Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes May 19th, 2019

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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: Delivering God,
each day we awaken to your goodness
and our hearts cry out in praise
as you set us to tasks for the life of the world.
Do not let us hinder your love,
but strengthen our will,
as we offer thanks in every simple gesture of this day. Amen.

Evening: Faithful God,
the nightly dance of earth, moon, and stars
speaks of your gift;
love given, love received.
We give thanks this night
for the love you have shown to us this day.
Let us rest in your peace and awaken in joy. Amen.

CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY
Today
Our choirs and instrumentalists provide beautiful music and lead worship weekly. Today, the children’s choir will be delighting us with their musical between services. The Cantorei, Jubilate Ringers and Middle C Choirs will be singing and ringing at both services. This is a wonderful day to recognize them and thank them for their music!

ILC SUMMER BREW TOUR & WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIALS
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: Cluitch some cash and have a taste from the Yeorg’s Barrel! (in theory).
 
May 22nd
The Lab
767 N Eustis Street, Suite 115
St. Paul, MN 55114
 
May 29th
Clutch Brewing
928 7th St West #201
St. Paul, MN  55102

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Immanuel, part of an interfaith group called Interfaith Builders, is participating in a Habitat for Humanity build again this year. We are really looking for some new volunteers who can continue this valuable ministry in our community.

This year the dates are June 3rd – 7th and 10th – 14th at 1025 Seminary Ave. in St. Paul. This is located South of Como Park. For more information and instructions for how to sign up, contact Sandi Butler (651-260-0691) or Sue Klevan (651-319-2234).

IMMANUEL MUSIC AND ARTS CAMP
August 12th – 16th, 2019
 “You’ve Got This!” is the theme for our 5th music and arts camp!  This camp is for children who have completed K-8th grades. Registrations are flowing in and electives are filling up. We currently have 5 spots remaining in the K-1st grade class, 2 spots in the 2nd and 3rd grade class, 7 in the 4 & 5th grade class, and 8 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.

SUMMER SINGERS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS:
If you would like to sing or play in worship (either as a soloist or in an ensemble) during the summer months, please let Chris Cherwien or Julie Lindorff know. They would be happy to help you select music or put an ensemble together. ccherwien@ilcsp.org. julielindorff@gmail.com

NEED SUMMER MEAL ASSISTANCE FOR SAFE HOUSE:
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: www.carecalendar.org Calendar ID: 270838, Security Code: 8751. Questions: contact Kim Thompson k.thompson0331@gmail.com

PROJECT HOME NEEDS YOU!! YES, YOU!
Share God’s love with the homeless families served by Project Home. Volunteer to be an Evening or an Overnight host on a Friday night in June. Immanuel will partner with Messiah Episcopal on Ford Parkway to help host the homeless families served by Interfaith Action’s program, Project Home. See the display in the Gathering Space for more information.

MOBILE CHURCH 
Bags are available beginning today 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!

Community Events

None this week.

Other Activities

5-20    LGBC Music Reh. (12 pm), Scouts (6:30 pm)
5-21    Staff Mtg (9:30 am), Faith, Joy, Peace Circle (1 pm), Finance 6 pm, Girl Scouts (6 pm), Visioning Board (7
pm), Property (7 pm)
5-22    Middle C Choir Party (4:30 pm), Chorister Party (5:15pm)
5-23    Improvers (9 am), LGBC Bible Study (6 pm), TCACC (7 pm)
5-25    LGBC Prayer Meeting (10 am), Eagle Scout COH (12:30 pm)
5-26    Worship (9 am), Fellowship (10:15 am), LGBC Worship (12:30 pm), LGBC Event (2:30 pm)

Remember in Prayer

We lift in prayer: Craig Fohrenkamm, Ken Fick, Shirley Bethke, Mabel Pappenfus, Tom Cline, 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.

Worship Leaders

May 26th, 2019

Assisting Minister                Stephanie Alstead
Readers   Judie Prayfrock (9)
Communion Assistants        Judie Prayfrock, Lisa Struss (9)
Acolyte    Max Cordes (9)
Ushers     Kathy Robey, Doug Wangensteen (9)

COFFEE HOSTS
Today       Jane Tripple, Kathy Raiter, Jeanette Wermager, Judie Prayfrock–celebrating Post Secondary graduates and George Koerner’s 95th birthday.

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