PRESCHOOL WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOLAll preschool children will be welcomed to Sunday School with a special blessing in worship, and a celebration in the classroom for their Faith Milestone event on Sunday, September 27. ECLC 3 year olds (and new 4 year olds) will also receive their own Jesus Storybook Bible during worship.

RETIRED ECLC MEN Join us for breakfast on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am at Perkins Restaurant at Eden and Willson Roads in Edina (near 50th and Hwy 100). This month's gathering will be next Wednesday, September 23.

SEE THE ECLC CHOIR AT THE GUTHRIE Members of our ECLC Adult Choir and select students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College (where Melissa Bergstrom serves as music department chair) will be coming together and performing in THE EVENTS, a play at the Guthrie whose plot centers around a mass shooting and asks "how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity." Our performance is the first of the run on Wednesday, September 30th. More information can be found at the Guthrie website: http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/_events

SERVE, SOCIALIZE, AND…SMALL GROUP!  Sign up for this new small group that will challenge us to deeply connect with our ministry partners and reflect on the social justice issues. Commit to 2 or more of these weeks and join the Serve & Socialize Small Group, where we will begin with a service project and end with reflection and lunch each week. Meeting on Wednesdays from 9:30-12:30:
Sept 30: Avenues for Homeless Youth
Oct 7: Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Oct 14: St. Paul's Lutheran
Oct 21: Families Moving Forward
Sign up with Lauren at for this meaningful opportunity!

MOTHER EMANUEL 9 PRAYER VIGIL   In partnership with faith communities around the state of Minnesota, the Minnesota Council of Churches is hosting a prayer service of remembrance, repentance and hope for healing every Wednesday evening for a year in response to the Mother Emanuel 9 shooting and subsequent black church fires nationwide. As part of ECLC’s effort to Advocate, Educate, and Show Up for racial justice, you are invited to Show Up for a vigil on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at Mayflower UCC, 106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis. Visit the Sign-up Center if you plan to attend!