We pray that this message finds you and your family well. During this unparalleled event in our country, we are continuing to monitor the mounting recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19 and are striving to find the appropriate cadence for the ECPC family during these events. In continued accordance with the ever changing local, state, and national health department recommendations, we are proceeding with the following general schedule until further notice.
- Sunday Worship (March 22) will once again be canceled. Joel May has preached this week’s sermon which will be accessible on our website and podcast. Additionally we encourage you to take advantage of the grace that our Lord provides in the form of live streaming the entire worship service for Christ Covenant or Uptown Church. The live links can be found at www.christcovenant.org and www.uptownchurch.org each Sunday. We will provide you a weekly update regarding the ECPC Worship schedule in the hope that this time apart will be replaced with an alternate solution that allows us to gather together soon.
- All official ECPC events are canceled until further notice. This includes Life Groups, Bible studies, Youth Retreat, and Men’s Retreat. As of this moment, the Easter Egg Hunt is still scheduled on 4/11. We plan to make a final decision regarding this event soon and will certainly relay that information to you.
- During this time, please continue to utilize and rely upon your Shepherding Elder and the Session/Diaconate as a whole as spiritual and physical needs may arise.
The theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat was planned to be Be. Still. Know. God. In God’s providence, this is exactly the disposition that we pray we each will adopt during these uncertain times. While we cannot predict or control these situations, we serve the Risen Lord who has all of these events in his grasp and vision. We pray that you and your family will use this time together to ponder God’s word and what we are taught in Romans 5:1-5 “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
The Session of East Charlotte Presbyterian Church