SUNDAY FORUM: APRIL 8 - Discover ways to leave a legacy that reflects your values and supports the people and causes most important to you. Led by Bruce Ensrud, Thrivent Financial. 9

POP UP POSTCARD PARTY:  This Sunday the 8th, the Connectivity Team invites you to stick around after worship for 5 minutes and send an Easter postcard greeting to another ECLCer--"meet" somebody new through a postcard!

THE WOMEN'S SHORT STORY GROUP meeting will be hosted by Gail C., on Friday, April 13th from10am-12 noon, at Parkshore Senior Campus. We will meet in the "Private Dining Room" and will discuss "Credo," by Richard Rodriguez, the last story in Vol. 1 of Listening for God. Please RSVP to Gail. 

NEW TO ECLC? COME TO ECLC 101!  On Sundays, April 15 and 22, from 9:45-10:45 get to know ECLC staff and other newcomers, learn about ECLC’s history and values, and share a bit about you. These are perfect gatherings for newcomers considering officially joining ECLC this spring! Questions? Contact Lauren.

CALLING ALL CAREGIVERS:  Gather in conversation with other ECLCers who are caregiving, at home or from afar, for someone they love.  Share stories, learn about resource ideas, and support each other. Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm at ECLC. RSVP to Adele.

TOUR 66 WEST:  66 West, Edina’s apartments with supportive services for formerly homeless young people, will offer a tour for ECLCers on Sunday, April 22nd at 1pm. Sign up at the Sign Up Center.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER: Enjoy delicious appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts as you travel from ECLC to ECLCers homes in small groups on Saturday, May 12 beginning at 5pm. Get to know ECLCers in a different way--it's a fun night out with FREE childcare in the nursery!  RSVP to Leslie and indicate whether you will host the salad or main/dessert course, or will provide a course of the meal. 

EASTER SEASON OFFERING    We continue through this Easter Season to lift up two ECLC mission partners, Avenues for Homeless Youth and Protect Minnesota. Avenues provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in the Twin Cities. Protect Minnesota seeks to prevent gun violence through effective laws, policies, and community education. The Mission Committee invites you to support these organizations by learning more about them, praying for them, and supporting them financially.  To designate your offering, make checks payable to ECLC and use an Easter envelope, or note “Easter” on the memo line. You may also give online by visiting www.eclc.org, clicking on “give,” and noting the Easter Offering.

FACTS FROM THE IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE:  While our country debates a border wall, it is important to know the facts: the majority of undocumented immigrants actually arrive in this country through legal channels with temporary visas.  They become undocumented if they overstay their visa. How can we reform our immigration process through the lens of Leviticus 19:33: “When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as a citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself.”

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR NEW REFUGEE FAMILIES:  Lutheran Social Service is welcoming new refugee families this month!  They are in need of the following supplies delivered to the Center for Changing Lives (2400 Park Ave S., Mpls). Email Margaret at LSS if you can drop something off. 

•     Shower curtains (with liners, rings if needed)
•     General purpose spray cleaner
•     Laundry detergent
•     Toilet paper and paper towels
•     Backpacks for students
•     Large pots and pans (new or used)
•     Brooms and mops (new or used)