ILC Letter To The Congregation - January 13th, 2022


Love Intentionally


Love Inclusively


Love Universally


Love Completely


Love Everyone, always


Love Better!



January 13, 2022

Sisters and brothers, friends and neighbors, Good afternoon!

We are all now riding the wave of yet another surge in the pandemic, and many of us are not enjoying it at all! More than at any time in the past two years, a high number of our members and their families are being directly impacted by COVID 19 disease. Please keep them all in your prayers. Because this variant is proving to be statistically relatively mild (viz., not life threatening), and because it is literally everywhere anyway, we are not going to cease in person worship. However, we do want to ask everyone who intends to worship with us in person this weekend, to observe certain guidelines. These guidelines are not new, and are certainly intended to protect you, but as importantly, everyone around you.


1) If you are feeling at all unwell or potentially symptomatic, please remain at home and enjoy worship online.


2) If you are healthy and well, and you do come to worship in person, please wear your mask at all times while indoors.


3) Please exercise prudent social distancing while indoors and out, for everyone’s comfort and safety.


Please be in prayer for our 2022 Church Council, as we will be in retreat this weekend (albeit virtually…again…). It promises to be an exciting conversation about the future for our congregation and for ministry generally. More about that in coming days….

Stay well everyone!

Pr. Luther



ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Let Us Welcome and Congratulate the 2022 ILC Church Council Members: President: Mr. Robert Sauer Vice President: Mrs. Rebecca Draper Secretary: Mr. Ron Irick Treasurer: Mr. John Schmitthenner




Communicating with Care - A community Zoom event, Wednesday 1/19 at 6:30-8:00 pm

ILC and St. Bart’s are once again coming together to provide a space to talk about how to have difficult conversations. We will explore what works and what doesn’t work when discussing divisive issues. EVERYONE is encouraged to participate! Email LoveCommittee@godamong.us to register.




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 how 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!


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.

Virtual Sunday School: PreK-5th Grades 9:45am Sundays on Zoom

PreK-5th grade families, Sunday School has gone virtual for the fall. Please join Sandy Donnelly every Sunday for Virtual Sunday School at 9:45am PST on Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4891752267?pwd=SGp2NUwxeStlY2F1Y1hhN2xjaEZnUT09 Meeting ID: 489 175 2267 Passcode: QFGnX6


Won't meet on Decemer 26th and January 2nd.

Virtual Sunday School will resume on January 9, 2022.


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


Won't meet on December 27th.

Bible study will resume on January 3, 2022.



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.