Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

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If you're up this morning, the OT Bible Study Tour has made it to Exodus 1-18! We'd love to have visitors and/or anyone interested in joining us regularly!

Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83935833778?pwd=RmhrVXBHMUkzSnFndnArUWVLZ3k1QT09

Abraham’s family has fulfilled God’s original command to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth (Exodus 1:7). But instead of ruling alongside God in his good world, the Israelites find themselves enslaved to a cruel leader in the land of Egypt.

In response to their cries, God raises up Moses as his representative to deliver the Israelites. Moses confronts Pharaoh and the gods of Egypt through ten plagues, culminating in the Passover. God strikes down the firstborn sons in the land but provides a way of escape through the blood of lambs.

When the Egyptians pursue the fleeing Israelites, God parts the waters of the sea for the Israelites to cross and swallows Pharaoh's army behind them. The first song of praise exalts God as their king and redeemer. However, shortly after, the Israelites begin grumbling, showing their own hardness of heart.
It was so wonderful to see all those familiar faces when we joined Randy’s birthday celebration this week! We miss y’all! 😘
Please enjoy the FaceBook page for my books (available on Amazon and Kindle). Take some time to savor the experience, and to explore the photo albums. There are four Photo Albums (you might have to select ‘see all’), one with links to 20 radio interviews, one with links to sites where my books can be purchased, and one of Sayings (Jualtisms), and one with a dozen newspaper articles. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. I also share diverse videos, which I recommend, for those with interest in metaphysical, paranormal, or spiritual things. You can find more about me by searching for ‘Jualt’. A web-site to leisurely enjoy and explore, with links to interviews, articles, and books:
https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeOfChristos/
On the behalf of everyone at Heifer International, thank you so much for hosting your "Heifer Fair" this past Sunday! We are so grateful for your continued support.
Please enjoy the FaceBook page for my books. Take some time to savor the experience, and to explore the photo albums. There are four Photo Albums, one with links to 19 radio interviews, one with links to sites where my books can be purchased, and one of Sayings (Jualtisms), and one with a dozen newspaper articles. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. I also share diverse videos, which I recommend, for those with interest in metaphysical, paranormal, or spiritual things. You can find more about me by searching for ‘Jualt’. A web-site to leisurely enjoy and explore, with links to interviews, articles, and books:
https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeOfChristos/
Good morning, everybody! Worship at Immanuel will go on today as scheduled (8, 9, 11:15), but everyone should please exercise caution if heading out. Take care of yourselves, and we'll see you when we see you. God bless!
Volunteers needed Saturday Nov 3, for any amount of time you can give between 9 AM and 1 PM. At Zabriskie chapel - for Pumpkin clean up and tidying up the grounds! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!
Words that the United States government has spoken at its beginning.
Hey, Immanualites!! We’re thinking of you as you start the Pumpkin Patch’s 25th year! We have many fond memories of all that goes into the efforts of this month:
Sore backs, weekends spent running the Patch, greeting people, adding up pumpkins, and generally bringing in the money that will be used for good. Go get ‘em, y’all! And remember: have fun!
Shrinemont Weekend 2018

Visit us at www.immanuel-on-the-hill.org

Operating as usual

09/17/2021
09/17/2021

Worship Opportunities Sunday, September 19:
New for Immanuel, we are calling Sunday, the 19th, Lament Sunday, focusing on many of the personal and communal losses we have experienced during the pandemic, thus far. This theme will be reflected in the music and in the prayers, and we will resume offering individual healing prayers – now, every Sunday -- after receiving Communion.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I at Zabriskie Chapel
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Immanuel Chapel and Livestreamed on YouTube
1:00 p.m. **NOTE NEW TIME** Outdoor Holy Eucharist at Zabriskie Chapel
We are asking that masks be worn at all indoor services. Communion will be celebrated with bread only.
For those not quite ready to worship indoors, there will be a simple outdoor Eucharist at 1:00 p.m. in the gardens behind Zabriskie. Please bring your own chair.
There is no need to register in advance for any of these services -- please join us!

Worship Opportunities Sunday, September 19:
New for Immanuel, we are calling Sunday, the 19th, Lament Sunday, focusing on many of the personal and communal losses we have experienced during the pandemic, thus far. This theme will be reflected in the music and in the prayers, and we will resume offering individual healing prayers – now, every Sunday -- after receiving Communion.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I at Zabriskie Chapel
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Immanuel Chapel and Livestreamed on YouTube
1:00 p.m. **NOTE NEW TIME** Outdoor Holy Eucharist at Zabriskie Chapel
We are asking that masks be worn at all indoor services. Communion will be celebrated with bread only.
For those not quite ready to worship indoors, there will be a simple outdoor Eucharist at 1:00 p.m. in the gardens behind Zabriskie. Please bring your own chair.
There is no need to register in advance for any of these services -- please join us!

