Weekly News and Notes

News & Notes May 27, 2018


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


Life-giving God, awaken me to your threefold presence in the world this day that I may share our love with others as freely as you have done for us in Christ. Amen.


Abba, I give thanks for the immeasurable gifts of this day, above all, for the gift of your love made known in Christ. How grateful I am counted as a precious member of your family. Mere words cannot convey the wonder of this love. Amen.

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


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.



Bags are available on the bookshelf under the bulletin board to take church with you on vacation, to the cabin or anywhere you go this summer. Each bag contains all you will need to worship together, with both “active” and “slow” devotions. Guides for each week of the summer will be posted on our website, ilcsp.org. Download it or print it and take church with you wherever you go!


 GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS: What’s Happening at Immanuel

June 3, after the 9am service in the East Lounge

It’s been a great year!  Let’s Celebrate it!

  • Come and hear what your contributions and commitment are accomplishing at Immanuel.
    • Get an update on the evolving plan for leadership structure and visioning.
    • Rejoice about the current Capital Campaign, and plans moving forward.
    • Soak in information about initiatives in the church facilitated by our funding, making our house of worship a welcoming, safe, and holy place.
    • Learn about the state of our finances: where we are and what needs to happen yet this year.

Hope to see you there!



Thursday, June 7th, Lunch 12 pm, Presentation 12:3 pm

Summer Begins

Larry Wilson, Pianist Extraordinaire

Larry will delight us with musical entertainment for our last Aging Splendidly get together before summer break.


JOURNEY TO JUSTICE: The Native Community and the ELCA 

June 7th in the Fellowship Hall 7-8:30pm

Come hear two Native American theologians speak on the realities and spiritual life of the Native community. Joann Conroy will unpack the lasting effects of colonization on the Native community. Kelly Sherman-Conroy will talk about the intersection of Lutheranism and Native Spirituality today.

Joan is an ordained Lutheran Minister and the President of the ELCA’s Native American and Alaska Native Lutheran Association. Kelly is a PhD candidate at Luther. Joan and her daughter Kelly are both members of the Oglala Sioux tribe at Pine Ridge.

Come early at 6pm to view the Sheldon Wolfchild’s video on The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code.



Project Home – Can you give some Minnesota Hospitality?

Once again Immanuel will partner with Messiah Episcopal Church to help host homeless families served by Project Home at Messiah during the 5 Fridays in June (1631 Ford Parkway, St. Paul)

Consider being an Evening Host (5:00 to 8:30 pm). Evening hosts play with kids and set out an evening snack.  Or, choose to be an Overnight Host (8:15 pm to 9:00 am).  Overnight host sleep at the site, call staff if there is a (rare) emergency, and set out breakfast in the morning.

This is a great opportunity for friends, couples and families. People who have done it say they are enriched by the experience. Speak with Peg Wangensteen if you have questions pwangensteen@gmail.com or 651-698-0687.


Thursday Evening Meals for Safe House

Calling all cooks and grill masters! Can you prepare one meal this summer for homeless youth? Immanuel will be providing meals each Thursday for 6 youth at Safe House, the LSS Emergency Shelter for Teens. You can cook the meal at home with your family and friends, and deliver it to Safe House (in Merriam Park). Use the online calendar service listed below to sign up to take meals to safe house:  https://www.carecalendar.org/logon/270838. If you have questions, please contact Kim Thompson at k.thompson0331@gmail.com.

Security Code: 8751

Calendar ID: 270838



When: Saturday, June 9th @ 9:30 am

Where: Mattock’s Park Corner of Palace and Macalester Avenues

Come play at the park!

Who: ILC Families and Friends with children under the age of 4.

RSVP or questions: Call Kim 612-702-2258

We will meet at Mattocks Park and I will provide pastries, juice, coffee and such for Breakfast! Bring your friends.

*Baby Palooza is a group for Immanuel Lutheran Families with children under the age of 4 to get together and have fellowship and fun. Baby Palooza is sponsored by a grant from the ILC Foundation.



June 14th, rides leave church at 10am

Pastor Cindy’s Home

Schools almost out! Confirmation is over! So now what? Let’s get together for some good food and conversation about faith, life, and what matters to you.  High Schoolers are invited to a brunch at Pastor Cindy’s home on Thursday, June 14th. Meet at the church at 10 for a ride, or come to the house anytime after 10:15.



The deadline for submitting items for the July/August edition of the Messenger will be June 10th. There will be one issue of the newsletter covering July and August. The next issue will be in September.

Community Events


Ramadan, the annual month of fasting and prayer in Islam, begins on May 15th. Amidst the rise of discrimination against Muslims, we are joining with other churches in wishing our Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed Ramadan. Lawn signs reading “To our Muslim Neighbors: Blessed Ramadan” are available for $8 from Impact Printing, 1067 Rice Street, St. Paul. Display it in your yard through June 14th.



Thursday, May 31st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church, 1523 Fairmount Ave,

St. Paul, MN


A Presentation by Stephen Delisis, MD, Hazelden Betty Ford Addiction

Studies Program. All are invited to this free presentation. For more information

call 651-699-1335 or email admin@faumc.net.

Other Activities

5-31       Improvers (9 am)

6-2         Aliro Voices Dress Rehearsal (4 pm)

6-3          Worship (9), Fellowship (10:15 am), Aliro Voices Concert (3:30


Remember in Prayer

We lift in prayer: Craig Fohrenkamm, Nilla Osten, Ken Fick, Kitty Larson, Rachel Husom, Megan Erie, Pastor John Lohre, Nathan Lee, Harvey Lilleodden, Tuti Mwakalinde, Ricky Garza, and our partner congregations: Mkimbizi Lutheran Church of Tanzania and Revelation Christian Center International.

Worship Leaders

June 3rd, 2018

Assisting Minister              Jeff Schmidt (9)

Reader                                  Scott Norquist (9)

Communion Assistants     Jody Dahl, Ray Peterson (9)

Acolytes                                Sophia Moeller (9)

Ushers                                                                    Tom Cline, Kathy Robey (9)


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