THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 15
  8:15 am         Worship
  9:15 am         Fellowship time with coffee and treats
  9:30 am         Hands to Hands Knitters
  9:45 am         Sunday School-Age 3 through grade 12
  9:45 am         Adult Forum
11:00 am         Worship
  5:00 pm         High School Connections (offsite)

LENTEN MIDWEEK WORSHIP Each Wednesday through March 25: 6pm Soup Supper, 7pm Taizé singing and 7:15pm Holden Evening Prayer.

ADULT FORUM THIS SUNDAY. ECLC member Dan Mason will present on how art has revealed a variety of ways of imaging Jesus through the ages. Pastor Strand will also review the Creeds of the church and their imaging of Jesus.

HANDS TO HANDS KNITTERS:  Hands to Hands will meet on Sunday, March 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hal. Bring your knitting or look through our collection of free patterns and yarn for a new project. It is never too early to start knitting for next year's Confirmation students or college freshmen.  Everyone and all skill levels are welcome.

LOAVES AND FISHES: ECLC will prepare and serve a meal to hungry neighbors on Tuesday, March 17 at Holy Rosary Church (2448 18th Ave S., Mpls). Sign up at the sign-up center to prepare the food from 1:30-3:00 or serve from 5:00-7:00.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION: WIT will gather on Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm at Sandy H’s home. Doris P. will present an exquisite—and today, timely—speech on religious inclusivity given by Princess Basma of Jordan who personally funded the YWCA in her Muslim country. . Copies of Princess Basma’s speech are available at the sign-up counter.

MISSION & IMMIGRATION: Due to current backlogs, 4.4 million people around the world are waiting visas for legal entry to the United States. Many people have been waiting 10 to 20 years to join their families in the US.  Come to a casual faith dialogue on immigration with the Mission Committee during soup supper on Wednesday, March 18 and 25 at 6pm!

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Pack groceries for homebound seniors at our food shelf partner, Community Emergency Service, at 1900 11th Ave S. in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 19th from 9am-10:30am.  Email Lauren to sign up.

WANT TO VISIT THE CAPITOL? HERE’S A GREAT CHANCE! Join ECLCers and Beacon on Thursday, March 19 for a special ECLC-focused housing day on the hill from 10am-2pm. A small group of us will visit each of our legislators on that day with the supportive guidance from Beacon. Never been to the capitol before? This is a perfect opportunity to have an expert lead you! Contact Lauren to join her at this event.

THE SHORT STORY GROUP The Short Story Group will meet on Friday, March 20 at 10am at Nancy Strom’s home. We will discuss “Souvenir” by Jayne Ann Phillips. All are welcome. Please let Nancy know if you plan to attend. 

SUPPORT 66 WEST WHILE ENJOYING JAZZ! Join MN Freedom Jazz, an LGBT 16 piece big band ensemble, for an afternoon of music and dancing for their Spring Swing on Sunday, March 22 from 3-5:30pm at the Minnesota Women’s Club in Mpls.  $3 of every $10 ticket sold at ECLC will support 66 West. Contact ECLCer Larry Tuura to grab your tickets.

PALM SUNDAY FAIR ON MARCH 29
Holy Week begins with a palm procession and the proclamation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Bring family, friends, and neighbors to this year's Palm Sunday Fair (9:45-10:45 am) for every generation:
●      Fair trade Eco Palms through Lutheran World Relief
●      Holy Week Passports and passport stamps
●      10 interactive prayer stations, with 4 new Holy Week stations
●      Walk ECLC's "sea turtle" labyrinth, with water, sand, and reminders of baptism
●      Engage with self-directed clay, yarn, and paper table art as a spiritual discipline

Contact Kelly if you're willing to help. Thank you!

LENTEN OFFERING GOES GLOBAL: This Lent, ECLC’s Mission Committee invites you to Take Up Justice, Take Up Reconciliation, and Take Up Peace. ECLC will engage in various ways with our ministry partners supporting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers locally and around the world. This year’s Lenten Offering will support Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran World Federation, both leaders in refugee and migration work worldwide, and partners in working to end the humanitarian crisis of child migration from El Salvador. Click here to learn more about their ministry in El Salvador. To give, use a Lenten Offering envelope at the Sign Up Center, put “Lenten Offering” on a check made out to ECLC or donate at ECLC’s website here.

MOW THE GRASS: Rev up your lawnmower and chop down a grateful senior citizen’s lawn. Adopt the yard of an elderly resident during the growing season. Choose your own schedule, mow every other week or so depending upon weather conditions. Work with a partner and you can take turns mowing. Family teams welcome, youth must be age 7 or older and supervised by an adult. Locations in S. Mpls and western suburbs available.  Contact ECLC ministry partner Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program’s Volunteer Coordinator at 952-767-7894 for more information.