Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young
Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton
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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Join Pastor Andy Morris on a service-oriented mission trip to help Immanuel Community Church of New Orleans, LA, on Nov. 27th–Dec. 3rd. The purpose of the trip is to encourage ICC, our church plant, by physically helping them build their church building. Their project has faced several setbacks and they need our help. Personal trip costs are minimal as transportation, lodging, and some meals will be covered. Contact Pastor Andy by email at email@example.com if interested.
Immanuel Youth // Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer. For Christians, answering the question “Who is Jesus?” is vital to living the Christian life. This year’s D3 Winter Conference seeks to give students confidence in understanding Jesus.
D3 Winter Conference is a two-day discipleship conference on March 10th–11th hosted by Boyce College here in Louisville, crafted for Christian high school students (9th–12th) to develop and mature their faith. Join Immanuel Youth as we take a crew!
Interested? The early-bird rate is $30 which covers both registration and three meals. Deadline is December 1st for the early bird rate. Register here! Select Early-bird Group Registration and choose Immanuel Baptist Church (Louisville) from the dropdown menu.
Immanuel Youth // It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas party time, so unbox those Christmas pajamas and mark your calendar for Friday, December 2nd, 6:30–8:30p, in the Youth Room for our student-led IY Christmas Party 2022!
Get ready for a not-so-silent night of fun, yuletide competition, tacky decorations, delicious Christmas cookies, gingerbread house decorating, caroling, a hot chocolate bar, and more! Planning to join us? Contribute to the festivities by signing up here to bring some treats.
Celebrate the life-changing power of Christ for the incarcerated! Join The Prisoner's Hope on December 7th, 7:30–9:30a, for a morning of celebration as we share stories of hope and possibility for men, women, and families touched by incarceration. Hear a live testimony that shows how our God can bring all things together for good for those who love Him. You'll also hear from Executive Director, Darryll Davis, on the vision for the ministry. Register here!
Sisters // Join us on Friday, December 9th, at 7:00p in the Fellowship Hall for the Immanuel Women's Holiday Fellowship. We'll sing, fellowship, and hear teaching from our dear sister, India Bufkin. Bring a friend and your favorite holiday snack to share! Hope to see you then!
Last name beginning with A–M: Bring a savory snack.
Last name beginning with N–Z: Bring a sweet snack.
Immanuel // You are all invited to the Immanuel Kids Christmas Musical, “Glory to God in the Lowest” on Saturday, December 10th, at 2:00p in the sanctuary. Our children would love to share with you the story of the shepherds on the night Jesus was born. There will be cookies and hot chocolate in the Fellowship Hall following the performance.
Join our Immanuel Women's Ministry Director, Patti Withers, for a Gently and Lowly book study at the church building, Tuesday nights, 6 weeks, (Jan. 3rd–31st & Feb. 7th) from 7:00–8:30p. Free copy of book provided! Register here.
Are you gifted in administration? If so, there is an opportunity to use your spiritual gift to serve the church as a member of our Financial Team. This team helps steward the Lord’s finances at Immanuel by offering counting and related administrative duties during the 9:00 am Sunday School hour.
Volunteers typically serve once a month. If interested in joining this team, please contact Cody Gardner.
The Psalms say, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High" (Ps. 92:1). This is how we seek to serve the saints through the Immanuel choir. If you're a member at Immanuel, would you consider joining us? Sight reading is not a requirement but choir members must have a moderate singing ability. Come be a part of singing together and helping build Immanuel's choir. Please see our upcoming Christmas schedule below. If you have any questions, email Pastor Ward Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.