09/17/2021

Saturday, September 18 @ 5:30 PM at Immanuel Chapel: Creation Care, Shrinemonters, and Family Eucharist

This coming Saturday we are having the first of our monthly Family Services with dinner (social distancing appropriate)! This service will involve our wonderful Creation Care team and have activities and lessons for children (and children at heart) AND the readings and brief family friendly homily will be about caring for God's Creation. Instead of a paragraph describing it all, we offer you these bulletin points:
- The Nursery will be available!
- Fun music! Shrinemonters!
- Stuff for kids to do!
- A Creation Care topic many of our teenagers care deeply about!
- Dinner provided! (No charge, but we will take an offering and half will go to food / CYF services, and half will go to the Creation Care Ministry budget)
- Bring your friends!

Saturday, September 18 @ 5:30 PM at Immanuel Chapel: Creation Care, Shrinemonters, and Family Eucharist

This coming Saturday we are having the first of our monthly Family Services with dinner (social distancing appropriate)! This service will involve our wonderful Creation Care team and have activities and lessons for children (and children at heart) AND the readings and brief family friendly homily will be about caring for God's Creation. Instead of a paragraph describing it all, we offer you these bulletin points:
- The Nursery will be available!
- Fun music! Shrinemonters!
- Stuff for kids to do!
- A Creation Care topic many of our teenagers care deeply about!
- Dinner provided! (No charge, but we will take an offering and half will go to food / CYF services, and half will go to the Creation Care Ministry budget)
- Bring your friends!

09/16/2021

Bishop Susan Goff Announces Appointment of Diocesan Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing
9/16/2021
The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority, is honored to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr. as the Diocese of Virginia’s first Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing.

In this role, Dr. Hill will collaborate with lay and ordained leaders to engage all congregations and diocesan organizations in the work of healing across racial and other divides. He will support existing ministries of racial justice and healing, work with groups across the Diocese in the development of new ministries, and facilitate courageous dialogue about race that is rooted in Christ and that honors different experiences. He begins his ministry in the Diocese in early November.

“I can scarcely contain my excitement about the Rev. Dr. Hill and I can’t wait until the people of this Diocese meet him,” said Bishop Goff. “He brings passion, energy, abiding faith and deep joy to the important and challenging work that lies ahead of us. We are going to learn so much together as we work intentionally toward justice and healing of divides. God bless the beginning of this chapter of our diocesan life.”

Since 2010, Dr. Hill has served as the Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in San Diego, California. He previously served on the senior ministerial staff of The Riverside Church in New York City; Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC; and Emmanuel Baptist Church, also in Winston-Salem. He is an ordained minister in both the Alliance of Baptists and the United Church of Christ. Dr. Hill holds a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University and a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University. He also holds a post-graduate certificates from Princeton Theological Seminary, the Morehouse College of Pastoral Leadership, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University. A native Virginian, Dr. Hill attended Chesterfield County Public Schools and George Mason University.

At the November 2020 Annual Convention of the Diocese, Bishop Goff announced plans for the creation of the position of Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing. In June 2021, in consultation with diocesan governing bodies and key leadership groups, the Bishop’s Office launched a nationwide search that led to the calling of Dr. Hill.

“I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in this inaugural role,” said Dr. Hill. “I am honored to join such a gifted and talented staff in ministry and eager to share in ministry with such a broad and diverse community. Advancing and supporting the ministry of racial justice and healing in the dismantling of racism, colonialism, and white supremacy throughout the Diocese will require tremendous courage, audacious imagination, bold hope—and the empowering of the Holy Spirit to realize healing and flourishing. Through the selection process as I met with Bishop Goff, members of the staff, and representatives of the Diocese, clergy and lay—I felt, very deeply, the transformative power of the Spirit in the fashioning new hopes. I am excited to begin this new chapter—and pray God’s riches blessings for our journey ahead.”

Bishop Susan Goff Announces Appointment of Diocesan Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing
9/16/2021
The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority, is honored to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr. as the Diocese of Virginia’s first Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing.

In this role, Dr. Hill will collaborate with lay and ordained leaders to engage all congregations and diocesan organizations in the work of healing across racial and other divides. He will support existing ministries of racial justice and healing, work with groups across the Diocese in the development of new ministries, and facilitate courageous dialogue about race that is rooted in Christ and that honors different experiences. He begins his ministry in the Diocese in early November.

