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: 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!

November 3, 2018

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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Caregiver’s Support Group 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

November 2, 2018

Pastor Susan leads this support group providing caregivers a time and place to receive physical, emotional, and spiritual support, as well as practical tools and resources for coping and flourishing. Our next meeting is Friday, November 9.  All are welcome!  Questions? Contact Pastor Susan at sgraceson@ipcmclean.org.

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P.O.L.O. (Parents of Little Ones) Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m.

November 2, 2018

Calling parents of young children!  Our ‘Parents of Little Ones’ small group meets April 6 ! Our study materials vary, from the Bible to books to blogs to  podcasts. Childcare (and donut holes) will be provided. Want to receive POLO (Parents of Little Ones) monthly emails?  These emails include info about upcoming discussion topics, what…

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Get Your Cameras Ready… It’s an Immanuel Photo Contest!

November 2, 2018

With a theme of “Why We Love Immanuel” we’re kicking off the fall/winter season with an Immanuel Photo Contest! We’re looking for photos that convey the message that Immanuel is welcoming, inviting, active and fun, and with so many wonderful upcoming events at IPC, you’ll have lots of opportunities to use your cameras! Everyone is…

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Youth eNewsletter: Miracles & Mysteries

October 29, 2018

Dear IPC Youth & Parents:  IT’S HALLOWEEN! And here’s what you need to know coming up at Immanuel in the next couple weeks:  —Youth Group on November 4th, from 4:00-5:15pm. We’ll be doing a project with scripture (I promise it will be fun, even though I’m sure at least a couple of you just rolled your…

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New! 'Living Our Faith, Giving in Gratitude' Videos

October 5, 2018

Click here to watch the first in a series of brief video clips featuring Immanuel members discussing why they give to Immanuel! Pledge Sunday is November 11.

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Immanuel joins More Light Presbyterians: Letter from Pastor Aaron

October 2, 2018

Friends, on behalf of the Session, I have some wonderful news to share: Immanuel Presbyterian Church is officially part of the network of More Light Presbyterians.  I am proud of our leaders for taking this step. How was Session inspired to begin this conversation? And a little child shall lead them. –Isaiah 11:6b Recognizing that…

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Youth eNewsletter: Here for a Reason

August 27, 2018

Hello IPC Youth & Parents! This week I’ve had such a good time meeting up with a bunch more IPC families over pool parties, brunch and casual afternoon conversations. It is such a treasure getting to know each of you as we start ramping up into fall after some peaceful summer vacations. If we haven’t…

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Youth eNewsletter: Here for a Reason

Hello IPC Youth & Parents! This week I’ve had such a good time meeting up with a bunch more IPC families over pool parties, brunch and casual afternoon conversations. It is such a treasure getting to know each of you as we start ramping up into fall after some peaceful summer vacations. If we haven’t…

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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: Electronic Sabbath

“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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Introducing Pastor Katie

In addition to her credentials and experience, Pastor Katie also has amazing stories to tell. In hopes of hearing some of those stories, we asked her a few untraditional introductory questions.

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Summer Chefs Cookbook

Thank you to all of the Summer Chefs who helped Immanuel Children learn about the many Bible stories that not only nourish the soul, but also nourish the body with good things to eat! These foods not only fed our faith family after our morning and evening worship services, but were also shared throughout the summer…

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The Book of Joy: Two Perspectives [Godbooks]

Gail and Jenna both enjoyed The Book of Joy enough to submit GodBook recommendations for it! This week, we offer their two reviews—and we’re looking forward to a third or fourth review.

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Next Right Steps: May It Be So

Exodus 33:12-13 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ Now if I have found favor in…

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The Wedding Feast by Rev. Susan Querry Graceson

Rev. Susan Graceson, Associate Pastor, shared her story of faith and belonging last week during
Immanuel’s Real World, Real Faith series. As part of her presentation, she shared a poem she wrote shortly after her wedding in August of 1996. Susan and her husband, David, married in her parents’ backyard in Kentucky; her father...

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Making Room: Document Shredding

“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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In the Presence of Mine Enemies [Devotional]

The 23rd Psalm says that God prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies. I have wondered who those people might be. I think of faceless enemies, arrayed around the wall, not at the table. The psalmist did not say I would share the table with them, necessarily, but that they would...

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