Discovering and Displaying Christ In Here and Out There

Immanuel Presbyterian Church • 9252 E. 22nd Street • Tucson, AZ 85710 • 520-296-2253

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Sunday Services
Now Livestreamed on YouTube!
Grace in Action Pledge

We still have a way to go to fully fund our present ministries. If you haven’t been able to send in your pledge yet, we thank you for prayerfully considering what God might be leading you to give this year—your generosity matters and makes a vital difference in Immanuel’s ministry in here and out there.

Memorial Services

A Memorial Service for Bill Hanson, husband of Marilyn Hanson, will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2:00pm with a reception following in Witherspoon Hall.

A Memorial Service for Howard Ross was held at Immanuel on March 18th. If you were unable to join us, a recording of the service is now available on our YouTube channel.

Lenten Devotional

“Inward Work for Outward Living” Lent presents us with an opportunity to slow and listen for the still small voice of God. These daily Lent devotions will combine the practices of examen – honest assessment and reflection – with meditation, visualization and short prayers. We hope they will benefit you in your outward life — how you carry yourself, how you interact with others, how you can remain soft and still in a chaotic and hard world. Download HERE, paper copies available in sanctuary.

Lenten Food Drive

Our Lenten Food Drive is underway now through April 2nd! This year Haven Totes needs the following: Grape Jelly, Peanut Butter, Cereal, White Rice, and Vegetable Oil. We have gained a reputation as the “Jelly Church” over the years. Plus grape jelly is purple – a color for Lent! Our offering will be collected in the sanctuary or drop them off at the church office.

Casa Maria Sandwiches

Saturday, March 25th from 8:00-9:00am. Immanuel supports the Casa Maria Ministries by providing sandwiches and donations once a month. Each brown bag lunch should include two sandwiches (no mayo please), one fruit item, and two cookies. Special note: If making sandwiches without meat, please label the bag (“PB&J” for example). Donations of hygiene products and other non-perishable food items are welcome, too!

Fruit Harvesting!

Saturday, April 1st to benefit the Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Meet at Church promptly at 9:00am. We will head out and work until noon. We are looking for volunteers, especially a volunteer with a truck. Please contact Marlene Stevens at 520-369-1030 or Jonathan Cain at (480) 238-3585 or

Men’s Bible Study!

Mondays at 10:00am in Witherspoon Hall.
Come hang out with the guys, have coffee, dig deeper into scripture, and connect with friends. Led by Pastor Tittle.

Agape Circle Women’s Bible Study meets the 2nd Monday of the month (September through May) at 9:00am in Members’ homes for brunch and Bible study. We start with refreshments and then dive into our Bible study. All are welcome! Contact Jean Nelson at or Mary Kay Bush at for details.

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Lydia Circle Women’s Bible Study meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm in Witherspoon Hall. We start with refreshments then dive into our Bible study. All are welcome! Email Kay Schmidt for details at

Desert Sages

10:00am-12:30pm – Tuesdays!
“Sages” is a fellowship group of people who have Tuesday mornings off and want to make new friends and have a great time. We play a variety of card and board games while eating popcorn and drinks, then finish the morning with more refreshments (dessert!). We play Bridge, Hand & Foot, Poker (no money), Mexican train, Rummikub, Pinochle, and anything else you like. Masks are optional. Questions? Contact Mary Kay Bush, Sages Coordinator at 520-661-6737 at


Thursdays 9:30am – 12:00pm
Witherspoon Hall, Rm 12/13

Everyone is welcome to come to Crafter’s Group! Learn a new skill and have a great time of fellowship, too! We make quilts, blankets and projects for local missions. We also work on our own projects for fun — so grab your gear and join us!

Immanuel Crafters – We Put Love in Every Stitch!

Our Amazing Crafter’s Group have made 36 quilts that will be given to Casa Alitas, a humanitarian aid project here in Tucson that is committed to providing assistance to those in need in our community. The crafters are asking for gift cards to Joann Fabrics to purchase some backing material and supplies to finish the quilts. Contact:

Christ Healing a Blind Man, Mid-12th-century mural, Hermitage of San Baudelio de Berlanga

Greetings Immanuel Family and Friends,

It’s hard to believe we’re in the 4th Sunday of our Lenten journey to the cross! In Sunday’s gospel passage from John 9 we read that, “as Jesus walked by, he saw a man blind from birth.” Jesus sees. He notices us. He doesn’t ignore or see through us or walk on by. Jesus sees, and he especially sees with the eyes of compassion those who are hurting. He doesn’t turn a blind eye. He sees them and goes to them. The disciples see too, but they see a problem more than a person. “Jesus, was this man born blind because of his sin or his parent’s sin?” Jesus’ response? Neither. You’re asking the wrong question. The disciples saw a problem—Jesus saw a possibility. The disciples saw the visible—Jesus saw the invisible. The disciples assigned blame—Jesus took responsibility and acted and healed the man. Like the disciples, we need to see our challenges, and the challenges around us, in a very different light. And Jesus, the Light of the World, sheds the light we need on these things. The healing of the man born blind is considered by many to be the best crafted story in John’s gospel, so I’m really looking forward to diving into “the pool of Siloam” with you and the formerly blind man on Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
Pastor John

Alternative Worship Service
4th Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2023 


Rev. Dr. John Tittle, Pastor

“An Eye Opening Miracle”

Scripture: John 9:1-41 (NRSVue)

Alternative Worship BulletinSermonChildren’s Pages

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Our Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Livestreams at 8:25 am!
Please join us here or on our YouTube channel!

