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Service Times

Sunday
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.

Men's Group-Sep 17-Starting Over-Own It!

Greetings Men – I hope you enjoyed last Wednesday night’s kickoff as much as I did! It was GREAT! We ate 80 pieces of pizza, and according to Bob Childress – 3 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. And it is ALL health food!!! (remember the rules of men’s group!!).

Many of you have told me that you really enjoyed the opening of our series from Andy Stanley called “Starting Over”. Guys – the next weeks get even better! PLEASE come and hear the next session in this series. While last week we covered the “Three Myths” of starting over, this week, we will cover “Owning It”! Let me share my thoughts with you about “owning it and starting over”.

My dear bride and I have decided – after dealing with some aging parent issues, and looking into the future – to add a first floor bedroom / bath to our house that we have lived in for almost 27 years. This involved conceptual design, drawing plans, hiring a contractor, having blueprints drawn, getting building permits, picking out plumbing, paint, carpet, etc., etc.,! At this point, we have some large holes in the ground with concrete in them, some roof rafters in the driveway, and expect some more “stuff” to be delivered in the days ahead. Our contractor has a plan to make this all come together for a successful outcome. While I am confident it will – in due time – I am also enough of a realist to know that there will be a lot of “bumps” along the way. But in any case, my bride and I “own” both the process and the outcome!

 

News - September 12

Dear Immanuel family,

Remember when the Apostles asked the church to name “The Seven” who would care for the physical needs of the Greek widows?  The leaders wanted to devote themselves to “prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:4).  Both jobs were important, but the Apostles recognized the need to keep their job in focus.

By delegating these tasks within the church, the Apostles allowed other believers to also be involved using their gifts in an important role of the church. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians put it this way, “from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (4:16).  The church body is made up of many parts and each of us must do our part for the body to be healthy and successful.

Several days ago a man who attended Immanuel back in the late 1950s and 1960s came by the church to reminisce over his time at Immanuel.  As we walked through the sanctuary one comment he made really stuck out to me.  He said, “I have such great memories of being here - when the church doors were open my family was here.”  Everyone has a part to play and our times of being together as a church body, in worship and celebration of our Lord, are enhanced by all of us being together to “build each other up in love.”

   

September 2014 Calendar

The September 2014 Calendar of opportunities to know, grow, serve and share is available at http://www.immanuelbaptist.org/images/documents/IBCSep2014.pdf.

 

Kisses from Katie

Kisses from Katie:  A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption may just possibly be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in your life.  Katie Davis is a young woman who was willing to serve Jesus in a foreign land, giving up all she knew and loved, to care for starving and sick children in Uganda.  She spoke from a burning heart to put into action the love of Christ that she heard about growing up as a child in Tennessee.  She sacrificed her comfort of upper middle class America, with all the trappings of a college education, sweet boyfriend, name-brand clothes, and a loving family around her for the sake of serving people who would be considered outcasts in any society-such as children with scabies and HIV.  She is spreading the Good News of Jesus by helping others, including adopting 13 children of her own as a single mother at the age of 22 years old.  She rescued these children from filthy conditions and most certain death.  The philosophy she espouses and promotes is that people who have not known love cannot really accept and understand the love of God unless they see what love really is in action.

   

Special Events Calendar

Worldview Sunday Session 2
Sun 09/21 (10:45 am)
Worldview Sunday Session 3
Sun 09/21 (6:30 pm)
Information Class
Sun 09/28 (12:00 - noon)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 10/12 (6:30 pm)
Missions Conference
Fri 10/24 (7:00 pm)
Young Adult Harvest Festival
Wed 10/29 (7:00 pm)
Sunday Morning Communion Service
Sun 11/02 (10:45 am)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 11/09 (6:30 pm)
Operation Christmas Child
Wed 11/12 (7:00 pm)
Missionary Report
Sun 11/16 (6:30 pm)
Labor of Love
Sat 11/22 (All Day)
Missionary Report
Sun 11/23 (6:30 pm)
Thanksgiving Service
Thu 11/27 (10:00 am)
Christmas Concert Morning Service
Sun 12/14 (10:45 am)
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