E-Voice: weekly news & updates
Note: anything that is underlined is a link you can click on!
Friday, October 2, 2020
Want to walk/run/bike with Kathy or Pastor Becky? Registration is just $20!
Indicate team name on the second page of the registration process:
Want to donate and skip the exercise part? Click the button below and use
"Kathy's Krowd" or "Becky's Buddies Birding for Breakfast" on the pledge line:
Face Covering Required
Please remember that if you are in the building (volunteering, conducting church business, dropping things off, meetings, seeing a staff member - pretty much any situation!) that a face covering is required per Governor Evers' Emergency Order. ELC strives to model to minister to our community and our neighbors by keeping everyone as safe as can be during COVID-19. Please wear your mask at all times when in common areas or in the church office.
Habitat Faith Build
ELC is blessed happy to be part of Habitat for Humanity's local Faith Build! Here is a video of the Virtual Ground Blessing in case you missed it. Pastor Becky was asked to give a blessing.

ELC's Faith Build Team will be accepting donations for the Faith Build Auction in our parking lot entry the week of October 11. Click here for specific dates/times and a list of auction items that you can donate.

If you wish to contribute to the Faith Build fund, you may write a check to ELC and clearly mark it for Habitat for Humanity. Mail it to Jennifer's attention at 1509 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Coloring Contest open for kids ages 5-12 with a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card! Turn in by October 24 (information on the rules sheet).
Annual Blessing of the Pets (COVID-Style)
Join us on Sunday, October 4 from noon until 1:00p for a drive-through pet blessing! Bring your pets - dogs, cats, chinchillas, fish and anything in-between! You may stop for a brief blessing by a pastor (please stay in your car) and a treat for both your pet and any humans you bring along! Click here for a map of how to enter/exit the parking lot.

Watch worship on Sunday at 10:45a. If you sent a picture of your pet in, you'll want to stick around for the fun sending song at the end of the service!
Zoom Event
Lifting Our Voices During the Pandemic
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 6:30 PM
The Event is Free and is Co-sponsored by East Central Synod Women of the ELCA and Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin

Join us to discuss pressing issues in our communities, especially during COVID-19. What problems have been exacerbated by the pandemic? How can we use our voices as citizens and as people of God during this time? Special guests (TBA) and the staff of the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin will help you to gain practical ideas for how to advocate and offer time for you to share your concerns and questions. The event is one hour but people may also stay longer if they have questions that are not answered during the webinar. Links to resources will also be sent to you before the webinar. All are welcome!
Quilters' News
Quilts Distributed
October 2019 through October 2020

3 - Miscellaneous Gifts
21 - Bethany Lutheran Homes
9 - Graduating Seniors
94 - Lutheran World Relief
20 - Boys and Girls Club
15 - New Horizons Women's Shelter
2 - Sugar Creek Bible Camp

In total, our Quilters have distributed 164 quilts in the last year. Thank you for your continued ministry to our community and world, Quilting Group!
New Class Starting
"Gospel of John" (our next adult study) begins on October 22nd. It will remain virtual, available on the ELC website (password required - contact Pastor Johnson) or on CD at church. Our last three sessions have been careful studies of Jesus of Nazareth, the Apostle Paul, and Insights from the Master. The Gospel of John will contain historical, grammatical, and philosophical background information in addition to a careful examination of the 21 chapters of the gospel itself. Focus will be on key words and insights, and throughout this process we will be asking questions as we discover the implications of the text as well as focus upon how to apply the ideas gained from scriptures to daily life. As in our previous studies, context and careful analysis of the text will be primary with the anticipated outcome of a strong emphasis on faith formation and spiritual development. I invite you to join me! ~ Pastor Dennis Johnson
Addressing Envelopes
Do you have decent handwriting? Or even "okay" handwriting? :) The Stewardship Committee is looking for help hand-addressing envelopes this year. If you don't mind doing that while watching TV or listening to the radio, the help would be appreciated! Contact Carol for more information. Envelopes would need to be returned to the church office by October 15.