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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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.

November 28, 2021 Worship

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

I hope that you had a delightful Thanksgiving! This Sunday we begin the new liturgical year with Advent and we will light the first candle of peace. We hear about peace with peace treaties and times of peace. We understand peace as the absence of war or conflict. But the Scriptures teach that the Hebrew word “shalom” goes deeper—it involves the presence of something better in the place of conflict or war. And so the Christmas story is about peace—the presence and person of peace coming to earth. Jesus is God’s shalom in the flesh. God’s peace isn’t just something better, it’s someone better. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, brings shalom with no end. He makes us, and our world, more whole and complete. He lovingly “peaces” together our broken pieces. “Peace I leave with you,” says Jesus, “my peace I give to you.”

Grace and peace to you,
Pastor John

November 28, 2021 Worship

Sanctuary Worship Service – 10:00 am

Immanuel Church Sanctuary

Online Worship Service

Sunday or anytime on our YouTube Channel


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.


SERIES: Advent Words


“Shalom (Peace)”
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NRSV)
by Rev. John C. Tittle
Sanctuary Worship BulletinOnline Worship Bulletin

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Immanuel’s Worship Service videos are also available on our YouTube channel at
“Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tucson.”

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Sunday, December 5
3:00-5:30 pm

Advent fun and crafts for kids of all ages!
Graham cracker houses, rock painting, ornaments, popsicle trees and a special visit from Santa!

We are also making shoebox blessings for Interfaith Community Services filled with toiletries and socks. We need donations of:
– Shoeboxes
– Travel size toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes
– Adult socks of all sizes
– Graham crackers
– Christmas candies (gumdrops, sprinkles) for decorating our cookie houses
– Sharpie pens in green, red and black
– Small rounded decorative glass pebbles

Thank you!! Please bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them off at the office this week.


Mondays – 8:00 am
Witherspoon Hall
Meeting Monday, Nov 29
All men are welcome and
encouraged to join!

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!

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

Leaders Libby and Sopia Bishop
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 4.

6th–12th Graders
Meets Sundays in the Youth Room from 5:00-7:00pm – Dinner included!
Nov. 28 No Youth Group.

We could use donations of clean mason jars, black beans, dried onion, garlic powder, cumin, celery seed, bay leaves, chili powder, and vegetable bouillon cubes. Thank you!

Visit our Youth Group page for all upcoming events!

Witherspoon Rooms 12/13
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
New Adult Class beginning Dec. 5th!
Dec. 5, 12, 19, and Jan. 9
“The Redemption of Scrooge based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will explore the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits with an eye to Christian faith. We hope you can join us for this great study!


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

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


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!


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

Online Worship Services 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 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