Throughout Lent, ECLC is exploring the Gospel through the Lens of solidarity. The Bible stories shared each Sunday and Wednesday reflect for us God's commitment to walking with each of us in struggle, especially those turned away by society. We, in turn, are transformed to respond to personal pain and issues of injustice and stand with our brothers and sisters as well, in whatever ways we are asked.
This month, our sister congregations have invited us to stand in solidarity with them. Please join ECLC is walking with our brothers and sisters:
Redeemer Lutheran: Redeemer, ECLC, and Westwood have come together for a monthly series on race. On Tuesday, March 14th, come to Redeemer at 1800 Glenwood Ave in Mpls from 7-8:30pm to hear Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio speak on Race & Healthcare. Former Chief of Pediatrics at HCMC, Dr. Joseph-Di Caprio is working towards health equity of all.
Cristo de Paz: Our friends in El Salvador continue to express concern over the number of children fleeing their communities for the dangerous passage to the US. Join ECLC on Sunday, March 19th at 7pm for a public viewing of the movie Which Way Home, which follows the terrifying journeys of several unaccompanied child migrants from Central America.
St. Paul’s Lutheran: A largely Latino congregation, St. Paul's community has expressed fear in the wake of immigration raids in our community. To show our support and solidarity, they ask ECLC to join them at their monthly bilingual worship service on Sunday, March 26th at 11am followed by a potluck.
You may RSVP for any of these opportunities at the sign up center, by emailing Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org, or making the most powerful statement of all: just showing up!
Whether you are able to attend these events or not, you can show your solidarity with these sister communities by supporting this year's Lenten offering which will support our local sister congregations, St. Paul's and Redeemer. You can support the Lenten offering by putting a check with "Lenten offering" in the offering plate at worship, donating at the soup supper, or donating online here.
Together in Christ,