YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PLAY AT ECLC: On Friday, November 11th, ECLC will host the Chain Reaction Theatre Project's production of Invisible.  Based on true stories, this theater production is an inspirational and thought-provoking performance about five suburban youth battling homelessness.  Following the performance, listen to a panel discussion about youth homelessness.  Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 online at or at the door. Please reserve your own tickets, but RSVP to Lauren

ECLC BEER DABBLER! Save the date for a Stewardship Beer Tasting on Friday, November 18th from 7-10pm!  Enjoy an evening forging friendships with ECLCers...while tasting a variety of folks' favorite beers and non-alcoholic beverages. This casual evening will include conversation about caring for our whole selves, including relationships, as we delve into W[Holy] living.  Hosted by Anne & Chrisin their home with free childcare available. Bring your favorite six pack or non-alcoholic beverage.

BOOK FAIR! Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the kids in your life? Want to learn more about the Reformation? ECLC is hosting a Book Fair! Shop for Sparkhouse Family’s award-winning Bibles, books, and videos for infants through elementary-age kids. Peruse Augsburg Fortress titles about the Reformation as we look ahead to 2017, the 500-year commemoration of the Reformation. Ask Dawn questions about the resources—she’s been a developer for many of the Sparkhouse Family titles. Stop by the table at the lower level on October 23 between services to check out each title. Place your orders using cash or checks. Your books will be delivered to church where you can pick them up.

SHORT STORY GROUP The ECLC Short Story group will meet at the home of Nancy S (Parkshore Apts) from 10am-Noon on Friday, October 21. We will discuss “The Tie That Binds” by Kent Haruf from the book “Listening for God.” Contact Nancy with questions.

WORSHIP, ARTS AND MUSIC Come one, come all! Some business, some planning for a joyous time in our new building. Anyone with an interest in Worship, Arts and Music is invited to attend Wednesday, October 26th, 5:30 pm at ECLC. A few of the items we’ll discuss: Artwork locations, Sacristy needs, Children in worship and the prayground, Worship seating, offering procedures and ideas for a big musical event with an invite for all faiths to come and share music. We have new spaces and lots to discuss! Hope to see you there! 

VOTING RIGHTS & SELMA:  On Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, join Edina’s League of Women Voters for a showing of the documentary Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, followed by a panel discussion on voting rights today. Hosted by Church of St. Patrick in Edina, this free event, which ECLC is Co-Sponsoring, requires no RSVP.

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER OUTREACH DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT ECLC.  Lecia Brooks, Director of Outreach for the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak at ECLC on Monday, October 24 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  Ms Brooks will address the many justice initiatives that SPLC leads - with particular attention to issues related to voter registration and voter suppression.   All are invited to attend this free event.

THRIVENT FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: Savvy Social Security Planning. If you were born before 1954, recent legislation affected some Social Security strategies. Join local representative Ann Marie Wilson for a free session for those in or nearing retirement, including information on the new law. Four sessions to choose from being held at ECLC. Thursday, October 20 at 5pm or 7pm or Tuesday, November 1 - 5pm or 7pm. Please call 952-358-3450 or email to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. You may also register at Coffee and small snacks will be served.