Wednesday Wireless - January 3, 2018

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

From the Rector

On Saturday we enter the Season of Epiphany and on Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Baptism is the sacrament that defines our Christian identity above and beyond all else. One becomes a Christian by being baptized.

Last Sunday during Adult Formation we had a wonderful discussion about the difference between sacraments and sacramental rites. The Episcopal Church considers Baptism and Holy Eucharist the two sacraments of the Church. The first, Baptism, names us and the second, Holy Eucharist, sustains us. The other sacramental rites are confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction.

This Sunday, we will reaffirm our faith with the words of the baptismal covenant, naming God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And we will commit again to the work of seeking and serving Christ in all persons as we love our neighbors as ourselves. It seems fitting that our Annual Parish Meeting is the Sunday after we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus.

So join us this Sunday for a significant day in the year of the Church and join us next Sunday for a significant day in the year of our Immanuel Episcopal Church.


January Calendar

Please click here for Immanuel's January calendar including worship participants.

Music In the Old Church - January 13th @ 7PM

On Saturday, January 13th at 7:00 PM our Music in the Old Church Concert Series presents The John Winn Quartet. Tickets are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. Click here for more information. 

Annual Parish Meeting

On Sunday, January 14th we will have our annual parish meeting after our 10:00 AM worship service. At the meeting we will elect three new vestry members, a Cherub School representative, and three new members of the Immanuel Old Church Foundation. All adult communicants in good standing registered at Immanuel are entitled to vote at the election. 

Potluck After Annual Parish Meeting

This year after the official business of our annual meeting on Sunday, January 14th, we are having a "Good ole Potluck!" We are requesting members to bring their favorite dish to the parish house before the 10:00 AM worship service. Drinks will be provided. Contact Boo Elmore with any questions. 

Adult Formation

The next adult formation study, An Overview of the Book of Common Prayer, begins on Jan. 7.  Please join us in the library after refreshments.  For more info about the class, contact Joan Beal.

Godly Play

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.


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.

Parish Notes

The love and sympathy of the parish is extended to the family and friends of Robert Fulton, father of John Fulton, who died January 2. Service and reception information may be found here:

Calendar for January 3-10

Wednesday, January 3

    *     No Choir Rehearsal  
Sunday, January 7
    *    9:55am - Godly Play  
    *    10am - Holy Eucharist  
    *    11am - Refreshments
    *    11:15am - Adult Formation
Monday, January 8
    *     6:30pm - EfM 

Wednesday, January 10
    *     7:30pm - Choir Rehearsal