COME ONE, COME ALL! Make a joyful noise with the choir rehearsing Wednesday nights from 7-8pm beginning September 14. We will prepare anthems for church on 9/18, 10/2, 10/30 and the dedication of our building on 11/6, then take a few weeks off and resume in December with post-vespers gatherings. Please join us! High-school and all adults welcome! Contact Melissa with any questions.

PRESCHOOL WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL   Parents of preschoolers! Save the date for your child's Faith Milestone event, September 18.  All preschool children will be welcomed to Sunday School with a special blessing in worship, and a celebration in the classroom. ECLC 3 year olds (and new 4 year olds) will also receive their own Jesus Storybook Bible during worship. Invite family and friends to worship with your family on this special milestone day!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…. Here’s What Else Is Coming Up

WIT: Women in Transition will discuss the book, "Gilead," by Marilynne Robinson. We meet 7-9 PM on Tuesday, September 13, in the Fireside Room in Marilyn D's building. Please RSVP to Marilyn. Our special guest will be Professor Toni McNaron. Copies of discussion questions are available in the church office.  All women are welcome!

INVEST IN OUR VALUES: INVEST IN 66 WEST! Join 66 West supporters on Thursday, September 15th at 7pm at Richfield United Methodist Church to dig deeper on why ending homelessness matters to you…then share those values with special guest Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene.  A combination learning and advocacy event, you’ll leave with deeper knowledge on 66 West AND advocate for essential Hennepin County funding to support it.  Email Lauren for more information.

CARNIVAL…FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE!  Mark your calendars for a night under the big top — focused around justice for all God’s creation!  The Carnival de Resistance is coming to our sister congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, with circus acts, art, stories, music, and more from Sept 13-26.  Join ECLC at 1800 Glenwood Ave N in Mpls. on Friday, Sept 16 at 6:30pm for an evening of theater weaving music, dance theater, storytelling and circus arts to highlight the power of Earth and Air in our ancient and contemporary stories of resistance, ending with a dance and drum circle.  Free will donation. 

LOAVES & FISHES:  Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal (1:30-3:00) and serve a meal (5:00-7:00pm) on Tuesday, September 20th at Loaves & Fishes (2448 18th Ave S., Mpls). Email Kathy K to sign up.

MEN’S RETREAT: Calling all men! You’re invited to a one-day retreat to connect with each other, enjoy an optional fall hike outdoors, and explore the topic, The Myth of Masculinity, on Saturday, October 8th from 9-4.  $25 includes all supplies and lunch—scholarships available! To register, contact Rich B.