IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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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In Celebration of the Life of 
Rev. Robert Seel (full service)

Position Opening at Immanuel

Alternative Worship Service Music Leader
(part-time)

Do you sense a calling or know someone who has a passion for leading God’s people in worship through alternative and creative expressions of music in a congregational and online setting? Click (link) for the Job Description and (link) for the Application.

"Jesus Offering the Light," Jyoti Art Ashram
"Jesus Offering the Light," Jyoti Art Ashram

October 24, 2021

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

Sevens are important in the gospel of John. Contained within it are: seven conversations with Jesus, seven miraculous signs Jesus performed, and seven I AM statements Jesus made about himself. Seven is the number of perfection and completion. And each of these sevens point to Jesus’ identity–that he is not only human, but divine. It’s a holy paradox, where Jesus says both: “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30) and “The Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28) Jesus, God’s Unique Messenger, the Sent One, the Son of Man is also the great I AM made incarnate. On Sunday we will delve into one of Jesus’ “I Am” Statements: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) And so as we listen to the words of Christ, we must ask ourselves this: Who is Jesus for me? Do I live by Jesus’ guiding light?

Grace and Peace,
Pastor John

October 24, 2021 Worship

Sanctuary Worship Service – 10:00 am

Immanuel Church Sanctuary

Online Worship Service

Sunday or anytime on our YouTube Channel

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Masks are not required for the vaccinated.
Modified social distancing.
Nursery is open for infants–age 3.
Masks for children are at parental discretion.
Singing by vaccinated/masked congregants and choir members encouraged.

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SERIES: I Am

SERMON 

“I Am…the Light of the World”
John 8:12 (NRSV)
by Rev. John C. Tittle
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The Deacons have again selected Youth On Their Own (YOTO) as their Christmas project. Youth on their Own is a dropout prevention program that supports high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County. The graduation rate among YOTO youth is 84%!! That is 4% higher than the average rate in Arizona.

This year YOTO is requesting cash or check donations. They will accept gift cards to Target/Walmart (as in previous years). Your gifts can be placed in the offering plate, or sent to the church office earmarked YOTO now thru December 5th.

We thank you in advance for your continued support for YOTO. YOU are making a real difference in a child’s life today!

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES!
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.

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation
kris@immanuelpc.org

TIME TOGETHER
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.

YOUTH GROUP
For 6th–12th Graders
Meets Sundays in the Youth Room
Oct 24 – Youth Group
5:00-7:00 pm – Dinner included

ADULT CLASS – Oct 24, 31
Witherspoon Rooms 12/13
Led by Shannon Dooling-Cain
You are welcome to join us for any or all of these classes! Great discussions.

Week 7 (October 24, 2021)
The Beloved Community
We explore Martin Luther King Jr.’s notion of “Beloved Community,” a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. How does Immanuel model the idea of Beloved Community, and where can we grow deeper in our commitments to justice, equality, and love.

“JUST COFFEE”

Café Justo Coffee is available for purchase every Sunday morning in the Courtyard (contact Peggy Free) or online anytime through Frontera de Cristo or JustCoffee.org.

About Café Justo Coffee

MEN’S BREAKFAST!

Mondays – 8:00 am
Witherspoon Hall

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

GOT EXTRA FABRIC?

9:30 am in Witherspoon Hall. Everyone is welcome to come to Crafter’s Group! Learn a new skill and have a great time of fellowship, too!

Our crafters will be starting on new quilts to be given to the International Rescue Committee. The IRC supports the settlement of refugees coming to Tucson from all areas.

We need donations of fabric – larger pieces preferably. Gift cards to Joann Fabrics and knitted hats/scarves are also needed. Please bring to church or drop off in the office.

Immanuel Crafters – We Put Love in Every Stitch!

THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

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

ABOUT OUR CHURCH FAMILY

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
OUR VISION

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.

Discovering and displaying Christ
in here and out there.

All are welcome!

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Sanctuary Worship Service

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

Online Worship

Online Worship Services weekly (via Immanuel’s YouTube Channel)

Christian Education Classes

Contact: Kris Goorsky, Director of Christian Formation — Kris@immanuelpc.org

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES!
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.

TIME TOGETHER
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.

YOUTH GROUP
For 6th–12th Graders
Meets Sundays in the Youth Room
Oct 10 – Youth Group meetings resume!
5:00-7:00 pm – Dinner included.

ADULT CLASS – Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Witherspoon Rooms 12/13
Led by Shannon Dooling-Cain
You are welcome to join us for any or all of these classes! Great discussions.

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community

This study has been extended to include the five weeks in October. It is a fascinating study using materials provided by PCUSA’s Racial Equity & Women’s Ministries that explores the Biblical imperative to work against racism in our churches, communities, and country. Additional resources are included. We welcome your questions, perspectives, and insights as we humble ourselves to learn more about this important topic. Bring an open heart and desire to listen and reflect!

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.

CELEBRATING OUR YOUTH!

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 Goorskykris@immanuelpc.org

Come join us!

YOUTH GROUP CALENDAR

October 3:  NO Youth Group ~ Fall Break
October 10:  Youth Group ~ 5:00-7:00 pm ~ On Campus ~ Dinner included!

Immanuel Youth Group Photos 2021

Youth Group Fall 2021

 

Summer Game Day 1 at the Park

 

Summer Game Day 2 at the Park

 

Youth Sunday Planning and Games

 

Immanuel Campus Trash Pickup Day

 

2021 Seniors Graduation Quilts Presentation