“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. — Q: If you were mayor for the day, what three things would you change…Read More
“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…Read More
“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,…Read More
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 email@example.com.Read More
Calling parents of young children! Our ‘Parents of Little Ones’ small group meets September 22 ! 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…Read More
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…Read More
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…
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).
1 Kings 3:6-9 (Oxford Study Bible): 6)He answered, ‘You have shown great and constant love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in loyalty, righteousness, and integrity of heart; and you have maintained this great and constant love towards him and now you have given him a son to succeed him…
Immanuel’s youth program sent 25 care packages to Immanuelites in college this fall. Care packages included homemade desserts, snacks, and quick meals to help our college students during their end of semester exams and papers. “We want our college students to know that God loves them and we do, too–even if they’re many, many miles…
“A righteous man regards the life of his animal.” Proverbs 12:10 Today’s eco-tip comes from Rev. Katie Strednak-Singer, Associate Pastor at Immanuel: Meatless Monday! Learn about how CO2 emissions can be seriously reduced by swapping beef for beans (even if you do so a few times a week!). Here’s a prayer for today:…
“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9 On the first night of the 2017 World Series, watching Clayton Kershaw pitch, I said, “Oh my goodness.” I thought, in a second moment, oh. my. Goodness. What is Goodness? Is it culturally inflected? Does it depend on “good for…
What are your pastors reading right now? From fiction to theology, summer reading to spirituality, take a look at some of Immanuel’s pastors’ favorite reads.
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month as we focus on Bible stories from the Feasting on the Word scripture series. Weekly volunteers will facilitate awesome conversations on scripture as it applies to our lives, both in the context of us as families and as children of God. Volunteer facilitators from our group will…
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 observe Good Friday at 7:30pm on April 14 with a service of darkness.
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.