This Weeks Bulletin

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This Week's Sunday Bulletin

February 23, 2020

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

The Gospel According to the Father: Predestination
Ephesians 1:3-6
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Evening Service
5:15pm, Atrium

God Orchestrates
Esther 2
Pastor Jesse Johnson

DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES

Men's Ministry Studies

Core Strength: Tuesdays, 6am, Room A207;
MOB (Men of the Bible): Tuesdays, 6:45pm, W102 (Seminar Room);
Defending Biblical Inerrancy (DBI): Thursdays, 8-9pm, conference call
For registration and dial-in instructions, contact Dr. Ron Bashian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women's Spring Conference
March 20-21

women's conference
Have you registered yet for the Women's Spring Conference at IBC? Cindy Easley and her daughter, Hanna Seymour, will speak on Living Transformed in a Broken Culture. They will be teaching from Romans 12 on how to think clearly, love authentically, and engage peacefully with others. This is a highlight of the year for women at Immanuel, and we have special things planned for the conference including a catered lunch and relevant breakout sessions on Saturday. Register now to receive a discount and be entered for one of three fabulous giveaways. Registration is available at ibc.church/transformed, at the Women's Ministry table in the Atrium and in the Bookstore.

Elder Saturday Prayer

The elders of Immanuel meet every Saturday morning for prayer at 7am in the Prayer Room. The congregation is invited to join them on the first Saturday of every month. They look forward to seeing you there next Saturday, March 7.

Be an Usher or Greeter

The usher/greeter ministry needs volunteers to serve at all morning services. Greeters serve from 15 minutes prior until 15 minutes after the service starts. Ushers are on duty from 15 minutes prior until after the offering is collected. Most elect to serve every other month, but some serve every month. The schedule is flexible and the impact is significant. If you are interested, please contact Ken Hess, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 703.813.2057.

Job Opportunity

Immanuel Christian Bookstore has an opening for Bookstore Manager-Lead Associate. This 28-hour-per-week position is available immediately. Training will be hands on with the current manager. Those interested in applying can email their résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it off at the Church Office. Experience in retail sales, management and a love for serving people are necessary.

Are You Missing Something?

If you have lost or misplaced an item, stop by the Welcome Center on Sundays and the volunteers can direct you to the Lost and Found. You may also drop by during the week, 10am–4pm, and a church staff member will be happy to help you.

UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP AND BAPTISM CLASSES

Discovering Immanuel
8am, Room A209/211

May 10
August 9
November 15

ibc.church/membership

Baptism
8AM, Room A201

April 19
July 12
October 11

ibc.church/baptism

NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES

KStation Volunteer Opportunities

KStation
Come and join the team sharing Christ with the next generation! Opportunities are available to serve every other week. Visit ibc.church/team for the list of volunteer openings. For more information, contact Jenny Britton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Snacks Needed for KStation

Snack donations are needed for our children's classes: Goldfish, animal crackers, pretzels, Ritz, and Graham Crackers. Please bring your donations to the Resource Room. Thank you!

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

For Middle and High School students. Visit immanuelstudents.com for information.
Small Groups: Wednesdays, 7-9pm
March 19–22: Renown Conference

MISSION & OUTREACH

Featured Missionary

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Matt and Karlyn Geiger
Pennsylvania – U.S.
DiscipleMakers

Matt and Karlyn serve with DiscipleMakers, which seeks to fulfill the Great Commission on college and university campuses. Their motto is "Reaching the campus . . . Reaching the world." Matt and Karlyn work with university students in Pennsylvania, most notably at Penn State, by sharing the Gospel, doing Bible studies, discipling students and training students to minister.

One of the universities where Matt and Karlyn serve has a large number of international undergraduate students. Of the sixteen students who came to Pennsylvania to intern with them last summer, four reached out to the hundreds of international students there, building friendships and engaging them in Bible discussions. In the fall forty international students came to the first DiscipleMakers event, and throughout the semester over 20 nations were represented by the students. At the DiscipleMakers fall conference, Matt led a Missions Fair to raise awareness of the call God has placed on His children to make disciples of all nations, and over 100 students signed up as interested in spending their summer serving the Lord.

