Worship Services

10:00am & 5:30pm

Location

1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101
703-356-3042

Worship Services

10:00am & 5:30pm

Location

1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101

Making Room: Online Subscriptions

December 11, 2018

“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112: 7    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm: Save paper, ink, and gasoline by reading your favorite newspapers and magazine publications online instead of reading the paper versions.   Here’s a prayer for today:  Faithful One You…

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Making Room: Sunscreen

December 10, 2018

“From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113: 3    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Nate Buchanan: Use biodegradable sunscreen rather than the usual brands, which contain oxybenzone, a chemical that severely damages aquatic ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. Learn more about reef…

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Making Room: Natural Light

December 1, 2018

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm: Open up your blinds and use as much natural light as possible before switching on your light bulbs. You’ll…

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Making Room: Reusable Mugs

December 1, 2018

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31   Today’s eco-tip comes from Brian Wilhour, Immanuel’s Director of Music: Enjoy Immanuel’s Christmas Cantata, Light from Light, at 9:00 am and 11:00 am this Sunday, December 9th. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy cookies and coffee in…

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Making Room: Local Mulch

December 1, 2018

“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Psalm 92:12   Today’s eco-tip comes from Susan Gregory Care for the plants around you with a fresh layer new mulch. Instead of buying mulch, Fairfax County operates a brush grinding operation which produces double shredded wood mulch for residents at the…

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Making Room: Paper Towels

December 1, 2018

“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.” Job 14:7   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Kevin Hovis: God gives us little blessings like paper towels to wipe our hands when they are wet. I see so many people…

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Making Room: Pack Utensils

December 1, 2018

“In a large house there are utensils not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for special use, some for ordinary. All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work.” 2…

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Making Room: Document Shredding

December 1, 2018

“Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink; instead I hope to come to you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”   2 John 1:12    Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Susan Gregory Sort and recycle your old…

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Making Room: Try Composting

December 1, 2018

“Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the man he had just made in it. God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.” Genesis 2: 8-9   Today’s…

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Getting to Know Lucy Brown

November 29, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Lucy Brown as Immanuel’s new Church Secretary. Below, we asked her a few introductory questions. Stop by the church office during the week and give Lucy a big “welcome” or send her an email at lbrown@ipcmclean.org. — Q: If you were mayor for the day, what three things would you change…

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Making Room: Electronic Sabbath

November 28, 2018

“Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8    Start your Advent eco-journey with this challenge: try practicing an electronic sabbath. Taking a weekly day of rest, or sabbath, can also be an opportunity for environmental stewardship. Conserve energy and start your sabbath by powering down your cellphones, tablets, gaming devices, and computers.    Here’s…

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Making Room: Spiritual, Ecological Reflections for Advent

November 28, 2018

                  “In the desert someone is shouting, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord! Make a straight path for him.’” Mark 1:3, Contemporary English Version What if welcoming Jesus meant changing the ways we treat our human neighbors? Our animal neighbors? All of God’s creation? This year,…

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The 2019 Winter/Spring Spirituality & Learning Trifold is Here!

We are excited to share with you Immanuel’s Winter/Spring Spirituality & Learning trifold brochure (click here to download the PDF, which is formatted to allow you to print at home). You’ll also find copies in the narthex and breezeway; this PDF version allows you to save this email to consult a copy electronically throughout the winter…

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Making Room: Take a Walk

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.” Psalm 24: 1-2   Today’s eco-tip comes from Liz Pruchnicki, Immanuel’s Youth Director. If you’re able, take a walk outdoors today. Turn off…

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Maundy Thursday Devotional

For Holy Week, Immanuel has created a series of online devotionals. Each devotional is adapted from a monologue written by Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt. Immanuel will perform these monologues and others at this year’s Maundy Thursday service (April 13, 7:30 pm).

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Holy Tuesday Devotional

For Holy Week, Immanuel has created a series of online devotionals. Each devotional is adapted from a monologue written by Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt. Immanuel will perform these monologues and others at this year’s Maundy Thursday service (April 13, 7:30 pm).

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Big Questions About the Bible: Books for Study & Faith [Godbooks]

How do you make sense of the Gospels? How do you tackle difficult books of the Bible like Hebrews and Psalms? This week, we feature our favorite Godbook Bible study recommendations! 

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Praying the Psalms: May It Be So

As Holy Week nears, our Lenten devotionals shift. Jewish and Christian communities have long prayed the Psalms as a spiritual practice and discipline. As our Lenten journey nears its end, we invite you to try praying the Psalms, as well. After a few centering breaths, try beginning by reading the Psalm aloud and slowly. A…

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Finding Jesus at the Beach: 3 Books to Add To Your Summer Reading List

For many of us, the final weeks of summer are the last chance for reading before the deluge of fall begins. Summer reading is also a great opportunity to reflect on the big spiritual questions of life, such as wisdom, grief, and calling.

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Want to Change the World? Start with Listening

The Red Boot Coalition has a radical idea: when things get heated and tempers flair, stop and listen. Countering national anxiety through small-group conversations may seem naive, but it’s catching on.

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Making Room: Grocery Bags

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30  …

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5 Spiritual Ways to De-stress This Fall

As fall begins, so does a new season of stress. But returning to school and work after time off during the summer doesn’t have to bring anxiety. Try one of the tips below for a calmer return to your autumn routine.

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