ECLC will be hosting Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Sunday morning August 13th.  Bishop Eaton will be here to share with us how the Gospel is being lived out in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and amongst all of God’s people in the hurting world. She will also be preaching at both worship services. There will be a light brunch (11:15 – 12:15) when Bishop Eaton will expand on hopes for the future of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Come and participate in this important opportunity.

CHANGE OF LOCATION!!! ECOFAITH TEAM: Please join the EcoFaith Team at the Edina AMC Theater to see: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on Sunday, August 6 @ 7pm.   Group coffee & discussion to follow.  If we have 10 or more we can order group tickets. Add your name at the Sign-up center or contact DeeDee

COMMUNITY PUPPET SHOW PARTY AT ECLC:  ECLC is hosting Open Eye Figure Theater for a community puppet show on Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm.  Come for treats, simple summer games, and the show (Tucker’s Robot, with an anti-bullying theme) from 7-7:30pm!  We’ll pass the hat to support this Driveway Theater—invite your friends and neighbors for this community event!

VEAP SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Help over 3,000 local children get the supplies they need to start a successful school year.  Now through Sunday, August 13, drop school supplies off at ECLC. Most needed items are backpacks, pens, spiral notebooks, #2 pencils, and 2-pocket folders. Find a complete list here:

NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY WITH REDEEMER: Mark your calendars for Wed, Aug 16 from 6-8pm for the biggest block party you’ve ever seen! Hosted by our sister congregation, Redeemer Lutheran, this is a family fun event with BBQ, live music, kids’ games, and meeting neighbors that you don’t want to miss. And, if you’ve always dreamed of being inside a dunk tank-here’s your chance (email Lauren to volunteer for that!)

FAITH, MUSIC, AND AN INDIGO GIRL?  Join Indigo Girl Emily Saliers and her father, theologian Dr. Don Saliers for “A Song to Sing, a Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice” on Fri, Nov 10 & Sat, Nov 11. Hosted by Holy Trinity Lutheran in Mpls, this symposium is part concert, part lecture on music as the heart of social movements and activism. Learn more at and register for the $50 conference soon for this big event that will sell out soon!