"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 April 12, 2024 -

April 18, 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 Third Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024

The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Sunday. In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures, the two main elements of our Sunday worship.

Sunday Worship

Prelude begins at 10:20 am

Service at 10:30 am


Masks are optional but recommended 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


Meeting ID: 951 3331 6087; Passcode: 461416

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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.

April 14 – 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

Jesus & Pizza...and Ice Cream!

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 5:00 pm.

We're resuming our watch of "The Chosen". 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.

---God Bless! Michael

Photo by Vit Ch on Unsplash

Midweek Adult Spiritual Growth & Study

on Zoom

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 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

or click on the button below.

Click to Join Midweek Spiritual Growth on Zoom

Evanston Overnight Shelter

April 14 - May 5, 2024

Immanuel will host the Evanston Overnight Shelter again this year, from this Sunday, April 14th through Sunday, May 5th. If you're able to assist, we would be most grateful. Click the button to sign up for a time slot. Here is an outline of tasks:

Set-up Volunteers8:30 pm to 10:00 pm – able to set up the cots, prepare the rooms, and greet guests as they arrive at 9:00. Set up volunteers also distribute blankets and bottles of water.

Clean-up Volunteers6:00 am to 7:00 am – able to help wake the guests and ensure they leave the facility on time. Also assists the supervisor in taking down/storing cots, cleaning up the facility, and preparing the laundry for pickup.

Thanks for your help,

Nicolai Schousboe


Click to Sign up for the Evanston Overnight Shelter

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

Letter to the editor: Evanston clergy respond to Israel/Gaza crisis, local antisemitism and Islamophobia

Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of the Evanston RoundTable from Evanston Clergy Leaders about the Israel/Gaza crisis, anti-semitism, and Islamophobia.

Working With Houses of Worship to End the Housing Crisis in Evanston

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12 p.m.

Ebenezer AME Church, 1109 Emerson St., Evanston

Lunch will be provided

An information session about the following groups working together, all with an interest in helping houses of worship with unused land and/or structures to use them to create affordable housing:

  • Here to Stay Committee, headed up by Council Member Bobby Burns and including housing developers and property managers, housing advocates, and social services service providers
  • The City of Evanston Community Development team
  • Joining Forces for Affordable Housing (the advocacy program of Connections for the Homeless).

The following interfaith clergy groups have interest in this project:

  • Evanston Own It
  • Evanston Interfaith Clergy
  • Interfaith Action of Evanston

Join faith communities from around Evanston for an interfaith Earth Day Eve for a “Prayer for the Planet” on Sunday, April 21 at Raymond Park in Evanston. Local clergy from congregations including Beth Emet, First United Methodist Church, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Northminster Presbyterian Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be leading the “Prayer for the Planet” which will include themed music led by Beth Emet Cantor Natalie Young and JRC Cantor Howard Friedland at the beginning and conclusion of the event.

In case of rain, the event will be held at St Luke's Episcopal Church (939 Hinman; Evanston).

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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