ILC Letter To The Congregation - February 24th, 2022


Love Intentionally


Love Inclusively


Love Universally


Love Completely


Love Everyone, always


Love Better!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Lent Begins March 2

Start off Lent by attending Ash Wednesday services at 7:00pm. Lent is a season when many people make a special focus on enhancing their ever-growing and loving relationship with God. There are several ways you can enhance your Lenten journey in 2022. Here are a few ideas:

  • participate in the Local Mission Clothing Drive

  • attend Pastor John’s Sunday morning adult class

  • commit to Lent devotions using your Lent in a Bag kit or other devotions

  • pray and read scripture more intentionally for the next 6 weeks

  • prepare to decorate your doorway with palms for Palm Sunday (send in pictures)

  • participate in Easter breakfast on Easter morning

If you need more information about any of these ideas, just contact the office.



Lent in a Bag

If you didn’t keep your Lent in a Bag from previous years, or need one, there are limited quantities available in the courtyard following worship. Instructions for the devotions are included in the bag. These are well suited for families and children.


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.



REX Club is Back!

All 1st-5th grade students are invited to join the fun on Sunday, March 6 from 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly meetings are held in the Lighthouse for an hour of activities and a Bible lesson. Mrs. Nancee Prast will lead the fun. Youth volunteer help is welcome. REX Club will also meet on April 3 and May 1.



Mexico House Build Mission - Saturday, April 2nd

Our mission work in Mexico continues with a new home for the Hernandez Gutierrez family, parents and three daughters aged 4 to 16. The family's message to ILC: "A good home would take away a lot of worries. It would give us stability and the peace of mind of providing for my daughters. We thank you in advance, it is good that there are people like you who have the good heart to help families in need. If you make our house for us, we will take care of it as much as we take care of our children. The Lord thanks you with Joy."


If you are interested in joining the build team please contact Jake Johnson (jakej_3@yahoo.com).


You can donate items for the family here: Mexico House Build Donations


We also need to raise $7,500 to fund the materials for the home. Please mark checks or online donations with "Mexico House Build".



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!




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?