During the Pathway to the Future Capital Campaign, you are invited to consider yourself a member of the Prayer Team. Find a time of the day to pause and say this prayer. Saying the same prayer as individuals at our own best time of the day, they will lift up as one. If you forget a day or two, others will remember. Collectively our prayers will be persistent and bold. Starting with “an attitude of gratitude” and acknowledgement of abundance, this week before you pray, take a moment to write down 5 blessings you have seen at Immanuel.
You made us in your image and breathed into us a spirit of generosity
that is both gift and response.
Move us to give as we have received:
Guide and nurture us along the pathway to the future
and extend our generosity in new directions
through ministries that reflect your unfailing grace.
In the name of the Three in whom we are One,
March 10th & 17th – When Personal and Community Worlds are Shaken: Loss, Grief, and Honest Hope
Ted Bowman, educator, author and consultant who specializes in change and transition
In this Lenten time, participants will be invited to explore ways to honor losses AND keep hope alive after disruptive changes…whether those losses are personal or about the state of the world. At times of ambiguity and loss, being part of a supportive community aids in personal and community resiliency and well-being.
In these two sessions, words and actions useful for grieving people, useful when supporting others, and useful in acts of advocacy will be presented and discussed.
FED AND FORGIVEN COMMUNION INSTRUCTION
March 10th, 17th and 24th 9:30 – 10:15 am (after Sunday school opening)
The time to start receiving communion is at the discretion of the parents. Fed and Forgiven communion classes are taught every year, for all ages, recognizing that we are all growing in faith and understanding.
Grades 4 & 5: March 10th & 17th, in their classroom
Grades K & 1: March 10th & 17th, lower commons; parents should attend with their children
PreK: March 17th & 24th, West Lounge; parents should attend with their children
WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN SERVICES
6:45 p.m., Sanctuary
On Wednesdays in Lent after a simple supper of soup at 5:45 pm, we will gather in the Sanctuary for Prayer Around the Cross. The service includes time for quiet prayer and personal reflection. The service will begin at 6:45, and last 30 minutes.
CANTOREI & JUBILATE REHEARSALS IN LENT
The adult choirs will have a different rehearsal schedule during the Lenten season because of our Wednesday evening services. The children and youth choirs’ schedules will remain the same.
Jubilate Ringers-7:15-8:00 p.m.
Cantorei 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Holy Week: Regular schedule, 6:45 p.m. Jubilate Ringers, 7:45 p.m. Cantorei
How is your Lenten Practice going? Are you finding ways to deepen faith and develop discipleship? Could you use some support in these 40 days? Sign up for a daily (M-F) email with prayers, readings, ideas and support. Ilcsp.org/register
2019 IMMANUEL FISH FRY FRIDAYS
Join Immanuel members as we make the rounds to different church fish fry each week. Immanuel contact: Steve Mundt, 651-428-8144. firstname.lastname@example.org
March 15th: Nativity
Where: 1900 Wellesley, St. Paul
When: Meet at 6, if you are late, come in and find us.
What: Atlantic Cod (baked or fried), French fries, coleslaw, vegetable medley, kid mac-n-cheese, cookies & refreshments
How much: $12 adults; $9 kids 12 and under; $40 family
WE ARE WALKING THROUGH LENT TOGETHER
Wednesdays at 6:45 in the sanctuary – Prayer Around the Cross (contemplative prayer with prayer stations for all ages.)
An ongoing prayer list can be found on the north wall of the narthex. Add prayers or take time to pray at the prayer wall. You can also sign up for a prayer partner. Find instructions at the “Pray Together” sign in the narthex.
We’re focusing on hunger in our serving. Find ideas for including service in your Lent practice at the “Serve TOGETHER” sign in the Narthex.
Adult Forum will focus on “Grief & Hope” with help for how we can walk together with all ages in these times. 9:15am Sundays in the East Lounge.
Capital Campaign 6, “Pathway to the Future,” – is March 6-24.
None this week.
3-11 Grace Circle (9:30 am), Scouts (6:30 pm)
3-12 Staff Mtg (9:30 am), IMAC (4:30 pm), North Star Ski Touring (6 pm)
3-13 Middle C’s (4:30 pm), Choristers (5:15 pm), Personnel Committee (5:30 pm), Soup Supper (5:45 pm), Kid’s Care (6:15 pm), Confirmation (6:45 pm), Worship (6:45 pm), Jubilate Ringers (7:15 pm), Cantorei (8 pm) 3-14 Improvers (9 am)
3-15 Choristers Musical Workshop (5 pm)
3-16 Troop 90 Committee Mtg (7 am), Dorothy Day (8:30 am), Credo Writing (9 am),
3-17 Lent 2 Worship (8 and 10:30 am), Fellowship (9:15 am), Sunday School (9:15 am), Fed and Forgiven Grades 4 & 5, Grades K & 1 and PreK (9:30 am), Adult Ed (9:20 am), HS Event (6:30 pm)
March 17th, 2019
Assisting Minister Shawna Boll
Readers Paul Mattessich (8), Claire Taylor-Sherman (10:30)
Communion Assistants Tara, Paul Mattessich (8), Claire Taylor-Sherman, Berit Nelson (10:30)
Acolyte Sam Moeller (10:30)
Ushers Tom Cline, Kathy Robey (8), Darlene, Jim Hagquist, Joe Kelly, Curt Hogenson (10:30)
Today Men’s Club
Mar 17th Social Action
Mar 24th Capital Campaign 6 Committee