Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Easter Lilies Can Be Picked Up
If you ordered an Easter Lily and would like to pick it up, you'll find most of them in the sacristy and a few in the narthex. Please feel free to stop by the church and pick yours up.
Parish Office Hours
Britton Trimble, the Parish Administrator, is generally in the office Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm. She usually takes a 1pm-2pm lunch break.
Get Ready for the Old Church Garden Fair
It's time to mark your calendars and start digging up plants from your garden for the Old Church Garden Fair, Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's event will include a plant and bake sale, live music, homemade bbq, kids activities, historic tours and more!
Please also think about what baked goods you would like to donate to the bake sale. We never have enough goodies to satisfy the demand, so please consider baking more this year.
Please also bring your potted plants for the plant sale to the pavilion area behind the parish house the week before the event. Thank you! Questions? Contact Kay Jewell or Jane Ruffin about plants and Nell Fukushima or Janet Gravatt about baked goods.
Adult Christian Education
Christian Education will not meet on April 23. Join us in the library after refreshments on April 30 as we resume our study on the Gospel of Matthew. Please contact Joan Beal for more information on our Adult Christian Education program.
The children gather at 9:55am, and are brought to church to join their families for Holy Communion. Godly Play is held on the first and third Sundays of each month. Age groups: 4 year olds through 2nd graders meet in the right side of the Parish Hall, while 3rd graders through 5th graders meet in the library.
Garden of Grace
Spring is here, so dig out your gardening tools and join us in the garden. We currently need help cleaning out the gardening beds as well as annual seeds and bulbs suitable for altar arrangements.
Bud McCaul Scholarship
The Immanuel Old Church Foundation is accepting applications for the annual granting of the Bud McCaul Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any member of Immanuel Church who is furthering their education. In the past, it has been awarded to a member to pay their tuition for Education for Ministry, and undergraduate college students to assist with expenses.
Eugene W. "Bud" McCaul, Esq., who practiced law in Richmond and in Hanover County, was a long time member of Immanuel, and is memorialized with this annually awarded scholarship. The scholarship fund was established after his death in 2010, and was first awarded in 2011.
You can print and use this form below or get one from the Parish House. Forms may be dropped off to the Parish Office.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Eugene "Bud" McCaul Memorial Scholarship Fund
Name of school attending:
Please include a short essay about yourself and your educational plans. This is a needs-based scholarship.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Return application to:
Immanuel Old Church Foundation
3263 Old Church Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Leave It As You Found It!
If you are the last person to leave the Parish House, it's up to you to lock up all of the doors and arm the security system. Please make sure all of the doors in the Parish House are closed and locked! If the system only beeps once when you try to arm it instead of starting the 45 second countdown of beeps, it's not armed. Pull the main door more tightly closed, stand still in front of the alarm panel for a few moments, and try again. If you set off the alarm by mistake, please call Britton Trimble, Parish Administrator immediately at 814-7342. Please call Britton if you have trouble arming the system.
Shrine Mont Retreat 2017
Spaghetti Supper at Bethlehem Presbyterian
Search Committee Update
There are many families out there who need food, and CornerStone Food Bank folks work hard to help as many as possible! April's suggested items are fish, vegetables, and beans.
The Calendar for April 19-26
- 7:30-9pm - Choir Rehearsal
- Parish Office Closed
- 10am - Holy Eucharist
- 11:15am - Reception honoring Charlie & Elizabeth
- 6:45pm - EfM
- 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
- 7pm - Venture Crew
- 7:30-9pm - Choir Rehearsal