This Weeks Bulletin

This Week's Sunday Bulletin

Welcome to Immanuel

February 26, 2017

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

The Bigger They Are…
Revelation 18:9-20
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Worship Choir and Orchestra
Shine On Us

Evening Service
5:15pm, Atrium

Kings Come and Kings Go, But the Heart Stays Forever
1 Kings 14:21-15:8
Pastor Jesse Johnson


Core Strength
Tuesdays, 6am, A207

Core Strength
Join us as we work through the Fundamentals of the Faith through large-group presentations and small-group discussions.

Men of the Bible (MOB)
Tuesdays, 6:45–8:45pm, Choir/Seminar Room

Men of the Bible
The MOB gives you an opportunity to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with other men as we study God's Word together and apply God's truth in our lives. We are studying the book of Hebrews. For more information and registration, visit

Coming this Spring – Women's Conference!
Be Still – Finding True Rest for Your Soul
March 24–25, Atrium

Women's Spring Conference
This spring we have the privilege to welcome national speaker and author, Vicki Courtney, for our Women's Spring Conference. Vicki will be sharing with us how God alone can restore body, soul, and spirit. We have extended earlybird registration until March 6! Register now at to get the earlybird rate and be entered to win one of three giveaways at the conference, or stop by the Atrium today and talk to a team member who can help you register.

Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign

Thanks to all who partnered with Assist Pregnancy Center to help affirm life and share the hope of the Gospel through the Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign. The bottles can be returned today in the Atrium. Contact that Women's Ministry Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you have a question.

New Bible Study This Spring
Begins Wednesday, March 1, 9:30–11:30am

At this new Bible study for women, we will be learning the doctrinal foundations of the Spirit and what Scripture teaches about how to walk in the Spirit's empowerment. Childcare is available. Register online at

Abortion Recovery Bible Study

Forgiven and Set Free is a study to help free women from the bondage of guilt and grief that follows an abortion. To learn God's way of love and forgiveness, join this private group study led by women who have journeyed the path of abortion recovery. This group is sponsored by Assist Pregnancy Center and will be held on Thursdays, 9:30–11:30am, March 16–May 11. Find out more and register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pre-register by March 9 to reserve your materials and to receive location information.

IBC Home Educators (IBCHE)
Thursday, March 2, 7pm, Room A206

Please join us for our monthly parents meeting for food, fellowship, and discussion about homeschooling.

College Student Discipleship Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to serve but haven't found the right fit? Consider "Adopt-a-Patriot!" This new ministry is geared at pairing local college students with a family who can provide a "home away from home" through spiritual guidance and discipleship. Interested families should contact Pastoral Associate Jordan Standridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703.752.6674.


Discovering Immanuel
8am, Room A206

May 7
August 6

8am, Room A201

April 2
July 9


Adult Bible Fellowships

Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF's) are the "backbone" of the Immanuel body. Collectively, ABF members touch nearly every other ministry within Immanuel. This is a great time to join an ABF; visit the Immanuel website, to find a group that meets your needs.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars now for VBS, June 26–30th! AM Program: 9:30am–noon, 4 years by 9/30/17 through entering 3rd grade. Theme: "Under Construction, Building Hearts to Serve." PM Program: 7–9pm, entering 4th–entering 6th grades. Theme: "Project Serve." Cost: $15 (price increases to $20 on June 1st). Online registration begins on May 1st.

Parent Dinners

The Student Ministry staff would like to invite parents of middle and high school students to a potluck dinner at the Pinkston's home to get to know us and our vision for our ministry. This is an especially great opportunity if you are new to Immanuel or Student Ministries.To view dates and sign up, visit


Featured Missionary

Al & Duke ButkovichAllan and Pam Gardner
Virginia – International
Ambassadors for Christ, International (AFCI)

Allan is the International Ministry Advisor for AFCI, a position he assumed after 11 years (1991 – 2002) as AFCI's International Director. AFCI works with nationals to spread the Gospel and establish churches. Allan and Pam have traveled around the world encouraging nationals and ministering alongside them. For example, last year they took part in a training program for pastors and Christian leaders in Guadeloupe on church life and leadership development. AFCI has developed a two-year training program for emerging leaders to prepare younger staff members for leadership roles in the future. Alan and Pam are able to share historical and personal material with these younger staff members in person at conferences or through Allan's messages that have been video-taped for wider distribution.

