LAMBS FAMILIES GATHER ON SUNDAY: Is there a 0-2 year old in your family? This Sunday, come at 9:45 for singing followed by baby faith formation activities, art, and dance at 10am in the nursery with Lambs leaders Katie & Neil. Then, connect with parents of other Lambs on topics big and small. Questions? contact Lauren.

COME ONE, COME ALL:  Saturday September 26th at 3:00 PM LSS is hosting a hymn sing with the National Lutheran Choir at Central Lutheran Church at 333 S. 12th St. Minneapolis MN (by the Minneapolis Convention Center).  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be a freewill offering.

RACIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE There will be a meeting of the Racial Justice Advocacy committee on Monday, Sept. 28th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at ECLC.  The committee encourages new members to attend and become involved

VISIT SUBURBAN YOUTH HOUSING!  Next Wednesday, Sept 30 from 9:30-12:30, ECLCers will gather at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Brooklyn Park for a tour & conversation with staff on suburban youth homelessness, a service project, and reflection time together on how faith and homelessness intersect.  Then, join us for lunch in the neighborhood!  Email Laurento sign up for Week One of our fall Serve & Socialize series! Can’t make it? Mark your calendars for future weeks: Plymouth Christian Youth Center (Oct 7), St. Paul’s (Oct 14), and Families Moving Forward (Oct 21).

WIT: WOMEN IN TRANSITION--all women welcome!  Join us on Tuesday, October 13, 7-9 PM, at the home of Vicki N. Our guest, Steve Sims, will help us continue our discussion of the book, "Being Mortal". Steve recently retired from the Fairview system, where he was manager of hospice services.

BEACON HOUSING CELEBRATION:  Join Beacon for its annual Building on Faith gathering sharing successes with each of its congregations, including ECLC.  Thursday, October 8 at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5400 Penn Ave S., Mpls.Schedule includes:   5:30 – 6:00: Light dinner and networking, 6:00-8:00: Leadership meeting, 8:00-8:30: Dessert and networking. Email Lauren to RSVP.

DONUT TASTE TEST PARTY:  ECLC’s young-ish adults (you decide if that’s you!) are having the party of the year on Friday, October 9 from 6:30-9:00pm. Come to ECLC to taste test some of the Twin Cities’ best donuts…it’s a donut crawl, without the crawl! FREE childcare in the nursery + board games for all of us while we eat.  RSVP to Lauren.  $5 suggested donation

BOOK CONVERSATION:  On Wed, October 21 at 6:30pm, join ECLC for a conversation of Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People.  Written by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, who Is described as “Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve,” this book debuted at #8 on the New York Times bestseller list.  Email Lauren to join the conversation!

LIKE TO PLAY MUSIC? GREAT OPPORTUNITY!  The small Dementia Care unit of The Willows at Vernon Terrace of Edina is seeking occasional volunteers to play music for residents. This can be a one time or regular volunteer chance for musicians of all instruments and abilities.  Contact Colleen if you’re interested.

KNOW AND SUPPORT LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY!  ECLC is teaming up with Lutheran Campus Ministry of the U of M to support this young adult ministry that invites students to Be Curious. Be Real. Be Community. Through 9pm worship, interfaith experiences, and being a listening ear, LCM is an essential presence at the U. But, its budget is challenged…and ECLC want to help!  ECLC’s Mission Team will match all ECLC donations to LCM up to $1000 before Oct 15th.  Write a check to ECLC with LCM in the memo line or give online at www.eclc.org and designate LCM.  Read more at http://umnlutheran.orgQuestions? Contact Lauren

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…. Here’s What Else is Coming up

SUNDAY FORUM  This Sunday, September 27, engage in the conversation about race and racial justice in our nation. The learning opportunities are plentiful, and Sunday Forums are even more enriching if you take part. Please join the conversations from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Martin room as we learn and grow in faith with each other.

SHORT STORY GROUP The ECLC Short Story group will meet at the home of Vicky N. on Friday, September 25 at 10am.  We’ll be discussing the selection “Lust” by Susan Minot from the book “We Are the Stories We Tell.” All are welcome to join us. RSVP to Nancy.

SEE THE ECLC CHOIR AT THE GUTHRIE  Members of our ECLC Adult Choir and select students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College 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