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What you Need to Know this week

Sunday Worship
We worship on Sundays at 10:30am meets at Rivendell School. Please remember not to park in front of a residence when parking at Rivendell. Parking is available surrounding the Lee Community Center and park and the Little Ambassadors Academy parking lot.

As many of you are aware, the CDC is now recommending, but not requiring, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, whether or not one is vaccinated. And now that the transmission rates in Arlington have recently increased from “moderate” to “substantial,” the County has recommended following the updated guidance from the CDC. Throughout the pandemic, our church has sought to follow the CDC’s and Arlington County’s guidelines for COVID protocols. Thus, we recommend everyone wear a mask at our in-person Sunday services. Read more

Our nursery will still be limited and registration is strongly encouraged. Angela will send the registration link each week in an email to parents. If you do not already receive her weekly email, please contact Angela to be added the distribution list. You can register for this week's nursery here.

We will also continue to live-stream the service.

Deacon’s Fund
For July and August, we will not have a designated mercy offering. Instead, please consider giving to the Deacon’s Fund, which helps with counseling costs and mercy needs within the congregation. When writing a check or giving online, please specify designation going to the Deacon’s Fund.

Help with Communion & Offering
We have reintroduced worship elements that were paused because of COVID, including passing out communion trays, in person offering collection, and greeting time. Thus, we will need 4 ushers every Sunday to help pass out communion and offering. Ushering will also entail preparing communion and helping to count the offering. There are no other setup or cleanup tasks nor any restrictions on who can usher. If you are willing to volunteer, please email the office for the link.

Elder and Deacon Nominations
The nomination process is now open for deacons and elders through July 31. To learn more about our diaconal ministry, please read Something More In Mind: Diaconal Ministry at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. To learn more about the ministry of an elder, please read Qualifications for Elder. Please prayerfully consider who to nominate and contact Scott Seaton if you have any questions or email the office if you need the links to nominate.

Monday Night Prayer Meeting
Join us on Mondays at 7:30-8pm for our weekly prayer meetings. This week we will be praying over Emmanuel's Deacons. Email the office if you need the Zoom link.

Children’s Ministry Assistant Position
Emmanuel is hiring for the part-time position of Children’s Ministry Assistant to help in various roles, including coordinating nursery and helping on Sunday mornings. If you are interested, please reach out to Angela for more information.

Emmanuel Taco Crawl
This coming Wednesday, August 4, at 7pm, Arlington Bridge Builders is hosting a taco crawl for Emmanuel at Tacos & Tortas La Chiquita. The cost is $15 per person. Please contact Carlos Dimas if you would like to attend.

Drop-in Communion Once a Month
Starting this month, due to the lifting of restrictions for in-person worship, we will reduce the frequency of drop-in communion to once a month. Join us at Rivendell (2410 N. Kensington St., Arlington, VA 22205) on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00-1:30pm. The next opportunity will be on Sunday, August 8. Please remember not to park in front of a residence when parking at Rivendell. Learn more about parking options.

Arlington Bridge Builders Backpack Drive
Arlington Bridge Builders is hosting a backpack drive at Greenbrier Church on August 28, from 10am-12pm to help local families with back-to-school needs. We encourage everyone at Emmanuel to donate $30 for one backpack, and to volunteer at a booth with games and food on the day of the event. Look for the school bus sign in the church lobby over the next three Sundays for an opportunity to give, and please contact Carlos Dimas if you would like more information or would like to volunteer.


Abb's pandemic relief fund

Food pantry Drop-Offs


Emmanuel continues taking donations for ABB's Pandemic Relief Fund, which helps our neighbors who are in desperate need of assistance with essential expenses such as rent and medical bills. Donations can be given online or by mail by designating your gifts as "Arlington Bridge Builders Pandemic Relief Fund."
Arlington Bridge Builders is looking for volunteers to assist with food pantry distribution and praying for our community. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up here.
If you have a servant's heart and want to promote life, there are many volunteer opportunities at Assist. They are in particular need of medical volunteers and male and female client mentors available during the day. Contact Shannon at 703.354.7291, option 6.


If you are interested in reaching the Spanish speaking community in the area, please reach out to Carlos Dimas to find out how you can help. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate!


Are you interested in being a part of the Tech Team? "What's the Tech Team," you ask? Come be a part of the people who make Sunday services happen. From sound, to lyrics, to set up. Email Stephen Bates for more info. No experience required!