Wednesday Wireless - October 25, 2017

Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update

Almighty God to You All Hearts are Open:

As we continue to discern God's call in our lives we give thanks to all those who have pledged for 2018. Please remember to put a key up on the heart once you pledge. The heart is already filling up! Also know that you can reach out to Chris Miller or John Fulton with any questions about stewardship.

All Saints' Sunday

On Sunday, November 5th we will celebrate All Saints' Day. During Holy Eucharist we will name loved ones who have died in the last year. Please email Chris Miller at to add names to the necrology that will be read.

"All Hearts Open | Corazones Abiertos Para Ti" with Bishop Susan E. Goff

Click on the link to hear Bishop Susan talk in both English and Spanish about how her heart has been opened by God:

Steak and Oyster Roast Entrance

If you are coming to the Steak and Oyster Roast, please enter through the main entrance to the parish house. Volunteers will be just outside the front door taking tickets and welcoming you.

Missing Table Cloths

We are missing two beige tablecloths. If you have them could you please reach out to Belinda Cowling to arrange for their return?

Music in the Old Church Presents: Desirée Roots and Friends

Please join us at Immanuel for a concert, Exploring My Roots - From Jazz to Gospel featuring Desirée Roots Centeio on November 11, 2017, 7:00 P.M.. Tickets are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple.  Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling the Parish Administrator at 804-779-3454. 

Desirée Roots Centeio didn't really have a choice but to become a singer.  The youngest of five, Desiree grew up in a home that was full of music all the time.  Her older siblings sang and played instruments and her gifted parents were professional musicians in the Gospel and Jazz fields.  She began singing in church at age 4 and church music has continued to be a focus in her life.  She studied Classical Voice at Virginia Union University, but Jazz and Theatre is where she has excelled. She has starred in over 40 productions in local and regional professional theatre through the years, winning awards for many of them.  Her Jazz roots are just as strong as she is very active in The Richmond Jazz Society and recently recorded her own CD, Don't Ever Stop Dreaming.

Golf Outing

On Sunday, November 12 after the Stewardship lunch, anyone who is interested is welcome to join us for an Immanuel Golf Outing. We will head to Queenfield to play 9 holes. This will be a great opportunity for fellowship and fitness. Please speak with Ken Miller or Alex Wilson if you have any questions. 

Landscape Announcement

In September 2016, J.M. Kelley, LTD., historic preservation specialists, surveyed the church. One of the first priorities they named for preserving our beloved Immanuel Church was the removal of the hemlock tree and the maple tree, both of which sit on the side of the church closest to the parish house. The roots of these trees are negatively impacting the foundation of the church and they carry the potential high risk of falling on the church. After assessing multiple bids from arborists, the Landscape Committee made the recommendation to the vestry that we move forward with hiring Medek Tree Service, Inc. for the removal of the two aforementioned trees. The vestry approved this recommendation on Tuesday, October 24th and the work will commence in the coming weeks. 

Adult Formation

We will gather in the library following refreshments on Sunday to continue our study of Matthew. Our focus in this class comes from the work of N.T. Wright, a prominent New Testament theologian. "Tom" Wright emphasizes Jesus as Messiah and Teacher and proposes that His life announced the Kingdom of God on earth. For information contact Joan Beal.

Godly Play

Godly Play meets on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. Godly Play is a curriculum designed to help children explore faith through stories. Godly Play is open to 3 year olds up to 5th graders.


Thanks for your continued support of CornerStone's food pantry! October's suggested donations are ham, corned beef, and hamburger helper. November's suggested donations are Thanksgiving-related items.

Calendar for October 25 - November 1

Saturday, October 28

    *    4pm - Trunk or Treat

    *    5pm - Steak & Oyster Roast

Sunday, October 29

    *    9am - Choir Rehearsal

    *    10am - Holy Eucharist

    *    11am - Refreshments

    *    11:15am - Adult Formation

Monday, October 30

    *    6:30pm - EfM

Wednesday, November 1

    *    7:30pm - Choir Rehearsal