Discovering and Displaying Christ In Here and Out There

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

Come Worship!
Sunday Services
Now Livestreamed on YouTube!

Breakfast with Santa!
* Pictures with Santa and
* Christmas Crafts to Make
Saturday, December 3rd
8:00-10:00 am
Immanuel Presbyterian Church!
You are invited!!

Santa Needs Our Help!
Santa has asked for donations of full sized candy canes so he has plenty to hand out to our kids on December 3rd. Please bring to the office or church on Sunday.
Thank you Santa Helpers!

Men’s Bible Study is Back! 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.

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

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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!

Cafe Justo It’s All About Pure Coffee
Café Justo Introduction!

“Dawn” by Nikolina Car Jergović

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17

Greetings Immanuel Friends and Family,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Believe it or not, this Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. This is a time and season for us to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming: his first coming to Bethlehem and his second coming that is yet to come.

We have an invitation from God this Advent to enjoy the spiritual adventure of time. Spiritual timekeeping is different from clock watching or clocking in. It entails prayerful attention, pausing, waiting, reflecting and acting. The good news is this: Christ not only teaches us to tell time, he redeems our time. He empowers us to: understand our past and be reconciled to it, face the future courageously, and live faithfully and joyfully in the present.

God is good… all the time.

See you Sunday!
Pastor John

Alternative Worship Service

November 27, 2022 


“Knowing the Time”
Romans 13:11-14 (NRSVue)

Rev. John C. Tittle

Alternative Worship BulletinSermonBible StudyChildren’s Pages

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Our Alternative Worship Service
 at 8:25am 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”

Traditional Worship Service

November 27, 2022 


“Knowing the Time”
Romans 13:11-14 (NRSVue)

Rev. John C. Tittle

Traditional Worship BulletinSermonBible StudyChildren’s Pages

Wc WORSHIPcast Streaming License logo

Our Traditional Worship Service
at 10:55am 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”

 Video Tips
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. 

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 Towner 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.

“Attending to Advent:
Poetry, Prose and Prayer”
Advent Daily Devotional from Presbyterian Outlook

Advent leads us into a time of expectant waiting, a time when our faith can find its foothold despite our unsteady world. As we make our way to Christmas, reading the stories of Mary, Joseph, Herod and the Christ child reflected through poetry and prose, we pray these devotions tether you to our world and lighten your load with a hope-filled, tenacious faith.  To download your copy CLICK HERE. Paper copies also available in the Sanctuary.

NURSERY–Open from 8:15am–12:10pm 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.

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation

Children’s Sunday School
* Preschoolers meet in Room 3.
* Elementary students meet in Room 6.
* Middle School students meet in Room 8.
* High School students meet in the Youth Room.

Adult Fellowship and Bible Study (link)
NO Class Nov 27th
Dec 4, 11 & 18
9:45 am*
Witherspoon Hall, Rm 12/13
*This class will be in person and on Zoom.

“The Heart That Grew
Three Sizes”
by Matt Rawle

We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. In this new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”  This Advent and Christmas season, we look at a familiar classic through the lens of faith and see how Christ speaks to us through our culture.

Books are $12.00, Marcia Aurand will lead.
Come join us. You are always welcome!

Kris Goorsky
Director of Christian Formation

Sunday Nights5:00–7:00pm
Join us for dinner, games and Bible fellowship for youth ages 6-12th grade. Lots of fellowship and fun!
Want to feed hungry teenagers?
Join the meal train! Email Kris Goorsky at

NO Youth Group Nov. 27th!

Thank you Immanuel! Your generosity continues to bless so many people. We collected over 50 warm blankets and 80 bottles of shampoo and conditioner. These supplies will be delivered to YOTO this coming week.

If you wish to continue to support YOTO this holiday season, please visit



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.