THE KNITTERS ARE GATHERING:  All knitters, new and experienced, are welcome to knitting, free yarn and resources, and great conversation this Sunday the 24th between worship services in the fellowship hall. Contact Deb O. if you have questions. See you then!

MISSED NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT? TRY ECLC’S HAPPY HOUR! If you missed the neighborhood night out last week or just want another chance to visit, mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 11th when ECLCers are invited to gather for a social gathering at the Park Tavern between 3-7pm. Sign up at the sign-up center or just show up! 

SAVE THE DATE! ECLC’s first group service project at VEAP.  Friday August 17, from 2:30 - 5:15.  Details and sign up coming soon.

PILGRIMAGE TO PALESTINE & ISRAEL INFORMATION If you missed Sunday’s info meeting at ECLC regarding the plans to embark on a pilgrimage to Palestine & Israel, November 6-16, 2019, you can view the online brochure at:  And register online at:   Contact Pastor Stephanie with any questions.

THE ARTWORK hanging in our concourse was created by Robert Coleman, a local artist who has a studio housed in ECLC’s sister congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of Robert’s work, please contact, Lynn B. This informal art show is a collaborative effort of our Racial Justice Action and Advocacy Team and our new Art and Aesthetics Committee. 

PASTORAL CARE Pastor Jeff and Pastor Stephanie offer care to our community. If you are hospitalized, going through a time of stress, transition or illness, or would like to talk confidentially about your life and faith, do not hesitate to reach out to them. Likewise, if you know someone who would like a call, please let the pastors know.

BEFRIENDER MINISTRY:  Last fall ECLC began an active Listening Ministry of Lay Pastoral Care.  Currently eight members have been trained and are serving in this capacity. BeFriender Ministers visit members who have indicated to one of the pastors that it would be helpful for them to have someone to talk with as they go through a difficult time in their life. This is a ministry of visiting, caring, not curing, active listening and a nonjudgmental attitude. The BeFrienders do not replace visits by Pastor Stephanie and Pastor Jeff, but add another level of care from our congregation. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and/or would like one of the BeFrienders to schedule a visit with you, please speak to Pr. Stephanie, Kevin F. or Kathy M.