“New Services a Big Success!”
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! If you haven’t guessed by now, I am praising the Lord for the new services. You may be saying, “Hold on, Pastor, we only had one new service.” No, we had two new services. They were new for four reasons (there probably are more reasons, but I am only using four):
First, as you know, we have the new times. For some, this was a little tough because to get to the early service, they had to get up a little earlier than they usually do on Sunday mornings. But for many the times were perfect because they were already use to getting up early for school and work. And for some who came to Sunday School and the later service, they were able to sleep in an extra half hour. All in all, everyone seemed to be very excited about the new times.
Second, it was evident that there was a new excitement. People were excited to see all the new face, but I will talk about that later. People were excited to hear a new sound. I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to Gerald Frederick for doing such a wonderful job planning and preparing for the 11:00 service. The choir sounded strong and the music was great! I also want to thank David Rogers for his many hours of planning and preparation for the early service because it paid off. The new contemporary service was great. The Praise Band and Praise Team were tremendous. I heard so many wonderful comments on the early service. The Spirit seemed to be so present in both of the services.
Third, I praise God for the people who are showing a new commitment.
I have had several people tell me that they will do whatever it takes to
help make both services a great success. To the people who said and
are following through with helping in both services…THANK YOU!!!!
I also want to thank the people who are helping with the extended session
ministry. You do not know how much you are a blessing by helping take care
of the little ones while their parents are in worship. Thanks again for
your dedication to the new worship ministries.
Praise the Lord! Please pray without ceasing that the Lord continues to move in a real and powerful way. And please help to get the word out that Immanuel Church is the place to be.
In Christ Jesus Forever,
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Like the power of electricity,
Saturday, April 2
SET CLOCKS FORWARD ONE HOUR
Sunday, April 3, 10
Monday, April 4, 11
Tuesday, April 5
Wednesday, April 6, 13
Tuesday, April 12
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Glenda and Sydney Corpuz were received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, March 27, 2005, by transfer of letter (Nos. 9, 10) from Southside Baptist Church, Florence.
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
We sincerely thank each of you for the love and sympathy shown us during the passing of our loved one, Wayne Hyman. We thank you for your calls and cards and every prayer that was said on our behalf. May God bless each of you.
With our love, Edaphell Gibbs and Cecelia Burbage
Dear Friends and Family,
Immanuel’s Goal: $2,000.00
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!