Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Musical Guest During This Sunday's 10am Service
Our musical guest this Sunday is Wendy Fox-Williams. She has sung at Immanuel twice as a soloist, once with her sisters, and was part of the Fox Sisters' Cabaret in 2015. She earned standing ovations in both of the 2015 Music In The Old Church concerts for her solo, I'll Trust by Paul Halley, which she will be singing on Sunday. Wendy will also be singing Marvellous Error, also by Paul Halley. This song explores the hidden presence of God within us. Please join us at our 10am service on this coming Sunday, February 5.
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. The Parish Office will be closed on Monday afternoon, February 6 from 12:30pm onward.
Inclement Weather Notifications
In the event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of activities or services at Immanuel, we will:
- Add the details about the cancellation to the Closings List on WTVR Channel 6
- Email the parish (assuming there is power)
- Update the parish website (assuming there is power)
- Update Immanuel's Facebook page (assuming there is power)
Note that The Cherub School follows the Hanover County Schools closings schedule.
500 Years of Reformation Series
The 500 Years of Reformation Speaker Series will be hosted by Fork Church; St Paul's, Hanover; Church of Our Savior, Montpelier; All Souls, Mechanicsville; and Messiah Lutheran Church, Mechanicsville.
The first event will be held at The Fork Church (12566 Old Ridge Rd, Doswell, VA) on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm. Our first speaker is Dr David Holmes, Mason Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, at the College of William & Mary. The title of his talk is: High Church, Low Church: Virginia Churchmanship and the Reformation.
Dr. Holmes is the author of multiple articles and essays, as well as three books: A Brief History of the Episcopal Church, The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, and Faith of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama.
Adult Christian Education
Adult Christian Education has resumed. Join us in the library after refreshments for a 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.
Search Committee Update
Our parish portfolio, an online profile of Immanuel, has been submitted. Interested clergy are now submitting their names. We invite the parish to pray for us as this is our work together. Dear Lord, Surround us this night with your abundant love. Guide our hearts and minds in a way that is pleasing to you. Give us patience to do your work, wisdom to seek the desires of our congregation, and the ability to use the gifts you provide us in our search for a new rector. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. The Search Committee: Jim Trimble, Whitney Anderson, Pat Cowling, Boo Elmore, Suzy Miller, Alex Wilson, and Nerine Woodard.
There are many families out there who need food, and CornerStone Food Bank folks work hard to help as many as possible! This month's suggested items are meat stew, vegetables, & soup.
Yoga at Immanuel
Join us for Integral Hatha Yoga, taught by Martha Childress, RYT 200! There's no class on 2/7. Starting on Wednesday, 2/15, the Yoga class moves to Wednesdays at 6pm. The recommended donation remains at $12. Beginner to intermediate levels are welcome; please bring your own mat.
Martha has taken 200 hours of training to become certified to teach Yoga through the Integral school, which was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda, who stated the goal of Yoga is "an easy body, a peaceful mind and a useful life." Contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Parish House Security System
Keyholders, please be sure you still have your access code and instructions (see Britton Trimble in the Parish Office for a replacement if needed). Please don't trust your memory - take a moment to review your code and the steps to disarm the security system before you unlock the Parish House door.
If you are the last person to leave the Parish House, it's up to you to lock up and arm the security system. 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.
The Calendar for January 25 - February 1
- 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal
Friday, February 3
- Parish Office Closed
- 9:55am - Godly Play
- 10am - Holy Eucharist
- 11:15am - Refreshments and Adult Christian Education
- 1pm onward - Parish Office Closed
- 6:30pm - EfM
- 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
- 7pm - Venture Crew
- 7pm - Search Committee
- 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal