JOIN 20 ECLCers and PROTECT MINNESOTA this Thursday as we let Legislators know that the people of Minnesota won’t accept weakening of state gun laws.  Legislators visits 10 AM to 1 PM and rally in the rotunda 2 PM to 3 PM. For more information and to register: Protect Minnesota indicates there is parking at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 285 Dale St. N. in St Paul.

FEBRUARY 25 SUNDAY FORUM: Family History Research Rich B. will share discoveries from his family tree research. And discuss ways to search for your ancestors.

DELIVER MEALS ON WHEELS NEXT FRIDAY:  Provide a friendly face and a meal next Friday, March 2nd by delivering meals on wheels for one hour around Edina.  Meet at 11am at Peace United Methodist (6345 Xerxes Ave S.) to get your map and the meals. Email Lauren to sign up. Kid & adult teams welcome!

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM EDINA’S STATE LEGISLATORS:  The Edina League of Women Voters invites you to a legislative update at ECLC on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. Hosted by ECLC, the Edina elected legislators will discuss what they see as the important issues in the upcoming legislative session. They will take questions from the audience. As of now, State Senator Melisa Franzen, and State Representatives, Dario Anselmo and Paul Rosenthal will all attend.

FROM THE IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE:  To gain a better perspective on the adversities faced by immigrants, consider attending "A Crack in the Sky" at the History Theatre now through March 4th.  The play is based on the life of a Somali immigrant who has also authored the book "Somalis in Minnesota".  Performances are on Thursday through Sunday - with discussions following the Sunday performances.  Highly recommended by ECLC members who have already attended.

INTERSECTIONAL BOOK/FILM CIRCLE  Thoughtful conversations about environmental, racial, social justice and more. Read “My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem. Meet on Thursday, February 22th 6:30-8pm at ECLC.


SOLIDARITY WORSHIP WITH ST PAUL’S:  On February 25th at 11am, join ECLCers at our sister congregation, St. Paul’s Lutheran (2742 15th Ave S., Mpls) as we worship in solidarity with at their bilingual worship.  In a difficult season for immigrants in our community, just showing up and being present makes a huge difference. Stay after for a potluck lunch! 

A NIGHT OUT TO END HUNGER!  On Friday, March 2nd from 6-8pm, enjoy A Toast to VEAP, a night of food, wine, craft beer, and more with local restaurants at our local food shelf.  This $35 event is a fun, social fundraiser where you can taste delicacies from local restaurants AND take a tour of the largest local foodshelf right in our community.

ECLC HOSTS LUTHERAN BISHOP FROM THE HOLY LAND  We are pleased to welcome Rev. Munib A. Younan to ECLC on Sunday, March 4th. Younan served as Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and President of the Lutheran World Federation. Younan has been a lifelong leader of interfaith dialogue and a vocal proponent for nonviolence based on justice, inclusion and forgiveness. In addition to preaching in worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Bishop Younan will share his perspectives during the Forum between services.

FEBRUARY IS SHOWER POWER TIME! Please bring your sample size/ hotel size shampoo, lotion, deodorant body wash, soap for distribution by area shelters. Place in bins under Volunteer Sign up Center.

ECOFAITH TIP OF THE WEEK: Enbridge's proposed Pipeline 3 would transport dirty tar sands oil from Alberta over 1000 miles to Superior, WI threatening the Great Lakes, source of 1/5th of the world's fresh water, and violating U.S. treaties with Native Americans. All pipelines leak and spill. Protect Indigenous lands and waters. Preserve for future generations Minnesota's essential aquifers and pristine lakes. Learn more. Take action: