This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

"Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

- Psalm 91:14–16


When churches memorize Scripture together, the members deepen their dependency upon God’s Word, grow in Word-centered friendships, enrich their prayers for one another, and build unity that is essential to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:13–16, Colossians 3:14). This is why, with the aid of Fighter Verses, a ministry of Truth:78, Immanuel is seeking to memorize Scripture together throughout 2022. The weekly memory verse is shared in the bulletin, the Immanuel Connect, and implemented into the Sunday School hour, with helpful resources available here, in the Immanuel app, and also in the bookstore (coming soon). May the Word of Christ dwell in us richly during 2022, that we may teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Col. 3:16).

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Special Announcement

Pastoral Apprenticeship Program

Immanuel’s Pastoral Apprenticeship is a three-year program designed to raise up men from within the church to strengthen our church, as well as, to train men to be sent out to churches in America and the nations. We want to entrust the gospel message to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Tim. 2:2). The program includes biblical and theological study in a classroom setting, as well as, opportunities to observe and participate in practical and pastoral ministry. We want to see men grow in knowledge, character, and experience, so we structure our efforts to address all of these areas.

The link to apply is now open on the Immanuel website until August 26th. If you are a man and a member of Immanuel pursuing the pastorate or desiring to grow in faithful leadership within the local church, we eagerly invite you to apply.

Upcoming Events.

Introducing Immanuel // August & September

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us for one of the following Introducing Immanuel class options below. Introducing Immanuel is the best way to learn about who we are as a body of believers. Pastors will explain the basics of Immanuel's vision, family life, and beliefs.

  • Sundays // August 7th14th21st, & September 4th, from 9:00–9:55a. Register here.
  • Saturdays // September 3rd & 10th, from 9:30–11:30a. Register here.

*Please note that all sessions of Introducing Immanuel are required for membership.


Collective Q&A // August 21st & August 27th

If you are a college, we want to extend a warm welcome! Whether you are a new student looking to get connected or you’ve been around for a while, we’d like to invite you to a Q&A lunch! We will have one on back-to-back weeks, August 21st and 28th, from 12:15–1:30p, in the Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy free food as you meet other students, hear from our pastors, and ask any questions you may have! We look forward to seeing you there!


Speak for the Unborn Info Meeting // August 23rd

Speak for the Unborn will be hosting a pro-life informational meeting with BsideU for Life, one of Louisville’s local pregnancy care centers, on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 6:30–9:00p in the Fellowship Hall. This event will focus on how we as Christians can faithfully obey Jesus Christ and love others in a post-Roe America. Dinner will be catered for all who RSVP by August 21st.


Women's Ministry Book Study // August 23rd–September 27th

You Who? Why You Matter & How To Deal With It Book Study, led by Dallas Leitner, Tuesday nights, 6 weeks, (August 23rd–September 27th) 7:00–8:30p. Register here.


IY Fourth Friday Archery Tag // August 26th

Immanuel Youth // On Friday, August 26th, tap into your inner Legolas because Archer Games is treating us to an evening of mobile archery tag! What's mobile archery tag? Think dodgeball...with foamed-tipped arrows. Join us this upcoming Friday, 6:30–8:30p, at Cannon Acres Park (Field U12) in New Albany. See you then!


Beauty for Ashes // August 27th

Immanuel Sisters // Join us on August 27th at 9:00a in the Fellowship Hall to hear stories of God's deliverance and faithfulness in the lives of women in our church family. We'll also lift our voices in prayer and praise to the God who gives beauty for ashes and joy for mourning!

There is a $7 charge for breakfast and registration is on Breeze only. The registration deadline is August 19th. Childcare is not provided. Register here.


Homeschooling Mom Fellowship // September 16th

Homeschool Moms // Please join us on September 16th, 7:00–9:00p, for a night of fellowship and encouragement from some of those at Immanuel who are “further on” in the work of homeschooling. We desire to spur one another on in this good and challenging work with Titus 2:3-5 as our aim.

Robyn Scott, Emily Morris, Janell Stringer, and Dani Jackson have graciously agreed to share some of their homeschooling wisdom and answer your questions panel-style. Please submit any questions you would like to have addressed to Emily Vacek by emailing no later than September 5th. We’d like to be able to pass them on to the panel members so they can be prepared. We can keep questions anonymous.

