QUOTE FROM PASTOR STEPHANIE’S SERMON   A number of people asked for the following quote about loving and living the questions:  “…Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers.”  -Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926 (excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet).

SOUP SUPPER DONORS NEEDED:  Soup suppers occur every Wednesday from 6-6:45pm through April 5th before evening Lenten Worship. Sign up at the Sign Up Center to help in the kitchen, bring soup, bread, milk or dessert!

LENTEN OFFERING:  This Lent, we support St. Paul’s and Redeemer as our Lenten offering recipients, in recognition of our Solidarity theme and the ways in which we walk with both of our sister congregations.  To support the Lenten offering, place a check in the offering plate made out to ECLC with “Lenten Offering” in the memo line, donate at a Wednesday night soup supper, or donate online at www.eclc.org.

SUNDAY FORUM: On February 19th join us at 9:45 in the Sanctuary, Kathy M. discusses how Lutherans are focusing support for women in developing countries.

EL SALVADOR MIGRATION MOVIE NIGHT:  As debate on immigration continues, thousands of children are caught in the crossfire. On Sunday, March 19th, join ECLC’s El Salvador Leadership Team and High School Youth Group for a free showing of the Oscar nominated documentary, Which Way Home, which follows 5 children from Central America as they flee harrowing dangers in their homelands and make the treacherous journey north. Learn the personal side of this mass-media story in a powerful documentary. Email Lauren to RSVP to this community event—bring friends and neighbors!

CHECK-IN TO SUPPORT CRISTO DE PAZ! Throughout March and April, Check-In publicly on Facebook when you’re at ECLC and $1 will be shared with our sister congregation in El Salvador, Cristo de Paz!  Spread the word through social media about ECLC and about supporting our awesome sister congregation!

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN: A largely Latino congregation, St. Paul's community has expressed fear in the wake of local immigration raids. To show our support and solidarity, they ask ECLC to worship at their monthly bilingual worship service on Sunday, March 26th at 11am followed by a potluck. You may RSVP at the sign up center, by emailing Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org or just show up!

YOUNG ADULT DINNER AT ROJO!  Join other ECLCers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and others—we don’t check IDs—for a social evening getting to know ECLCers on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm at Rojo (Southdale, Edina). A fun night for all! Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org to RSVP.

SUPPORTING ECLC YOUTH This July our high-school youth are taking a Pilgrimage to El Salvador and spend time with ECLC's partner congregation, Cristo de Paz. We will be listening to the stories of God's enduring presence in the lives of the Salvadoran people through a brutal civil war and oppressive colonial powers. ECLC values the participation of all our youth, regardless of their ability to pay for program costs. In order to make this vision a reality, we are creating a scholarship fund for those with financial need. If you have a passion for El Salvador and opportunities for our youth, please speak to J.D. Mechelke about contributing to this scholarship fund. J.D. can be contacted at jmechelke@eclc.org.