This Sunday is a milestone day for children, youth & families. During the children’s message we will remember the gift & promises of baptism with water and the Holy Spirit, mark ourselves and each other with the sign of the cross, and wrap up in cozy quilts and blankets!

If your child has a baptism blanket or quilt, please bring it with you on Sunday. If you don’t have a baptism quilt, bring any small blanket or quilt. We will also have extra quilts near the font for children to borrow, if you forget or don’t have one. After worship meet the ECLC quilters at the font for a special photo!

LGBTQ INCLUSION & ECLC…AND BEYOND AT SUNDAY’S FORUM: In a season when bigotry is particular vocal, God’s inclusive message is essential and ECLC’s strong voice makes a difference. At the forum, learn about ECLC’s plan to respond to anti-GLBTQ messages and hear updates on how to engage with our LGBTQ mission partners, ReconcilingWorks, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, and the LGBTQ Lutheran Scholarship Fund. 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary this Sunday, January 13.

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY-PARABLES OF JESUS: Jesus often taught using parables, and these stories recorded in the Gospels still can challenge us and give us new insights about God’s reign in the world. Pastor Jeff and Pastor Jay will lead discussions about some of the parables of Jesus during the next several weeks of Thursday morning Bible studies. All are invited to join us in the Creekside room, 10:00-11:00.

CAREGIVER CONVERSATIONS: Gather with other ECLCers who are helping a loved one who may be sharing their home, living nearby, or residing afar. Share stories and ideas, learn about resources, and support each other. The group gathers every third Thursday. Next meeting: January 17 at 6:30pm in the youth room. Questions? Contact Adele.

WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP The Short story group will gather on Friday, January 18 at 10:00 am at the home of Marj D. We will be discussing After the Baptism by Carol Bly in the book Listening for God, Volume 2. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Marj.


Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6pm - 8pm at ECLC. Hey ECLC young adults! Never make it out to the bar/restaurant for late night trivia? We'll you won't miss out, we're creating our own at ECLC! Put the Google aside, we'll gather into teams with pen and paper, to find the smartest group church-wide! We'll also make our own personal pizzas in our kitchen - bring $5 to cover the pizza basics, and sign up to bring a community pizza topping to share. FREE childcare provided on site. RSVP to Linnea H. or Lauren M-W.