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We give thanks for the opportunity to worship together outdoors! 
We give thanks for our teachers and staff who return to work this week!
Thank the Lord! Deacon Don Kolafa is recovering with dramatically less pain. Grant patience through a long recuperation.


God, please watch over all who are suffering from this pandemic: the ill, caseworkers, and the unemployed.

Please send any prayer requests to 


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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCE NEW VOTERS MEETING.  Due to the state mandate, our August Voters Meeting was cancelled. The Board has scheduled the following events instead:
Zoom Informational Meeting, Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30pm — An online meeting to review the proposed budget, meet BoD candidates, and receive updated School information.
Outdoor Voters Meeting, Saturday, October 3 at 8am — An official meeting to vote on budget, candidates, and other matters.
Please watch for updated information and agendas in September. For questions, please contact one of our current Board Members:
John Lundi,
President Carol Kessler,
Secretary Brad Davis,
Treasurer Lori Breunig
Joy Fosgett
John Uhles
Chip Sartorius,
Head Elder (ex-officio)

Items Needed:
· Water Bottles
· Snack Bars (Soft)
· Men’s socks (CREW)
· Toothbrush
 · Toothpaste
· Soap Bars/Body Wash
· Hand/Body Lotion
· Shampoo & Conditioner
· Deodorant
· Tissue or Washcloth
· Hand Sanitizer
Bring your donations to the Church Narthex on Sunday or the Church Office—Monday through Friday 10am-2pm during the month of AUGUST!      

OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE COMING IN AUGUST? Our staff is looking to hold an outdoor worship service on our campus in the latter half of August. We will send out an email for families to sign up. Check your inbox!

IMMANUEL NEEDS TECH PEOPLE  As you may be aware, we are currently taking steps to install equipment in our sanctuary so that we can live stream our Sunday morning services. When the system is finally installed, we need a team to come together and help run the software on Sunday morning so that everyone who is not able to join us physically for sanctuary worship will be able to worship at home. If you would like to use your technology talents to learn the new system and help us in this new season of ministry, please contact Pastor Robert by sending an email to

Did you know that our small group bible studies, led by Deacon Don Kolafa, have transitioned online, and that we are no longer limited by the size of a living room? All are welcome to join these educational, interactive and fun bible studies either online via GoToMeeting, or by phone. It’s easy and free!

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 encourage you to live according to God’s will. Bring your personal Bible and a highlighting pen. 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 begin a study of the Bible book of Philippians. This is an ideal study to give us hope and encouragement in our current circumstances.
 Paul writes this letter from prison. Like him, we are secluded from friends and family.He suggests that we need to firmly report our situation to our community.We need to reciprocate concern for others, listening to them and including them in our prayers.We need to have the mind of Christ by staying in His word. We also need to observant for “false teachers” when we listen to God’s word from unfamiliar sources.We need to have the Peace of Christ.
Here is your invitation to either Monday or Tuesday:From your computer: your smartphone: call (669) 224-3412Meeting ID or Access Code: DonKolafa or 880-207-277Log 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.

Thursday Night Bible Study w/Pastors will return after Labor Day.

 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

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Starting next Sunday, August 30, we will have a special Bible story time for children during the sermon during outdoor worship. The children will be invited to a special space, outside, for a story, craft, and lesson just for them. This will be for all children, 4 years old, and up.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Guys: Meet in the lounge on Tuesday nights for BIble study from 6-7:30; Girls: Meet on Wednesday nights!! This includes any incoming Freshmen. We have been having some great discussions of faith and life and it has been so nice to be together (even while keeping social distance!)       

JR HIGH/CONFIRMATION:  7th and 8th graders had a great time last week at our “Water Play Day” on campus. We stayed cool and wet! For September we are planning another activity and classes will begin in October, hopefully outside and in-person. More information will be sent home.    

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPDATE2020-21 STAFFING We are very excited to announce that we have hired 2 new part time teachers for the upcoming school year.
Ms. Grace Eun Hyang Park has been teaching and directing music education to adults and children since 1998. She has a Masters degree in music and is certified in teaching English to young learners. Ms. Park will be teaching music to our Kindergarten through 6 th grade classes.
Mrs. Alicia Seinturier has been on the ILS staff teaching Physical Education for the past year. She will be expanding her role to instruct our students in Technology. Mrs. Seinturier is an experienced teacher who has been a part of our substitute teaching program as well as RUSD. We thank the Lord for providing ILS with qualified teachers to strengthen our educational program.

Singers Wanted for Virtual Choir Project Attention singers! The choir is currently in search of singers for a new project in September. Due to current restrictions, the choir can’t meet and praise the Lord in person so they’re doing it virtually. If you ever felt like you were too busy or shy to sing for choir, now is your chance! Vocalists will record themselves singing a hymn on video safely at home and then submit via email to be edited together into one big video, which will result in a big virtual choir! To participate in this recording project all you will need is a heart full of praise, a device that can record video (camera, phone, laptop, webcam etc.), headphones, and a device that can play music over headphones (phone, laptop, computer, mp3 player etc.). Since this is online, participation is open to anyone who has an internet connection and can be submitted from anywhere! If you would like to find out more please contact Alex Waggoner at or 707-490-9023.

CUP SCOUT PACK 176 Open to kids in kindergarten through 5th grade who want to learn through action, go on hikes and camping trips, use teamwork, make friends, and serve the community, all while building character and skills that will last a lifetime. A new year of adventure is just beginning! Come join the fun!
Den Meetings: Dens are divided into grade levels and typically meet twice a month at local den leaders’ homes. Due to COVID meetings are virtual. Pack Meetings: Pack meetings are held once a month at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5455 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside. Due to COVID meetings are virtual. Sign up online at more information contact Michelle at

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