Easter Breakfast at ERCC

christ-is-risenJoin us on Easter morning (April 21st) for breakfast at ERCC.  We’ll have our traditional breakfast tacos, muffins, and other yummy breakfast foods ready at 9:00 am unitl 9:45 am in the fellowship hall.   We will not have Sunday School classes during this time so that everyone at ERCC can enjoy this breakfast together.

And then at 10:00 am we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior and worship our God together in the main auditorium.

Remember:  Easter is a good time to invite your “unchurched” friends, people who have drifted away from the church, and even strangers to church.  Everyone needs to hear the gospel and the Easter celebration is a great opportunity!

CHRIST IS RISEN!

Game Night-Friday, April 26th

large_game-onOn Friday, April 26th, at 7:00 pm we will have a “game night” in the fellowship hall.  Bring a card game or board game and a snack to share.

Our game nights have been known to be a lot of fun!  We only have these events twice per year.  They are simply an opportunity to have some fun and get to know your ERCC friends better in a VERY relaxed environment.

Everyone is welcome to participate (or just watch)!

Spring Potluck Luncheon March 31st

potluckJoin us for lunch after the morning worship service on March 31st.

This will be a potluck lunch so we’ll eat whatever shows up!

Signup on the clipboard sheet outside the auditorium or you can just reply to this email

This is a good opportunity to meet and get to know your ERCC brothers and sisters while enjoying a great homemade meal!

Potluck Lunch After Church on March 31st

Spring Cleaning! Saturday morning, March 16th

We need volunteers to help with our annual spring cleaning.  This is the time of year when we get ready for our spring and summer events by getting the church grounds and property repaired and cleaned.  We have jobs on the outside and on the inside so lots of help is needed! 

clip-art-cleaning-789537Start Time is 9:00 am on Saturday, March 16th!

Lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please ask Dan Walton or Vicki Cunningham.

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

Annual Chili Cookoff, March 17th

chili15The annual ERCC Chili Cookoff will take place on Sunday, March 17th, at 6:00 pm.  Cost to enter the contest is free!  Cost to eat the chili is free!  Cost to vote for your favorite Chili(s) is just 25 cents per vote, and you can buy as many votes as you want (even for your own chili 🙂

ticket-hiVote money will support youth trips, such as the Christ in Youth conventions, in 2019.

If you ‘d like to compete for the Best Chili in ERCC, you can signup on the clipboard in the church foyer.

Let’s get a big crowd of chili connoisseurs together to enjoy some traditional, hot, and/or unusual chili and support our youth!

Youth Fundraiser Luncheon, February 10th

On Sunday, February 10th, the ERCC youth will be offering lunch after the Sunday morning worship service.  

Spaghetti plates with the trimmings will be available for dining in the fellowship hall or for take out.  A $6 donation is requested.

Please support our youth by participating in this fundraiser.

This is a fundraising event by our youth trips

“Singspiration” – Spring 2019

It’s time for SINGSPIRATION!

The date for this Sunday evening (6 pm) of nothing but music will be April 14th. 

Whether you want to sing on the stage or sing from the pews, please come and sing!

If you are interested in providing special music (vocal or instrumental)  as a Solist, Duet, small ensemble, or Psalm reader, please contact our Song Leader (Chris Engstrom).

Nagaland Orphange Update

The Nagaland Outreach Children’s Ministry is one of several Christian ministries supported by ERCC.  Below is the December update sent from our friend and NOCM director, Elilo Patton:

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December 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Sending you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year from the Orphanage Home! We are so excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with our family and especially with all of these beautiful children. Life would be incomplete without these children and without your prayer support. We appreciate all of your earnest prayers, encouragement, and financial support throughout the years. What a difference you have made in the lives of these children. May the Lord pour His blessing upon each and every one of you and His SHALOM peace be with you all, Amen!

This year, by the grace of God, all the children did very well on their exams. They all passed and two of them, Ajanthung and Edward, received an outstanding straight A grade. The sad news is Aloili, who is a 4th grader, will need to repeat her class again. She is trying hard and we are working hard to help her but she is not ready to pass onto the next grade. Please keep her in your prayers.

We were so excited to decorate our Christmas tree and our surroundings. We had so much fun and I think everything turned out beautiful! We appreciate the ladies group from Red Brush Christian Church who sent wonderful gifts for the children and adults. The children opened the gifts early because it’s getting cold. They wore their hats and gloves everywhere we went and are so happy to have them. Thank you so much for your generosity. A special thank you to Susan Wagley who coordinates this every year. We prayed for all you ladies before we opened the gifts.



Continue to keep us in prayer as we are planning to send Elisen, my son, and Epirhoni, my brother Jenny’s daughter, to school in January. They will be in nursery. We have been very busy during the children’s’ winter vacation from school. We have taken them to the Kid’s Carnival and the Bamboo Resort where they played lots of games, ate a lot of great food, went shopping and to a concert. We will begin preaching and teaching about the Good News during this Christmas season starting on December 22nd. Please pray that the children will see the beauty of Jesus through the staff and that we will have extraordinary patience with them during this time. It can get a little hectic around here with all the children being at home all day and with the many activities we are involved in during the Christmas Season.

This has been a very busy year and many projects have been completed. We have a new expanded kitchen, a new building that has a living room and office downstairs and a guest room upstairs. We have also bought in dirt and leveled the yard. We have also purchased a new school bus. I will send pictures of the bus in my next newsletter. We are so blessed to have a Board of Directors in the USA who support our needs and always take care of us. We love you all and thank you once again for all the prayer and financial support throughout the year.

Because of Him,

Elilo Patton Ezung