"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 June 28, 2024 -

July 4, 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 After Pentecost

June 30, 2024

A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.

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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Coffee Hour Special Guest

Van Gilmer, Music Director at The Bahá'í House of Worship

This Sunday, June 30, 2024, After Worship (11:45 am), Fellowship Hall


Please join us this Sunday for a Special Coffee Hour featuring Guest Speaker Van Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer is the Music Director at the Baha'i House of Worship, and has a full resume of musical accomplishments and social justice activism.


Some Immanuel members may recall that he was one of the speakers on the Our Pilgrimage to Montgomery panel discussion held via Zoom in June 2021. Mr. Gilmer is considered both an American cultural and activist icon.


About Van Gilmer & Social Justice

Van Gilmer was among the first persons to be involved in the sit-ins at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro NC in the 60’s. The movement spread throughout the nation and ultimately resulted in the opening of establishments throughout the country as old Jim Crow laws were finally removed.


It also began his lifelong involvement in working for Equal Justice for all people. Though his chosen profession was as an Architect for the United States Navy Dept., he also served many years as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. After his first retirement, he accepted a position as Music Director at the Bahá’í House of Worship for the North American Continent. Van continues to be involved in Civil Rights and Racial Justice movements, with his current involvement as a member of Race Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN), Healing Everyday Racism in our Schools (HEROS) and as a board member of Together Is Better (TiBA).

--Audrey Moy,

Chair, Justice & Equity Ministry


*Note: The presentation originally scheduled for this Sunday, Ms. Laurice Bell, Executive Director of the Shorefront Legacy Center, is being postponed until Sunday, August 4th. Watch for reminders in July.

Click to learn about Van Gilmer's Musical Career

Kitchen Starter Packs for Immigrants

Thursdays only, 9 am - Noon.

In partnership with Chi Welcome, we are accepting Kitchen Starter Packs. Click on the flyer for instructions on what/how to pack. Donations will be accepted on Thursdays, 9 am - Noon.

Thank you to all who have supported this vital ministry!

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The church office will be closed. Have a safe and pleasant Fourth of July!


Community News & Resources

The next Interfaith Action SNAPGap collection will be deodorant, razors, and shaving cream. These will be distributed at the IAE Produce Mobile on July 9, 2024 at the Robert Crown Community Center. You may purchase items here. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EU78AK7T6LVH/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

Or elsewhere online and locally.


We do not have a faith community coordinator this month, but items can be delivered or dropped off any time at: Interfaith Action of Evanston, c/o Melissa Appelt, 900 Hunter Road, Glenview, IL 60025. Interfaith Action thanks you for your generosity and participation, and the 275 households that benefit are deeply grateful.

 Warm regards,

The SNAPGap Team

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
616 Lake Street + Evanston, IL 60201 + Bodéwadmiakén (Potawatomi) Territory
847-864-4464
www.immanuelevanston.org
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