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What you Need to Know this week

Sunday Worship
We worship on Sundays at 10:30am meets at Rivendell School. 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.

May  Mercy Offering
Throughout the month of May, we will collect a Mercy Offering for Assist Pregnancy Center, a Christ-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to encourage, educate, and empower women and men to make life-giving decisions for themselves and their unborn children. Through the provision of medical services to confirm and date pregnancy, pregnancy options counseling, and practical assistance, Assist comes alongside abortion-vulnerable individuals to affirm life and share the hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please designate mercy offerings to this partner when giving on the Emmanuel App or online.

Coffee and Conversations
Join Arlington Bridge Builders (ABB) every Friday from 6:30 to 8pm at Arlington Mill Community Center to practice speaking English with our neighbors! Please sign up for at least one Friday under “Get Connected” on the Emmanuel App or at this link.

Arlington Bridge Builders Family Festival
Emmanuel is invited to a Family Festival at the ABB food pantry from 10am-3pm on Saturday, May 21! ABB is looking for a few volunteers, and with game stations and a church booth, this is a great service opportunity especially for families! If you’re able to participate, please contact Judy Kauer or Carlos Dimas, or sign up in the church lobby after service.

Sparks Meeting & Boys Basketball Clinic
Emmanuel’s third through fifth graders are invited to lunch, games, and a lesson on Sunday, May 22, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. After Sparks, we will have a Sparks Boys Basketball Clinic from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Weekly Prayer Meeting
Join us on Mondays at 7:30-8pm for our weekly prayer meetings! Please contact the office if you need the Zoom link.

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.
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!