DIALOGUE WITH ST. OLAF COLLEGE GENERAL COUNSEL-- September 12 Last spring, Carl Crosby Lehmann, St. Olaf General Counsel, met with a group of St. Olaf alumni, parents, and friends at ECLC to discuss the troubling events of the past school year and to share expectations for the newly formed racial justice task force at St. Olaf.  Carl offered to return to ECLC to provide an update on the task force's progress. Please come on Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00-7:00pm at ECLC to hear his update and converse. All are welcome.

RENEWAL SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 10   Be inspired by our youth who will share their summer experiences in El Salvador, Urban VBS, and the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute. Sunday school children will have a Blessing of the Backpacks in worship and an Open House Scavenger Hunt between services. Sunday School for all ages begins September 17th.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: MAKING SENSE OF SCRIPTURE   Starting the week of September 19th, join Pastor Stephanie and the interim pastor for Making Sense of Scripture, a 7-week series by David Lose. Engage in conversation and bring your questions to the table as we explore the Bible and how we interpret it. Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. or Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Sign up by September 15th to pre-order your $13 workbook.

LOAVES & FISHES:  Sign up to prepare a meal (2:00-3:30) or serve a meal (5:00-7:00) on Tuesday, September 19th for hungry neighbors in the community kitchen of Holy Rosary at 2448 18th Ave S. in Mpls. Sign up at ECLC.

FROM ECOFAITH TEAM  Missed seeing the movie about our changing climate conditions; Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power? It’s showing now at Regal Eagan Stadium 16.

HOW TO TALK ABOUT RACE & RACISM WITH YOUR KIDS Calling all parents, teachers, grandparents, and caregivers for kids! Come to a free introductory workshop on Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. to learn: five things you should know about racism, what will be covered in a 5-week series starting in October, research about children and race, and the barriers white people face when talking about race. Childcare provided. Facilitated by parent educator Denise Konen, the five- week series will begin October 25. Fee is $75-100 sliding fee per person (scholarships available).Sign up at ECLC.


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING? ECLC will again partner with Lutheran Social Services providing clothing for under-resourced neighbors this fall.  New children’s underwear and socks are needed—pick some up while you’re shopping!  Families, save clothes your kids have outgrown for a donations’ drive later in September.

NAMI WALK WITH ECLC ECLC is sponsoring a team in the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on Saturday, September 23 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. Activities begin at 11:30, with the walk starting at 1:00. To register to walk with the ECLC team, or to make a donation, click on the following link: Join ECLC Team (NAMI Walk).  For more information, contact team captain, Johanna R.