May 28, 2021
Sunday Worship at 9am

May 30th - Trinity Sunday
Romans 8:12-17
As we Widen Our Welcome with in-person worship our services will continue to be live-streaming on YouTube and Facebook
As guidance from national and local authorities changes, Immanuel leadership continues to reassess our COVID response protocols. Our latest updates include:
  • We are no longer requesting advance registration for worship. However, we will continue to record attendance in the event we need to contact trace. 
  • We are continuing to mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. We take seriously our welcome of all God’s people and creating a safe environment while eliminating any anxiety over the unknown vaccination status of those who gather within our walls. Furthermore, our younger attendees are not yet eligible for vaccination. Outdoor gatherings that maintain 3-6 feet distance may be mask-free. 

Our prayerful recommendation is that masks be viewed as one of the ways we care for the most vulnerable among us.  May God’s grace, compassion, and mercy continue to be our guide.  
Inscribed August 1, 1889 Immanuel Church of Shillington, this bell was presented as a gift from the Union Sunday School class. It called the community together for worship and fellowship when the church was on New Holland Ave. Now the Carillon in the steeple of the church on Waverly St rings twice a day as a reminder of God's abiding presence - just as our name Immanuel - "God with Us" proclaims.

Recently, a teacher from Governor Mifflin Intermediate School sent a note which included:
"For 44 years now I've been listening to our church bells ring.... Every time I hear the Church bells ring, I think back.
Every time I hear the Church bells ring, it brings me Peace".

She recalls hearing it on the sidelines of Bronco games, as a cheerleader of the GM Mustangs, and now when her students are outside on break.
May we continue to be a uniting presence in our community, offering peace and hope-filled presence.
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Condolences to: Family & Friends of Ronald Klee Sr., father of Ron Klee