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

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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In the Presence of Mine Enemies [Devotional]

August 11, 2016

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 see that I have a source of health and well-being, protection and love.

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Add Spirituality to your Summer Vacation: 5 Simple Ideas

August 8, 2016

Taking a break from work or school during the summer doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your spiritual life. Use our tips to add spirituality and reflection to your summer vacation.

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Finding Jesus at the Beach: 3 Books to Add To Your Summer Reading List

August 4, 2016

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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Ready for School to Start? Five Free Activities for Kids in Northern Virginia

August 1, 2016

There’s over a month of summer vacation left for kids in Fairfax County, and you might be running low on ideas to keep your family entertained. To help make the most of the last days of summer, we’ve compiled our favorite list of fun activities for kids in Northern Virginia. Best of all, everything on the list is completely free.

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The Fall/Winter 2018 Spirituality & Learning Trifold is Here!

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…

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Get Your Cameras Ready… It’s an Immanuel Photo Contest!

With a theme of “Why We Love Immanuel” we’re kicking off the fall/winter season with an Immanuel Photo Contest! We’re looking for photos that convey the message that Immanuel is welcoming, inviting, active and fun, and with so many wonderful upcoming events at IPC, you’ll have lots of opportunities to use your cameras! Everyone is…

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Clinging to Goodness: May It Be So

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9 On the first night of the 2017 World Series, watching Clayton Kershaw pitch, I said, “Oh my goodness.” I thought, in a second moment, oh. my. Goodness. What is Goodness? Is it culturally inflected? Does it depend on “good for…

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Green Faith: Resources for an Earth-Friendly Spirituality

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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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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Sing a New Song: The Story Behind a New Hymn

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

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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Getting to Know Lucy Brown

We’re excited to welcome Lucy Brown as Immanuel’s new Church Secretary. Below, we asked her a few introductory questions. Stop by the church office during the week and give Lucy a big “welcome” or send her an email at lbrown@ipcmclean.org. — Q: If you were mayor for the day, what three things would you change…

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New! 'Living Our Faith, Giving in Gratitude' Videos

Click here to watch the first in a series of brief video clips featuring Immanuel members discussing why they give to Immanuel! Pledge Sunday is November 11.

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