Immanuel Newsfeeds
for the week of May 13 - May 19, 2022
Sunday Hybrid Worship, Church Announcements,
Community Events & Resources
Immanuel Newsfeeds is a weekly e-blast where you'll find the spiritual and the latest information about our church & community for the upcoming weeks. If you have announcements or news to share, send it to
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Easter initiates a new day. It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Christ is making all things new. In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us. Today Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light—through the lens of love.
Sunday Hybrid Worship
Prelude begins at 10:20 a.m.,
Service at 10:30 a.m.
If you're joining us via Zoom and would like to participate in Holy Communion, you are invited to prepare a small bit of bread of any sort, and wine or juice if they are accessible to you, creating sacred space.

For the worship service meeting via Zoom, click on the button (or click on this bold link:

Meeting ID: 951 3331 6087; Passcode: 461416
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,95133316087#,,,,*461416# US (Chicago)
Holy Communion
There are two options for receiving Holy Communion in worship.
You may pick up pre-packaged communion elements and commune in the pew, or prepare your own elements in advance if worshipping via Zoom. The pastor will say “The body of Christ given for you and the blood of Christ shed for you" following the singing of the Lamb of God.

The other option is to come forward to receive the bread from the Pastor and wine or grape juice from the Assisting Minister. The glasses will be pre-poured, with the grape juice in the inner circle and wine in the outer circle. Each person will take their own glass from the tray. The Assisting Minister and Pastor will remain masked during the distribution. Please keep in mind proper physical distance from other worshippers in coming forward and in removing your mask to consume the elements. Empty glasses can be deposited in trays on the front pews. This will be a continuous communion, standing to receive the elements.
Click for the Children's Pre-Reader Bulletin
Click for the Children's Reader Bulletin
Click for the Kids Celebrate Bulletin
Pastor Mark is on vacation from May 13th - 26th. This Sunday, Pastor Carl Johnson is preaching. For pastoral emergency care, please contact Pastor Laura Harris-Ferree at 937-638-9333.
Coffee Hour After Worship
After the Hybrid worship, stay for our Hybrid Coffee Hour. You may remove your mask to eat and drink, and continue to socially distance. Please value this time for sharing and staying connected to our church community.
Click to make your offering.
Immanuel Community Online Directory
Take a moment to check or update your contact info and upload your photo. Click on the logo to sign in!
Taking a Break - Feeding Our Faith Hybrid Adult Study
Resumes on Sunday, May 29th
Taking a Break - Midweek Adult Bible Study
Resumes on Tuesday, May 31st
Daytime Quilters
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 9:00 am
Moving towards meeting twice a month.
Never Too Young
You're never too young to have a bike accident, contract a serious illness, or face the end of life. Are your affairs in order? Register for Get Your Ducks in a Row and learn how to make sure your wishes are known and important information is available to your loved ones. The free event is on June 5th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm either in person or on Zoom. In-person attendees will get lunch. All attendees will get an informational packet.
Community News & Resources
Petition for the Margarita Inn - Please Sign!

It's been in Evanston news recently about the Land Use Commission's consideration regarding the Margarita Inn. Here is an appeal by Immanuel's longtime partner Interfaith Action, in support of another of our partners, Connections for the Homeless.

Please consider signing a petition to support the purchase of the Margarita Inn by Connections for the Homeless to operate their Bridge Housing programThroughout the pandemic, Connections heroically stepped up to provide shelter for more than 300 people experiencing homelessness. Since 2020, 184 homeless individuals have been served at the Margarita Inn, including men, women, and children. Currently, 86% are Evanston residents. We believe all our neighbors deserve a safe, stable place to call home. The services provided by Connections for the Homeless at the Margarita Inn create the path to stable housing and a brighter future. Click here to read and sign the petition. (Eventually this petition will be posted in Fellowship Hall for you to sign a hard copy.)
Hot off the Press!
Racial Justice Coalition demands that Biden order study of reparations

"A coalition of dozens of human rights organizations and racial justice advocates sent a letter to the White House Wednesday, demanding that President Biden issue an executive order to create a commission to study reparations for slavery.

The letter marks a change in strategy by advocates of reparations, who have long pushed for Congress to pass H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations. In April 2021, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance H.R. 40 for the first time since it was introduced in 1989..."

Click on the poster to read more about Reparations4Slavery and steps to take action.
Covid-19 Updates - City of Evanston
Based on the current CDC guidance, Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department recommends:

  • Wearing a mask indoors in public irrespective of vaccination status including K-12 schools and other indoor public settings
  • Wearing a mask or respirator that provides greater protection if you are a high risk individual for severe disease
  • Wearing a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or have had an exposure to someone with COVID-19
  • Socializing outdoors if possible and avoiding poorly ventilated indoor settings
  • Getting tested before attending a family or public event. Home tests are ideal for this purpose
  • Contacting your doctor right away to get treatment for COVID-19 if you are diagnosed
  • Staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
  • Following CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
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