Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Soup Sundays are back: Vegetable Soup and Potato Corn Chowder will be on sale on this coming Sunday after church. See the article below for more information.
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.
Soup for the Pilgrimage!
Back in 2015, Peyton Farnsworth sold delicious homemade soups as a fundraising project for his Eagle Scout project. Now, Soup Sundays are back, and all proceeds will benefit this summer's Liverpool-Virginia Youth Pilgrimage! These wonderful homemade soups come ready to heat in 32 ounce containers. Selections for this week (February 12th) are:
- Vegetable Soup - Gluten and Dairy free
- Potato Corn Chowder - Gluten Free
The donation you give for the soup is up to you, though you are encouraged to give generously! If anyone would like to pre-order soup, just email Peyton Farnsworth, the youth pilgrim coordinating the soup sales, at email@example.com by Friday, February 10. Whether or not you have pre-ordered, soups will be ready for pickup after the 10am service on Sunday, February 12.
Pre-orders will be marked and left in the Parish House fridge for pickup on Monday or Tuesday by Cherub families and Immanuel parishioners who could not make it to church on Sunday. Britton Trimble, the Parish Administrator, will handle the Monday and Tuesday pick-ups.
Report from the 222nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia
- The convention will be moved to November starting this year, with hopes that we won't have the inclement weather that has plagued it the past.
- Starting the first Sunday in September, the Bishops will be visiting churches every other year. Each Bishop will visit only one parish per Sunday, which will allow Bishops, Vestry members, and parishioners more time to spend together during their visit.
500 Years of Reformation Series
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.
Registration Open for Senior Citizens Police Academy
The program will be available to seniors 55 years of age or older who are residents, business owners, or county employees. Applicants must also be willing to submit to a background check.
This academy is designed to give participants an inside look into law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The training will consist of a variety of law enforcement topics as well as pro-active crime prevention presentations, which will give seniors a better understanding of what members of the Sheriff's Office do on a daily basis. The goal of the academy is to develop productive relationships with the seniors in our community and for the seniors to develop a better understanding of law enforcement.
Interested seniors are urged to download an application at http://www.hanoversheriff.com/199/Senior-Citizens-Police-Academy (the application needs to be notarized) or contact Deputy Jim McLaughlin at (804) 365-6110 for an application or additional information.
The deadline to apply is March 16, 2017.
Parish Office Hours
Search Committee Update
Yoga at Immanuel
Parish House Security System
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 February 9 - 15
- 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal
Friday, February 10
- Parish Office Closed
- 10am - Holy Eucharist & Vestry Installation
- 11:15am - Refreshments and Adult Christian Education
- 11:15am - Soup Sales (benefits the Liverpool-Virginia Pilgrimage)
- 6:30pm - EfM
- 10am - Wardens' Meeting
- 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
- 7pm - Venture Crew
- 6pm - Yoga
- 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal