THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
8:15 am Worship
9:15 am Fellowship time with coffee and treats
9:45 am Sunday School-Age 3 through grade 12
9:45 am Parents of Lambs
9:45 am Adult Forum: Building Update
9:45 am Great Recycling
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm ECLC Annual Congregational Meeting

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING PROXY FORMS  For members unable to attend, proxy forms (available in the office and to download from ECLC’s website here) must be submitted to the church office by noon on Friday, January 23.

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM  We welcome Jacob Thomas Gorman, son of Jon & Kris, into our community of faith. Jacob was baptized this past Sunday at ECLC. Please pray for Jacob as he grows in his baptism and for all our children as they grow into faith.

RECONCILING IN CHRIST FESTIVAL WORSHIP
On Saturday, January 24 at 4:00 pm, join RIC Lutherans from across the Twin Cities for a festival worship celebrating inclusion and God’s love for all. You’ll know a friendly face there--Lauren Morse-Wendt will serve as Assisting Minister for this worship, hosted by Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 285 N. Dale Street in St. Paul. You’re invited to stay for an optional free simply soup supper afterwards.  No RSVP needed, but email Lauren Morse-Wendt with any questions.

MEN’S CHORUS REHEARSAL - TONIGHT, January 21 at 7:00 pm.

THE ECLC SHORT STORY GROUP will gather at Nancy Strom’s home on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 am  We will continue discussion of the story ‘Royal Beatings’ by Alice Munro from the book “We Are the Stories We Tell.” All are welcome.
 
WOMEN IN TRANSITION  WIT will be attending the performance of God Girl  at the History Theater, on Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 pm January 22 is the last call to make your reservations with DeeDee Edlund. Cost is $28. Chili supper at DeeDee's home after the performance. All women are welcome to attend.

VEAP FOOD PACKERS NEEDED:  On Wednesday, February 4, ECLCers will sort and pack food donations in the VEAP warehouse from 2:00-5:00 pm Located in Bloomington; this is the largest food shelf in the state and needs thousands of volunteers to give away tons of food each day.  Email Lauren Morse-Wendt to sign up to serve.
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY NEEDS ADVOCATES AT THE CAPITOL   Join ECLC and groups from across the state to advocate for higher renewable energy standards in MN through the Clean Energy & Jobs coalition on Monday, February 2 beginning at 10:00 am We will learn the ins and outs of renewable energy; meet in small groups with our state legislators to talk about environmental justice. You don’t need to be an expert, just passionate for creation. Email Lauren Morse-Wendt to join her for this massive Day on the Hill.

FAMILIES: BRING YOUR STUFF FOR THE GREAT RECYCLING SUNDAY   Have your kids outgrown their clothes, aged out of their books, or stopped playing with toys? January’s a wonderful time to de-clutter and help teach our kids how to let go of “stuff.”  Bring these items to ECLC next Sunday, January 25 by 9:45 am Then, from 10-11, you are invited to walk through and pick up FREE clothes, books, and toys for their next stage of life!  Mark your calendar and start de-cluttering now!

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 Wednesday, January 28.

LEARN TO MAKE EL SALVADORAN PUPUSAS  We’re all dreaming of the warmth of El Salvador in the midst of our brutal winters. Come to ECLC on Tuesday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. while we learn to make pupusas and enjoy eating them together and sharing stories from our partners in El Salvador. This social event will leave you stuffed!  Optional $5 donation to pay for the cost of food. RSVP to Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org

AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH OPEN HOUSE: Longtime ECLC partner, Avenues for Homeless Youth, is expanding with a new shelter and transitioning housing facility in Brooklyn Park! You’ve invited to tour this much needed building on Saturday, January 31 between 1-4 pm at 7210 76th Ave N in Brooklyn Park.  Avenues is working hard to create more homes for formerly homeless youth…no RSVP needed, go check out what their incredible partnerships have created!