Next Awana Club
is at 6:30 pm on 9/21 -- Crazy Hat Night! Bring Friends!
Our vision is for our world to come to eternal salvation through Jesus Christ
and for Christians to mature by applying God's Word to every aspect of their
- Present the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Support local and world missions.
- Teach the Word of God.
- Worship God in spirit and truth.
- Encourage one another to love and good works.
Our Ministry Commitments
- We are committed to evaluating everything that we do
in light of God's Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- We are committed to doing everything "with all our
hearts as to the Lord, and not to men."
- We are committed to integrity, accountability, and
leading by example.
- We are committed to recognizing the God-given value
of all people and to encouraging them in the use of their spiritual gifts.
- We are committed to families and to developing
healthy personal relationships with one another.
- We are committed to supporting our church ministry with the wise use of
our time, money, and other God-given resources.
Come hear God's Word preached Sundays at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Bill Mueller. Your heart will be encouraged
and your spirit uplifted as you worship with us and allow God to work in
After the worship service, Pastor Bill also leads an informal class in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to join as the congregation has an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the sermon, and participate in the Pastor-led Bible Study.
Listen to some of our Sermons.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. - Jesus (Matt. 11: 29-30)
Being a Christian is an exciting adventure of discovering God's own
truth, endurance, patience, love, loyalty, and eternal life; for He gives us all
these things and more.
We would like to share them with you, and we will do our best to help you
discover them, too. His truth "will make you free," our Lord promised.
When we are free in Him, what else will we find?
Affirmation Statement of Faith
The Evangelical Covenant Church is part of the whole people of God that
begins in the Old Testament and lives through the New Testament right down to
today. We believe in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, His Son and our
Savior. We believe, as Jesus Himself said, that anyone who believes in Him and
follows Him is a child of God for all time and eternity.
The Bible is our book and guide in life. If the Bible is clear on a teaching,
then we accept it. We say that it is "the only perfect rule for faith,
conduct, and doctrine." This gives us oneness in following God, yet
preserves us from imposing on each other our own thoughts and ways, for we all
are under God and His Word. We follow Him freely, for we are free to follow His
Our Covenant Affirmations:
|"I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation." Psalm 118:21
Covenant Women's Ministries
CWM is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church and has
functioned for 78 years to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of
women and to support the work of the church. CWM operates within each church as
needed. Monies raised help meet Covenant mission needs, provide college
scholarships for young women, help fund projects at North Park College and
Theological Seminary, and more.
The Martha Lake chapter of Covenant Women participates and
helps in the broader CWM and provides study and fellowship for women of the
Please check the weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter for
current event schedules.
Small Group Meetings
You are cordially invited to join a small home fellowship
group for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. We invite you to get more information or sign-up by contacting
the church office.
- Small groups have always been the basis of significant
spiritual growth. Jesus preached to the multitudes, but discipled the 12.
The church at Pentecost (Acts 2) met daily in believers' homes.
- Small groups provide the ideal place for us to "spur
one another on toward love and good deeds," to "encourage one
another" (Heb. 10:24-25), and to "pray for each other" (James
- Small groups are vital to accomplishing our church mission
to present the good news of Christ, support local & world missions,
teach the Word, worship God in spirit and truth, and encourage one another
in love and good works.
Council form of Government
Martha Lake Covenant
Church is governed by its members as a body, with an annual
meeting in January and other congregational meetings as needed.
The congregation elects 7 Council members, who meet monthly.
How to become a Christian
So something's not right between you and God?
one's perfect; we've all sinned
). Sin separates us from God here & now
), and dooms us to a miserable afterlife
(2 Thess. 1:8
). Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins,
"that He might bring us to God"
(1 Peter 3:18
). Good news! We can have peace with God
) and eternal life
), free of sorrow and pain
). Pray to God; ask Him to forgive
(1 John 1:9
) and save you