Not All Heroes Wear Capes! Leader Appreciation Brunch, Sunday, May 21

Two weeks ago ECLC’s second grade children & families wore super hero capes and masks, and explored God’s Super Powers of Prayer together. But not all heroes wear capes!

This year we celebrate more than 88 leaders, walking alongside ECLC children, youth & families. Please join ECLC’s small group leaders, children, youth & families for a delicious potluck brunch and slideshow in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, May 21, at 9:45 am. Children will also be invited to sing Melissa’s mosaic song during the children’s sermon, and leaders will stand and be recognized by the congregation. I hope to see all of you in worship for this very special occasion and concluding week of Sunday School for the year.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall to personally thank these and other faithful leaders:

  • Lambs (Babies, Toddlers & Twos): Trephaena & Adam
  • Preschool 3s: Sandy and Carla
  • Preschool 4s: Mark and Andrew
  • Kindergarten and 5s: Anne and Megan
  • Grade 1: Sarah & Dave and Deb
  • Grade 2: Justin and Peter
  • Grade 3: Kristin and Sarah
  • Grades 4-5: Christa & Chris, and Lora
  • Grades 6-8: LynMarie
  • Confirmation (GR 6-8): Stephenand Nathan, Deb, Dawn, Chris, Darren and Dylan
  • High School: Anne, Mary , Tom , Paul, and Jonathan

We will also give thanks for ECLC’s acolytes on this day, with mini-golf and and ice cream after the second worship service, from ~12:30-2:00 pm. RSVP to Lauren if you plan join us!

Thank You! Kelly

Dine Together at the Progressive Dinner

Last Sunday, we read together Luke 24, in which the disciples finally recognize Jesus when they sit down for a meal together.  In our chaotic, over-scheduled lives, it is hard to really know and see each other…even when we seek church community. It requires intentionality.

On Saturday, May 13th, come together to dine and develop real relationship—to really get to know each other! ECLC’s annual Progressive Dinner is one of the biggest events of the year—and the friendships that begin there can last a lifetime.  Here’s how it works:

  • At 5:00pm, gather all together for appetizers in ECLC’s Fellowship Hall
  • Then, receive an address of an ECLC home to enjoy a salad course with 6-12 other ECLCers
  • Then, receive an address of an ECLC home to enjoy a main course and dessert with 6-12 other ECLCers

All are encouraged to come together and connect in a new way outside of Sunday morning.  

To sign up, email ECLC progressive dinner organizer, Leslie S and let her know how you will contribute: by hosting the salad course, hosting the main/dessert courses, bringing an appetizer, bringing a salad, bringing a main course, or bringing a dessert.  More hosts are always needed!

66 West Apartments Prepare to Welcome 39 Residents

Six years ago, a handful of ECLCers gathered around the old treat table in the fellowship hall to ask the question, "What more can we do to end homelessness?"  We thought we'd do some donations drives, call our legislators, or educate ourselves.  Then, we learned there were no beds for homeless young people in the southwest metro and realized we needed to change that.  We had no idea what we were starting.

In early May, residents (primarily 18-23 years old) will begin to receive keys and turn the studio apartments that each of you, led by our faithful Housing Task Force, have made possible through:

  • thousands of hours of community presentations
  • showing up for re-zoning meetings
  • faithfully voting to support 66 West through our capital appeal tithes
  • touring similar buildings
  • speaking to neighbors
  • stretching your giving
  • advocating for county and state support
  • and much more.

Over the summer, staff and residents will acclimate to their new space and then we'll celebrate with a community Grand Opening on Thursday, August 3rd in the evening. Mark your calendars now!

Until then, you can still support the opening of 66 West by providing necessary new furnishings for the very first residents. The remaining needed items can be found on our Target registry by clicking here and can be purchased in store and brought to ECLC or shipped directly from target.com.

I give thanks to God for your commitment to ALL of our neighbors, especially those who are hidden.  Indeed, our God's house has many rooms (John 14)...and a place is prepared now for 39 of them to safely, stably, lay their heads.

In Christ, 
Lauren and the Housing Task Force