Discovering and Displaying Christ In Here and Out There

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


"Les Alpilles," Mountain Landscape near South-Reme, Vincent van Gogh, 1889
"Les Alpilles," Mountain Landscape by Vincent van Gogh (1889)

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

My prayers remain with all of you as we enjoy the cooler fall temperatures! Our Scripture reading from Psalm 121:5 for Sunday says, “The Lord is your protector; the Lord is your shade right beside you.” We’re taking this Scripture literally and trying to walk in the Lord’s footsteps by giving you a more “shady” worship experience outdoors. Our outdoor worship time will be changing to 9:00 am on Sundays in the Courtyard starting November 1st. The Zoom Adult Sunday School class will now be at 10:30 am. With the cooler fall temperatures in the morning, this will be the perfect time where those able to attend will be neither too cold nor too hot (but definitely not lukewarm!) Reservations still need to be made for this socially distanced worship service. Our online worship format remains the same throughout. As we’ve all been learning and re-learning in 2020, being nimble is the name of the game. Thanks again for your understanding and grace—as one person said, ‘Blessed are the flexible, for they won’t be bent out of shape.” This week we continue the faith journey with our fellow pilgrims Christian and Hopeful as we make our ascent up the Delectable* Mountains. Bring your hiking boots and repelling gear!

Pastor John

*Delectable means extremely beautiful, attractive, or lovely

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Sunday, October 25, 2020 Online

Outdoor Worship Service — 8:00 a.m. (by reservation)

Online Worship Service (anytime)

“Ascending the Delectable Mountains”
Psalm 121 (TANAKH Translation)
Rev. Dr. John C. Tittle

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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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(The new Worship Service video will be available early Sunday morning!)

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A Message from Pastor John

September 22, 2020

Dear Immanuel Family and Friends,

My prayer over you has been the Apostle John’s prayer from his third letter, “I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” Session has voted in favor of beginning outdoor worship in the church courtyard (between Witherspoon and the Administration Building) starting Sunday, October 4th at 8:00 am. We are excited to take this important step of faith, while also seeking to conduct these services prayerfully and in the wisest manner possible, guided by recommendations from the scientific and public health communities. This first phase of re-entry will be a new and memorable expression of our worship to God in a unique time in history. As we trust in God in this pandemic, we will persevere and make the best of a challenging situation. This is a humble first step that we wish could be available for all right now, but that time has not yet come, but will come in due time. We thank you, in advance, for honoring these guidelines for our worship together. You may view the Congregational Meeting video from September 13th that goes into greater detail about our re-entry plans on our YouTube channel. Read more …

Grace and Peace,
Pastor John, on behalf of the Session

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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

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.

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Outdoor Worship Service

8:00 a.m.
Outdoor Worship Serviceby reservation only (RSVP)
Masks required! Social distancing is in place!
(sign up for Outdoor Services through the RSVP link here or at the top of our Home page)

Alternative Worship Service

8:30 a.m.
Church Sanctuary Services — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Music led by Immanuel’s Worship Band — now part of our Online Worship Services (via YouTube)

Christian Education Classes

9:30 a.m. — Sunday School — Contact:
Adult Education via Zoom! Announced each week in our Community Life publication!
Children — Goodie bags are delivered each week to all our kids with fun surprises inside. A Sunday School lesson is mailed each week as well. 

Traditional Worship Service

11:00 a.m.
Church Sanctuary Services — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Music led by choir, piano, and organ — now part of our Online Worship Services (via YouTube)

All are welcome!

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Discovering and displaying Christ
in here and out there.


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

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