Lent 2019: This We Believe: I know. I wonder. I trust.

In Lent we are exploring the theme “This We Believe.” On Sunday, March 17, Pastor Jay Carlson preached about Holy Communion and Justice. You can listen to the sermon at eclc.org/sermons. A different creed will be used each week in Lent to demonstrate a variety of expressions of faith, and the sermons will follow a theme of exploring the meaning behind our sacraments, sacred text and faith practices.

At 7pm each Wednesday members of the congregation will be sharing their own journey with belief and doubt during the midweek Lenten services.

Join us for this exploration of faith as we journey together this Lent. Your questions and struggles are welcome as we grow together in faith.

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LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS: Lenten Soup Suppers are a popular tradition at ECLC. Get to know dozens of ECLCers from the "other" Sunday morning worship by joining us for a simple meal every Wednesday between 6:00-6:45 through April 10 before evening Lenten Worship. Sign up at the sign-up center to bring soup, bread, or dessert!

LENTEN OFFERING RECIPIENTS: This year’s Lenten Offering will fund college scholarships for six students from Cristo de Paz, our sibling congregation in El Salvador. All donations to ECLC marked “Lenten Offering” in the offering plate, in the soup supper donation box, or online will help support these six college students.

CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS WITH 66 WEST: Volunteers and food donors are still needed to celebrate birthdays of 66 West residents at Noon next Tuesday, March 26th. Contact Lauren to sign up to drop off food or enjoy the meal as a volunteer with our neighbors!

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS THURSDAY: Pack groceries for CES (1900 11th Ave S, Mpls) from 9:30-11:00 this Thursday, March 21st. Home on Spring Break? This is a great volunteer for kids, too! Email ECLC member Larissa to sign up

IMMIGRATION COURT VISIT: Sit in immigration court and glimpse the complexities of our immigration system and how it is affecting Minnesota families. Court watchers can make a difference! Join Daniel Romero from ICOM for learning, court watching, and debrief on Wednesday, April 3rd from 12:30-3pm at the Whipple Building, Fort Snelling. Email Lauren to sign up.

THANK YOU, CHOIR! Many thanks to the Choir for hosting last Wednesday’s soup supper. Tonight, the Council of Ministers will host our soup supper.