Wednesday Wireless - February 14, 2018

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

Ash Wednesday

At 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14 we will have a service of Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes. Please join us for this important day in the church year as we begin our journey through Lent together. 

Quiet Prayer During Lent

Mark your calendars for this Lenten season's Quiet Prayer Group from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on six Tuesdays held in Immanuel's sanctuary. Each session includes a period of comfortable silence to listen to whatever the Spirit reveals. This ancient prayer practice is reported throughout the Bible, and in the writings of many disciples and saints. This year's theme focuses on gratitude, which was requested by previous participants. Come as you are. No experience necessary. Questions? E-mail Betty Booker Morriss at or call/text her cell at (804) 397-9155.

Bible Study During Lent

On Thursday mornings at 7:45 AM we will gather at Cold Harbor Restaurant in Mechanicsville for fellowship and Bible study. Come once or come as often as you can during Lent. Please speak with the Rev. Chris Miller or David Jennings if you have questions.

Fish Fry on Friday, March 2

Join us in the Parish House on Friday, March 2 for a Fish Fry. $15 for adults and $3 for children under the age of 12. Enjoy all you can eat fried fish, corn bread, salad, and brownies!

Lawn Care Team

On Sunday, March 11 after church, anyone interested in participating in our lawn care team is encouraged to join us for a planning meeting. Participating in the maintenance of the wonderful grounds of Immanuel is one of many ways to serve our community. Please speak with Pat Cowling, Junior Warden, if you have any questions. 

Suffrigan Bishop Search Listening Session

On Sunday, February 25 from 2 PM to 4 PM there will be a listening session held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover. The listening session is open to anyone and the focus will be on the search for our second Suffragan Bishop. 

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

Our annual Shrine Mont Parish Retreat is scheduled for Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20. The theme for our retreat is Shrine Mont 101. We will have time to relax, time to pray, and time to come to know Shrine Mont better. Estimated costs are $100 per person per night for a single and $76 per person per night for a double. Children 3 and under are free and children 4-12 are $30 per child per night. Please email Britton Trimble at to reserve your spot. Please speak with David Jennings if you have any questions about the retreat.   

Shrine Mont Volunteer Work Weekend - April 6-8, 2018

Volunteers needed to spend a fun and giving weekend to help get Shrine Mont ready to open for the new year. Room and board provided. Projects to suit all skills and strength levels. Must be at least 16 years old. Sign up quickly, only 125 volunteers allowed.  For more information please contact:  Tom von Hemert at or (434) 823-2331.


Have you ever thought about joining the choir? If so, now is the perfect time! The choir is currently rehearsing at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings right before worship. You don't need to commit beyond one Sunday at a time. Show up, get a choir robe, and have fun with fellow choir members. If you have any questions, just ask one of the choir members in the blue and white robes after church.  

Adult Formation

We will have a special theme for Adult Formation during Lent. Please join us in the library of the Parish House after worship on Sundays. For more info about the class, contact Joan Beal.

Godly Play

Godly Play meets on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. It is a curriculum designed to help children explore faith through stories. Godly Play is open to 3 year olds up to 5th graders.


We have a nursery available every Sunday during our 10 AM service. The nursery is located inside the Parish House building, next to the church.


Thanks for your continued support of CornerStone's food pantry! February's suggestions are meat stew, vegetables, and soup.

Calendar for February 14-20

Ash Wednesday, February 14

   *     7pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Sunday, February 18
    *    9:15am - Choir Rehearsal
    *    9:55am - Godly Play
    *    10am - Holy Eucharist
    *    11am - Refreshments
    *    11:15am - Adult Formation 
Monday, February 19

   *     6:30pm - EfM

Tuesday, February 20
   *     6:30pm - Vestry
   *     7:15pm - Lenten Quiet Prayer