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Wyoming Base Camp Meeting


Backpacking Interest Meeting


Ash Wednesday & Lent


Habitat for Humanity



Wyoming Base Camp Meeting

February 17, 2019

Wyoming Base Camp

Wyoming Base Camp

July 20 - 27

Information Meeting, February 17, 10:15-10:45am

If you’d rather not hike the back-country you can join our base camp experience!  We will:

Families and people of all ages are welcome to come for some or all of this week. 

Contact Paul Erdmann, paule@immanuel.us for more information.

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Backpacking Interest Meeting

February 20, 2019

Backpacking Trip - Bighorn Mountains, WY

Saturday, July 20 – Saturday, July 27, 2019

This is a multi-generational experience for young adults, adults and youth who have completed 8th grade. Students who have completed 7th Grade may attend with a parent.  All are welcome!

Interest Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:45 p.m.

If you’re not into hiking the back-country check out the family-friendly Base Camp.

Registration

Packing list

Important dates and details for your calendar

Practice Hikes

We will walk the trails and talk through the trip.  Bring your pack and start out with a lighter load and work up to a heavier load.  Bring your questions and we’ll talk them through with you.  Start getting in shape now so that you’ll enjoy the mountain experience even more!  Please let us know if you’d like to carpool from Immanuel or meet at the Flying Cloud entrance parking lot of the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area.

Leave No Trace Training

TBD
We’ll learn important skills through hands-on and interactive experiences that will help protect the wilderness.

Food Packing Night (Mandatory): July 17, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

You will help pack and organize your group’s meals and you’ll receive personal breakfasts, lunches and snacks, so you don’t want to miss this meeting!

Cost

 

See and experience things that are out of the ordinary. Take a ride across Dakota, laugh with friends, enjoy Solitude, take a shower in a mountain waterfall, sing around campfires, sleep under the stars, commune with God. Hike, work, cook, play and pray together, and take part in the best adventure of all, friendship grounded in faith, guided by Jesus Christ. Come grow in friendship and faith!  Learn how to minimize our impact on the wilderness with Leave No Trace Training (Things like: how to hike and camp respectfully, low impact cooking and camping, and how to poop in the woods…and so much more!).

Group hikes will be scheduled so you can meet others going on the trip and have your questions answered! We’ll meet at Immanuel and then drive down to Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area to hike for an hour or so.

For safety purposes all first-time backpackers will be asked to come in for a mandatory equipment check.  First timers are asked to bring ALL the equipment that they plan to take (with the exception of underwear) so that a trip leader can check that you have all of the necessary equipment and address your questions.

Contact Pastor Paul (paul@immanuel.us) for more information.

Details will be posted as they become available.

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Ash Wednesday & Lent

March 06, 2019


All In: Journey to the Cross

Come and be blessed. Immanuel’s Lenten Wednesday worship services.

Ash Wednesday, March 6

Noon Worship
Noon Wednesday worship will include contemplative Taize music and Lectio Divina, a meditative, reflective practice of reading bible passages. Worship will be followed by a simple lunch.

7 p.m. Worship
Worship includes Holy Communion, the Imposition of Ashes and Holden Evening Prayer.

Our evening worship focus this Lent is All In: Journey to the cross. Jesus journeyed to the cross because of his great love and care for others, for us. Our love and care for others is central to our journey of faith. Each week our Lenten worship will help us grow in how we love and care for others as we raise up particular faith friend skills.

Wednesdays in Lent: March 13 - April 10

Noon Worship
Noon Wednesday worship will include contemplative Taize music and Lectio Divina, a meditative, reflective practice of reading bible passages. Worship will be followed by a simple lunch.

6:15 p.m. Table Talk (Begins March 13)
Atrium
We will continue “Table Talk” this year around the Lenten theme, All-In: Journey to the Cross, with the focus each week corresponding to the weekly worship focus (see below).  Come join us after Wednesday Café for coffee, devotions, and informal small group conversation. All are welcome!

7 p.m. Wednesday Worship
Our evening worship will continue to develop our All In: Journey to the cross theme. Jesus journeyed to the cross because of his great love and care for others, for us. Our love and care for others is central to our journey of faith. Each week our Lenten worship will help us grow in how we love and care for others as we raise up particular faith friend skills.

Lenten Service Project

Personal Care Kits
We’ll support the work of Lutheran World Relief as we assemble Personal Care Kits for families in need around the world. Simple items – a soap, a towel, a toothbrush – can offer hope for families coping with war, poverty and disaster. 

What to Include (All items should be new and in good condition):

Wrap all the items in the towel and tie securely with ribbons or yarn. See the Personal Care Kit assembly instructions. Bring completed Care Kits to Immanuel by Easter! 

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14
8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 18
7 p.m. with Holy Communion and music by Servant Song.

Prayer Vigil
As faithful friends, we sit quietly in the Sanctuary, contemplating his great compassion and love for us.  We might pray silently, read scripture or meditate at the prayer stations provided.

Campfire Vigil
8 p.m., Maundy Thursday - 7 p.m. Good Friday
As Jesus prayed in the garden called Gethsemane shortly before his arrest, he asked his disciples to keep vigil with him, to stay awake and support him in his hour of need.  True to our fallible nature, Peter, James and John were asleep in no time.  In the centuries since, Christian disciples around the world have marked this night by staying awake, watching and praying with Jesus in the hours leading up to his crucifixion and death.
Families (children, youth and adults) and adults (young adults through seniors), can participate.

Good Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
In Calvary’s Shadow: A Tenebrae Service
Led by our Reformation Choir and chamber orchestra, In Calvary’s Shadow is a deeply moving service of penitence and forgiveness. It will invite the faithful to experience Jesus’ journey from betrayal to crucifixion with a tightly woven tapestry of dramatic scripture readings, vocal solos, congregational singing and arrangements of spiritual and gospel hymns as arranged by composer Victor C. Johnson.


No Saturday evening worship.

Easter Sunday, April 21

6:45 a.m., Sunrise Service
8 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass
9:15 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass and Reformation Choir
10:45 a.m., Featuring Immanuel Brass and Servant Song

Breakfast of eggs, cinnamon rolls and fruit will be served 7:30-10:45 a.m.

Nursery is available at all services except the 6:45 a.m. Sunrise Service

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity

February 16, 2019

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers needed for Saturday, February 16

We’ll be working inside at the Panel Plant in Minneapolis doing prep work for a Habitat house.  No experience required.  Minimum age 16 for construction volunteers as we work on a house in Minneapolis. Not only do we build a home, we build community, putting our faith into action.  To sign up, contact Ruth Lunde at lundeworld@yahoo.com or Lynn Swanson at 952.974.1689. 

More information about Habitat for Humanity

Following are a few notes for the day:
* Volunteers should dress appropriately for work on site: dress in layers with clothing that can get dirty and wear closed toe & heel shoes. 
* Immanuel volunteers will provide lunch. 
* The minimum volunteer age is 16. For 16 or 17-year-old volunteers, one adult for every four youth.
* Please consider carpooling as parking is limited. Remove valuables from cars.

We truly appreciate your commitment to helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provide decent and affordable homes for families! Thank you! 


Immanuel’s Habitat & Immanuel Builds Coordinators:
Lynn Swanson (952.974.1689) & Ruth Lunde (lundeworld@yahoo.com  651.261.25

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