Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes for the week of July 19, 2020


Send us your pictures & videos

We’re looking for stories or pictures of everyday things. You can record a short video or send a picture and just upload them HERE or email them to Pastor Cindy. If you don’t have Internet access, call Pastor Cindy or Chris Cherwien.

Fish stories and time at the lake (due by 7/22) – Do you remember catching your first fish? (or cleaning or eating it?) Do you have an adventure to share about a fishing trip?  Or maybe just a picture of quiet time at the lake?


Middle School Book Club meets this Sunday, July 19, at 6 p.m. Please read to page 100 of “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck.

Collect school supplies

Our annual School Tools drive will look a little different this year but still has the same goal: to provide children with the supplies they need to learn.

You can find a list of needed supplies HERE.

You can purchase tools in three ways:

You can drive up and drop off school supplies or checks on August 9 & 16 , 11am–1pm, in the church parking lot. There will be a volunteer to receive your donation. If you need to bring them at another time, there will be a collection bin in the building.

Create care bags for homeless youth

We have a number of supplies to create bags for homeless youth served by StreetWorks outreach teams. Michelle and Emily are looking for youth to help divide up bulk items and deliver them to homes and families to assemble the individual kits. Interested? Contact us at mstillwell@ilcsp.org or eking@ilcsp.org.

Give as you are able

Immanuel is still doing ministry among our members and in the community, and your giving keeps those activities going. You can make your offerings online, and even set up regular weekly gifts from our website www.ilcsp.org. You can download the Give Plus app at the App Store or Google Play. You can mail your offering to the church. We are grateful for your generous gifts.

Follow church closing guidelines

The council has endorsed the recommendations put forward by the Building Reopen team to keep the building closed through Labor Day. Requests for the use of outdoor space during this time are to be brought to and approved by said team.

The church office is closed to visitors. Staff are working in the building on a limited basis and checking phone messages and mail. You can reach the staff by phone at 651-699-5560 or email (see HERE for a list of email addresses). If you have an emergency, please call Pastor Cindy at 651-260-3090.


Community Events

Volunteer at Holy Trinity Lutheran

The aftermath of George Floyd’s death left many people along Lake Street in Minneapolis without places to buy food and household goods. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has stepped up to fill that need, and their team needs our help.

  • Join us Monday, July 27, at 9:30-noon or 11:30-2:30
  • Indoor and outdoor tasks are available, and masks are required
  • Volunteers must be 15+
  • Sign up for your shift through Holy Trinity and note Immanuel Lutheran in the comments
  • Consider bringing body wash or bars of soap for distribution July 29

Participate in racial justice activities

Mac-Groveland Neighbors Book Group: Meet via Zoom to discuss the book “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Sessions start this week.

“One Book/One Minnesota” Book Read: “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota,” edited by Sun Yung Shin. There is more information HERE.

Ongoing/Coming Soon

Remember in Prayer


We lift in prayer: Betty Jorgensen, Carmen DiPrima, John Kilpatrick, Vicki Jacobsen, Marjorie Carlson, Tim Hansberger, Paul Fonstad, Eunice Baker, Matt Taylor, Sarah Thoresen, Natalie Baird, Craig Fohrenkamm, Nathan Lee, Ricky Garza, Andrea Kolaczkowski, Mike McCann

All those who are ill from this virus outbreak, those who care for them, and first responders who are at risk.

Our partner congregations Mkimbizi and Magubike Lutheran churches of Tanzania, brothers and sisters in Christ in Guatemala, and the Living Gospel Believers Church in St. Paul.


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