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Week of Prayer for
March 6 - 12, 2005
“Pray, Pray, and then…Pray some more!”
Greetings in the Name of Jesus! Here we are again, and yet it seems like it’s all brand new. We have the historic Immanuel with such a wonderful and rich heritage, and we also have a new Immanuel with a bright new hope and a bright new future. As many of you know, beginning Easter Sunday morning at 8:45, we will begin a new ministry. This will be the beginning of our Contemporary Worship Ministry. The vision and purpose of this new ministry is to reach as many people (souls) that need to be reached for Jesus Christ and the future of Immanuel Baptist Church. This new worship service is designed to meet the needs of those who like a more contemporary worship style. There are some things that I would like for you to do as we prepare ourselves for this new worship service:
Pray! Please Pray, Pray, and then…Pray some more! As God has opened this door for us to venture through, the enemy will do whatever he can to “kill, steal, and destroy”. Pray that people will be able to resist the devil when they are tempted by the devil to tear down and destroy what God is doing here at Immanuel. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” We need to be vigilant because we are taking steps that have been ordained by God. There will be souls that will be saved because of this new ministry. There will be lives transformed because of this new ministry. There will be some of your children and grandchildren that will begin attending church because of this new ministry. This church will grow because of this new ministry. With all of these wonderful things happening, the devil will take quite a beating. He is not going to like it, so we must pray to the Lord God Almighty who gave us this vision. Pray for protection. Pray for the Praise Team and Praise Band members. Pray for David Rogers who will be leading the 8:30 A.M. Contemporary Worship Service.
Invite! The second thing I want you to do is invite as many people as you know who would come to a contemporary service. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, people you go to school with and people you work with. If you invite someone to the contemporary service and they say they like a more traditional service or blended service, invite them to our 11:00 A.M. Worship Service. I believe that if we will pray to the Lord of the Harvest and invite people to Immanuel, God will bless!
I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of you who sent me cards
and wished me a Happy Birthday last week. You are such a blessing.
Alyssa Lee was received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, February 27, 2005, by statement of faith (No. 5) from Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church, Florence. Alyssa resides at 2342 Cascade Avenue.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Sunday, March 6 - Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 6
Monday, March 7, 14
Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 9, 16
Sunday, March 13
Friday, March 18
Often life gets in the way of saying and doing things that are most important. The reality of that most often is the people you love and hold most dear end up being the ones you think to remember last. My Dad and I love and cherish the members and loyal friends of Immanuel beyond what any words could possibly say. The visits, calls, love, and prayers that you have blessed us with in our times of trouble would be more than anyone could hope for but it doesn’t end there. It’s not just in times of trouble that you have shown your love for us but at all times. That is truly Christian love. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Our hearts and prayers are always with you,
Love, Dallas and Danny Timmons
Pastor Willie and Members of Immanuel,
To the Members of Immanuel who prayed for me and my family the Wednesday
after Aurice passed away on October 19:
Dear Immanuel Church Family,
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
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
10 - Mrs. Linda Harrelson
11 - Mrs. Terri Howze, Mrs. Karla McDowell
15 - Mrs. Ophelia Church
17 - Mrs. Polly Cockrell
18 - Miss Kelsey Rogers
19 - Mrs. Viva Gamble
20 - Mrs. Karen Hendrix, Mrs. Ruth Arrington
24 - Mr. W. A. McLellan
26 - Mrs. Jane Tuttle, Mrs. Gertie Causey