MINNEHAHA CREEK 22-MILE NIBI WALK  Sharon Day, Anishinaabe Medicine Woman will lead a Nibi Walk of Minnehaha Creek on Saturday, July 30. “Nibi” is the Ojibwe word for “water.”  Nibi Walks (nibiwalk.org), are a way that Anishinaabe Grandmothers honor the earth, unite with others, and walk towards love and a better future for our grandchildren. The walk begins at Lake Minnetonka, the source of Minnehaha Creek. The Grandmothers will collect water and carry that water the length of the creek to Minnehaha Regional Park, where the creek feeds into the Mississippi. Every step in between is prayer-gratitude, healing, and calling humanity to action. The Anishinaabe Grandmothers invite your participation. This event is free. Walkers are welcomed to join the walk at any point.  RSVP to ecofaith@mpls-synod.org.

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE TO END GUN VIOLENCE: All are invited to an interfaith service on Sunday, July 17th at 6:30pm hosted by Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St N., in St. Paul.  Organized by Project Minnesota’s Interfaith Alliance for Gun Safety, all are welcome to this service.  Following worship, an optional presentation on how congregations can work together to end gun violence will occur. 

PACK FOOD BAGS AT COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Pack culturally appropriate groceries for homebound clients of CES Food Shelf on Thursday, July 21st from 9am-10:30am.  Volunteers ages 5 and up are welcome—what a great family service activity! Email Lauren to sign up.

THE SHORT STORY GROUP will meet on Friday, July 22 at 10 am at the home of Bev L.  We will discuss “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin from “Listening for God vol. 4”  Please RSVP to Bev

ALWAYS BEING MADE NEW—WORSHIP WITH REDEEMER: Through Christ, God transforms each of us…and calls us to new, transformative experiences as well. This summer, ECLC’s Mission Team encourages you to try something new…including worship in a new-to-you community! Join ECLCers for worship with our sister congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, at 1800 Glenwood Ave N. in Minneapolis, on Sunday, July 24th.  Redeemer is a beacon of hope in the Harrison neighborhood of north Minneapolis and a justice leader in the Church—go to hear the Gospel through this lens.  RSVP to Lauren

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR VEAP: Now through Sun, Aug 7, drop off VEAP’s most needed school supply items at ECLC: #2 pencils, pens, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, and backpacks.  Special opportunity to “buy” supplies at ECLC on Suns, July 31 & Aug 7!

THE LATE HOMECOMER BOOK & DINNER CONVERSATION:  Pick up the powerful memoir about coming to Minnesota as a refugee, “The Late Homecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang. Mark your calendars now to join ECLCer for book conversation over dinner on Monday, August 8 at 6pm. Email Sara S, Chair of ECLC’s Mission Committee, to sign up!

VEAP SCHOOL SUPPLY SORTING—AGES 12 AND UP: Thousands of students will get needed school supplies through VEAP this year. Volunteer to sort supplies at their warehouse (9600 Aldrich, Bloomington) on Tuesday, August 9th from 9am-Noon. Volunteers ages 12 and up are encouraged.  Email Lauren to sign up.

LOAVES & FISHES:  Many more families need meal support over the summer months when school is out of session. Help all neighbors receive a meal at Loaves & Fishes (Holy Rosary: 2448 18th Ave S., Mpls) on Tuesday, July 19th.  Food prep volunteers are needed from 1:30-3:00pm.