This Weeks Bulletin

This Week's Sunday Bulletin

Welcome to Immanuel

October 22, 2017

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

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John 19:30
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Choir and Orchestra
It Is Finished

The Lord Is My Light

Evening Service
5:15pm, Atrium

Welcome to Israel, 852 BC
2 Kings 1
Pastor Jesse Johnson


Men's Ministry Bible Study Groups

men bible studies
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 for more information.

Connected on the Homefront
Tuesday, October 24, 7-9pm, Terrace Room

Calling all military wives and women, both active duty and retired! Come and enjoy an encouraging evening of dinner, connection, and support with other women from the military community at Immanuel. Barbara Faught will be our speaker. Childcare is available for families of deployed service members or geographic bachelors (must email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ahead of time to reserve a spot).

Coming this Spring - Women's Conference!
March 9-10, 2018

Spring Conference
This spring we welcome back dynamic speaker and author, Nancy Guthrie, for our Women's Spring Conference, Better than Eden. We are thrilled to have Nancy again for her excellent exposition of God's Word. Please enter March 9-10 in your 2018 calendar and look for information and registration coming in the mail and online during the first few weeks of November.

Couples Dessert Night

Couples Date Night
All couples are invited on the evening of Saturday, November 18, 7pm, for a couple's dessert night featuring comedian and musician, Mark Cable. Tickets may be purchased for $20 per couple at

Election Day Is Coming!

November 7th is Election Day in Virginia for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and the House of Delegates. IBC will have a table in the Atrium on October 29 and November 5 with information on early in-person absentee voting, sample ballots, Election Day specifics and voter guides provided by The Family Foundation of Virginia. For more information, please visit Be an informed Christian citizen as you go to the polls.

IBC Ministry Initiatives 2017-2020

On January 28, 2017 the General Council of Elders of Immanuel Bible Church adopted the following ministry initiatives for the term of 2017-2020:

Initiative 1: Evangelism
Strategic Goal: Each member of Immanuel Bible Church is equipped for and engaged in personal evangelism in our communities, workplaces, and homes.

Reformation Sermon Schedule

October 1
Post Tenebrus Lux: V Solas,
Jesse Johnson

October 8
Iustitia Aliena, Romans 4:5
Ryan Francis, Pastoral Associate

October 15
Simul Justus et Peccator, Romans 4:6-8
Ryan Francis, Pastoral Associate

October 22
Tetelestai, John 19:30
Jesse Johnson

October 29
Ad Fontes, Psalm 42
Jesse Johnson

November 5
Semper Reformanda, Psalm 85
Jesse Johnson


Discovering Immanuel
8am, Room A206

November 12

8am, Room A201



AWANA Musicians Needed

Play the guitar or love to sing? We are looking for singers and musicians to join our Bob-A-Louie Song Team during our Sunday evening AWANA program. Beginners are welcome! Contact: Bob Snyder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seminar - Gospel Sexuality: Raising Sexually Healthy Kids

parenting seminar
It's tougher than ever to be either a kid or a parent today! The world's culture is continually pushing an anything-goes sexuality on our children. Gospel Sexuality: Raising Sexually Healthy Kids gives you gospel-centered principles and practical help to disciple your kids' hearts and nurture their faith as they face the sexual chaos of their world.
Join the staff of Harvest USA, November 11, at Immanuel Bible Church, 9:30am-3:30pm. Tickets are $10/single, $15/couple. To purchase tickets, please go to


Featured Missionary

Please refer to the printed version of the bulletin to learn about this week's featured missionaries.

