Weekly News and Notes

News and Notes Pentecost June 9th, 2019


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 12th                                                            June 19th
Yeorg’s                                                 Utepils Brewing
378 Maria Ave                                   225 Thomas Ave N #770
St. Paul, MN  55106                           Minneapolis, MN  55405

Geraniums will be available for purchase after the 9 a.m. service. 
Thursday June 13th 6 pm, Fellowship Hall
Presented by Thrivent Financial Professionals Ken Harris and Chris Finden

Everybody’s talking about one thing they can do differently to improve some aspect of their financial life. Even one change can make a big impact. Get facts to help you make more informed decisions. Then choose to do one thing differently to positively affect the way you share, save or spend.

Please call 651-242-0161, email ken.harris@thrivent.com or visit connect.thrivent.com/ken-harris to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. Refreshments will be served. No products will be sold.

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.

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

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 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!


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!

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 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).


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 butter
  • Applesauce (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 Thompsonk.thompson0331@gmail.com

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

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

6-10    Messenger Deadline. LGBC Music Reh. (12 pm), Scouts (6:30 pm), Scouts Parent Meeting (7 pm)
6-11    Staff Mtg (9:30 am)
6-13    Improvers (9 am), LGBC Bible Study (6 pm), Thrivent (6 pm), 150th Anniv. Planning (7 pm), Time of Discovery (7 pm)
6-15    Dorothy Day (8:30 am), LGBC Prayer Meeting (10 am), VBS Set-up (12:30 pm)
6-16    Worship (9 am), Fellowship (10:15 am), LGBC Worship (12:30 pm), VBS Set-up (3 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 Dick Sarafolean in honor of his daughter’s birthday.

Worship Leaders

June 16th, 2019

Assisting Minister          Tori Doll
Readers   Stacey Von Wald (9)
Communion Assistants  Stacey Von Wald, Jackie Kelly (9)
Acolyte     Wesley Norquist (9)
Ushers  Curt Hogenson, Joe Kelly (9)

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