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October 19

 

 

 

 

Love Mercy

By Sophie Flom
 
Sophie, a high school senior and Student Leader at Immanuel, shared this talk at the Confirmation retreat. 

Sophie reflects on the "love mercy" part of Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." 

 

October 12, 2020

 

 

 

Speaking up for those who cannot

By Chloe Thompson
 
Chloe, a high school senior, shared this Student Leader talk at REfuel on Wednesday, Oct. 7. 

Chloe reflects on Proverbs 31:8-9, Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

 

September 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

God is present in hard times

By Hope Anderson

Hope, a high school senior, shared this opening devotion for REfuel on Wednesday, Sept. 23.  She based her devotion on Hebrews 13:5  “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

 


September 21, 2020

 

 

 

Called to Make a Difference

By Sophie Flom

Sophie, a high school senior, shared this opening devotion for REfuel on Wednesday, Sept. 16.  She based her devotion on Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."  


September 14, 2020

 

 

 

God is with us in our pain

By Paul Erdmann

Watch as Paul Erdmann, Immanuel's Youth & Family Minister, shares a devotion that was originally a part of our first REfuel.

 


August 31, 2020

 

 

 

Active Online Worship

By Kim Rathjen

Sunday mornings have been quite different for most of us for the past six months, and probably will be for some time into the future.  The ritual of gathering for worship in our sanctuary and the fellowship before and after are an integral part of who we are as a community of faith.

Since March I have been attending worship in front of a screen (as have many of you!).  We are fortunate that as a congregation we have the technology, staff and volunteers who make online worship possible and I am grateful for that!  But I do miss interacting with others on Sunday mornings.

Worship has always been an active practice of faith for me. That has become more difficult while worshipping alone and it is easy to become passive in our worship practice.  As we gather (some in person and many online) for worship this fall around the theme ReNew, I am hopeful that we can re-engage with God and each other through our worship. I have some suggestions for actively worshipping from home:

I’d love to hear from you if you have ideas about how to make the online worship experience more active and interactive.  Join me in worship on Sundays as we always have – and let me know you are there! More importantly, let God know you are there by being an active worship participant from wherever you are.


 

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