DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS THIS WEEKEND! Remember to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night in order to be on time for worship on Sunday, March 12.  Spring ahead one hour!

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

SHERIDAN STORY FOOD PACKING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: More volunteers are needed on Thursday, March 9th from6-8pm at The Sheridan Story in Roseville to pack bags of food for school children to take home each weekend.  17 ECLCers are signed up—we need 12 more volunteers ages 8 through adult. Email Lauren at to help out!


  • March 12: Video: Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation continues our Reformation travels through this Anniversary year.
  • March 19: International Women’s Day: Kathy Magnus discusses how Lutherans are focusing support for women in developing countries.      
  • March 26: No Forum. Members are encouraged to join our sister church St. Paul’s Lutheran for their 11 am worship service. ECLC Usher and Greeter thank you event at 9:45 am.

TRANSITION PROCESS   We are assembling teams for the pastoral transition, including a transition team, call committee, and welcoming team. If you are interested in serving on a team, email Council President Loren Hansen by March 12th indicating your interest and why you’d like to serve. This is a significant commitment, including three Friday night/Saturday morning local retreats. Not all who express interest will be chosen; there will be many ways to be involved throughout the transition process. A detailed description of the teams is available in the church office.

ECOFAITH TEAM invites you our team meeting Sunday March 12 between services. Ideas about composting at ECLC? Passionate about safeguarding our environment? Bring your thoughts and ideas to engage ECLC. Questions? Contact DeeDee Edlund.

CES FOOD SHELF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Available 9-10:30 on Thursday the 16th? More volunteers are needed to help in the food shelf at Community Emergency Service in Mpls. Sign up at Sign Up Center!

LOAVES & FISHES:  Ages 14 through adult come together to prepare or a serve a meal for hungry neighbors on Tuesday, March 21st. 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!  Sign up at the sign-up center.

SHORT STORY GROUP will meet at 10am on Friday, March 24th, at Nancy Peterson’s home. We’ll discuss ‘Mr. Green’ by Robert Olen Butler from Listening for God, Vol. 4. Please RSVP to Nancy.