UPDATE FROM THE BUILDING DESIGN COMMITTEE (BDC):
Representatives from the Building Design Committee (BDC) and architectural team met with the Edina Community Development Director regarding the process for submitting our design. Watch for dates for that process which will begin soon.  

The BDC met with the architectural team's civil engineer and landscape architect to review the site plan, storm water management options, and related landscaping decisions. 

Please join us to talk about how we want our interior space to function for Faith Formation, Worship, and Hospitality, with Sustainability. All are welcome to attend these meetings.
* Faith Formation - Monday, April 13, 7 pm
* Worship (sanctuary, music, sacristy) - Wednesday, April 15, 7:45 pm
* Hospitality (kitchen & fellowship hall) - Monday, April 20, 7 pm
* Sustainability - being scheduled.

Once the architect uses the input to refine the plans, they will be shared at additional meetings for each topic. These meetings will be announced once they are scheduled. Church staff will meet to talk about office space. Please contact Camilla Madson  with questions.

THREE CHEERS FOR CHOIR! And three weeks left in our spring season: join us as we prepare a bouquet of beautiful anthems to share in worship on Good Shepherd Sunday, April 26. Rehearsals April 8, 15, & 22 at 7:00pm in the Martin Room.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTER INSTALLATION Please join us this Sunday as we officially install JD Mechelke as our High School Youth Minister at both worships services! JD officially began in March and has been a wonderful addition to our staff and church family. We look forward to sharing ministry with him in the years to come.

ADULT FORUM - APRIL 12: Tamim Saidi from the Islamic Resource Center will be speaking about how the Muslim Community is fairing in our community—particularly their youth development and opportunities—especially during the ISIS conflict, and how that has impacted their community.

THE MEN’S CHORUS will rehearse on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:45 pm following the Adult Choir Rehearsal.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION (WIT) will meet Tuesday, April 14 from 7-9pm at the home of Sara Mize.  Jane Lepisto will share the story of the Ingrian Lutheran Church in Russia, its persecution and its rebirth. All women are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Jane.  

EASTER OFFERING: ECLC is grateful for transformational relationships with our ministry partners. Please consider supporting our Easter Offering recipients by writing “Easter Offering” on a check today or donating online at www.eclc.org. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service brings new life for refugees arriving in communities around the country, while St. Paul’s Lutheran shares embodies God’s work in the world, particularly with newcomers in our neighboring Minneapolis. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

SAVE THE DATE: ECLC Young(ish) Adults are invited to lunch at QCumbers on Sunday, April 19 following the 11am service.  The whole family is invited for this all you can eat buffet at 7465 France Ave S.  Don’t worry too much about your birth year—if you’re interested, save the date now for a fun time out! Contact Lauren for details.

FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD: PROGRESSIVE DINNER!  It’s one of ECLC’s most popular event’s of the year: the Progressive Dinner!  On Saturday, May 9, come to ECLC at 5pm for appetizers then travel in small groups to two host homes for salad and a main course before returning to church at 8:30 for dessert.  Such a fun way to meet other ECLCers! Childcare is provided.  Sign-up at the Sign Up Center.

YOUTH BREAKFAST IS MAY 3RD  ECLC’s youth are proud to join 30,000 Lutherans by participating in worship, justice, and fellowship activities at this year’s National Youth Gathering in Detroit!  Spend fellowship time getting to know your fellow ECLCers while supporting their trip with a donation through the annual Youth Breakfast on May 3rd from 9:15-10:45.