Immanuel Presbyterian Church invites you to celebrate with us the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
The Shadows of Advent
- Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22
Worship – 10:30 am
The Longest Night
- Thursday, December 19 – 6:30 pm worship
A service especially for those who want to make room for peace and healing in their lives.
- Tuesday, December 24
4:30 pm – A service for the young & young at heart featuring the Readers’ Theater production of “Michael Mouse.”
11:00 pm – A service of lights as we affirm that “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
A Highway Through the Desert: Journeying through Advent with Isaiah
December 1 – 22
A close reading and discussion of the lectionary texts from the prophet Isaiah.
- December 1: “In the Days to Come” Isaiah 2:1-5
- December 8: “A Shoot Shall Come Out of the Stump” Isaiah 11:1-10
- December 15:“The Remnant of the LORD Shall Return” Isaiah 35:1-10
- December 22: “The LORD Himself Will Give You a Sign” Isaiah 7:10-16
Facilitated by John Sitler
Saturday, November 23, 2013
You are invited to a Science and Faith lecture with
Fr. Paul Gabor
“Are we alone in the Universe? Astrobiology in Search of an Answer to an Ancient Question”
The talk will present an overview of Life in the Universe, with an emphasis on exoplanetology, as well as some remarks on the philosophical and theological implications of cosmic pluralism.
Before joining the Jesuits, Fr Paul Gabor, S.J., Ph.D., studied particle physics, mainly in instrumentation, participating in the development of the ATLAS detector for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He has been with the Vatican Observatory since 2010, and moved to Tucson in January 2011, teaching philosophy and history of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. He is Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory heading its Research Group in Tucson.
- 6:30 pm – light refreshments
- 7:00 pm – presentation by Dr. Gabor.
- 8:00 pm – questions for the speaker
November 3, 2013
First Scripture Reading: Psalm 40:1-8
Second Scripture Reading: Mark 6:30-44
The children’s program for ages 5 through 5th grade, Growing in Grace (GIG), has begun. Wednesdays we gather at 5:00 pm and parents are invited to share a meal with your children at 6:15 pm. Bring friends!
Our schedule is as follows:
- 5:00 – GIG Starts with Physical Play or Games (Snack Provided)
- 5:15 – Music or Crafts
- 5:45 – Education Time!
- 6:30 – Family Meal
- 7:00 – Closing Worship
- 7:20 – GIG ends
Women’s Book Club
Sunday, November 10
11:45 am at church
Hostess Kathryn C.
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner will be provided as well as Christian Education and FUN!
October 13, 2013
First Scripture Reading: Psalm 111
Second Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19
Science and Faith Series
October 19, 2013
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque
“Geology and Genesis: Scientific and Theological Perspectives on the History of the Earth”.
Perhaps the most visible flashpoint of conflict between science and religion in America regards the history of the earth. “Young-earth creationists” reject both the concept of biological evolution and the consensus opinion of geologists that the earth is billions of years old, in favor of an interpretation of Genesis that posits a literal Garden of Eden a few thousand years ago. How strong is the scientific evidence for the history of the earth? For the writers of Genesis, what was the point of the creation and Eden stories? This talk will explore these questions from the perspective of a professional geologist who is also a life-long Christian.
Dr. Fred Phillips is Professor of Hydrology at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, in Socorro, NM. He has worked for much of his 40-year career on developing methods for dating the surface of the earth that employ radionuclides produced by cosmic rays. He is a recipient of the F.W. Clarke Medal (Geochemical Society) and the O.E. Meinzer and Kirk Bryan Awards (Geological Society of America). Dr. Phillips is a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Socorro.
- 6:30 pm – light refreshments
- 7:00 pm – talk by Dr. Fred Phillips
- 8:00 pm – Q&A with the speaker
Location: The Church of the Good Shepherd–7834 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Registration: 1:30 p.m., Walk: 2:00 p.m.
A soup (donated by Whole Foods) and bread (donated by Great Harvest) dinner will follow the walk in The Church of the Shepherd fellowship hall.
There will be two routes (2 and 4 mile approximately) each with a stop at St Chad’s Episcopal midway.
At St Chad’s, representatives from the Albuquerque agencies receiving funds raised by the walk will be sharing information about their programs.These agencies are Project Share, Cuidando Los Ninos, St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, the Storehouse and Storehouse West.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by CWS and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger.