Wednesday Wireless - January 25, 2017

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

222nd Annual Convention

Please keep the 222nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia in your prayers this week. Nerine Woodard is our Lay Delegate, and Charlie Spigner is our Clergy Delegate.  Other Immanuel parishioners, including Lindsay Ryland, Eleanor Fukushima, and Britton Trimble, are helping with voting and singing in the choir. The convention happens Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, January 28 in Reston. 

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 on Thursday, January 26.  

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.

Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education has resumed, and will pick back up again on January 29. Join us in the library after refreshments on the 29th 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 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


Our parish portfolio, an online profile of Immanuel, has been submitted. Interested clergy are now submitting their names. We invite the parish to pray for us as this is our work together. 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! This month's suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, & soup.


Yoga at Immanuel!


Come join us for Integral Hatha Yoga, taught by Martha Childress, RYT 200 on Tuesday, 1/31, 4:45 pm - 5:45pm in the Parish House. There's no class on 2/7.


Starting on Wednesday, 2/15, the Yoga class moves to Wednesdays at 6pm. The recommended donation remains at $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 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 January 25 - February 1


Wednesday, January 25 
  • 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal

Thursday, January 26 - Saturday, January 28

  • 222nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia
Thursday, January 26 - Friday, January 27
  • Parish Office Closed

Saturday, January 21

  • Parish House floors waxed
Sunday, January 29 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
  • 10am - Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15am - Refreshments and Adult Christian Education
Monday, January 30
  • 6:30pm - EfM
Tuesday, January 31   
  • 4:45pm - Yoga
  • 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
  • 7pm - Venture Crew
Wednesday, February 1  
  • 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal