This Week

Thursday, 07/26
5:30 p.m.: Zumba (Harris Hall, Room 210)
Saturday, 07/28
9:30 a.m.: Food Pantry (Catalina entrance)
Sunday, 07/29
9:00 a.m.: Johnston Fellowship (McVay Hall)
10:30 a.m.: English Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30 a.m.: Spanish Worship (Chichester Chapel)
11:30 a.m.: All Together Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:00 p.m.: Convivio (Parlor)
Monday, 07/30
6:00 p.m.: Yoga (Harris Hall, Room 210)
Wednesday, 08/01
7:30 a.m.: English Worship with Communion (Westminster Chapel)
6:00 p.m.: Yoga (Harris Hall, Room 210)
7:00 p.m.: Spanish Prayer Service (Westminster Chapel)

Yoga: Every Monday & Wednesday from 6-7P.M. in Rm. #210
We invite you to try out our Yoga/Movement Classes and bring yourself back into balance from daily life stressors!  Class is FREE we provide yoga mats & blankets.  Child care is provided FREE of charge to participants.  This multi-level bilingual (English and Spanish) class. Questions?  Call Michelle at 213-389-3191 ext. 307.

Wednesday Morning English Worship Service 
Within the intimate walls of Westminster Chapel worship services are offered every Wednesday morning at 7:30. Services are conducted in English and include a traditional order of worship with familiar music, and prayer. An open end time of fellowship with fun and food follows the service.  It is a wonderful time to overcome the mid-week spiritual blahs.  Come and be refreshed by getting your spiritual batteries recharged.  You won’t be disappointed.

Johnston Fellowship 
Johnston Fellowship, an adult Bible class, which began over 50 years ago and was named in honor of the senior pastor Dr. Paul C. Johnston, is still going strong today. Classes taught by dedicated ministers and spiritual leaders are held in McVay Hall every Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00. Following each class is a time of fellowship and refreshment.  Come and be restored.

Offering Envelopes/Automatic Payments
Offering envelopes available in the cloister, narthex, and office. Please ask an usher or the front desk staff if you would like an offering envelope.  If you would like your pledge to be debited from your account or charged to your credit card automatically, ask an usher for an automatic payment form.

This Week


First Wednesday Monthly Spanish Worship Experiment to Begin 8/1 @ 7PM
On Wednesday August 1st IPC will begin a monthly Wednesday evening prayer /worship service at 7PM. We plan to try this out for the next 5 months and then evaluate following the final one in December.

Prayer Time with Pastors
After worship, pastors will be available for a brief moments of individual prayer. Those wishing to speak with one of the pastors may wait near the front of the sanctuary to the side of the doors where the pastors will be greeting worship participants as they leave.

Mixed Worship Format Has Begun
Starting July 1st we have moved back to a “Mixed” format of worship where at 10:30we have Spanish language worship in Chichester and English language in the Sanctuary and then at 11:15-11:20 we come back together in the Sanctuary for the all-together time of bilingual worship until around 12:00. SFMT and Session propose this plan for a 4 month trial period.

Background: Earlier in the spring, we had a conversation during Convivio to gather congregational input about language in worship. At that gathering, we received some feedback that many people enjoyed fully bilingual worship because they enjoyed hearing both languages and learning more of their non-native language. We also received feedback that for some people it’s difficult to concentrate on what’s happening or being said when their non-native language is being spoken and others said that fully bilingual worship may be an obstacle for first-time visitors.

After that listening-session, the Spiritual Formation Ministry Team discussed the feedback and made the recommendation that we move back to mixed format because although it’s wonderful that many people enjoy hearing both languages, we want and need to eliminate obstacles for people (especially visitors) to participate in worship, in order to grow. SFMT also proposed that rather than go back to the previous rotations between worship spaces, we do a trial period of stability in one location so as to create some consistency. So the plan is to continue with Spanish worship in Chichester Chapel and English in the sanctuary for a 4 month trial period (July thru October) then evaluate how that has gone for everyone.

