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1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101

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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Why Do You Walk Labyrinths? [Devotional]

September 9, 2016

Why do you walk labyrinths?, my friend asked, as we completed the many circuits of an outdoor labyrinth. I have many answers: because I like to walk them; because they leave me with a feeling of peace; because they impose a slower, more meditative rhythm in my day.

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Coloring, Now and Then

September 5, 2016

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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Three Books to Read This Fall

September 3, 2016

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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5 Spiritual Ways to De-stress This Fall

August 31, 2016

As fall begins, so does a new season of stress. But returning to school and work after time off during the summer doesn’t have to bring anxiety. Try one of the tips below for a calmer return to your autumn routine.

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Tears and Living Water [Devotional]

August 24, 2016

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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Getting to Know Susan Graceson

August 22, 2016

Susan Graceson has served as Immanuel’s Interim Director of Children’s Ministries since August of 2015. As part of our introductory blog series, we asked Susan a few fun questions about her background and interests.

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Introducing Pastor Katie

August 15, 2016

In addition to her credentials and experience, Pastor Katie also has amazing stories to tell. In hopes of hearing some of those stories, we asked her a few untraditional introductory questions.

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Mindful Medicine: Meditations on Darkness and Resilience – Episode Two

How can we welcome heartbreak? In this second episode of Mindful Medicine: Meditations on Darkness and Resilience, Sarah Sherman, Immanuel’s Music Assistant for Children and Youth, invites you to consider the brokenness of your heart. In today’s meditation, Sarah guides the listener through questions of fear and loss and reads an excerpt from Rabbi Allan Lew’s…

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Helping Our Neighbors in Need

During this time of crisis, Immanuel’s Community Service & Action Committee would like to provide Immanuelites with specific opportunities to help those in our local community that may be suffering more than usual during the Coronavirus crisis. While all of us are affected by this crisis in many ways, these charities are ensuring that the…

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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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Digital Worship for Sunday, May 17, 2020

Welcome to online worship at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (USA) for Sunday, May 17! Please follow along with the digital bulletin below. Digital Bulletin: Click here New to Immanuel? Please take a few moments to let us know about yourself – click here: https://bit.ly/2JSocSu Prayer Concerns: Please note that prayer concerns can be emailed to office@ipcmclean.org….

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Christmas Eve Illuminated! Drive-Thru Scripture, Instrumentals, & Luminaries

Join us Thursday, December 24th from 5:30-7:30pm! For many of us, Christmas Eve services are among our most treasured experiences at Immanuel.  Of course, this year everything is different. Except those things that never change…like the story of how God enters our world and our everyday lives through the birth of the Christ child, Jesus. That…

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Caregiver’s Support Group 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

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 sgraceson@ipcmclean.org.

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Making Room: Document Shredding

“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…

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#PlanksOfLament – Lenten Young Adults, Youth & Young Families Challenge

Prayer, fasting, and alms-giving are all traditional spiritual practices during Lent, but this year Immanuel invites you to take on a new spiritual and physical challenge this season, Planks of Lament. You’re invited to try daily planking (an exercise where you hold your body in the upright pushup position) while reading a Psalm of lament….

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Sunday Stations At Immanuel: A Weekly Intergenerational Event

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.

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Do We Mean Every Word? [Devotional]

“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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