ECLC Welcomes Nursery Attendant Nina B.

At ECLC, the safety and wellbeing of all God’s children is a priority.  Our church nursery is a vital ministry that serves families by providing a safe environment for the youngest among us—and their primary caregivers—to engage in the life of the church, build significant relationships, and grow in faith. Sometimes the nursery is the first touchpoint a family has when they walk through ECLC’s doors. Every week, when children enter our nursery, they are welcomed by an ECLC staff person and an ECLC volunteer. Providing consistent and trustworthy care is so important.

We have been beyond blessed to have Jessica L. as our dedicated ECLC staff person (nursery attendant) for the past year, and she is ready to share this role. This Sunday, January 28th, Jessica and the ECLC staff will welcome a new colleague— Nina B. Nina graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Teaching. She later earned her Masters in Education from Hamline University. Nina teaches math at Hopkins High School. The best part of her job is talking with kids and helping them with life, and of course the math! Nina looks forward to beginning her time with us at ECLC!

Jessica and Nina will share the role of nursery attendant on an alternating basis. This Sunday, both Jessica and Nina will be in the nursery as Nina gets acquainted with the children and their families. Please extend a warm welcome to Nina!

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WORLD OF ANCIENT ISRAEL STUDY GROUP:  Join us Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00 pm as we study what keeps the Israelites so strongly together as family and a nation, even to the present.  We will resume class in March. It is not a linear study, so join at any time! DVDs are available in the Library. 

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 Thursday, February 15th 6:30-8pm at ECLC. E-mail rsvp or questions to Mary B. or LynMarie B.

SING A SONG THIS SPRING WITH THE ECLC CHOIR: All are welcome! Rehearsals start Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. and continue through the Lenten season after mid-week Vespers. Join us! Contact Melissa Bergstrom for more information. 

COMMUNITY SING: NEW SONGS OF ECOLOGY AND EARTHCARE  Bret Hesla and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will lead songs affirming science and green faith values on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (2315 Chicago Ave). Paul Andress  discusses ECLC’s new “Green” liturgical setting. Suggested donation: Adults $15, Families $25. 

JONATHAN RUNDMAN IN CONCERT AT ECLC!   All ages welcome on Saturday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. $10/person or $20/ family suggested donation. National touring songwriter Jonathan Rundman performs backed by his family and an all-star band of ECLC musicians.

CAN WE TALK? RETREAT  Healthy relationships, communication skills and self-awareness are all things that impact our personal lives and our Beloved Community. Join us on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This event is intended for couples and singles of all ages. Childcare and lunch provided. Suggested donation of $10 per person. Sign up at the Sign-Up Center by March 12th to reserve your place. Questions? Please contact Fern P.