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in the many different ways they hunger,
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Immanuel Newsfeeds

for the week of May 12 - May 18, 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 14, 2023

Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.

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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Happy Mother's Day

to the Mothers and Mother-figures in our lives.

Generations Confirmation Lunch & Discussion

Sunday, May 14, 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 16, 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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A GCA Flower Show jointly hosted by the Garden Club of Evanston & the Garden Guild of Winnetka

Tue- Thu, May 16 - 18, 2023

Free public access on Thursday, May 18th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Immanuel will be the host venue for a 3-day Garden Club of America (GCA) Flower Show. The exhibition in Fellowship Hall will host free public access on Thursday, May 18th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Immanuel members and friends are cordially invited to visit on Thursday, during the free public access time.

Immanuel's Justice Ministry has formed a group to go see the play on next Friday, May 19th, 7:30 pm showtime. If anyone is still interested in attending, contact Pr. Mark.

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.

From the

Mississippi Delta

April 27 – 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 compelling tale of tenacity and resilience, this Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama explores the incredible journey of a young woman from her hardscrabble Mississippi origins through the civil rights era and beyond. 

Based on the autobiography by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland

Written by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland

Directed by Ilesa Duncan

A co-production with Pegasus Theatre Chicago. Tickets: $45.00

Scenes from Ak'Tenamit School, Guatemala

Laura and Kevin McDaniel are in Guatemala for a couple of weeks on a mission trip. Laura sent us photos and they're already hard at work! Kevin is working on a staircase and Laura has met a former student from last year and is teaching a new group. Click here to read a document about Ak’ Tenamit School and student life.

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
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