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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 May 19 - May 25, 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.

Sunday Worship Announcement

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2023

In these days between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins about 10:20 a.m.,

Service at 10:30 a.m.

Masks are optional now 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

Meeting ID: 951 3331 6087; Passcode: 461416

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Holy Communion

We invite you to share with us in the sacramental meal because Christ invites you! There is no specific age requirement for Communion. There are two options: You may 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. Empty glasses can be deposited in trays on the front pews. This will be a continuous communion, standing to receive the elements. The other option is we have individually packaged communion with either wine or grape juice that you can pick up at the entrance of the sanctuary. 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. Please deposit the cups and wrappers in the trash receptacles as you leave the sanctuary.

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Generations Confirmation Lunch & Discussion

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 12:30 pm

Parker and Elora Kloster are partiicipating in a joint Confirmation program called Generations, held in Fellowship Hall on Sundays. Lunch is served and all who are interested are welcome to join in the discussions. Thank you to the Cafe Immanuel teams, Laurie Stivers, Marlene Chatain, Kit & Jim McCarthy for signing up to provide lunches for the group.

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth and Study on Zoom

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 7:00 pm

This is a time of gathering online 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.

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/s/86372212374?pwd=U3RwUEJpWEN2eUJydkFndXFMSTNOdz09

Meeting ID: 863 7221 2374

Passcode: 848936

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News from Lutheran World Relief...

Watch a fascinating video about how quilts are helping to reduce stunting among children in Tanzania.

From the

Mississippi Delta

Through June 18, 2023

Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm. Presented by the Lifeline Theater Co.

6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago

A second group is being formed to go see the play on Friday, June 16th, 7:30 pm. If you'd like to join this group, please see Susan Ross. Click here to read a review of the play from NewCity Stage.

The group sales discount is 20% off the $45 ticket — a $36 ticket price. There is. $3.00 surcharge per ticket and Seniors over 65 are only $31.00 total. Minimum needed is 8. Click on the poster to learn more.

June is Pride Month

Sign up for this interfaith workshop to learn strategies on confronting transphobia and building inclusive, affirming faith communities.

RSVP to mahdia@firstchruchevanston.org

Building a Interfaith Racial Coalition 

Pastor Mark and Susan participated in the interfaith racial education workshop series presented by Second Baptist Church. The series culminated in the forming of an Interfaith Coalition to work on issues of racial justice in our community. One of the pillars of our Immanuel congregation is to work for justice, and participating in this coalition will be a great avenue for doing this important work.

If you're interested in participating, please email me pastor@immanuelevanston.org and include which of the following roles that best describes your gifts and abilities.


Advocate: The advocate is focused on connecting with and communicating with & persuading "the powerholders," or "decision makers"; those who can change a policy or practice in the areas where change is needed. An advocate may also work to persuade "narrative shapers," and others that can influence change.

Helper: The helper is drawn to direct service, personally doing what they can to remedy the situation. They address racial discrimination by having book clubs to discuss important books about race that directly connect to issues in their neighborhoods.

Organizer: The organizer can collect people who may not even know each other and turn them into a well-oiled team, for example by tripling the attendance at the city local's monthly meetings, for example.

Rebel: The rebel who sees a problem or injustice prefers to make a commotion of some kind to press power holders to make a change. This is someone who is outspoken in-person or in other ways and is willing to make noise in public about racial injustices.

--Pastor Mark

Community News & Resources

From Christine Candelario, Chaplain

American Legion Evanston Post 42

National Poppy Day May 26, 2023


Poppy Day is celebrated in countries around the world. The American Legion Family brought National Poppy Day® to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day.

On the Friday before Memorial Day, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and support the living who have worn our nation's uniform.

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. 

Led by the American Legion Auxiliary, each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

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