God is doing amazing things through the life and people of ECOB. On this page you can read devotions, stories and testimonies from our ministries, God sightings, and other events that God has used to expand His kingdom in the city of Ephrata and beyond.

God MomentsMinistry Update
November 11, 2021

Report for Congregational Forum Nov. 10, 2021

by Tricia Schlegel, Leadership Team Thank you all for coming tonight to our congregational forum. The leadership team is honored to host these forums twice a year. As you know…
God MomentsMinistry Update
September 23, 2021

Block Parties

Jesus in the Neighborhood! We encouraged you to have Block Parties in your neighborhood this summer and for those that took on this challenge, it was a great time of…
DevotionalGod Moments
September 2, 2021

You are loved!

A K-4th Life Group lesson I recently taught focused on Romans 8:39, which says, “Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus…
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August 12, 2021

Open My Eyes, That I May See

Part of my daily devotions come from "Amazing Grace - 366 Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions." One day last week, it was the Hymn, "Open My Eyes...". It states the…
DevotionalOpinion/Religeous
August 5, 2021

Be Strong and Courageous

by Tricia Schlegel Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And…
DevotionalFood for thought
July 29, 2021

The power of listening

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen,” says Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author and integrative medicine professor. “Perhaps the most important thing we…
DevotionalFood for thoughtUncategorized
July 15, 2021

How deep is your faith?

How deep is your faith? Lyrics to the Bee Gees’ 1970s hit song “How Deep Is Your Love” came to mind as I pondered the “depths” of my faith. Sometimes…
DevotionalFood for thought
July 1, 2021

Child’s Play

Child's Play by Rob Eshelman Scripture Reference: Matthew 18:1-3 At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He…