Out of Old Church - September 27, 2018

THIS SUNDAY AT IMMANUEL

Acolyte Training

Those interested should remain in the church after worship for the Acolyte Training. Youth are strongly encourage to participate.

Flu Shots

If you signed up to receive a flu shot, Sunday is the day! Please go to the Parish House immediately after service.

FROM THE RECTOR

Thanks to three anonymous donations, we are getting a major appliance upgrade in the Parish House kitchen. Once they arrive, you will notice a new refrigerator, a new freezer, and two new stoves/ovens.

It has been a safety concern and a priority on our list to upgrade the current stove/oven. While it is a high quality appliance, it is old enough that it does not have automatic pilot lights. That means that when the wind blows the pilot lights out, propane flows through the building. 

With these upgrades our Cherub children and all who use the Parish House will be much safer.

We give thanks for all forms of stewardship, especially contributions that improve our safety and the functionality of our Parish House.

With gratitude,
Chris

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, September 30th

Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10AM
Nursery & Godly Play

Acolyte Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15AM

Adult Formation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15AM

Flu Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15AM

Wednesday, October 3rd

Choir Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7PM

AN OPPORTUNTY TO SERVE

Last year's Trunk or Treat turned out to be a great success and we are very excited to be offering this community outreach event again on October 27th. This is a wonderful opportunity for young families to visit Immanuel and experience Christ's love through you and your hospitality. We hope that you will consider participating! If would like to do so we ask that you arrive no later than 3:45PM in the church circle with a car or truck decorated for Halloween along with packaged candy to hand out to the children of Old Church. Please email Megan Heath at mheath@immanueloc.org if you have any questions and to confirm your participation.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Blessing of the Animals . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, October 7th

Our annual service of Holy Eucharist with the blessing of the animals is set for Sunday, October 7. Animals that are house trained and comfortable in crowds of people and animals are welcome in the church during our 10 AM service. Farm animals are welcome and encouraged to congregate in the circle in front of the church. 

Trunk or Treat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, October 27th @ 4PM

Steak & Oyster Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, October 27th @ 5:30PM

Tickets are on sale for the Steak and Oyster Roast. Tickets are $35 per adult. Children's tickets are free. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. Please speak with Sally Montgomery, Patti Bartol, Karen Cash, or Jeff Piland to purchase your tickets. Additionally, you can email events@immanueloc.org if you have any questions about purchasing tickets. Tickets are already selling quickly! 

ATTENTION IMMANUEL YOUTH & PARENTS

CALLING ALL MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

We are hoping to get our youth involved in the monthly dinner preparations for the Men's Shelter in Richmond. Please email cmiller@immanueloc.org if you have a middle or high school student so we can share more information about this opportunity to serve our community. 

GODLY PLAY

Godly Play, our children’s formation program for age 4 through 5th grade takes place in the Parish House during the first half of the 10 AM worship service. We will have Godly Play on the following dates this fall: 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9.

NURSERY

We have a nursery available every Sunday during our 10 AM service. The nursery is located in the Parish House.

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE

CALLING ALL TABLE CLOTHS

If you have any tablecloths that belong to Immanuel, could you please bring them to the Parish House on Sunday? You can leave them on one of the long side tables in the front entrance to the Parish House. 

PRAYER LIST UPDATES

Email cmiller@immanueloc.org and mheath@immanueloc.org if you would like a name included on the prayer list for four weeks (short term) or indefinitely (long term).

CORNERSTONE FOOD BANK

September’s suggested donation items include vegetables and beans. Please leave contributions just inside the main entrance of the church.

OFFICE HOURS

Chris is available in the office during general office hours: 9AM-12PM / 2PM-4PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Advanced appointments are recommended and appreciated.

PASTORAL EMERGENCIES

In the case of pastoral emergencies, call (804) 779-3454. Please leave a message if no one answers.

SERVING ON SUNDAY

Crucifier: Anna Joyce
Chalice Bearer: Brian Stout
Lay Reader: Lindsay Ryland
Nursery: Pam Fulton & Heather Wilson
Refreshments: Charlie Broaddus

Altar Guild: Belinda Cowling & Boo Elmore
Ushers: Mark Ivanhoe & Jason Anderson
Vestry Person of the Day: Irene Hollins

IN OUR PRAYERS

Peg Babyak
Carolyn Oakley
Thomas Beal
Steve Colvin
Ed Coppage
Susan Donaghy
Bill Jewell
Virginia Kenny
John Kreynus
Priscilla Lloyd
Hiroko McCaul
Hubie Plaster
The Ryan Family
Linden Updike
Leigh Wilson
Molly Gray
Mina Pearlman
Jane Buford
Anne Cooper
Paul Donaghy
Ann Garner
Elsie Johnson
Olivia Koenig
Tom Lively
Rowan Mackey
Richard Neely
Donna Raubenstine
Arianna Stewart
Winston Wheeler