“THE
CHURCH
A-FLAME”

Rev. David Spears, 
Guest Revivalist and Soloist

Sunday, August 29
  9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School High Attendance
10:45 a.m.:  Revival Service
  6:00 p.m.:  Revival Service

Monday, August 30 and 
Tuesday, August 31
  7:00 p.m.:  Revival Service

Wednesday, September 1
  6:00 p.m.:  Wednesday Night Supper (Note Time)
     (Sign up for Reservations)
  7:00 p.m.:  Revival Service

(Revival Offering Envelope enclosed in this ImmanueLight)



 

A WORD FROM WILLIE
“Three, Two, One...Ignite The Flame of the Church!” 

               Greetings in the Name which is above every name, the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior!!! I want to begin this letter to you with some inspiring words from God’s Holy Word that will encourage us to excellence.  Acts 2:1-4a “Seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection, the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit…” 

              As the song goes…“I can here the sound of a mighty rushing wind. And it is closer now than it’s ever been.”  I believe that the Lord desires to ignite the Church as a bright and powerful flame.  As we prepare ourselves for revival which begins this Sunday, we need to pray! Pray! Pray! for a real Holy Ghost sent revival! Pray for David Spears, that God would fill him with His Spirit as he delivers God’s Holy Word.  Pray that hearts will we willing to receive and to use this power to glorify God and His  Kingdom by winning the lost to Jesus. 

                In my morning messages, I have talked about Christian fellowship, mobilizing for ministry, and the urgency of the moment.  Last Sunday I asked you this question…“Do you think God will send revival if His people don’t really want it, and are not preparing themselves for God’s Spirit to be poured down upon this place?”  In Acts 2:1-4 the disciples “were meeting together in one place” waiting for the promise of their Lord that He would send to them the Holy Spirit  and “when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) 

                 Let me ask you a question, are you ready for revival?  Are you expecting revival?  What are you doing personally to prepare yourself for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit upon this place? Have you been praying for this church?  Yourself? Your family, your friends? 

                This Sunday morning is High Attendance Sunday. Are you going to make every effort to be in Sunday School?  Have you invited anyone yet?  Please make a commitment to the Lord that you will do your best to be in Sunday School and the services and that you will bring at least one person who can hear the Good News of God’s Redeeming Love! 

                 Thank you, and may God bless you! 

                                                 Pastor Willie 
 



 

RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Maxine Watford h.o. Mrs. Roberta Thornton and Mrs. Ruth Turner 
Unified Budget:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richards m.o. Mrs. Betty Richards and Mrs. Maretta Kimbell 
Kitchen Supplies:
  • Weaver Sunday School Class h.o. Mr. Macon Hodge and Mr. T. D. Hill 


***** 
CONGRATULATIONS!!

              Congratulations to Laura and Scott Grimsley upon the birth of a daughter, Miranda Kate, who was born on August 3, 2004. 
              Congratulations also to Ashley and Brad Tedder upon the birth of a son, Braden Lynn, who was born on August 12, 2004. 

***** 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER MENUS

Wednesday, September 1:
Chicken and Rice, Slaw, Green Beans,
Sweet Potato Patties, Biscuits
Chocolate Cake, (Sugar Free Dessert Available), Beverage

Wednesday, September 8:
Salad, Baked Pork Chop, Mashed Potato Casserole,
Garden Peas, Rolls
Blueberry Cobbler, (Sugar Free Dessert Available), Beverage
Reservations must be made by noon Monday.

Cost:  $5.00 per adult and youth, $2.00 per child.

*** 
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Like the power of electricity, 
faith is believing what we do not see. 
When faith guides our steps, 
life is easier. 

“Now faith is being sure of what
we hope for and certain of what
we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:1
**



 
 IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, August 29
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School High Attendance
10:45 a.m.:  Revival Service with Rev. David Spears
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
4:15 p.m.:  “Breaking Free” Bible Study
5:00 p.m.:  Youth Activities
6:00 p.m.:  Revival Service with Rev. David Spears

Monday and Tuesday, August 30, 31
7:00 p.m.:  Revival Service with Rev. David Spears

Wednesday, September 1
6:00 p.m.:  Wednesday Night Supper  (Note Time)
7:00 p.m.  Revival Service with Rev. David Spears

Thursday, September 2
10:00 a.m.:  “Experiencing God” Bible Study

Friday, September 3
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Lock In Begins

Saturday, September 4
7:00 a.m.:  Youth Lock In Ends

Sunday, September 5
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
4:15 a.m.:  “Breaking Free” Bible Study
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Activities

Monday, September 6
LABOR DAY
Office Closed - Staff Holiday

Tuesday, September 7
12:30 p.m.:  WMU Luncheon

Wednesday, September 8
5:30 p.m.:  Wednesday Night Supper
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.  Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.: Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 9
10:00 a.m.:  “Experiencing God” Bible Study

 


 
IN MEMORIAM 

Mr. JAMES DAVID MURRELL 

September 25, 1944 - August 11, 2004 

“Jesus saith…I am the way, the truth, and the life: 
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 

 
WELCOME TO 
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
               Brian and Kimberly VanMarel were received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, August 22, 2004.  Brian came by profession of faith and baptism (No. 35) and Kimberly by statement of faith (No. 36).  They reside at 1131 Hallie Drive. 

***** 
NEWLY ELECTED DEACONS 

              Henry Cash, Harold Fields, and David Thompson have been elected to serve as deacons of Immanuel Baptist Church for a three year term beginning September 1, 2004. 

***** 
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SESSIONS 
TO BEGIN 

              Now is the time to sign up for one of the Discipleship Training sessions.  “Breaking Free”, designed for women only, will meet at 4:15 on Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, August 29. “Experiencing God”, designed for men and women of all ages, will meet at 10:00 on Thursday mornings, beginning Thursday, September 2. Cost is $15 for materials.  Child Care will be provided.  Sign up by calling the church office. 

***** 
JOY EXPLOSION 
FOR LADIES 
September 25, 2004, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

               Dawn Smith Jordan, former Miss South Carolina and first runner up in the Miss America pageant, will be guest speaker at South Florence Baptist Church on Saturday, September 25, 2004, for the Joy Explosion for Ladies sponsored by the Associational WMU.  Seating is limited, so please make your reservations now.  The cost for the event will be $5.00 per person which includes lunch.  For more information call the Associational Office at 662-5921. 
 



 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 
AUGUST: 
26 – Martha VanHouten, Pearl Pierce 
27 – Delaine Martin, Jean McLellan 
28 – Uldine Taylor, Diane Miller 
29 – Lucille McElveen, Al Pierce 
SEPTEMBER: 
01 - Staci Rittmeier 
04 - Lois Gainey, Mark Lane, Bill Martin, Laurie Lynch, 
 Betsy Thompson 
08 - Betty Jo Jordan 
09 - Virginia Allen 
10 - Bobbie Jean May 
13 - Lee McLellan 
15 - Richard Binkley 
16 - Sankey Moody 
19 - Joseph Hatchell 
20 - Julie S. Danner 
21 - Rosey Rogers, Lori Clark 
23 - Neil Graham, Sr. 
24 - Dottie Lane, Willie Hugh Edgerton, Roberta Thornton 
25 - Lindsey Thompson, Angela Pierce