Discovering and Displaying Christ In Here and Out There

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

Now Livestreamed!


Pastor John Tittle keeps us in the loop of his sabbatical adventures in Sedona and New Orleans! Read his message HERE.
(May 29, 2022)


Montlure Summer Camp
Last Week this Summer for our Juniors!
Kris Goorsky at

Senior High (grades 9-12) , June 19-24
Junior High (grades 6-8), June 26-July 1
Juniors (grades 4-6), July 5-9

Traveling Camp (grades 1-6)
June 27-July 1, held in Tucson at
Christ Presbyterian Church

Visit or email with any questions.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Ukraine Emergency Relief

PDA’s first priority is to provide funding to our partners on the ground now in Ukraine. We have trusted, established partners with the knowledge and expertise to carry out this important work. Our response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead. The needs will be great.

God’s people are called on
to Give. Act. Pray.
GIFTS can be made online, or
by calling (800) 872-3283, or
by texting PDAUKR to 41444

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

The word “Christ” is not a name, but rather a title. It is the anglicized version of the Greek word “Cristos.” This word, in turn, is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word from which we get the word “Messiah.” That Hebrew word means “Anointed One.”  While kings were also anointed in taking on their roles, Messiah referred to the one uniquely anointed to be the deliverer of God’s people. This is the role which Jesus filled. Because he was simultaneously divine and human, he could offer himself as the perfect sacrifice on our behalf. When I refer to Jesus the Christ, I could just as well say Jesus the Messiah. He is our Lord!

We look forward to sharing worship with you this Sunday.

Richest blessings,
Rev. John Cheek

Sanctuary Worship Service

July 3, 2022 
10:00 am

Communion Sunday

Sharing of the Bread and Wine

Communion will be served using pre-packaged elements.
You may participate in the Lord’s Supper from where you are for those at home.
Have with you bread and juice to partake as the pastor guides us through the sacrament.



“God is on the Move”
II Kings 5:1-14 (NIV)

Rev. John C. Cheek

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Masks are now optional for adults.
Masks for children are at parental discretion.
Nursery is open for infants–age 3.

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This week’s Livestreamed Worship Service
will be available
at 9:55 am Sunday morning!
Please join us here or on our YouTube channel!

Link to last week’s Livestream Worship Service Video.

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

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Settings: Click the Video to open the Options panel. Click the Gear icon. Select Subtitles on/off. Select Video Quality: 360, 480, 720, or 1080 HD. 


All Sunday School classes are on break for the summer! Classes will resume in August.

NURSERY – Open from 8:30-11:10 am Sundays (infants–3 yrs old)

For children ages 3-5, from after the Children’s Message during worship until worship ends at 11:00 am.
Please pick up your children in Towner Hall, Room 4.

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation


You can view some of the photos from this year’s VBS at the bottom of this page!
Kris Goorsky,

Presbyterian Women’s Synod Gathering
October 28-30, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ
The gathering will be at the Franciscan Renewal Center led by Carol Bechtel, author of the 2022-23 Horizons Bible Study on Sabbath. We will learn what is current with PW from Board of Directors Vice Moderator Kathleen Keefer as well. We will worship together led by the Rev. Judy Wellington who is currently serving La Mesa Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, NM. There will also be a unique opportunity for cancer survivors to gather with the Rev. Linda Loving who has written a workbook entitled “A New Song to Sing” to be used by survivors, particularly in faith-based group settings.
Must register by July 15th! Download form HERE.

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Café Justo coffee is available at Church again! We encourage you to stock up whenever you join us for worship. You can also continue to order online thru their “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. Click HERE to order online!

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!

About Café Justo Coffee!



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.

Sanctuary Worship Service

10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary

Online Worship

Worship Services Live Streamed weekly (via Immanuel’s YouTube Channel)

Christian Education Classes

Contact: Kris Goorsky, Director of Christian Formation —

For All Ages from 9:00-9:45 am

  • Nursery Open from 8:30-11:10 am (infants–3 yrs old)
  • Preschoolers thru 8th Grade – Towner Classrooms
  • High School – Youth Room
  • Parents are welcome to join us for the Adult Christian Education Class in Witherspoon Hall.

Leaders Libby and Sopia Bishop
For children ages 3-5, after the Children’s Message in Worship until Worship ends at 11:00 am. Please pick up your children in Towner Hall, Room 4.

For 6th–12th Graders
Meets Sundays in the Youth Room
5:00-7:00 pm – Dinner included.

Witherspoon Rooms 12/13
Meets Sundays 9:00-9:45 am
Please join us for any or all of these classes! Great discussions.

Worship Music

Under the direction of Dr. Walter W. Schurr, Director of Music and our Alternative Worship Music Leader (we are currently interviewing for this position. (Link) for the Job Description; Link) for the Application.


Immanuel’s Youth Group has been meeting throughout the year, all safety precautions in place. You can see by the following photos we have lots of fun and opportunities to be together in many positive ways.

Ages — 6th-12th Grades
Contact — Kris
Come join us!


Immanuel Youth Group Photos 2022

Making Blankets for Gospel Rescue Mission

Community Fruit Picking for Iskashitaa 

Youth Group Bowling

Campus Fun!

Immanuel Youth Group Photos 2021

Immanuel Campus Trash Pickup Day