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Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:45 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday
Bible Studies 7:00 PM
Kids Clubs 7:00 PM

Welcome!

We are so glad that you have taken time out from your busy schedule to visit the Immanuel Baptist website.   We trust you will get a glimpse of what a church should really be like - a place where real people join together to find answers to life's issues and struggles.   As we study God's word and worship together we join in the process of understanding the depth of the unconditional love of God as revealed through his Son Jesus Christ.

Whether you are single, have a young family, are guiding teenagers, just became empty nesters, or are in your golden years, there is a place for you.   In all that we do at Immanuel we strive to be:

Building a Caring Community of Christ-Like Disciples for the Glory of God by Knowing, Growing, Serving, and Sharing Christ

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ( John 14:6)   In a world where there appears to be no absolutes, we want to be a church that calls people to a fervent relationship with Jesus Christ.   He is our rock and salvation.   As we get to know Him better and obey his teachings we will be able to glorify God and live victorious lives.   Please come join us.

Dec 2014 Calendar

The December 2014 Calendar of opportunities to know, grow, serve and share is available at http://www.immanuelbaptist.org/images/documents/IBCDec2014.pdf.

 

News - November 21st

Dear Immanuel Family,

When Jonathan Lopez signed up for a speech class in 2008 at Los Angeles City College he didn’t know that one of his speeches would explode in his face.  Being a Christian, he decided to use the speech as an opportunity to tell how God had impacted his life.  Part way through his speech the professor began mumbling so loud in the back of the room that Jonathan had to ask him to lower his voice.  The professor then exploded and announced that the speech was over and those who were offended by it were free to leave.  No one moved, at which time the professor shouted, “Class dismissed.”  (Read Jonathan’s whole story at: http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/Faith-and-Justice/7-3/CoverStory)

More and more, those who live out a Christian world view are going to feel the reaction of the secular world around them.  The Apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Ephesus, said, “You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. (4:17-19).  I suppose that we should not be surprised that Jonathan got the response that he did from his professor.  How can we expect Godly behavior from people who haven’t experienced the grace of God in their lives.

Next Sunday, November 30, at 6:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, we will be showing the movie, God Is Not Dead, which was based on several cases like Jonathan Lopez’s.  More often, especially in our educational institutions, there is an intolerance to students expressing and practicing their Christian beliefs.  This reminds me on a lesser scale of the days of Daniel and his friends when they replied to the king, “He (God) will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”  (Dan 3:17,18).

PSD

   

Men's Group-Wed Nov 19-Ruthie&Bo Save Christmas

Greetings Men – Does it seem strange to you that as we conclude this series about the Old Testament book of Judges, Andy is talking about Christmas. What could the connection possibly be? Does it seem strange that the birth of Jesus could have anything to do with the bizarre stories we have been studying from Judges? But with God, everything is connected. And even during the time of the book of Judges, God had a plan for the redemption of mankind.   

I was reminded of this in a small way today as I considered the status of our “aging-in-place” first floor bed/bath. When I wrote the first e-mail for this semester of men’s ministry, my bride and I had a set of plans, a deep, muddy, ugly hole in the ground, a lot of pieces of wood, some bricks and porta-potty in our yard. It seemed like a chaotic mess. But the contractor – with considerable encouragement and help from my bride – took the plans, brought the pieces together, and today, we have a beautiful room with lights, heat and carpet… almost ready for occupancy.

And so it was with God as he looked at the people in Israel who “did what was right in their own eyes”, and as Andy pointed out, went through cycle after cycle of disobedience, disaster and deliverance. God knew that sinful man would make a “chaotic mess”, and would need a redeemer, and He already had a plan… to send his Son to die for our sins, so that our lives don’t have to look like a “chaotic mess”, but could reflect the beauty of His Son!  Praise God!

Don’t miss our session tomorrow night as we conclude this exciting semester. ALSO, we will be signing up for the tour of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier on Saturday, December 13, thanks to Adrian Elizalde! We will not be meeting next week (Thanksgiving Eve), but will meet at Buzz and Ned’s on Broad Street on December 3rd for Rib Night!!

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Immanuel Mobile App

Dear Immanuelites,

If you were in church yesterday, you heard about the new app that we have just created. In case you weren’t, it is free and available for you to download right now! It will work with almost any smart phone and tablet and there is a link below to help you get connected. You will need to know the password to your account so make sure to have that handy before you try to download it.

It is our desire that this app will allow you to stay plugged in with Immanuel. You will have sermons, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and more right at your fingertips. We also want to stay connected with you! The app allows us to send you direct notifications and these will be crucial when there is a service cancellation due to weather or to send you a reminder of big event.

Don’t have a smart phone or tablet? No worries! There is a web page you can visit that allows you to see all of the media we have on our app. See the link for this web page below.

Last, but not least, we hope you would be willing to share the app. Is there a co-worker, neighbor, classmate that you know that is interested in God but won’t go to a church? Maybe this app would allow them to hear the preaching of the Word for the first time.

As time goes on, we’ll continue to try to improve this app. We’re thankful for it, yet we understand this is just a tool. So may God use the resources within this app to encourage you and build you up that we, His people, might see our Father glorified as you grow in your walk with Him.

In Christ Alone,

The Immanuel Staff

   

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Special Events Calendar

Missionary Report & Reception
Sun 11/23 (6:30 pm)
Thanksgiving Service
Thu 11/27 (10:00 am)
God’s Not Dead Film
Sun 11/30 (6:30 pm)
Christmas Concert Morning Service
Sun 12/14 (10:45 am)
Churchwide Christmas Caroling
Wed 12/17 (7:00 pm)
Christmas Eve Service
Wed 12/24 (7:00 pm)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 12/28 (6:30 pm)
Annual Business Meeting
Sun 01/25 (6:30 pm)
WOL RACE
Wed 01/28 (7:00 pm)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 02/08 (6:30 pm)
WOL Valentines
Wed 02/11 (7:00 pm)
Church Wide Fellowship
Sun 02/22 (6:30 pm)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 03/08 (6:30 pm)
Ukrops 10K Tailgate
Sat 03/28 (9:00 am)
Good Friday Service
Fri 04/03 (7:00 pm)
Easter Service
Sun 04/05 (10:45 am)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 04/12 (6:30 pm)
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