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A Word from Wade
Dear Church Family,
Celebrate Recovery has moved to THURSDAY nights (6:00 pm) at Emmanuel, and the number of people coming continues to grow. This is THE place to be mid-week if you are struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up (and who among us isn’t?) and desire to take some positive steps to find healing.
Sunday Nights at Emmanuel are not packed with activities this fall – most of our activities are throughout the week. SO, if you are looking for a GREAT way to spend Sunday evening, let me encourage you to attend Liberty Southern Baptist Church here in Enid. The pastor is a former member of Emmanuel, Dr. Matt Miles, and he does a great job with Bible study, and I would encourage you to go and be a part of Liberty Southern and support Matt and our brothers and sisters at Liberty Southern however the Lord impresses you. I think you will be blessed, and you will be a blessing to them. You can find more information about Liberty Southern on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Liberty-Southern-Baptist-Church-120900761254899/
We had a great start to our Fall Wednesday night activities last Wednesday night (August 16, 2017) and hope you can join us this Wednesday night for Children’s Awanas, a host of adult Bible studies including my series on the Atonement, choir practice and all kinds of special youth activities. Dinner begins at 5:00 pm with all activities following at 6:00 or 6:30 pm.
Next Sunday, August 27, 2017, is our church’s 56th anniversary. As the Lord has prospered you, consider helping us reach our goal of $75,000 for the World Missions Offering. $10,000 of those dollars will go to pay for the food we are packing to send to Niger. The other funds will go to our direct mission fields around the world (Poland, Guatemala, Lottie Moon, etc…). Our 10:00 am hour for food packing is filled, so if you can help us pack the food, sign up today for the 11:00 am hour.
Yohanes and Yenni Arwakon just received approval from Homeland Security for their R-1 Visa. Yohanes is now approved by our government to serve as Pastor of Community Development for Pacific Islanders in Garfield County. Our goal as a church is to provide our Marshallese, Chuukese, Philippinos, and other Pacific Islanders in our county with medical, financial and life planning as they seek to assimilate into American culture. Garfield County is right behind Portland and Springdale, Arkansas with the highest percentage Pacific Islander population in the U.S.A. Our church is once again taking the initiative to help our community face a problem head on. We believe the pastoral work among the Pacific Islanders by Yohanes will help our community in very tangible ways. We anticipate starting free clinics to relieve the burden on the Emergency Rooms at our local hospitals, provide financial counseling and home support to help Pacific Islanders plan for the future, and most importantly, do what we can to introduce our friends from the Pacific to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Do your part to get to know the Arwakons!
Praise the Lord!
"Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!"
- Psalm 150:3-6 (ESV)
I love this description of praise found in Psalm 150! When we come together to praise the Lord corporately, God desires (and so do we!) that we praise Him passionately. As a worship ministry, we desire to use multiple styles and instruments to praise Him in our times of worship. One of the outlets that our church utilizes to praise Him is our orchestra. Our orchestra held an informational meeting this past Wednesday to give me a chance to meet them and get to know them. We will begin rehearsals next Wednesday night for preparing to lead in worship. Come join us! We'd love to have you!
This Sunday, August 20th at 1:00 pm in the Connect Space, is our parent meeting. We will discuss the schedule, go over our vision, show how you can help us, and answer any questions. Please make time to come if you can. Lunch will be provided, and we'll be done within an hour.
I hope to see you there!
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer with family and friends! I had a great summer, but I'm ready to get back to our Bible Studies with our ladies.
Here's our new Fall schedule:
Starting Sunday, August 27th, at 5:30 pm, "Daniel" by Beth Moore will be led by Linda Phelps, and will meet in the Library.
Starting Monday, August 28th, at 6:30 pm, "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore will be led by Lisa Shriner & Tammy Bickerstaff.
Starting Wednesday, August 30th, at 9:00 am, "Daniel" by Beth Moore will be led by Marisa Sauls, and will meet in the HUB.
Choose a time that works best for you, and come join us for fellowship and the study of God's Word!
A Leader can delegate anything except responsibility. Men we are called by God to model behavior, teach, and make wise decisions for our families. NOT selfish decisions, but selfless decisions. That is not a responsibility we should take lightly. Seek wise men for advice and examples. Give your family hope in the Lord, and they will follow.
Our Kid Connect Sunday morning small groups are being taught to understand the importance of respectfulness. Respect is not just about obedience, it is about the attitude we choose. We want to encourage you, as parents, to talk to your kids this week and remind them respect is about showing others by what you say and do, they are important.
AWANA is on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. It is an exciting curriculum designed to help your child learn and memorize God's Word, no matter their learning style. AWANA is a great way for you to get involved in children's ministry. YOU are needed! Please consider serving this year. A few areas you might be interested in are bus ministry transportation rotation, verse listening, problem-solving, and any other talent you would like to share in the classrooms. I want to encourage you to join us in developing a generation of Christ-followers.
Emmanuel Enid Family,
We are excited about the Niger Meal Packing Event taking place this morning in our multi-purpose facility at 10:00 and 11:00. We are packing 100,000 meals which will feed over 600,000 people in Niger. I want to give special thanks to Monte Stewart with Stamp out Starvation. He has done an amazing job making sure that our packing event here at Emmanuel is a success. Our church looks forward to seeing the impact that this ministry has on people for years to come. Thanks again for your prayers, your giving, and your servant hearts!
DivorceCare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce and separation, will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 at Emmanuel Enid beginning September 11th. Child care is available.
DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “New Relationships,” “Kid Care” and “Forgiveness.”
Meetings will be held here at Emmanuel Enid in room A105.
For more information, call Kevin Choate at (580) 237-0602.
The Devil is in the Details!
This German proverb has a slightly different meaning for Christians. For us, it means that the devil wants us to overlook the small details and make us think they aren't important.
The truth is that the details are everything! Whether it's in your job, a project you're working on, or in your relationships, the details are often the most significant and important part. "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." - Colossians 3:23. (This includes the details.)
Senior Adult Ministry
Senior Adult Trip
Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks
On a Friday in September (TBD)
Meet at the church at 12:15 p.m.
Arrive back in Enid about 9:30 p.m.
Cost is $14.00 for aquarium admission.
Supper at Outback Steakhouse on your own.
We will be taking our two 15-passenger vans. Transportation will be free. On the round trip to Jenks we will stop at the Service Center on Highway 412.
Sign up in the church office.
You will pay for your aquarium ticket at their ticket office, and we have a record of all who have previously paid.
Fall BRANSON Trip 2017
Friday-Sunday, November 17-19
Brochures are available in the lobby and in the literature rack at the HUB entrance.
Comfortable charter bus service.
Staying at the beautiful Savannah House.
Great entertainment, shopping, good eats and superb Ozark autumn scenery.
Pick up a brochure to get all the details!
Emmanuel Christian School
I would just like to thank all the parents that helped make the recent ECS open house such a fun event. Also a great big thank you goes out to the PTF for providing the meal for the new family fellowship.
On Wednesday, students in Kindergarten through 5th grade began the 2017-2018 school year. Next Monday, our PreK-3 and PreK-4 students will have an opportunity to meet some new friends at their “Hello Party” with classes beginning the following day.
It has been a great beginning to the Emmanuel ministry that is ECS. Your continued prayers for this ministry are deeply appreciated.
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 Thursday 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!