DELIVER MEALS TO ELDERS: Volunteer to deliver meals to elders homebound in Edina with Meals on Wheels on Friday, June 7th from 11:00-12:15ish. A great opportunity for adults & kids together! Email ECLC Mission Partner Liaisons Sarah I. to sign up.

SAVE THE DATE! Let’s continue to be intentional in our relationship with Redeemer Lutheran! The Block Party Picnic is on Wednesday, August 14. Mark your calendars! More information to come. P.S. The Gala date for Redeemer Center for Life has not been set yet. We will keep you posted!

ECLC ART EXHIBIT We are grateful to the Gentleman Artist (Robert Coleman) for displaying his art at ECLC. Mr. Coleman is the artist in residence at our sibling congregation - Redeemer Lutheran Church. Please take time to enjoy his paintings. Most of the pieces are available for sale. Specific prices and descriptions are available in the church office. More art for sale when The Gentleman Artist returns on June 9 for a reception after worship. He will be painting during our service!

ECLC’S KICK OFF TO SUMMER HAPPY HOUR: Connect with other ECLCers, check out Edina’s new Wooden Hill brewery, and kick off ECLC’s Summer of Story on Wednesday, June 5 from 5-7 pm. This fun social event, where you can even try Wooden Hill’s craft soda, is friendly to all ages. While we enjoy, a few ECLCer’s will share their personal faith stories—and ask how we might imagine how our story is wrapped up in God’s story. RSVP to Lauren or at the Sign Up Center.

ONE-TIME-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT VEAP: Join a group of ECLCers on Friday, June 7th from 2:30-5:00 to volunteer in the VEAP warehouse. Ages 12 through adult are needed—and there’s no school that day! Never been to VEAP? This is a perfect time to go in the company of ECLC friends. Email ECLC VEAP Mission Partner Liaison Michelle C. to RSVP.

ECLC’S NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT—BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Save the Date for an ECLC party on Wednesday, June 19th from 6-8pm…in YOUR neighborhood. Last year, 13 ECLC social gatherings happened simultaneously. Will one of them be in your backyard this year? Email Lauren to volunteer to host your neighborhood’s party this June!

BEACON, HOUSING FOR FAMILIES, AND ECLC: Are you ready to help Vista 44, supporting housing for families in Hopkins, happen? Beacon needs supporters to learn more, show up for City Council and Planning Commissions, and advocate for this housing, just like we did for 66 West. Email Lauren to stay on an email list with Vista 44 updates and to learn more about volunteer needs.

VISIT CRISTO DE PAZ & EL SALVADOR WITH PASTOR JEFF: Be inspired on a week-long trip in November 2019 to visit our sibling congregation, Cristo de Paz in El Salvador! Led by Pastor Jeff, this trip for adults will include meeting many scholarship students, worshipping with Cristo de Paz, learning about the migrant crisis, and visiting historic and geological wonders of El Salvador as chosen by trip participants. Email Pastor Jeff to learn more.

CAMP KNUTSON Spring has come to Camp Knutson, and preparations are underway for a summer of camping for children living with challenging identified needs. Camp Knutson is a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, and since 1993 ECLC members have served as airport escort volunteers for the camp’s sessions for kids living with severe diseases of the skin.

Their conditions are often painful, disfiguring and can be life-threatening. Each summer they travel from around the country to spend a week at camp where they can focus on having fun and making friends, rather than on their diseases.

Volunteers are needed to assist campers as they pass through the MSP airport. Volunteer activity takes place entirely within the terminal, and lasts for about three hours. On camp arrival days, volunteers meet camper’s flights and escort them through the terminal to the camp’s gathering spot, where they will wait to take a motor coach to camp. On departure days, volunteers escort campers to their gates to see them off on their flights home. 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 Sunday, June 16, Friday, June 21, Sunday, June 30 and Friday, July 5.

The kids are wonderful…it’s a fun event. To volunteer or get more information, please contact Dan Mason at campkairportvolunteers@gmail.com.