"Faith That Feeds"
We believe that faith should feed and nurture our spirits.
We believe also that faith should lead us to feed people
in the many different ways they hunger,
both physically and spiritually.

Immanuel Newsfeeds

for the week of November 25 - December 1, 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 parish-admin@immanuelevanston.org.

Native American Heritage Day

Friday, November 25, 2022

Click to read the ELCA Declaration "To American Indian and Alaskan Native People".


The First Sunday of Advent

The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.

Sunday Hybrid Worship

Prelude begins at 10:20 a.m.,

Service at 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday, Pr. Carl Johnson will be preaching.

During in-person Worship Service, masks are now optional EXCEPT during any singing. Look for the mask icon in the bulletin which indicates where to put your mask on.

For the Worship service, you can join via Immanuel's Zoom, so click on the button (or click on this bold link: https://zoom.us/j/95133316087?pwd=NmZVMW9wSHR3eUp4azFKNUZkejFZdz09)

Meeting ID: 951 3331 6087; Passcode: 461416

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+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 Communion Song.

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 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
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Feeding Our Faith

will resume on Dec. 11th.

Brunch Cafe Immanuel

Sunday, Nov. 27th, after Worship Service

Join us for fellowship and announcements at Brunch Cafe Immanuel. Waffles, coffee and other beverages are served. Extra hands are always welcome in the operation; see Michael Kloster or Chris Djuric.

Midweek Adult Bible Study on Zoom

will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 6th.

Midweek Advent Evening Prayer

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In-person in the sanctuary

Zoom available

Click to Join on Zoom
Click for the Midweek Advent Evening Prayer Bulletin

Daytime Quilters

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, 9:00 am

Pr. Mark will be on vacation until Dec. 4th. For pastoral care, Rev. Monte Johnson of Immanuel Lutheran Chicago can be reached at 773-758-2936 (cell) from Nov. 21-26. Pr. Tim Brown of Trinity Lutheran pastor@trinityevanston.org will be available at Nov. 27 - Dec. 4.

Community News & Resources

Stand With Us on November 30th!

On November 30th, we're presenting our formal case to purchase the Margarita Inn to the Land Use Commission at a public hearing. Join us at this meeting and show your support for the work we do. 


This formal presentation is the critical first step of a two-part process. Once the Land Use Commission hears our case and reviews the application, they’ll send their recommendation to the City Council for a final vote on whether to approve our bid for a permit renewal.

The meeting is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30th in Council Chambers at 2100 Ridge. Please RSVP at this link if you can join us in support of our permit renewal. Every supporter makes a difference and helps our case!

Winter Clothing Drive until December 1, 2022

Note: There is a collection box at Immanuel for the clothes to be dropped off. Tyler Heyl will be picking the box up on Nov. 30th to bring to LCMNU.

Connections for the Homeless is in need of WINTER clothing items (hats, scarves, gloves, coats, etc.). Any monetary donations will be used to purchase winter clothing items needed.

Current donation needs also include:

· NEW boxer shorts

· USED men’s gym shoes

· USED men’s jeans

For more info on Connections for the Homeless, go to: www.connect2home.org/

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