SUNDAY FORUM for Oct. 6: Sharing Your Story, Part II - This Sunday we continue to embrace the power of stories about our own faith journeys during the forum hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.). Come ready to listen, grow in community with others, and embrace the beauty of your story. As we prepare for the Special Congregational Meeting following the second service, what powerful conversations might we have with one another as we prepare to call a new pastor, someone who will challenge and support all of us as we grapple with questions of faith, doubt, and commitment?

ALL-ECLC (W)HOLY WEDNESDAY IS OCTOBER 9! Join the whole congregation for our 2nd all-congregation Wednesday night gathering on October 9th! Experience community building, God’s Word, and ministry breakouts of your choice.
5:30-6:15: Meal (reserve your meal online here)
6:15-6:30: Common Devotion
6:30-8:00: Choose from Movement & Meditation, a Drum Circle, Justice Activity, and more!

FALL WORK DAY Please join the EcoFaith and Properties Teams for a Fall Work Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30-noon. We will be working both outdoors (weeding the yard, mulching) as well as indoors (painting, putting furniture together). Sign up at the Sign Up Center.

HOST CONNECTIONS WITH PASTOR CONCHI ON OCTOBER 13 This month the Middle School and High School youth have a wonderful opportunity to connect, laugh, and learn from Pastor Conchi over dinner at Connections. We are still looking for a family and/or member to host this gathering on October 13 from 5:00-7:00 PM. If you are able, please contact Jacob Niewinski.

INTERFAITH COALITION ON IMMIGRATION MONTHLY PRAYER VIGIL Gather with other ECLC members and metro area churches to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who are in detention and face deportation on Tuesday, October 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in front of the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building at 1 Federal Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111. Immediately following the vigil, stay to bear witness in immigration court. For more details, contact Johanna R.

THE GENEROSITY PROJECT NEW this year, The Generosity Project is a fun approach to giving that engages all generations and equips households with children in grades 1-5 as centers for the faith practice of generosity. The focus is on becoming generous as a response to the generosity, character and grace of God. All of us are God’s stewards of the earth, our wealth, our time, our possessions and our physical bodies. Children in grades 1-5, together with their families are invited to participate during Sunday School on October 13 in Rooms 4/5. Contact Kelly R

ARE YOU A BOY SCOUT? ECLC Boy Scouts are invited to sell popcorn at ECLC as a fundraiser on Sunday, October 20th. All boys scouts wishing to participate can contact Wayne A

COFFEE HOST NEEDED THURSDAYS: ECLC is a supporting member of the Edina Coalition for Grief Support by hosting their meetings on a rotation with other churches. Beginning October 3rd, the group will meet at ECLC every Thursday through December from 4:00-6:00 pm. An ECLC member is needed occasionally to make coffee and assist the grief group leaders with light tasks as the attendees get settled. If you would like to assist in welcoming this group or for more information, please contact ECLCer Sue C.