TONIGHT!!!! JOIN US AT THEOLOGY PUB: Come together Wednesday, July 17 from 7-9pm for casual conversation about the stories that will be the focus for worship on the following Sunday. Led by seminarian Kristin Dybdal and held at Cowboy Jack’s (2801 Southtown Drive in Bloomington).

VOLUNTEER AT VEAP: One more opportunity to join other ECLCers and volunteer at the VEAP warehouse this summer! Friday, August 9 from 2:30-5:00pm. Ages 12+ are welcome. Sign up at the sign up center.

ENJOY LUNCH WITH ECLC: Let’s get to know each other and share our stories over a delicious lunch at Edina’s Cahill Bistro (owned by a local Ecuadorian family) at 11:45 on Sunday, July 21st. The Welcoming Team will help you connect to others—and invite you to share your stories, too!

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY WITH ST. PAUL’S: Show up in support of St. Paul’s for their annual Block Party on Saturday, July 20 from 11-2pm. Enjoy homemade Mexican food, kids’ games, live music, and possibly a bouncy house. Get to know your St. Paul’s neighbors at this simple neighborhood festival: 2742 15th Ave S., Mpls. No RSVP needed, come join the fun!

LEARN ABOUT BDOTE: On April 28, Lauren’s sermon talked about the sacred site of Bdote, the island at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet where Dakota people believe creation began. Now, you can learn more. On Saturday, July 20 at 10am at Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote Visitor Center, join historian Peter DeCarlo, author of Fort Snelling at Bdote, to hear the longer history of this place. This free program is part of the Linden Hills History Study Group and is open to the public.

ECLC BOOK DISCUSSION Join ECLC as we discuss: Love Big: The Power of Revolutionary Relationships to Heal the World, by Rozella Haydée White (foreword by Nadia Bolz Weber) on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm. Sign up at the sign up center.

REDEEMER PASTOR PREACHING AT ECLC: We look forward to welcoming Pastor Kelly Chatman, Senior Pastor of our sibling congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, to preach in worship on Sunday, July 28th. See you then!

COOKOUT WITH REDEEMER: Save the Date for a cookout with Redeemer on Wednesday, July 31st! ECLC will provide the food and join Redeemer at 1800 Glenwood Ave N., Mpls, for their weekly neighborhood cookout—come for a summer evening of casual cookout fun! Want to donate food or volunteer to BBQ? We’re looking for 6 volunteers to serve the meal. Contact Dick P.

VEAP SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Help VEAP support local students. Please bring school supply donations to the Sign Up Center now through August 4. Most needed items: Backpacks (especially 18 & 19"), earbuds, USB thumb drives, and calculators. Traditional school supplies needed as well (pens, pencils, paper, folders, notebooks, rulers, index cards, colored pencils, etc.).

NATIVE WOMEN ARTISTS’ EXHIBIT AT MIA: Experience Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, an exhibit heralded as the first major exhibit of artwork by Native women of its kind. Spanning over 1,000 years and including over 115 artists, this MIA exhibit is not to be missed. Join ECLC for a private docent tour on Tuesday, August 13th at 10am, followed by individual time for touring. Then, enjoy lunch and discussion at the Minnesota Indian American Center’s Gathering Café. $25 includes admission to the exhibit and tour. Limited to 15 participants; RSVP to Lauren.

COOK-A-THON: Join an ECLC team participating in the Open Arms of MN annual Cookathon for a 2 hour shift Sept 27 or 28. Our team will help prepare vast numbers of meals to sustain clients with HIV, cancer or other life threatening illnesses. George E. has offered to sponsor the teams. Everyone gets an apron, a good time and extra good karma to take home with them.

PAPERLESS SINGING EVENT Come to ECLC on Thursday, August 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a paperless music, community singing event. Led by Paul Andress, we will learn new songs by ear that will be used in worship and the entire group will write a song on-the-spot. This event is not a choir rehearsal of any kind. All songs will be learned by ear. So whether you’ve studied music for years or you’re a complete novice, you are welcome! See or email Paul Andress with any questions.