Wednesday Wireless - May 3, 2017

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

You'll find BBQ, music, plants, baked goods, and more at the Old Church Garden Fair on this Saturday, May 6!

Parish Office Hours

Regular Parish Office hours of Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm with a 1pm-2pm lunch break, resume on Thursday, May 4. Your patience and understanding while the office was closed this week is greatly appreciated!

Attention Graduates!

Are you graduating this spring from high school, college, or another program? If so, we'd like to recognize your accomplishment in an upcoming service. Please don't assume we know you are graduating, even if you've mentioned it in conversation; please contact Britton Trimble in the Parish Office (779-3454 or and tell her your name, your school, and your degree.

Pilgrimage Meeting

Liverpool-Virginia Pilgrims: your next meeting is this coming Monday, May 8, in the main room of the Parish House.  Please email Britton Trimble at with meal suggestions by this Friday, or text her at 804-814-7342. 

Old Church Garden Fair To Feature Plants, Music, BBQ and Tours this Saturday, May 6

Shop for deals on garden plants and homemade baked goods while you enjoy live music, homemade pork barbeque, historic church tours and kids' activities, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, May 6, at Immanuel.

You'll find perennials and cuttings from the gardens of parishioners as well as a variety of locally grown bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets, shrubs and trees at the popular annual plant sale.  "God only knows what you'll find!" 

You'll find cuttings from the gardens of parishioners as well as a variety of locally grown bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets, shrubs and trees at the popular annual plant sale.  "God only knows what you'll find!" 

Ask representatives from the Hanover County Master Gardeners questions about growing plants and solving problems. Pull up a chair and tap your feet to music by the popular local band, "57 Degrees," while you enjoy Bill Jewell's homemade pork barbecue for lunch. You can also order dinners to-go and barbecue by the pound. Meals include pork barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, pasta salad, and rolls.

Don't miss out on homemade goodies at the bake sale. You'll find a large assortment of homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads, jams and jellies made by church members.

Kids can pot flowers, play carnival-style games and release their inner artist at the Chalk-in (chalk is provided or bring your own). 

Be sure to make time for an insightful tour of the 1853 landmark church building and learn historical anecdotes from Marion Jones, Darryl Starnes, Joan Beal, David Jennings and Lindsay Ryland. No two tours are alike. 

Please bring potted plants from your garden for the plant sale to the pavilion area behind the parish house no later than Friday, May 5. Baked goods should be delivered to the parish house the day before the event. Thank you! Questions? Contact Kay Jewell or Jane Ruffin about plants and Nell Fukushima or Janet Gravatt about baked goods.

Adult Christian Education

Join us in the library after refreshments on April 30 as we resume our study on the Gospel of Matthew. Please contact Joan Beal for more information on our Adult Christian Education program. 

Godly Play

Godly Play is held on the first and third Sundays of each month. The children gather at 9:55am, and are brought to church to join their families for Holy Communion. 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.

Garden of Grace

Spring is here, so dig out your gardening tools and join us in the garden. We currently need help cleaning out the gardening beds as well as annual seeds and bulbs suitable for altar arrangements.

Bud McCaul Scholarship

The Immanuel Old Church Foundation is accepting applications for the annual granting of the Bud McCaul Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to any member of Immanuel Church who is furthering their education.  In the past, it has been awarded to a member to pay their tuition for Education for Ministry, and undergraduate college students to assist with expenses. 

Eugene W. "Bud" McCaul, Esq., who practiced law in Richmond and in Hanover County, was a long time member of Immanuel,  and is memorialized with this annually awarded scholarship.  The scholarship fund was established after his death in 2010, and was first awarded in 2011.

You can print and use this form below or get one from the Parish House. Forms may be dropped off to the Parish Office.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 4, 2017

Immanuel Old Church Foundation
The Eugene "Bud" McCaul Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Application Form

Date: _______________________

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address:  _________________________________________________


Phone: _______________________


Name of school attending:


Please include a short essay about yourself and your educational plans.  This is a needs-based scholarship.  

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 4, 2017.   

Return application to:
Immanuel Old Church Foundation
3263 Old Church Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA   23111

Shrine Mont Retreat 2017

This year or Shrine Mont Retreat will be held on May 19, 20, and 21.  The theme will be A Biblical Scavenger Hunt, led by Eleanor Fukushima.  The cost remains the same as last year: $75 per person per night for double occupancy and $100 per person per night for single occupancy. Three meals per day are included.  Lodging will be in Stribling and Tucker, with a total of 14 rooms, so please book early if you are planning to attend.  Cut off for registration is May 12th.  Please make checks payable to Immanuel Church and put Shrine Mont Retreat in the memo line.  A signup sheet may be found posted in the Parish House.  For questions, please contact Eleanor Fukushima or David Jennings (804.334.9823).  Additional information about Shrine Mont can be found at their web site,


There are many families out there who need food, and CornerStone Food Bank folks work hard to help as many as possible! May's suggested items are peanut butter and jelly. 

The Calendar for May 3-10

Wednesday, May 3 
  • Parish Office closed
  • 7:30-9pm - Choir Rehearsal
Friday, May 5 
  • Parish Office Closed

Saturday, May 6

  • 9am-1pm - Old Church Garden Fair
Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7
  • 9:55am - Godly Play
  • 10am - Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15am - Refreshments & Adult Christian Education
Monday, May 8 
  • 6:15pm - Pilgrimage Meeting
  • 6:45pm - EfM

Tuesday, May 9

  • 10am - Wardens' meeting
  • 6:30pm - Cub Scouts
  • 7pm - Venture Crew

Wednesday, May 10  

  • 7:30-9pm - Choir Rehearsal