Welcome to Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill on this Homecoming Sunday, as we begin another program year of worship, fellowship, outreach, education and formation, stewardship, care for one another and our world, and witness to what God in Christ has done, is doing, and will do. Welcome to you today, whether you are a visitor looking for a Church home or a long-established member of this congregation. At the passing of the Peace, when we greet one another before proceeding to Communion, please look around for someone you do not know and make sure to greet them.
What do we who make up the rich variety of God’s children who worship in this parish have in common? Somehow, in the mystery of God’s great love and plan for us, we are reminded here that we are children of God, we are loved beyond measure by God, and we have found ourselves placed within this community of the Church. We have found a home here. God has spoken to us here, probably in ways that are as unique as are we all.
If you are looking for a perfect congregation, this is not it. But if you are looking for a place and community where your experience, talents, perspectives, and faith are needed and will be put to use, and where we are absolutely committed to growing in the love of God and then practicing that love together, this may be just the place.
Our goal in all that we do is to honor and worship God and honor and love each other just as we have been loved. We worship and follow God-made-flesh in Jesus Christ, as our very name reflects. Immanuel means “God with Us” in Hebrew.
Our world is far from what it could or should be, and certainly far short of God’s dream for it and for us. Yet we are invited, individually, collectively, and by God’s grace, to join together to advance God’s Kingdom.
Won’t you join us?
God bless you all, and welcome.
The Reverend J. Randolph Alexander, Jr.
The newly-revised Vestry list is as follows:
Jim Wise, Senior Warden
Keith June, Junior Warden and Adult Formation/Discipleship
Karen Besser, Senior Ministry and Fellowship
Jim Clausen, Evangelism and Newcomers
Jamie Conrad, Stewardship
Mark Fearer, Pastoral Care
Kathryn Haskin, Buildings and Grounds
Danette "Dani" Kauffman, Planned Giving
Chandley McDonald, Outreach
Martha Shimkin, Worship
Francine Wargo, Communications
Hartley Wensing, Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Weekly Bible Study Opportunity
The Thursday morning Bible Study Group from Church of the Resurrection cordially invite all parishioners and neighbors of Immanuel to join them for weekly Bible Study each Thursday, in Immanuel's Fairchild Room (next to the Zabriskie Parish Hall), beginning at 8:00 a.m.
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