SUNDAY FORUM:   On January 15th join us at 9:45 in the lower level Creekside room for a discussion on Racial Justice. What will be our congregational witness? The Racial Justice Leadership Team will unpack the racial justice statement which potentially will be adopted at our Annual Meeting, February 5

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH This Sunday our high school youth group is going to be at Redeemer in North Minneapolis! Meet at Redeemer (1800 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis) at 10:30am for worship, 12pm lunch, and you are encouraged to stay for the MLK Celebration at 2pm. All at Redeemer! Please let JD know this week if you plan on joining us. jmechelke@eclc.org. 

EL SALVADOR SCHOLARSHIPS: New students have joined Cristo de Paz this year!  Scholarships are between $73 and $165 annually, depending on the student’s age.  If you’d like to sponsor a student and see a list of all students needing scholarships, please contact ECLC El Salvador Leadership Team member Sandy H.

ARE YOU DETAIL ORIENTED?  We could use your skills!  ECLC is seeking additional offering counters to serve once every 3 months for an hour or two Monday or Tuesday during the day. We train you in pairs on how to accurately and transparently count the offering. To learn more, contact Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org

NOTES FROM THE ECO-FAITH TEAM:  Each Sunday during Epiphany the Eco-faith Team will be encouraging all of our participation in receiving some or all of our electrical energy using Xcel’s windsource. For information stop at the Windsource table. After reading the brochure that explains the advantages and the average cost you may sign up at xcelenergy.com/windsource or call 1-800-895-4999. Have your account # at hand. After you have signed up, email DeeDee Edlundand get counted as an ECLC Windsource supporter!

WORSHIP CELEBRATING GLBTQ INCLUSION:  Join other Reconciling in Christ (publicly welcoming to the GLBTQA community) congregations at the RIC Festival Worship on Saturday, January 28th at 4:30pm at St. Paul Reformation Lutheran, 100 Oxford St N., in St. Paul.  An optional soup supper follows this meaningful and inspiring worship, themed, "ReAwaken the Welcome."  RSVP to ECLCer Jennie Smith (or just show up).

KIDS' STUFF SWAP:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 5th's annual FREE Kid Stuff Swap and start purging your closets of kids' clothes that are too small, kids' toys that are no longer favorites, and kids' books you no longer read!  Items must be dropped off the morning of Feb 5th. Contact ECLCer Nicky Simon-Burton with questions.

ECLC REMINDER:  We practice single stream recycling at ECLC.  We have two dumpster:  one for garbage that cannot be recycled and one for all things that can be..  all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers. 

Please place recyclable materials in our recycling containers around the building and only garbage in the garbage containers.  We are aware that some from the larger community also place materials in our dumpsters but we do try and discourage that.  This results fills up our dumpsters sooner than needed andin recycling and garbage being mixed.