Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Join us on Tuesdays during Lent (except for March 21st) for Quiet Prayer in the church.
Fish Fry for the Pilgrimage
Immanuel's annual Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 17, 6-8pm. This year, all proceeds will benefit the Liverpool-Virginia Pilgrimage. It'll be $15 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Be sure to be here to enjoy delicious fish caught by Clyde Stewart!
Quiet Prayer Group
This Lenten season's Quiet Prayer Group will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Immanuel's sanctuary. The remaining dates are March 14, 28 and April 4 and 11. We will not meet March 21 due to the Vestry meeting.
A simple soup and salad supper beforehand begins promptly at 6 p.m. in the Parish House.
Previous participants say they felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in gentle and moving ways. Often this manifests as relaxation, a welcome gift after work.
Each session includes a period of comfortable silence to listen to whatever the Spirit chooses to reveal. This ancient prayer practice is reported throughout the Old and New Testaments, and in the writings of many disciples and saints.
The convener may lead a gentle visualization designed to deepen the prayer experience. This year's theme will focus on forgiveness, which was requested by previous participants.
Come as you are. No reservations. No commitments. No experience necessary. You already possess the perfect gifts of gratitude and grace.
If you can't attend in person, please join us in prayer. Friends and prayer requests also are welcome.
Questions? Requests for individual prayer and meditation coaching sessions? E-mail Betty Booker Morriss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her cell at (804) 397-9155.
Cherub Art Show: Primary Colors
On March 30 the Cherub School will hold its annual Primary Colors Art Show! As part of this event we will have a raffle with fun items available to win. This is always a fun activity for the night. We are looking for donations of items. Some examples of what we have had in the past include craft items, home decor, jellies and jams, cakes and cookies, jewelry, art work, gift baskets, etc. It is good to have both kid friendly as well as adult friendly prizes. We especially love hand made items. If you can help please have your donation to Cherub no later than March 28. Please contact Joy Morgan if you have questions.
In the past few years the parish has helped out by supplying the appetizer-type food for the event. We usually have items like chips and dips, cheese and crackers, cookies, fruit, and veggies. If you can help by coordinating the food, making an appetizer, setting up, serving, or cleaning up, please contact the Joy or the Parish Office.
One More Sunday: Soup for the Pilgrimage!
Chili has been so popular and selling out so quickly that we'll be offering it once more on this coming Sunday. The donation you give for the chili 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, March 10. Whether or not you have pre-ordered, soups will be ready for pickup after the 10am service on Sunday, March 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.
Leave It As You Found It!
In the past few weeks, church and Cherub staff have come in on Mondays and other workdays to find: food left on tables and toys left all over in the nursery, exterior doors wide open, exterior doors unlocked, the security system unarmed, the oven on, and toys left all over the playground. Security system logs show that people have not broken in: this has all happened during regular building use. When you use things, please put away, close up, and tidy up what you've used before you leave. Making sure the kitchen trash has been taken out only takes a few minutes, but it helps so much to cut down on mice, ant, and odor issues. If you are the last person leaving, please make sure the Parish House doors are shut and locked when you leave! If you are not sure if you are the last person leaving or not, please take a moment to be sure.
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.
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.
Yoga at Immanuel
Join us for Integral Hatha Yoga on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Parish House, taught by Martha Childress, RYT 200! The recommended donation is $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 Office Hours
Britton Trimble, the Parish Administrator, is generally in the office Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm. She usually takes a 1pm-2pm lunch break.
Adult Christian Education
Join us in the library after refreshments this Sunday as we continue 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.
Search Committee Update
The Search Committee is in the process of visiting, listening to, and interviewing some great clergy. Please continue to pray for us! 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! March's suggested items are canned meats, beans, and soup.
The Calendar for March 8-15
- 6pm - Yoga
- NO Choir rehearsal
- 7pm - Security Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 9
- 7pm - Cherub Board Meeting
- Parish Office Closed
Saturday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time starts at 2am on Sunday;
Set your clock forward one hour before going to bed tonight!
- 10am - Holy Eucharist
- 11:15am - Refreshments
- 11:15am - Adult Christian Education
- 11:15am - Chili Sales (benefits the Liverpool-Virginia Pilgrimage)
- 6:30pm - EfM
- 10am - Wardens' Meeting
6pm - Light Lenten Supper in the Parish House, followed by
7pm Quiet Contemplative Prayer in the church
- 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
- 7pm - Venture Crew
- 6pm - Yoga
- 7:30pm - Choir Rehearsal