Immanuel Presbyterian Church • 9252 E. 22nd Street • Tucson, AZ 85710 • 520-296-2253
Last week, Christian finally found release from his heavy burden at the cross. But his journey is not over, in fact it is just beginning. This week Christian, and a number of his traveling companions, encounter a new obstacle—The Hill of Difficulty. The Holy Way goes through the hill, while the two roads Destruction and Danger bypass it. Which road will Christian choose? Christian and his friends choose all three paths—what will be the outcome of each?
Peace and Hope,
September 25, 2020
“Climbing the Hill of Difficulty”
by Rev. Dr. John C. Tittle
Immanuel’s Worship Service videos are also available on our YouTube channel at “Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tucson.”
Alternate Link to our Online Worship Service
September 22, 2020
Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,
My prayer over you has been the Apostle John’s prayer from his third letter, “I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” Session has voted in favor of beginning outdoor worship in the church courtyard (between Witherspoon and the Administration Building) starting Sunday, October 4th at 8:00 am. We are excited to take this important step of faith, while also seeking to conduct these services prayerfully and in the wisest manner possible, guided by recommendations from the scientific and public health communities. This first phase of re-entry will be a new and memorable expression of our worship to God in a unique time in history. As we trust in God in this pandemic, we will persevere and make the best of a challenging situation. This is a humble first step that we wish could be available for all right now, but that time has not yet come, but will come in due time. We thank you, in advance, for honoring these guidelines for our worship together. You may view on immanuelpc.org the congregational meeting from September 13th that goes into greater detail about our re-entry plans.
Thank you again for your grace and understanding as we seek to be faithful to God and faithful to one another in such a time as this. May God meet each of you in your place of need. We are praying for protection, endurance, joy, and growth through these challenges.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John, on behalf of the Session
The following video is the Memorial Service
in celebration of the life of Immanuel member
that took place on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Our prayers remain with Jim’s family in this time of loss.
Arizona Department of Health Services
Sunday, September 13th (via Zoom)
We will present members for the Nominating Committee – Dave Piper, Amanda Leachet and Lucy Greenleaf.
We will also share the latest information about returning to in-person worship services.
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!
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.
8:30 a.m. — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Music led by Immanuel’s Worship Band
9:45 a.m. — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Click here for class schedules.
11:00 a.m. — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Music led by choir, piano, and organ
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
Annual Alternative Gift Market (supporting many worthy vendors)