SUNDAY FORUMS: This Sunday continues our series on HOUSING: Join us on March 31 as we discuss: Housing Discrimination What roles have Lutherans specifically played in the history of racist and anti-Semitic housing discrimination in Minnesota? Luther Seminary Ph.D. candidate Katherine Parent will lead an interactive workshop where we explore our churches’ stories together.

 MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS are needed for Friday, April 5th. If school is off and kids are home, this is a great outreach for families to participate in together, and all ages are welcome! Meet at United Methodist Church of Peace (6345 Xerxes Ave) at 11am. All instructions and training are provided, and in total it takes 1-1.5 hrs. Sign up at the sign-up table or email Sarah I. if you are interested.  

AFFORDABLE HOUSING…IS COMING SOON!   Join Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’ s Kat Vann during the 9:45 forum on Sunday, April 7th to learn the details of not one, but two (!) newly announced housing properties to be built in Hennepin County! But, state funding is needed first. Call your State Senator this week with this message: Hello senator ______.  My name is _____ and I live at _____.  I am a member of Edina Community Lutheran Church and part of the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  I am calling to ask you to support the Housing Infrastructure Bonds in 2019, for housing our communities in need.  With homelessness up 10% we can’t afford to wait.  Thank you for your support.”  It’s that easy to be a Housing Advocate—and we’re needed, now!

RACIAL JUSTICE: LET’S READ AND TALK  Let's have an honest conversation about racial justice. All ECLCers are invited to read Bryan Stevenson's illuminating book, Just Mercy, and join a book conversation on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30pm at ECLC. Sign up at the Sign Up Center or contact Sandy H. with questions.

BRIGHT STARS OF BETHLEHEM, NEXT WEEK!  Join the special conversation about our brothers and sisters in Palestine on April 3 as we continue our Lenten journey.  We are delighted to have Beth Nelson Chase, executive director of our ECLC mission partner Bright Stars of Bethlehem, with us for soup supper and Lenten worship on Wednesday, April 3.  Even as we look toward the joy of Easter, we know from news headlines the challenges of daily life for young and old in Palestine.

You are invited to join Beth and BSB mission liaison Carla Carlson at 6 p.m. for soup and conversation at tables located in the back of the sanctuary, behind the glass doors.  Beth brings thanks from the Bethlehem community for ECLC’s support and can answer your questions about the ways that BSB offers opportunities and hope through Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture, Diyar Academy for Youth, and Ajyal Senior Care Center.