Wednesday Wireless - January 4, 2017

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

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.


Eagle Scout Ceremony


Boy Scout Troop 531
Proudly announces that through 
hard work and dedication
Samuel Charles Jacob Auerbach 
Zachary Paul Evans
Peyton Hugh Farnsworth
Have achieved the rank of 
Eagle Scout
Please join us for the Court of Honor 
Sunday, January 8, 2017
3:00 PM
at Immanuel Episcopal Church
A Reception Follows
RSVP: 306-4900 or

Annual Meeting 1/22; Annual Reports Due 1/16


Our Annual Meeting is set for January 22, right after the 10am service.  We hope you'll join us as we elect Vestry, Foundation, and Cherub Board members, and hear updates from our leaders

Dear Ministry & Committee Leaders,

It's time to get your Annual Reports in for the Annual Meeting! We welcome written reports from all of our ministries and committees. The following reports were in the packet last year: Interim Rector, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Stewardship,Treasurer, Cemetery Committee, The Cherub School, Godly Play, Adult Christian Education, EfM, ECOM/Marketing, Communications/Newcomers, Music, Garden of Grace, Immanuel Old Church Foundation, CornerStone, Scouts, and the Honduran Mission.  This year, we'll have an update from the Search Committee, too. As you can see, it's quite a list! Considering how much there is to organize, I beg you to get your reports into me by January 16. The best way to get your report in is to email me your submission as non-formatted plain text.   You can even put it right in the body of the email!


Britton Trimble, Parish Administrator


Give Thanks for the Life of The Rev. David Warner


The Rev. David M. Warner, a retired priest of the Diocese of Virginia, died Sunday January 1, 2017. The Rev. Warner served at several congregations around the Richmond area, and supplied for Immanuel during the years after his retirement. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday January 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Bliley's Funeral Home, 8510 Staples Mill Road, in Richmond. A funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday January 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at  Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1214 Wilmer Avenue, in Richmond.  


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.


Adult Christian Education


Adult Christian Education will resume on this coming Sunday, January 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 resumes on January 15. 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 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 January 11-18

Wednesday, January 4 

  • No choir rehearsal
Friday, January 6 - The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Parish Office Closed
Sunday, January 8 - 
The First Sunday after the Epiphany & The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 10am - Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15am - Refreshments & Adult Christian Education
  • 3pm - Eagle Scout Ceremony and Reception
Monday, January 9
  • 6:30pm - EfM
  • 7pm - Venture Crew
Tuesday, January 10
  • 10am - Wardens' Meeting
  • 4:45pm - Yoga
  • 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
Wednesday, January 11  
  • 7:30pm - Choir rehearsal