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

Holy Monday Devotional

April 8, 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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The Wedding Feast by Rev. Susan Querry Graceson

March 29, 2017

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 (do we want to include his name?) had recently been diagnosed with cancer. A few weeks after herwedding, Susan’s father died.

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Keeping Your Pencils Sharp: Gordon Peil's Creative Journey

January 27, 2017

Immanuel member Gordon Piel began writing children’s books in 2016. Since then, children in his family have been captivated by his vivid illustrations and charming stories. Recently, Gordon has begun sharing his books with the children at Immanuel during morning hour; likewise, copies of his books are now available in the Immanuel library.

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Want to Change the World? Start with Listening

January 16, 2017

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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4 Spiritual Resolutions for a New Year

January 4, 2017

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.

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5 Reasons Contemplative Dialogue Isn't For You

November 11, 2016

As the holidays approach and the stressful election season ends, we realize that not everyone would benefit from contemplative dialogue. So, here are the top 5 reasons that this class isn’t for you…

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Getting to Know Sarah Sherman

November 2, 2016

Sarah Sherman joined Immanuel as Music Assistant for Children and Youth in October 2016. Sarah graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Virginia, and is thrilled to be working with the young people at Immanuel!

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Do We Mean Every Word? [Devotional]

October 26, 2016

“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.

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In Their Own Words: A Conversation With the Author

October 17, 2016

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 lives.

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Sharing Our Sorrows [Devotional]

October 6, 2016

By sharing our sorrows, our pain, our joys, our hopes, we allow our true selves to be seen by others and we become open in way that enables others to be the face and presence of God right here with us.

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Shakespeare or Scripture? Take Our Quiz!

September 26, 2016

The Bible is filled with poetry. But how do we read through the metaphors and similes of Scripture? How does that change our interpretation of holy texts? How might seeing Scripture in a specific genre nourish our spirituality in new ways?

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Why Bonhoeffer Still Matters: Questions and Quotes

September 21, 2016

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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Be a “Gardener-of-the-Week” at our Interfaith Garden!

Click here to sign up to be a ‘gardener-of-the-week’ at our interfaith garden!

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Making Room: Meatless Monday

“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:…

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Beyond the Beach: Summer Reading 202 [Godbooks]

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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Making Room: Reusable Straws

“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Hebrews 3:4   Today’s eco-tip comes from Immanuel member Nate Buchanan: Buy a reusable to straw to save plastic (you can find them in either metal or durable glass). You can also choose straw-free lids, or, if you are able, choose…

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Making Room: Paper Towels

“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…

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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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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday: May It Be So

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.…

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Making Room: Try Composting

“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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Praying the Fine Print: May It Be So

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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Be a Gardener of the Week in Our Interfaith Garden!

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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