Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes April 21, 2019 The Resurrection of Our Lord


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

Morning: God of endless life,
in the light of this new day
we see the dawning of your new creation.
Give us wonder and delight
to enjoy this day that you have made,
through Jesus Christ, our living Lord. Amen.

Evening:  Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening
and the day is almost over.
Help us to know that you are with us –
through the promise of your Word,
in the sharing of a meal,
and by the power of your Spirit
that burns within our hearts.
Bless and keep us, this night and always. Amen.

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.

Saturday, May 11, 11 am. Fellowship Hall.
Don’t forget to wear your hat! Looking for young musical talent to perform; please call Sandi Butler, 651-738-2994.

Sunday, April 28, 6:30 pm. Youth Room.
We’re planning to play games, so wear shoes you can move in.

Thursday, May 2, 12 pm lunch, 12:45 pm presentation. Fellowship Hall.
Yoga and Fall Prevention with Chandra Ziegler, Program Manager of Group Exercise, St. Paul Midway YMCA
Chandra will show us how yoga exercise helps prevent falls. Exercise is good for all of us. She will also tell us about Midway YMCA resources. Y facilities include a fitness center, aquatics, sauna, waterslide, and much more.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 17-21, 9 am–noon or 9 am–4 pm.

We’ll dig into the story of the Good Samaritan and learn about 5 communities needing our help. Open to all children ages 4 through 5th grade. Extended afternoon care will include trips into our community to do service projects and will be open to teens and adults, too. Only $40 for the morning program and an additional $40 for afternoon.

We need volunteers! Sixth-graders through adults can join us for a day or all week, morning or afternoon. Contact Emily at eking@ilcsp.org to find out how we can use your talents and passions.

August 12-16
New Sessions for 2019:
Photography and Japanese Weaving!
“You’ve Got This!” is the theme for our 5th Music and Arts Camp! Register now to ensure a spot and to get the electives of your choice. This camp is for children who have completed K-8th grades. Details and registration at ilcsp.org/imac. Brochures are available in the Gathering Space.

Please help us get the word out. 

Sunday, May 5, 9:15 am. Education Commons.
The Sunday school kids (preK through grade 5) have already exceeded their goal of raising $210 to buy iron roofing for a school in Tanzania. Their generosity is astounding! To celebrate their achievement, we’ll have an ice cream party during Sunday school opening on May 5, a week earlier than we planned.

Community Events

Monday, May 6, Noon–3 pm. Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill & Capitol Rotunda, 105 University Ave. W., St. Paul.
Join members of Immanuel’s social action team at Christ Lutheran to explore what “loving and serving our neighbor” means in the midst of a housing crisis. And join housing advocates from across the state for a rousing rally in the Capitol rotunda. Bring a friend – or a team – or both! Take transit, carpool or come early to find parking. Learn more about the event at www.lutheranadvocacymn.org.

Tuesday, May 14, noon. Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis.
Please join others from Immanuel for a lunchtime benefit in support of Lutheran Social Services programs for homeless youth. We’ll meet at the church around 11 am to carpool to the event. 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.

Wednesday evenings, April 24, May 1, 15, 29, and June 5,
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 valued. Exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns. Need more information? Contact Bill Lyon at billlyon45@gmail.com. Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

Sunday, May 5, 4 pm. Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis.
So often a shroud of darkness forms around those living under an iron fist, but music is the light that flickers, maintains, and grows despite the circumstances. National Lutheran Choir’s Spring Concert Light and Dark explores the music of equatorial areas and the dark north of Europe. A reception will follow the concert.
Tickets: Adults $30, seniors $28, students and children FREE.

For tickets and more information, please visit NLCA.com/18-19season or call (612) 722-2301.

Other Activities

4-22    Office Closed. Scouts (6:30 pm), Sophia Circle (7 PM)
4-23    Staff Mtg (9:30 am), Girl Scouts (6 pm), Visioning Board (7 pm)
4-24    Choristers (5:00 pm), No Supper
4-25    Improvers (9 am), Worship (6 pm), LGBC Bible Study (6 pm), Finance (6 pm), TCACC (7 pm), 150th Anniv. Planning Mtg (7 pm)
4-27    LGBC Prayer Meeting (10 am),
4-28    Worship (8 and 10:30 am), Fellowship (9:15 am) Sunday School
(9:15 am), Adult Ed (9:20 am), LGBC Worship (12:30 pm), Aliro Voices (6:30 pm)

Remember in Prayer

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

No coffee hour today; Easter Breakfast is in the Fellowship Hall
Apr 28th Social Action
May 5th Confirmation – Kim Thompson and Rhonda Tjaden

Worship Leaders

April 28th, 2019

Assisting Minister     Ray Peterson
Readers   Ron Struss (8), Stacey Von Wald (10:30)
Communion Assistants  Lisa Struss, Elsie Fohrenkamm (8), Stacey Von Wald, Peter Draine (10:30)
Acolyte    Sebastian Hoiland (10:30)
Ushers     Judie Prayfrock, Jerry Sandahl (8), Scott, Natalie and Wesley Norquist, Doug Wangensteen (10:30)

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