We are not gathering in person right now, but we will be doing a livestream service on Sundays. We take seriously the words of Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” But in light of how things have been developing here in Austin with COVID-19 we have decided it’s best to suspend our Sunday services, Community Groups, and other gatherings until further notice in order to heed the warnings of our state, city, and national leaders and do what we can to slow the spread of the virus and promote health and safety in our church and city.
Even so, we have some awesome technology here in 2020 that allows us to still “stir up one another to love and good works” from a distance, and we plan to use it! So Sunday mornings at our normal service time of 11:00am, we will livestream some worship, prayer, and teaching right to your phone, computer, or tablet! It will be a simple, guided time of devotion and the teaching portion will continue our study of the book of James. We invite you to watch by yourself or with your family or roommates, pray and worship along with us, receive the word of God, and interact through the comments by posting any thoughts or questions you have (or just post a selfie, that’s cool too).
As James says, we “do not know what tomorrow will bring” (James 4:14). We aren’t sure how all of this is going to unfold over the next few weeks, or how long we will have to make these kinds of adjustments, but we do know that God is our help in time of trouble (Ps. 46:1-3), that he is for us and not against us (Rom. 8:31), and that he is always with us and therefore we have nothing to fear (Ps. 23:4). So let’s do what we can to seek him, trust him, pray for our church and city, and use the technology he’s given us to stir one another up to love and good works. Love you all!
ECC Staff and elders
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