SIGN UP FOR PROGRESSIVE DINNER:  Meet other ECLCers while traveling from course to course for delicious food on Saturday, May 13th from 5-8:30ish. Sign Up now for a fun evening out by going to the Sign Up Center. Indicate if you’d like to provide an appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert, or if you’d like to host salad or main course/dessert. FREE childcare available at church!

NEW TO ECLC? Come to ECLC 101 on Sundays, April 23rd & 30th, from 9:45-10:45 to learn more about ECLC and the Lutheran Church, meet staff and congregational leaders, and consider officially becoming members of ECLC. Email Lauren with questions.

RETIRED ECLC MEN Join us for breakfast on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am at Perkins Restaurant at Eden and Willson Roads in Edina (near 50th and Hwy 100). This month's gathering will be Wednesday, April 26.

EASTER OFFERING This Easter, the Mission Committee encourages our congregation to Build Bridges in a divided society. As Easter is the ultimate bridge from death to life, we are pleased to lift up ministry partners who build those bridges through our Easter Offering. Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries builds bridges across the Church in support of LGBTQ Lutheran leaders and the Sister Congregation fund of the Lutheran Church of El Salvador builds bridges between congregations in El Salvadoran and around the world. The Mission Committee invites you to support these organizations. Make checks payable to ECLC and use an Easter offering envelope, or note “Easter” on the memo line. You may also donate online by visiting www.eclc.org.

CELEBRATION OF MISSION: All ECLCers are invited to celebrate ECLC’s many ministry partners and the ways we act for an end to hunger, homelessness, injustice, and more with a Celebration of Mission on Thursday, April 27th from 6-8pm. Get updates from 10 ECLC ministries while tasting their pasta bakes. Who will be crowned Pasta Champion?  Email Lauren to RSVP.

66 WEST It's happening---a vision turned to reality!  In May, 66 West will be opening its doors to 39 previously homeless youth. This presents a great opportunity to serve! Beds, mattresses, and tables will need to be unpacked and placed. The bed frames will need to be assembled and mattresses set. Table tops will need to be screwed onto bases. The shifts are: Friday, April 28 (1-5pm); Saturday, April 29 (10am-1pm); and only if needed Sunday, April 30-3-6pm. To volunteer please contact: Sue C.

ECLC LITTLE FREE LIBRARY: ECLC is exploring the possibility of a Little Free Library next to our front sidewalk! Do you have one? Do you like to design? We have a building volunteer and are just looking for suggestions of designs for our LFL. Email Minister of Welcoming, Trevor to help with ideas.

WOMEN’S RETREAT 2017 IN MAY: Footprints of our Forebearers: Women as Pathmakers will be Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington. Catherine Malotky will guide us as we explore our stories, excavate biblical narratives of being woman, and inhabit the gospel’s disruption!  Cost is $25; scholarships available. Pick up a brochure and sign up at the sign up center today!

PASTOR STEPHANIE TRAVELS TO THE HOLY LAND: As part of the Macedonian Ministry pastoral leadership cohort of which Pastor Stephanie has been a participant since January 2016, she will traveling to Israel and Palestine from April 23-May 6. Learn more about her travels and the possibility of a future ECLC pilgrimage on Sunday, May 21, 12:30 pm at a Holy Land Potluck & Presentation in the Fellowship Hall.