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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. 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.

Recruiting for Call to Worship on Easter
We will start Easter service with a call to worship in languages spoken at Emmanuel as a way to remember that Christ rose for all peoples. If you can converse or just "get by" in a language and are willing to read a short verse we’ll supply you with, please email Karen with the language(s) you can speak.

Music on Easter Service
Calling bowed string players young and old, more or less experience! Come play beautiful music for our Easter Services, Sunday, April 9. Rehearsal is on March 26 after the service. Contact Lynne  for parts. Note: Parts will be rewritten for every level of player.

Intro to Emmanuel
Are you new to Emmanuel and want to learn more about the church? If so, you’re invited to an informal luncheon seminar on Sunday, March 26, from 12:30pm-2:00pm, with childcare provided. The luncheon also serves as our Membership Seminar, but attending does not obligate you to join the church. Please RSVP to Karen Adjei.

Coffee and Conversations
Coffee and Conversations is back! Join us to teach conversational English in a relaxing setting at the Arlington Mills Community Center on Fridays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on March 3 to May 12. Students are from Central/Latin America, Africa and Asia. Interested in joining the global, dynamic team and making a difference in our community? Our next class will be Friday, March 17. Contact Kristine and Judy to learn how to volunteer.

Roundtable Discussions in March
Roundtable Discussions are now open, and you can sign up here! Please have the book read before attending the discussions.

Books of the Bible Class
Using the BibleProject, we will learn the purpose and themes of each book of the Bible and how they uniquely fit in the greater Gospel narrative. Join us for all or as many of the classes as you can after service! We will meet every other Sunday until we finish all 66 books! Our next class will be Sunday, March 19. No childcare will be provided.

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.

Easter Weekend
We're excited to host a Good Friday Service, Easter Egg Hunt, and two Easter services! Please consider inviting a friend or family member to these events.
  • Good Friday Service - Friday, April 7 @7-8pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch @Ballston Park Apartments (Ages 0-13 Welcome) - Saturday, April 8 @11am
  • Easter Services - Sunday, April 9
    • First Service @8:30am (nursery provided)
    • Second Service @10:30am (nursery and Sunday school provided)

Volunteer for the Easter Egg Hunt
We are looking for individuals or groups who can volunteer and help make this year's Easter Egg Hunt a success! If you're interested, please sign up at this link.
Support the Dulles Project
Through God's grace, things are progressing with the Dulles Project, and in the coming months there will be multiple ways you can become involved! Use this link to check out opportunities and get involved. Use this link to check out opportunities and get involved. (Additional ways to support the Dulles Project)

Kenya Missions Trip
Emmanuel has been invited to send a team to serve Imbumi and Martha Makuku, our missions partners in Nairobi, Kenya. The trip is open to adults and high school students, and will be from August 12-19, not including travel dates. Scott and Chris Seaton will be leading the trip, so if you’re interested, please contact Scott or Chris for more information.

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.

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!