Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes June 18th, 2017

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

Morning God of wisdom, as I go forth this day, show me how to testify to your grace and truth. Give me the chance to speak and the words to say so that I may glorify your name; through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Evening I give you thanks, Holy God, that you have made me your own, a treasured possession.  Hold me close to your heart and bear me up on eagle’s wings; in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word® Worship Companion, Copyright 2012.

2017-06-18REGISTER NOW FOR VBS: MAKER FUN FACTORY 2017 VBS
June 26th – 30th   9am-Noon

Ages: PreK – 5th Grade
Cost: $35 per student
Register: at www.ilcsp.org

Your kids or grandkids are invited to Maker Fun Factory VBS, where kids will discover that God made them—and for a purpose!

VBS UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help make Maker Fun Factory 2017 happen.  We still need some key volunteer spots covered:

Thursday, June 22 or Friday, June 23(afternoon) Do you have a pick up truck and would you be willing to help us pick up decorations from Gloria Dei and bring them to Immanuel?  If you can help, I will work with you to find a convenient time.

Sunday, June 25:  Decorating – help us convert the East Lounge and a few other areas into a Fun Factory.

VBS Week – there are a few spots open for:
Crew Leaders
Station Assistants
Nursery
Thursday Family Night volunteers

Friday, June 30: Clean up – Pizza provided for everyone who can stay and help
If you have questions or are ready to sign up, please contact Tracie Peterson at Faithformation@ilc.escapekey.com or give her a call 952-454-2703

IMMANUEL MUSIC AND ARTS CAMP2017 Immanuel Music & Arts
August 14th – 18th                 

Tell your friends and neighbors about Immanuel’s Music and Arts camp! (A weeklong day camp for children who have completed K-8th grades.) As this time, the K & 1st grade class is full. (We have starting a waiting list.)   The 2nd and 3rd grade class has a few openings remaining.  Grades 4-8th has several openings.  Please register your children soon to ensure a spot. You can register on Immanuel’s website, or pick up a registration form in the gathering space and place it in the Parish Administrator’s mailbox.

We need many volunteers to make this camp a success. If you are willing to help us decorate, shepherd children during lunch, help at the registration table, or during recreation time please contact Chris Cherwien at ccherwien@ilc.escapekey.com

Community Events

None this week.

Other Activities

6-19    Scouts (6:30 pm)
6-20    Staff Meeting (9:30 am), Finance (6 pm), Council (7 pm)
6-21    VBS Volunteer Training (6 pm)
6-22    Improvers (9 am)
6-25    Worship (9 am), Fellowship (10:15 am)

Remember in Prayer

We lift in prayer: Craig Fohrenkamm, Michael Thorson, Don Anderson, Bob Lyksett, Nilla Osten, Jane Lilleodden, Elmer Kaardal, Ken Fick, Mary Fashner, Nathan Lee, Ellie Czeck, and our partner congregations: Mkimbizi Lutheran Church of Tanzania and Revelation Christian Center International.

ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Jody Dahl in memory of Joseph Dahl and Joe Swendsen.

CARDS FOR CRAIG
Some of you may not be aware that Craig (Fohrenkamm) has been in the VA hospital for over a month. Please consider sending cards to him at his home address: 442 Dewey Street, St Paul, MN 55104, and Elsie will bring them out to him.

Worship Leaders

June 25th
Assisting Minister              Shawna Boll
Reader                                  Christine Danielson
Communion Assistants   Greg. Chris Knopff
Acolyte                                  Micah Danielson
Ushers          Jeanette Wermager, Andy Urness

PASTOR CINDY’S MESSAGES FROM ISRAEL
Pastor Cindy made it to Israel and is updating her blog with pictures and stories about the people and places she visited.  You can access the blog by going to the Immanuel website and choosing News.  Then go down to Sabbatical.  Or go directly to: http://ilc.escapekey.com/sabbatical/ 

To send Pastor Cindy a comment or question, click on the title of a day’s post. Then type in the box that appears at the bottom.  She would love to hear from you!

There are also instructions for uploading your own water related pictures this summer.  On the Sabbatical page, Pastor Cindy has given us resources for stirring up our faith this summer.  She is exploring new ideas for devotion and prayer.

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