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Church Blog (Page 11)

Church Blog (Page 11)

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Gathering Grain

Gathering Grain Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Read Mark 2:23-28. One Sabbath He was going through the grain fields, and as they made their way, His disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” (Mark 2:23-24) “I feel like I’m being nibbled to death by ducks.” Have you ever heard anybody say that? It’s a good description of…
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Excelling In Generosity

Excelling In Generosity An Encouragement From Immanuel’s Stewardship Board I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:8-9). Without commands or even arm-twisting, St. Paul encourages, even challenges, the Church in Corinth…
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Better Than A Pool

Better Than A Pool Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Read John 5:1-17. One man was there who had been an invalid for 38 years…. He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:5, 6b) Jesus came to the pool of Bethesda, where there were crowds of sick people lying by the pool. Legend said an angel came down and stirred the pool’s water once in a while. The people believed that the first…
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A Hole In The Roof

A Hole In The Roof Daily Devotion for Lent | Monday, February 19, 2018 Read Mark 2:1-12. And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…
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Respect For The Scripture?

Respect For The Scripture? Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, February 18, 2018   Read Luke 4:16-30. And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as was His custom, He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and He stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place … And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been…
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What’s In The Jar?

WHAT’S IN THE JAR? Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, February 17, 2018 Read John 2:1-11. Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. (John 2:6) There were several stone water jars in the house at Cana, meant to be used for washing. These were good-sized jars. They were probably nearly waist high. Filling them up with water would take some time. But once they were filled, the…
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Nets Or Hooks?

NETS OR HOOKS? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, February 16, 2018 Read Mark 1:16-20. Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” (Mark 1:16-17) When I was a child, we would often camp at Kern River in the Sierras and go trout fishing. My family had…
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Stones Or Bread?

STONES OR BREAD? Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, February 15, 2018 Read Matthew 4:1-4. And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” (Matthew 4:3) I suppose the stones by Jesus’ feet looked a little like loaves of bread. To someone who had gone hungry for over a month, they probably really looked like bread. But they weren’t. Nobody wants a mouthful of rocks. And…
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For The Sunday We Missed

Church Bulletin News For the week of February 11, 2018 | The Transfiguration of Our Lord Announcements Financial Statements End of the year statements of giving are available for you to pick up in the narthex. If you have any questions about your statement please contact Laurie Behm at 781-6099 or Kimberly in the church office at 624-0333. Be a “Clicker”! We need more people to “click slides” on our power point projector at both services! It’s easy and Mike…

No Sunday Services

Sunday Activities Canceled Immanuel’s Sunday Worship Services, Sunday School, afternoon Bible Institute and all related activities have been CANCELED for Sunday, February 11, 2018. No Sunday Services. A Winter Weather Advisory, along with slick streets, sidewalks and parking lot have caused us to cancel for safety reasons. Despite the best efforts of road crews and salting of sidewalks, the way to and from Immanuel are a literal “sheet of ice” and are expected to remain that way throughout Sunday morning.…
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No POWERwalk Tonight

Evening Service Canceled POWERwalk, Immanuel’s Service of Prayer, Praise and Preaching has been canceled for Saturday evening, February 10, 2018 at 6:00pm. A Winter Weather Advisory, along with slick streets, sidewalks and parking lot have caused us to cancel for safety reasons. We are currently working to salt the sidewalks in anticipation of more freezing precipitation throughout the day and evening, leading into Sunday morning. We hope to be open for worship on Sunday. In the unlikely event that we…
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Words To Humble And Strengthen You

From the Desk of Pastor Mech These words will humble and strengthen you as we approach Lent. Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations… A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. -Isaiah 42 And now the Lord says‚ … “It is too small a thing for you to be…