PLAY

“BRINGING THE GIFT OF LOVE”

FEATURING our
CHILDREN’S CHOIR

SUNDAY, December 18, 2005
6:00 p. m.


 



 
A WORD FROM Willie               

               Greetings in the wonderful, powerful, and blessed name of Jesus Christ our Lord! This is said best in Psalms 97:1-6; “The LORD is King! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands be glad. Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are all foundations of his throne. Fire goes forth before him and burns up all his foes. His lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens declare his righteousness; every nation sees his glory.”      
                Frequently a city decides to demolish an old building to make way for a new one. Demolition experts are called in to place dynamite at strategic points. With a huge boom and a cloud of dust, the building essentially vanishes. What was a huge block of brick and metal only a moment ago is now a pile of rubble.  Sometimes such an event is publicized, and people watch on TV to see the building go down. Why? Because they love to see such an awesome display of power, especially when it’s harnessed for a good purpose.      
               Many still recall the images of twisted metal and heaps of debris from the Oklahoma City bombing of 1994.  That was a demonstration of awesome power employed for a destructive purpose.  We still watch the television coverage with amazement, but also with horror Power can be used for good or evil. This is underscored by the fact that the inventor of dynamite was Alfred Nobel, for whom the peace prize is named.         
               The psalmist sees the Lord as powerful, a consuming fire burning up his enemies. These verses speak of events that rival any Hollywood special effects. Visualize the lightning flashes and the mountains melting “like wax.” Of course, this isn’t good news for the enemies.  But we who love the Lord don’t need to be afraid. He is our King.  His mighty power will benefit those who follow his ways. Let the whole earth rejoice at his coming!
  
                                                                   In His Service,
                                                                   Pastor Willie  
 



 
RECENT GIFTS
Unified Budget:
  • Mr. George Lee Hobeika m.o. Mrs. Myrtle Windham
  • Mr. Clyde N. Nance, Jr. m.o. Mrs. Myrtle Windham
  • Mrs. Viva Gamble h.o. Mrs. Jackie Moody
A Heart To Build:
  • Mrs. Lois Gainey h.o. Mrs. Lovie Lee
  • Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mrs. Kathleen Martin and Mr. Tilly Thompson 
Thanksgiving Offering
  • Mrs. Gertrude Causey m.o. Mr. E. R. Singletary’s Birthday
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson h.o. Mrs. Virginia Cox
  • Mrs. Almetta Wilson h.o. T.E.L./Companion Sunday School Class
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THE IMMANUEL CHILD CARE MINISTRY

Cordially Invites You
To Enjoy
 An Evening Of Music And Fellowship
At Their Christmas Program

December 14, 2005
At 6:30 P. M.

In The Church Sanctuary
Refreshments Following in The Fellowship Hall

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Dear Pastor Willie, Bill and Friends at Immanuel:
               I want to thank all of you for your cards, visits and many, many prayers during my recent illness.  I love all of you, and thanks for caring.
                                                Much Love and Prayers,
                                                Ruth Turner

Dear Immanuel Family:
               Thank you so much for the cards, visits and prayers during my recent hospitalization.  It is so heart warming to have so many caring friends.
                                                Love,
                                                Becky Dixon



 
 REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT
CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, December 11
9:15 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:30 a.m.:  Worship Service
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service
7:15 p.m.:  Youth Activity After Worship Service

Wednesday, December 14
6:15 p.m.:  Mission Friends
6:15 p.m.:  GAs and RAs
No Youth Activities
6:30 p.m.:  Day Care Christmas Program

Sunday, December 18
9:15 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:30 a.m.:  Worship Service
6:00 p.m.:   Evening Worship Service
Christmas Play “Bringing The Gift Of Love”

Wednesday, December 21
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.:  Mission Friends
6:15 p.m.:  GAs and RAs
7:15 p.m.   Adult Choir Rehearsal
10:00 p.m.:  Youth Lock In

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day
No Sunday School
10:30 a.m.:  Worship Service
No Evening Service

Wednesday, December 28
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.:  Mission Friends
6:15 p.m.:  GAs and RAs
6:15 p.m.:  Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.   Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, January 1
9:15 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:30 a.m.:  Worship Service
No Evening Service



 

Week of Prayer for 
International 
Missions

and
International 
Mission
Study

Dec. 4-11

Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering®
National Goal:
$150 million

Our Goal:
$3,500.00


 
Youth Ministry News
            Wednesday, December 21, Youth Lock In: Games, Fellowship, Food and Fun!! Bring Your Friends.

FRIDAY, January 20 to SUNDAY, January 22, 2006:  CHILIPEPPER CHRISTIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE
Pigeon Forge, TN!  

              FRIDAY, February 17 through SUNDAY, February 19, 2006:  DONUTS and DYNAMITE!  This is a conference for Christian teens about sex and dating.  Greg Boone is our host at Look-Up Lodge in Travelers Rest, SC.  This will be informative and entertaining for all!  We only have 10 slots reserved.  Do not miss this opportunity to learn in a fact-based, fun-filled environment. 




 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

DECEMBER
09 - Mr. Gordon Weaver
10 - Mrs. Marilyn Brown
12 - Mrs. Jan Dillenbeck
13 - Mrs. Ruth Turner
14 - Mrs. Debbie Woodward
16 - Mrs. Faye Hyman
17 - Mrs. Kathy Ward, Mr. Rusty Gibbs
18 - Mr. Henry Arrington, Mr. Michael Kirby, Mrs. Jo Spears
19 - Mrs. Glenda Corpuz
21 - Mr. Richard Cash, Mrs. Wanda Allen, Mr. Benny Holbrooks
22 - Mr. James Fincher
24 - Mrs. Richard Binkley
27 - Mr. Edwin Fountain
28 - Mrs. Myra Allen
29 - Mrs. Anna Gamble Bryan
30 - Mr. Jonathan Chandler