ST. PAUL’S BLOCK PARTY! Show up for St. Paul's by participating in their annual Block Party on Saturday, July 14th between 11-3 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (2742 15th Ave S., Mpls). Bouncy castle, dunk tank, live music, and food. $5 Adults/$3 Kids to benefit St. Paul’s.

CAREGIVER CONVERSATIONS: Are you caregiving for a loved one? However you are walking with a loved one through a challenging time, you are invited to ECLC’s Caregivers Conversations on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Join us at 6:30pm on July 19th in the Youth Room at ECLC. Contact ECLCer Adele M. for more information.

FEED HUNGRY NEIGHBORS: Volunteer at Loaves & Fishes to prep at meal (2:00-3:30) or serve a meal (5:00-7:00) on Tuesday, July 17th at Holy Rosary (2428 18th Ave S.). Ages 12 through adult are encouraged to participate. sign up at the sign-up center.

SERVICE PROJECT FOR AGES 5 THROUGH ADULT: Community Emergency Service needs volunteers to pack groceries in its food shelf. A great intergenerational service activity on Thursday, July 19 from 9:30-11. RSVP with ECLCer Dick M. or sign up at the sign up center.

DINE AROUND WITH ECLC!  Enjoy Brunch with other ECLCers on Sunday, July 22nd.  Bring a picnic lunch and eat outside at Arden Park or grab a seat at one of a few local restaurants we have reservations at! No need to sign up—just save the date and come hungry on July 22nd!

WORSHIP IN SOLIDARITY with St. Paul’s on Sunday, July 29 at 11am.  Join this bilingual worship service at St. Paul’s (2742 15th Ave. S., Mpls) where we show our commitment to our sibling congregation with our presence—bring a potluck dish to share after worship, too! 

PILGRIMAGE TO PALESTINE & ISRAEL  Interested in travelling with ECLC and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to Palestine and Israel in November 2019? Pick up a brochure at the signup center, add your name to the interest list, and speak with Pastor Stephanie to learn more.

VEAP SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE - It's that time again! From July 1 - 22 we will be collecting to help VEAP provide thousands of K-12 students with a new backpack and school supplies. Most needed items: Backpacks, Earbuds, USB Thumb Drives, Calculators. All other forms of (new) school supplies needed as well. We will be selling and collecting school supply items following worship on July 15 & 22. Donations may also be left in the blue bin below the Sign Up Center.

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THANK YOU, ECLC, FOR 25 YEARS!

Camp Knutson launched its ground-breaking program for children living with severe skin disorders in 1993. And for 25 years, ECLC congregants have been present at the airport to welcome the kids as they arrive, and to see them safely on their flights home at the end of the sessions.  In 1993, ECLC provided two volunteers, Kia and Jennifer, who had just graduated from high school.

This ministry of welcome and caring has been immensely reassuring to parents and campers traveling from across the country, and around the world to participate in a week of making friends, discovering unknown abilities and redefining who they are and who they can be. The experience is truly life-changing, and ECLC folk have played an essential role in making this possible.

The list of volunteers is now very, very long, and I thank you, each one.

-Dan M.