Season of Service

Season of Service
Don't miss out on our church-wide service day on Saturday, November 4. This is an excellent way to show others the love of Christ and glorify God as a church community. There are several projects including Ministering to Our Own. Join a team and serve someone within the Immanuel family who needs our help. Registration is open - visit to find out more and register, or stop by the table in the Atrium today in between services.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Last year we collected over 200 boxes of non-perishable food items for people in need in our community. This is a wonderful opportunity for a family, small group Bible study, an ABF, or individuals who want to bless a family in need this Thanksgiving. We will once again target the local public schools in our area where many students struggle with hunger every day. Boxes will also be provided to Assist Crisis Pregnancy, Immanuel's Hope, and people in our congregation. If you would like to sign up, please visit the table in the Atrium or Boxes are provided and can be picked up in the Atrium with a shopping list. Questions? Contact Maribeth Lindemuth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

No One Hungry and Homeless
Wednesday, October 25, 7pm

HeART & Sole
Experience HeART & Sole, and help homeless neighbors at the same time. Bring a friend to Dock5 at Union Market and enjoy food prepared by local celebrity chefs, live music and art, while helping to ensure no one lives hungry and homeless in DC. Sponsored by Central Union Mission. Visit today for tickets and information.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Mexico - #41 | Additional information is available at


Grief Walk Support Group
Monday, November 13

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 at 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

Immanuel offers biblical counseling, a Christ-centered, church-based, comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally-informed, one-another ministry that depends upon the Holy Spirit to relate God's Word to suffering and sin by speaking and living God's truth in love to equip people to love God and one another (Matthew 22:35-40). It cultivates conformity to, and communion with Christ and the Body of Christ, leading to a community of one-another disciple-makers (Matthew 28:18-20) (Dr. Bob Kellemen, RPM Ministries). For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Care and Counseling Office, 703.813.1952, or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Volunteer Call

Not interested in acting for the Easter Pageant? No worries - there are lots of other ways to participate! Opportunities include singing in the offstage choir, playing in the orchestra, assisting in costumes, make-up, tech, backstage, set construction, and more. There's also a special call for a couple to take charge of the design and creation of all props. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information if you are interested.

Opportunities to Serve on the Levite Team

The Levites team re-stock the pew racks and pick up papers left in the Worship Center. Times to serve are Sunday afternoons or Monday. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write your interest on your connection card.



It's not too late to sponsor an IBC Pastor, teacher or student as they serve in the community! Serve-A-Thon is still taking place and you can still help multiply the efforts with a sponsorship. Donate online at

Employment Opportunities

Our Extended Care program is looking to hire people who enjoy working with children but desire a flexible schedule. We are seeking employees over the age of 20 who are interested in part-time work after school. Responsibilities include working with K-8 students from 3:15-6pm. Also, if your children attend ICS, they can enroll in Extended Care at no cost to you while you work. Please contact Allison Masson for further information. Visit to begin the application process.


This Week at the Bookstore

harvest time

It's beginning to look like Harvest Time in the Bookstore! Be sure to stop in this week and take in the sights and smells of the fall. Whether is it a pumpkin, a leaf plate or a pillow for your couch, you receive 20% off all in-stock fall items. And don't forget October is Ministry Appreciation Month! Mention this to the person checking you out and receive 20% off your purchase.


John Knox

John Knox"One man with God is always in the majority."

JOHN KNOX (1513-1572)
is the Father of the Scottish Reformation. While working as a priest, Knox was introduced to the gospel through a man named George Wishart, who was eventually killed for his faith. Seeing his mentor martyred ignited a passion in Knox to devote his life to gospel preaching.

Fleeing persecution, Knox went to Geneva and sat under the preaching of John Calvin. His time in Switzerland enabled Knox to produce theological works which inflamed not only the hearts of his fellow believers, but the hatred of those ruling Scotland. While he was pastoring an English-speaking congregation in Geneva, Knox's goal was to return to Scotland and spark revival. His motto: "Give me Scotland, or I die!"

Finally able to return to Scotland, Knox's gospel preaching was received by the burgeoning revolutionaries who were preparing to revolt against their Catholic Queen, Mary Queen of Scots. As the hostilities ended, Knox established the Reformed Church of Scotland—which became modern Presbyterianism.

Knox's fiery determination to stand with the gospel against human authority inspired his countrymen and left a lasting legacy of faithfulness. His ability to unite reason and passion in the pulpit has influenced centuries of preachers. Today, John Knox is buried, ignominiously, underneath a parking lot behind St. Giles Cathedral. You can visit him in space #23.

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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