All of Immanuel’s Worship Service videos are available on our YouTube channel:
“Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tucson”

Traditional Worship Service
4th Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2023 


Rev. Dr. John Tittle, Pastor

“An Eye Opening Miracle”

Scripture: John 9:1-41 (NRSVue)

Traditional Worship Bulletin – SermonChildren’s Pages

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Our Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Livestreams at 10:55 am!
Please join us here or on our YouTube channel!

All of Immanuel’s Worship Service videos are available on our YouTube channel:
“Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tucson”

Welcome Guests!
Calendar of Events

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First Time at Immanuel? Ask one of our ushers for a welcome gift bag full of goodies and helpful information about our Church.

Join us for Fellowship Hour after each service in Witherspoon Hall — Come for conversation and refreshments after the service. It’s a great way to make new friends and take some time to connect with each other.

TODAY! PW Bake Sale! Towner Hall. March 19th, 8:30am–12:30pm.
Come hungry! Calories don’t count on Sundays! Support our Presbyterian Women and enjoy muffins, cakes, pies and cookies! Proceeds fund sending two women from our church to the national meeting.

For more than 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has connected us in God’s healing, tending and growing to create a world where all needs are met.  read more …

Confirmation Classes
Sundays at 9:45 am
Immanuel offers confirmation classes to our youth in middle and high school. Confirmation is an eight week period which includes special opportunities for our youth to explore their faith, gain an understanding of what it means to be Presbyterian as well as to serve others. Please contact Kris Goorsky at for more information.

NURSERY–Open from 8:15am–12:15pm Sundays (infants to age 3)
Our Comfort Room is available in the Sanctuary for parents of young children who need care and comforting. We also have children’s activity bags and the playground is open.

For children ages 3-5 from after the Children’s Message in worship until worship ends at 11:00 am.
Please pick up your children in Towner Hall, Room 3.

* Preschoolers meet in Room 3.
* Elementary students meet in Room 6.
* Middle School students meet in Room 8.
* High School students meet in our Youth Room.

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation


“The Way” with Adam Hamilton
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
Adult Christian Education
9:45 am in Witherspoon Hall

Travel with Adam Hamilton as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This six-week study has a 40-day emphasis during Lent and Easter. Using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry. These 40 days of reflection will help you and our group grow deeper in our faith, learning more about the life of Christ. Meets in Witherspoon Hall at 9:45am.

Led by Vikki Carpenter
Chris Leachett, Zoom Leader

All are welcome! Books are free!

*This class will be in person and on Zoom @9:45 am.

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation

Sunday Nights5:00–7:00pm

For youth ages 6th-12th grade. Join us for dinner, games and Bible fellowship!
Lots of fellowship and fun!

**Want to feed hungry teenagers?
Join the meal train!
Contact: Kris Goorsky at

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Café Justo coffee is available at Church again! Look for the Café Justo display after one of our Sunday morning services. We encourage you to stock up whenever you join us for worship.
Coffee is $11 per pound!

You can also order online thru the Café Justo “Coffee and Compassion” program. You will receive delicious 100% organic coffee cultivated, roasted, and shipped by the Café Justo cooperative, and you will be helping those families affected by COVID-19.
Café Justo, Coffee and Compassion. Click HERE to order.

Frontera de Cristo and Café Justo developed the “Coffee and Compassion” program in 2020 in response to the economic downturn due to COVID and the concurrent drop in sales for Café Justo. The program has been an amazing success and we thank everyone who has participated!

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We at Immanuel proclaim and strive to live by the teachings of Jesus, the Scriptures, and the church that instructs us to love our neighbor who is created in God’s image, whether they be friend or foe, similar or distinct, or a different skin tone. God has given us and entrusted us with the ministry of reconciliation to transcend today’s heightened polarization in church and society. Brothers and sisters, let us continue to love one another with Christ’s love!

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Dr. John C. Tittle


People come to church for lots of different reasons. Some come for the preaching, some come for the music. Some seek quiet time for personal reflection, and others appreciate a community of friends who have become family. Many are fed by book and Bible studies, and some long to reach out and help others.

We invite you to come visit us on a Sunday morning soon. Get in touch with your spiritual side — worship with us and attend a Christian Education class or a study group. We think Immanuel has what you and your family are looking for, and we would love to welcome you!

Pastor John Tittle. Photo.
Pastor John Tittle

Discovering and displaying Christ
in here and out there.

All are welcome!

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The path of worship – honoring God.

The path of discipleship – learning and apprenticing the faith.

The path of hospitality – building relationships and bridges.

The path of mercy – caring for the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the faith community and community at large.

The path of mission – sharing the good news locally and globally in word and deed.