3RD GRADE FAITH MILESTONE: WORDS THAT STICK   On Sunday morning our ECLC 3rd graders will be presented with Bibles during the 8:30 & 11 worship. The Sunday school kids will also be singing their song, “Che Che Koolay” during worship at 11am. We have special activities for the 3rd graders & their parents during the Education hour. Family, baptismal sponsors, & friends are invited to join us! 

SUNDAY FORUM-OCTOBER 15:  The Forgotten Luther: Greed is An Unbelieving Scoundrel.  Samuel Torvend suggests the more sinister manifestation of greed is its expression in systems of power. Gain a fresh and surprising insight into what the evangelical Reformation was all about.

SHORT STORY GROUP All women are invited to attend the Short Story Group on Friday, October 27 from 10:00 - noon. We will be discussing the short stories by Annie Dillard: “The Deer at Providencia” and “A Field of Silence”  from "Listening for God" volume 1. The group will meet at Bev L’s home in Bloomington. RSVP to Bev.

CALLING ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS! Come join in the fun on Reformation 500, Sunday October 29 and play in our worship orchestra - flute, trumpet, tuba, banjo, guitar, accordion, oboe, harmonica, harp, xylophone - whatever instrument you play I can make a part for you to join in on Martin Luther's great hymns. Email melissabergstrom@yahoo.com for music and karaoke-style play-along tracks for your individual practice. We will have one rehearsal Wednesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. Email Melissa today!

60+ PARTY SAVE THE DATE:  ECLCers 60+ will gather for a social gathering on Sunday, November 19th from 5-8pm for a pre-holiday party hosted by Mari & Ken D. Save the date! 

PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE:  ECLC is forming a new group dedicated to participating in our ministry partner, Protect Minnesota’s, campaign to prevent gun violence in Minnesota through education and advocacy.  Email Larry E. to get involved!

RACIAL JUSTICE AT ECLC!  Our commitment to racial justice is growing at ECLC. At the “Call to Action Gathering" this week the Racial Justice Leadership Team launched three new groups to bring this work to the full congregation. Please consider joining us on this journey.

  1. Education: Looking inward and educating ourselves. Contact: Doris P.
  2. Institutional Change: Looking inward as an organization and working on the systems of oppression at ECLC. Contact Mary B.
  3. Action and Advocacy: Looking outward and advocating for racial justice outside the walls of ECLC. Contact: Sandy H.

FREE WORKSHOP WITH THRIVENT FINANCIAL: SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING: Join Thrivent representative, Ann Marie Wilson, at 5pm or 7pm at ECLC on Thursday, October 19 for a free workshop for folks in or nearing retirement. Topics will include: Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits; The ideal time to apply for Social Security and Ways to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits. Please call Thrivent at 952-358-3450 or email mira.moline@thrivent.com to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. Snacks and beverage will be provided.