JIM SIEFKES MEMORIAL SERVICE   The memorial service for ECLC Member Jim Siefkes will be Friday evening, February 26 at 5 pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (4801 France Av. S). Visitation will be held at 4 pm and a reception will follow the service.  Note: All events are at Good Shepherd (48th & France)

RAY VOSS MEMORIAL SERVICE  The memorial service for ECLC Member Ray Voss will be Saturday, March 5 at 11 am at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (4801 France Av. S) with lunch following. Visitation at 10 am.  We will also have a visitation on Friday, March 4 from 4-7 pm at Edina Community Lutheran Church.

FEB 28 SUNDAY FORUM: “Intergenerational Yoga”  All ages and stages of learning are welcome to join Shelley Pagitt as she leads us in a Sabbath practice of quieting and listening to our bodies.

JAZZ, DANCING, AND SUPPORTING HOMELESS YOUTH:  Join the Freedom Jazz! in their Spring Swing: An Afternoon of Jazz, Swing and Dancing on Sunday, March 20th from 3-5:30 pm.  The Freedom Jazz! is a Twin Cities-based (Minneapolis/St Paul), non-profit GLBTA jazz band and ECLC members Larry Tuura and Dave Eckenrode are in the group. For a $10 ticket, you can enjoy an afternoon of jazz at the Minneapolis Woman’s Club and $3 from every ticket sold at ECLC will support our housing work for homeless youth in the western suburbs! (Children 10 and under get in free!)  Tickets will be available for purchase at ECLC on Sundays.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ON SUNDAY: ECLC member Girl Scouts will be selling cookies for $4 a box (donations also welcome) this Sunday after each service. 

ECO-FAITH EVENT THIS SUNDAY:  ECLC is joining congregations across the area in the Connect-the-Dots Initiative, engaging faith, science, and youth leadership!  Join ECLC to celebrate our participation and learn more at Augsburg College this Sunday, February 28th from 6-8pm for an earth-keeping liturgy, stories of success from other congregations, and engaging in sustainability.  Email Cheryl at cherylpersigehl@msn.com to join in.

COFFEE & COLORING: All ages are invited to gather for a playful, relaxed time of coffee and coloring on Monday, March 7th at 10am at ECLC.  We have intricate coloring books ready…and the coffee will be on!  Little ones welcome, too!  Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org to sign up.

LENTEN OFFERING: LOCAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES:  This Lent, we reach out as a congregation and support ministries that serve the health of their communities. Among its many ministries, our sister congregation St. Paul’s Lutheran hosts the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, caring for the whole person throughout its neighborhood.  And, our eyes turns to our brothers and sisters in El Salvador as the Zika virus spreads there.  Our Lenten offering will support St. Paul’s Lutheran and a yet to be determined ministry partner working through the Lutheran Church of El Salvador to prevent the spread of this disease. To support the Lenten offering, place a check in the offering plate made out to ECLC with “Lenten Offering” in the memo line, donate at a Wednesday night soup supper, or donate online at www.eclc.org