SHORT STORY GROUP  The ECLC Women's Short Story Group will gather at the home of Karen B. on Friday, September 23 at 10 AM. We will discuss the story "While I Was Gone" by Sue Miller from Listening for God Vol 4. Please RSVP to Karen. All are welcome.  

OPEN STREETS-EDINA!  Check out the Open Streets Edina festival this Sunday the 25th between 1-5pm. 50th Street will be closed between Wooddale and Chowen so you can explore via foot activities, local organizations, games, and the best Edina has to offer, including a booth connected to ECLC--- 66 west and Edina’s  Community Solar Garden.  Note that 50th Street will be closed beginning at Noon—plan your routes home accordingly.

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 28.

ENDING HOMELESSNESS TOGETHER—NOW! Join over 50 ECLCers for our partner Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s biggest event of the year. On Tuesday, October 11th, participate in a huge luncheon from Noon-1pm at the Mpls Convention Center.  Hear inspiring stories from Beacon residents, get excited about construction progress at 66 West, and hear about young people moving in to Prior Crossing (building in St. Paul, similar to 66 West).  Register By Sept 30 to join an ECLC table now by emailing Lauren

KIDS’ CLOTHING DRIVE:  Kids go through a growth spurt? Drop off gently used kids’ clothing on Sun, Oct 2 (not before!) to be donated to Lutheran Social Services’ huge kids’ 25 cent clothing sale for its clients and neighbors. Email Larry E. with questions.

BUILD YOUR READING LIST FOR WINTER - Come to WIT on October 11, 7:00 at ECLC.  Please bring the names of two of your favorite books this year, plus your all-time favorite book.  Also bring your favorite book-reading snack, be it brownies, licorice, popcorn, chips, M & M’s, cashews.   We’ll hear about everyone’s books and enjoy those snacks.  We’ll publish a list of the books so you don’t even have to take notes.

BIBLE STUDY Our fall bible study will begin on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning on October 12th.  Pastor Strand will lead most of the sessions.  We will have treats and coffee/tea available and good company.  We will begin the fall by studying the book of Job.  Ruth E. will again provide lunch once a month beginning in November.  We will meet in the Creekside room on the lower level which is below the sanctuary.  You will be able to park in the parking lots by then.  Please contact Pastor Strand if you have any questions.