Welcome Tapestry! Sunday, July 23!

This Sunday, 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., we welcome Pastor Melissa Melnick and seminarian Josue Gonzalez and friends from Tapestry, a local ELCA mission congregation. They will lead us in worship and word, with vibrant music and an inclusive message. Learn more about Tapestry on their website, www.tapestrymn.org, and read this invitation--a reflection of their purpose and identity:

Te invitamos to join us in building bridges with people who are different from ourselves, and crossing them, too, as we worship together and participate in nuestra comunidad!

We are a bilingual (Spanish/English) and multicultural comunidad de fe that serves our neighbors in Richfield and Bloomington.
We worship together con sabor latino, with fabulous musicians from Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the US.
When we gather we are African-Americans, Anglos, and Latinos and Latinas from many different countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Venezuela. 
We acknowledge all that divides and celebrate that which unites:
the love of Jesus, el amor  de Jesus, that we  share at the dinner table nd at the Lord's table.

2017 Urban VBS for Grades 4-8

Urban VBS is an incredible partnership with Augsburg College, Messiah, Redeemer, and Edina Community Lutheran. Together we will travel by bus to celebrate God’s Mosaic: Diversity As Good News, with the themes of Unity! Unique! and Ubuntu! at each of our three churches.

If you have completed grade 4-8 and are looking for a fun way to be the change, we invite you to join us and our urban friends for two fun-filled days of faith, games, music, swimming, worship, art, nature, delicious food, special interest classes, and new friendships!

Registrations are due July 19th. Pick up registration forms for you and your friends this weekend, or request to have them emailed today. Scholarships are available for the asking. Contact Kelly at krowley@eclc.org or JD at jmechelke@eclc.org with questions.

Saturday, August 12
Check In At Augsburg
Unity! at Messiah Lutheran
Lunch at Messiah’s cafe
Unique! at Redeemer Lutheran
Dinner at Redeemer’s outdoor pizza oven
Ubuntu! at ECLC
Snack at ECLC
Evening activities (hotel, pool, devotions)

Sunday, August 13
Breakfast and more at ECLC
Group 1 worships with ECLC at 10 am
Group 2 worships with Redeemer at 10:30 am
Group 3 worships with Messiah at 11 am
Lunch at Midtown Global Market
Made-for-you classes at Augsburg
Family dinner cookout & closing worship at Augsburg

High School youth Annual Pilgrimmage

The climax of each year for the high school youth at ECLC is the annual summer Pilgrimage. It is an experience of communal living and travel, pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Youth participate in theological reflection and social analysis before, during, and after each trip. Students will share their experiences with the congregation upon their return. Follow our High School youth on their 2017 Pilgrimage to El Salvador from July 10-17. Follow this link and you’ll be able to follow us day-by-day with our itinerary along with the questions and themes we’ll be carrying with us. Join us as we commission them at the 10am worship service on July 9.