"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 May 3, 2024 -

May 9, 2024

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.

Hybrid Sunday Worship

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2024

This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins at 10:20 am

Service at 10:30 am


Masks are optional during in-person worship service. For the livestreaming 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


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Feeding Our Faith – Sundays 9 am – 10 am

Gatherings include viewing short videos and lively discussions. You can participate either in-person or via Zoom.

Through May 12: Continuing Contemplative Vision Conference: Awakening to Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. We’ll watch and discuss videos from a conference put on by Contemplative Outreach in 2007 featuring Father Richard Rohr and Father Thomas Keating, two renowned teachers of contemplative spirituality. Richard Rohr is a prolific author and speaker who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thomas Keating, who died in 2018, was a Trappist monk known as one of the principal developers of Centering Prayer, a contemporary method of contemplative prayer. Contemplation is the well from which all our action in doing justice flows. It keeps the fire of God’s love burning and inhibits our burning out.

Click to Join Feeding Our Faith via Zoom

Upcoming Worship Events

Sunday, May 12th: New Member Sunday

Sunday, May 19th: Pentecost - Worship Service at St. John's Lutheran in Wilmette

Jesus & Pizza...and Ice Cream!

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 5:00 pm.

We've resumed our watch of "The Chosen", a multi-series drama about the life of Jesus. Watch with pizza and stay for ice cream! Please RSVP by text or email so we know how much refreshments to have: 630.217.1570 or email mikekloster@gmail.com.

Note: We're taking a break on May 12 (Mother's Day) and May 19. We'll resume on May 26.

---God Bless! Michael

Photo by Vit Ch on Unsplash

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth & Study

on Zoom

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Conversations about faith and upcoming Scriptures for Worship during midweek Adult Bible Study/Spiritual Growth Discussion on Tuesdays. We gather for prayer, check in, and conversation around the Word and things that matter. Meet either in person or online. Here's the zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86372212374?pwd=U3RwUEJpWEN2eUJydkFndXFMSTNOdz09

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Mark Your Calendars!

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Noon

On this day we'll have a special session of the Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth where we'll join the webinar "Resilience and Revolution: The Role of Protest and Rebellion in Creating Social Change." The uncanny coincidence of the events on US college campus happening recently and the scheduling of this webinar makes it a must-see.

From the ELCA Wittenberg Center....

2024 marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Deutscher Bauernkrieg, also known as the "German Peasant's War" or "Uprise of the Common Person." In this webinar, we will examine the role of protest and rebellion in creating social change. We will hear presentations from the Rev. Danielle Dokman and the Rev. Dr. Anthony Bateza, as well as have a time of questions and answers. The webinar will be moderated by the ELCA Wittenberg Center Coordinator, the Rev. Bridget Gautieri (she/her).

Kitchen Starter Packs for Immigrants

Thursdays only, 9 am - Noon.

Per request by Chi Welcome, we are accepting Kitchen Starter Packs. Click on the flyer for instructions on what/how to pack. Donations will be accepted on one day each week - Thursdays, from 9 am - Noon.

Thank you to all who have supported this vital ministry!

Community News & Resources

The "Rotary Hope Walk for the Homeless" fundraising event is planned for Saturday, May 4th. This will be a 5k fun Walk/Run in Gillson Park, Wilmette from 10am to noon. This event is organized by the Rotary Club of Wilmette but includes Rotary Clubs from Winnetka/Northfield, Evanston Lighthouse, Evanston, Glenview, and Glenview Sunrise. 

Proceeds from the event will be distributed to each of the participating Rotary Clubs to support local organizations that provide services to people experiencing homelessness. The Rotary Club of Evanston is supporting Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE). After you sign up, you will be asked which Rotary Club you wish to support. Be sure to enter Rotary Club of Evanston, so they know where to direct your donation. Cost to register for an individual is $30, for a couple it is $50, and for a family it is $100. You can donate directly if you don’t wish to walk. Please use the links below:


Immanuel Lutheran Evanston is one of the Solidarity sponsors of this event.

Gaza, Religion, Politics & Solidarity

Sunday, May 5, 2024

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church

1427 Chicago Ave., Evanston

What part might religion, politics and solidarity play in a solution moving forward? Join us for Bright Stars of Bethlehem’s compelling interfaith panel discussion featuring our visionary world changers, Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb , Rabbi Brant Rosen, Dr. Iva Carruthers, and Dr. Rami Nashashibi, each bringing their own unique religious and political perspectives to the table. Bright Stars of Bethlehem will feature hopeful stories of how Dar al-Kalima University is empowering the next generation of creative leaders in Palestine, in the midst of genocide. This is an in-person event for those in the area.

Register at: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/xaaztam 

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:00pm

Studebaker Theater, Fine Arts Building

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00pm

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3:00pm

Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University

Ticket prices range from $25 – $50.

These prices do NOT include additional venue/credit card fees. Click on the icon for more info/purchase tickets.

SNAPGap Collection

The next Interfaith Action SNAPGap collection will be toothpaste and toothbrushes. These will be distributed at the May 14 Produce Mobile, located at the Robert Crown Community Center. You may purchase items online here. Or anywhere you prefer. 


We are grateful that First Presbyterian Church is our coordinating faith community for May. Items can be delivered to or dropped off at: First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.  

Drop-off Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am-7 pm; Friday, 8 am-5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am-12.30 pm.  


As with all Interfaith Action programs, we thank you for your generosity and participation. Please know that all who benefit are deeply grateful.

Warm regards,

The Interfaith Action SNAPGap Team

616 Lake Street + Evanston, IL 60201 + Bodéwadmiakén (Potawatomi) Territory
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