This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Joel Purvis

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. ¹¹A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

- Proverbs 29:1, 11

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

We're Hiring!

Immanuel is excited to announce an opening for a part-time Office Assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday standard office hours). 

This open position partners closely with our staff and church members to help manage the day-to-day operations of Immanuel. The right candidate will have strong organizational, administrative, and service skills and a positive, welcoming personality.

If that sounds like you, please apply! Please note that you must be an Immanuel member to qualify for this position. Applications are open effective immediately. Please contact Donnie Isely with any questions.

Find the application and full job description here. 


Elder & Deacon Testimonies

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.

Elder Nomination

Michael Lambelet

Deacon Nomination

Nathaniel Walsh

Upcoming Events.

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!


Christmas Musical Rehearsals // September 18th

The rehearsals for the Immanuel Kids and Youth Christmas musical begin this Sunday, September 18th, after the service. Parents, please walk your children up to the Spurgeon room at 12:15p, and a parent needs to come to pick up their children at 1:15p as well. All kids in 1st grade and up are invited to participate! 


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:


Church-wide Work Day // September 24th

It's already time for our fall church-wide work day. Our facility is eleventy-one years old this year! It's a sweet gift from the Lord that requires diligent stewardship and care. Please join us in doing some painting, deep cleaning, and general maintenance of our grounds on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00a–12:30p. Families are encouraged to serve together!

RSVP here so we can plan our projects and order enough lunch! Contact Scott Stringer at if you have any questions.


Rowan Community Church Prayer Night // September 25th

Since 2016, Immanuel has aggressively pursued planting like-minded churches across North America. Currently, Immanuel is preparing to send Joshua Saylor and a core team to establish a work in Morehead, KY, in Summer 2023 with a vision to Advance Christ's Kingdom to Every Hill & Hollow. Interested in learning about how you can partner? The Saylor family will be hosting a prayer night & info meeting for RCC on September 25th from 5:30–8:00p. Bring a box of your favorite cereal to eat, any questions, and an eagerness to ask God to work in Eastern KY. Contact Joshua at for more details.


College Collective Q&A Lunch & Shindig // September 25th & 29th

The Immanuel College Collective is having a Q&A lunch on September 25th from 12:15–1:30p. Join us as we hear about biblical womanhood from Pastor Ryan and our Women's Director, Patti Withers. Come enjoy free food as you meet other students and ask any questions you may have. Our first Shindig will take place later that week on September 29th at 6:30p in the Fellowship Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!


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


"Identity Theft" Women's Book Study // October 3rd–31st

Immanuel Women // "Identity Theft” Book Study, led by Kimberly Cone, Monday nights, 5 weeks, (October 3rd–31st), 7:00–8:30p. Register here.


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


Annual Members' Meeting (Part One) // October 19th

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 20th, 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. 


Faith Driven Entrepreneur Book Studies // October–December

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
    • Register here.
  • October 13th–December 1st
    • Leader // Ben Hedrick
    • Day & Time // Thursdays at 6:30p
    • Location // Fellowship Hall
    • Register here.


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.

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


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.