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What you Need to Know this week

Sunday Worship
We worship on Sundays at 10:30am meets at Rivendell School. We translate services to Spanish and Telugu. Please remember not to park in front of a residence when parking at Rivendell. Parking is available surrounding the Lee Community Center and park and the Little Ambassadors Academy parking lot. Masks are optional during worship, except on the balcony where masks are required. We are continuing to monitor CDC and Arlington County guidance. We will also continue to live-stream the service.

Help With Food Pantry Deliveries
Arlington Bridge Builders is looking for volunteers to serve as food pantry delivery drivers on Saturdays throughout the summer to neighbors in need. ABB meets at 11:30am and the deliveries usually take less than an hour. If you’re interested in serving, please contact the office.

Summer Book Club for Emmanuel Mothers
Christina Rawls will be hosting a 5-week summer book club for Emmanuel moms where we will read and discuss Risen Motherhood by Emily Jesen and Laura Wifler, on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm at her home. The dates are: 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, & 8/10. Please join us for all the dates or drop in when you can - mom friends and non-mobile babies welcome! Email Christina to sign up and to get the address.

Arlington Bridge Builders Backpack Drive
Arlington Bridge Builders is hosting a backpack drive at Greenbrier Church from 10am-2pm to help local families with back-to-school needs! We encourage everyone at Emmanuel to donate $30 for one backpack, and to volunteer at a booth with games and food on the day of the event. Look for the school bus sign in the church lobby over the next four Sundays for an opportunity to give, and please contact Carlos Dimas if you would like more information or would like to volunteer. You can also donate at this link.

August  Mercy Offering
On Sunday, August 28, we will collect an offering for partners in North Africa. Please designate mercy offerings to this partner when giving on the Emmanuel App or online. Learn more.

First Sunday Prayer
On the first Sunday of the month we take the time to pray for the congregation and the concerns of the people, and we would love to pray upfront for you. We would ask you to send Carlos a message beforehand via email or be ready to write them on the cards provided on Sunday so we can include your specific prayers during service.

Vision Sunday, Congregational Meeting & Ministry Fair
Please mark your calendar for Vision Sunday, September 11, when we will look at God’s call on our church and plans for the coming year. Following the service, we will have a brief congregational meeting, that will include a presentation of the budget and the election of new trustees. Afterwards, please stay for Emmanuel’s Ministry Fair!
Spiritual Practices
Emmanuel is introducing a series of spiritual practices for the congregation to explore together as one body in Christ. Each month, we will introduce a new spiritual practice, and will provide resources on how to engage more deeply. Visit our website to learn more, and contact Stephen Bates if you would like to sign up for scripture verse emails!

 Women's Emmanuel Soul Care Team
The Women's Emmanuel Soul Care Team is launching a prayer partner ministry to connect women together in prayer. Please sign up on the app or the link  if you would like to join.

Youth Mentor Opportunity
We are looking for 1-2 youth mentors to be a part of the youth ministry at Emmanuel. If you are interested in ministering to students at a crucial moment in their story, please contact Stephen Bates.

Volunteer with Emmanuel ESL
Come join the Emmanuel team to teach English as a Second Language (ESL)! We are looking for two motivated volunteers to assist with ESL classes that occur right after service at Rivendell. Students learn conversational English to become more familiar with speaking on various topics and to have easier phone conversations. Interested or have questions? Contact Judy Kauer or Kristine Leiphart.


Abb's pandemic relief fund

Food pantry Drop-Offs


Emmanuel continues taking donations for ABB's Pandemic Relief Fund, which helps our neighbors who are in desperate need of assistance with essential expenses such as rent and medical bills. Donations can be given online or by mail by designating your gifts as "Arlington Bridge Builders Pandemic Relief Fund."
Arlington Bridge Builders is looking for volunteers to assist with food pantry distribution and praying for our community. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up here.
If you have a servant's heart and want to promote life, there are many volunteer opportunities at Assist. They are in particular need of medical volunteers and male and female client mentors available during the day. Contact Shannon at 703.354.7291, option 6.
Employment opportunities are available. Learn more.


If you are interested in reaching the Spanish speaking community in the area, please reach out to Carlos Dimas to find out how you can help. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate!


Are you interested in being a part of the Tech Team? "What's the Tech Team," you ask? Come be a part of the people who make Sunday services happen. From sound, to lyrics, to set up. Email Stephen Bates for more info. No experience required!