Communicating Christ
The Emmanuel Newsletter

January Issue
Pastoral Perspective

As the new year begins, consider increasing the amount of time you spend studying the Bible. An extra 20 minutes everyday could make a huge difference in your personal life. It’s a common mistake to underestimate the word of God. Deuteronomy 8:3b says, “Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”(ESV) Consider the scale and scope - God’s word is vastly important and preeminent. 

God has a plan for your life. St. Augustine said, “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” Understanding God’s plan for your life also requires study of His word. How will you understand the challenges of life without knowing God’s word? Romans 8:28b, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,.”(ESV)

Consider, then, your time in the word. It is a commitment you cannot afford not to make.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Tim
Faith & Family
Please pray for our church, our community, and our country as we approach the new year.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Focusing on presenting the gospel
to young people

  Cubbies (3-4 year old pre-schoolers)
 Sparks (K-2nd grade)
  Truth & Training (3rd - 6th grade)
Our Lottie Moon collection will continue through the end of December. Please make your checks out to Emmanuel. On the memo line specify Lottie Moon.
All money received after
  December 31 st   will be included in the 2018 Fiscal year budget.

January 2
Gabe Chase
Sherridean Teheran

January 3
Carolyn Holman

January 4
Leydu Cabrera

January 8
Bryce Gray

January 11
Susan K. Williams

January 15
Mamie Bowen

January 16
Bryan King
Mark Quinn

January 20
Heather Fitzgerald

January 21
Martha Richardson

January 22
Samantha Penaranda
Ruth LuRee Flatt
Caleb Wagner

January 24
Brandon Cardwell

January 25
Andrew Harker

January 29
Nathan Penaranda

January 30
Deborah L. King
Discipleship Culture
Gospel of John Bible Study will resume on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm (January 9th & 10th).

If you would like to request another day, please contact the church office by the end of the year. 
The Winter Ladies Bible Study will begin Wednesday, January 10 th  at 7:00 pm.

Discerning the Voice of God

Current Sermon Series

Isaiah resumes January 7, 2018

Current Evening Service Series

Parables of Jesus resumes
January 7, 2018
ECS Up-coming Events:

Jan 6 th  – Open House
Jan 12 th  – Chick-Fil-a (ECS Night)
 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan 26 th  – Chuck E Cheese (ECS Night)
 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ESL classes resumes
January 13, 2018

ESL will be offered at 9:00 am in the Conference Room on on Saturdays. 
David Griffin, PhD candidate at the University of Virginia will be teaching.

  • Families (with young children) - Teacher: A. Fletcher - Room 207
  • Married (with middle age children) - Teacher: F. Pablo - Bailey Hall
  • Married (with older children) - Teacher: J. Killen - Room 203
  • Adults (Seniors) - Teacher: O. Figueredo/Holloway - Room 156/167
  • Ladies - Teacher: K. Albrecht - Room 161
  • Ladies - Teacher: S. Pennycuff - Room 160
  • Ladies - Teacher: J. Heltibridle - Room 159
  • College Class - Teacher: M. Penaranda - Room 213
Love & Service
Women's Ministry

Jan 26 th  – Paint Night

(Bailey Hall 7:00pm)

Come on, and get your artist groove on!!

Starting Jan. 3 rd , Youth Worship will meet on Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Food Pantry Hours
Every Thursday
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
2nd Sunday ONLY
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Donations are very much appreciated!
If you have any questions or can volunteer here at the church some time, we'd love to have you. Please contact Sarah Fletcher through the Church Office.
Preschool Ministry 
Volunteers needed. If you have a love for children and can serve one Sunday a month, please contact Luci Rigsby or Ruthann Barton through the church office.

Greeter Ministry
Our Greeter Ministry is looking for volunteers who would like to help greet one Sunday a month. Contact Warren Wagner through the church office if you are interested.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please meet with Bryan King Saturdays at 10:00 am at the church