SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
8:15 am Worship
9:15 am Fellowship time with coffee and treats
9:30 am Caring for Creation
9:30 am Hands to Hands Knitters
9:45 am Sunday School-Age 3 through grade 12
9:45 am Adult Forum: Prayer Beads
11:00 am Worship

COMMUNION HELPERS NEEDED SUNDAY  A communion server is needed for the 8:15 or the 11am worship service this Sunday and a communion prep/cleanup volunteer is needed for the 11am service. Please contact Lauren Morse-Wendt if you can help!

HANDS TO HANDS KNITTERS  Hands to Hands knitters and crocheters are meeting next Sunday, February 1 in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bring your knitting or look through our collection of free patterns and yarn for a new project. Everyone and all skill levels are welcome.

ADULT FORUMS
~ February 1: Prayer Beads: Come together for a discussion on prayer as we explore a form of prayer that might be new to you: Prayer Beads. Sometimes referred to as the Lutheran Rosary, we'll create prayer beads that you can take home with you.
~ February 8: Don Samuels will be with us to speak about "Invisible Privilege," the things that "we" all take for granted and rarely or never consider as we go about our lives. 
 
DREAMING ABOUT 66 WEST? SEE HOUSING BECOME A REALITY! Wondering what 66 West will look like? Curious what kind of services are provided and what skills are needed for volunteers once it opens? Tour Nicollet Square, Beacon’s similar building for homeless youth in Minneapolis, located at 3710 Nicollet Ave S. The next tour is Tuesday, February 3rd from 5-6pm. Email Lauren Morse-Wendt to join the group!

VEAP FOOD PACKERS NEEDED  On Wednesday, February 4, ECLCers will sort and pack food donations in the VEAP warehouse from 2:00-5:00 p.m. 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 a.m. 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.

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 Morse-Wendt.

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 1:00-4:00 p.m. 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! 

ERIK’S RANCH & RETREAT OPENS ALTERNATIVE HOTEL IN EDINA  Over the years, ECLCers have benefitted from taking unique tours with residents of Erik’s Ranch & Retreat, an Edina based program for young adults thriving with autism. Now, Erik’s Ranch & Retreat has opened a boutique hotel in Edina (off of York & Hwy 62) which provides job training for its residents, who run and maintain the hotel.  Check it out for your future guests at http://eriksranch.org/