Updates
Jun 16, 2022

Dear Church Family,

We have an exciting opportunity for us to grow closer to one another and for us to create a clearer vision of who we are and who we want to be as a church family. This fall we will work with Trisha Taylor of The Leader's Journey to engage in two purposeful listening exercises. We want to invite all who consider themselves a part of Ecclesia Clear Lake to make these conversations a priority. Please fill out this poll to help us determine what times and dates would work best for our congregation. If you have any questions you can ask any of our elders.

CLICK HERE for the poll https://ecclesiaclearlake.churchcenter.com/people/forms/398747

Sincerely,

The Elders of Ecclesia Clear Lake

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Jun 2, 2022

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday on the church calendar. On Pentecost we join the historical and global multiethnic, multicultural, and multilingual church to celebrate the birth of the church and to remember the outpouring of the Holy Spirit found in Acts 2. Historically, it is a great day of celebration!

Rather than have a traditional sermon this week, we will watch a prerecorded interview with Pastor Joel Sommers of Access Covenant Church in Portland, OR. In the interview, Pastor Joel reflects on theology of place and why it matters for the local church. We will use the interview as a launching pad to discuss what it means to be the local church in our bodies, in our local community, and at this time. Join us for this special Sunday!

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May 19, 2022

We EMBODY LOVE with one another and with our neighbors.

We READ scripture as a community.

We PRAY together.

We are FORMED by the Holy Spirit as a community.

We are looking forward to launching Connection Groups in Fall 2022. Our Connection Groups will commit to meeting twice a month for 8 months. The first gathering will happen in September each year. The last official gathering will happen in April, although Connection Groups are welcome to meet during the other months. Each fall we will open up the groups and relaunch.


Attached is a file that explains more of the goals, vision, and details about Connection Groups.

Specifically we are looking for Connection Group Leaders. If you are inclined to lead a group we would love to hear from you. If you would like to lead or you have questions please email Pastor Coby at Coby@ecclesiaclearlake.org.

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May 12, 2022

Mark your calendars for Summer Serve & Learn, which will be a 3 day youth adventure.

Summer Serve & Learn
Wednesday June 29th - Friday July 1st
Cost: $50/student


On Wednesday and Thursday we will be serving with a local non profit organization called 4B. They mobilize their network of churches and volunteers to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ through serving people affected by disasters. The 4B area is from the Beltway to the Beach and Brazoria County to the Bay. During our time we will be helping repair a home in Hitchcock.

At the end of our serve days we will gather at the church for dinner and spend some time learning together what it looks like to a people who Embody Love.

Students will sleep at their own homes and return the next morning.

On Friday morning we will load up and head to New Braunfels to float the Comal river!

Registration and payment information will be coming soon

If you would like to support this trip, you can in two ways:

- If you would like to sponsor a student to attend the trip you can give online here, please select "Youth Serve & Learn 2022" in the drop down menu.

- If you would like to cook a meal for 10-15 students on June 29th or 30th, please email ashley@ecclesiaclearlake.org

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Apr 28, 2022

Our new class, KidConnect Jr, begins THIS Sunday and I'm so excited! This class begins at 10 am and parents will be dismissed from the service to pick up kids after the sermon time. KidConnect Jr is for kids ages 3 through Kindergarten. We have a top notch group of volunteers that will be teaching our kids about the Big God story.

Love,

Karis

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Apr 28, 2022

This is a summary of the church’s actual and budgeted expenses and income through April 26, 2022. The most important column to read is the “actual” column. Our actual expenses are lower than we anticipated at this time of the year. However, our income is also lower. We are averaging a loss of around $1,000 a month, putting our actual expenses around $4,000 more than our actual income at this point in the year. Our balance sheet currently shows $175,174.47 uncommitted cash available. This will give us a little cushion as we continue to recover and rebuild as a church community. If you have questions feel free to email one of the Elders.

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Apr 28, 2022

1st Sunday Picnic - On the first Sunday of the month, THIS SUNDAY, you are invited to grab a meal to go after the service and come back to the church building to eat, talk, and enjoy deeper community outside under the oak tree.

Coffee Hour - Sundays @ 9 a.m. - Join us for a casual outdoor gathering on Sunday mornings for people to connect and get to know each other. It will start around 9 a.m. and end a few minutes before the service begins. If you'd like to volunteer to help set up and clean up the coffee hour once a month CLICK HERE.

KidConnect - Sundays @ 9:15 a.m. - Our elementary age kids, 1st-5th grade, will gather in a kids classroom each week.

YouthConnect - 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - Our 6-12th grade students will gather in a classroom twice a month.

Early Childhood Class - Sundays @ 10 a.m - Our early childhood classroom will be open during service for our little ones up to 3 years old.

KidConnect Jr. - Sundays @ 10 a.m. - Our 3 yr olds - Kindergarten will gather in a kids classroom each week and will be dismissed to parents before communion.

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Apr 15, 2022

Easter Sunday

We look forward to celebrating the resurrection together on Easter Sunday, through worship and community.

Community Worship @ 10 AM

(KidConnect and YouthConnect will not be gathering this Sunday)

Egg Hunt

Directly following our worship time there will be an egg hunt for our kiddos 5th grade and under!

Picnic Potluck

Also following our worship time we invite you all to share a meal. Pulled pork will be provided, we ask that you bring a side or dessert to share.



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Mar 31, 2022

We look forward to celebrating the resurrection together on Easter Sunday, April 17th, through worship and community. Here are some ways we will be celebrating.

Community Worship @ 10 AM

(KidConnect and YouthConnect will not be gathering this Sunday)

Egg Hunt

Directly following our worship time there will be an egg hunt for our kiddos 5th grade and under!


Picnic Potluck

Also following our worship time we invite you all to share a meal. Pulled pork will be provided, we ask that you bring a side or dessert to share.


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Mar 23, 2022

You are invited to join us on Good Friday for a contemplative service of reading together and reflecting on the scriptures leading up to and the event of Jesus' death. In this life, we are no strangers to pain and suffering, and even death. Let us ask Jesus to be our teacher along the way. What areas of our lives at this time need to be transformed through the rhythm of death, burial and resurrection? Jesus knows our suffering, our grief, our pain and promises to walk through it with us - even leading the way.

Good Friday Service - 6:30 PM at ECL

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