2020 Annual Meeting & 2019 Report

The English Lutheran Church annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 26 at 9:20 am.  

We will vote on amendments to our constitution as suggested by the ELCA and approved by our council to propose at the Annual Meeting.  Amendment information is available below.

 

Click here for the Annual Report.

Sharing and Caring Hands

English Lutheran Church will serve lunch at Sharing & Caring Hands in Minneapolis on Monday, February 10.  If you’d like to help, please email the office or sign-up at the back of the church.

 

The meal will be purchased using the funds from Souper Bowl Sunday and a Thrivent Action Team.

 

 

DONATIONS:

Please consider donating new or gently used bedding, towels, and sleeping bags to Sharing & Caring Hands.  Items can be dropped off at church.  Those serving will deliver the donations.

Endowment Fund Requests Due

The Endowment Committee will meet Wednesday, February 5.  If you have any requests for funds from the endowment for your ministry, they must be submitted to the church office by Monday, February 3, at noon.  The Endowment Committee meets quarterly.  Any requests received after Wednesday will not be considered until the Endowment meeting in July.

 

Your ministry can request these funds each quarter for many purposes.  If you have questions about how these funds can be used or if your ministry could benefit, please contact Kip Gore by email at: kiplinggore@gmail.com.

For more information about the English Lutheran Church Endowment check out the Endowment Page.

Feed My Starving Children

All, age 5 or older are invited to pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, on Wednesday, February 19.  Bus leaves at 4:55 and returns at 8:30 pm.  Mark it on your calendars!  Sign-ups are available now on the youth bulletin board at church just outside the church office.

Brat Sales for Christikon

Check out the order form for brats.  Our Christikon kids are selling brats from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, as a fundraiser for their trip to Christikon Bible Camp this Summer in Montana.

Walking Together Event

WALKING TOGETHER

 

Join us for a day of workshops, best practices in ministry, great conversation, and inspiring ideas!

 

ALL AGES are invited and encouraged to attend as we explore the theme "Practice Not Perfect" and how we practice our faith in everyday life. ($25/person, lunch included) (English Lutheran Church will cover the cost of the event for you!)

 

Registration deadline is February 14!

Christikon

If you’re in grades 6-12 and want to make new friends, grow stronger in your faith, view beautiful mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, and have a ton of fun, then you and your friends in the community should join us on our trip to

We have one or two spots left for our Christikon trip! (If any others wish to go when those spots are gone, they will go on a waiting list while we determine if we can staff a second van and if the camp itself has room for more campers.) So, sign up now!

 

Our group met recently and decided on some initial fundraisers, including Stock Sales/Sponsorships, Brat Sale, and a Community Beef Dinner Event! We hope you will support our youth by helping them in raising funds to pay for this awesome faith-building opportunity! Keep an eye open for more details in the bulletin, on our website and Facebook in the coming weeks!

ELC ~ Did You Know?

† You can request music in the music request box on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

† We have prayer shawls for you to take at no charge to give to loved ones who may be going through a tough time and need to be wrapped in prayers.  They are hanging outside the church office.

† Council minutes are posted in the folder on the kiosk at the back of the gathering area.  Abbreviated notes are printed in the monthly newsletters.

† Our Sharing Shed, located outside the south entrance, is for those who need basic necessities or seasonal apparel/supplies.  Donations of these items in good condition are accepted in the shed at any time.  Your donations help keep this shed stocked. 

† Our worship services rely on the congregation to volunteer for worship roles.  All are welcome and are invited to participate in these roles.  If you are unsure of a role, please ask Pastor Jeff or someone who is serving that role.  Sign-up sheets are on the table in the gathering area.

† If you are interested in joining a committee within the church, please contact Pastor Jeff or the church office so we can connect you with the folks in that committee/team.  We’d love to have you join our teams!

Electronic Giving

Did you know we offer electronic giving?  You can make a one-time, weekly, monthly, or semimonthly donation.  Donations can be changed at any time.  You can use your credit card or have funds moved directly from your bank account.  We offer a variety of ways to set this up:

~ Forms are available online and at church, return form to the church office.

~ Scan the QR code found in the church pews.

~ Set up giving online by going to “Giving” on our church website.

~ Text 844-912-2195 for a one time gift.

~ Download the GivePlus app to make a one time or recurring contribution.

Prayer Shawls

If you have a loved one who is going through a tough time and could use the comfort of being wrapped in prayers with a blanket/shawl, please take a prayer shawl for them.

We have a rack of prayer shawls outside the office door available for anyone.  There is no cost for the shawl.

Sharing Shed

English Lutheran Church has a “Sharing Shed.”  This is a place you can come to drop off items you wish to donate to someone in need.  Donations accepted are listed below.  No electronics, only necessities.  Our shed is a small garden shed, so smaller items only, no furniture.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

It is also a place you can come to take items you are in need of.  There is no charge and no strings attached.  The shed is not locked and can be accessed at any time.  The Sharing Shed is located just outside the back entrance of the church.  Please feel free to help yourself at any time.

 

Items available include:

            Basic Necessities

            Seasonal Apparel

            Seasonal Supplies

            Miscellaneous Items

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