Wednesday Wireless - December 21, 2016

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

One of the church's windows, decorated with cyclamens and local greens, on Christmas Eve 2015.

Greening of the Church on 12/22

The greening of the church will be held on Thursday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m.  Greens will be provided. The congregation is invited to join in the activity and a light supper will be provided.   Please join us for any part of that time that you can spare. 

The Christmas Season at Immanuel

We'll hold two services of Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24: 4pm and 11pm. The early service will include the Godly Play Christmas Eve liturgy. The late service will include our choir and candlelight. If you are coming to the late service, you'll want to be here by 10:30pm to join in the carol singing. 

We will not have a service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25.

We will have one service of Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist at 10am on the first Sunday of Christmas, January 1, 2017.

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 December 26-27 for the Christmas holiday. 

Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education will not meet on Dec 25 or Jan 1.  We will resume on Jan 8.  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.

Godly Play

The children gather at 9:55am, and are brought to church to join their families for Holy Communion. Godly Play is on break for the holidays, and resumes on January 15, 2017. 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.

Yoga at Immanuel!

Come join us for Integral Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays, 4:45 pm - 5:45pm in the Parish House. The class will not meet on December 27. The recommended donation is $12. Beginner to intermediate levels are welcome; please bring your own mat. The class is being taught by Martha Childress, RYT 200. 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 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 December 21-28

Wednesday, December 21 

  • 7-9pm: Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 22
  • 6:30pm: Greening of the Church
Friday, December 23
  • Parish Office Closed
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24
  • 4pm: Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30pm: Carol Singing
  • 11pm: Holy Eucharist
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 - We wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

There are no services on Sunday, December 25. 

Monday-Tuesday, December 26-27
  • Parish Office closed for Christmas
Tuesday, December 27
  • Yoga class cancelled
Wednesday, December 28
  • No choir practice