SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS! Come join the choir tonight and the next two weeks after mid-week vespers to prepare anthems for this Sunday and the 11:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve. All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Join the Wednesday Morning Bible Study as we begin a study of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. In this year of celebrating the 500th anniversary come and learn more about some of the defining teachings of the Reformation. Even if you studied the Small Catechism in your youth this will be a new and different perspective. We meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. We will meet on December 7th and 14th and then begin again on January 11th.  Pastor Strand will lead most of the sessions. Catechisms will be provided.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS THIS SUNDAY: We are excited to officially welcome several new households on Sunday during worship. Please look for those with flowers on and greet them as they deepen their commitment to this community!

SUNDAY FORUM Join us on Sunday, December 4th at 9:45 am. Dr. Louis Porter II, Executive Director of Minnesota Council for Blacks of African Heritage, will address their legislative successes and challenges.

AN ADVENT CONCERT OF GRATITUDE & HOPE a benefit for Southside Family Nurturing Center. With Michael Joncas, David Haas, and Marty Haugen in their final Twin City concert together. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 PM at Guardian Angels Church (8260 4th St, N, Oakdale).  Tickets $20 (children under 12 free). Tickets may be purchased online at:

LA NATIVIDAD HOSTS NEEDED:  Experience the bilingual Christmas tradition, La Natividad, a collaboration production of the Christmas story between St. Paul’s Lutheran and Heart of the Beast Theater.  ECLC is hosting the meal following the performance on Sunday, December 18th. 4 volunteers are needed from 5:30-6:30pm to set up the meal; 8 volunteers are needed from 7:45-9:00pm to serve and clean up the meal at St. Paul’s. Email Lauren at to volunteer and see this incredible retelling of the story!

LOVE WARRIOR BOOK DISCUSSION: Are you a fan of Glennon Doyle Melton, the leader of Momastery? Read her powerful memoir about love, marriage, and struggle and join the conversation over dinner at ECLC from6-7pm on Thursday, December 15th. Email Lauren at