This Weeks Bulletin

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This Week's Sunday Bulletin

December 10, 2017

Sunday Morning Services
8am, 9:30am, 11am
Worship Center

Bi-Focal Evangelism
2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Prelude: Handbells
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Choir and Orchestra
Ring the Bells

Offertory: Handbells
Joyful and Triumphant

Christmas Concert
6pm, Worship Center

Visit ibc.church/christmas for tickets.

DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES

Men's Ministry Bible Study Groups

Core Strength: Tuesdays, 6-7am, Room A207; studying the Book of Acts.
Men of the Bible (MOB): Tuesdays, 6:45-8:45pm, Choir/Seminar Room; studying the Book of Romans.
Visit ibc.church/men for more information.

Wounded Warrior Ministry

We will be hosting our annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration Dinner for the Warrior Transition Unit (W2) at Ft. Belvoir on Wednesday evening, December 13th. We will be collecting donations and signing up workers today in the Atrium. For information, contact John/Linda Sperling, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 703.440.8874.

EMOMS
Wednesday, December 13, 7-9pm, Room A207

EMOMS
In the midst of a hustling, bustling Christmas season, it can be difficult to keep our focus on the Reason for the Season! Advent is not just about acknowledging Jesus, but adoring Him. Christmas is not about presents and decorations, but about worship. So, come let us adore Christ as Deidre Johnson speaks about how to worship Him personally and how to form Christ-centered traditions for our families. Even if you've never been to one of our meetings before, it's never too late to join. Visit ibc.church/emoms for more information.

Women's Coffeehouse - An Evening of Grace
Friday, February 2, 7pm, Atrium
(Snow date - February 9)

Women's Coffeehouse
Women's Ministry invites you to join us for a special evening in February when we transform the Atrium into a warm and inviting Coffeehouse. The evening will include the perfect blend of gourmet desserts, a delicious coffee bar, beautiful music and sweet fellowship. We will also hear from our own Sonya Spillmann as she shares her story of grief and grace. Tickets are only $5. This will be the perfect opportunity to invite that friend, neighbor, or co-worker and pour a cup of grace and friendship into her life. You can purchase tickets at ibc.church/coffeehouse or in the Bookstore.

Coming this Spring - Women's Conference
Even Better Than Eden, March 9-10, 2018

Women's Spring Conference
This spring we have the privilege of welcoming back one of our favorite speakers and Bible study authors, Nancy Guthrie. Check it out at ibc.church/guthrie. Register online or in the Bookstore now to get the earlybird rate and be entered to win one of three giveaways at the conference. This would make a great Christmas gift to give to a friend or family member.

Individual and Family Portraits

Photos will be taken in the Atrium during each of the four Advent Sundays beginning December 3 and ending December 24, 8:15am-1:15pm. They are used to update the IBC database and will be made available, at no cost, as digital downloads to families and individuals for their use.

Parking Spaces

Immanuel has had many first-time visitors the last few weeks, and the designated parking spaces for them (near the Bookstore and near Door #4) have been occupied by other vehicles. Please allow our visitors to park in these spaces. Thank you for your cooperation.

UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP AND BAPTISM CLASSES

Discovering Immanuel
8am, Room A206

February 11
May 6
ibc.church/membership

Baptism
8am, Room A201

January 14
April 8
ibc.church/baptism

NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES

Family Christmas Tree Project

Family Tree
Bring in your family photo Christmas cards and post them on our Family Christmas Tree located in the B100 Wing (by the Nursery). What a blessing to be part of the Immanuel family. We can't wait to see your family photos hanging on our tree!

Wednesday Night Small Groups
7-9pm at IBC

Middle and high school small groups are going through a new series called "The Bible Tells Me So?"

