Love Everyone, always
April 14, 2021 (Second Year of the Pandemic, Week 6)
Sisters and brothers in Christ, Greetings!
On Tuesday morning, I left a gathering on campus at our church! And in person, (yes, real life, in person “people”) meetings of our quilters. Yes, they were all fully vaccinated more two weeks ago, were masked, maintaining social distance, and with doors open, but they were here, on campus…at church! Doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it really is. It’s begun….
Executive Council met last evening, and Church Council will meet next Tuesday evening, to begin the challenging work of getting us back together in person again. Please stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for worship and what that will look like as we endeavor to ensure everyone’s safety. In the beginning, it will surely be a bit awkward, but we’ll get the hang of it. And as time goes on, and we get closer, societally, to “herd immunity,” things can get better all the time.
Here’s a message from Jake Johnson about our upcoming Mexico House build on the 24th of April:
Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, and several of you, we've reached our funding goal. Thank you!
Food and household donations: Now that we have enough funds, I would like to focus the last couple weeks on providing our family with a good amount of food and things for their new home. We've created an online wish list of things that are good to donate. Please look at the list and sign-up for any items you would like to purchase and donate. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4AA9AD28AB9-mexico . You can bring donated items by church the next 2 Fridays (April 16 & 23) between 9-11am, or bring them with you the day of the build.
A lot is going on at our church, and there is more to come. Stay tuned. As always, please check our website for worship services you may have missed or wish to view again; links to our evening devotions and morning bible readings; as well as a variety of other resources to strengthen and nurture your faith life. If you need anything with which your church can help you, and again, as always, please reach out. We’re here for you!
Be a blessing, brothers and sisters! You’ve been blessed!
Coffee Before Worship
Before worship, around 9 am, join us for coffee/donut fellowship time (BYOC/D) on Zoom. We look forward to welcoming everyone in our community. Please think about joining in and saying hi to your brothers and sisters. That gathering can be found here:
Thank you for your donation. We appreciate your generosity!
A Message from Dr. Brent Brown
Our Council President would like to stress,
"Please look into getting the vaccine as soon as possible if safe for you to do so. The faster we all get vaccines safely the faster we can have more people in church."
National Brain Tumor Society
Every year, our family is comitted to raising money and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society in memory of our daughter, Lauren. Lauren passed away almost six years ago after an eight month battle with brain cancer, and I think about how precious life is as I miss her sassy personality everyday. Please help us help those who are affflicted with this deadly disease. This year, you can take part in our virtual walk anywhere in the country! So please join us on this special day when we remember Lauren and support all those who are fighting this illness. Thank you for your support and please consider tuning in as we honor this community on May 2nd. For more information on the National Brain Tumor Society, visit www.braintumor.org.
Incarnation Lutheran remains committed to supporting this wonderful cause, and we ask you to prayerfully consider joining us!
Project Mercy/Mexico House Build Mission
Our next house build for a Mexican family is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th. Due to Covid-19 and related border restrictions, we will do this build in Chula Vista again. We will assemble and paint the home components and Project Mercy personnel will deliver to Mexico and assemble. For this build, we are partnering with Spirit of Joy Lutheran of Ramona to build 2 houses!
Thank you very much to those of you who have already donated! At this time, we have reached our goal, but you could contribute for future house build projects by using the church PayPal link, or send a check to the church. Please remember to mark your donation with "Project Mercy".
Food and household donations: Since many of you like to donate items to the family, we've created an online wish list of things that are good to donate. Please look at the list and sign-up for any items you would like to purchase and donate. Please share this link too: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4aa9ad28ab9-mexico
Below is the bio for the family we are building a home for.
Diapers needed! Interfaith is out of size 5 & 6 diapers, both very popular sizes. Also dog and cat food. If you are able please add these items to your shopping list and drop off at our usual times on Sat, Tues, or Fri between 9 and 11. If you have a person in your household that likes a project, bagging the dog or cat food into smaller sizes is greatly appreciated, 10cups in a 1 gallon bag is about right. Thank you so much for your constant generosity!
Food Drop off for Interfaith Community Services Every Tuesday, Friday 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.