Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes April 14th, 2019 Palm Sunday


Take the opportunity to begin and end your day in prayer, remaining attentive to God’s gifts in your life.

Morning: God, as I enter into this new day,
I ask that you keep me mindful
of the profound nature of this Holy Week.
Help me to go beyond the joyful parade of the palms
and to follow Jesus into the suffering of this world,
mindful that he was obedient to you, even to the cross. Amen.

Evening: Thank you God, for the gift of this day.
If I remembered today my betrayals of you,
remind me now of your steadfast love for me,
as I give this day into your hands and rest in peace. Amen.


News and Notes April 14th, 2019 Palm Sunday
Adult Forum will not meet on April 14th and 21st.

Have you noticed the new chairs in the Gathering Space? There are a few of the old chairs that are still in good shape and if you are interested in taking one or more home, you can find them in the Snelling Avenue foyer. (The wood benches are not to be taken.)

Saturday. May 11th @ 11:00 AM
Don’t forget to wear your hat! Looking for young musical talent to perform.
Please call Sandi Butler @v651-738-2994

Do you live with, care for, or visit someone with memory loss?  Then you may want to check out (and check out) the three “memory kits” available through the church library. You’ll find the check-out card in the tag attached to each kit.

Each kit contains a collection of tactile, auditory, olfactory, and visual activities that encourage fun, creativity, conversation, and emotional expression.  For example, each kit contains a puzzle, picture book or game, CDs, scent bottles, and nontoxic art supplies.  In addition, each kit contains a handbook and other materials that provide information and ideas for those who are caring for or
visiting someone with memory loss.  Each kit is different, so try all three.

These memory kits were assembled by the Dementia Friendly Church Committee and funded by an Immanuel Lutheran Church Foundation “Bright Ideas” grant.  ILC member Chillon Leach donated her artistic talents and hand-painted each tote bag.

We want Immanuel to be a welcoming space for all. Our building is well used, and our doors are often unlocked.  Sometimes we forget it’s a public space. Please remember to keep your belongings, including wallets, purses and cell phones, with you or secured.

August 12-16, 2019
New Electives for 2019:
Photography and Japanese Weaving!

“You’ve Got This!” is the theme for our 5th music and arts camp!  Please save the date and help us get the word out.  Be sure to register early to ensure a spot and to get the electives of your choice.  This camp is for children who have completed K-8th grades. More information at ilcsp.org/imac.  Brochures are available in the Gathering Space

Community Events

May 14th, Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis
Please join others from Immanuel on May 14 for a lunchtime benefit in support of Lutheran Social Services programs for homeless youth. The lunch starts at noon at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, and we’ll meet at the church around 11 am to carpool to the event. Registration opens March 21. There is no cost for the meal. Contact Emily King at eking@ilcsp.org or call the office to learn more or reserve your spot at our table.

Wednesday Evenings, April 24th, May 1st, 15th, 29th, and June 5th
6 – 8 pm, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul
Explore the opportunities and challenges of post-retirement with others who have recently entered, or are considering retirement. Confidential, open discussions where your questions are welcome and your experiences are valued. Exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns. Need more information? Contact Bill Lyon billlyon45@gmail.com.  Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

Other Activities

4-15    Scouts
4-16    Staff Mtg (9:30 am), Faith, Joy, Peace Circle (1 pm), Finance (6 pm), Property (7 pm)
4-17    Hope Circle (2:30 pm), Middle C’s (4:30 pm), Choristers (5:15 pm), Supper (5:45 pm), Kid’s Care (6:15 pm), Confirmation (6:45 pm), Jubilate Ringers (6:45 pm), Cantorei (7:45 pm)
4-18    Maundy Thursday Improvers (9 am), Worship (6 pm), LGBC Bible Study (6 pm)
4-19    Good Friday Worship (7 pm)
4-20    Troop 90 Committee Meeting (7 am), Dorothy Day (8:30 am), LGBC Prayer Meeting (10 am), Easter Vigil (6 pm)
4-21    Easter Sunday, Worship (8 and 10:30 am), Easter Breakfast (9 am), No Sunday School, No Adult Ed, LGBC Worship (12:30 pm), LGBC ‘Event (2:30 pm)

Remember in Prayer

We lift in prayer: Craig Fohrenkamm, Ken Fick, Shirley Bethke, Mabel Pappenfus, Sara Fohrenkamm, Nathan Lee, Ricky Garza, Natalie Baird, Jeff Christenson and his family, Andrea Kolaczkowski, Perry O’Toole, and our partner congregation: Mkimbizi Lutheran Church of Tanzania and brothers and sisters in Christ in Guatemala, and Living Gospel Believers Church, MN.

IMMANUEL MOURNS the death of Sidney Roberts, son-in-law of Cora Oss and keeps the family in prayer.

IMMANUEL MOURNS the death of Ralph Thrane, husband of Loanne Thrane, and keeps the family in prayer. Services for Ralph will be held at Immanuel on Tuesday, April 16th at 4 pm.

Today Terri and Sam Purviance
No coffee hour April 21st
Apr 28th Social Action
May 5th Confirmation – Kim Thompson and Rhonda Tjaden

Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders April 18th, 2019 6 pm Maundy Thursday
Assisting Minister  Tori Doll
Readers  Peg Wangensteen (6)
Communion Assistants Peg and Doug Wangensteen (6)
Acolyte    Wesley Norquist (6)
Ushers     Peg and Doug Wangensteen (6)

Worship Leaders April 19th, 2019 7 pm Good Friday
Readers  Dave Alstead, Anna Schmidt, Otto Schmidt, Matt Jungwirth, Claire Taylor-Sherman, Paul Mattessich, Doris Karlisch
Acolyte    Max Cordes (7)
Usher      Doug Wangensteen (7)

Worship Leaders April 20th, 2019 6 pm Easter Vigil
Assisting Minister   Jeff Schmidt (6(
Communion Assistants   Christine Danielson, Penny Norquist (6)
Acolytes  Haven Purviance, Isabella Arco (6)
Crucifer   Micah Danielson (6)
Banner Bearer   Sam Moeller (6)
Ushers    Jerry Sandahl, Doug Wangensteen (6)

Worship Leaders April 21st, 2019 Easter Sunday
Assisting Minister   Shawna Boll
Readers  Paul Mattessich (8), John Toso (10:30)
Communion Assistants     Ann, Doug Derr, Dave Alstead (8), Chris, Greg Knopff, Peggy Johnson, Lee English (10:30)
Acolytes  Owen Helgeson, Eliza Mitzel (10:30)
Crucifers  Ava Hansen (8), Max Cordes (10:30)
Ushers     Judie Prayfrock, Jerry Sandahl (8), Jackie, Joe and Jack Kelly, Peg and Doug Wangensteen (10:30)

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