a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

The Flowers Today are in loving memory of Merle Cox (mom and grandma) from Betty and the family.

Worship to Raise the Evening Star:This summer, we’ll be doing something quite different with our worship services at Immanuel. Rather than cancelling Sunday worship during July and holding our usual 11:00 Sunday services in August, we’ll be holding Tuesday Night Vespers, either in the sanctuary or up in the air-conditioned meeting room, at 7:30 each Tuesday throughout both July and August. The word “Vesper” means “evening prayer,” and is traceable back to an old English word for “evening star” (Venus). The summer Vespers will allow us still to gather on a weekly basis for a simple worship service and an opportunity to connect with one another, and will free up our weekends for travel or to attend a neighbouring church. If you would like to participate in the planning and/or leadership of these services, please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the Amen Corner.

HELP ! In the name of peace, justice and ecology. Immanuel has committed to hosting the Project Peacemakers Eco Friendly dinner, Thursday June 6th from 6:30 to 8:30. This vegetarian feast (no meat, poultry,fish) with guest speaker and music, raises much needed funds to educate and advocate for us. Please see sign up sheet. The cost is $15.00 to reserve a seat, please contact Lynne Strome.

90th Birthday Celebration will be held for Hal Whittaker on June 15th from 1-3pm in the Lower Level Party Room at 60 Whellams Lane. All are invited.

“Habitat for Humanity” On July 10th Movie Groups 1 & 2 are looking after the afternoon coffee break for 150 volunteer builders for the “Habitat for Humanity” build. We need donations of muffins, cookies or money towards the purchase of fresh fruit. If you can help please indicate on the sign up sheet in the AMEN corner. Thank you for your help.

“Sad Sort of Clean”~Flatlanders Studio 782 Main St, 3rd Floor (Vineyard Church), May 3-June30th; Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. A gallery of 22 large, excellent pictures. This is where your hydropower comes from in Northern Manitoba. Sponsored by Interchurch Council Hydropower. Admission free. Volunteers willing to sit at this showing on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, now to June 30th, please contact Doug McMurtry~204-668-7804.

“Holy Shift~Christianity After Religion” Friday, June 7th from 7-9pm and Saturday, June 8th from 9am to 4:30pm at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Diana Butler Bass delivers her keynotes on the holy shift called “Christianity after Religion”. Discover how church losses over the past 30 years are paralleled by a “spiritual but not religious” movement that gives new direction and hope to congregations in a new century. Five workshops by local practitioners explore additional dimensions of “Christianity after Religion” and how to live them out in our current cultural contexts. Tickets are available online at holyshift.eventbrite.ca . Please see poster on the bulletin board.

“Urban Retreats Garden Tour” Saint Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry is holding the annual “Urban Retreats Garden Tour” on Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This year the gardens are in East Fort Garry. Tickets are $15 each, and are available from Nanette McKay.

CGIT Empowerment Camp “Celebrating Girls for WHO They Are” July 6th – 10th, 2013 at Camp Brereton which is located in Whiteshell Provincial Park. There is more information and registration forms on the bulletin board.

Scripture Reader: Ruth Campbell

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, June 3rd

8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehova Nissi
Tuesday, June 4th

9:30 am Study Group
Wednesday, June 5th

8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, June 6th

6:30 pm Project Peacemakers

Eco Friendly Dinner

8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous
Friday, June 7th

8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
8:00-10:30 pm Church Jehova Nissi
Saturday, June 8th

11am to 2pm Church Jehova Nissi
5-10pm Church Jehova Nissi

Starting next week for the month of June I will be in the office on Thursday mornings, June 6th, 13th and 20th.

I will be back in the fall on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Have a great week! Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

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