Immanuel Lutheran Events


Annual Meeting


Bingo Benefit for PROP


God and the Pandemic


50th Anniversary Bible Study


Kids, Racism & Diversity


50th - Women’s Ordination



Annual Meeting

January 31, 2021

Sunday, January 31, noon

Mark your calendars for Immanuel’s Annual Meeting which will be held on January 31st at noon.

The meeting will be held via ZOOM: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89165681535?pwd=VkdNQXhab2tpM1JuYjQ3V2pFZG1KUT09 Meeting ID: 891 6568 1535 Passcode: 904873

Annual Report: 2020 Annual Report

The annual meeting is an opportunity to gather as the people of Immanuel and:

Optional Zoom Meet & Greet After the Meeting

Immediately following the Annual Meeting you will have the option of connecting with one other in a Zoom breakout group! Just stick around after the meeting and we'll add you to a breakout group.

Immanuel’s Executive Committee does note that our 2021 Annual meeting would usually be held one week earlier, but have decided to move the meeting to the last Sunday of January to give time to close out finances from this past tumultuous year.

We look forward to your participation in this important event in the life of our congregation!

The Immanuel Executive Committee

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Bingo Benefit for PROP

February 27, 2021

Virtual Bingo Benefit for PROP

Saturday, February 27, 3 - 5 p.m.

How To Sign Up & Play

 

Guest Bingo Callers

All proceeds will go to support the work of PROP (See more about PROP's mission and services below).

If you have questions please contact Pastor Paul Nelson: paul@immanuel.us 

 


 

PROP - People Reaching Out to People

PROPPROP's mission is to: compassionately provide food and comprehensive support to our neighbors in need that creates a pathtowards self-sufficiency, helping people in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, who are facing financial hardship or crisis.

Primary services of PROP include: food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Learn more about PROP: People Reaching Out to People

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God and the Pandemic

January 27, 2021

A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath

By N.T. Wright

January 27 - February 10, 6:30 p.m.

You can sign up online or just show up.

Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus.
What are we supposed to think about the Coronavirus crisis?
Some people think they know: "This is a sign of the End," they say. "It's all predicted in the book of Revelation."
Others disagree but are equally clear: "This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he's telling us to change."
Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: "It's the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization…"

N. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions, including:

Written by one of the world's foremost New Testament scholars, God and the Pandemic will serve as your guide to read the events of today through the light of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Available in paperback and Kindle.  Order online or register below and let us know if you'd like us to get you a copy ($11).

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87048213857?pwd=TGxmcC9BdlZCL0l3b0gzSDhmZUVtUT09 Meeting ID: 870 4821 3857 Passcode: 511587

Reading Schedule (NOTE:  Reading/discussion schedule subject to change)

January 27th

February 3rd

February 10th

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50th Anniversary Bible Study

January 27, 2021

50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Bible Studies

Wednesdays 11 am - 12 noon, January 27 – February 10

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81698661189?pwd=eFhTTXhEU2luaUhEbVRkU3N1aHZxUT09   Meeting ID: 816 9866 1189,  Passcode: 122448

January 27 - Pastor Angela.  Leadership (Ruth 3) , and  Proclaiming: Hard Words, Joyful Words, Faithful Witness (2 Kings 22:1-20; John 20: 11-18)

February 3 -  Kim Rathjen. Reforming: Holy Interruptions and Being Counted (Numbers 27: 1-11; Matthew 26: 6-13) 

February 10 -  Pastor Angela. Celebrating: Mourning and Dancing, Telling the Story (Jeremiah 9:17-22; Exodus 15: 20-21

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Kids, Racism & Diversity

January 27, 2021

Talking with Kids about Racism & Diversity

Especially for Caregivers of Kids

January 2021

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore resources (linked below) for talking with kids about racism and diversity.

Caregiver's Conversation, Wednesday, January 27, 8 p.m.

Join other caregivers on Zoom for a conversation about your experiences and questions.  The conversation will be moderated by Grace Porter, Immanuel member and Leader of God Squad. Grace is also an Augsburg University Student majoring in Theology and Public Leadership (with a concentration in Youth Studies) .  Register HERE

1. Listen to a 20 minute podcast: “Talking Race with Young Children”

2. Visit any of these links:

3. Choose books and toys that teach about and encourage diversity. Some suggestions are: 

 4. Watch movies and TV shows that do not have all-white casts, are written/directed by people of color, or feature stories from different cultures:

 5. Reflect in a journal, with a partner, or with other caregivers in the congregation. Use these questions to jumpstart some thinking:

 

Register for the Caregivers Conversation

Wednesday, January 27, 8 p.m.

Join other caregivers on Zoom for a conversation about your experiences and questions.  The conversation will be moderated by Grace Porter, Immanuel member and Leader of God Squad. Grace is also an Augsburg University Student majoring in Theology and Public Leadership (with a concentration in Youth Studies) .  Register HERE

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50th - Women’s Ordination

January 31, 2021

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women

January 31, 9 am & 10:30 am Worship Services

Pastor Babette Chatman will preach in celebration & thanksgiving on the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women.

Pastor Babette is an Augsburg University graduate and currently serves as one of Augsburg's University Pastors. Prior to joining the campus ministry team full time in 2019, Pastor Babette served as a community collaborative partner with Campus Ministry and was the Associate Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She also co-chaired the Mission Table on the Minneapolis Area Synod Council.

Babette offered distinctive presence and service at Redeemer Center for Life. Under her direction, Redeemer Center’s housing program developed into a highly effective and well-regarded model for resident empowerment and community building. Babette anchored Redeemer Center’s Housing and Transition Program (HAT), mentoring young adults towards healthy, confident adulthood through training in life skills, empowerment, and relationship-building with residents and organizations on a daily basis.

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