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…Read More
2 Timothy 1: 3-5 I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived…Read More
Psalm 71:7-16 The Message My God, free me from the grip of Wicked, from the clutch of Bad and Bully. You keep me going when times are tough— my bedrock, God, since my childhood. I’ve hung on you from the day of my birth, the day you took me from the cradle; I’ll never run out of…Read More
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…Read More
As Lent begins, you are invited to journey with Immanuel as we reflect on prayers from the Bible. Each weekday, we will post a new online reflection written by an Immanuelite based on a Biblical prayer. Because of our prayer focus, we have entitled these reflections May it Be So: Reflections for a Prayerful Lent.…Read More
So far, Immanuel young adults have utilized $1,273 dollars on www.kiva.org to make $1,475 dollars in loans to people across the world. How is that possible, you ask? When we make a kiva microloan, beneficiaries repay those loans slowly over time so that donors can reinvest those dollars as other microloans. Between now and April, Immanuel…Read More
Click here to download a PDF of our new Fall/Winter 2018 Spirituality & Learning trifold. If you haven’t already received one, you should be seeing one in your mailbox soon, too! You’ll also find copies on the church campus (in the Narthex and Breezeway). We hope you’ll take a look at the many excellent spiritual…Read More
Immanuel’s library has added great new titles this winter! Check out our latest additions below. Click here to search the entire Immanuel library. Special thanks to Margaret Raymond for her oversight of Immanuel’s library and her wonderful synopses below. History: Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition by Norman Itzkowitz. A 1980 history is never too old: An introduction to the…Read More
Whether you want to add a good book to your own reading list or to your gift list this season, Immanuel’s Godbook recommendations have some great suggestions. Read a book you want to add to our list? Tweet us with the hashtag, #IPCGodbooks. Click here to search the Immanuel library! Click here to recommend a book…Read More
A “God Book” can be any book you think a member of Immanuel might enjoy, or learn from and grow spiritually that is about God, Jesus, the church, religion, spirituality, or just life. Below, we have archived all of the current reviews by Immanuelites. Click here to add a review of your own. Click here to search the Immanuel library.Read More
A “Godbook” can be any book you think a member of Immanuel might enjoy, or learn from and grow spiritually that is about God, Jesus, the church, religion, spirituality, or just life. Below, we have archived all of the current reviews by Immanuelites. Click here to add a review of your own. Click here to…Read More
Immanuel launched a new, intergenerational educational opportunity this month, Sunday Stations. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, Pastor Susan and Billy Kluttz sat down for a conversation.Read More
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Today’s eco-tip comes from Julia Black. Use reusable totes for groceries or any kind of shopping. Plastic bags are banned in Kauai, Hawaii so this has been crucial for me this year.…
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...
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...
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.
“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…
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…
Many of us will try to restart our physical and financial goals in 2017, but the new year is also a great time to revitalize our spiritual lives. Here are a few spiritual resolutions to inspire your goal setting.
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…
“Be Thou My Vision” is my favorite hymn. In hymns as with people, “favorites” are generously rich inspiring and thoughtful words. As with people, there are also parts of which we are not so fond.
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.