SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2005


“Your supper, Lord, before us spread, The cup beside the broken bread, Reminds us of Your life laid down - The shameful cross, the thorny crown.
       “Your sacrifice was for our gain; To save us Lord, You bore the pain, Your love is clear for all to see; Your sacrifice has set us free.
“...Remind us You are always near; Help us to live our lives each day In love and faith, O Lord, we pray.”

(Used by permission, CCLI # 862766)


 “The Fine Art of Doing Something for Jesus”

 Greetings in the precious Name of Jesus!  It is so good to write to you again! I want to begin by telling you how much I appreciate all of you who worked so hard to make Anniversary Sunday so special.  Special thanks to Gerald Frederick, David Rogers, and all the music people for working together to make the worship services so special! Also, special thanks to Lois Gainey, Bernie Thornton, and the kitchen crew for making the after service food and fellowship so gooooood! Lastly, thanks to all who prepared those extra dishes full of food for our guests.  We had such a good day!

 I also want to thank all of the committees for stepping up and performing the tasks and mission that God has given you.  I am very excited that the Nominating Committee has jumped into action. Please pray for the Nominating Committee as they seek God’s wisdom filling important positions of leadership.  We need teachers and workers to step up and say “Yes, I will be glad to serve the Lord!”

 We don’t want to be like “The Motionless Man” who developed The Fine Art of Doing Nothing. Let me explain: The sign on the stage proclaimed: "The Motionless Man: Make Him Laugh. Win $100." The temptation was irresistible. For three hours boys and girls, men and women, performed every antic and told every joke they knew. But Bill Fuqua, the Motionless Man, stood perfectly still. Fuqua is the Guinness Book of World Records champion at doing nothing. In fact, he appears so motionless during his routines at shopping malls and amusement parks that he is sometimes mistaken for a mannequin. There are a lot of Christians in many congregations who seem to have mastered the fine art of doing almost nothing.

 In my many years of ministry, I have shared in the frustration of Nominating Committees who have asked so many capable people to teach and serve only to be met with, “I did my time.” Or “I’ve got too much going on to do that.” I respond to that by saying, “Now is the time, and the most important thing going on is the Lord’s Work!” Please don’t master the art of doing almost nothing. Master the art of doing something for Jesus!!!

 “Then saith He unto His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.’” (Matthew 9:37) 

                                                               In Service to Him,
                                                               Pastor Willie

Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Joan Lee m.o. Mrs. Rachel Bodie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arrington m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin,  h.o. Miss Joyce Godbold
  • Mr. James L. Childers m.o. Mrs. Ann Marie Moore
  • Faye and Eugene Hyman m.o. Mr. Billy Ray Hyman
  • Mr. Blaney Howle m.o. Dr. E. E. Colvin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collins m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin
  • Mrs. Virginia Cox m.o. Mr. Randy Turner, h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
  • Mrs. Odessa Blackmon m.o. Ted, Tammy, and Jimmy Blackmon
  • Mrs. Lois Gainey m.o. Mr. Archie L. Gainey
  • Mrs. Macie Childers m.o. Mrs. Doreatha Cox
  • Mrs. Gertrude Brown m.o. Mr. Charles Philip Marshall’s Birthday; h.o. Joy Thompson’s Birthday
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny Thompson m.o. Mrs. Theo Cox, h.o.  Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson
  • Mrs. Lib Davis m.o. Mr. Jennings Davis and Mr. Jed Davis
  • Mrs. Polly Howle m.o. Dr. E. E. Colvin, h.o. Mr. Blaney Howle III
  • Miss Joyce Godbold m.o. Myrl and Elbert Godbold, Mrs. Cindy G. Godwin, h.o. Sherry Godbold Marshall
  • Mrs. Virginia Harbin m.o. Mr. Joe Whitfield, h.o. Mrs. Dot Whitfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson m.o. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Flowers, Mrs. Rachel Bodie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Woodward m.o. Clayton and Madelyn Carraway, h.o. Anthony and Stephanie Carraway
  • Mr. Tommy Thompson m.o. Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson, Mrs. Doreen Thompson, h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Martin m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, Mr. Bill Martin, Mr. Daniel Rogers
  • Mrs. Kathleen Martin m.o. Mrs. Margaret Linton
  • Larue and Karen Hendrix m.o. Mrs. Etta Moseley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson m.o. Doreen and Luther Thompson, Vera and U. B. Cox, and Mrs. Theo Cox
  • Mr. Derrell Altman m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harrel Jordan m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Miss Dora Childers h.o. Rev. and Mrs. Gerald Frederick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thornton h.o. Mrs. Roberta Thornton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rich DeTemple h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson’s 55th Wedding Anniversary and Mr. Danny Thompson’s 54th Birthday
  • Mrs. Thurlene Stilley m.o. Mr. Jack Stilley and Mr. T. G. Gamble
  • Mrs. Jo Spears m.o. Mr. Johnny Spears
  • W. A. and Jean McLellan h.o. Mary Anne McLellan, Mary Dale Edwards, and Mr. McLellan Edwards
  • Mrs. Viva Gamble h.o. Miss Dora Childers
  • Mrs. Betty Stoupenos h.o. Mrs. Viva Gamble, Mrs. Thurlene Stilley, and Mrs. Dottie Lane
  • Mrs. Frances Haithcock h.o. Mr. Sankey Moody
  • Mr. Michael Kirby m.o. Mrs. Willie Mae Eaddy


Sunday, July 24
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service

Monday, July 25 - 29
Youth to SEESALT Youth Conference

Wednesday, July 27, August 3
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.: Mission Friends
GAs or RAs until Wednesday, August 24.
6:15 p.m.:  Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.:  NO Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, July 31
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
Lord’s Supper Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
Lord’s Supper Service
6:00 p.m.:  Fifth Sunday Night Music Service
With Churchwide Fellowship to Follow

Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 4
Look-Up Lodge Retreat

Saturday, August 6
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon: Youth Yard Sale
Moody Hall

Sunday, August 7
Called Church Conference following the
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

To My Dear Friends at Immanuel,
               Thank you for the cards, thoughts, and especially your prayers for me.  I have gone through a very difficult time since having a stroke in April, but I am slowly improving.  Please continue to pray for me.  I think of all of you often and miss you very much.
                                                         With my love, Betty Moore

6 a.m. - 12 noon

             Please look in your closets, attic, and storage buildings and gather all the items you are no longer using and donate them to the youth sponsored Yard Sale. You may bring them to Immanuel’s Youth Room or call Susan Thornton (662-5958) or Bill Dixon (662-9431) for pick-up.



JULY 25 - 29

AUGUST 1 - 4


               This Called Church Conference will be for the purpose of hearing a report from the Finance Committee.


22 - Miss Christy Gibbs
23 - Mr. Donald Ray Altman
24 - Mrs. Mildred Graham, Rev. Gerald Frederick
25 - Mr. Danny Martin
26 - Mst. Dennis Rittmeier
27 - Mr. Barret Gause
28 - Mr. Keith Altman
29 - Mr. Michael Hodge, Mrs. Cathy Gregory
01 - Mr. Steven Lynch
02 - Mr. Bill Stubbs
05 - Miss Rachel McDowell
06 - Mr. Charles Collins
10 - Mr. Macon Hodge
11 - Mrs. Vicki Thornton, Mr. Dallas Timmons
12 - Mrs. Jennie Lewis, Mr. Calvin Rittmeier, Mr. Lawrence Thornton,
 Mrs. Vivian Speed