ZUMBA – Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – RSVP
We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity with high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why these Latin dance fitness classes are exercise in disguise. A fun, total workout combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility, balance that will boost your enthusiasm and energy.
Save Your Space Today! Register by calling @ 213-389-3191 x307 michelle@immanuelpres.org. Light refreshments will be served FREE Child Care Provided, please RSVP.

When: Starting Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Time: From 5:30 – 6:30pm.
Attire: Please wear comfortable clothes.
Where: Harris Hall – Room #210.

Save Your Space Today! Register by calling @ 213-389-3191 x307 michelle@immanuelpres.org. Light refreshments will be served FREE Child Care Provided, please RSVP.

Craft Table During Worship
At Immanuel we welcome the presence and energy of children in our worship. We invite and encourage families with children to come to the front of the sanctuary to take advantage of the craft table we have set up.

Coming Events


IMMIGRATION FORUM: 
“Know your Rights” plus UPDATES on DACA, TPS & other policy changes”
PROGRAM: Sandy Ovalle of World Relief will review “know your rights” info, will share updates on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as recent changes to immigration policies and procedures at the federal level. She will also answer questions about immigration status and permanence. Low-cost legal referrals will be available. Sunday August 12th from 12:30-2PM (Chichester Chapel) LANGUAGE: Majority in Spanish, with translation to English available. Light snacks provided!

Co-Sponsors:
Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s Spiritual Formation Ministry Team, Matthew25, Presbytery of the Pacific’s Mission Catalyst, Rev. Heidi Worthen-Gamble, & World Relief. Other co-sponsors
are welcome!

Inquirer’s Class
For those curious and inquiring about membership at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Learn about Immanuel and about the Presbyterian Church, plus learn about what membership means. This is info for the curious and there is no obligation to join the church if you take the class. There are already people planning to attend. Come and join them if you are interested. All members are welcome to participate as a refresher. Next classes will be on August 5 and 12.

Help Us Keep Our Pantry Well Stocked!
As many of you know our food pantry would not be able to help feed as many adults, children, senior citizens, and homeless neighbors without the generous support from our partner organization HopeNet.  Every year HopeNet raises funds which help keep 12 pantries (we are one of them) in our community open and well stocked with its annual fund-raiser “Taste of Larchmont.”

We invite all of Immanuel’s congregation to help raise money for this wonderful organization that directly helps our food pantry by purchasing tickets to Taste of Larchmont which, this year, will be on Monday, August 27, 2018.  Tickets are only $40 and usually one ticket feeds about 2 or 3 people (so you can go as a group!).

To purchase your ticket or tickets please speak directly with our Myra Tapia, Food Pantry Director, at tapia@immanuelpres.org or 213-389-3191.  Myra is at Immanuel on Monday & Wednesday mornings as well as Saturdays between 8a.m. and 1p.m.

Donations for Our Food Pantry
Please support our food pantry by bringing in donations for our emergency lunch bags which help our homeless neighbors.  These bags are handed out Mondaythrough Sunday.  We currently are in need of:

Bottled Water;
Cup-Of-Noodles (chicken flavor);
Energy Bars;
Oatmeal Individually Servings Only;
Napkins;

Please drop off donation at the front office with Melissa or Hector.  Thank
you.

Food Pantry will not be open the first Saturdays of the month for volunteering training and team building. 

Opportunities to Give


General Offering
This week and every week, we receive a monetary offering in support of our church programs and ministries.  Donations may be made online by clicking here.
Food Offering
This week and every week, we receive a financial offering in support of our Food Pantry ministry.  For more information, please click here.
Healing Center’s Offering
This week and every week, we welcome offerings to support our Healing Center.  For more information, please click here.
Deacons Offering
Every first Sunday, we receive a monetary offering in support of our Deacons ministry.  For more information, please click here. This offering may also be made online by clicking here.

Immanuel Online 


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