ILC Letter To The Congregation - February 18th, 2022


Love Intentionally


Love Inclusively


Love Universally


Love Completely


Love Everyone, always


Love Better!


A message from the ILC Council President

ILC COVID-19 Policy


Hello,


Many of you have heard that the State of California has changed some of the requirements for wearing masks indoors. Specifically people are permitted to not wear a mask indoors if they have been vaccinated.


The Council has decided to keep our current policy in place for the time being. We are asking everyone to continue to wear a mask during church services and other events at this time. While the state has relaxed the mask rules at this time, the number of COVID cases remain high in our local community. Given that a large portion of the congregation is in some of the most at-risk groups, we have decided to err on the side of safety for everyone at this time.


Our policy will be reviewed on a regular basis so that we may adapt to both health guidelines as well as circumstances in our local area.


Thank you for your patience and support in this matter.


Bob Sauer

ILC Council President



ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Souper Bowl of Caring 2022 - Sunday, February 13th

Bengals - $281 Rams - $249 Commercials - #1,357

Total Collected - $1,887

We are so grateful for your participation in helping to TACKLE HUNGER.



NEW AT ILC…Drama Ministry

Feeling a little dramatic lately? Just love to be theatrical. Interested in gaining confidence in front of a group? Then join our new drama ministry group at ILC. We will explore now to share, uplift and encourage God’s Word. Interested? Contact Beckie Steller at beckie@godamong.us or call the church office. All ages are welcome!



Your 2022 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on a table in the narthex in alphabetical order. Please pick them up during the Saturday or Sunday Worship. Thank you!


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



Weekly Clothing Drive Are your closets and drawers a little tight? Be a servant and bring your donations of good, clean clothing to church for our new "Service after Service" project. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing. No need to sort; just bring the items to the church on Sunday mornings, to any of the weekday parking lot food collections, or to the church office. Clothing will be donated to TACO and Bridge of Hope San Diego, which serves refugee families and families in transition from homelessness. Clothing donations will be sorted by the congregation on the first Sunday of each month in the courtyard "after worship service". Everyone is welcome to the "service" of making clothing donations and to the "after service" of sorting starting March 6 at 10:30.




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?



Hygiene Supplies Needed! Interfaith is low on hygiene supplies, shampoo, deodorant, bar soap. There is also a need for new or gently used blankets. Thank you for your consistent generosity!

Food Drop off for Interfaith Community Services Every Tuesday, Friday (except December 24, 25, 31, and January 1) and Saturday between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning, volunteers are in the parking lot to move groceries and take all the donations to ICS.