Message from Tom ~ January 29, 2021

Encouraging You through ECC Church Online

Getting “tested” has been elevated to a whole new level of awareness over the last 12 months, hasn’t it? People come into contact with potentially infected individuals or display the dreaded symptoms and–whoosh–off to get tested. And then they wait for the results…
As I’ve mulled and prayed over the next 1 John passage in preparation for our Church Online service, it struck me that John the Elder is very concerned that we know the proof positive that people are, in fact, one of God’s own children. His clarity is compelling, but also challenging. I hope you’ll join in as we worship Jesus together and continue to discover What Matters Most.  Click here to go to ECC Church Online.

A special note: if you are having any trouble at all accessing these services, please email me back and I’ll do what I can to help you. 
 

Equipping You through Past Teaching Series

A few people have been inquiring about past message series, including the first installment of the 1 John series, Living True. That November 2020 series can be found here, and it covers 1 John 1:1 through 2:11.

You can also view or listen to our extensive archive of past messages (or view the whole online services beginning mid 2020) by going to this link. As a sampling, we taught our way through the entire Book of Revelation a few years go (click here), which I know you will find very helpful. We’ve also explored the gospel in the book of Ruth, four talks on mental health through Psalm 23, a series on the various obstacles to people’s faith, and more. Ready at the click of a mouse, you’ll find an surprisingly large catalogue of teaching. We know you’ll be encouraged, comforted, and challenged by the continued relevance of God’s Word.
 

Empowering You to Walk as Spiritual Friends

One more thing: I’m going to host another 1 hour Zoom clinic on “How to Start and Grow in Spiritual Friendship.” I’ve been encouraging each Erickson Covenanter to take up this challenge: find a person with whom you can share your spiritual walk. I want to do all I can to support you in that, and so I’m offering more guidance on Thursday at 4pm. Let me know if you can make it and I’ll send you the Zoom link for our meeting. Date and Time: February 4 at 4pm. 
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That’s all for today. May you continue to see the lavish love of God for you, his child.

Tom

PS. At our recent AGM, the Erickson Covenant membership approved our 2021 budget and affirmed the 2021 Leadership Team. Please welcome Ken Wiens and Leslie LeBlanc, who are joining Peter Hambrey, Valerie Comer, Kristen Mitchell, Amanda Terpstra, and myself. We both appreciate and need your prayers as we continue to seek God’s guidance for us as a church family.  

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