CRISTO DE PAZ SCHOLARSHIPS! Do you sponsor a Cristo de Paz scholarship student? The school year is beginning; look for an email today or contact Sandy H. to support your student in 2017.  Or, all ECLCers are invited this Sunday to support Denys and Edwin, Cristo de Paz’s first two college students!  Look to donate anywhere for $1 to $50 to support Edwin and Denys’ education at our scholarship wall this Sunday after worship!

CELEBRATE 3 KINGS DAY WITH ST PAUL'S:  In Latin America, 3 Kings Day (Epiphany) is a HUGE deal. Celebrate with St. Paul's on Friday, January 6 at 6pm at 2742 15th Ave S in Mpls with worship, dinner, 3 Kings cake, and a pinata.  No need to RSVP, just show up!  Questions? Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org 

EASY RENEWAL ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME!  During the season of Epiphany, the EcoFaith Team will be helping you get powered with wind!  Everyone can do it in just 5 minutes if you pay an Xcel bill. Even your business!  Visit the EcoFaith booth after worship this Sunday. 

A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH: RACE IN MINNESOTA  On Thursday, January 26, from 7:00-9:00 pm, Editor of the Minnesota Historical Society Press book, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, Sun Yung Shin will share her perspectives, as well as the ongoing racial struggles in our community. Space is limited. Registration required. Suggested Donation: $10 per adult. Sign up at ECLC Sign Up Center or online: A Good Time for the Truth event

RACISM & CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMCome to Redeemer Lutheran Church (1800 Glenwood Ave.) on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm and listen as Judge Michael Davis shares with us his advocacy for criminal justice reform. Gain insight into the issues around racial inequalities in the criminal justice system and how faith communities can help make reform a reality. This is the third conversation within a 12 month town hall series on race, a joint partnership between Redeemer, Westwood, and ECLC. Sign up at the Sign up Center!

GUIDE MY FEET-MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY AT LUTHER SEMINARY: On Monday, January 16th from 9am-Noon, at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, come for an inspiring morning hearing from human rights activist Ericka Huggins about how to move from learning to action, followed by worship led by local pastor Danny Givens Jr., one of the founding members of Black Clergy United for Change. Free lunch follows. No RSVP needed.

WOMEN’S MARCH-MINNESOTA:  On Saturday, January 21st, women’s marches are happening around the country, including in St. Paul. This march is to “stand for the protection of our rights, safety, health, and families, recognizing our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” Arrive at MN History Center at 10:30am for 11am march to Capitol building until Noon; optional rally Noon-2pm. All gender identities invited to participate. Sign up at Sign Up Center.

ALL CONGREGATION WINTER RETREAT at Bay Lake Camp February 10-12. In light of our baptisms, we will come together to explore who God created us to be, using the popular Enneagram tool with adults, and a gift inventory with youth. Special guest Kate Ostrem will guide us. Watch for more details on cost, arrangements, & registration.

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BIBLE STUDY RESUMES JANUARY 11 – The Wednesday Morning Bible Study group resumes our study of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism on January 11th at 10 am followed by our monthly lunch.

LOAVES & FISHES: Ages 14 through adult come together to prepare or a serve a meal for hungry neighbors on Tuesday, January 17th. Prep the meal from 1:30-3:30pm or serve from 5:00-7:00pm at Holy Rosary Church, 2448 18th Ave S. in Minneapolis. No experience needed to join this long-standing ECLC tradition! 

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Pack groceries for homebound food shelf clients at Community Emergency Service on Thursday, January 18th from 9am-10:30am. Ages 5 through adult welcome!  Email ECLCer Lois to sign up

INTERSECTIONAL BOOK/FILM CIRCLE All are welcome to join in informal but thoughtful conversations about environmental, racial, social justice and more. Wednesday, January 18 6:30-8p at ECLC.  For our first meeting please read  "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race” by Jesmyn Ward and "The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin.  Please email rsvp or questions to Mary B. or LynMarie B