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ILC Letter To The Congregation - July 22nd, 2022


For those who missed last week's sermon, Pastor Luther and members of the Cameroon trip share about their experiences as part of the message. Please use this link to access those videos from 7/17/22:

Visitors from COLORADO!

Pastor Brad Doty and Melinda Svenkerud from St. Philip's Lutheran Church are bringing their youth group to San Diego and staying on our church campus. They arrive July 24 and will depart on July 29. Extend a warm Incarnation welcome to the group when you see them. (Pastor Brad grew up at Incarnation.)

ILC Youth Go to Camp!

On July 24, four Incarnation youth will accompany Stefan Montgomery and Deacon Mindy to Luther Glen Camp. They will be joined by 175 other youth and adults from around the country. The group will return on July 29. Please keep them all in prayer for safe travels and faith-building experiences.


Incarnation is invited to attend the DBSA (the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) meetings at San Rafael Parish. The support group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings each month at San Rafael Parish in Meeting Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. In-person meetings will resume July 28th. To find out how to access it, please call Lynn at (858)518-3176.

Photos of Summer Mission Trip to Cameroon 2022

Thank you again for your prayers and your overwhelming support for this mission and all of our mission work at Incarnation.

Summer Education Opportunity

Tired of watching reruns of shows you didn't like to begin with? Want to spend some summer hours enriching your spiritual life? Check out the Great Courses DVDs in the church library on such topics as History of Early Christianity, the Old Testament, History of the Bible and others, or shorter programs on Martin Luther, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was martyred in WW2. Your church library holds a wealth of resources; take advantage of it.

Clothing Drive

The monthly "Service after Service" clothing project will take a break for a few months - but that doesn't mean that we are not still collecting good, clean clothing for refugee families in San Diego and for TACO. You can bring them to church on Sundays (or during the week) to leave in the church office. We anticipate that the need will only grow with more resettlement of families from Afghanistan and the Ukraine. Tell your friends and neighbors about this program as a way of promoting our church family.

And -- mark your calendar for November 6 as our annual Interfaith Day of Service when we celebrate All Saints Sunday with " God's work - Our hands" in the community.

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. 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

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 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?

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