LENTEN OFFERING SUPPORT STILL ENCOURAGED:  This year’s Lenten Offering supports Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran World Federation, both leaders in refugee and migration work worldwide, and partners in working to end the humanitarian crisis of child migration from El Salvador. To give, use a Lenten Offering envelope at the Sign Up Center, put “Lenten Offering” on a check made out to ECLC or donate at ECLC’s website here.
CARING FOR CREATION Members of ECLC's Caring for Creation Committee invite you to join us at the 4th Annual Edina Environmental Forum, "Here Comes the Sun", Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-8:00pm, Fick Auditorium, Edina High School.  Action Resources Fair 6:00-7:00pm, Keynote Presentation (Paul Douglas, Meteorologist) 7:00-8:00pm.  Also featuring Erica Zweifel, Northfield Area Community Solar Chair, and presentations from the Edina Student Environment Leadership Council.

NEW TO ECLC? SPECIAL GATHERINGS JUST FOR YOU!   Learn about ECLC’s beliefs, community, and ministries by participation in ECLC 101 Workshops on Sundays April 12, 19, and 26 from 9:45-10:45. Whether you can come for one Sunday or all three, we hope you’ll join us to meet others new to ECLC and become comfortable in this faith community. We’ll have a New Member Celebration on Sunday, May 3rd. RSVP to Lauren or speak to any staff member.

NEXT ADULT FORUM - APRIL 12: Tamim Saidi from the Islamic Resource Center will be speaking about how the Muslim Community is fairing in our community—particularly their youth development and opportunities—especially during the ISIS conflict, and how that has impacted their community.

THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL: A THEATER EXPERIENCE! The Mission and Immigration committee encourages you to experience an evening highlighting Minnesota’s thriving Filipino community at The History Theater now through April 12. Check out http://www.historytheatre.com/2014-2015/debutantes-ball for more details.

LIVING WITHOUT DOCUMENTS IN MINNESOTA: ONE ECLC FRIEND’S STORY: On Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm you are invited to join ECLCers as a friend from St. Paul’s teaches us a traditional Mexican recipe, followed by sharing his story of immigrating without documents while we eat together. This is a powerful look into the result of a broken immigration system. Email Lauren to RSVP. $5 suggested food donation.

SAVE THE DATE: ECLC Young(ish) Adults are invited to lunch at QCumbers on Sunday, April 19 following the 11am service.  The whole family is invited for this all you can eat buffet at 7465 France Ave S.  Don’t worry too much about your birth year—if you’re interested, save the date now for a fun time out! Contact Lauren for details.

WHY CHRISTIAN? 15 ECLC women, including 3 ECLC staff members, will attend the innovative faith conversation, “Why Christian” this September 18-20 in Minneapolis. Want to join us? Hear from 12 diverse female faith leaders who are doing ministry in exciting, out-of-the-box ways. Organized by ELCA Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber and author Rachel Held Evans…this is an experience with ECLCers you won’t want to miss. To register, go to http://www.whychristian.net   Let Lauren know if you register—we’re planning book conversations for spring and summer!

ADVOCACY NEEDED—SAFE ROADS FOR ALL. ECLC’s Mission & Immigration Team invites you to call your State Representative to encourage them to support Safe Roads MN: Safe Roads for All, which will allow immigrants without documents the ability to apply and test for a driver’s license.  This legislation will allow immigrants without documents to safely access needed services and amenities, while ensuring all on the road are properly licensed with insurance.  Read more here.