This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

- 1 Peter 2:24

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 Announcements

"Into the Light" Documentary

Immanuel Members // One of our members, Jacob Valk, is creating a teaching documentary about freedom from pornography. The film, called Into The Light, is a resource for strugglers that offers the fundamentals of change from bondage in sin to freedom in Christ. Heath Lambert, Jeremy Pierre, Garrett Kell, Deepak Reju, and Ellen Dykas speak in the film. Why make a documentary? While there are many excellent books on pornography, not everyone is an avid reader. 

Jacob is committed to offering the film as a free resource for the church. To do this, he is crowdfunding the entire project at and would appreciate your support! Find more information on Instagram or Facebook @intothelightdocumentary.

Upcoming Events.

ICC Collectober // October 23rd & 27th

It’s Collectober!! That means a whole month of Collective events. If you are a college student, or college-age, and looking to get more connected, this is a great opportunity. Two of those events are here at the church. We have our next Q/A lunch after church on October 23rd at 12:15p and a Shindig the same week on October 27th at 6:30p. Both will be in the Fellowship Hall. As always, there will be great food, fellowship, and encouragement!


IY Fourth Friday Bonfire // October 28th

Each month, Immanuel Youth is thrilled to host a Fourth Friday event on the (you guessed it) fourth Friday of the month! These are fun, community-cultivating opportunities for the students to enjoy time together outside of Sunday mornings. 

On October 28th, 6:30–8:30p, both IY parents and students are invited to a bonfire at the Cedillo house! Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy some fall family fellowship. Please bring lawn chairs and any yard games, balls, etc. 


Rowan Community Church Lunch // October 30th

Next June, Pastor Joshua Saylor will launch a core team to establish a new church in Morehead, KY in order to Advance Christ's Kingdom To Every Hill & Hollow. On October 30th, those interested in learning more about this work and how to partner with it are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall right after following the Sunday service. Please RSVP for this lunch here.  

To learn more visit or contact Joshua at


Budget Proposal Open House // November 5th

On Saturday, November 5th, 12:00–2:00p, in the Fellowship Hall, Pastor Donnie Isely will be hosting a budget proposal open house. This open house is an opportunity for people who couldn’t make it to the last members' meeting, or for those who did and have additional questions about the 2023 budget proposal. He will be available to answer any questions that you might have. 


Immanuel Singles Night of Worship // November 12th

The Immanuel Singles ministry is hosting a church-wide Night of Worship on November 12th, 6:00–7:30p in the auditorium! Everyone is invited to join our body, reflect on the goodness of God through song, and ring in the Christmas season! Little voices are welcome, but childcare will not be provided. Bring a snack to share for a time of fellowship to follow.


IY Family Potluck // November 13th

Immanuel Youth // On November 13th, we are thrilled to share a meal together with both our Immanuel Youth students AND their families at 12:00p in the Fellowship Hall. No agenda but to eat and enjoy one another's company! Don't miss these opportunities to fellowship with other Immanuel Youth families as we seek together to build the next generation into a community from all cultures where Christ is King.

On the menu for November: a Thanksgiving lunch! Please note: These lunches are potluck style, so we ask that you sign up here to bring an item if you plan to partake. You can drop off items in the Fellowship Hall kitchen before the Sunday School hour begins.


Introducing Immanuel // October & November

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.

Saturdays // October 29th & November 5th, from 9:30–11:30a. Register here.

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


Mission Trip to New Orleans // November 27th–December 3rd

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 if interested.  


"Gentle & Lowly" Women's Book Study // January–February

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.


Service Opportunities.

Join the Immanuel Choir!

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? This annual commitment consists of singing with the choir on four Sundays in the next year, as well as, attending all rehearsals (see the annual schedule below). Sight reading is not a requirement but choir members must have a moderate singing ability. Would you consider joining us over this next year as we seek to build Immanuel's choir? If so, sign up here! If you have any questions, email Pastor Ward Young at

Choir sings in Sunday morning worship:
Oct. 9th, Dec. 18th, Feb. 19th, Apr. 9th

Fall rehearsal dates: 
Sept. 20th, Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th, Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th

Spring rehearsals:
Jan. 31st, Feb. 7th, Feb. 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th


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



Parenting Conference Main Sessions

Missed the parenting conference or want a refresher? The main sessions are now live! Access them on here


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.