Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes June 16th, 2019


A PRAYER FOR OUR TIME OF DISCOVERY: Immanuel has entered a time of listening, praying, and opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit.  It is a time of discovering the work and future that God intends for us.  During this time, we ask you to pray for openness to the Spirit’s call, and the ability to hear God speaking through each other and through our neighbors.

As you are able, please include this prayer in your daily prayer practice:

O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

On June 16 and 23rd there will be pre-service music at 8:50 a.m. in the sanctuary for anyone who would enjoy the quiet sanctuary space and some very lovely music for a summer’s day.

Sunday, June 16 – Violin by David Trelles, a guest musician at Immanuel in April.

Sunday, June 23 – Norwegian and Swedish music for flute and piano, including both classical and contemporary. Welcome Midsommer!

5:30 – 7:30 pm (or after work until everyone goes home)

Bang! Here we go again with another bunch of brew pubs to visit. Don’t be Surly: Clutch some cash and have a taste from the Yeorg’s Barrel! (in theory).

June 19th                                                        June 26th
Utepils Brewing                                        Surly Brewing
225 Thomas Ave N #770                               520 Malcom Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55405                                Minneapolis, MN

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.

Registration and info at ilcsp.org/vbs

June 20th, 7 pm, South Lawn
Immanuel will host Open Eye Theatre’s Driveway Tour again this year at 7 pm Thursday, June 20th. Join us on the Goodrich lawn for “The Adventures of Katie Tomatie,” followed by a treat and show-and-tell with the performers. If it rains, we’ll be inside. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a friend. The show is free, but we’ll pass the hat after the performance.

Sunday, June 30th at 10 am
Our long-time Church Administrator, Russ Carlson will be retiring at the end of June. Come say farewell and Godspeed to him after worship on Sunday, June 30th. We’ll be celebrating his 15 years of service. Come with your favorite “Russ story” to tell.

August 12th – 16th, 2019
This world is full of wonderful opportunities to care for the Earth, to help other people, and to show God’s goodness and love?  Sometimes we don’t know what to do and doubt that we have what we need.  In music and arts camp this summer we will explore this question and more while creating beautiful music. Registrations are flowing in and classes are filling up. The 2nd and 3rd grade class is full.  You may register without payment to be on the waiting list. We currently have 5 spots remaining in the K-1st grade class, 6 in the 4th  & 5th grade class, and 7 in the 6th-8th grade class. If you haven’t registered your child, now is the time to do it.

Full and Partial Scholarships are available for Music and Arts Camp! We want children in our church and community to experience this creative week. If you know of anyone who would like to come, but needs financial assistance, please let Chris Cherwien know. All requests will be confidential

Bags are available to take church with you anywhere you go this summer. The weekly lessons, a journey through the Book of Acts, can be used as devotions or for mobile worship. Guides for each week of the summer will be posted on our website, ilcsp.org, and on our Facebook page.  Download it or print it and enjoy these great stories wherever you are!


We are freed in Christ to serve, love and care for our neighbor, and in this work we strive to ensure that all people have means to meet their basic needs. Grounded in God’s love and forgiveness, we are equipped to live and serve here and now, in the world, with all its complexities, tensions and ambiguities. This summer, Immanuel offers several opportunities related to hunger and homelessness.  There are lots of choices – Please join us!

Staff at Wilder Child Development Center provide a year- round internal food bank so their students have enough to eat throughout the weekend. They’ve requested our help with keeping it stocked.  Bring a grocery bag labeled “Wilder Preschool” packed with some or all of the following items and set it by Emily’s office door. We’ll deliver the bags as we get them.

  • Cheerios/Corn Chex/Rice Chex
  • Pasta/quinoa/brown rice
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Canned tuna/canned chicken
  • Peanut butterApplesauce (unsweetened)
  • Ramen/chicken noodle soup
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Whole grain crackers

Immanuel Lutheran helps provide weekly dinners to the LSS Safe House for the summer. A safe place for homeless teens.

Please sign up to provide a meal for approximately 10 people and deliver it to the Safe House 1696 Dayton Ave. between 6:00 – 7:00 pm. You can bring whatever you would like i.e. spaghetti, tacos, sloppy joes etc., a vegetable, dessert.  Sign up soon — Only 7 slots left!

Sign up: www.carecalendar.org Calendar ID: 270838, Security Code: 8751. Questions: contact Kim Thompson k.thompson0331@gmail.com

Learn some more about safe house at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/07/news/homeless-youth-safe-house.

Can you offer hospitality to a homeless family to make them feel welcome and loved?  Join other Immanuel volunteers at Messiah Episcopal (on Ford Parkway) on June 28 at either 5:15-8:15pm OR 8:15pm – 9:15am.  Play with kids, set out snack or breakfast, and get to know families.  If you are interested, contact Peg Wangensteen, 651-698-0687

Check out Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota (LA-MN), a state public policy office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), that advocates for justice in the areas of hunger, poverty and care of God’s creation.  Go to lutheranadvocacy.org to sign up for local and national advocacy networks.

Community Events

None this week.

Other Activities

6-17    VBS (9 am), Scouts (6:30 pm), Property (7 pm)
6-18    VBS (9 am), Faith, Joy, Peace Circle (12pm), Finance (6 pm), Visioning Board (7 pm)
6-19    VBS (9 am), Breathing Group (6 pm)
6-20    VBS (9 am), LGBC Bible Study (6 pm), Puppet Show (7 pm)
6-21    VBS (9 am)
6-22    Winged Heart Yoga (8 am), Al-Anon (10 am), Mat Pilates (10 am), LGBC Prayer Meeting (10 am)
6-23    Worship (9 am), Fellowship (10:15 am), LGBC Worship (12:30 pm),

Remember in Prayer

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

ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Kris Thorson in loving memory of her father Dean Thorson on Father’s Day and in honor of her mother, Jan Thorson who has been there every day since.

Worship Leaders

June 23rd, 2019

Assisting Minister              Shawna Boll
Readers        Christine Danielson (9)
Communion Assistants     Christine & Loren Danielson (9)
Acolyte         Eliza Mitzel (9)
Ushers          Curt Hogenson, Joe Kelly (9)

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