Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What's Happening at ECV

A Costly Love
Last Sunday, Matt shared how society encourages us to "vet" people, places, and things to see if they are worth our commitment. What if, he posed, the act of commitment itself frees us from vetting and fosters a different kind of love - more costly, but more lasting. If you missed it, listen here. This Sunday, Josh continues our series with another obstacle to love: offense. In our lives and in society, we use offense - acts that frustrate, annoy, or make us downright angry - to break relationship and make commitment - the very mechanism for growing love - almost impossible. Josh will explore how a costly love is unoffendable and how growing a heart full of that kind of love overcomes even the greatest divisions.

ECV Passover Seder
3/27 @ 5:30pm

Engage the season of Lent with all your senses! We will be holding special Seder dinners on Friday, March 27 as the culmination of our Friday Lenten dinners (FYI, this Friday, 3/20, dinners will run as announced). The ECV Passover Seder is an opportunity to join in a special celebration and commemoration of Jesus' work as our Deliverer in anticipation of Easter. It is an especially significant way for children to engage the meaning of Jesus as our Passover Lamb. A special dinner feast will be prepared and a liturgical reading performed during the meal. Please RSVP by using this form if you would like to participate.

ECV Good Friday Service
4/3  6-7pm

“It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord… to sit alone in silence when the Lord has imposed it.”
(Lamentations 3:26, 28)

Please join us for our ECV Good Friday service at First and Summerfield UMC from 6-7p. There will be scripture and poetry readings and reflection on the significance of Jesus' death.

Childcare will be provided.

ECV Egg Drop

Easter is coming! Time for an egg drop!

Join us two Saturdays from now, 3/28, 1pm at Tracie and Eoin's place (192 Mansfield) as we paint beautiful eggs to place around our city as a sign that Easter is coming! The eggs will contain an invitation to our Easter service and the subsequent potluck dinner that night. We "piloted" this experiment last year and had a lot of fun (and made ECV's first ever Vine). Some people even came to last year's Easter service with their egg in hand! Please know that no artistic experience is necessary for this activity! Just an openness to paint, hang out, and have some fun.

The Saturday of Easter weekend, 4/4, @ 10am we will meet on the steps of First and Summerfield UMC to help hide the eggs downtown. If you'd like, you can also come and pick up eggs to hide in your own neighborhood. Join us as we spread the surprise and joy of Easter to our city. 

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