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SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH UPDATE: The Senior Pastor Search Team (SPST) continues to meet weekly to vet applicants for Senior Pastor. They are currently reviewing applications and resumes, conducting initial phone interviews, as well as longer, formal interviews. In addition, they continue to work closely with the EFCA-West partners, and Dennis Baker, from Church Assistance Ministry (CAM), who are providing referrals for the position. Please continue to support this search process, and the SPST, with your frequent prayers as they follow the lead of the Holy Spirit to carefully and prayerfully determine who our next Senior Pastor will be. For questions and comments, please contact the SPST Chairman, Randy Karman at  randy@emmanuelburbank.org.
CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTO SESSION SIGN UPS:  Sign ups for the new Emmanuel Church picture directory start THIS SUNDAY ! Lifetouch Photography will be at Emmanuel on the following days and times to shoot free photo sessions of Emmanuel attendees and members:  May 7 , 12 to 7:30 p.m.;  May 8, 9, & 10 ,1 to 9 p.m.; and  May 11 , 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, contact Pastor Bob at   bob@emmanuelburbank.org .

STUDENT MINISTRIES SEE'S CANDY FUNDRAISER:  H elp a student get to camp by purchasing See's Candies for Easter. Students are selling candy now thru Mar. 24. Sunday, there'll be a table outside where you can make your purchase. In order to get the candy in time for Easter, Sun., M ar. 24 will be the last day to place your order . Thank you for helping our students get to camp! For more information, contact Kathy Drummond at  kathy@emmanuelburbank.org

SPECTRUM MINISTRIES TRIP: Our next monthly trip to help the needy in Tijuana is this Thurs., Mar. 14. For more information, call Phil Hess at (818) 731-3477. 

SPRING WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY:  The Women's Tuesday Night Bible Study starts next Tues., Mar. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Lower Auditorium. All ladies are welcome to attend this in-depth, 4-week Bible study on Colossians. We'll be studying the scriptures, sharing with each other, and applying what we learn to our lives. To sign up, please contact Bev McLeod at careyandbevmcleod@yahoo.com.

LOOKING FOR A SMALL GROUP? GREAT!  Three of our Burbank groups currently have openings for new attendees, so contact the leaders below for information on how to plug in and share in the growth! All are user-friendly, and designed for modern abundant life.
     The Connect group at the Paytons' (1214 N. Ontario Street) is about to start a new inductive study and discussion around the Old Testament book of Jonah, led by Jon Ericson. Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email Key Payton at key@emmanuelburbank.org.
     The Connect group at the Karmans' (1604 N. Niagara Street) is continuing its focus around the Sunday sermons, related Scriptures, and integrating their truths into our lives. Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email Connie Karman at connie@emmanuelburbank.org.
     A "reforming" Bible study at the Letts's (1432 N. Catalina Street) will start on Mar. 28, and the first meeting will focus on determining what you will study on subsequent Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Email Mark Letts at mark@emmanuelburbank.org.

POTENTIAL SENIOR PASTOR REFERRAL FORM:  Do you have a Senior Pastor candidate that you want to refer to the Senior Pastor Search Team (SPST)? This  form  is available  for our congregation to fill out and give to the SPST. And, please continue to regularly pray for Emmanuel's search team, and the process of discerning God's direction in finding our next Senior Pastor. The SPST will continue meeting on a regular basis as the search continues. The team can be reached at   searchteam@emmanuelburbank.org .


LOOKING AHEAD

LUMINATE EVENT: Save the date for "LUMINATE: Revealing Depression, Illuminating Hope Through the Arts" on Sat., Apr. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Gym. This Creativity Catalyst event, hosted by Emmanuel Church, is a creative event that reveals the nature of depression and illuminates the profoundness and tangibility of hope!

PALM SUNDAY PRAYER NIGHT:  Hold the date for our special Palm Sunday prayer meeting on  Sun., Apr. 14 , at 6 p.m. in the Family Room. Our prayer theme will be "Lead Me To The Cross." For more information, contact Teri Parker, Deacon of Prayer, at  praying4u1958@yahoo.com .

E-KIDS EASTER EVENT: Save the date for our 2019 E-KIDS EASTER EVENT on Sat., Apr. 20. Look for more details coming soon!

VBS THIS SUMMER : Mark your calendar for Emmanuel's summer VBS  (Vacation Bible School), coming June 17-21, 2019!
Sundays - Children at 9:30 a.m.:
 
NURSERY: Nursery is available for newborns to 4-year-olds.   
 
E-KIDS BIBLE EXPLORERS:  During the worship service, children from K-5th Grade, will be dismissed to their fun, E-Kids class in the JAV room.

 
Sundays - Adults, Children and Youth at 11 a.m.:

KOINONIA:  Garden Room A,  - Phil Hess
CLEAVERS:  Garden Room D, Elder Coffee with John & Ann Howard    
BEREANS: Garden Room B, Savannah Bancroft (via Skype)
LEGACY BUILDERS: Lower Auditorium , Alpha course
 
NURSERY:  Nursery is available for newborns to 4-year-olds.  
 
E-KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL: Upstairs in the Children's Ministry Building, Grades K-5 taught by Sunday School teachers.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS: Upper Youth Center, Grades 6 through 8, Small Group leaders teaching. 
 
HIGH SCHOOL GROUP: Lower Youth Center, Grades 9 through 12,
A fun time of community, worship and learning about God.
 

Weeknights - Adult Discipleship Classes:

THE GROUP: 25-35ish, Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Leaders: Bob and Kathy Drummond. For details, contact Bob at  bob@emmanuelburbank.org.  
 
ROOTS : Post-High School-24ish, Meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Leaders: Andrea and Amy Di Francia. Contact Andrea at  andrea@emmanuelburbank.org.

THIS WEEK
 
" The Struggles of Discipleship "
Luke 9:28-50 
Rev. Ross Lokken