Wednesday Wireless - December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas from Immanuel Church and the Cherub School! Join us on Christmas Eve for Holy Eucharist at 4pm, Carol Singing at 10:30pm and Holy Eucharist with Choir at 11pm.

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

Thank You for Your Contribution to the Cobert Family

Thank you Immanuel for your generous contribution to The Cobert Family and your support of The Cherub School.  Our Outback fundraiser and movie night were a great success. The donation to the family was much appreciated and will be put to good use.  It is truly a blessing when we can combine our resources in such a meaningful way.  Have a blessed Christmas season!!

Greening of the Church

On Thursday, December 21 at 6:00 PM we will have our annual greening of the church. All are welcome to join in decorating. Light dinner will be provided. Please bring work gloves, clippers, and fresh greens

Meals for John Kreynus

From Dec. 21 to Dec. 27 parishioners are welcome to volunteer to bring a meal to John Kreynus. Irene Hollins is organizing the meals. Please reach out to her to sign up at 804-730-1540 (home), 804-338-5938 (cell), or via email at

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve day is a Sunday this year. We will have our regular 10:00 AM service of Holy Eucharist that morning. It will be a simple spoken service with no music and we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. For Christmas Eve services, we will have our usual 4:00 PM service, which is especially open to families with children, and our 11:00 PM service with carol singing at 10:30 PM.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office will be closed from Monday, Dec. 25 to Wednesday, Dec. 27 and again from Monday, Jan. 1 to Tuesday, Jan. 2. If you have a pastoral emergency during those times please call the Rev. Chris Miller's cell phone at (703) 203-2329.


January 7th is the celebration of the baptism of our Lord and is an opportune time for baptism at Immanuel. If you are interested in being baptized please reach out to the Rev. Chris Miller at

Help Needed During Bunny's Vacation

Our sexton, Bunny Coles, is on vacation December 18-24. If you can help clean the church for Sunday, December 24, please call Britton Trimble at 779-3454 or email her at

Adult Formation

Adult formation will not meet on Dec. 17 or Dec. 24.  We will resume on Dec. 31 with a "Book of Common Prayer Scavenger Hunt".  Come and find out how much you know (or don't know) about our Prayer Book.  We will begin a study, "An Overview of the Book of Common Prayer" on Jan. 7.  Please join us in the library after refreshments.  For more info about the class, contact Joan Beal.

Godly Play

Godly Play meets on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. Godly Play is a curriculum designed to help children explore faith through stories. Godly Play is open to 3 year olds up to 5th graders.


Thanks for your continued support of CornerStone's food pantry! December's suggestions are ham, corned beef, and soup.

Calendar for December 20-27

Wednesday, December 20

    *    7-9pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 21
    *    6pm - Greening of the Church  

Friday, December 22
    *    2pm - Susan Ruffin's Funeral Service 
Sunday, December 24
    *    10am - Advent IV Holy Eucharist
    *    4pm - Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
    *    10:30pm - Carol Singing
    *    11pm - Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist