal. Over the last couple of years, my family and I have trekked down to the beautiful Red River Gorge, Kentucky for camping and hiking. This year we camped at the Koomer Ridge Campground, which is part of the Daniel Boon...

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On This Memorial Day


Memorial Day is an American holiday......

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A Tragedy for Western Civilization


The burning of Notre Dame is a tragedy for all Western Civilization......

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Book Recommendations for Christmas Gifts


Here's some help for finding books to give away as Christmas gifts this year. ...

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