JUST  SUPPOSE

      Just suppose the Lord would begin tomorrow to make people as sick as they claim to be on Sunday.

      Just suppose the Lord should make people as poor as they claim to be when asked to help finance His programs.

 Just suppose the Lord should let some parents look into the future and see what their example and lax control did for their children.

 Just suppose - and then, by the help of the Lord, go forth and live and serve as if eternity was soon coming.

 IT IS!!   “I come quickly” says the Lord.
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A WORD FROM WILLIE

 “Praise the LORD for a Church with a Vision!”

                Greetings in the Name which is above every name! Yes, I do praise the Lord for a church with a vision for the many souls who need to be reached for Jesus Christ and the future of Immanuel Baptist Church.  As you know, this past year has taken a toll on our church, especially in the loss of members due to death.  We have lost so many wonderful and faithful people, and the Lord has gained so much by bringing them home where we will be some day.  But until that day comes, we who are called by His Name must do whatever we can to reach as many people with the Gospel of Christ.

                One of the ways that the members of Immanuel have agreed overwhelmingly to reach others is by starting a new worship service that meets the needs of those who like a more contemporary worship style. That is why we are providing choices that will make a real focus on God during worship for you as well as people who are not yet members. We  will soon have two Sunday morning worship services:

                Our New 9 A.M. Contemporary Worship Service Begins Easter. Our contemporary service will be designed using music and sounds of today that people can relate to and understand and use that music to lead people to a more intimate walk with the Lord. We will sing mostly choruses and praise songs. The instruments that we will use are: guitars, keyboards, drums, and other musical instruments. The contemporary service will be led by a worship leader along with a praise team and praise band. In this service the Word of God will be preached in its fullness and power and relevant for daily living. 

                Our 11 A.M. Blended Worship Service. Our blended worship service is designed using music and sounds of the past and present for people with a more traditional background with the same purpose of using the music to lead people to a more intimate walk with the Lord. We sing a blend of choruses, hymns and praise songs. The instruments used are: piano, organ, keyboards, and other musical instruments. This blended service is led by a worship leader along with a praise team and choir. In this service also, the Word of God is preached in its fullness and power and relevant for daily living.

              Remember what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23  “Although I am free in regard to all, I have made myself a slave to all so as to win over as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew to win over Jews; to those under the law I became like one under the law--though I myself am not under the law--to win over those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became like one outside the law--though I am not outside God's law but within the law of Christ—to win over those outside the law.  22 To the weak I became weak, to win over the weak. I have become all  things to all, to save at least some. 23 All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it.” I, too, do all this for the sake of the gospel and I praise God that this church has that kind of a vision to reach the lost!
                                                    In Christ Jesus Forever,   Pastor Willie
 



 
RECENT GIFTS: 
Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Odessa Blackmon m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turner m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Miss Dora Childers m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce and Mrs. Doreatha Cox
  • Mrs. Uldine Taylor and Mrs. Susan Minck m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Viva Gamble m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce; h.o. Mrs. Betty Holloran and Rev. Willie Dillenbeck
  • Mrs. Rosa Lee Tomlinson m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Millie Cutler m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce and Mr Mike Rhodes
  • Mr. and Mrs. Benny Holbrooks m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce and  Mrs. Lillie Mae Hodge
  • James M. Pleasants Company m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hartley m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Barfield m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Eloise Senn m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Lee McLellan m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce and Mr. O. N. McLellan
  • Mrs. Betty Denham m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce, Rev. Roy Talbert, Mr. Oscar Denham
  • Mr. and Mrs. Parks Newsome m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mary Dawkins WMU Group m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Moody m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hatchell m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Boatwright m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Colleen Kennedy and Lila Richburg m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Harrington m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. Charles Workman m.o. Mrs. Lillie Mae Hodge
  • Glen Haselden Family m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Virginia Cox m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Kathleen Martin m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allard Young m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Cynthia Severance m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Virginia Cox h.o. Bob and Betty Jo Johnson
Youth Fund:
  • Mrs. Polly Cockrell m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sankey Moody m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
Bus Fund:
  • Mrs. Frances Hill m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce


 
 IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, February 20, 27
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.:  Evening Worship Service
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Fellowship

Monday, February 21, 28
6:45 p.m.:  Monday Home Security

Wednesday, February 23; March 2
5:30 p.m.:  Wednesday Night Supper
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.:  Mission Friends, GAs, RAs,
Youth Bible Study
7:15 p.m.:  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 25
6:00 p.m.:  Senior Adult Dinner
Moody Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, March 1
12:30 p.m.:  Baptist Women’s Luncheon

*****

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
9:00 A.M.
MOODY FELLOWSHIP HALL

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        EMPHASIS ON ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS BEGINS IN NEXT IMMANUELIGHT.

 


 
               Christian sympathy is extended to Mrs. Frenchie Munnerlyn upon the death of her son, Mr. Thad Munnerlyn; and to Ms. Janis Munnerlyn upon the death of her brother, Mr. Thad Munnerlyn.

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APPRECIATIONS

Dear Members of Immanuel,
               My sincere thanks to each of you for the calls, cards, visits, prayers, and all acts of concern shown me while I have been recuperating from my wrist surgery.  It means so much to be a part of a caring and loving church family.
                             May God bless each of you, Jennie Lewis

Dear Church Family,
              Thank you for remembering me with your cards and phone calls, but most of all I appreciate the prayers spoken in my behalf.  I miss so much being able to be present with all of you.  I pray that each of you will have a happy and healthy 2005.
                               In Christian Love, Almetta Wilson

Dear Immanuel Family,
               Thank you for all of the phone calls, visits, and especially your prayers.  We are truly blessed to have a pastor, staff, and church family that are so faithful. 
               God blesses those who give of themselves.  May He reward you for being so kind.
                           Love, Clyde Wilkes and Family

Dear Immanuel Members,
               Thank you so much for your visits, the cards, and prayers offered in my behalf.  Thank for you for your caring and friendship.
                          Yours in Christ, Robbie Brown

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“Ask, and you will receive.
Search, and you will find.
Knock, and the door will be opened for you.
Everyone who asks will receive.
The one who searches will find,
And for the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8



 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
FEBRUARY:
17 - Mst. Noah Hughes
18 - Mrs. Betty Holloran, Mr. Scott Graham
21 - Miss Maggie Thornton, Mr. Eugene Hyman
22 - Mrs. Laura Grimsley
24 - Rev. Willie Dillenbeck, Mrs. Joni G. Tarte, Miss Sydney Canon
25 - Mrs. Jeri Hatchell
28 - Mrs. Dorothy Oates
MARCH:
01 - Mr. Johnny Lynch
04 - Miss Victoria Kirby
05 - Mrs. Ruth Southerland, Mr. Bill Marshall
06 - Miss Clara Jackson
07 - Mrs. Dianne Rawls, Mrs. Frances Haithcock
08 - Ms. Nancy Watson, Mrs. Jada E. Gandy
09 - Mr. Brandon Allen