ILC Letter To The Congregation - April 8th, 2022



Love Intentionally


Love Inclusively


Love Universally


Love Completely


Love Everyone, always


Love Better!




ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Mexico House Build #15 A Success!

Saturday, April 2nd, 22 ILC members and friends traveled down into Mexico to build our 15th house for a family in need. It was a fun and spiritually rewarding day for all, resulting in a very nice home for the Hernandez Guitierrez family. The family, including their 3 daughters, helped paint the house and trim all day long. In addition to the volunteer builders, I want to thank everyone who donated funds for the house and/or items for the family. The "Spirit of Generosity" by our congregation for this important Global Mission work is incredible and humbling. The family was extremely appreciative and overwhelmed with their new home and our donations!


Go here for more https://projectmercybaja.org/2022/04/05/incarnation-lutheran-church-of-poway-does-it-again/



The Weeping Tree – A Service for Good Friday – April 15 at 7:00pm

Outside the city wall stands the weeping tree. In silence, she lifts her weary arms against the darkened sky. In her crooked and twisted arms she cradled Jesus. She was cut and fashioned by hatred and violence but became a tree of life for the world. Her arms are outstretched still. Join us for a service of meaningful narratives, scripture and choral meditations


Sunday School will not meet on April 3rd, 10th, and 17th.


Class will resume April 24th.

Thank you!


Clothing Drive Thanks to everyone who contributed and/or helped to sort clothing this past Sunday. We delivered 20 bags of clothes to TACO and Bridge of Hope (who serves refugee families and families in transition). Thanks especially to those who contributed socks! This is always a critical need at TACO. We continue to collect good, clean used clothing for the "Service After Service" project. Our next sorting day will be May 1 right after worship. If neighbors contribute clothing, invite them to worship and sorting on May 1st.



Housing and Race film discussion - April 20, 2022 6:30-8 PM on Zoom

Email lovecommittee@godamong.us to sign up.

Sign up for a film discussion, based on Richard Rothstein's book The Color of Law, to learn more about housing segregation and what we can do about it. Background resources are two short videos - The Origin of Race in the USA and Housing Segregation and Redlining. CAUTION! There is some language in the first 10 seconds that some may find offensive. You're invited to share your reflections with others here.




Responding to the Ukrainian Crisis There are a number of ways to support those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, www.lirs.org/ukraine-crisis, lists ways to be involved from a distance. Monetary donations specifically for Ukraine can be donated online by going to the ELCA at www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Eastern-Europe-Crisis-Response Donations by check can be given to Incarnation Lutheran Church with “LDR – Eastern Europe Crisis” in the memo line. Continue to pray for a peaceful resolution to this crisis.


Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Due to the war in Europe and the instability it is causing, we are sad to inform you that our planned trip to Germany this summer must be canceled. We regret having to cancel this trip very much indeed, but in the interest of safety, it is the wisest course. Thank you for your understanding.



WOW! The cost of groceries is skyrocketing!! Which has cost us a significant decline in food donations. If you are noticing this at the checkout imagine how it’s effecting those who are already food insecure. Feeding our neighbors in need is one of the most important things Jesus tells us to do! We can still do this, if each and every one of you brings a little. Just 3 or 4 cans each week from everybody will make a huge difference. There are often sales on canned meats, hearty soups, beans and vegetables. Let’s get back in the habit of bringing something every time we come to church. Food and hygiene products can be put in the food barrels in the narthex, or in the library, someone is in the front parking lot Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9 and 11 or if you are not comfortable going out just yet, email me and I will pick it up from your front door. joycemiller7062@att.net Thank you for your never ending generosity!!

The Food Donation Team





PRAYER CHAIN

The purpose of our prayer chain is to provide spiritual support and healing for church members and their families and friends. If you'd like to be a member of our prayer chain or if you would like to submit a prayer request, please notify the church office either by phone or email: 858-487-2225 or pegwalden1@att.net.


Helping Girls At Le Foyer de l'Esperance

Global Mission

Our work with street girls continues in Cameroon with our partners at Le Foyer de l'Esperance. Pr. Luther will be in Cameroon from Nov 9th-22nd connecting with the nuns, Fr. Alfonso and our worker, Sophie Moke Metate. We will be sending funds for programming needs at Le Foyer and for tuition for trade school (such as beautician school). If you would like to donate, please put "Cameroon Girls" in the memo on a check or use this PayPal link. Thank you in advance for supporting this mission.



Women's Bible Study - Mondays at 7pm on Zoom

Do you enjoy thoughtful conversation and laughter? Come join us for the Women's Evening Bible Study every Monday at 7:00pm on Zoom. We discuss the scriptures from Sunday and share how to apply these teachings to our lives. Click on the Zoom link and check it out!

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96236680323?pwd=d0RSZk5JT21sVi83UWt4NGN5dHZHQT09


Meeting ID: 962 3668 0323

Passcode: 601113



GODAMONG.US UPDATES NEEDED If you are the leader of, or are involved in, a group at ILC, we need updated information about your group for our website. Please send all updates to scott@godamong.us



Disaster Response

The 2021 wildfire and hurricane season continues to be devastating across the United States. Additionally, natural disasters across the globe demand our attention. You may send your gift to support wildfire, flooding and earthquake survivors. When sending a check to ILC please indicate which response you wish to support, and your check will be used in its entirety for that cause, through Lutheran Disaster Response.

Thrivent Action Teams If you already know how to apply online, this is a good time of the year to run a project. If you need more information please contact Jess Reimnitz, 858.345.0757 or jess.reimnitz@thrivent.com.

Examples: Collecting food and clothes items for families in need; Assembling Thanksgiving boxes; Operation Christmas Child; Supporting Mission Trips; Sunday School projects. They provide seed money, so you can support causes important to you. Thrivent created a program to encourage its members to live lives of generosity. Are you a Thrivent member? If so, do you know you can apply for between $50-$250 dollars to help your church with a project?