This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

[For] God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

- John 3:16–17

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 Announcement

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. 

Upcoming Events.

IY Parent Fellowship // September 10th

IY Parents // In Immanuel Youth, we desire to build a community from all cultures where Christ is King—and that community includes the parents. Thus, join us on Saturday, September 10th, from 9:00–11:00a in the Youth Room for our next Immanuel Youth Parent Fellowship! This will be an opportunity for parents of our Immanuel Youth students to come together over coffee and donuts, enjoy and cultivate friendships, be encouraged by the Word, and ultimately encourage one another to press on in the call to faithful parenting.

This time around, the theme is Friendship led by Pastor Ben Hedrick. Please RSVP and we look forward to fellowshipping together! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at


Singles Ministry "Second Saturday Chillaxer" // September 10th

Immanuel Singles // On Saturday, September 10th, 7:00–9:00p, at 3815 Sunrise Way, Louisville, KY, the Immanuel Singles Ministry is hosting a fall potluck! Sign up to bring your favorite fall treat here.


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!


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:


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


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.

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.