"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 March 10 - March 16, 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



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The Third Sunday in Lent - March 12, 2023

In today’s gospel the Samaritan woman asks Jesus for water, an image of our thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God’s grace flowing from the waters of baptism. The early church used this gospel and those of the next two Sundays to deepen baptismal reflection during the final days of preparation before baptism at Easter. As we journey to the resurrection feast, Christ comes among us in word, bath, and meal—offering us the life-giving water of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins about 10:20 a.m.,

Service at 10:30 a.m.

During in-person Worship Service, masks are optional EXCEPT during any singing. Look for the mask icon in the bulletin which indicates where to put your mask on.

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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Immanuel's Calendar
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Holy Communion

There are two options for receiving Holy Communion in worship.

You may pick up pre-packaged communion elements and commune in the pew, or prepare your own elements in advance if worshipping via Zoom. 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.

The other option is to 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. The Assisting Minister and Pastor will remain masked during the distribution. Please keep in mind proper physical distance from other worshippers in coming forward to consume the elements. Empty glasses can be deposited in trays on the front pews. This will be a continuous communion, standing to receive the elements.

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Feeding Our Faith

Sunday March 12, 2023, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dr. Gary Mason – Jesus and Religious Ethnic Nationalism

In this moving talk, Dr. Mason walks his listeners through a history of what he calls “toxic religion and toxic politics” and then proposes a way to reframe our understanding of religious violence by looking to the eternal kingdom of Jesus.

Gary Mason, is a Methodist Minister, and holds a PhD from the school of Psychology at the University of Ulster. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate in Divinity for his role in peace building in Ireland, from Florida Southern College. He completed his theological studies at Queens University and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.

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Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth and Study on Zoom

Tuesday, March 14, 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. Note: During Lent we'll be doing a deep dive into the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth.

About The Enneagram Institute®

The Enneagram Institute®, created in 1997 by the late Don Richard Riso and by Russ Hudson, was formed to further research and development of the Enneagram, one of the most powerful and insightful tools for understanding ourselves and others. At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge. (from The Enneagram Institute website.) Click on the link to learn more about the Nine Enneagram types.

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Midweek Lenten Worship Services

Wednesday Evenings in March, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear is the theme of our Midweek Lenten Worships, held both in -person and virtually from 7-7:30 PM during Wednesdays of March.

We will be using "Joyous Light Evening Prayer", a beautiful sung liturgy, with two Scripture readings each week. We'll include some time to reflect on how God's great love for us calms our fears and empowers us to reach out to our neighbors with justice and love.

Join us at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall for a Soup Supper prior to worship.

Week 3 – Loving Immigrants and even enemies

First Reading: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Second Reading: Luke 6:27-38

Click for the Lenten Worship Bulletin

Next Indoor Winter Farmers Market


March 18, 2023

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Community News & Resources

Friday, March 17, 2023, at 7 pm 

Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 3 pm

Reba Place Church - 620 Madison St., Evanston

Reba Place Church will be hosting the theater group Ted & Company for two shows of We Own This Now. Starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne, We Own This Now is a play by Alison Casella Brookins that looks at love of land, loss of land, and what it means to “own” something.

Chris has farmed the land his grandmother found as a home in Kansas after fleeing Russia almost 100 years ago; his daughter Riley is learning more about who was on that land before her Oma arrived, and the jarring connections she has to the fate of those people. We follow Chris and Riley as they navigate their changing relationship to each other and to the land their family has farmed for several generations.

Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples) is still being used and causing harm today.

We Own This Now provides a starting point for further conversation: What does it mean to “own” something? What is the relationship between “owning” and “taking” — and what is the relationship between “ownership” and (taking) responsibility?

Tickets Not Required / $10 Suggested Donation. Please note the play is intended primarily for settler audiences. Sponsored by Reba Place Church, Unitarian Church of Evanston, and Garrett - Evangelical Theological Seminary.

For more information click here.

The Big Payback Documentary

is playing on PBS. This informative and engaging program tell the story of Evanston becoming the first community in the nation to pass reparations legislation.

The Big Payback Video link (expires 4/16/23)

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