Snapshots: 7.12.15


Presentation of new members, goodbye to Tom Zehnder, commissioning Debbie Breeding for her mission trip to Nicaragua, and Labor in the Pulpit with members of CLUE-LA! Quite a Sunday!

Intersection Concert 9.7.14: Meet the performers – Tim & Tom Zehnder


Meet the performers: Tim Gibbs Zehnder and Tom Zehnder. Singer-songwriters Tim and Tom, aka The Boyz, have been performing together pretty much forever and have been at Immanuel for something like 20 years. You never know where they will turn up–they recently concluded a lengthy engagement at Lyfe Kitchen! They are also regulars at Ghost Ranch conference grounds and are well-known on the festival and conference circuit. Their arrangements and original music are standard fare at Immanuel. They’ve cooked up some razzle-dazzle contributions to our opening event on September 7. Don’t miss it!



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Praise God with drums! + ¡Alabe a Dios con tambores!: 11.11&18.12


Do you want to get in touch with your inner rock star?  Or at least get some hands on quality drum time with tips from the experts?  Or get an inside track on how some of our music is made?  Then you’re just the person to attend our two-session drumming workshop!  Your instructors Tim, Tom and Emiliano will meet you on the patio following the services on November 11 and 18 for this fun and empowering workshop!

¿Le gustaría ponerse en contacto con su estrella de rock interior? ¿O por lo menos tiempo práctico tocando tambores con puntas de los expertos? ¿O agarrar una posición ventajosa acerca como nuestra música es hecha? ¡Entonces eres la persona para asistir nuestro taller de dos sesiones acerca tocar el tambor! Sus instructores Tim, Tom, y Emiliano se reunirán con ustedes en el patio después de los servicios del 11 y 18 de noviembre para este divertido y poderoso taller

Presbyterians in action + Presbiterianos/as en acción: General Assembly & Ghost Ranch


Immanuelites Rev. Shin-Hwa Park, Brian Symonds, Samuel Chu and Tony De La Rosa attended the 219th General Assembly of the PCUSA in Minneapolis.  Shin-Hwa was a clergy delegate.

The Gibbs Zehnder and Zehnder families attended Family Week at Ghost Ranch NM.  Tim Gibbs Zehnder and Tom Zehnder led music.

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Immanuelites Revda. Shin-Hwa Park, Brian Symonds, Samuel Chu y Tony De La Rosa asistieron la Asamblea General 219 del PCUSA en Minneapolis.  Shin-Hwa fue una delegada.

Las familias Gibbs Zehnder y Zehnder asistieron la Semana de Familia en Ghost Ranch NM.  Tim Gibbs Zehnder y Tom Zehnder dirigieron la música.

Reflection: Bread for the World conference


Rockstarz in Residence Tim Gibbs Zehnder and Tom Zehnder were in Washington DC last weekend leading worship for the Hunger Justice Leaders Training conference put on by Bread for the World.  Our own Cindy Castro was there too as one of the trainees!  Tim shared these reflections on the experience.

The conference was an energizing gift! The caliber of folks there, (especially Cindy Castro!) gives me much hope for the future- for actually making a real difference for people trapped by poverty and hunger.

The response to our music was very encouraging; a huge validation was to have a Yoruban-speaking young woman respond with such enthusiasm to our version of “Ashe, Ashe”; and kudos to Immanuel’s Healing Center—we were asked to lead a “movement” prayer, and I borrowed heavily from what we’ve done at Immanuel, and of course coached by the ever-talented Rev. Gibbs Zehnder (love ya hon); the group responded with deep appreciation, very moving.

Thanks Ed, for your support of/consultation for the Taizé service; we had one participant say it was the “best Taizé service” she had been to—who knew Z-boys could be meditative?

In between moments, a high-def film crew from Bread recorded a couple songs live—have not seen the footage yet, but we’ll get that up on our site or youtube soon—keep you posted.

Can’t wait to be back at the home church!

The boyz in our nation's capital.

Worship: our own rock stars