“I can scarcely contain my excitement about the Rev. Dr. Hill and I can’t wait until the people of this Diocese meet him,” said Bishop Goff. “He brings passion, energy, abiding faith and deep joy to the important and challenging work that lies ahead of us. We are going to learn so much together as we work intentionally toward justice and healing of divides. God bless the beginning of this chapter of our diocesan life.”

Since 2010, Dr. Hill has served as the Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in San Diego, California. He previously served on the senior ministerial staff of The Riverside Church in New York City; Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC; and Emmanuel Baptist Church, also in Winston-Salem. He is an ordained minister in both the Alliance of Baptists and the United Church of Christ. Dr. Hill holds a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University and a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University. He also holds a post-graduate certificates from Princeton Theological Seminary, the Morehouse College of Pastoral Leadership, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University. A native Virginian, Dr. Hill attended Chesterfield County Public Schools and George Mason University.

At the November 2020 Annual Convention of the Diocese, Bishop Goff announced plans for the creation of the position of Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing. In June 2021, in consultation with diocesan governing bodies and key leadership groups, the Bishop’s Office launched a nationwide search that led to the calling of Dr. Hill.

“I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in this inaugural role,” said Dr. Hill. “I am honored to join such a gifted and talented staff in ministry and eager to share in ministry with such a broad and diverse community. Advancing and supporting the ministry of racial justice and healing in the dismantling of racism, colonialism, and white supremacy throughout the Diocese will require tremendous courage, audacious imagination, bold hope—and the empowering of the Holy Spirit to realize healing and flourishing. Through the selection process as I met with Bishop Goff, members of the staff, and representatives of the Diocese, clergy and lay—I felt, very deeply, the transformative power of the Spirit in the fashioning new hopes. I am excited to begin this new chapter—and pray God’s riches blessings for our journey ahead.”

09.12.2021 Holy Eucharist Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 09/12/2021

09.12.2021 Holy Eucharist Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Oooh, take me to church!

https://youtu.be/gM-kxuY_MyU

09.12.2021 Holy Eucharist Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

[09/11/21]   A Letter of Remembrance on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 from our Bishop, Susan Goff

Today we remember. We reassemble the pieces of all that we experienced and witnessed twenty years ago. We literally re-member them as we put those pieces together with all that we have seen and felt and learned since that terrible day.

We remember those who died in New York City, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and right here in Virginia. We thank God for their lives, mourn their deaths, and pray for those who love them as they remember today.

We remember those who survived in New York and at the Pentagon. We recognize their long walks to safety and their long, long hours of fear and uncertainty. We give thanks for acts of simple kindness as strangers helped each other.

We remember the first responders who made great sacrifices for the sake of others. We honor the sacrifices they continue to make as many live with mysterious illness related to their service that day.

We remember the congregations of our Diocese that gathered together in prayer that night and all week long, and who provided practical, hands-on support to survivors and to the families of those who died.

We remember the ways that people of our congregations came together in prayer and service with people across differences of many kinds, including our Muslim siblings who were immediate targets of suspicion and hate.

We remember. We put the pieces back together as we tell stories and as we pray. We remember because the very act of remembering brings the past right into our present where we redouble our resolve to walk in love and to work for the healing of all that was lost and broken that day, and in the months and years after.

A Collect for the Nation (Book of Common Prayer)
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: On this twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001, give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Ecumenical Patriarch, Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury call for the Protection of Creation 09/08/2021

Ecumenical Patriarch, Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury call for the Protection of Creation

Ecumenical Patriarch, Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury call for the Protection of Creation The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, issue joint message on creation.

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Join us this week in praying for one of our Outreach partners, the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium.

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC) is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor kindergarten and first-grade students who are deficient in reading skills. ATC works in partnership with the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), Alexandria’s faith community, and the community at large. Tutors receive training in a proven and effective tutoring program that was developed at the University of Virginia. Tutors are assigned to one of the nine schools we serve and typically tutor one or two 30 to 45-minute sessions each week.

May their ministry to those who are learning to read be blessed.

https://alexandriatutors.org/

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08.22.2021 Holy Eucharist Thirtheenth Sunday after Pentecost 08/22/2021

08.22.2021 Holy Eucharist Thirtheenth Sunday after Pentecost

If you didn't make it to worship this morning, OR if you're not sure about meeting us outside tonight at Zabriskie, you can still worship with us in our online format!

