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

Youth eNewsletter: Not Just for Sunday

August 21, 2018

    The new weekly youth eNewsletter, Not Just for Sunday, will hit inboxes on Friday mornings, but you can stay connected to all of the great Immanuel youth happenings on our blog, as well. In addition to updates and information about upcoming IPC Youth events, Liz has also curated a list of weekly resources…

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Getting to Know Elizabeth Pruchnicki

July 24, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth Pruchnicki as Immanuel’s new Youth Director this month. Below, we asked her a few introductory questions. 

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Sarah Sherman Trains with Musicians Without Borders

July 9, 2018

Sarah Sherman, Immanuel’s Music Assistant for Children and Youth, will travel to Europe this summer to be trained by Musicians Without Borders. Musicians Without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. Below, Sarah shares her inspiration and the journey ahead. — “The care of souls…

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Meet Mr. “SHARE”, Atticus Gore:  A Teenager Who Makes a Difference

June 13, 2018

Written by Betsy Rice Pictured top left, Atticus Gore smiles with SHARE donations at a food drive with Immanuel Presbyterian Church members and staff.  On June 2, 2018 Atticus Gore, an eighth grader at Longfellow Middle School and member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, sponsored the SHARE food drive at the McLean Giant.  For those of us…

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Sing a New Song: The Story Behind a New Hymn

May 10, 2018

Brian Wilhour, Director of Music, and Pastor Aaron recently composed a new hymn as an auction item for Immanuel’s annual auction fundraiser. This month, we premiered the hymn during Immanuel’s Sunday worship services. Sarah Sherman, Music Assistant for Children and Youth, interviewed Brian and Pastor Aaron during Sunday morning’s moment for young disciples.    …

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Green Faith: Resources for an Earth-Friendly Spirituality

April 20, 2018

The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Book of Order lists “Faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation” as one of the great themes of our tradition (G-2.0500). But how can Presbyterians today be better stewards of God’s creation? We’ve compiled a resource list of organizations, theologians, and writers to…

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Be a Gardener of the Week in Our Interfaith Garden!

April 20, 2018

To volunteer for “Gardener of the Week,” click here! This summer we’ll be growing cucumbers, beans, peppers, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and okra. *New! BOUNTY BASKET: STARTING JUNE 17! If you tend the garden on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, you can simply leave your harvest in the “bounty basket” in the Breezeway. ALL IMMANUELITES ARE…

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New Books in the Immanuel Library: Spring 2018

March 22, 2018

God’s Secretaries, The Making of the King James Bible, by Adam Nicolson, 1903.  An irenicon: it was a political tool aimed toward making peace in an England of warring religious passions, each with their own Bible.  By design, the words are ambiguous, yet rich with multiple hidden meanings, so that every reader will find peace.  James…

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Praying the Psalms: May It Be So

March 15, 2018

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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Praying With Our Breath: May It Be So

March 13, 2018

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.   In his second letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul ends his letter with the benediction and prayer above, sending peace “at all times and in all ways.”…

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Praying the Fine Print: May It Be So

March 12, 2018

Genesis 28: 20-22 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this…

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Next Right Steps: May It Be So

March 12, 2018

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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New Books in the Immanuel Library: Spring 2018

God’s Secretaries, The Making of the King James Bible, by Adam Nicolson, 1903.  An irenicon: it was a political tool aimed toward making peace in an England of warring religious passions, each with their own Bible.  By design, the words are ambiguous, yet rich with multiple hidden meanings, so that every reader will find peace.  James…

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The Fear and Comfort of One God: May It Be So

Psalm 90:11-17 If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with…

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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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In Their Own Words: A Conversation With the Author

On October 23, Immanuel will welcome scholar and renowned organist, Dr. Eileen Guenther, as she discusses her book, In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals. This groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals is the first to place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily...

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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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When No One Is Watching: May It Be So

Jeremiah 12: 1-4 You will be in the right, O Lord, when I lay charges against you; but let me put my case to you. Why does the way of the guilty prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive? You plant them, and they take root; they grow and bring forth fruit; you are near…

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Immanuel NEXT (20s & 30s) Game Night in Ballston Monday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Immanuelite young adults and friends for an evening of pizza and laughter at Sarah and Andrew’s place in Ballston! RSVP to Sarah Erickson or Pastor Katie for the address.

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Three Books to Read This Fall

Who said that back to school books were only for kids and college students? The fall is a great time for reading. Here are three great books to consider adding to your list.

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God's Work Isn't a Secret: May It Be So

Luke 2: 25-26, 29-32  Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen…

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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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