"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 17 - November 23, 2023

Sunday 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.

Hybrid Sunday Worship

The Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost

November 19, 2023

Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the LORD will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins at 10:20 am

Service at 10:30 am


Masks are optional but recommended during worship service. 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


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Immanuel Community Online Directory

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Feeding Our Faith Sunday Morning Class

9:00 am, Fellowship Hall

Gatherings include viewing short videos and lively discussions. You can participate either in-person or via Zoom.


November 19 – Brian McClaren – Faith After Fundamentalism – Through reflections on his own fundamentalist upbringing and faith journey, Brian McLaren encourages listeners to continue growing in their faith in a way that allows them to embrace where they have come from and be gentle with their past selves.

November 26 – Otis Moss III, By Any Green Necessary – In this passionate talk, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III presents innovative, inclusive, and environmentally conscious ways the church can partner with God in bringing about community transformation.

Click to Join Feeding Our Faith Sunday Morning Class

Inaugural Indoor Farmers Market for 2023-24 Season

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we welcome the community back for the 2023-24 Indoor Farmers Market, now headed up by a new team. There are many ways to get involved and have fun in fellowship! To volunteer, click on this form or talk to Kit McCarthy.

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth & Study

on Zoom

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Lunchtime Conversations about faith and upcoming Scriptures for Worship during midweek Adult Bible Study/Spiritual Growth Discussion on Tuesdays. We gather for prayer, check in, and conversation around the Word and things that matter. Meet either in person or online.

Here's the zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86372212374?pwd=U3RwUEJpWEN2eUJydkFndXFMSTNOdz09

or click on the button below.

Click to Join the Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth

Kelsey Berg Organ Scholar Concert

Kelsey Berg, our 2023 Graduate Student Organ Scholar, performed in the sanctuary in concert on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Greg Hummel presented the award to her along with Christine Kraemer and Jimmy Morehead, who administers the Organ Scholar Program.

Aftewards, refreshments were enjoyed in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to Hal and Lisa Larson who arrange the champagne refreshments. This was the final concert for 2023. Auditions for the 2024 awards will begin early next year.

Immanuel photos by Joe Simchak

Community News & Resources

Meal Train® for Lutheran Campus Ministry at Northwestern University

LCMNU has a weekly "Supper Worship" on Wednesdays at 6-6:45pm, and we are looking for volunteers to provide meals for students. Supper Worship is a worship service that begins with gathering around the table at 6pm for our table prayer; sharing in the meal (served buffet style) and fellowship from 6-6:3 pm; then, at 6:30-6:45 pm, we have a brief evening prayer service right at the table. Currently, 16-20 students are attending, but you can always check ahead of time on the number. You also can join in Supper Worship. Thank you in advance for providing a community meal.

With gratitude, Pastor Deanna

To sign up on the Meal Calendar and read special instructions, click on the button.

Click to sign up for LCMNU Meal Train


"Because of the incredible generosity of the Evanston community we need to pause donation drop-offs (for migrants/refugees in the City of Chicago) until further notice while we sort through what has come in," said Chris Djuric, Coordinator. Chi Welcome, the volunteer entity who has been picking up and distributing items, needs time to realign their distribution network, too.

Please tell your family and friends about this temporary pause, and to hold off on bringing donations to the church. The goal is to resume collection after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Learn more...

ELCA Resources for the Crisis in the Holy Land

Click on the icon to go to a page of the ELCA to find ELCA letters, statements as well Global & Ecumenical resources including the United Nations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land, The Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem, and the World Council of Churches.

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