Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's Happening at ECV

Costly Love
What if the love that we want is a love that costs? Love is a popular sentiment in our culture. After all, who wouldn't want more love? We want love to make us happy, to motivate us, and to make us feel connected. What if having more of that love truly cost us something? Our time, our image, our money? What about our lives? Love costs us. Yet, that cost produces a powerful kind of love. This Lenten season at ECV, we will look at how to pursue a love that costs and what God's story has to do with that aim. Josh will kick off the series this Sunday by looking at a few stories Jesus shared to illustrate the everyday costs made by a God who loves us.

Ash Wednesday Service
Tonight @ 6pm

We are hosting a family friendly Ash Wednesday service tonight with First and Summerfield United Methodist Church. Come join us as we focus on our need to turn toward God and press into what He has for our whole church. There will be a brief liturgy followed by a time to receive ashes and walk through stations designed to help us connect with God to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.

Lent is an ancient season in the church calendar marking an intentional time to connect with God while remembering Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. Tonight, bring your family and friends and come join us as we prepare our hearts for this special season.

ECV Family Dinner
This sunday after Church

This Sunday (2/22), immediately following the service downstairs we are having an ECV Family Dinner. Come hungry and ready to spend quality time meeting new people as we begin a new season in our church.

Wondering what to bring?

The Breakdown:
Last names beginning with A-J Hot Main Dish or Side Dish
Last names beginning with K-S Salad or Soup
Last names beginning with T-Z Dessert or Drink

If you have any questions or would like to help out, please email

If you are visiting, just bring yourself!

Mom's Group
2/23 @ 7:30
389 Norton Pkwy

Moms' Group is a space for those who mother in any capacity (foster, adoptive, step, single, working full-time, stay-at-home, etc.) We discuss parenting, life and marriage, pray for one another, and support one another in practical ways through life's different stages and turns. Join us the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month at Julianne Kaphar's, 389 Norton Pkwy, beginning at 7:30 (but come whenever you can!) Transportation can often be provided. For more info contact co-facilitators Amanda Asuzu (, 507-250-0703) or Jen Hartley (, 203-737-0841).

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