THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8:15 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Fellowship time with coffee and treats
9:45 a.m. Sunday School-Age 3 through grade 12
9:45 a.m. Adult Forum: Christology
9:45 a.m. Parents of Lambs Gathering
11:00 a.m. Worship

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER & WORSHIP GO TO ST. PAUL’S:  On Wednesday, March 4, you’ll have two options for experiencing Lent together. Stay at ECLC as we do each Wednesday in Lent, or join ECLCers as we dine at 6pm and worship at 7pm with St. Paul’s together at 2742 15th Ave S. in Minneapolis. This is a meaningful opportunity to experience how we worship the same and differently…and how we can support each other as Lutherans in the Body of Christ together. No RSVP needed; just show up at St. Paul’s! 

MARCH FO(U)RTH TO CHOIR! Get thee to choir beginning March 4th after Lenten Vespers to prepare pieces for worship on March 22, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and April 26. All are welcome!

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Food packers are needed at our local food shelf partner Community Emergency Service (1900 11th Ave S., Mpls) from 9am-10:30am on Thursday, February 19. Please email Lauren  if you can volunteer.

SERVE AND SOCIALIZE PARTNERS WITH LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF:  This year’s Lenten Offering will partially support our ministry partner, Lutheran World Relief, and their ministry specifically supporting refugees.  On Thursday, March 5th from 10:00 am.-Noon, you’re invited to ECLC to tie fleece blankets to be distributed worldwide to LWR, followed by lunch together to learn about and converse about refugee ministry.  Email Lauren to sign up. 

CROSSING BRIDGES: SELMA TO MINNEAPOLIS:  On March 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm., join thousands of Minnesotans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March by marching from the Minnesota State Capitol to Central Presbyterian in downtown St. Paul where we will hear inspiring speakers on the continued institutional racism that divides us all. ECLC is a supporting member of this event; let’s show up in a big way! Email Lauren for details on this interfaith event.

IS YOUR GIRL SCOUT SELLING COOKIES?  Attention ECLC girls! Are you a Girl Scout? If so, you are invited to sell girl scout cookies after worship on Feb 22 and Mar 1.  If you'd like to participate, please contact Cheryl Persigehl by Friday.

WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP: The short story group will meet at the home of Karen Boyum on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 am We will discuss "Royal Beatings" by Alice Munro. All are welcome. Please let Karen know if you plan to attend.
 
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 next Wednesday, February 25.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION: WIT will gather on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 pm at Sandy Heidemann’s home. Doris Pagelkopf will present an exquisite—and today, timely—speech on religious inclusivity given by Princess Basma of Jordan who personally funded the YWCA in her Muslim country. Doris was Princess Basma's guest in Amman, Jordan at the Hashemite Foundation to explore women's issues in Jordan and Palestine. We will be reading Princess Basma’s speech together at the meeting, but if you would like a copy to read beforehand, please contact Deb Gensmer.

LENTEN OFFERING GOES GLOBAL: This Lent, ECLC’s Mission Committee invites you to Take Up Justice, Take Up Reconciliation, and Take Up Peace. ECLC will engage in various ways with our ministry partners supporting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers locally and around the world. This year’s Lenten Offering will support 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. Click here to learn more about their ministry in 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.

TRAVEL-SIZED TOILETRIES NEEDED:  Do you have unopened travel-sized toiletries from hotel stays in your bathroom cupboard? Drop them off at the blue bin at ECLC’s sign up center throughout February and we will donate them to local shelters and social service agencies who need them for guests!