ECLC CAMPFIRE & CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC—SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 4-8 P.M. Gather around the campfire with all the generations, we will sing songs of faith and hope, tell stories that need to be told, and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, together. Come for part or stay for all of our third Campfire & Congregational Picnic at Hyland Park, Sumac Knoll Group Campsite in Bloomington. https://www.threeriversparks.org/location/hyland-lake-park-reserve/  Bring a dish to share for a potluck-style picnic. Hotdogs, beverages, and s’mores will be provided. 4:00pm: Open space for outdoor games; 5:30 pm: Potluck and conversation; 6:30 pm: S’mores, stories, and songs at the Campfire. See more information at the Sign-up Center. All are welcome!

YOUTH MINISTRY LISTENING POST   What are your hopes for our youth at ECLC? What do you want more of or less of from church? How can the church support parents and caring adults in passing faith on to our children? Share your thoughts with Council Minister of Faith Formation for Children, Youth & Family, Chris Okey, on Sunday, August 12 after 9:30 worship, as we discern our current needs for ministry.

JOIN THE IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE after worship on Sunday, August 12 for conversation around immigration policy & the ELCA’s commitment to welcoming the stranger.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR NEW 66 WEST RESIDENTS:  Two new residents are moving into 66 West this month…and they need furnishings to make their house a home! ECLC is committed to providing those items. Can you help? Purchase items from ECLC’s Target Registry online or shop in store with the registry and bring to ECLC by Sunday, August 12th! 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION & SUMMER READS Our final Summer Read is Kate Bowler's Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved. Join us on Tuesday, August 21st at 7 p.m. at ECLC for a discussion of this book. Whether you've joined for both, one, or none of the previous discussions, all are welcome as we use this text to continue conversation on Becoming Beloved Community.

JOIN ECLC YOUNG ADULTS AT THE TWINS! Have a fun afternoon out at the ballpark with $17 group tickets (Diamond View) on Sunday, August 26th for the 1:10pm game against the Oakland A’s. Interested? RSVP to join the ECLC Young Adult group!

ECLC QUILTERS Did you know ECLC Quilters need “gently used” bed sheets for their quilt backs? If you have cotton or cotton blend bed sheets (flat or fitted) that you would like to give to the ECLC Quilters, please leave under the sign-up center desk.