DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS MARCH 13: Remember to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night in order to show up for worship on time on Sunday, March 13.  Spring ahead one hour this weekend!

COMMUNION INSTRUCTION, SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 12 PM: All are welcome, especially children of all ages, to receive instruction regarding the gift of Holy Communion. Instruction is not required, but those who have not communed and would like to learn more about the sacrament are invited to this session, and to commune for the first time on Maundy Thursday, March 24, or Easter Sunday, March 27. If this opportunity doesn’t fit your schedule and you would like to arrange a different time to meet, please contact Pastor Stephanie.

LEGISLATIVE LEARNING SESSION FRIDAY:  Hear a panel discussion with Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor, House Majority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, and more this Friday, March 11 from 10am-Noon at Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill. To learn more, contact Doris Pagelkopf who is organizing ECLC's group.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN WORSHIP WITH ST PAUL'S NEXT WEEK: On Wednesday, March 16, ECLCers are invited and encouraged to join our friends at St. Paul's Lutheran (2742 15th Ave S., Mpls) for a soup supper at 6pm and bilingual worship service at 7pm. Many ECLCers are already committed for what promises to be a transformative evening of partnership for us all. No need to RSVP, just show up. Note: For those unable to drive to St. Paul's, Lenten supper and worship will also occur at ECLC.

APARTMENT SET UP FOR REFUGEE FAMILY: Lutheran Social Service seeks volunteers between 1-5pm this Thursday, March 10 to help set up a St. Paul home for a newly arriving refugee family of 12. Volunteers are desperately needed to fill cupboards, make beds, set up furniture, and generally prepare the home to welcome the family. Email Lauren if you can volunteer.

WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP All women are welcome to attend the Women’s Short Story Group at 10 a.m., March 18th at Marilyn David’s home. We will discuss “Fleur” by Louise Erdich.  Call Marilyn for questions or to RSVP.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED: Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers to help deliver meals the 1st Friday of each month. Contact Hal Liljenquist if you would like to volunteer. 

CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN & 66 WEST! Lauren Morse-Wendt has been awarded the Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission Tom Oye Award for her leadership and dedication in making the 66 West project a reality. Lauren will be presented the Tom Oye Award at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event on April 20.

ECO-FAITH A few weeks ago one of our pastors made a suggestion from the pulpit that we add "rest" to our spiritual lives. What a great idea! We can also give the earth a “rest” by being intentional about how we use and conserve water and other natural resources.  Here are a few simple actions that make a difference:

  • Take 2-3 minute showers.
  • Install a low flow shower head.
  • Turn off the water faucet while brushing teeth or doing dishes.
  • Lower the temperature of your water heater to 120 degrees.
  • Skip the bottled water to cut down on the plastic waste.  Instead use reusable eco-friendly bottles. (many products sold on-line)