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The ESE will be hosting an online special event.

Both the Junior Dept. (Tues., July 14) & Primary Dept. (Sun., July 19) will be from 7-8:30pm. Email Pastor Edgar for the zoom link AND to indicate how many children will be joining each event .

VBS & Leadership Camp

will be officially cancelled for this year.  We are planning for one of two online smaller events for the summer. They will be announced in the weeks to come.

Important Announcements:

In-Person Worship Service

The church has reopened for in-person worship services as of June 28.  See below for important guidelines to have a safe and meaningful worship. To attend the service, registration is mandatory. Sign up here.

ONLINE GIVING for offering is now live. Click here for instructions.

NOTE: Children’s/Youth’s Ministry events and worship services and other church gatherings will continue to be online.

Live Stream Worship Service

Sunday Worship will be live-streamed on YouTube at 1:55pm on Sundays.  St. James Town members have a live service at 11am on Zoom. (NOTE: Recordings/transcripts of the sermons are available here.)

Click here for the ESE Young Nak Children’s Service (Pre-K).

Click here for the ESE Young Nak Children’s Service (Grades 1-6).

Click here for the Hi-C Service.

Suggestions for on-line worship:

  1. Set up a place in your home where the entire family can gather to worship together with good audio. If you are able to connect to a smart TV, then that might be the best option. Please try not to allow each family member to watch individually on their own devices. Clean up the area and remove any distractions.
  2. Get dressed as you normally would for Church. Don’t worship in your pajamas in reverence to God.
  3. Though the format will seem a bit awkward, try your best to participate as if you were in our chapel. Pray when we pray, sing when we sing, have your Bibles at hand, listen attentively, etc.

Other announcements for this time:

  1. Past services & Pastor Peter’s weekly emails will be posted at
  2. You may still schedule a visit with your pastors during this time; pastoral visits will continue over the phone and video chat. Your pastors will also be reaching out to you.
  3. If you know of anyone in our church community who needs special attention or care during this time, please reach out to them yourselves and inform your pastors and/or elders.
  4. All other church gatherings will continue to be online.
  5. Pray for the following:
    • Pray for the eradication of this virus.
    • Pray for the health and recovery of those affected.
    • Pray that God would use this time to draw people to himself.
    • Pray that God’s people would be bright lights among the people we interact with and lead them toward Jesus.
    • Pray for our church community, that this season would strengthen, not weaken our faith in God.
    • Pray that families will become closer and stronger as we are given this time to spend together.
    • Pray that we would care for and love one another in these uncertain times.

Matthew Sun (Baptism)

Before coming to Christ, I used to be racist toward Caucasians. I was stressed because of school.  I was grumpy and miserable because of how many University assignments I had to do. Also, I get pretty anxious because I have lots of things going around in my head.  I used to be lazy and stubborn when it came to certain things I didn’t like.  I am funny when there are friends or people that I love who are around me.  I really love talking to kids, but only to certain kind of kids.  I also enjoy listening to music, watching anime or old cartoons, drawing, playing a bit of video games, and making stuff.

The reason why I became a Christian is because I came to this church when I was 4-5 years old.  My family and I were born into a Christian family, like my grandmother and grandfather (who has passed away) and my great-grandparents.  I used to be racist towards Caucasians since last year when I had a very busy and abnormal life.  There were white people who didn’t really care about me, and some of them liked to make fun of me by laughing at me, which made me feel pretty irritated.

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