SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2005


       “Take, eat, and be comforted, Drink, and remember, too, that this is My body and precious blood shed for you.  In remembrance of Me, search for truth.  In remembrance of Me, always love.  In remembrance of Me, don’t look above, but in your heart, look in your heart for God.” 

(Words by Ragan Courtney, CCLI # 862766)


 “God Is Up To Something At Immanuel”

                Greetings in the great and awesome name of Jesus to the precious people of Immanuel!  Immanuel… That name means “God With Us” And His presence is very evident especially now.  I believe that God is doing so many wonderful things in the life of this body of believers.  You may be saying “I don’t see anything.” Let me tell you something, my friend, if you don’t see God’s Hand upon Immanuel, it is because you are either not tuned into the Spirit or you don’t want to because God is at work around us.

                  In Henry Blackaby’s book “Experiencing God”, he shares with us that we need to always assume that God is at work.  God is revealing some awesome spiritual truths to us right now.  We don’t need to simply treat it as a devotional thought to make us feel better through the day. Ask Him to help you take what you are hearing and connect it with what you see happening around you. 

                 Immediately look to see what He wants you to do with what He has said. Once you join God in what He is doing, you will experience Him accomplishing His activity through your life--in ways you have never known before.  Ask God to reveal to you what He is doing here at Immanuel and jump on board. 

                Jesus always knew what to do throughout His life, because He was always looking to see what the Father was doing. Whatever the Father did, the Son did. If Christ Himself was that dependent on the Father, think how dependent we should be on God the Father working in and through us. Jesus said in John 14:10 “The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works.”

               ANTICIPATE that God will start working with you. In the Scriptures, God usually came to people right in the middle of their ordinary routine, right as they were doing the last thing they knew to do. You do not need to be doing anything special for God to use you. Simply be willing to submit to Him at any time, at a moment's notice.

               You never find God asking people to dream up what they want to do for Him. The pattern in the Scripture looks like this: You submit yourself to God, and you wait until He shows you what He is about to do.  Unless God allows you to see where He is working, you will not see it. You can involve yourself in doing good things, but you may miss the work that God intended you to do. The servant doesn't tell the Master what kind of assignment he needs. Instead, he waits on his Master to give him the assignment.

                   MAKE IT YOUR REALITY TODAY!  Can you see that God is at work here in Immanuel? Invite God to initiate His work in you any time He chooses. Start by loving Him, and then be listening for Him.   In Christ Jesus Forever,
   Pastor Willie

A Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Lois Gainey m.o. Mrs. Virginia Hill
  • Mrs. Odessa Blackmon m.o. Mrs. Virginia Hill
  • Mrs. Lovie Lee m.o. Mr. Marvin Lee, Mrs. Pearl Pierce, and Mrs. Virginia Hill
  • Mrs. Gertie Causey h.o. Rev. Jerry Aiken, Mrs. Chelly Hill, and Mrs. Frances Hill’s birthdays; m.o. Beth Marshall’s birthday
  • Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mrs. Ruth Thompson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson h.o. Mrs. Edaphell Gibbs and Mrs. Thurlene Stilley
Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Betty Denham m.o. Mr. Wayne Hyman, Mrs. Linda Jones, and h.o. Mrs. Millie Middleton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arrington m.o. Mrs. Linda Jones
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering:
  • Mrs. Delores Ivey m.o. Mr. Andy Stoupenos and Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilkes m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce

Sunday, April 17, 2005  -  6:30 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
(Nursery provided)

Guest Speakers:
Rev. J. Paul Fleming, Vocational Evangelism
Rev. Craig Tedder, Pastor, Coward Baptist Church
Music Provided by South Florence Baptist Church Praise Team

Sunday, April 17, 2005  -  6:30 p.m.
Collins Family Life Center

Guest Speakers:
Miss Rebecca Russell, Miss Myrtle Beach
Rev. Randy Shell, Minister of Music, Calvary Baptist
Music Provided by BCM Praise Band

The Great Commission
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon  you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”  Acts 1:8



Sunday, April 17
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
London Mission Report by Sarah Dillenbeck and TKA Team
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
London Mission Report by Sarah Dillenbeck and TKA Team
6:30 p.m.: Associational Evangelism Rally and
Youth Evangelism Rally
Calvary Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 20, 27
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, April 22
6:00 p.m.:  Senior Adult Dinner
Moody Fellowship Hall

Saturday, April 23
Associational VBS Clinic
Southside Baptist Church
8:30 a.m.:  Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.:  Opening Session 
9:30 a.m.:  Conferences

Sunday, April 24
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.:  Evening Worship Service


5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Cost:  $5.00 per ticket
See Emily Gamble or any Immanuel youth
to purchase your tickets.  All proceeds will go
toward summer youth activities.


              Danny Martin was received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, April 10, 2005, by statement of faith (No. 11) from Vision Assembly Church, Florence. 


              Christian sympathy is extended to Milton and Sheila Gamble and family upon the death of his aunt, Judy Gamble Garrison.


               The family of Mrs. Virginia Hill acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.  Thank you all so much for your blessing of prayer.  Prayer is the greatest gift you can give!  We are all doing well, knowing she is with our Lord.
  Patrice Hodge (Virginia Hill’s granddaughter)

Dear Friends of Immanuel,
               I have really missed my church family.  I thank each of you for your cards, calls, prayers, and all concern that has been shown to me.  They meant so very much.  You are such wonderful friends.  I hope to be back at church soon.
  With My Love, Lorraine Howle

Dear Pastor Willie and Immanuel Members,
               Thank you for your visits, beautiful cards, phone calls, and especially the many prayers while I was in the hospital.  Keep me in your prayers.  May God bless each one of you.
  I Love You, Odessa Blackmon



Immanuel’s Goal: $2,000.00

Amount Received as of April 11:  $2,351.00




15 - Mrs. Myrtle Windham, Miss Amanda Graham
19 - Mr. Jonathan Danner
20 - Mrs. Julie H. LeMaster
21 - Miss Kimberly Stubbs
22 - Mrs. Lorraine M. Howle
24 - Mr. Paul Tuttle
27 - Mrs. Brenda Newnham
28 - Miss Sarah Dillenbeck, Mrs. Millie Middleton
30 - Miss Nikki Byrd
01 - Mrs. Edaphell Gibbs
05 - Miss Lane Seabolt
07 - Miss Sherry Ammons, Mr. Clay Powell
08 - Ashley Altman, Miss Michelle Wilkes
10 - Mr. Jon Gause