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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 a friendly reminder, in compliance with the CDC’s and Arlington County’s updated guidelines for COVID protocols, we recommend that everyone wear a mask during service. Read more

We will also continue to live-stream the service.

Grace of Weakness Seminar
Please join us after the service on Sunday, October 17, when Dr. Skip Ryan will share lessons on weakness, through his personal story. Lunch will be provided, along with childcare for kids up through fifth grade.

Monday Night Prayer Meeting
No prayer meeting on Monday, Please join us next Monday  from 7:30-8pm for our weekly prayer meeting. This week we will be praying for creation care. Contact the church office if you need the Zoom link.

October Mercy Offering
Throughout the month of October, we will collect a Mercy Offering for Matt and Renee McCrory’s ministry with InterVarsity at George Mason University (Fairfax Campus). Please designate mercy offerings to the McCrory’s when giving on the Emmanuel App or online.

Guest Sermon and Seminar 
Please join us Sunday, October 17, when Dr. Skip Ryan will be preaching as part of our “Meals with Jesus” series. After the service, Skip will share lessons on weakness, through his personal story. Lunch will be provided, along with childcare for kids up through fifth grade.

Conversational Spanish Classes 
Luis Munoz will be teaching a 6-week class (Oct 3-Nov 7) for those wanting to learn conversational Spanish. Luis attends Emmanuel and was a retired professor of International Law in Ecuador. This will be a great way to build stronger bridges between English and Spanish speakers at our church. For more information or if interested in attending, please contact Young Lee.

ABB Golf Tournament for Transformation 
Arlington Bridge Builders  is hosting its second annual Golf Tournament fundraiser in the morning at Algonkian Golf Course on Friday, October 22, with lunch provided. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

Coffee and Conversations
Join Arlington Bridge Builders  every Friday from 6:30 to 8pm at Arlington Mill Community Center to meet our neighbors and practice speaking English with them! Please sign up for at least one Friday under “Get Connected” on the Emmanuel App or at this link.

Sparks Meeting
Emmanuel’s third through fifth graders will be meeting together Sunday, October 24, from 12:30-2pm at Rivendell for lunch, games and a lesson!

Salsa Dance and Cooking Class
Arlington Bridge Builders is hosting a night of fun, food and fellowship at Rivendell on Sunday, October 24, starting at 4pm! Families are welcome to attend, with children 12 years old and older. The cost to attend is $10 per person and $20 per family. If you would like to attend, please contact Carlos Dimas.

Marriage and Conflict Class
Young Lee will be leading a seminar on marriage and conflict after service for four weeks beginning Sunday, October 31. If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Young Lee or by using the link in the Friday email.

Biblical Theology Workshop for Women
Interested in learning more about supplementing your Bible study or being equipped to lead others in theirs? Reformed Theological Seminary-Washington is hosting an opportunity this fall with Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie for a workshop designed to equip women to get more out of their own Bible study and to lead others in their study! Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington, D.C.) will host Nancy Guthrie's Biblical Theology Workshop for Women, November 5-6 at McLean Presbyterian Church. Learn more and register here. Early-bird registration ends September 30! For more information, please contact Jennifer Patterson.

Supper Club Weekend
Emmanuel is hosting a series of meals for the weekend of November 12! This is a great opportunity to get to know other people at Emmanuel in a more intimate setting. Please sign up on the Emmanuel app under “Meet-Ups”, contact the office.

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, November 14. Please remember not to park in front of a residence when parking at Rivendell. Learn more about parking options.

Intro to Emmanuel
Are you new to Emmanuel and want to learn more about the church? If so, you’re invited to an informal luncheon seminar on Sunday, November 14, at Rivendell from 12:30pm-2:00pm, with childcare provided. The luncheon also serves as our Membership Seminar, but attending does not obligate you to join the church. Please RSVP to Karen.
 Restoration Immigration Legal Aid (RILA) Volunteer Opportunity
Are you fluent in Spanish? Or good at taking notes? Consider volunteering for Restoration Immigration Legal Aid (RILA)! We are looking for note takers and interpreters as we meet with asylum-seekers on Wednesday nights. Please contact Mel  for more information.

Spiritual Practices
Emmanuel is introducing a series of spiritual practices for the congregation to explore together as one body in Christ. Each month, we will introduce a new spiritual practice, and will provide resources on how to engage more deeply. Visit our website to learn more, and contact Stephen Bates if you would like to sign up for scripture verse emails!

Small Group Registration for 2021-2022
Covenant and Small Groups are now open for registration! Details can be found in the Small Group Registration Form. This year, we want to encourage people to join a Covenant Group, which are smaller, single-gender groups. If you are interested in joining or switching groups, please complete the form or contact Young Lee.

Youth Mentor Opportunity
We are looking for 1-2 youth mentors to be a part of the youth ministry at Emmanuel. If you are interested in ministering to students at a crucial moment in their story, please contact Stephen Bates.

Volunteer with Emmanuel ESL
Come join the Emmanuel team to teach English as a Second Language (ESL)! We are looking for two motivated volunteers to assist with ESL classes that occur right after service at Rivendell. Students learn conversational English to become more familiar with speaking on various topics and to have easier phone conversations. Interested or have questions? Contact Judy Kauer or Kristine Leiphart.


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.
Employment opportunities are available. Learn more.


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!