Every Sunday, 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.
God sovereignly creates and increases faith in his people through His ordained means, often called the ordinary means of grace, which are vital for our spiritual health and growth. These means include the Word (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-4:2), prayer (1 Tim. 2:1, 8), 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). At ECC, we have a radical commitment to following the direction of God’s Word for all that we do in our corporate worship. Therefore, although we have various ministries and opportunities for fellowship within our church community, we are not a program-driven church but an ordinary-means-of-grace-driven church.
9:30 – 10:15 am | Sunday Classes
Sundays begin at 9:30am with age-specific classes for toddlers up to adults. Our Toddler (ages 2-3), Preschooler (ages 4-5), and Elementary (grades 1-5) classes are located upstairs in our main hallway. Toddlers and Preschoolers will use their class time primarily for review and free play, with their main lesson taking place during Kids Church later on that morning. 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.)
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. This class is currently going through the book of Revelation.
10:30 – 12:00 pm | Worship Service
In this 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 at 12:00pm. You can view our weekly liturgy here.
Families come together for our corporate worship service each week 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 ages 2-5 are then dismissed to Kid’s Church part way through our gathering. Our elementary students (grades 1-5) remain with us in the worship service.
If you need to take your child out of the service, feel free to do so, but please come back in! Children are a blessing from God and a gift to his church. It’s a messy and noisy gift; it’s a squirming and fidgeting gift; but it is a beautiful gift. Children serve as a visual reminder of those to whom the kingdom of heaven belongs, and we welcome them with open arms.