WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Sunday, October 7
The tradition of observing World Communion Sunday on the first Sunday of October to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation dates to 1933. This year at Immanuel on World Communion Sunday, our children will set the stage for our worship by processing into the sanctuary during the hymn of praise carrying bread from around the world to the altar. Special music by our choir will also enhance our worship. We will observe the Lord's Supper by coming forward to the altar to receive the elements.
Saturday, October 27
Children of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes at this annual event hosted by the Preschool & Children's Committee. Older children traverse the inflatable obstacle course while preschoolers play in the mini-bounce house. Children can win prizes at the game stations or have their faces painted. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the cookie bake-off. Free hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and drinks will be available. After hearing a Halloween story, children will go trunk-or-treating in the lower parking lot. The festivities will conclude with the flashlight pumpkin hunts - one for preschoolers and one for older children. Children should bring a bag or bucket to collect their goodies and a flashlight for the pumpkin hunt. If you would like to enter the bake-off or if you are willing to distribute candy to the children from the trunk of your car, contact Betty Kay Wasserman.
Young Women's Retreat
Penuel Ridge Retreat Center
November 16-17, 2018
During their fall overnight retreat at Penuel Ridge Retreat Center in Ashland City, the young women of Immanuel will examine prayers recorded in Scripture and explore creative ways to pray. The retreat begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $75 per woman, which includes dinner on Friday night and breakfast and lunch Saturday. The deadline to register for the retreat is Monday, November 12. Contact Pastor Tambi to reserve your space.
On Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM, Immanuel offers small group Bible studies for preschoolers through senior adults. Worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM. Childcare is provided for preschoolers during worship. Older children are encouraged to stop by the worship cart near the parlor prior to worship to choose a manipulative and pick up a coloring page to take into the sanctuary. A time for children is offered regularly during the worship service, led by either Pastor Steven or Pastor Tambi. Our adult choir leads us in worship each week, and the Handbell Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Girls Ensemble are involved seasonally. Children, youth, and adults read Scripture and offer prayers. We observe the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of most months.
On Wednesday evenings, our church family gathers in Fellowship Hall for supper from 5:00-5:50 p.m., followed by a brief time of announcements and prayer. Kindergartners through 6th graders participate in Children's Music from 5:00-5:40 PM. Childcare is offered for preschoolers beginning at 5:45 p.m. Children on Mission, Youth Group, adult programming, and the Adult Choir rehearsal take place from 6:00-7:00 PM. The Handbell Choir and the Brass Ensemble rehearse from 7:00-7:30 PM.