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This Week's Sunday Bulletin

December 16, 2018

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

Contempt of Court
James 5:7-9
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Orchestra Prelude
"A Midnight Clear Overture"

Choir and Orchestra
"Song in the Air"

Offertory: Alaine Shane
"Sweet Little Jesus Boy"

Evening Service

An Empty Christmas
Philippians 2:5-8
Pastor Jesse Johnson


Coffeehouse: Finding Beauty in the Brokenness
Friday, February 1, 7pm, Atrium

Women's Ministry invites you to join us for a special evening when we transform the Atrium into a warm and inviting Coffeehouse with gourmet treats and delicious hot drinks. It will also feature our own Karen Barnes as she shares how God has brought beauty from brokenness in her life. What a perfect opportunity to invite that friend, neighbor, or co-worker and pour a cup of beauty and friendship into her life. Tickets are only $5 so grab one for yourself and a friend. This also makes a great stocking stuffer or put one inside a Christmas card to one of your friends. You can purchase tickets at or in the Bookstore.

It's Back! Women's Spring Retreat
March 22-24, 2019; Westin Dulles

Women's Retreat
This spring IBC Women's Ministry is bringing back the offsite retreat! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a weekend away where we can focus intently on God's Word as well as connect more deeply with other women. This year the theme is Rooted in Christ, and we will have some of Immanuel's own as speakers: Wendy Blackwell, Kathy Holley, Deshua Joyce and Enid Walker. This is a highlight of the year in Women's Ministry, so we hope you will not miss it. Registration is open at and in the Bookstore.

Individual and Family Portraits

Photos will be taken in the Atrium during each of the Advent Sundays ending on December 23, 8:30am- 1:15pm. These photos will be used to update the IBC database and will be made available, at no cost, as digital downloads to families and individuals for their use.

Shuttle Service:
December 30

There will be no shuttle service available on Sunday, December 30. Please park onsite that day. You may continue to park offsite at one of our two shuttle stops (Phillips School and behind Gold's Gym) all other Sundays you attend.

Upcoming Membership & Baptism Classes

Discovering Immanuel Classes
8am, Room A206

February 10, 2019
May 5

Baptism Classes
8AM, Room A201

January 13, 2019
April 14


December ABF Schedule

All Adult Bible Fellowships will be suspended on Sunday, December 30, to allow for ABF president, teacher, and group leader in-service training. Note that all ABF's will meet on Sunday, December 23.

Shepherding Your Group

Join Bob Hartman and Rob Williams for a three-hour group leader training on Sunday, January 12, 9-12pm, Room A209/211. This training will focus on how to move toward and come alongside people in your group who are hurting or struggling. All group leaders (ABF presidents, deacons, small group leaders, mentors, & teachers) serving students through adults are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. There is no charge but registration is required at


KStation Volunteer Opportunities

KStation Volunteers
Come and join the team sharing Christ with the next generation! Opportunities are available to serve every other week. Visit 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

Visit for information.
Wednesdays: Small Groups, 7-9pm
December 16 (today): Senior Lunch, 1-3pm
December 30: No Student Ministry classes
January 11: Wizards Game
January 25: Ski Day


Featured Missionary

Eric & Colleen Fleshood
Eric and Colleen Fleshood
Florida - U.S.
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Eric and Colleen have ministered for over twenty years with Cru. When Eric was Campus Director at George Mason University, they were members of Immanuel Bible Church. Eric is now Executive Director of The Great Commission Foundation, which every year generates tens of millions of dollars to support Cru's work of evangelism and discipleship.

Recently Eric participated in a meeting of leaders and major underwriters to help accelerate the use of the JESUS film around the world. Fifteen years ago, Cru united with other mission agencies to translate the film into the heart languages of the last 865 language groups with 50,000 speakers or more. Today, 350 of those translations have been finished and another 500 are in process. When these translations are complete, the JESUS film will be in the heart language of 99% of the world's population. Cru has relationships with more than 1,500 mission agencies, denominations and ministries who are using the film to plant millions, yes millions, of churches.
Eric has also been creating new evangelistic content for Cru's website An Arabic version of EveryStudent has become a very effective evangelism tool.

Prayer Requests:
1. For Eric and his team at Cru's Great Commission Foundation.
2. For believers to work together for the advancement of the Gospel.
3. For Eric and Colleen and their family to always abide in Christ.

Let's Keep Them Warm This Winter!

The cold of winter is just around the corner and there are many children in our community who need warm coats this winter. We are collecting new and gently-used clean coats and fleece jackets, sizes 6 to 12, and new hats and gloves. Donated items will be collected in the Atrium through the end of December and distributed to the local elementary schools and Immanuel's Hope Ministry.



As members of the body of Christ, we have a special responsibility to bear a message of hope. Christian 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

The Practical Needs Network Ministry

Practical Needs Network
Provides ways to help our Immanuel family with grocery shopping, transportation to doctor appointments, and small practical needs. For more information, please call 703.813.1952 or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Senior Visitation Ministry

Senior Visitation Ministry
visit people from IBC who are in nursing homes and shut-in situations. If you have a family member who would enjoy a visit or you would like to know more about this ministry, please call 703.813.1952 or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Services
Celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with the IBC family at one of three Christmas Eve services:
5pm: Families with Children
7 & 8:30pm: Traditional Service

Presenter Operators Needed

Volunteer presenter operators to advance the slides at the worship services are needed on Sundays, 6:55am-12:15pm. If you are interested in helping in this vital ministry, please contact the Music Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Employment Opening

ICS is now accepting applications for a full-time 8th grade Social Studies and Bible teacher beginning January 2019. An education degree or a degree in a specific content area, preferably Bible, is required. Visit for more details and to apply.

Open Houses Scheduled

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. Dates are: Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, March 8, March 22, April 26, and May 17. We offer guided tours, time to hear from the leadership, see classes in action and an opportunity to view curriculum. RSVP at


This Week at the Bookstore

IBC BookstoreAs we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, spend some time this week reflecting on the wonder of this event. You can find great gifts in the Bookstore. All boxed Christmas cards and 2019 calendars and planners are 25% off.

Hours this week: Tue|Thu|Fri 11-4; Wed 11-7; closed Dec 24-Jan 1; reopening Jan 2, 11am.

Have a joyous Christmas with your family and friends. Merry Christmas from the Bookstore Team!

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

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Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


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