THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 1
8:15 am Worship
9:15 am Fellowship time with coffee and treats
9:45 am Sunday School-Age 3 through grade 12
9:45 am Adult Forum: Building Design Committee Presentation
11:00 am Worship
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS MARCH 8:
Remember to set your clocks ahead on Saturday, March 7th in order to show up for worship on time on Sunday, March 8th. We “spring ahead” one hour that night.
EVELYN STOREBO SERVICE
Evelyn Storebo, age 95, a long time member of Edina Community Lutheran, died this past Friday. Her funeral will be at ECLC on Friday March 13th at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch to follow. Please keep Evelyn’s whole circle of family and friends in your prayers as they grieve in these days.
SOUP SUPPER + WORSHIP ON MARCH 4:
ECLC encourages you to experience Lent in a different way on Wednesday, March 4th by enjoying the soup supper at 6pm at our sister congregation, St. Paul’s Lutheran, followed by bilingual worship at St. Paul’s. While supper and worship will continue here at ECLC that night, this is a unique opportunity to step out and experience God in a different way. St. Paul’s is located at 2742 15th Ave S., in Minneapolis; join the group of ECLCers there that evening!
MARCH FO(U)RTH TO CHOIR!
Get thee to choir beginning March 4th after Lenten Vespers to prepare pieces for worship on March 22, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and April 26. All are welcome!
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE
The Building Design Committee is displaying the Schematic Design for our building remodel and construction in the Fellowship Hall between services. Please stop by and view visuals of the floor plans and exterior views and to share your thoughts with members of the Committee. We also encourage you to attend adult forum on Sunday, March 1 for a more detailed presentation of the project.
THE MISSION & IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE encourages you to check out Homeland: Immigration in America,(explorehomeland.org) a 2012 documentary produced by PBS. This 3-part story "reveals the complex economic, political, personal and cultural dilemmas that are often portrayed as simple choices of right or wrong, legal or illegal. Immigration is not just a short-term border state issue; it is a national and local issue with long-term consequences for communities and the nation as a whole." You can watch all three episodes (Jobs, Enforcement, and Refugees) online.
SERVE AND SOCIALIZE PARTNERS WITH LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF:
This year’s Lenten Offering will partially support our ministry partner, Lutheran World Relief, and their ministry specifically supporting refugees. On Thursday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m.-Noon, you’re invited to ECLC to tie fleece blankets to be distributed worldwide to LWR, followed by lunch together to learn about and converse about refugee ministry. Contact Lauren to sign up.
CROSSING BRIDGES: SELMA TO MINNEAPOLIS: On March 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., join thousands of Minnesotans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March by marching from the Minnesota State Capitol to Central Presbyterian in downtown St. Paul where we will hear inspiring speakers on the continued institutional racism that divides us all. ECLC is a supporting member of this event; let’s show up in a big way! Contact Lauren for details on this interfaith event.
WOMEN IN TRANSITION: WIT will gather on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. 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. Doris was Princess Basma's guest in Amman, Jordan at the Hashemite Foundation to explore women's issues in Jordan and Palestine. We will be reading Princess Basma’s speech together at the meeting, but if you would like a copy to read beforehand, you can pick one up at church.
LAST CHANCE TO DONATE TRAVEL-SIZED TOILETRIES FOR SHELTERS: Do you have unopened travel-sized toiletries from hotel stays in your bathroom cupboard? Drop them off at the blue bin at ECLC’s sign up center throughout Sunday, March 1st and we will donate them to local shelters and social service agencies who need them for guests!
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.