There will be a time of recognition and honor given to all ladies attending the Contemporary Morning Worship or the Traditional Morning Worship on Sunday, May 8, as we celebrate Mother’s Day.  There will be no evening activities.

“A Mother’s love is something 
That no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
And of sacrifice and pain.
It is endless and unselfish
And enduring come what may.
For nothing can destroy it
Or take that love away.”
    -  Author Unknown


 


 
A WORD FROM WILLIE 

“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!”

             Greetings in the wonderful Name of Jesus our Lord! We are so blessed! I just want to praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! I feel like David when he lifted up his praises to the Lord and said, “Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD; Praise Him, O you servants of the LORD! You who stand in the house of the LORD, In the courts of the house of our God, Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.”  (Psalm 135:1-3). This is an exciting time for Immanuel because the Lord is doing great things!

               Since we have started the new contemporary service our attendance in worship has almost doubled.  Our Sunday School attendance has jumped 40%. We are planning new Sunday School classes.  We are having to look at parking needs.  I am even getting calls from other churches who are thinking seriously about starting a contemporary service of their own because they see the success we are having. With all of these exciting things happening, we also have some needs arising.

                First, we need teachers to help us with our children’s Sunday School and extended session.  Please call me (Pastor Willie), Cathy Gregory, or Jan Dillenbeck if you can help.  As more and more young people are coming to Immanuel, the greater the need for help with our children’s ministries.

               Second, we need your help with the parking.  We have many seniors who are handicapped and/or are have breathing problems.  These wonderful people need to walk the shortest distance possible, and if they cannot get a close parking spot, will not be able to come to church.  I want to ask you, please, if you can park at the bottom of the hill and walk up the steps, please do so for these senior saints. If you are a senior and your health enables you to walk from the back of the parking lot, that would be a great blessing if you would park there. Also, we have lots of visitors who need to park in the visitor parking.  If you are a member or have been attending a long time, please use the regular parking spaces. 

                Last, we need help in the area of finances. Because of the loss of so many faithful saints who have gone home to be with the Lord, we are falling short in being able to pay the bills.  If you are a Christian, you know that the Lord wants you to be faithful in your tithe and offerings.  With all of these exciting things happening, we need to be faithful to our Lord! Please give out of the abundance that God has blessed you with. 

                 Please pray about all of these needs.

                                                   In Christ Jesus Forever,
                                                   Pastor Willie
 



 
RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Frances Haithcock m.o. Mrs. Pearl Pierce
  • Mrs. Maxine Watford h.o. Harold and Betty Fields
Unified Budget:
  • Jack and Chelly Hill m.o. Mrs. Virginia Hill
*****

THURSDAY, MAY 5
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7:14

*****
MEN AND LADIES
“MOTHER’S DAY”
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.
Moody Fellowship Hall
Wilma Hill, Guest Speaker

                 W. A. McLellan, Baptist Men’s Director, would  like to remind the men and ladies of Immanuel that the Prayer Breakfast for the month of May will be a special time of celebration with a delicious meal, fellowship time together, and a devotional message given by Guest Speaker Wilma Hill.  This Prayer Breakfast is a time each year when the men enjoy having the ladies as their special guests!!  Immanuel has been blessed so abundantly, and we thank God for giving us special holidays such as “Mother’s Day”.

“Love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church.”
Ephesians 5:25
 



 
 IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, May 1
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
Romania Missions Trip Report by Emily Gamble
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
Romania Missions Trip Report by Emily Gamble
6:00 p.m.: Evening Worship Service

Tuesday, May 3
12:30 p.m.:  Baptist Women’s Luncheon

Wednesday, May 4, 11
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

Thursday, May 5
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Friday, May 6
Bake Sale for Youth Summer Activities

Saturday, May 7
9:00 a.m.:  Men and Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Moody Fellowship Hall

Sunday, May 8
MOTHER’S DAY
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
No Evening Activities

Tuesday, May 10
6:00 p.m.:  Deacons Meeting

*****

THE CLOCK

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more.
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no one can restore. 
                     - Author Unknown

 

                Christian sympathy is extended to David and Bobbie Thompson upon the death of her father, Mr. Raymond Sellers.

*****

TWO FUNDRAISERS SCHEDULED
FOR YOUTH SUMMER ACTIVITIES

BAKE SALE
YOUTH FUNDRAISER

FRIDAY, MAY 6
Mrs. Jackie Moody, Coordinator

PANCAKE SUPPER
YOUTH FUNDRAISER

TUESDAY, MAY 17
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Moody Fellowship Hall

Cost:  $5.00 per ticket

See Emily Gamble or any Immanuel youth
to purchase your tickets for the Pancake Supper.
All proceeds will go toward summer youth activities.

*****

MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND
BEGIN PRAYING FOR 
THE FOLLOWING:

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 13 - 17, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

YOUTH “LIFECHANGERS” WEEK
JUNE 27 - JULY 1

SEESALT YOUTH CONFERENCE
JULY 25 - 29



 
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

APRIL:
28 - Miss Sarah Dillenbeck, Mrs. Millie Middleton
30 - Miss Nikki Byrd
MAY:
01 - Mrs. Edaphell Gibbs
05 - Miss Lane Seabolt
06 - Mrs. Susan T. Minck
07 - Miss Sherry Ammons, Mr. Clay Powell
08 - Mr. Ashley Altman, Miss Michelle Wilkes
10 - Mr. Jon Gause
12 - Mrs. Uldine Cox
14 - Miss Lauren Thornton
17 - Mrs. Maxine Watford
18 - Mr. Bubba Thornton
22 - Mr. J. Ray Turner
25 - Mr. Bob Allen, Mst. Michael Lynch
27 - Mrs. Lib Davis, Mrs. Mary Price