2024 ECS Sunday

Episcopal Community Services: ECS Sunday 2024 Rogation Celebrations: Planting Seeds of Gospel Justice

It’s not too late to make use of these resources to mark this Sunday as “ECS Sunday.” Even if you haven’t planned ahead, make mention in your sermons, discuss at announcements, talk about it in coffee hour. This is our opportunity as a diocese to confirm our commitment to Gospel Justice and to being Christ’s hands and feet on the earth.

Planning for Rogation Sunday, May 5, 2024

The first Sunday in May is ECS Sunday, a day when we come together as a diocese to celebrate our common mission of service and reconciliation in the Diocese of New Jersey and lift up our witness to justice and peace.

All congregations are asked to recognize ECS Sunday in worship services, making the ECS story part of sermons, Prayers of the People, and congregational communications through the use of some of the following resources:

As part of our efforts to build community and strengthen our common work across the Diocese, ECS-NJ has been in the process of launching a “Champion” program for every church in the Diocese and seeks someone in each congregation who knows ECS-NJ. Through this program, an ECS-NJ Champion can:

  • Be the “human face” of ECS-NJ in your congregation,
  • Serve as a liaison to the vestry,
  • Advocate for support of mission outreach efforts and needs, and
  • Highlight ECS-NJ news, events, and advocacy opportunities.

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ) is a diocesan initiative that works to strengthen our collective ability to proactively address human needs and relentlessly work against both social and racial injustice.

Please email to sign up or for more information.

ECS-NJ has provided more than $300,000 to 25 projects across 11 counties since 2020