Wednesday Wireless - October 12, 2016

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

Music in the Old Church -  This Saturday, October 15

Don't miss the opportunity to hear incredibly gorgeous music performed by singers and musicians from all over the metro Richmond area! The next Music in the Old Church concert, Songs for the Soul will be held on this coming Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4pm at Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave., Richmond.

This year's concert will include music from a variety of composers, and features the beautiful Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest. One reviewer of this spectacular work, which was published in 2014, writes: "Prediction: Requiem for the Living will assume a place among the staples of grand choral literature.

(Paul D. Williams,  

The choir will be accompanied by a ten piece professional orchestra.  If you have questions, or would like to sing, please contact Minister of Music Jimmy Hicks to learn more.

If you'd like to make a donation to this year's Music in the Old Church, please fill out this form, attach your check, and give it to either Jimmy Hicks, Minister of Music, or Britton Trimble, Parish Administrator, in the Parish Office. You may also mail it in to the church at 3263 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Thank you for your support!

Please print clearly

Name:_____________________________________  Telephone #:________________

Mailing Address:________________________________________________________

City:___________________________________ State:_______ Zip Code:___________

List the name of the person or people you want your donation in honor or in memory of, as you want it to appear in the program. If you prefer to just have your name, write how you want it to appear as well.


Please make checks payable to Immanuel Episcopal Church with Donation to MITOC in the memo line.

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.

Charlie Spigner's Returns This Sunday

Charlie is recovering well from his double bypass surgery.  He anticipates returning to church on Sunday, October 16.

BBQ and Oyster Roast and Auctions - Tickets on Sale!

Tickets are on sale as of today through the Parish Office!

Generic letters you can take to businesses to ask for donations are ready! You may get them from the table in the Parish House entryway. 

Help Needed! The auction committee is collecting items and gift certificates for the Silent auction. Please contact Kay Jewell or Belinda Cowling. We are looking for speciality items, art, wine, antiques, etc. for the live auction. Please contact Teresa Davis at 804-339-4189. Let Kay, Teresa, or Belinda know if you can help with checkout and breakdown of tables and rooms after the event.

Adult Christian Education is Back!

Adult Christian Education follows refreshments on Sundays. Join us as we view and discuss a DVD series, Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses. Author Bruce Feiler will take us on an amazing journey to sites of Biblical stories such as Mt. Ararat, the Temple Mount, Mt. Sinai, and St. Catherine's Monastery. Along the way, we'll meet local tour guides, archaeologists, monks, Bedouins, and tribal leaders.  As our host deepens in his faith, we will have the opportunity to explore our own.  No outside reading is required for this series, but you may want to begin reading Genesis in preparation. There is a companion book available. Contact Joan Beal for more information.  On October 9, the group will meet in the Parish House Library.

Walk in Love

This year's Stewardship program and theme is Walk in Love. If you have not already, please pick up a 2017 pledge card in the Parish House (to the left of the main bulletin board) or the back of the church. We invite you to pray for Immanuel as we prepare our church for 2017.

Godly Play

The children gather at 9:55am, and are brought to church to join their families for Holy Communion on a couple of Sundays every month. Godly Play Sundays for this semester include October 2, October 16, November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 11.  Age groups are: 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.

Cub Scout Corner

  • 10/18 - 6:30 parent/leader meeting (nursery)
  • 10/25 - 6:30 regular meeting
  • 10/29 - (Saturday) Scouting for Food bags out
  • 11/1 - 6:30 regular meeting
  • 11/5 - (Saturday am) Scouting for Food bags out
  • 11/8 - no meeting
  • 11/12 - (Saturday) hiking outing
  • 11/15 - parent/leader meeting at Allen residence
  • 11/29 - 6:30 regular meeting

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.

Update: 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). We've set off several false alarms recently by inputting the wrong code. After 3 false alarms, the Hanover Sheriff's Office will charge us. 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 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.

Attention Past and Current Shawl Knitters

If you have any leftover Homespun yarn that you would be willing to consider contributing to a "shawl of many colors" prayer shawl(s) that will be constructed of all of our offerings, please bring it to church or drop it by the parish house during office hours. It's a great way use up the leftovers and create a unique shawl with many blessings for its wearer. 

Donations for CornerStone

Ham, corned beef, and hamburger helper are October's suggested donations. Thanks for all that you do to help those in need!

Shop at Kroger, 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, 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!

The Calendar for October 5-12

Wednesday, October 5 - Thursday, October 6: Parish Office Open 9am-Noon Only!

Wednesday, October 12
  • 7pm: Music in the Old Church Rehearsal
Friday, October 13 
  • Parish Office Closed
  • 7-9pm: Music in the Old Church Rehearsal
Saturday, October 15
  • Parish House floors waxed
  • 4pm: Music in the Old Church Presents Songs for the Soul at Holy Comforter

Sunday, October 16

  • 9:55am: Godly Play
  • 10am: Holy Eucharist
  • 11am: Refreshments, followed by Adult Christian Education
Monday, October 17 
  • 6:45pm: EfM
  • 7pm: Venture Crew
Tuesday, October 18
  • 4:45pm: Yoga
  • 6:15pm: Vestry
  • 6:30pm: Cub Scouts Parents and Leaders Meeting