Take the opportunity to begin and end your day in prayer, remaining attentive to God’s gifts in your life.
Morning: Gracious God,
we thank you for the peace of good sleep
and for keeping us safe throughout the night.
Let this new day be a time of praise and joy
as we go out to meet you in our sisters and brothers.
We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Evening: Merciful Lord, as night comes to this house,
we thank you for the challenges and accomplishments of this day.
Give our hearts and minds the comfort now to rest in your care,
trusting that whatever tomorrow brings,
your hand will be ready to catch us if we fall. Amen.
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: 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
TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY.
Geraniums will be available for purchase after the 9 a.m. service.
THRIVENT’S DO ONE THING DIFFERENT WORKSHOP
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 email@example.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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
A FAREWELL TO RUSS CARLSON
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.
IMMANUEL MUSIC AND ARTS CAMP
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!
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 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).
HELP FEED WILDER FAMILIES
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.
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 soon — Only 7 slots left!
Learn some more about safe house at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/07/news/homeless-youth-safe-house.
INTERESTED IN ADVOCACY?
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.
None this week.
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)
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)