Reigning Magnificent

January 20, 2019

Bible Text: John 18:12-27 | Preacher: Rev. Susan Graceson

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Getting to Know Elizabeth Pruchnicki

We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth Pruchnicki as Immanuel’s new Youth Director this month. Below, we asked her a few introductory questions. 

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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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Why Do You Walk Labyrinths? [Devotional]

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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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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Weaving Faith and Prayer: May It Be So

Psalm 30:6-12  When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go…

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How to Make a Blessing Bag

As the temperature drops, now is the time to consider making your own blessing bags at home to carry with you in your car or on your commute.  When you see someone experiencing homelessness, simply say hello and offer the bag.  Consider introducing yourself and offer a kind word along with a blessing bag. Immanuel…

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Immanuel Certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation

Immanuel Presbyterian Church was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Presbyterian Hunger Program through February 2023. This honor speaks to the great commitment that Immanuel has made to care for God’s earth. To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into…

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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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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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Join the Immanuel Book Group (via Zoom) – Tuesday, December 14

Please join us to discuss the The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama ( lead by Gail) on Tuesday December 14 at noon.   The majority feel most comfortable continuing with Zoom meetings for the time being so you will be receiving a link that day.   Also please bring books…

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