This is My Son, Listen to Him

Greetings, Blessings, and GOOD NEWS!  May you be blessed by this weeks readings, and enjoy reading this weeks edition of GOOD NEWS.  Lent is always an meaningful and joyful time in the life of the Church.  We hope you will join us as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter!
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This weeks readings:

Take time to mediate on God’s word and prepare for worship this Sunday.  And as you meditate on them, consider the question of the week: “Where will my “leaving the mountain” with Jesus take me this week?  What form will my self-sacrificing service and unconditional love take?”

Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18  Psalm 116:10,15-19              Romans 8:31b-34                         Mark 9:2-10


Mark 9:7

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

How simple can it be?  This weeks Gospel lesson tells of the great Transfiguration of Jesus.  I’m sure it was a great sight to witness and its a great story in the Bible.  But what it comes down to is God’s simple message – “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him”.  It reminds of us Jesus’s first miracle, when at the wedding and his mother Mary asks for Jesus’ help and then she tells the servants “Do whatever he asks you to do”.  Simple words from both is earthly mother and his Heavenly Father.  If we just listen to Jesus and do what he asks of us, we will be blessed. Amen.

Pastor Candidate Q & A

  Following the annual meeting in November, a review of the job description & associated parish profile, and  a search within the ECC community – the church Board of Directors would again like your input.   We are presenting to the congregation, Fr. Henry Pruski as a candidate for our next Pastor.    We had a Q&A after the service on February 22, but please feel free to submit additional questions or concerns you would like the board to ask during our formal inteview with Fr. Henry.


We will have Lenten Services February 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25.   Join us if you are able for some time of prayer and reflection. Service will begin at7:00 pm in the Chapel.


We will have special containers for you to sacrifice for Lent with your offering.  Any amount contributed will go towards the cost of preparing meals at Opportunity House this winter and spring.

Help Support Co-County Wellness Services – March 3

17 Berks County restaurants host A Good Thyme for Life, a special dining event raising funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Each restaurant generously donates a percentage of their evening revenue to Co-County Wellness Services.

Closet Cleaning ReScheduled for  Saturday, March 7.
9:00 am.  You welcome to help with an early Spring Cleaning!

We have two storage closets that need totally cleaned out, organized, and put back together.  Good at organizing?  Then please feel free to join us!

Next Potluck – Saturday, March 21. 6:00 pm

We had to cancel our February Pot Luck due to snow. So lets make our March pot luck an extra special one! Invite your friends and family!

How you can be sure!

Certain members of the board have been tasked with making the decision to cancel services or not.  We try to carefully watch the weather,  predict what might happen by 1pm service time, and make a careful decision.  If canceled we will post as early as possible on our Facebook Page, send an email, and we do have an account with channel 69 news and you can see those closings at
Of course if power or internet becomes a problem, you may also call the church phone and the voice mail will be updated as well.  If your still not sure, then always better safe than sorry. Spend some time meditating on the weeks scriptures in the safety and warmth of your home.

How are you doing answering this  past week’s question 
of the week from the bulletin? 


   “We have been granted the grace to enter a new season of renewal. What time and place will I set aside for my Lenten journey inward? Where will my outward Lenten journey take me?