Fall 2014 Care for the Soul Series

Join us this fall as we learn more about how to understand and integrate our motivations, emotions, desires and behaviors under God’s direction. Improving self-awareness and God-awareness heightens our understanding and allows us to deepen our personal relationship with Christ and others.

The series, which is open to the community, will meet at Emmanuel from 9:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

    • September 11, 2014 – “Cultivating Compassion”
    • October 9, 2014 – “Is there a Purpose for Suffering?”
    • November 13, 2014 – “Healing Power of Forgiveness”
    • December 11, 2014 – “Letting Go: The Illusion of Control”

Ellen Murphy, LCSW, of St. Mark Counseling Center in Vienna is the facilitator. She works with individuals, adolescents, adults, couples and families using a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to help them grow and persevere through life’s struggles.

Registration is required by the Monday prior to each session. The fee is $25 per session, and a portion of each fee will support NOVACO/Shelter House–an agency that helps to support families fleeing domestic violence.

Get more details here: ELC Care for the Soul Series


Our August 2014 Haiti trip was highlighted in the Fairfax Times

People & Places Fairfax Times, September 4,2014 by Lorin Buck, Staff Writer Today’s column is a departure from the norm, as I take an opportunity to offer a firsthand account of the global reach of a few local volunteers. At the end of August, I had the privilege of accompanying a small group of Fairfax County educators to Haiti. There they led a three-day professional development workshop for 16 preschool and elementary teachers at the Village of Hope School in rural Ganthiers. The group included three teachers, a former principal, our group leader and me — a less-than-fluid francophone, who hoped to help our non-French speakers communicate. We flew to Port-au-Prince on Aug. 23, under the auspices of a program sponsored by Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna. Read more.

Monthly Newsletters – “The Evangel” + Calendar + Youth

To view our monthly calendar of events for October, click CALENDAR

To view our monthly newsletter for October, click EVANGEL.

To view a special insert about a Emmanuel’s Haiti mission trip click SPECIAL.

To view our separate youth newsletter for October, click YOUTH EVANGEL


Sunday Worship Folder

Each week, the Worship Folder used during our worship services will be posted. It contains information about Sunday’s services, upcoming events and the ministries of Emmanuel at work in the community and the world. Click current copy for the latest edition.

Worship Opportunities

Sunday Worship Services

Worship with Progressive Christian Music At 8:45 a.m.

New and old favorites – with our band - Revelation - and a wonderful storytelling time for children. The liturgy features a traditional Lutheran focus of Word and Sacrament.

Education Hour For All Ages At 10:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship At 11:15 a.m.

This traditional Lutheran worship uses liturgy and hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran worship book. Worship music is led by organ, piano, and choirs. A storytelling time for children is included. 

Sunday Evening Worship At 6:00 p.m.

Incorporating all the elements of the Lutheran tradition – Word and Sacrament – this additional worship opportunity may be just the right option for your busy Sunday schedule. 

Holy Communion is celebrated at every service

A professionally staffed Nursery is available throughout the morning for children 5 and under.

Support ELC Missions

Simply Giving is an easy way to insure that your support of the ministries of Emmanuel are funded consistently throughout the year. No need to worry about a missed week or month due to vacation, other travel, sports activities, etc. Just complete the attached form and return along with a voided check to the church office. Your faithful giving will provide the many ministries and activities of the church both here and around the world with the financial support they need. Please click here to download the application.

Stewardship is not all about calculations, portions or percentages. It is not only about dollars. Each of us has been blessed with different gifts. The ministries and events at Emmanuel could not run without your faithful and generous donations of time and talents. Please register your interests in supporting our ministries by volunteering here. This link will take you to our automated volunteer database where you can select from an array of opportunites that fit your gifts and time. Thank you!