for this Sunday, June 28
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
" '... we too can walk in newness of life.' "
The Rev. Dr. Deborah A. Block preaching
Organist: Steven Jensen
Soloist: Katie Henry
WORSHIP WITH US THIS SUNDAY ONLINE
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:
952 5559 1877
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!
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Our coffee hour this Sunday has two special features:
We will recognize our two 2020 high school graduates, Maddy Herro and Tilly Gillard and hear about their plans for the fall.
We will hear some important news from the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee about an upcoming congregational meeting.
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!
OF THE CONGREGATION (virtual)
Sunday, July 12 at 11:15
The Session has called a special meeting of the congregation on Sunday, July 12 at 11:15 to hear a report and recommendation from the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee:
Debbie Anderson, Audra Brennan, Nancy Debbink, Sara Hein (co-chair), David Johnstone (co-chair), David Plank, and Scott Silet.
The members of the APNC will preview their report at the 11:15 coffee hour this Sunday, June 28.
TO RESPOND TO RACISM
The Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), J. Herbert Nelson, has urged that when it comes to racism, Presbyterians can "no longer hide behind being too controversial" saying that the church is called to "dismantle structures that put people in poverty and pain." The PCUSA Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. distributed an "Action Alert" this week to provide a way for Presbyterians to reach out to lawmakers to ask them to address racism in the U.S.
Follow these links to learn more:
RACE AND THE CHURCH:
A Group Watch Video Series and Live Discussion
Tuesdays: June 30, July 7, 14 at Noon
Offered by PCUSA group NEXT Church, four upcoming watch gatherings will highlight a different video addressing the topic "Race and the Church," offering participants the opportunity to react, engage in the chat, and reflect together as they watch and consider what the Church can learn together about this important topic. Each video offers a short guide for next steps - through discussion questions for group refection or tangible action items mentioned by the speaker.
ONLINE READING GROUP
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- began last week -
with Dr. Gregory Baer,
Professor of German at Carthage College
Wednesday evenings: July 1, 8, 15 + 7:00-8:00
Hermann Hesse's 1946 novel, Siddhartha, tells the story of a Brahmin's son who explores intellectualism, aestheticism, discipleship, lust, wealth, and human connections as he seeks to overcome selfishness and find deep and lasting satisfaction and enlightenment. We will read this novel together and discuss-drawing on Siddhartha and Hesse--the roles these topics play in our modern lives as we seek to be people of faith exploring the ambiguities of modern life and discerning the responsibilities and opportunities to which God calls us in each new day.
Although the class began last Wednesday, you can still join in!
All are welcome! Invite a friend.
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in the church office.
A reading schedule, links to free online versions (text or audio) and Zoom access information will be provided.
MIDDAY VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE
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.
Please consider adopting a garden space!
The landscaping committee is looking for individuals to commit to weekly watering of sections of the grounds. Pick a time and day that works for you and notify team leader Dave Ravie. He can be reached at
The landscape team meets every Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome! Cancellations due to inclement weather will be decided on Tuesday at noon.
Tips for Sunday morning worship at home
includes links to order a hymnal or Bible for home use
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SHARE and CONNECT on SOCIAL MEDIA
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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Offices: 1105 N. Waverly Place
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