Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Community Thanksgiving Service
On Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 PM we will host our annual ecumenical gathering of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, and Immanuel Episcopal Church. Please join us for a service of evening prayer.
Supporting a Cherub Family
A Cherub School graduate and sibling of a current student is struggling with a serious seizure condition. The Cherub School has invited us to join them in an effort to raise funds for the Cobert family. On Friday, December 1, Outback Steakhouse is selling dinner meals at Immanuel. All proceeds will be given to the Cobert family for medical expenses. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 19. Sally Montgomery has order forms and can offer more information.
Thanksgiving Week Hours
The church office will be closed from November 22-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Should any pastoral need arise you may still call the Rev. Chris Miller at (703) 203-2329.
On Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21, the Cherub School will be celebrating Thanksgiving. With lots of cars coming in and out of the parking lot, it would be helpful if you can stay away from the Parish House from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM each of those days.
We call your attention to a special Advent Evensong service on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. In addition to the Advent Evensong, our four Sundays of worship in Advent promise to be filled with expectant joy of the birth of Jesus. We will have a service of Advent Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 3. As the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve this year, we will have a simple, spoken service of Holy Eucharist with no music at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 24. Come when you can. Come as you are.
We will gather in the library following refreshments on Sunday, November 19 to continue our study of Matthew. Our focus in this class comes from the work of N.T. Wright, a prominent New Testament theologian. "Tom" Wright emphasizes Jesus as Messiah and Teacher and proposes that His life announced the Kingdom of God on earth. For information contact Joan Beal.
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! November's suggested donations are Thanksgiving-related items.
Calendar for November 15-22
Wednesday, November 15
* 7-9pm - Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, November 18
* Parish House floors waxed
Sunday, November 19
* 9am - Choir Rehearsal
* 9:55am - Godly Play
* 10am - Holy Eucharist
* 11am - Refreshments
* 1:45pm - Choirs of Immanuel, Bethlehem, and Mount Zion rehearse
* 3pm - Community Thanksgiving Service
Monday, November 20
* 6:30pm - EfM