Editors Note:
The draft of the Sunday Worship email was accidentally sent earlier today instead of Inside Immanuel Weekly. Sorry for the confusion. The Sunday worship email will be out tomorrow and have an active link to the video.
Inside Immanuel Weekly

"WE SHARE GOD'S GIFT OF LOVE WITH ALL"

Sunday, November 21, 2021
"Christ the King Sunday"
9:30am - Immanuel Sanctuary
Worship video will be available on Saturday.
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Almighty and ever-living God, you anointed your beloved Son to be priest and sovereign forever. Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united by the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
From The Pastor - On Service
For the Fun of It
What if the world was made for the joy of it?
As Robert Farrar Capon said: what if when we get to heaven… God asks us, "did you have a good time?"

In Genesis 1, it is clear what a marvelous, delightful time God is having of it, creating a world of order and beauty
out of the chaos all around us!

God delights to do this!
Because it is good to do this.

Humanity the crowning touch … yes.
We are given dominion, power,
look around, enjoy, use whatever you want, whatever you need.

But with power/dominion comes,
not license,
but responsibility.

That’s the biblical concept of kings and queens:
they are to be shepherds of the people,
and, as Jesus says, the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Read the rest of the article at:
Find other articles in this series at Pastor Paul’s blogsite https://onthewaynotthereyet.com/the-new-is-here/
Next week - When Less Is More
Advent Devotional Opportunity
Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem:
A Spiritual Advent Encounter
 
Immanuel Lutheran in Boise, ID is offering an Advent opportunity for prayerful devotion and quiet time combined with a weekly reflection of the Advent devotional booklet, Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem: Day by Day Through Advent by Edward Hays.
 
The devotional booklet is free and available to download HERE. You may also contact the Immanuel office and request the PDF file by email. Printed copies will be available in the Immanuel office.
 
You may use this booklet on your own or join the Reflection Group each week. Two weekly sessions will be held on Wednesdays via Zoom. Participants are welcome to attend either one. The first one will be from 1:30–2:30pm with the second one running from 6:00–7:00pm. We will begin on Wednesday, December 1 and end on Wednesday, December 22.
 
Each week we will begin with a 10-minute devotional quiet time that will start with a piece of music. There will then be a reading from scripture, followed by time for silence and personal reflection. We will close with another piece of music. You will be encouraged to have a candle lit near you during this time or other items to create a meditative space. In the final fifty minutes everyone will have an opportunity to share an ‘aha’ moment or other thoughts on the daily readings we will have read the past week.
 
Using the Zoom format gives people who do not live near Immanuel or even in the Boise area the opportunity to join us online. Please contact the Immanuel office at office@ilcboise.org or at 208-344-3011 to sign up and to give your email address to the office so that you are able to receive the Zoom link.
 
If you have any questions please contact Heidi Gainan at hgainan@gmail.com, Kathryn Baerwald at baerwalk@georgetown.edu or Barbara Harrison Condon at barbarajhc@gmail.com. 
Sponsor a Poinsettia For Advent
Poinsettias will soon adorn our sanctuaries with their vibrant red color as we prepare for the birth of the Christ child in this season of Advent. You are invited to sponsor a plant in remembrance or in honor of your loved ones.

Complete a paper sponsorship form found in the Sunday bulletin or church office. Place the form, with payment, in the offering plate or church office by December 5. To submit a sponsorship online, go to ilcboise.org – “Donate.”

Those remembered and honored will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin. A $10 donation is suggested for each plant.
The Quilters Meet On A New Day
The quilters are now meeting on Thursdays from 10am to noon. They can use your help tying the fronts and backs together. We have people helping from home in cutting quilt squares and sewing.

If you can help, please contact Pat Phelps at 208-890-0706 to set up a time to use your knot tying talents! Please consider giving a bit of your time to help our quilt ministry!
Immanuel Prayer Chain
IMMANUEL PRAYER CHAIN 

YOU are important to us.
YOU are perhaps in need of prayer support.
YOU can email your request to:
Children & Youth Update
Mary Riedl, Children and Youth Ministry Leader
208-801-9249 cell/208-344-3011 office/ youth@ilcboise.org

Join the ILC Youth Connect Facebook Group and the
Christmas Tree Adventure
December 4th we will gather at the Home Depot in Eagle at 8:45am and head into the Boise National forest to collect trees for our sanctuaries. You can come along and cut a tree for your home as well!
 Get your permit here:
After we collect the trees, we stop for lunch, and set the trees up in our sanctuaries that afternoon. (This event does take most of the day, so please plan accordingly).

November Events
11/28 - Confirmation Sunday - Celebrate with Grant Zuschlag, Tyler Clark, and James Riedl as they are confirmed.
December Events
12/4 - Christmas Tree Adventure! 8:45am Home Depot Parking Lot, Eagle, ID.
12/5 - Sunday School PreK-6th grade after service, Fellowship Hall
12/5 - Santa Lucia - practice and taping, 1pm
12/12 - Santa Lucia - in-person, before and during service
12/12 - Confirmation - Grades 7-9 Hope Lutheran, 1:30-3:30pm
12/19 - Sunday School- PreK-6th grade after service, Fellowship Hall
Birthdays

Jean S            11/22
Holly R           11/28
Giving Options
Thank you to those who are continuing to support Immanuel financially. If you are able, please contribute online through the church website by clicking on the "Online GIVING" button. 
You may also give via U.S. mail, or place your envelope in the mail drop slot to the right of the glass double doors we use to enter the Thomas Chapel, Library, Office area and Hospitality Room. Or you can scan this QR code image with a smartphone's QR decoder, it will instantly connect you to the mobile version of the Immanuel web page. It provides a quick and easy way to access the webpage.
Important Items of Interest
  • The Hand in Hand Clothing Room is in need of winter coats, men's jeans size 38-40, sweatshirts/hoodies size large, knit long-sleeved shirts, sleeping bags, blankets, hand towels. Please drop off your donations of new and gently-used items at the church. If you can’t deliver it to the church, please contact Carolyn at Parishadmin@ilcboise.org to arrange a pick up. Thank you for your generosity!

  • Food Pick Up Team - The team can use your help to pick up pastries and sandwiches at two Starbucks locations. They are located on Franklin/Milwaukee and Broadway/Beacon. The pastries are given to our Food Fellowship guests as additional treats on Tuesday nights. Please consider helping this ministry for as little as 2 hours and many as 6 hours per month! If you are able to help this team, please contact Jerry Healy at 208-859-0162 to volunteer. 

  • COVID-19 Relief Program - We invite anyone who is experiencing hardship due to the pandemic to request monetary and/or task assistance from your Immanuel congregational family. Please find a link to the request form HERE.
The Week in Advance
Inside Immanuel Weekly is published/emailed every Friday (occasionally on Thursday.)
The deadline for submitting articles is Wednesday by 5pm.
Please send articles to nancymupchurch@gmail.com.

Sunday November 21 - Christ the King Sunday
Sunday Worship, via YouTube
9:30am, In-Person Worship Service, Immanuel Sanctuary

Tuesday November 23
10:30am, Bible Study, via Zoom
12:00pm, Staff Meeting, via Zoom
5:00pm, Food Fellowship, Immanuel

Wednesday November 24
7:00pm, Grief Group (closed group), via Zoom

Thursday November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving - Office Closed

Sunday November 28 - First Sunday Of Advent - Confirmation Sunday
Sunday Worship, via YouTube
9:30am, In-Person Worship Service, Immanuel Sanctuary
Purpose/Guiding Principles/Quick Links
Immanuel Lutheran Church - ilcboise.org
208-344-3011 - office@ilcboise.org