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WATCH US ONLINE  We continue to stream our worship service every Sunday on our  YouTube channel. Please invite your friends and family to worship with us online.

VOTER”S MEETING ON AUGUST 16th  The Board of Directors have tentatively scheduled our next Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, August 16th. This meeting will include elections of board members and approval of new budget. Watch for more information in July!

Special Immanuel Lutheran Church Bible Studies
As Of: 6/13/2020

Monday evenings at 6:30 pm: Join us from the comfort of your own home, as we fellowship on-line and study the Book of Proverbs. It’s wisdom and common sense make you feel so smart—because you know some of it already. See the note below to join us from your computer or smartphone.

Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm: Join us from the comfort of your own home, as we fellowship on-line and study “Famous Jerks of the Bible.” This week after we review the Gospel of Matthew chapters 6 and 27, we will listen to Judas’s Story: Playing a Losing Game. His perspective is presented in first-person narrative which allows us to follow his thought process. See the note below to join us from either your computer or smartphone.

Tuesday, June 30: Samson’s Story: Powered by Passion (Judges 13-16)

Tuesday, July 7: Delilah’s Story: Looking Out for Number One (Judges 16)

Tuesday, July 14: Saul’s Story: Too Big to Obey (1 Samuel 9-28)

Tuesday, July 21: Pilate’s Story: Washing Away Responsibility (Matthew 27, Luke 23, John 18-19)

Here is your invitation to either Monday or Tuesday:From your computer: your smartphone: call (669) 224-3412Meeting ID or Access Code: DonKolafa or 880-207-277These meeting ID’s do not change from night-to-night nor from week-to-week. If you are new to GoToMeeting, get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: overview of the process is also available here: in early! I will open each meeting just after 6:00 pm each evening to allow a buffer to resolve technical problems. It is also a great time for fellowship.-Deacon Don Kolafa


ALTAR FLOWERS “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.” Ps. 67:1-2 The altar flowers are given in celebration of David and Carolyn Elfman’s 45th anniversary with the prayer that God would bless all fathers and their families.

COMPASSION OPPORTUNITY: If you or your family have lost income and are in need of a little compassion, we are giving away $100 Grocery cards to help you out. These funds have been generously donated by our members, and we pray it is a blessing to your family. To receive your card, simply email us at: info@immanuelriverside.comTogether, centered in Christ, we will get through this! “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”. John 13:3

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH Due to Covid 19 we will not be having a Mission Trip this summer. The organization we work with has cancelled all the trips. Hopefully we will be able to attend a Mission Trip next summer.
JR. HIGH/ CONFIRMATION  The 8th graders completed their Confirmation projects and final papers about their faith. We rejoice with the families of Jonah Brown, Zoe DeHoog, Justin McCombs, Brayden Perry, Laura Peterson, Lauryn Ramos, and Carter Worthington who were recently confirmed at Immanuel.   

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School videos will be available this week!! They will be on our YouTube channel each morning (M-F) at 9:00 a.m. (Search for Immanuel Lutheran Riverside). The nice thing about having them online is that you can watch them when it is convenient for your family. They will available for the next 30 days. You can pause the video for discussion anytime. They are 45 min.- 1 hour long. Take-Home boxes are available in the church office if you were not able to pick them up over the weekend. 

ANNUAL GRADUATION for FOSTER TEENS – Due to Covid-19, our annual graduation event for Riverside County Foster Youth has been cancelled, BUT we would still like to recognize and congratulate OVER 120 YOUTH for such a huge accomplishment of graduation or completion of a GED. We want to let them know their community thought of them and would like to see them successful in their future transition into young adulthood. We traditionally do our “Build-A-Basket” to prepare for college, be ready for dorm life, or start up in their first apartment.  Our goal is to provide at least 25 baskets for them. Here are some suggestions for the special graduation gift baskets:· College Study Success with school supplies, notebooks, pens, pencils, stapler, calculator, ruler, hole punch, or gift cards for text books, back pack, printer paper, etc.
· Kitchen Start Up with dishes, utensils, pots & pans, dish towels, toaster, measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, grocery store gift cards, cleaning supplies in a bucket, a broom or mop, etc.
· Dorm Move-In with extra-long twin sheets, comforter, pillow case, hamper, desk lamp, shower supply caddy, plastic storage bins, towels, washcloths, laundry detergent, hangers, etc.
· Activity Baskets such as Trip to the Beach with beach chair, beach towel, mats, reusable water bottle, sunblock, etc., or Movie Night with movie tickets and variety of snacks and/or gift cards, etc.
· Variety Gift Card Basket they love themes such as a variety of Fast Food Frenzy like Subway, Wendy’s, Cold Stone, Panera, Starbucks, Jack-in-the-Box, etc., or Supermarket Sweep with Vons, Stater Brothers, Trader Joe’s, Aldi’s, Food 4 Less, Smart & Final, etc., gift cards.

· OR if you have a better idea… GO FOR IT!· Gift Cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Game Stop, Best Buy, Forever 21, Amazon, Movie tickets, Fast Food are also highly favored.   

 · Sponsors: for iFoster’s One Laptop program to purchase a computer for our college and university bound youth. The computers are shipped directly to youth and include all the software needed, technical support, and a 90 day warranty (cost is $350).

If you would like to participate in getting these young adults a graduation gift basket, or donate money (so Julia will shop for you) please call Julia at 951-488-5754. We will set an appointment for you to drop off items at church on Mondays or Wednesdays between 10am-2pm or for someone to pick up the items from you. Suggested basket dollar amount is $50 and no more than $75 maximum. The last day is to contribute is June 24, 2020.
Thank you for your help and heart to recognize the foster youth’s accomplishments!


2020-21 ENROLLMENT We continue to accept enrollment from our current families and from new families to Immanuel from our community. We are anticipating that our classes will reach maximum capacity. We encourage those that have not enrolled yet to do so. If you know a family who is searching for an excellent, Christ centered education, share this information with them. For more information call the school office 951-682-4211 or contact our Admissions Coordinator, Brianna Foster, at or Heather Pingel-Au at

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