Updates
Feb 14, 2020

February 25 @ 6:30 p.m | Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
February 26 @ 6:30 p.m. | Ash Wednesday Service
April 9 @ 6:30 p.m. | Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Service
April 10 @ 6:30 p.m. | Good Friday Service

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Feb 14, 2020

In a few weeks we will have the opportunity to sit under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dieula Previlon. Based out of the Dallas area, Pastor Dieula is a Pastor of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a life coach, a motivational speaker, a preacher, and an entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Elevateher International Ministries: Empowering Women to Find Life. Please join us for worship on February 23.

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Feb 14, 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.

February 16, 2020
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

February 23, 2020
Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 2 or Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9

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Feb 5, 2020

Dear Church Family,

This past Sunday we held our annual meeting to reflect on where we have seen God at work in 2019 and to talk about where God is leading us in 2020 and beyond. At the meeting, elders shared that we believe we need to do four things for us to clarify our identity and direction as a church community:

  1. We need to reframe our mission.
  2. We need to recast vision.
  3. We need to rearticulate our values.
  4. We need to change our church name.

For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting, I'd like to unpack how we prayerfully came to that decision.

Last July the elders began engaging in active listening so that we could better understand who we are and where we want to go as a church family. We listened to over 60 people to gather stories and comments. From those conversations, we generated a narrative of our current shared reality. In November we gathered with over 40 people from our community to process the narrative and get more feedback.

Since November, the elders have been working to name our deep longings as a community and to identify several high-level priorities that can help us move towards our deep longings. The deep longings we identified are as follows: to have deeper roots in the Trinitarian Christian faith, stronger bonds of connection with one another, and to actively engage in compassion and justice locally and globally. If you came to the group listening night I'm sure those three deep longings are not a surprise to you.

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Feb 2, 2020

Hello, Church Family!

Just a reminder that this Sunday, directly following our morning worship service, we are going to have our annual meeting for all people who call Ecclesia Clear Lake home. This is an important meeting where elders will reflect on where we saw God at work in our community in 2019 and where we think God is leading us in 2020. We plan to address the next two steps of the listening exercise (emerging futures/deep longings and priorities that help us move towards our deep longings). The meeting should take about 45 minutes. We have childcare for 5 years and younger.

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Feb 2, 2020

In a few weeks we will have the opportunity to sit under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dieula Previlon. Based out of the Dallas area, Pastor Dieula is a Pastor of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a life coach, a motivational speaker, a preacher, and an entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Elevateher International Ministries: Empowering Women to Find Life. Please join us for worship on February 23.

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Feb 2, 2020

We are sad to share that an ICA church member has passed away this week. Their congregation is joining together to help raise some monetary support for the family by selling plates of food in the ECL parking lot this Saturday, Feb 1. If you are available, please stop by around lunch time until 2 pm and support our brothers and sisters.

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Feb 2, 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.

February 2, 2020
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

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Jan 20, 2020

Hello, Church Family!

On February 2 we are going to have our annual meeting for all people who call Ecclesia Clear Lake home. This is an important meeting where elders will reflect on where we saw God at work in our community in 2019 and where we think God is leading us in 2020. We plan to address the next two steps of the listening exercise (emerging futures/deep longings and priorities that help us move towards our deep longings). The meeting should take about 45 minutes. We have childcare for 5 years and younger.

It's a joy and pleasure to be your pastor. Please let me know how I can be praying for you.

Sincerely,

Pastor Coby

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Jan 20, 2020

Eldership at Ecclesia Clear Lake

During the listening exercise, one of the things the elders realized was we needed to clarify their role for the community. Built upon the framework of the ECL bylaws, this document is intended to provide direction, vision, and structure for the role of elders in our community. It will also be a helpful framework when we add new elders in the future. - Eldership at ECL

Keeping Kids Safe Policy

Children and youth are an integral part of our church community. They have a voice and a role in shaping who we are and who we become. Our role as adults in the community is to create safe space for their faith in the triune God to be nurtured. This is both a spiritual and a physical safety. In partnership with the Director of Family Ministries, Karis McQuinn, the elders created and approved the Keeping Kids Safe Policy. The policy is intended to be enforced at all ECL events, on and off campus. - Keeping Kids Safe Policy

Youth Ministry

On January 19th, we are having a welcome party for the Kinsels at the Cagles' house (18219 Blanchmont Ln). Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Siblings are welcome too! We will gather to eat and to get to know Ashley. Pizza will be provided. We will start around noon.

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