WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE (CONFIRMATION) LAUNCHES TONIGHT, 6-8 PM! The Confirmation/Middle School Pilot Orientation is scheduled tonight for all parents, 6-8th grade youth, and small group leaders. Please join us for dinner, information, relationship-building, music & mindfulness, and fun. We are really looking forward to this time together.

HELP WRITE THANK-YOU NOTES THIS SATURDAY! Many thank-yous need to be written following Pastor Stephanie’s death, visitation and funeral. Please come to church this Saturday morning, 9/29, from 9:30-11:30 to help! If your handwriting is legible, we’ll ask you to write notes and even give you templates. If not so legible, help will be needed stuffing, sealing and stamping. If there’s not enough work for all the people who show up, it’s a great excuse to be together, have some breakfast treats, drink some coffee and tell stories.

PRESCHOOL FAITH MILESTONE: WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL! Children new to Sunday School (usually age 3) are welcomed this first week, with a special blessing and Jesus Storybook Bible, presented to them by their parents and the congregation in worship at 8:30 & 11am. Sunday School for all ages begins this week during the education hour, from 9:45-10:45 am. Carla and Sandy are looking forward to welcoming you!

HELP WELCOME NEWCOMERS TO ECLC: Many new folks are finding ECLC; how can we best welcome them…and invite more people into this ministry? Come to a Welcoming Brainstorming & Planning Session on Sunday, October 7th at Noon. RSVP to Minister of Welcoming, Janet Anderson.

COLLECT KIDS’ SNACK PACKS FOR VEAP: Birthday Bags aren’t needed at VEAP this year…but weekend snack packs are! Donations needed include fruit cups, granola bars, individual snack-sized pretzel/cracker bags, snack sized raisins, and 100% juice boxes. Costco has great bulk items! Drop off donations through October 14 at the sign up center; we will pack together between services on October 21st!

PICTURE DIRECTORY HOST VOLUNTEERS We are looking for volunteers to be hosts at the sign-in table as members arrive for their photo session. We’d like two people for each 3½ hour shift. Duties include greeting members, putting address labels on cards, helping families list how their names will appear under their photos and calling to reschedule any missed appointments. Best of all, you’ll have a chance to meet new members, greet old friends AND help our church create a wonderful and complete directory with photos and contact information.

ECLC STAFF LUNCH During the past month, our church council members and others have faithfully provided daily lunches for our beloved ECLC staff. It has been a time of nurture and nourishment for them to gather around a meal with one another. We will continue to provide a weekly (Wednesday) meal and you can be part of this care and support. Sign up at the sign up center.