Wednesday Wireless - January 17, 2018

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

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 btrimble@immanueloc.orgto reserve your spot. Please speak with David Jennings if you have any questions about the retreat and be sure to join us in church on Sunday, January 28 when we welcome Kirk Gibson, Director of Development at Shrine Mont, to Immanuel.   

2018 Vestry

By vote during our annual parish meeting, Cheryl Anderson, Pat Cowling, and Alex Wilson were elected to serve three year terms on our Immanuel vestry. And by vote during our vestry meeting on Tuesday evening, Warren Rice was elected Senior Warden, Pat Cowling was elected Junior Warden, and Shelley Loving-Ryder was elected Register. David Jennings was re-elected as our North Richmond Region Representative and Sally Montgomery was re-elected as our Cherub School Board Representative from the vestry. Please congratulate and thank all of them for accepting calls to serve in leadership roles at Immanuel. 

Music in the Old Church Presents: Three Sopranos and a Pianist

This concert of Songs of Love, Longing, and Laughter from around the World will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 7pm at Immanuel. Come and join four international performers on a journey of well-loved songs from many countries. These folk songs, art songs, spirituals, opera, and Broadway songs will touch your souls and lift your spirits. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $25 per couple or $15 per person.  Please read on to learn more about each of these four incredibly talented musicians.

Anne O'Byrne, soprano, hails from Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. This led to a career in opera and concert which has taken her all over the world, working with many leading conductors and recording for Irish television, the BBC, and NPR. She moved to Richmond in 2002 with her husband David Fisk, the executive director of the Richmond Symphony, and their two children, Fionnuala and Oliver. Anne is a voice instructor at University of Richmond and the Academy of Music, Richmond.

Lisa Edwards-Burrs, soprano, received degrees in Vocal Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia (B.M. and M.M.) and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (D.M.A.). An accomplished lyric-coloratura soprano, her performances in recital, oratorio and chamber music both regionally and internationally are extensive. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

Gabrielle Maes, mezzo soprano, recently moved to Richmond. She has performed in multiple operas, solo oratorio work, concerts, and musical theater in the U.S., Canada, Norway, and Malaysia. Gabrielle was nominated for the Best Actor awards in Montreal and was the winner of a Best Actor Award in the 2011 Bob Cameroonian Arts Awards, Malaysia. Gabrielle wrote and has performed one-woman shows in Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Paris, and the U.S. She has a Master's Degree in vocal performance from the University of Concordia. 

Charles Staples, pianist, graduated magna cum laude and was given an assistantship to study piano with Martin Canin at Stony Brook University in New York and received his master's and doctoral degrees there, winning prizes in the Five Towns and Sunwood competitions.  Since coming to Richmond, he has played numerous recitals, has performed as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Philharmonic, and has appeared in chamber music, orchestral concerts and over public radio on WCVE. 

Adult Formation

Our current adult formation study, An Overview of the Book of Common Prayer, continues on Sundays.  Please join us in the library after refreshments.  For more info about the class,contact Joan Beal.

Godly Play

Godly Play resumes on this coming Sunday, January 21 when the two groups will be combined for the lesson on Baptism. 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! January's suggestions are peanut butter, jelly, and soup.

Calendar for January 17-24

Thursday, January 18

    *    7pm - Cherub Board Meeting 
Sunday, January 21
    *    9:55am - Godly Play
    *    10am - Holy Eucharist
    *    11am - Refreshments
    *    11:15am - Adult Formation
Monday, January 22
   *     6:30pm - EfM