Wednesday Wireless - July 13, 2016

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

CARITAS Meal Help Needed!

Immanuel is providing this Friday, July 15th's evening meal for the CARITAS homeless group of 35 or less people being hosted at St. James the Less. Immanuel is providing fried chicken as the main dish. We need a few sides, ice cream (to go with cake), and volunteers to go help serve. Donations to defray the cost of the chicken are also welcome.  Please consider helping - only a few people have responded so far!  We'll leave Immanuel at 3:30pm on Friday if you'd like to carpool or follow someone, and we should be done by 8pm at the latest. Please contact Britton Trimble ( or 779-3454) to volunteer.  

Knitting Ministry Meets Thursday!

Immanuel's Knitting Ministry group will gather tomorrow, Thursday, July 14, 2016 (Happy Bastille Day!) at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish House Library. Knitters of all skill levels, including new knitters, are welcome!

Office Hours

The Parish Office hours are generally Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

The Parish Office will close early at 12:45pm on Wednesday, July 20. 

The Rev. Charles Spigner's office hours will generally be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-3pm. Rev. Spigner encourages Immanuel's parishioners to contact him anytime for urgent pastoral matters at 703-629-5899 or

Church Inventory - We Need Your Help!

Carol Joyce is leading the effort to update and organize Immanuel's list of assets. In order to do that, we need to inventory all of our physical assets. We plan to divide this task up by room or location, and many hands will make light work!  If you would like to help, please contact Carol Joyce at her new email address:

EfM - Fertile Ground To Grow Your Faith

Like the mustard seed, we need fertile soil to grow. Education for Ministry (EfM) is like that fertile soil and we are the mustard seeds. Learning about the Old and New testaments, church history, and discovering theology is the light shining on the soil, warming it so the seed will sprout.

Bringing the light of what we learn to share in an intimate group setting each week allows for insights and growth - new affirmations and understandings - that can sustain and support us in our lives as Christians living day-to-day in the world.

For the interested or just curious, talk to one of the experienced EfM folks at Immanuel or visit There is lots of helpful information, including sample lessons on the website.

A new EfM year will begin in early September. Registrations are due on July 25. For more information or to sign up, contact Dabney Morriss or Lindsay Ryland.

Cub Scout Corner

Immanuel's Cub Scout Pack will be busy this summer! They are working on a shirt design and planning lots of activities. Here's what's in store for the next meeting:

7/26/2016:  Twilight Camp

If you'd like to learn more, or if you know of a youngster who is interested scouting, please let Heather Wilson know. 

Prayer List Update

Our prayer list is very long, and we are in the process of bringing it up to date.  So, please submit the name(s) of people who still need to be on the list, or people who can be removed. You can do this by filling out a Prayer List Update Card (available in the church and in the Parish House)  and placing it in the plate or returning it to the Parish Office. Thank you. 

Donations for CornerStone

July's suggested donations include meat stew and vegetables. Thanks for all that you do to help those in need!

An Easy Way to Help Immanuel!

Have you tried registering your Kroger Card with the Kroger Rewards program? It's a very easy way to benefit Immanuel, and not many of us are doing it. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card online, choose Immanuel (Kroger organization number 82682) under Community Rewards, and whenever you shop at Kroger Immanuel will get a small percentage back.  See Britton Trimble in the Parish Office for more information. Britton will even help you log in and set it up!

Making Sure the Parish House is Locked and Secured

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 moment, 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 July 13-20

Wednesday & Thursday of this week & Monday-Thursday of next week: 

  • 9am-12pm - Cherub Camp

Wednesday, July 13

  • 11:30am - Stewardship Committee

Thursday, July 14

  • 11am - Finance Committee
  • 12:15pm - Wardens' Meeting
  • 2pm - Knitting Ministry


  • 3:30pm - CARITAS group leaves Immanuel's parking lot for St. James the Less


  • Parish House floors waxed


  • 10am - Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15am - Refreshments


  • 7pm - Scouts


  • 6:15pm - Vestry


  • 12:45pm - Parish Office closes early!