Prayer Requests:
1. For wisdom for Matt and Karlyn as they present Jesus to people from various backgrounds, cultures and religions.
2. For Matt and Karlyn as they train students to help reach international students.
3. For good health for Matt and Karlyn and their family, especially Karlyn, who is dealing with a lingering illness.

Donate Hotel Travel-Size Toiletries

Are you a frequent traveler? Help Central Union Mission by donating travel-size toiletries that are given out to their overnight guests. The Mission estimates a savings of over $1000 a year through these donations. It also makes their guests feel special to have their own private toiletries. The items may be brought any Sunday to the Mission donation basket in the Atrium. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clean Out Those Closets!

You can help provide hope and confidence to those Central Union Mission serves by donating new or gently used clothing. Men's, women's and children's clothes for any season are appreciated. Please drop off donations at Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts, Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The Mission is open 24 hours a day and tax receipts will be provided. Contact: 202.745.7118.

CARE & COUNSELING

Conflict in Marriage Seminar
May 29-30, Immanuel Bible Church

Conflict in Marriage
Open to those who seek to strengthen their ministry to couples. Speakers: Aaron Sironi is a faculty member at CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation) and the counseling training coordinator. He holds an MS in marital and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lauren Whitman holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She has been counseling for 10 years and works mainly with couples and adult women. Please visit ibc.church/conflict for details and registration. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 703.813.1952.

Grief Walk Support Group
Monday, March 9

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 Monday of each month, 7–8:30pm. For information, please call 703.813.1952 or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Counseling

As members of the body of Christ, we have a special responsibility to bear a message of hope. Christ-centered lay counseling can be very helpful to re-orient our perspectives in a gentle, humble way while helping with the capacity to endure and rebuild. For more information about meeting with one of our lay counselors, please email Joanne Owens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Rob Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also use our online counseling contact form at ibc.church/ccform.

MUSIC & WORSHIP

Easter Pageant Make-Up Volunteers

As part of our Easter Pageant, we have opportunities to serve on the Make-Up Team. We are looking for people, college age and older, to help with this team. Contact the Music & Worship Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are interested.

The Cross – 2020 Easter Pageant
April 3–5 and 9–11

Our Worship Center is transforming into first century Jerusalem for the Easter season. We will celebrate the hope of the cross through drama, music, and dance, in this year's pageant, The Cross. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Tickets are available now for $5 at ibc.church/easter. Childcare is available for ages birth through kindergarten for select pageants, and we will have a child-friendly service on April 4. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Employment Openings

ICS is now accepting applications for teachers (Kindergarten, MS, and High School). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. We also have an opening for an Athletic Director (MS & HS, full-time) and Elementary Teaching Assistants (part-time). Additional openings include full-time and part-time administrative office support positions, a Recess Supervisor (part-time) and an IT Specialist (full-time). Visit icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.

Substitute Teacher Position

Immanuel Christian School is accepting applications for 3rd-6th grade Science long-term substitute teacher (bachelor’s degree required). This is a full-time position that begins in early March through the remainder of the academic year. Please send your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visiting Day: March 5

Have you considered a change to private Christian school? Come see what ICS is all about. Current 3rd-7th grade students are invited for Visiting Day at ICS. Students experience a morning as an ICS student and meet new friends when they visit, 8am-1:30pm. Lunch is included! Register by March 1 at icsva.org/visiting-day. Questions? Please contact Lauren Gessner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open Houses Scheduled

ICS
Come to our Admission Preview Events scheduled throughout the school year. The next K-8th grade event is March 20, 9–11am. The high school event is March 24, 7:30–9pm. We offer guided tours by parents, classroom visits, and an opportunity to view curriculum. For a complete list of dates and to RSVP, visit icsva.org/visitus.

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

This Week at the Bookstore

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Come by to check out some new items that have arrived in the Bookstore! Let us help you find that special something to bring joy into a person's journey.

Store Hours: Sun 9-1 & 4:30-7, Tue|Thu 11-4, Wed 11-7, Mon|Fri|Sat closed

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-High School. 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


703-941-4124

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