SUPPORT ST. PAUL’S FAMILIES FACING IMMIGRATION FEARS: This year’s Lenten Offering supports our sister congregations, St. Paul’s and Redeemer. St. Paul’s has recently created a fund to support families fearing deportation or dealing with legal proceedings. Your Lenten offer participation can help these families and others in our amazing sister congregations. To donate, go to www.eclc.org and click on “give” or put a check with “Lenten Offering” in the memo line during worship or Lenten soup supper.

66 WEST ITEM OF THE DAY: GLASS MEASURING CUPS!  10 glass measuring cups are still needed to welcome the young adults who will soon move into their first apartments at 66 West. Can you donate one or more new glass measuring cups? Email Lauren by Friday to fulfill this ‘Wish List Item of the Day’ or stop by the table during soup supper or Sunday to sign up for other needed items.

RACE & PUBLIC DEFENSE FORUM AT REDEEMER: The next “Race and…” forum will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran (1800 Glenwood Ave N, Mpls), featuring Mary Moriarty, Chief Public Defender of the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office. Over 25 years ago she decided to become a public defender because she wanted to defend people's rights and give them the voice that often can be drowned out in the complex criminal justice system. This ongoing series is a partnership between Redeemer, Westwood, and Edina Community Lutheran churches. RSVP at the Signup Center!

LGBTQ FREEDOM JAZZ BAND SUPPORTS 66 WEST:  $3 from every $10 ticket sold at ECLC to Sunday, April 23rd’s Freedom Jazz Band concert will support 66 West!  Buy a ticket this Sunday!

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! Save the date for this evening event—it’s a cook off!

PROGRESSIVE DINNER—SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13th for an evening of getting to know other ECLCers over GREAT Food—free childcare available!

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 travelling 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 p.m. at a Holy Land Potluck & Presentation in the Fellowship Hall.