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!

Commitment Sunday January 22nd was the beginning of our stewardship campaign for 2023. Your giving through pledging allows us to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us to continue to do the ministries, missions, and day to day operations of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. 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.

Financial Peace Class Starts
Sunday, January 29 at 6:00pm

This 9 week course costs $80.00 and includes all materials. If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling just like you. But it’s time for that struggle to end—starting when you take this Financial Peace University class. In just nine lessons, you’ll learn biblical and commonsense ways of handling money. Sign up at or email kris@immanuelpc.orgfor more details.

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

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Lydia Circle Women’s Bible Study
Meets on 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:

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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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Jesus on the Mount of Olives, Apolinare Nuovo, Ravenna, 6th century

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

In Sunday’s gospel reading Jesus says to us, “truly I tell you,” or more literally, “Amen I tell you.” We end our prayers with Amen, but Jesus curiously began his words with Amen. And anytime he says, “Amen I tell you,” we’d better listen to what follows. He then shares that he came for the purpose of fulfilling the Law and the Prophets, not abolishing them. Jesus was affirming the authority of not only Scripture, but his authority. The Hebrew prophets would speak on behalf of God in the third person: Thus says the Lord. The apostles in the New Testament would say: It is written.

But Jesus says: I say unto you. How did Jesus fulfill the Scriptures? First, by his complete obedience to them. Second, by teaching us deeper meanings of what the Scriptures teach. By God’s grace, when we follow Jesus and his interpretations of Scripture, we find ourselves standing out and making a difference in our world, where with Christ in us, we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, helping others to taste and see that the Lord is good.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor John

Alternative Worship Service

Communion Sunday

February 5, 2023 


Pastor – Rev. John C. Tittle

“Salt and Light”

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSVue)

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Our Alternative Worship Service
Livestreams at 8:25 am Sunday morning!
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

Communion Sunday

February 5, 2023 


Pastor – Rev. John C. Tittle

“Salt and Light”

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSVue)

Traditional Worship Bulletin – SermonChildren’s Pages

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Our Traditional Worship Service
Livestreams at 10:55 am Sunday morning!
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!

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.

Confirmation Classes Are Coming Up!
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 serve others. At the end of this period, the youth will have the opportunity to write a statement of faith, present it to session and then affirm their faith in worship during Youth Sunday on May 21st.

We will be offering an informational meeting for parents and youth on Sunday, February 5th at 9:45am in Towner Hall, Rooms 4/5.

Confirmation classes will begin the following week on Sunday, February 12th, from 9:45-10:45am. We hope that all of our youth group families can join us in this next step in our youth’s faith journey.

Please contact Kris Goorsky at with any questions.

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 Miracles of Jesus”
Feb 5 – Lessons 4-5
Feb 12 – Lesson 6
9:45 am in Witherspoon Hall

Join us for this six week study taking a deeper look at the miracles and connecting them to life today. We will look at six 6 well known miracles and how each one reveals God’s character, His kingdom, and his love for us. Led by Shannon Dooling-Cain. Chris Leachett, Zoom leader.

Books are free!

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

Help Out Our Youth Group!

We are doing two Special Service Projects in the next few weeks and could use some donations to complete them:

  • We need travel size toiletries which we will organize and take to Gospel Rescue Mission by March 1st.
  • We need fleecy type material to make blankets for Casa de Los Ninos. The material needs to be at least 4 yards to make one blanket. Our goal is to make 4 blankets total — to be delivered by February 12.

Contact: Kris Goorsky at



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!

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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.