Enjoy barbeque, music, and more at the Old Church Garden Fair!
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Shrine Mont Parish Weekend
Last call for our parish weekend at Shrine Mont. We will be at our diocesan camp and conference center in Orkney Springs, Virginia from May 18 to May 20. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish House. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 6. If you have questions about Shrine Mont, please speak with the Rev. Chris Miller, David Jennings, or Eleanor Fukushima.
Ascension Day Service
On Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 PM we will have a special service celebrating one of seven principal feast days in the church year. Ascension Day commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after Easter Day. At our service, we will give special thanks for our Altar Guild and their commitment to serving Immanuel. We will have a potluck dinner in the parish house after the service - bring a dish! All are welcome to attend this special service where we will also bless our new altar hangings.
Old Church Garden Fair
Shop for deals on garden plants and homemade baked goods while you enjoy live music, homemade pork barbecue, historic church tours, and kids' activities. "God only knows what you'll find," at the Old Church Garden Fair, Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Immanuel.
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. Hanover County Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions.
Pull up a chair and tap your feet to music by the popular local band, "57 Degrees," while you enjoy Bill Jewell's famous 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. You can also local, grass-fed ground beef from Charlie Broaddus.
Make a teacup flower arrangement with freshly cut flowers from church members' gardens to take home or give to a friend. Members of the Altar Guild will teach you how. Teacups and mugs will be provided while supplies last, or bring your own cup and saucer.
Kids can play free carnival-style games, plant cups of flowers, enjoy a bounce tent and have their faces painted.
Be sure to make time for an insightful tour of the 1853 landmark church building and learn historical anecdotes from Marion Jones, Darryl Starnes, and David Jennings. 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 4. Baked goods and fresh flowers for teacup arrangements should be delivered to the parish house the Friday before the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thank you! Questions? Contact Kay Jewell or Jane Ruffin about plants, Nell Fukushima about baked goods, and Paula Neely about anything else.
Spring Adult Formation Class: Pentecost & Beyond: Living as Disciples in a 21st Century World
On Sundays after refreshments we will explore various New Testament passages which can lend insights for living as Christians in the present day. We will begin in Acts and end in Revelation, hearing what Paul, the writer of Hebrews, and John have to say about following in the footsteps of Jesus. No preparation is required; each class will be a stand-alone lesson, so join us when you can! For more info about the class, contact Joan Beal.
Thursday Bible Study
Join us for Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. We meet at 7:45 AM at the Parish House to study the upcoming Sunday's readings from the lectionary. Please reach out to David Jennings or the Rev. Chris Miller with questions.
We have a nursery available every Sunday during our 10 AM service. The nursery is located inside the Parish House building, next to the church.
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.
Have you ever thought about joining the choir? If so, now is the perfect time! The choir is currently rehearsing at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings right before worship. You don't need to commit beyond one Sunday at a time. Show up, get a choir robe, and have fun with fellow choir members. If you have any questions, just ask one of the choir members in the blue and white robes after church.
CornerStone Food Bank
Thanks for your continued support of CornerStone's food pantry! May's suggested items include peanut butter and jelly.
Calendar for May 2-9
* 9:55am - Godly Play in the Parish House
* 11:15am - Adult Formation
Monday, May 7
* 6:30pm - EfM