Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes for the week of July 26, 2020



Worship with us: 10:00 a.m. Click HERE to join us live (or use Zoom meeting ID 255 534 510 at zoom.us or on the Zoom app).

The service will be available HERE to watch later. (Usually by Tuesday)

Coffee Hour: Gather virtually after worship (10:30ish). Click HERE to join (or use meeting ID 953 0990 4322 at zoom.us or on the Zoom app).

Readings for July 26: Romans 8:26-39, Psalm 65:1-8, Matthew 13:47-52

Hymns for July 26: #858 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” #588 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy,” #881 “Let All Things Now Living”

Volunteer at Holy Trinity Lutheran

Join us Monday, July 27, at 9:30-noon or 11:30-2:30 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to collect, pack and distribute household goods and food.

· Volunteers must be 15+ and wear a mask

· Sign up for your shift and note Immanuel Lutheran in the comments

· Consider bringing body wash or bars of soap for distribution July 29

Watch for a later Messenger

The Building Reopen team will meet Sunday, August 2, to discuss plans for fall. We will hold the monthly Messenger until after they give their recommendations, so we can include this important news.

Honor front-line workers

Next Sunday’s worship slideshow will honor those in the healthcare, public safety, transportation, retail, etc., industries that have kept us safe, healthy and functioning during the pandemic. Send pictures of yourself, friends or family to cbullock@ilcsp.org by Friday, July 31. Be sure to note their position/job.

Wrap up the book club

Middle-schoolers who have participated in the book club will gather at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at Michelle’s to discuss the final pages of the book. Watch for an email with details.

Ongoing/Coming Soon

Collect school supplies

Provide School Tools for Interfaith Action to distribute to children. Find a list of supplies HERE.

You can purchase tools in three ways:

· Shop in-person and drop off items August 9 & 16 , 11am–1pm, in the church parking lot

· Purchase supplies online and have them delivered to the church before August 18.  (104 S. Snelling Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105)

· Mail or bring a check to the church made out to Interfaith Action, putting “School Tools” in the memo line.

Look at next week’s gospel

Pastor’s Cindy’s adult Bible study (Wednesdays at 7 p.m.) is still going. Contact her for the Zoom link.

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.

Remember in Prayer

We lift in prayer: Jane Tripple, 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 COVID-19, 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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