It’s Our Turn…To Give
Our annual budget pays our staff, stewards our property, and reaches across the city and world to support the work of the gospel. Baptism, funerals, weddings, faith formation and mission work like 66 West, St Paul’s, Redeemer and Cristo de Paz wouldn’t happen without your annual commitments. Your gifts provide oxygen for our day-to-day life.
Now we have the opportunity to build our church for the future as well as the present. We’re building worship, fellowship and kitchen spaces, improving accessibility, addressing long-deferred maintenance and enhancing educational spaces and technology so future generations can gather and learn.
Ministry has been taking place at ECLC for over six decades. Now It’s Our Turn…To Give. It’s our turn to step up as the generations before us have as they imagined the future of ECLC. Please prayerfully consider what your gift will be to both the 2016 Annual Budget and the Capital Appeal. Your gift is important. Your gift will make a difference.

ALL SAINTS DAY: Sunday, November 1 we will light candles in memory of the beloveds who have gone before us. All Saints Day is dedicated to thanksgiving for all the unnamed who died in the Lord and the belief that all the Christian dead are saints. The close proximity of the baptismal font and the columbarium at ECLC signifies our trust in the promise made in baptism that we are children of God in life, in death and in the resurrection.  If you would like a loved one to be remembered in our prayers on All Saints Sunday, please write their names in the black spiral books placed outside the sanctuary.

DING! DONG! THE BELL IS DOWN!  Would you like to know what else has been happening with ECLC's building project? Then check out our photo blog about the construction process.

TASTE OF PHILLIPS CELEBRATION WITH ST PAUL'S:  St. Paul's (2742 15th Ave S.) biggest party of the year...all they need is you to enjoy it!  Show up anytime between 4-8pm this Saturday, Oct 24 for an open house style party, including local artists, musicians and poets, silent auction, a youth photography show, hands-on art making, Mexican and Swedish food for sale, and activities for children.

NEW TO ECLC? COME TO ECLC 101:  Just getting to know ECLC? Considering officially becoming a member? Come to ECLC on Sun, Nov 1 and Sun, Nov 8 from 9:45-10:45 to meet congregational leaders and other newcomers, learn how to get involved, and what it means to be part of ECLC. Contact Lauren with questions.  YOU are invited! 

PASTOR CONCHI IS COMING!  Save the Date for Cristo de Paz’s own Pastor Conchi’s visit with ECLC. She will preach and lead the forum on Sunday, November 15th along with lots of opportunities for activities throughout that week.

FEEDING HUNGRY KIDS IN EDINA:  Did you know that, beginning this week, ECLC is partnering with The Sheridan Story to provide weekend food bags for children at Highlands Elementary who requested food support?  5 ECLC Lambs families will volunteer on Fridays to deliver the food discreetly to school lockers and ECLC's Sunday School will raise the funds with their offerings to cover the costs. Questions? Email Lauren

RETIRED ECLC MEN   Join us for breakfast on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am at Perkins Restaurant in Edina (near 50th and Hwy 100). This month's gathering will be Wednesday, October 28.

SCIENCE AND RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: If you’re interested in how science and religion can be partners in the quest for truth, this book club may be for you. Join ECLCers Adele M. & Kristian C. on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM for lively discussion at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave. at Lyndale, Minneapolis. All of the meetings are free, and newcomers are always welcome to join us!  Join us on October 22 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature” by Malcolm Jeeves & Warren S. Brown. The authors chart the histories of neuroscience and psychology with a particular focus on how these disciplines have interfaced religion through the ages.