This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

O LORD, you have searched me and known me! ²You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. ³You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

- Psalm 139:1–3

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 2024. 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 2024, 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.

Deacon Candidate Testimonies

At the upcoming members' meeting on May 15th, we will have the joy of voting on deacon candidates to serve our Immanuel family. Therefore, we ask that you listen to their testimonies beforehand as you prepare to vote. Those testimonies can be accessed on the Immanuel app (under the "More" tab) or Until then (and even afterward), be praying for these candidates and their families.

Deacon Nomination

Mike Burke

Reid Monahan



Upcoming Events.

Men's Ministry Breakfast // May 11th

Immanuel Men // Mark your calendar for May 11th, 8:00–9:30a, in the Fellowship Hall, for our next Men's Ministry Breakfast. Join us for real bacon, real talk about work, and a real opportunity to serve. Pastor Jeremy Corkum will be teaching on a man and his work, and afterward, we will be hosting our Spring Church Workday, so come dressed to work.


Spring Church Workday // May 11th

This year's spring workday will be combined with the Men's Breakfast, but you don't have to come to the breakfast to help with the workday! (And you don't have to stay for the workday to join us for breakfast.)

Come, 9:30a–noon, and help care for the facilities with which the Lord has blessed us! We'll be pulling weeds, spreading mulch, painting, cleaning, and making minor repairs around the building. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

If there's a project you'd like to see get done, contact Scott Stringer ( 

Please RSVP here so we can know how big of a workforce we'll have with us! 


Immanuel Members' Meeting // May 15th

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 15th, at 6:30p, for our next members' meeting. As this is an important rhythm in the life of our church, we hope you make plans to gather with us!


IY Church-wide Worship & Testimony Night // May 24th

Mark your calendar! The whole church family is invited to join Immanuel Youth on May 24th, 6:30–8:30p, in the auditorium, for a student-led night of singing out—and reveling in—the faithfulness of our God! More details to come. Save the date! 


Immanuel Women's Ministry Annual Conference // June 7th–8th

Immanuel Sisters // Join us, June 7th–8th, for Life in the Body: Immanuel Women’s 2024 Annual Conference. Register before THIS Friday, May 3rd, and save $5. Registration closes Friday, May 20th. Click here to register. Hope to see you there!

*Childcare not provided
**Finances a problem? Please contact Patti Withers!


Neighbor Day // June 1st

Immanuel // Inflatables, face-painting, and hot dogs! Join us for Neighbor Day! This free event is to build relationships with unchurched families from your neighborhood, as well as, those from Immanuel's neighborhood. We hope this event will be an entry point for families to build trust with our community and hear about opportunities to connect further through Fourth Street Camp, Christianity Explained classes, and our Sunday gathering.

Please invite an unchurched child or family in your sphere. If they cannot attend, please still come with your family and engage with others.

There are a few volunteer opportunities for this event as well. We'd like to have a ballpark number for attendance, so please fill out this form to let us know you are coming or available to volunteer. 


Fourth Street Camp // June 24th–28th

Save the date! Fourth Street Camp will officially be on June 24th28th at Immanuel! Fourth Street Camp is a free evening camp for kids entering 3rd–8th grade. More details to come!


The Nations Next Door // July 14th–18th

Immanuel Youth (Rising 8th–12th Grade) // This summer, July 14th–18th, join Immanuel Youth for The Nations Next Door: A unique summer mission and service experience. Partnered with Refuge International, The Nations Next Door gives students a weeklong overnight opportunity to learn about God’s heart for the nations and engage them—right here in Louisville! Here's what to expect:

Amazing Race
You will experience a taste of what is it like for refugees during their first few months of arriving in the United States through this fun interactive simulation.

Cultural Immersion
You will have the opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple and mosque, be introduced to various types of ethnic foods and other facets of diverse culture, and attend an ethnic Christian church service.

Missionary Refugee Testimonies
You will hear testimonies from refugees resettled here in Louisville, as well as from former and current foreign and local missionaries.

Service Project
You will have the opportunity to plan and implement an outreach to an ethnically diverse apartment complex. Examples include backyard bible clubs, community cookouts, VBS, community carnival, etc.

The cost is only $140, which covers lodging, food, programming, a camp journal, bag, and t-shirt. If finances are a concern or you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at Interested? The deadline is May 20th. Register today!




Mercy Homes

In our efforts to ensure that no need goes unmet among Immanuel's members (Acts 4:34), our deacons seek to connect short-term housing needs with members who are able to open their homes to meet those needs. If you have a room, a basement or garage apartment, or even just a couch that you are willing to offer up to a member who might find themselves in a housing crisis, please let our deacons know by filling out this form.


Volunteer for IK Nursery

In the Immanuel Kids ministry, we partner with parents to pass on the kingdom to the next generation. We feed these little ones two things: truth and love.

From Come Ye Children by Charles Spurgeon:  "The most mature and educated in the church are not too good or unsuited for this work. We must not think that because we have other services to do or gifts to share that we should not take an interest in this holy work. But in all kindness and according to our opportunities, we must stand ready to help the little ones and to cheer those whose chief calling is to minister to them. This message comes to all of us: Feed my lambs (John 21:15)."

Will you feed our littlest lambs the truth and love during our worship service? It is incredibly rewarding. And it is also hard work. Many hands lighten that load, which means…we need YOUR hands to contribute to this evangelistic work.

You would serve once in a 6-week period, 10:00a-11:55a. Please click here to fill out an application! 



Mercy Needs Form

The Lord provides for the needs of his people and has appointed deacons in the church to help administer this provision so that there would not be a needy person among us at Immanuel. If you are aware of a need that the Lord might meet through the care of our deacons, please make our deacons aware of it through our Mercy Needs Form.


Ways to Give

Thank you so much for your continued worship of our great God through your faithful giving. 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.


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.