Holy Week Worship Schedule

April 14 — Palm Sunday — 8:15 & 10:30am

April 18 — Maundy Thursday — 7:00pm

April 19 — Good Friday

12:00pm Seven Last Words of Jesus

7:00pm Tenebrae Service of Darkness

Easter Sunday — 6:00am, 8:30am and 10:30am

Lenten Worship Schedule

Lenten Family Devotions

9:15 am March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10 & 17

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Lenten Evening Worship

Come for a light supper at
5:45pm served by one of our
various groups and stay for our
evening Lenten service at
7:00pm. Services will be held
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10

Thank you from Ellen

Dear Immanuel Family:
Thank you so very much for the beautiful farewell gathering this past weekend. The food and decorations, the hugs, cards, notes and generous gifts and the singing, oh the wonderful singing… I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of hospitality and love. Thank you!
It has been my honor to serve at Immanuel for the last 22 years. Leading the music alongside of so many faithful, talented, servant-hearted people who answered the call to play and sing in the choirs and bands, has been an opportunity that I have felt so humbled by, and fortunate to have. From the organ and piano bench I have been able to witness and join with, an amazing congregation of people, singing praises to God week after week. From the bench I have been able to see people of all generations singing together, men, women and children, families, young and old, people in all walks of faith, scratchy voices and refined voices, broken and hurting people, people praising God in joyful times and sad times… together lifting a song that rivals no other. The song of our story, as loved people of God.
22 years ago when I came to Immanuel, it was this song that helped me climb out of the depths of a difficult time in my life. I arrived at Immanuel as a single mother going through a difficult divorce, a college drop-out, struggling with personal demons and the guilt of bad choices. It was the song of the family at Immanuel, the unconditional love, acceptance, and grace of God that you sang about, and lived out, that helped support me and my sons over the years. You, and the song you sang at every worship service and gathering, helped rescue and restore us to a joy in Christ that surpasses any other. For this I will be forever grateful.
God has truly blessed me to be a part of the wonderful Immanuel congregation and leadership. You have been brought together by God, in this very time and place, to care for each other and the people around you, with the song of the love of Jesus always on your lips. I will be praying for you, and ask that you pray for me, as we all continue to share the message of God’s love, in the places and spaces where God has called us. I love you all! Thank you!

To God be the Glory in all that we do!
Singing His Praises,

Ellen

Text to Give FAQs

What are the fees?
Fees are $0.30 per transaction, plus 1% for ACH (bank transfers) or up to 2.9% for credit cards.

Does my mobile giving appear on my end-of-year tax statement?
Yes, we receive reports from our text-to-give vendor that we incorporate into your tax statement.

What do I do when the offering plate comes by?
In our pews we provide “I give electronically” cards to place in the offering plate.

Is there a minimum amount?
No, our text-to-give vendor accepts any amount.

How do I know my offering was received?
First, you will receive an email acknowledgement from our text-to-give vendor. You can also
view your giving history through the web portal you view when texting “giving” to our text-to-give
number. Second, we are increasing our financial statements from annually to quarterly, so you’ll
see your offerings reflected in that statement.

What if I make a mistake?
Simply follow the instructions on your email receipt to receive a refund.

Does the charge show up on my phone bill?
No. When you text ILCDG to (206) 859-9405, you will be directed to a secure, mobile-friendly
giving site where you can enter a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer information. Your
mobile phone account is not charged.

Is my credit card information secure?
Our text-to-give vendor is compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. Your card
information is encrypted for transmission using secure socket layers. A compliance fact sheet is
available upon request.

Is it ok to charge my offering on a credit card I carry a balance on?
We strongly discourage going into debt by giving using a credit card. For those who use their
credit cards for convenience or monthly points and cash rewards, please note the 2.9%
surcharge. Our preference is to receive as many of our gifts as possible from bank transfers, by
either check, Simply Giving, or text-to-give.

How do I link text-to-give to my bank account?
When you follow the link provided via text and follow the instructions to set up a secure account,
you will have the option to give via credit card or bank account. If you choose the bank account
option, you will receive instructions to verify your account. The verification process takes up to
five days.

What if I encounter technical issues?
Feel free to contact Michael Dunkin: michaeljdunkin@gmail.com with any technical or billing issues.