DRIVE-UP COMMUNION CANCELLED
In the wake of the recent law being passed by our Governor, as well as the growing rate of infection in our county, the elders and I have decided that the safest course of action for everyone in our church community is to stay home. We know many of you were eager to receive the sacrament on Sunday, and we will return to that plan as soon as we possibly can.
Stay tuned for an email with Sunday worship resources set to be delivered tomorrow evening.
We are working on a solution to allow small groups to access the sanctuary during scheduled times. We will let you know when this option becomes available.
If anyone is in need of assistance with getting groceries or any other supplies, call the church office at 636-5011! We have a number of people who have volunteered to run errands.
The Lord be with you all!
DRIVE-UP COMMUNION CANCELLED
Since we won’t be meeting tomorrow for our normal worship service, click here for some resources in lieu of our in person worship service. Stay safe and keep your eyes on Jesus!
Come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Gradual for Lent, based on Hebrews 12:2).
When the characters in the Passion narrative look at Jesus, what do they see? In most cases, people misunderstood who He is and what He was doing. In some cases, by faith, people recognized Him aright. Our Lenten series this year, based on the Gospel according to St. Mark, will examine how the various people around Jesus viewed Him—and how we should view Him. We will “fix our eyes” on what Jesus has done to save us from our sins by His holy, precious blood and innocent sufferings and death, and celebrate what God sees on account of His work: our justification for His sake.
On Ash Wednesday, we saw how, in spite of Jesus’ repeated predictions about His upcoming Passion, the disciples with “Misjudging Eyes” failed to recognize that soon He will not be with them, and they cannot see the anonymous woman’s anointing of Jesus as preparation for His burial. But Jesus sees her actions as a beautiful deed that will be proclaimed throughout the world wherever the Gospel is heard.
Next, we looked through Judas’s “Betraying Eyes” and learned why he did this awful deed. “Sleepy Eyes” was the theme for the second week of Lent. In the third week of Lent, we stared into the “Denying Eyes” of Peter and the other apostles. “Murderous Eyes” is the theme of week 4 in Lent. In the fifth week of Lent, we look through the “Worldly Eyes” of Pilate, the Jewish leaders, and the Roman soldiers.
On Maundy Thursday, there is “More Than Meets the Eye” to the Lord’s Supper. On Good Friday, we look through “God’s Eyes” to see what is happening during the Passion: the once-for-all atonement for the sin of the whole world and the justification of all sinners on Easter.
Eyes on Jesus will continuously focus our eyes on Jesus Christ and Him crucified, buried, and risen for our justification. This is a vision that will never disappoint, for by trusting in Jesus, He promises that we will gaze upon His beautiful face now by faith and forever in heaven!
For members and visitors who need extra help, we’re happy to report our elevator is now operational! Also for anyone physically challenged, you can also drive up to the front of the church to drop off your passengers.
Word of Hope offers hope to women and men who suffer the pain of an abortion, women who have been sexually abused, and women faced with an unplanned pregnancy. They offer free and confidential services which include:
– A Telephone hotline: 888.217.8679
– Non-judgmental care after an abortion
– Crisis intervention
– Support groups
– Bible studies
– Spiritual care for individuals
– Pregnancy assistance
– Information for pastors, parents, and teachers
– Teen programs
– Titus 2 Ministry
You can also find Word of Hope on Facebook.
Click on YouTube icon and you’ll go directly to our channel where you can find past sermons and special music. Subscribe to our channel and you’ll be notified when new video clips are posted. Click on the Facebook icon and you’ll go directly to our Facebook page. “Like” us and our posts will show up on your own Facebook home page. Go to “events” and you’ll get up to date information on all the events at Immanuel. Also on Facebook we post the links to sermons and music on YouTube.
Please join us in worship any Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Whether you’re out-of-town just visiting the area, are a seeker, looking for a new church home, or need someone to listen, come join us! We also offer multiple Bible Study classes both on Sundays after worship and throughout the week. We encourage everyone to dive into God’s Word — the answers are there!