HANGING OF
THE GREEN 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
6:00 P.M.

“3 WISE
MEN AND  A BABY”

Presented by the
Children’s Choir

Sunday, December 12
6:00 P.M.



 
A WORD FROM WILLIE
 “Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”

                Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! In the Wonderful and Powerful Name of the Only Begotten Son of God…Thank You!!!  I feel like the Psalmist who wrote in Psalm 30:4 Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name! And Psalm 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High!  And Psalm 97:12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name! And Psalm 107:15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men. The Lord is so good to you and me and we need to tell every one how wonderful He is.  We need to proclaim from the rooftops that our God is an awesome God who reigns from heaven above! We need to show the world that we as sons and daughters of the One True God are thankful to God for all the things He has done and is doing and will do forevermore!

               Just think about this.  You could have been born in Africa where your father, mother, sisters and brothers are dead from the Aids virus and now you are on your own with no home to go to, no family to reach out to, no food to eat and no clothes to where.  You could have been born any place else in the world, but God chose to allow you to be born in this great land of the home of the free, the plenty, and the blessed. 

               I know that I am blessed because I have a wonderful Savior and Lord.  I have the most wonderful wife in the world. I have the two best kids on the planet. And I have the best Church family this side of heaven.  Yes, you have been such a blessing to me and my family. I want to say thank you to all of you who prayed for Jan before, during and after her surgery.  Thanks for all of the cards and calls.  Thanks for all the food you brought to our home.  The only problem is that it has happened to me again.  With all of those dinners, cakes, pies and goodies, I gained about five pounds.  Now I have to hit the gym again to lose the weight.  But that is a good problem to have, because I know that we are loved at Immanuel.  

               Again, thank you for expressing so much love to me and my family.  I hope that if you do not have a heart full of thankfulness to the Lord for all that He has done for you, you will stop and just take account of His many blessings and you will see that you have much to be thankful for.

                                                   In the wonderful name of Jesus! 

                                                   Pastor Willie 



 
RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Hazel Shelley h.o. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McClellan
Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Millie Cutler m.o. Mrs. Bobbie Jean Graham
  • Danny, Judy, Betsy, Tilly, and Ashley Thompson h.o Tilly Thompson’s Birthday
Thanksgiving Offering:
  • Mrs. Gertrude Causey m.o. Mr. E. B. Singletary
  • Mrs. Jo Spears m.o. Johnny Spears
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collins m.o. Mrs. Bobbie Jean Graham
  • Mrs. Betty Stoupenos m.o. Mrs. Gertrude Howard and Mr. Andy Stoupenos
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LOTTIE MOON OFFERING FOR
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
That All Peoples May Know Him
 In December of each year throughout Southern Baptist churches a special emphasis is placed on supporting international missions.  Immanuel has always been faithful in giving to this special offering.  This year the Lottie Moon Offering Goal has been set at $3,000.  An offering envelope is included in this ImmanueLight.  
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LOTTIE MOON POST OFFICE
     You can help Immanuel Church reach its Lottie Moon Offering goal by using the Lottie Moon Post Office to send your Christmas greetings to fellow church members.  All you do is place your cards alphabetically in the mail slots in the Lottie Moon Post Office in the foyer of the Aiken Building, and then place your money in a Lottie Moon Offering Envelope and put it in the offering plate or bring it by the church office.  All monies collected will benefit the Lottie Moon Offering.  Please leave cards only for active church members, and remember to check by the Lottie Moon Post Office often to pick up the cards that have been left for you.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER MENUS

Wednesday, December 8
Caesar Salad, Grilled Pork Steak
Baked Potato, Rolls, Red Velvet Cake, Beverage

Reservations must be made by noon Monday.

This is the last Wednesday Night Supper for 2004.
Suppers will resume again on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.



 
 IMPORTANT 
CALENDAR DATES

Saturday, December 4
9:00 a.m.:  Men and Ladies Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, December 5
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
Vote on Proposed 2005 Church/Day Care Budget
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
4:30 p.m.:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal
5:00 p.m.:  Sunday School Workers Meeting
6:00 p.m.:  Hanging of the Green
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Fellowship

Tuesday, December 7
12:30 p.m.:  Baptist Women’s Luncheon

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

Sunday, December 12
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
6:00 p.m.:  “3 Wise Men and a Baby” Children’s Musical
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Fellowship

Wednesday, December 15
6:30 p.m.:  Day Care Christmas Program in Sanctuary
with fellowship to follow in Moody Hall 

Friday, December 17
6:00 p.m.:  Churchwide Catered Christmas Dinner
$5.00 per plate (By Reservations)

Saturday, December 25
Jesus Our Savior was Born

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS FOR CHURCH STAFF
Friday, December 24; Monday, December 27 (Office Closed)

NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY FOR CHURCH STAFF
Friday, December 31 (Office Closed)



 
 
               Christian sympathy is extended to Joni G. Tarte and Neil Graham upon the death of their mother, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Graham; to Mrs. Betty Jo Martin and family upon the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Graham; and to Virginia Graham and family upon the death of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Flowers.

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APPRECIATIONS

Dear Church Family,
               Thank you so much for the love and concern shown me during my recent hospitalization and my time at home recuperating.  I appreciate each card, visit, phone call, and especially all the prayers that were said on my behalf.  May God bless each of you.
                                                 In His Love, Virginia Cox

Dear Willie and the Folk at Immanuel,
               A special thank you to all of you for your kindness and warm spirit as we shared in ministry.  I continue to lift all of you up in prayer.  Continue to look to Christ in all things and may He continue to lead and guide you all.
                                                  In His Grace, Glenn Carter

Dear Church Family,
               We would like to thank you for the prayers, cards, memorable gifts, and your concerns after the passing of Clayton and Madelyn Carraway.  It is a blessing to be a part of this church family.
                                    In Christian Love, Bill and Debbie Woodward
                                                                Bob and Betty Jo Johnson

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MEN AND LADIES PRAYER BREAKFAST
THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
9:00 A.M., MOODY FELLOWSHIP HALL

               All men and ladies of Immanuel Church are invited to meet in Moody Hall and enjoy good food, a devotional message, and fellowship this Saturday morning, December 4, at the Men and Ladies Christmas Prayer Breakfast. 
 


 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
DECEMBER:
01 - Mr. Jeffrey Thornton, Miss Elizabeth Grantham
02 - Mr. Bob Johnson
03 - Mrs. Kathleen Martin, Miss Lauren Thompson, Mrs. Melissa K.
 Baldwin, Mrs. Almetta Wilson
04 - Mrs. Joyce Hall
05 - Mr. D. P. (Tilly) Thompson
06 - Mrs. Roni Pittman, Mrs. Margaret Altman
07 - Mrs. Cheryl Stubbs
08 - Miss Heidi Watford, Mst. Vance Burbage
09 - Mr. Gordon Weaver
10 - Mrs. Marilyn Brown
12 - Mrs. Jan Dillenbeck
13 - Mrs. Ruth Turner
14 - Mrs. Debbie Woodward
17 - Mr. Rusty Gibbs
18 - Mr. Henry Arrington, Mr. Michael Kirby, Mrs. Jo Spears
21 - Mr. Richard Cash, Mr. Benny Holbrooks
22 - Mr. James Fincher, Sr.
24 - Mrs. Doris Binkley