Rev Susan preached a good word today!

https://youtu.be/Wq152M8G_8Y

08.22.2021 Holy Eucharist Thirtheenth Sunday after Pentecost Whether you are just visiting or looking for a new spiritual home, we are truly happy to welcome you to the YouTube channel of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill. W...

Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill - YouTube 08/22/2021

Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill - YouTube

Please worship with us at one of the in-person services this Sunday, August 22:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I at Zabriskie Chapel

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II at Immanuel Chapel and Livestreamed on YouTube

6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II Outdoors behind Zabriskie Chapel (please bring a chair)

At indoor worship services, we are still asking for masks to be worn, in consideration of children who have not yet been vaccinated.

For those not quite ready to worship indoors, there will be a simple outdoor Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. in the gardens behind Zabriskie. Please bring your own chair.

Communion will be celebrated with bread only. There is no need to register in advance for any of these services -- please join us!

If you are, for any reason, unable to join us in person, please consider joining us on YouTube at or after 10:30. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFoz8u0DpT9QiCOY8_I9AfA

Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill - YouTube The YouTube Channel for Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in Alexandria, Va. Established in 1941 by the Virginia Theological Seminary, The Very Rev. Alexander C. Z...

Lifelong Learning The Visual Interpretation of Scripture 08/20/2021

Lifelong Learning The Visual Interpretation of Scripture

Monday, September 20 "Bible Meets Art: Visual Interpretation of Scripture" Begins

Immanuel's relationship with, and proximity to, Virginia Theological Seminary present very special opportunities for the parish -- one of which is the chance to pursue lifelong learning through VTS' continuing education offerings (click here for general information https://vts.edu/lifelong-learning/continuing-education/).

For instance, you can join VTS Professor Dr. Stephen Cook (online or in-person) in an exploration of how the visual arts inform and enrich study of scripture in a new 6-part series beginning September 20, called "Bible Meets Art: Visual Interpretation of Scripture." There is a cost to attend. You can register or find more information about the course here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bible-meets-art-visual-interpretation-of-scripture-tickets-163241809647?aff=eand (and see a video from Dr. Cook here https://vimeo.com/589072371).

Lifelong Learning The Visual Interpretation of Scripture Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bible-meets-art-visual-interpretation-of-scripture-tickets-163241809647?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=5551b90fd7&mc_eid=d105bc0fc9

[08/19/21]   Prayer for Haiti from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry,

Eternal God, send forth your Sprit to encourage and strengthen the people of Haiti in these difficult times. We pray especially for those impacted by the recent earthquake. Encourage and strengthen those who help and support others. In your mercy, receive the souls of those who have died; comfort their families and loved ones. Surround with your presence the sick and suffering. Aid the work of those who still search and rescue. Empower the medical and aid workers and all who labor to heal.

Likewise, inspire and empower the resolve of the nations and peoples of the world to be your instruments of help and healing. Stir up the might of your love and compassion among the nations to rally resources and stay the course until the humanitarian job is accomplished.

Lastly, enfold and uphold the people of Haiti—from the youngest newly born to the oldest among us—in the arms of your love and the strength of your might. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

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3606 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA
22304

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Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is a dynamic, prayerful and welcoming Episcopal congregation located on the corner of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane in Alexandria,Virginia. Originally the parish church of the Virginia Theological Seminary, we have been shaped and challenged by the mission imperative to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel." (Mark 16:15) Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill welcomes seekers on all phases of the spiritual journey. We worship according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer with strong music programs for children and adults. We consider Christian formation to be a lifelong adventure. From the children's nursery to Sunday School, Godly Play, Children's Church and youth activities, to Bible studies, prayer groups, adult forums, Education for Ministry .and our evening School for the Spirit - learning opportunities abound! We strive to demonstrate our love for God, for neighbor and for one another through mission and ministry. Our annual pumpkin sale energizes the entire parish and raises tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for local outreach and international mission work. Our responsibility as 21st century Christians is to demonstrate Christ's love to a hurting and broken world. Our outreach initiatives are guided by the Millenium Development Goals. We work we give and we pray for an end to poverty, injustice, prejudice and oppression. We see each and every human being as a beloved Child of God, a brother or sister for whom Jesus died. We honor our Creator by being careful stewards of creation - continually monitoriing our carbon footprint and striving to live with the awareness of our responsibility for stewardship of all that God has given us. We invite you to join us - for Sunday worship, for special activities or educationsl programs, or even in the Pumpkin Patch! If you are a Facebook friend from far away - we welcome your virtual presence and prayers. Come and visit us when you are in the neighborhood!

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 7:45am - 8:30am
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