Our call to justice is embedded within every worship service at ECLC. We focus on God’s love and care for everything God has created – humanity in all of its rich diversity, as well as the earth and all its creatures. We lift up that God’s grace is offered freely to all and that we are called by the Gospel to the life-long struggle for justice in all we do.
There are a variety of musical styles (protest songs, world music, bluegrass, paperless songs, favorite Lutheran hymns, and songs by the likes of Marty Haugen, Bret Hesla, and Ray Makeever) and instrumentation (from piano, guitar, and bass, to accordion, banjo, and pipe organ). Each Sunday morning the two services are identical musically, but they are different from week to week.
The preacher changes from one week to the next, too. Sermons are usually given by Pastor Jeff Sartain, Pastor Anna Helgen or Deacon Lauren Morse-Wendt.
Services use the historic order of the liturgy (Gathering, Word, Communion, Sending) with inclusive language and contemporary settings.
Children are welcome – wiggles and all. We believe that faith is passed on in song, prayer, and by being present in the worshipping community. Nursery care is available for children under age 5 for those times when children or caregivers need a break.
We gather around the table for Holy Communion every Sunday morning. All who wish to take part are welcome – without exception. Please join us!