Student Ministry T-Shirts

We have t-shirts with our new ministry logos available for purchase. Please contact Holly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information on how to order, or stop by the Bookstore.
ISM T-Shirts

MISSION & OUTREACH

Featured Missionary

Sarah BrandtSarah Brandt
Germany
Youth for Christ

Sarah is in her second year of ministry to high school students at Black Forest Academy (BFA) in Kandern, Germany. She is a Resident Assistant at Haus Jesse to twelve girls who represent missionary families living in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Adequate schooling for their children is an important concern for missionaries, and although they might not prefer to send their children away for school, BFA offers a better option than inadequate education or leaving the field to move back to their home countries.

On week days the girls follow a routine after school that includes snack, free time, dinner together, chores, quiet hours for study, and a snack or dessert before lights out. Weekends include activities such as movies, hikes, and cooking. There are also large-group activities such as class field trips or taking the whole high school to Herbstmesse, the big Fall Festival in Basel, Switzerland. Sarah is getting to know the girls in her dorm better by spending one-on-one time with them.

Prayer Requests:

1. For God's Spirit to show Sarah and her teammates how to care for and love each girl.
2. For the girls to handle the stresses of school, managing their time, making new friends, and living away from their families.
3. For the girls to know that they are always in God's hands and to grow spiritually.

Auto Ministry

Have a good used vehicle you would like to donate to Immanuel? Because we do not sell the automobile, but re-donate it as a gift to an individual or family, you are allowed to take the fair market value of the vehicle as a tax-deductible donation when itemizing. We currently have a waiting list of people who have a genuine need for a vehicle. Please visit ibc.church/auto to give us more information about the car you would be interested in donating. Contact: Craig Curtis, 703.256.1252, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Operation Christmas Miracle at Central Union Mission

Help children and families who are struggling financially experience love, joy and the Gospel this Christmas. Support a child, host a toy drive, or give a gift card to a family. Drop gifts off at the IBC Atrium until December 12. To sign up, go to missiondc.org/christmas. For questions or to volunteer at the Christmas party for the families on December 16th, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Mauritania - #47 | Additional information is available at ibc.church/worldwatchlist.

CARE & COUNSELING

Grief Walk Support Group
New Date - Monday, December 11

Grief Walk
Please join us for help and encouragement if you are grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Grief Walk offers a place where hurting people can find healing and hope in Christ. We meet at Matthew Place on the second Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm. For information, please call 703.813.1952, or email Joanne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyers are available in the Atrium.

Lay Counseling At Immanuel

Christ-centered, scripturally-based guidance, clarity, and perspective on the life issues we face. Our Care and Counseling Ministry offers various support groups and trained lay counselors who have walked life's journey with its blessings, joys and sorrows. For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Care and Counseling Office, 703.813.1952, or email Joanne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MUSIC & WORSHIP

Christmas Concert
Sing We Noel: A New Classic
December 10

Christmas Concerts
Tonight is the last night to see this year's Christmas Concert. Tickets are available in the Bookstore and online at ibc.church/christmas.

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Open Houses Scheduled

ICS
You've seen the projects on the walls outside the classrooms. Now is your opportunity to see inside the classrooms! Come to our 'First Look Fridays' Open Houses scheduled throughout the year, 9 -11am, to see ICS in action. The next date is December 8. RSVP at icsva.org/admissions.

Giant, Safeway and Harris Teeter Shoppers

Please remember to designate Immanuel Christian School for each frequent shopper grocery program if you don't already have a school to sponsor. Simply go to icsva.org for the links to each website to designate ICS. Thank you for helping to support ICS students each time you shop!

Substitute Teachers Needed

Download applications at icsva.org and mail to ICS.

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

This Week at the Bookstore

Immanuel Christian BookstoreAs we move closer to the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child and His coming for our redemption, pick up one of the Bookstore's great books that will help you ponder, remember, and wonder again at the news of the Christ Child. If you are looking for a good witnessing tool, send a card with the message of good news of salvation. All Christmas boxed cards are 25% off, and books, DVDs and CDs are 20% off through December while supplies last. Shop early for the best selection!

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6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


703-941-4124

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