2589 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna, VA  22181

Reformation Fair – Sat. Oct. 28 celebrating 500th Anniversary

Celebration extraordinaire on Saturday, October 28 in the year of Our Lord 2017 to extol the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All are welcome at 4:00 p.m. to merrymaking!

  • Be Entertained– by many musicians offering melody and tune!
  • Be Enlightened– by games of skill, deeds of craft and art!
  • Be Enthusiastic– by minstrels, storytellers, and nourishment!

Sept. 17 – Haiti Sunday

Join the Haiti Mission Team Sunday, September 17 as we welcome Pastor Ron Qualley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Village of Hope. He will be preaching at the morning services then available with his wife Sandi and Gena Norquist w/ our Teachers’ Team to answer questions and highlight the amazing work that is being done at the school and medical center at Village of Hope in Ganthier, Haiti. Refreshments will be served, so grab a cup of coffee and settle in to hear how Emmanuel is stretching globally be God’s hands in the world. Contact Chris Moyer for more information.

Support Lutheran Disaster Response to Hurricane Harvey

Please stand by our neighbors as we begin the long road to recovering from Hurricane Harvey, one of the most catastrophic storms to hit the country in more than a decade. Gifts to US Hurricane Relief will be used to assist those affected by the hurricane until the response is complete. Pray for those affected & donate at Lutheran Disaster Response.

Thrivent Matching Donations

ELC Global Missions has donated $3000 to ELCA Hurricane Harvey Relief. In addition, if you are a Thrivent member, you can make a personal donation on thrivent. com You can chose from 8 organizations that directly support relief actions to Hurricane Harvey victims. Thrivent doubles your impact by matching your donation.

Jobs For Life inviting volunteer mentors

There is an emerging volunteer opportunity at the Lamb Center which will give life to its under utilized classroom. The Jobs for Life program will be at the Lamb Center at 7 pm to 9 pm on Monday and Thursday evenings starting September 18th and ending November 16th. There will be a total of 16 sessions.

This program needs volunteers for all aspects of running the program and mentors to guide guests through the program and afterwards. It is a wonderful opportunity to transform lives. Download the Jobs For Life PDF.

Reformation Coffee House – Saturday, August 19 6-8 PM

We have an exciting evening in store for you! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with the German traditional Abendbrot/ Schnitten Platter while listening to excellent music.


This is an evening of fun and music that you will not want to miss!

Please sign up in the centrum if you are interested in attending.


German sandwich platter (Abendbrot/Schnitten Platter)
german potato salad    (Kartoffelsalat)
Cucumber salad   (Gurkensalat)
pretzels and beer cheese on tables  (Brezeln und Käse)
small bags of chips for kids
Wurst in crock pot plain for kids (mini ones)


Marion McInturff, violinist
Kieren Morehead, vocalist
Robert Morehead, vocalist and keyboardist
Geoff Pemble, vocalist and guitarist
Charlie Sabbath, keyboardist
Beth Sabbath, vocalist
Ashton Schaffer, vocalist
Dennis Trainor, vocalist and guitarist

Martin Luther

When you are done eating and listening, take the opportunity to meet Martin Luther. The evening will close with a fun sing-along for all.

Freewill offering with profits to benefit the Reformation Fair in October.

Volunteer 3rd Saturdays at the Lamb Center

Get to know The Lamb Center staff and clients up close and personal by helping with laundry, sorting donated clothing, serving lunch or helping with other miscellaneous tasks on the 3rd Saturday of June, July, August and/or September. Emmanuel’s youth will take these duties back beginning in October, but in the meantime, it’s our chance to share in this fulfilling ministry. Families may participate if there is one-on-one supervision of children 4th grade and younger. Older youth must have one adult supervisor for every five kids. A minimum of four, maximum of ten volunteers are needed each of these Saturdays. Sign up

Contact Jane Holtorf with questions at (703) 938-5917 or email her.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed

Emmanuel’s Vacation Bible School registration is full, but we still need volunteers for the week of July 17-21. Mandatory volunteer training is Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. Sign up in the Centrum if you are able to support this ministry with your time & talent. Contact Kathy Uffleman for more information.

Cross-Generation Property Cleanup Day May 13

This Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., all Emmanuel members of every age are welcome to help either inside or outside our church building. Bring gloves and tools, wheelbarrow, all labeled with name and an appetite for breakfast items and lunch. If rain is heavy, we will work indoors.

Help is needed indoors:

  • Nursery cleaning of toys, closets and general cleanup – Look for Jill Cummings in the nursery
  • Centrum window washing and general cleanup – Look for supplies and instructions
  • Fellowship Hall table and chair storage cleanup – Hang all tablecloths on hangers, install acoustical panels and clean storage area

Help is needed outdoors:

  • Weed and plant beds in courtyard, all flower beds, and island areas.
  • Plant donations, either perennial or annuals are welcome
  • Remove English ivy along fence. Teams who clear the most ivy receive a prize
  • Pick up wood and litter and place in pile near house

Contact Nancy Moats for additional information. 703.434.1147

Online Vacation Bible School Registration NOW CLOSED

Due to an overwhelming response, online registration for this year’s Vacation Bible School is now closed! Class openings remain ONLY for 4-Year Olds, 5-Year Olds, 4th Grade Missions, and 5th Grade Missions. To register, please come to the church office during business hours (Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.).

To date, more than 100 children have registered to participate this year. We are still in need of volunteers to help with this year’s effort. Here are ways you can help!

Please contact Kathy Uffelman with questions.


Hymn of the Week

Each new weekly hymn of emphasis can be found on Robert Morehead’s website: http://www.rmorehead.com/hymn-of-the-week