Justice Choir Community Sing

Please come and please invite friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances to join you. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to racial justice. Our commitment to becoming beloved community extends beyond our walls, and singing together helps us both reach out, and also reach down into our own souls for encouragement, solace and strength for the struggle. As Dr. King said,  “Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from  music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down”

Join ECLC members and friends on Sunday, June 3, at ECLC, for food, fellowship, singing, and conversation about racial and environmental justice. Optional potluck from 12:15-1pm, Justice choir 1-2pm.  Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, head of the Twin Cities Justice Choir chapter, will lead us in singing, and Pastor Dwane Davis from All God's Children church will share stories of struggle and perseverance. This will be a time of reflection and healing, and a celebration of all that binds us together. All are welcome!  

-- Hosted by ECLC Racial Justice Advocacy & Action Team.

Pentecost Worship & Party this Sunday!

This Sunday, we celebrate in worship that God’s story moves in expansive, diverse, and surprising ways. Pentecost is a day of celebration, a day of inclusion, and a day that challenges us: Where might the spirit move us next as people of faith?

Between worship services, you’re invited to continue the celebration AND the challenge. We will celebrate our year of growing in faith together, particularly giving thanks for our Sunday School teachers, Confirmation guides, youth mentors, and so many others who walk alongside our youth! 

Be sure to view the slideshow honoring the many ways ECLCers dive into God’s story this year.  AND, we will challenge ourselves as people called by God’s spirit into acts of justice for the whole world. Stop by 12 Justice Stations for quick justice acts that support 12 of ECLC’s mission ministries, including VEAP, Protect Minnesota, Immigration, 66 West, and many more. Each station also has a baked good for you to taste—vote for your favorite treat in our Mission Bake Off! 

As we continue to explore Dr. King’s vision towards Becoming Beloved Community as followers of Christ, we invite you to wear red and join in with this Sunday’s festivities---where worship, faith formation, and mission collide in the most spirit-filled of ways.

Prophetic 2018: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices

Edina Community Lutheran Church, in partnership with Redeemer, Grace Northeast, Westwood, and St. Michael's Lutheran Churches & Reconciling Works, is excited to present PROPHETIC 2018: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices. We invite you to join us May 18-19, 2018 for three main events Friday night and Saturday featuring renowned Queer Christian singer-songwriter & activist Jennifer Knapp and other queer leaders from the Twin Cities area as we explore through art & community what it means for our Church to live faithfully and fully at the intersections of Racial and LGBTQIA+ justice and equity. Visit: https://www.redeemermpls.org/prophetic.html for more information.