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

Summer Chefs Cookbook

September 20, 2017

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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What Matters Most: Books for Finding Wholeness, Finding Peace [Godbooks]

September 2, 2017

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10), but what does that abundant life look like today? This week, we offer three GodBook recommendations for refocusing our living on what matters most.

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Finding Our True Selves, Suffering, and Discernment: 3 Books for Spiritual Growth [Godbooks]

August 12, 2017

Spiritual questions are not easy: Who am I? Why does suffering happen? How do I decide what to do next? This week, we offer three books based on deeply spiritual questions from Immanuel’s Godbook recommendations. Click here to search the Immanuel library! Click here to recommend a book yourself! Click here to search the Godbook archives.…

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The Book of Joy: Two Perspectives [Godbooks]

August 5, 2017

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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Inside the Pastor’s Study: Book Recommendations from Immanuel’s Clergy [Godbooks]

July 26, 2017

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.

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

July 8, 2017

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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Beyond the Beach: Summer Reading 202 [Godbooks]

June 29, 2017

Summer reading often focuses on the fun and whimsical. But what if you’re looking for a little more substance? Make the most of your extra time this summer with our Summer Reading 202 list from Immanuel’s Godbooks list:   Abraham Lincoln by Cal Sandburg. Recommended by Eric Simpson: “If ever there was a timewhen God was…

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5 Ways to Be an Ally to Your Transgender Neighbors

May 9, 2017

Earlier this year, Immanuel welcomed Sara from Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers
Bureau. Sara shared her story and led a conversation on how best to be allies to our transgender neighbors. Below, our friends at Equality Virginia offer other tips on becoming a better ally and friend to people of all gender identities and expressions.

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Good Friday Devotional

April 12, 2017

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.

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Maundy Thursday Devotional

April 11, 2017

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 Wednesday Devotional

April 10, 2017

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

April 9, 2017

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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Be Specific: May It Be So

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…

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Abounding in Hope: May it Be So

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 At first reading, especially if the person doing the reading views faith skeptically, this prayer can sound less like a fervent wish for someone, and…

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Coloring, Now and Then

Coloring quickly became a way for me to pass the time, sitting with my Mom, ready to chat when she wanted to. And there were pretty pictures to show her along the way. When I was at home and couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night, coloring became a way to fill the void....

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Don’t Forget to Pack Your Tambourine: May It Be So

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. Exodus 15: 20   Upon reading this passage, my thoughts go to the events leading up to this celebratory song and dance. Prior to this, Miriam is referred to as…

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Widening Circles: May It Be So

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Ranier Maria Rilke wrote, “I live my life in widening circles.”  The sense of family,  of community, of close connection drew us initially to Immanuel. We enjoyed the shared warmth of greetings in the pews, conversation over coffee…

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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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Why Bonhoeffer Still Matters: Questions and Quotes

The 2016 Presidential election has brought a renewed interest in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and writing. Perhaps this shouldn’t be a surprise. Most election years bring (more than) a few thought-pieces and editorials drawing connections between current candidates and Bonhoeffer’s well-known context and work.

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Tears and Living Water [Devotional]

I love this passage—even though I have no idea what Jesus is talking about. Lots of things flow out of my life; I doubt any of them are living water. I think on my best days I am better likened to a tepid, dripping tap.

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Holy Monday 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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Making Room: Reusable Batteries

“For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” Colossians 1:29   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Alex Abi-Najm. Disposable batteries cause serious environmental harm when not properly disposed. Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible this winter and gift reusable batteries this Christmas.    Here’s a prayer for today:…

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