Good morning! Hope your week is going well. May I visit with you for a moment about a very important week in the life of Emmanuel?
This Sunday is Celebration Sunday! We will close our missions focus, welcome two missionary families, baptize new believers, meet new members, and enjoy a wonderful international lunch after the service! (There is no PM service this week)
Would you pray for this weekend? How can you prepare?
— Pray for the worship in the preaching of the gospel.
—Pray that hungry hearts will trust Jesus.
—Come early to get some coffee and a good seat.
—Look around, greet a guest, and welcome someone you don’t know.
—Ask God to grow you in His grace.
—Anticipate what God will do through us together for global missions.
—Congratulate a new believer on baptism and welcome a new member.
—Stay to enjoy a great lunch afterward. (Bring your favorite food, and enjoy the soup and salad that the church will provide. You can drop off your dish in the fellowship hall before connection groups or before the service.)
This Sunday will be a memorable and uplifting celebration—and EBC kids will join us in worship! Together, we will cast a collective YES vote for global missions. Be a part of it with us! God always does His great work through willing hearts—I’m so grateful that Emmanuel is filled with such willing and compassionate hearts.
In closing, please know that I love you and prayed for you by name this week. I’m so thankful that you are part of our church family. It’s a joy and privilege to serve Jesus with you. I’m excited about the future!
Below, I’m going to list a few important reminders about other upcoming opportunities. I pray that God will bless your week!
—Baptism—There’s still time to be a part of the baptism service on Sunday. Please contact the church office if you or someone you love would like be baptized.
—Marriage Retreat—Now is the time to register for this time of marriage renewal and fellowship with Christian couples. The retreat is 16 days away! We’re going to have a blast!
—Holy Land Trip—Information is available and an interest list is being compiled for this trip in 2018. Please let us know if you would like to be placed on that list.