Edina Community Lutheran Church (ECLC) is a progressive Lutheran congregation that has been striving for over 70 years to live out Jesus’ radical message of love and to make a difference in our world. We welcome all people without exception, and reach out to our community with serving hands and voices raised for justice.
ECLC has long been sought out for our meaningful worship, inclusive welcome and challenging opportunities for learning and mission - a leader in shaping conversations of justice. We are called to extend that welcome further by making room for those who are not yet here.
ECLC is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has been a Reconciling in Christ (LGBTQIA+ inclusive) congregation since 1985.
We are delighted that people from all over the Twin Cities metro area are a part of our congregation. Founded in 1948, Edina Community Lutheran Church (ECLC) is a growing, medium-sized congregation located in Edina, just across the Minneapolis line. We are an open, energetic and inclusive congregation with an historical emphasis on social justice. We are currently on a long term journey to become an anti-racist congregation. See our JUSTICE PAGE for more information.
We are an informal congregation by some standards. The physical space reflects our personality as a congregation: the sanctuary is arranged theater-in-the-round style and seats about 200 people. You'll find most of us in jeans, but please come as you're most comfortable.
We strive to be:
ONE with each other: We support each person in our midst to worship, work, celebrate, feast and learn together.
ONE with our community: We follow Jesus' call to serve our neighbors, and the larger community.
ONE with God's world: We care for all of God's creation by advocating for peace, health, and justice throughout the world.
ONE with Jesus' welcome: We offer warm welcome to new participants in our congregational life and mission.
ONE with God's vision for the future: We honor God's enduring presence as we embrace the generations to come.