LOVE THEATER? LET’S TALK!  Join other ECLCers who love theater for conversation on favorite shows, hidden gem theaters, and more during a casual dinner conversation on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm at the Edina home of Cindy E.  Breaking Bread dinners are a chance to form relationship with other ECLCers in a smaller, casual setting, while talking about a topic of common interest.  Sign up to attend and bring a salad/appetizer/dessert/beverage by emailing Cindy.

EL SALVADOR SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS:  A reminder to all scholarship sponsors to complete their “Building Up The Temple” note and return it to ECLC by June 26th.  Hard copies are at the Sign Up Center, or email El Salvador Leadership Team member Sandy H. to have it emailed to you.

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, June 22.

TOUR D’COOP PLAYDATE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 10 AM- NOON Curious about urban chickens? Bring your children to Pastor Stephanie’s house for firsthand experience, and to learn more about caring for God’s good creation. Please also consider donating $10 toward an ELCA Good Gifts chick to benefit World Hunger. Sign up at the Sign Up Center.

ALWAYS BEING MADE NEW: IFTAR DINNER (Breaking the fast for Ramadan) on Thursday, June 23 at 8:15pm at Masjid Al Rahman Islamic Center, Bloomington.  Join other ECLC members and our Muslim neighbors during the sacred month of Ramadan as part of a series of open houses scheduled by the Taking Heart Program, a partnership between the Minnesota Council of Churches and The Muslim American Society of Minnesota. Sign up at the Sign Up Center, or contact Johanna for more information.

WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP All women are welcome to join us on Friday, June 24 at 10 am at Judy D’s home. We will discuss the 1st story in our new book “Listening for God”  Please let Judy know if you plan to attend.

WORSHIP WITH ST. PAUL’S: Join with other ECLCers for a bilingual worship service at St. Paul’s Lutheran (2742 15th Ave S.) on Sunday, June 26th at 11am. Stay for an optional potluck and a chance to work on ECLC’s mosaic for our new building! Experience worship in a new way as part of our Always Being Made New summer. RSVP at Sign Up Center.

RACE IN MINNESOTA BOOK CONVERSATION:  Start reading the critically acclaimed “A Good Time For The Truth: Race in Minnesota” by Sun Yung Shin now for a book conversation on Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm.  Part of ECLC’s Always Being Made New summer, the Mission Team invites you to stretch and read something new this summer. Email Mission Committee member Liz P. to sign up.

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!  Preparations are underway at Camp Knutson for a summer of camping for children living with special needs. Camp Knutson is a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, and ECLC members have served as airport escort volunteers for the camp’s sessions for kids living with severe diseases of the skin. Volunteers assist campers as they pass through the MSP airport between their gate and the camp bus. It is reassuring to campers and parents alike to know there will be volunteers to take care of the kids at the faraway airport.  Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, June 24, Sunday, July 3 and Friday, July 8. To volunteer or get more information, please contact me. Thanks!  Dan M.