Wednesday Wireless - June 29, 2016

Youth during the 2012 Liverpool-Virginia Pilgrimage in the Parish Room at St. Gabriel's, Huyton Quarry, Diocese of Liverpool

Pilgrimage Meeting

Youth interested in participating in the Liverpool-Virginia Youth Pilgrimage in 2017 will meet in the Parish House library on Sunday, July 10, right after the 10am service. We'll talk about getting ourselves organized, what to expect, fundraising, goals, and more! For more information, please contact Jim Trimble.

Office Hours

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

The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday morning, June 30. It will open at 12 Noon.

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, July 4. We wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day!

The Rev. Charles Signer's office hours will generally be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-3pm. Rev. Signer encourages Immanuel's parishoners 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. If you would like to help, please contact Carol Joyce at

Wife of Former Rector Dies

Isabel H. Gordon, of Roanoke and Clifton Forge, died on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was the wife of the Rev. Steirling Gordon, rector of Immanuel from 1961 until 1963.

There will be a brief memorial service in the Nave of Christ Episcopal Church, 1101 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 at 11am on Thursday, June 30, 2016, with a special commemoration following in the memorial garden.

EfM - Fertile ground to grow your faith

Like the mustard see, 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 afirmations 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 July:

7/12/2016: Make periscope (Bears), make birdhouse (Tigers), draw map (Wolves)
7/26/2016: Twilight Camp

If you'd like to learn more, or if you know of a youngster who is interested in 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 need to be on teh 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

August's suggested donations include canned meats and beans. Fish, vegetables, and beans are the suggested donations for September. Thanks for all that you do to help those in need!

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.