THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP AND PIE: We will gather for a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by fellowship with pie, on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.
THANKSGIVING OFFERING: Our special Thanksgiving Offering will support long-time local partners, VEAP and Community Emergency Service. Recognizing God’s abundance, we stretch to support these essential hunger and social service ministries that provide both resources and hope to neighbors in times of struggle. Offerings are welcomed throughout the month by donating online at www.eclc.org, through checks made out to ECLC with “Thanksgiving Offering” in the memo line, or through the Thanksgiving offering envelopes found in the Sanctuary on Sundays.
THIS COMING SUNDAY, the last day of the church year, is traditionally called, “Christ the King” Sunday, or “The Reign of Christ Sunday.” As we reflect together on the kind of realm Christ desires for us, we will give thanks for and remember in prayer all those who serve in elected, appointed or volunteer leadership positions in our synod and wider-church leadership and in city, local, state and national government. If you hold such a position we will invite you to stand on Sunday and receive our prayers of support. Postcards will be available for worshippers to send to both church and governmental leaders to give thanks for their commitment.
SUNDAY FORUM: NOVEMBER 25: Immigration Crisis: What Can We Do? How can we stand in solidarity with immigrant neighbors? ECLC’s Immigration Task Force will share concrete steps you can act on for local change. Join us Sundays in the Sanctuary at 9:45 am.
SOUP AND BREAD NEEDED FOR SOUP SUPPERS: Join ECLC for soup and fellowship before Advent Vespers at 6pm on Wednesdays, November 28th, December 5, 12, and 19. We need soup! Email Lauren to bring soup (12 servings) or bread (2 loaves).
ECLC QUILTS Interested in where our beautiful ECLC quilts go each year? Join the quilters from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, for a special presentation on one African location. Bring a sack lunch, enjoy the program, then stay to tie knots! All Are Welcome!
NEW MEMBER LUNCH FOOD NEEDED: We welcome 11 new member households on December 2nd! Can you help drop off food for the celebration? Green salads, pasta dishes, and hot dishes are needed. Email Lauren if you can provide one.
VOLUNTEER WITH REDEEMER’S CHRISTMAS STORE: On December 8th, hundreds of children in Redeemer’s neighborhood will visit their annual Christmas store shopping for 25 cent presents for their family members. We have been invited to wrap their chosen presents from 10:30am-Noon and to help with cleanup from 11:30am-1pm. This is a great introduction to Redeemer’s ministry! Email ECLC Mission Partner Liaison Cheryl P. with questions.
IMMIGRATION COURT WATCHING MATTERS: Having citizens present in the courtroom can make a difference at immigration court. First time court watchers are invited to be trained and sit in on a court session on Tuesday, December 4th from 8:30-11:30am at the Whipple Building at Fort Snelling with a trained leader from the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration Email Lauren to sign up for this important training and powerful experience.
IMMIGRATION COURT VIGIL: Stand in solidarity with immigrant neighbors by vigiling at Immigration Court on Tuesday, December 11th from 7:30-8:30am at the Whipple Building, Fort Snelling. Email Lauren to sign up and get directions.