IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS THIS SUNDAY! After worship this Sunday, join one of two conversations as we explore the future of ECLC ministry together:

  • YOUTH MINISTRY LISTENING POST: Share your thoughts and ideas with Minister of Children and Youth Faith Formation Chris Okey about ECLC’s ministry particularly with high school youth. (Fellowship Hall)
  • IMMIGRATION CONVERSATION: Hear an update from ECLC’s immigration task force, then share your own thoughts on the border crisis in our country and how ECLC can engage as a new AMMPARO congregation. (Conference Room)

RACIAL JUSTICE ACTION AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE The Action and Advocacy committee of the Racial Justice Leadership Committee is have a planning meeting on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30. We welcome your ideas and concerns. Please join us as we continue to move forward for justice.0.

HELP ECLC MAKE T-SHIRTS! You asked. We responded. ECLC is making t-shirts to wear when out volunteering, marching, and living day to day life. Can you help? We’re seeking a volunteer to contact the printing company and help people sign up to order shirts. A short-term volunteer opportunity you can do on YOUR schedule from HOME! Want to help? Email Lauren.

KIDS AND ADULTS PACKING GROCERIES: Ages 5 through adult are needed at Community Emergency Service (1900 11TH Ave S.) when ECLC sorts groceries for homebound families on Thursday, August 16th from 9:30-11:00.

WE’RE GETTING A NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY!  A quick and easy way to learn new faces and find ECLCers contact info is coming!  Mark your calendars now—Lifetouch Photos will be at ECLC, Tuesday, October 2nd through Saturday, October 6th to take your picture. Evening times are available. Sign up coming later this month.

BEFRIENDER MINISTRY Principle #1: God is present.  To learn more about becoming a BeFriender, attend an info session on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m.

REDEEMER BLOCK PARTY:  Join the biggest party of the season at our sibling congregation, Redeemer Lutheran, 1800 Glenwood Ave in North Mpls. Show up for our neighbors for a fun night of BBQ, live music, games for kids, a dunk tank, and more! Save the date - Wednesday, August 15 from 6-8pm.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION & SUMMER READS  Our final Summer Read is Kate Bowler's "Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved". Join us on Tuesday, August 21st at 7 p.m. at ECLC for a discussion of this book. Whether you've joined for both, one, or none of the previous discussions, all are welcome as we use this text to continue conversation on Becoming Beloved Community.

ECLC GROUP SERVICE PROJECT  ECLC will be participating in our first group service project at VEAP on Friday August 17 from 2:15 - 5:15 PM.  We are looking for volunteers age 12+ to assist with this sort & stock project in VEAP's warehouse, located at 9600 Aldrich Ave S in Bloomington.

INTERSECTIONAL BOOK/FILM CIRCLE  Thoughtful conversations about environmental, racial, social justice and more. Read “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds” by Adrienne Maree Brown. Meet on Wednesday, September 5th, 6:30-8pm at ECLC.