Online worship  information
for this Sunday, August 2

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"The Spirit of Place"
Matthew 3:13-17, Genesis 32:22-31
The Rev. Dr. Deborah A. Block preaching

Organist: Steve Carlton
Soloist: Colleen Brooks
"Deep River"
African American Spiritual

A video of the service will be available by 10:00 on Sunday morning at:
The video will also be posted on the website homepage on Sunday, for anyone who "wanders in" looking for worship.  
For those who cannot access the recordings online, the service will be streamed at 10:00 over Zoom, accessible by telephone:  
For live stream audio via Zoom at 10:00:
call (312) 626-6799 OR (301) 715-8592 and
enter the meeting id # when prompted:   988 1902 9837

will be held online this Sunday at 11:15
Bring your cup of coffee and come prepared to re-connect with old friends and to make some new ones!  To help with group management and security, please sign-up with Mr. Ater at (  Past participants will automatically be included this week!  An email with the Zoom link will be sent to participants on Friday or Saturday.
Click on the tips for using Zoom link above to learn how to download Zoom to your devices and to make sure that you're ready to connect on Sunday!   

What are you thinking? It's important to us!
This past week a brief survey was sent to members and friends of the congregation via email and mail (to those who have requested communication by hard copy). Please respond if you have not already done so by clicking HERE; your responses will help the Session to make decisions regarding worship and Christian education for the coming fall. The elders and ministers would like to hear from as many of you as possible as they discern our way forward in the continuing pandemic environment. Thank you!!!

summer Wednesday evenings + 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Several years ago we started a summer series called "Conversations on the Porch."  At first, they were gatherings on the Parish House porch.  We outgrew the porch and moved inside the church, where it was easier to hear one another and much cooler. 
This summer we're offering virtual "porch conversations" on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 until around 8:00, through the end of August.  "Zoom" access information will be emailed each week.
We hope this opportunity will offer a time of connection in a disconnected time, and invite conversation at a time we need to talk -- to mull the issues of the day, meet new church friends, share what you're reading ...  Some weeks may have a special focus.   One of the ministers will host the conversations each week on Zoom.  Pour a glass of lemonade, pull up a chair, and enjoy the company of friends.  

Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus by Jim Wallis
A timely book discussion for September
with The Rev. Dr. John D. Helt
Wednesday evenings: September 9, 16, 23, 30
via Zoom from 7:00-8:00 
Last fall author, theologian and activist Jim Wallis came to Milwaukee and talked with us about his book, Christ in Crisis. We had a church-full at Immanuel to hear him. Now we have an opportunity to read his book together and talk with one another about it. The Session has invited the Rev. John Helt to guide this discussion:
"I first read and met Jim in the 1970s, when Sojourners was a new magazine and alternative Christian community in Washington, D.C., and I was a seminarian in St Louis. I have long appreciated his skill in applying a biblical prophetic message to current political issues. He consistently critiques the Church and the Right for forgetting about Jesus and the Left for abandoning its spiritual heritage. We will be fresh off two national political conventions and moving into the final stretch of a long and ugly political season in September. I cannot imagine a more engaging conversation partner than Jim Wallis for the Immanuel church family next month. I look forward to gathering with you and talking together about the two hot-button topics never to be discussed in polite company: Religion and Politics!"

Sign up online by clicking HERE or contact Amy Penington in the church office. 

John Helt is a retired United Church of Christ minister, living in Bay View, who has been one of our "pew to pulpit" preachers this past year. He is married to Immanuel member Cindy Helt.

Wednesdays at Noon
Take a break  + Lift your spirit! 
Gather with Immanuel friends on Zoom for an opportunity  to read scripture and pray together.  Led by the Rev. Susan Stoll, Immanuel's Associate Pastor for Spiritual Care.  "Zoom" access information will be emailed each Tuesday.

elected to serve as
Immanuel's new Associate Pastor
Sunday, July 12 at a specially called virtual Meeting of the Congregation, members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church joyfully and enthusiastically elected Teresa A. Larson to serve as Immanuel's new Associate Pastor.  A former teacher, she is a recent graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The focus of her ministry will be multigenerational Christian education and formation and congregational life.  
Ms. Larson will relocate to Milwaukee in August and will begin her ministry at Immanuel Church on September 1, 2020.  Plans for services of ordination and installation are pending.
Click below for link to:
Many thanks to the
Associate Pastor Nominating Committee:
Deborah Anderson, Audra Brennan,  Nancy Debbink, Sara Hein (co-chair),  David Johnstone (co-chair),
David Plank, and Scott Silet

   Tips for Sunday morning worship at home
includes links to order a hymnal or Bible for home use
Offering: Scan this QR ("Quick Response") code image by using the camera on your smartphone. You will immediately be connected to the giving options on the Immanuel web site.
Although "social distancing" is discouraging much in-person interaction,  social media is providing a wonderful space for people to stay connected to church, family, and friends.
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For more information about worship, congregational events, learning opportunities, mission outreach and programs check out our website, send us an email or contact the church office at 414-276-4757.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

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