None of the ladies hosting this event have homes big enough to hold everyone, but thankfully the Immanuel Fellowship Hall is available and we are able to utilize it! We are excited and thankful to host this event!


Elder & Deacon Appreciation Day // September 18th

Immanuel Members // On September 18th, from 5:00–7:30p, we will gather in the auditorium to celebrate our elders, deacons, and their families. Please RSVP if you intend to come. If you have any questions or would like to know how you can contribute, feel free to contact:


2022 Immanuel Parenting Conference // September 30th–October 1st

Join us on September 30th–October 1st for our 2022 Immanuel Parenting Conference: Possessing the Heart of God in Christian Parenting. We are thrilled to have Dr. Bruce Ware join us as the keynote speaker. Registration closes on September 20th.


  • Before August 31st = $25/person
  • After August 31st = $30/person


IY Annual Fall Camping Trip // October 14th–16th

IY Students // I don't know about you, but I LOVE the fall season! Pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters, football, the anticipation of Christmas music, and...our Immanuel Youth fall camping trip, October 14th–16th!! We will be carpooling to Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, IN (approx. 30–45 mins. from the church) around 4:00p on Friday evening and roll back up on Sunday morning in time for the main service (though probably quite smelly). 

All 6th–12th-grade students are welcome! The cost of the trip is $50 per student, which includes the campground fee, food, transportation, a supersoft t-shirt, and priceless fun. Will you be joining us? The registration deadline is September 18th. More details, including what to bring, will be provided closer to the trip.

As always, if you have any questions, including about financial assistance for the trip, please don't hesitate to reach out to me, Cody Farthing, at

Service Opportunities.

Worship Internship

Immanuel's worship ministry currently has an opening for one resident intern. The primary role would be to assist the worship pastor in carrying out Immanuel's vision and values for all aspects of corporate worship. The worship intern would need to be a member of Immanuel, live in our intern triplex (Breckinridge St.), and be able to give 10–15 hours per week to serve the worship ministry. Interested? Please contact Pastor Ward at


Audio Techs Needed

Immanuel is looking for people who have experience mixing sound to serve as part of our worship team. Please contact Pastor Ward for more details


College Collective Staff & Intern Opportunities

The Immanuel College Collective continues to grow is now looking to hire both staff and interns. There are many great opportunities to use your gifts to love and serve college students. These include evangelism, discipleship, preaching, teaching, and administration.

If you have any questions please fill out the interest form on our website or email Pastor Evan Calvin at


Facility Care Intern Opportunity

Immanuel's beautiful facilities are a reminder of the kindness of our Lord and his love for the nations. The task of stewarding such a gift with excellence takes a team of faithful servants. The Lord has been very gracious to provide a residential internship for three Facility Care Interns.

We currently have immediate openings!

Our Facility Care Interns live in our intern triplex on Breckinridge St adjacent to the church. Their responsibilities include: weekly cleaning of the church building, routine maintenance tasks as they are able (skills not required), and other tasks as assigned.

We are looking for single men who are members of Immanuel, who are striving to grow in holiness, and have 10 to 15 hours per week to serve the body of Christ, in exchange for a place to live with awesome Christian community!

Interested? Contact Scott Stringer at


Ways to Give

Thank you so much for your continued worship of our great God through your faithful giving during this unique season. When we exclusively moved to mailed checks and online giving, you responded. Because of your sacrificial giving, we have been able to continue fully supporting our missionaries, our ministries, and our staff.

We are pleased to share that, not only can you give online, but you can now give in person once again! Giving boxes are located near the sanctuary exits.


Immanuel App

Want a simple resource to help stay connected at Immanuel? Download the new Immanuel app here. While still currently a work in progress, expect to see future resources coming to the app that will integrate with Breeze to better serve our church body.

*Note: The previous Immanuel app has discontinued, so please be sure to replace with the newest. 


Gifts Assessment

As we study our community we are seeking to identify the burdens, needs, and desires of our neighbors. The key to serving our community is to locate all available church assets and begin connecting them to these burdens and needs. As a church, God has equipped us with many gifts, talents, and resources to be used to serve one another, as well as, those around us. So, would you share the ways God has gifted you to serve? We would love to know! Please take a few minutes to fill out this gifts assessment form. 


Resources for Families

We are grateful to offer a nursing mothers' room located off the balcony on the 2nd floor. Furthermore, a cry room is available in the fellowship hall. Both locations offer the service streamed. For directions, view our building map by clicking the desired room above.