Updates
Mar 28, 2020

One of my favorite songs we sing at church is Steadfast, by Sandra McCracken. Commenting upon the song, McCracken said it's all about "God's defiance against all that is broken and his ultimate victory over those things." This song is balm to my soul during this uncertain time. Markets are crashing. Hospitals are overwhelmed. Many are feeling isolated and alone. And yet, God is steadfast, God is here, we are not alone, God still reigns, and God's love endures forever.

I encourage you to spend a few minutes listening to Steadfast. Invite the Spirit to remind you of what is real, what is true, and what is everlasting. Invite the Spirit to comfort and encourage you.


Please, if you need prayer or encouragement, please reach out to me.

Sincerely,
Pastor Coby

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Mar 28, 2020

Sunday morning live stream prayer
and sermon time will be at 10 a.m. each week.

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Going Deeper

The next two Sundays we are going to provide space to connect and dive deeper into our biblical text from the sermon. We will meet online using Google Meet from 11 a.m. to noon. CLICK THIS LINK to RSVP so you can access the Bible study.

Prayer Chapel (Online)

On Wednesdays we will be hosting an online Prayer Chapel from 8:00-8:30 p.m. using Google Meet. You can join using audio and video from your computer or you can simply call in. The hope is for us to have space to connect, encourage one another, and pray with one another. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP here. The link you will use to join us will be emailed out 15 minutes before the chapel.

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Mar 28, 2020

As we reflect on the lectionary texts this year I want to encourage you to read the texts we do not cover during our Sunday morning gatherings at home.

March 29, 2020
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

April 5, 2020
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54

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Mar 22, 2020

Recording of today's Live Stream now available


Want a new song to sing?

DOXOLOGY + AMEN, by our very own John Hatfield, is now available to stream on YouTube.

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Mar 22, 2020

Hello, Family,
I hope this finds you safe, healthy and Peaceful, my friends. Please know I am covering you and yours in prayer as we continue to navigate this season together. Attached are worship materials for you to utilize for your kiddos tomorrow. Again, the Early Childhood material is appropriate for toddler- kinder (although my family all participated in the lesson last week and my older elementary boys were blessed by it!) and utilizes the Jesus Storybook Bible. There is a youtube link to the story if you don’t have a Jesus Storybook Bible. The elementary material will go along with the lectionary text and help to spur conversation with your school aged kiddos.

God be near and very present in your family, friends.
Much Love,
Karis

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Mar 20, 2020

The first time I remember strength training for football I was in the 3rd grade. I had just started my 14 year football career, playing for the Sagemont Cowboys. Our coach was teaching us proper form for push-ups. The only thing I remember him telling me was, "Cagle, don't forget to breathe!" I didn't realize it, but I was focusing so hard on doing something new, something hard, that I failed to breathe.

While breathing may seem obvious, you'd be surprised how often people forget to breathe properly when doing something difficult. And yet, the body needs oxygen for muscles to function well. Getting stronger isn't just about proper lifting. It's also about proper breathing.

I've been thinking about the advice my little league coach gave me as I've encountered all the new and difficult things Covid-19 is bringing our way. In addition to all the necessary adjustments we are making to ensure fewer people get the virus, we are also adjusting to new schedules, new work environments, and isolation. Don't forget to breathe.

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Mar 20, 2020

As we reflect on the lectionary texts this year I want to encourage you to read the texts we do not cover during our Sunday morning gatherings at home.

March 22, 2020

March 29, 2020

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Mar 20, 2020

Our baptism and dedication information meeting will be rescheduled when we resume public gatherings.

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Mar 20, 2020

Next Wednesday we are experimenting with an online Prayer Chapel from 8:00-8:30 p.m. using Google Meet. You can join using audio and video from your computer or you can simply call in. The hope is for us to have space to connect, encourage one another, and pray with one another. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP here. The link you will use to join us will be emailed out 15 minutes before the chapel.

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Mar 19, 2020
  • April 3rd Update: Extended the suspension of public gatherings through May 3rd

Dear Church Family,

The elders of Ecclesia Clear Lake have decided to extend the suspension of public gatherings through April 10. We will continue to keep you updated through email and on our website. Meanwhile, please join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. as we live stream our prayer time and sermon. You can access the live stream on our website. Furthermore, beginning next Wednesday, we are experimenting with a weekly online Prayer Chapel at 8:00 p.m. We'll have more information about that in our next eBlast.

If you need prayer, email us at prayer@ecclesiaclearlake.org. If you or anybody you know needs extra support, please contact one of the elders.

The Elders of Ecclesia Clear Lake

Marla Morris
Melissa Pride
Lacy Hilbrich
Lucas Hilbrich
Coby Cagle
John Hatfield

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