Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young
Sermon // Dr. Bruce Ware
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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At the upcoming member's meeting on October 19th, we will have the joy of voting on elder and deacon candidates to serve our Immanuel family. Therefore, we ask that you listen through their testimonies beforehand as you prepare to vote. Those testimonies can be accessed on the Immanuel app (under the "More" tab) or online below. Until then (and even afterward), be praying for these candidates and their families.
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 GiveSendGo.com/intothelight and would appreciate your support! Find more information on Instagram or Facebook @intothelightdocumentary.
Immanuel Women // "Identity Theft” Book Study, led by Kimberly Cone, Monday nights, 5 weeks, (October 3rd–31st), 7:00–8:30p. Register here.
Consider making plans to join the men of Immanuel at our upcoming Men's Breakfast, on Saturday, October 15th. Pastor Jeremy Corkum will be teaching on The Working Man. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 8:00–9:30a for good food, good fellowship, and a good word. As always, please consider helping with the cost of food that morning.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 19th, 6:30p, for part one of Immanuel's Annual Members' Meeting. We hope that you will make plans to participate in this important meeting as the church gathers to make important decisions together, including the annual budget proposal.
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! More details to come.
Does starting a company distract from ministry? No! Discuss how your faith connects to your desire to start a business by joining other entrepreneurs for Immanuel's Faith Driven Entrepreneur group. Interested? Register today for one of the upcoming groups:
October 10th–November 28th
Leader // Aaron White
Day & Time // Mondays at 7:00a
Location // Fellowship Hall
October 13th–December 1st
Leader // Ben Hedrick
Day & Time // Thursdays at 6:30p
Location // Fellowship Hall
Immanuel Youth // On November 6th, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Jan. 31st, Feb. 7th, Feb. 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*Note: The previous Immanuel app has discontinued, so please be sure to replace with the newest.
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.