TONIGHT CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH REDEEMER!  Join our friends at Redeemer Lutheran (1800 Glenwood Ave N., Mpls) for the biggest block party you’ve ever seen.  On Wednesday, August 19 from 6-8pm join neighbors from around the Cities for this huge FREE community celebration with bread oven pizza, hamburgers & hot dogs, dunk tank, cookie walk, bouncy house, live music, and more fun! 

JOIN ECLC QUILTERS The quilters keep at the task of making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local refugee organizations. Are you looking for a way to be active in an ECLC mission? Join the quilters for a brown bag lunch at noon followed by layering and tying of quilts starting at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 21. No quilting experience is required.

BOOK CONVERSATION:  Join a conversation about faith author Rachel Held Evans’ new book, Searching for Sunday, on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30pm at ECLC . This memoir explores Rachel’s love for and struggle with the institutional Church…and brings up great questions for all of us.  Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org to sign up.

ECLC INTERGENERATIONAL CAMPFIRE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29  Join the ECLC family as we gather around a campfire and build community across the generations at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Sumac Knoll Group Campsite.  Come for part or stay for all. All are welcome!  Free Play at 4pm, followed by a Potluck dinner at 5:30. Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups to minimize our environmental impact; ECLCwill provide lemonade & water.  At 7 p.m. we’ll have a campfire  with a Sing-A-Long, Storytelling, Worship, & S’mores. Bring a folding chair & instruments to play! Stay as long as you’d like! You are welcome to camp overnight at Sumac Knoll. The site is limited to tents only. Check-out by noon on Sunday. Please let Pastor Stephanie know if you plan to camp: scoltveterdmann@eclc.org

WORSHIP ON A STICK!  In honor of the state fair, come for a bit of extra fun during worship on Sunday, August 30th.  There’ll be a few surprises during this special time of the year!

SAVE THE DATE! LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY GALA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26   ECLC will have a table hosted by Larry Edlund. Tickets are $90.00 ($60.00 tax deductible). If interested contact Larry for more information. Or register and pay for tickets at www.lssmn.org/celebration and let me know and I will add you to the ECLC table list. 

3:00 PM – Hymn Sing with the National Lutheran Choir at Central Lutheran Church
5:30 PM – Reception at the Hilton Minneapolis – 1001 Marquette Ave. S. Mpls, MN
6:30 PM – Dinner and program at the Hilton Minneapolis

RETIRED ECLC MEN Join us for breakfast on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am at Perkins Restaurant at Eden and Willson Roads in Edina (near 50th and Hwy 100). This month's gathering will be next Wednesday, August 26.