Pam's book, Distressed but not Destroyed, tells the story of their family's experiences with their special needs daughter, Andrea. She relates how in the midst of adversity, pain and heartache, the family strengthened their relationship with God, developed contentment and joy, and experienced spiritual growth. The book is available in English and Spanish.

Prayer Requests:
1. For health, energy, and strength for Pam and Allan after his heart bypass surgery last June.
2. For AFCI teams working in sensitive and dangerous countries.
3. For the Lord to give them wisdom and insight as they counsel pastors and church leaders locally and internationally.

Support Mission Muffins - Sunday, March 5

Mission Muffins
With Central Union Mission's Ready2Cook program, employees learn baking, retail, marketing and business skills that make them ready for the job market. Every time you purchase these scrumptious muffins, not only are you getting the best baked goods money can buy, but you are helping to train and equip a homeless or employment-challenged individual to return to society. Learn more at

Serving Dinner at Central Union Mission

Volunteer to serve dinner, 4:45–6:30pm, March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit to see other opportunities to serve at the Mission.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Iraq - #7 | Additional information is available at


Health Challenges Support Group
Today, 3–5pm, Room A107

Health Challenges Support Group
Are you a caregiver? Do you struggle with a chronic illness? The Health Challenges Support group provides spiritual and emotional support. The next meeting topic is "Improving Your Thought Life." For more information, please call 703.813.1952 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grief Walk Support Group
Tuesday evening, March 14

Grief Walk Support Group
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 the second Tuesday of each month, 7–8:30pm. For information, please call 703.813.1958 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lay Counseling

Lay Counseling
There are times in our lives when we need Christ-centered, scripturally-based guidance, clarity, and perspective on the life issues we face. The Care and Counseling Ministry offers various support groups and trained lay counselors who have walked life's journey with its blessings, joys and sorrows. They offer comfort (listening & empathy), compassion (sustaining & healing), and care (reconciling & guiding). For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Care and Counseling Office, 703.813.1952, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Employment Openings for 2017-2018

ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers and Lower School Teaching Assistants (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit for more details and to apply.

Visiting Day at ICS: March 23 – Experience a day as an ICS student!

Visiting Day at ICS
Is your family considering a change to ICS? We are offering a great opportunity to show what ICS is all about. Current 3rd–7th grade students can experience a day as an ICS student on Thursday, March 23, 8am–1:30pm. Limited space is available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to RSVP.

Auction Items Needed

ICS is hosting a Fiesta & Auction on Friday, May 5. We need items for the auction such as vacations, unique opportunities/tours, sporting/entertainment tickets, etc. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a tax-deductible contribution that will make an impact for the next generation.


Fundamentals of Music Class
Part 2 – Sunday, February 26
11:30am–12:45pm, Choir Room

Interested in learning how to read music? This class will go over the basics of reading music and learning the difference between note values and pitches. We will cover basic skills and terminology that will make sight-reading music easier. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up. The class is free and open to anyone. Students will need to have attended the Part 1 class.


This Week at the Bookstore

The One Year BibleAttention men who missed out on the book We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein, written by Lt. Col. Steve Russell: the Bookstore has more copies in stock and discounted at 20% off.

Bookstore Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 11-4; Wednesday, 11-7; Sunday, 9-1 and 4:30-7. Closed Monday, Friday and Saturday.

Immanuel Christian School

Located in Springfield, VA, and serving families across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, our private Christian school offers challenging and engaging educational opportunities for students in grades K-8. Learn more.

KStation: Our Children's Ministry

KStation is our ministry to children, birth through 6th grade. High energy and impactful. Learn More...

Contact Us

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


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