Immanuel Newsfeeds
for the week of January 14 - January 20, 2022
Sunday Virtual Worship, Church Announcements,
Community Events & Resources
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Dear Friends,
It is with heavy hearts that the leadership of Immanuel made the difficult decision to stop holding in-person worship until further notice. We invite you to gather for worship via Zoom. Worship leaders, including our choir, will be leading the worship from our sanctuary.
The Second Sunday After Epiphany
The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of God’s glory to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at Jesus’ baptism—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people as those being married rejoice over one another. By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.
Sunday Virtual Worship
Prelude begins at 10:20 a.m.,
Service at 10:30 a.m.
If you 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:

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Coffee Hour After Worship
After Zoom worship, stay tuned to join our Virtual Coffee Hour. Please value this time for sharing and staying connected to our church community!
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Immanuel Community Online Directory
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Feeding Our Faith Virtual Adult Study
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 9:00 am
Join us to watch Austin Channing Brown on The Double Sided Pursuit of Racial Justice. This video is an excellent start to the Jan. 17th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemoration.
Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth Discussions
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 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 Click the button below to join Zoom Meeting.
Community News & Resources
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in January) honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and led the 1963 March on Washington. The most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Almost immediately after King’s death, there were calls for a national holiday in his honor. Beginning in 1970, a number of states and cities made his birthday, January 15, a holiday. Although legislation for a federal holiday was introduced in Congress as early as 1968, there was sufficient opposition, on racial and political grounds, to block its passage. In 1983 legislation making the third Monday in January a federal holiday finally was passed, and the first observance nationwide was in 1986. The day is usually celebrated with marches and parades and with speeches by civil rights and political leaders. Individuals and organizations also undertake volunteer efforts in support of what is often called the MLK Day of Service.
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Celebrate MLK Jr. Day in Evanston
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Youth and Senior Theatre Ensemble Project have joined together to broadcast a melodic collage of faces and voices delivering a portion of the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. The video will be available for viewing on the FJT web page by noon on January 17.

More ways to celebrate: Enjoy MLK Day events throughout Evanston, including a live-streamed re-enactment of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, virtual candlelight vigil, Main-Dempster Mile mural dedication, and more.
Interfaith Action Walk for Warmth, Jan. 17, 2022

Interfaith Action of Evanston, a consortium of diverse faith communities serving those experiencing homelessness and hunger, will hold its third annual Walk for Warmth on Martin Luther King Day, Mon., Jan. 17, 2022. This family-friendly event will kick off at 11 a.m. from the Hinman entrance of First United Methodist Church, 516 Church Street in Evanston.

The two-mile Walk for Warmth brings volunteers together to walk a circuit of downtown Evanston churches, each of which serves as a host to the IAE Emergency Overnight Shelter. Walkers raise money through donations and sponsorships in what is an ideal project for the MLK Day of Service, honoring Dr. King’s legacy and fight for economic justice.

The funds being raised will enable IAE to keep its shelter doors open every night from mid-November to April, providing life-saving warmth to those without homes during the coldest months of the year. The money also helps fund Interfaith Action’s Hospitality Center and Warming Center, which offer safe and warm places for those who don’t have a home during morning hours and afternoon/evenings respectively.
Vaccination Updates - City of Evanston
Maximize your protection: Get your booster shot!
Getting vaccinated and boosted remains your best protection from severe illness or hospitalization from COVID-19. View the CDC’s booster shot guidance and schedule your appointment.
Booster eligibility depends upon which vaccine you received initially:
  1. Pfizer: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose and you’re 12 or older
  2. Moderna: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose and you’re 18 or older
  3. Johnson & Johnson: It’s been at least 2 months since your first dose and you’re 18 or older

Be cautious of ‘pop-up’ testing sites
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office issued guidance this week regarding “pop-up” COVID-19 testing sites that are not certified by state or local public health departments. Community members are encouraged to visit State-certified testing sites first.

Evanston testing locations include:
Visit the websites listed above for appointment information.
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