Immanuel Newsfeeds
for the week of October 8 - October 14, 2021
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 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.
Sunday Hybrid Worship
October 10th Prelude begins at 10:20 a.m.,
Service at 10:30 a.m.

If you would like to participate in Holy Communion and you're participating via Zoom, 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.

If you're joining us in-person, for safety we have individually packaged communion with either wine or grape juice that you can pick up at the entrance of the sanctuary. We will commune all together in the pews at the designated time.

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

Meeting ID: 951 3331 6087
Passcode: 461416
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+13126266799,,95133316087#,,,,*461416# US (Chicago)
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Coffee Hour After Worship
The City of Evanston's Health & Human Services Department has updated its masking guidelines and individuals over 2 years of age are required wear a mask in all public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. We encourage those who attend Sunday worship in-person to come to the Social Hall for conversation, announcements and celebrations. There will be no food or drink, so that we can all remain masked. Please value this time for sharing between those attending worship in person and online. Sharing food and drink after worship may resume in the future. Taking these safety precautions is one of the ways that we actively love one another.
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Join! Feeding One’s Faith Adult Hybrid Study
Sundays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us every Sunday, both in-person in Fellowship Hall and/or live streaming, for a lively discussion to share together in feeding our faith. Gatherings will begin with viewing a video clip to grease the wheels of our discussion.

Thanks to new technology - a 360-degree view video camera - online attendees will experience an enhanced session by being able to see and hear all of the in-person participants!

October 10-17: The Cross and the Lynching Tree: Religion and Violence – James Cone
October 24: The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery – Sermon by Otis Moss III, (from May 17, 2020)
October 31: Reformation Sunday - Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation
Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth Discussions
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 pm

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth Discussions are a time of gatherings for prayer, check in, and conversation around the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday.

  • 7:00 – 7:45 pm: Brief check in and gathering prayer, and time around the Word.
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm: For those who would like to extend, a time for prayer on our thanksgivings, sorrows, personal and communal needs closing with a compline prayer.

We’ll take up lessons from our lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. Bring a bible if you are able, any version or translation is great, hard bound or on the web such as

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Meeting ID: 863 7221 2374, Passcode: 848936
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Native Peoples in the United States
Thursdays, Oct. 14 & 28, 2021
7 pm - 9 pm on Zoom
Immanuel's Anti-Racism Task Force hosts a learning opportunity about significant moments in history for tribal people and nations in the United States. Discussion will be led by Reverend Stephanie Perdew, Ph.D. She is the Senior Pastor, First UCC, Wilmette, IL and a Tribal Citizen, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Click on the flyer for more details.

Attendees are requested to Register in Advance. Details are in the flyer.
It was brought to the attention of Immanuel's Anti-Racism Task Force that there is a serious health issue that exists with the incarcerated population at Stateville Correctional Center in downstate Illinois. The water from the faucets comes out brown, is making incarcerated people sick, and they only receive 32 oz. of water per person THREE DAYS A WEEK. That’s less than a gallon of water per week.

ARTF is coordinating a bottled water drive and if you would like to donate cases of water or funds to purchase water/support the effort, please contact Susan Ross at You can bring water donations to church this Sunday (Oct. 10th, to start) or contribute monetarily and give your contributions to Susan, as she will be at church.
Community News & Resources
Lake St. Church's Rummage Sale
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 & Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, 10 am - 4 pm
607 Lake St., Evanston (across the street from Immanuel.)
Click the flyer for more info and links to see what's for sale!
Anxious Church: Being Disciples in a Mid-Pandemic World
The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston cordially invites you to attend, our church wide Retreat, October 15-16, 2021, featuring the author and Luther Seminary professor Andrew Root,
This will be an exciting time for us to gather and be equipped for life and ministry.

Why Should we attend?
  • Is God still relevant today?
  • What is meant by the secular age?
  • How can Christians relate to others in an age of anxiety?
  • Why do younger generations approach spiritual life so differently than the ones before?
  • How do I have faith forming experiences with my friends, neighbors, classmates, family, colleagues?
  • Do I need to be refreshed and inspired?
  • Why do the old "tricks" of youth ministry not seem to work anymore and how do we need to adapt?
  • How to relate to those who believe God to be irrelevant or out of date?

There are two sessions; Session One on Friday, Oct. 15th beginning at 7:30 pm and Session Two on Saturday, Oct. 16th, beginning with breakfast at 8 am. Click here for details about the retreat.
Northminster Presbyterian Church to announce the opening of North of Chicago: Shorefront Stories and Legacies in its Tower Gallery exhibition space. In partnership with Shorefront Legacy Center, this exhibition will feature portraits and panels from the Shorefront traveling exhibition collection, highlighting the stories and legacies of African-American life on Chicago’s North Shore.
Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration: Sponsored by the City and Northwestern University, enjoy a community celebration on Sat., Oct. 9 at the Evanston Ecology Center. There will be food, music, and arts and crafts by Cartes De Freda!
North Shore Choral Society presents its 86th Season
Click on the flyer to see concerts' details and ticket prices. Immanuel's Anne Heider and Steve Warner are members of NSCS.
City of Evanston to Provide Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Individuals
Click the Evanston E-News logo to read about eligibility.
Flu season is coming. Get your flu shot!
To reduce the spread of influenza and other illnesses this winter, the City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department reminds you that in addition to getting a flu vaccine, you should practice the three Cs: 
  • Clean - Properly wash hands frequently 
  • Cover - Cover coughs and sneezes 
  • Contain - Contain germs by staying home if sick
October is a good time to get your flu shot. Ideally, everyone should be vaccinated by the end of October. Check with your healthcare provider or local pharmacy to inquire about getting the flu vaccine.
Tell Unvaccinated Others! Get Your Covid-19 Vaccination!
Where to get your shot: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free, and vaccination appointments are widely available. Find a location near you: Visit to find a vaccination appointment.
Need a ride? In partnership with the White House, Lyft and Uber will provide funding for rides to and from tens of thousands of vaccination sites.
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