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A Word from Wade
Dear Church Family,
You will receive a letter in the mail with information this week about the Brian and Kara Bailey family. The Lead Pastor Worship Committee (Jerry Koehn, Kim Olson, David Stone, Rachelle Burleson, Anna Sue Luckinbill, Lisa Wright and myself) enthusiastically and unanimously recommend Brian as our Lead Worship Pastor.
We are bringing Brian to Emmanuel this week in view-of-a-call. He and Kara will be working with our choir on Wednesday night, touring Emmanuel, ECS and Enid on Thursday and Friday, meeting with our Personnel Committee on Friday night with the Worship Pastor Search team, and rehearsing with our REFUGE band on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon we will have an all-church reception for Brian and Kara in the HUB at 2:00 p.m., and then next Sunday, in all three worship services, you will have the opportunity to hear from Brian and Kara and vote to bring them as the Lead Worship Pastor to Emmanuel. These are exciting days for our church.
Hope to see you next Sunday!
What a beautiful Easter morning we had,
worshipping the risen King together!
Our worship ministries were overwhelmed by the churches response during the services. There are few things greater than singing praises together as the body of Christ!
We would like to share a little of what goes on behind the scenes in the planning process of this ministry. We have many dedicated volunteers that offer their hearts and gifts to the Lord each week. We try to rotate all volunteers to not only keep from "burn out", but also to give everyone the opportunity to serve with music. Here are our most recent needs:
- The Bridge service - Drummer
- The Bridge service - Choir Voices
- Refuge service - Keys
- Refuge service - Pad (synth)
- Refuge service - Male Vocals
All praises to the King!
Next Sunday, May 7th, we will be honoring our graduating high school seniors in three ways. Some will have a table in the HUB where they will share about their activities the last four years. During the Bridge and Refuge services, we will acknowledge the seniors and pray for them. During the 10 am Community Group hour, all students will meet in the Worship Center for community group. At this time we will recognize each senior and share a challenge with them. Friends and family are invited to join us in the worship center at 10 am.
It’s not too late to sign up for Falls Creek 2017. Our week this year is June 5 -10. Cost is $200. Registration packets are available in the lobby, the church office, and the Connect Space. We are also still in need of scholarships for our students.
Call Tracy at 580-237-0602 if you have questions!
Perhaps you feel like you are wandering this world with no shepherd; no one to guide you or invest in you. Please know that Jesus Himself wants to be your Shepherd. And not just any Shepherd --- a GOOD Shepherd. A Shepherd who proved His love by laying down His life for His Sheep, who wants to know you and be known, and wants to guide you through this life to eternity to live with and enjoy the presence of God.
In John 14:6 Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
- "Finding I Am" by Lysa Terkuerst.
Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go. Keep her, for she is your life. Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil.
- Proverbs 4:13-14
Men, you can tell a lot about which direction your life is heading by the people you have chosen to spend your time with and share your ideas. We need to invest in ourselves by spending time with people who are dedicated to growth and values that are positive examples of how to live. Invest yourself into positive people. Learn to ask great questions to get great answers.
If you look through the Gospels, you find that Jesus’ whole life up to his death was centered around humility. This month, we’ll look at several of these moments throughout the Gospels, starting with a special meal Jesus and His friends ate together. The crowds in Jerusalem wanted to make Jesus king, but instead of shopping for a crown, Jesus showed what a real leader looks like. We don't want to stop the celebration of his resurrection.
This whole month is going to plant seeds in your child's heart they will not forget for a lifetime. We even have great ideas for next year! Remember what our savior did and how he was king, it doesn’t involve a thrown or a beautiful robe or a golden crown....BUT a CROSS, his blood, and his life!!!! It is so important in this day and age to instill in our children this character of serving is better than being served. We enjoy our small group times with the kids to really dig deep into these discussions and grow together! Even though the world may go on we will keep on celebrating the Gospel of our Jesus Christ! He LIVES so we can too!!!
Note: Summer is around the corner and we will be sending out information on some exciting activities to come! We want you to be involved and plugged in these activities, so don't miss out!
- Amy Fournier (Children's Pastor)
Life out of Death!
In the Book of Genesis Abraham and Sarah were unable to have children. They were too old. Yet, God brought life out of death. The entire Bible is a picture of God bringing life out of death. Believers are born spiritually dead, but we serve a God who has brought our hearts to life. He has done for us what we could never do for ourselves!
Thanks for your interest in Emmanuel Missions. We are excited about what God is doing through our church to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth!
1st Impression Ministry
I want to thank the men and woman that are part of the 1st Impression Ministry of Emmanuel Enid. Every Sunday you come early to get golf carts out, get things ready for the services and are ready to serve and help.
Each service you greet people as they enter the building with a smile and a handshake. You hand them a card and greet them as they enter the Worship Center. You are there to help them find their families or a seat in the service.
What an important part you have at Emmanuel Enid and for the Kingdom.
THANK YOU for your heart, love, and service!! Thank you for your ministry to the people of Emmanuel Enid. Great job!!
John 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Senior Adult Ministry
Senior Adult Trip
Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks
Friday, May 26th
Meet at the church at 12:15.
Arrive back in Enid about 9:00.
Cost is $14.00 for aquarium admission.
Supper at Outback Steakhouse on your own.
We will be taking our two 15-passenger vans. Transportation free. On the round trip to Jenks we will stop at the Service Center on Highway 412.
Sign up in the church office.
Please pay $14 aquarium ticket in advance.
There will only be room for 30 people, so sign up early.
Production isn’t as scary as you think.
Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity of training multiple volunteers on the video side of our Production Team. I have noticed one underlying factor between them all, little to no prior experience. Most of the people on our video team, including myself, have not been formally trained within the field of live video production. However, I personally believe that what we produce weekly is of high quality and excellence because of the hearts of those serving.
Our Production Team here at Emmanuel Enid is full of people with servant hearts and a desire to see the name of Jesus spread across the world. These qualities cannot be taught or learned, they are present because of who Christ is to us. I believe anyone can be shown how to run equipment but the stature of a person’s heart is only molded by Christ himself.
I hope to see you soon.
We all have something to work through!
Celebrate Recovery (CR) provides a meaningful way for people to come together and share in their struggles with "hurts, habits, and hang-ups." CR meets on Sunday evenings beginning at 5:15 for an optional fellowship meal time followed by a large group time of worship, teaching, and sharing at 6:00. After the large group worship, we separate into “Open Share Groups” which are gender and issue specific support groups, and a “Newcomers Group” for individuals who are new to CR to help them understand how the program works.
Come and let us celebrate recovery together!
Emmanuel Christian School
Greetings Emmanuel Enid,
Emmanuel Christian School will be holding our Spring Celebration on April 27, 2017. As we celebrate the completion of another successful school year we would like to invite church members to our Spring Celebration. Without your continued financial support of this ministry, Christian education would not be possible for many of our school families.
The program will begin at 6:30 pm and will be an evening full of fellowship with our school families. Most importantly though, the Spring Celebration will be a time for the ECS students to lift up the name of Jesus as they sing praises to our God.
We hope to see you there!