Every Sunday at ECC, we gather together as Christians, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, to worship our God and celebrate the gospel of his Son, Jesus Christ.
At ECC, we have a radical commitment to following the direction of God’s Word for all that we do in our corporate worship. In other words, we worship “by the book,” incorporating the elements of worship found in the Scriptures. These elements, include preaching the Word (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-4:2), prayer (1 Tim. 2:1, 8), singing (Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:19) and the ordinances of baptism (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:3) and the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). Through these elements, often called the ordinary means of grace, God creates and increases faith in his people.
9:30 am | Sunday Classes
We currently have classes for Toddlers (ages 2-3), Preschoolers (ages 4-5), Elementary (grades 1-5), and Middle School (grades 6-8). Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Middle school classes are located upstairs in our main hallway, while our Middle School class meets in our downstairs hallway. We also have a staffed nursery available during this time for children ages 0-24 months.
Your child’s safety is of great importance to us. To this end, we provide a secure check-in service for all children participating in these ministries. (We also require background checks for our volunteers, and our building is under video surveillance.)
We use the children’s curriculum by the Gospel Project.
Line by Line
For teenagers and adults, we offer a class called Line by Line downstairs in our lower auditorium. This class is specifically designed to help every disciple of Jesus Christ learn how to read, study, and understand God’s Word for themselves. Each week, we work through passages of Scripture not only to discover important Bible-study skills and develop good interpretive habits, but mainly to behold the glory of Christ and to be transformed.
Foundations: How to Read the Bible
This Sunday School class for teens and adults is designed for those who are either new to the Christian faith or who have been following Jesus for a long time, yet struggle to understand and make sense of God’s Word. We will be exploring what the Bible is, walking through the various literary styles found within it, and becoming more familiar with the overarching story of God’s grace in Christ that it tells.
10:30 am | Worship Service
In our Sunday worship service, we sing several songs, hear Scripture read, offer prayers to God, listen to a sermon, and every other week celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We conclude our time of worship around 12:00pm. You can view our weekly liturgy here.
Following a introductory song, our corporate worship service begins at 10:30 am. We have a staffed nursery available during this time (ages 0-24 months), as well as a designated space for nursing mothers and a changing room open to all (these are available throughout the entire morning). Children are always welcome in our corporate worship gatherings, and we love having them with us! In our lobby we have “quiet” activities freely available for families, things like crayons or pencils and paper for coloring and taking notes.
For parents who are interested, we offer a class for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2-5) during our worship service. Around 11:00am we have a brief time of fellowship, during which we dismiss these kids to their class. We encourage parents to acclimate their children to the full worship service as soon as they are able, while also giving them the flexibility to utilize this Sunday class until they feel their children are ready.
We’d be delighted to have you join us!