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Weekend Preview-January 29, 2017

Worship Guide January 29, 2017

Preservice Song: “Victory In the Lamb”

Welcome & Invitation to Worship: Pastor Jayson

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 10:12-13

Call to Worship: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”—Hymn #26

Adoration:  “All I Have Is Christ”—Hymn #389

Worship in Giving: “Speak, O Lord”—Hymn #368

Gospel Reflection: “In Christ Alone”—Hymn #177

(Children Pre-K-6th Grade Dismissed to E-Kids)

Message: “He Drank It For Me” Text: Matthew 26:39

Response & Invitation

Lord’s Table: “Communion Hymn”—Hymn #343

Closing & Benediction

This Week at Emmanuel


9 AM—Worship Team Practice

9:30 AM—Children’s Sunday School & Adult Discipleship

10:30 AM—Morning Worship

6 PM—Redemptive Relationships


9 AM—Women’s Bible Study (Upper Room)

6 PM—Men’s Ensemble Practice

6:30 PM—Midweek Refresh (Fellowship Hall)

Upcoming Events

“Souper” Bowl of Chili Cook-off & Football Sunday: Next Sunday after the morning service! A sign-up sheet is available on the bulletin board for chili contest entries as well as other soups and sides. We need several more desserts and condiments to go along with the chili so be sure to sign up and bring enough to share with our guests!

We need several more desserts and condiments to go along with the chili so be sure to sign up and bring enough to share with our guests!

Pastor Bruce McBride: Speaking on February 19.

Ladies Night Out & End of Titus 2 Bible Study—Meet at Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg on Thursday, March 9 from 7-9 PM for our last meeting for this study!

All ladies (even those who weren’t able to make the morning study) are invited to come!

Freedom Fellowship Conference: April 8-9 hosted at Emmanuel.


Date Night/Kids Night Out: Saturday, February 18 from 5-9 PM—ECS fundraiser for Fine Arts competition costs.

Drop your kids off—$5 per kid per hour includes dinner, movie, snacks and games)!  Register by February 16—late registration $6 per hour.

See school office door for more info & registration forms.

Other Info

Prayer Requests may be submitted the following ways:

¨ The online “prayer request form” on the church website

¨ Via phone (304) 622-3584 or email([email protected])

Online Giving: Secure online giving is a way for you to prioritize your giving no matter what your schedule or financial processes.

Text to Give: Just text 304-406-7467 to set up giving by text message!

“Experiencing Supernatural Joy”

Coram Deo

Ask God for supernatural joy to flood your life.

In John’s Gospel, Jesus expounded His declaration that He is the vine and we are the branches: “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).

This text indicates that the joy of the Christian is not the natural joy of human life. It is a supernatural joy insofar as it has a supernatural source. It is the work of Christ within us. Though Jesus spoke of His joy being in us, it is still our joy once it is in us. He is its source and its power, but it is still our joy.

Jesus also spoke of the end or purpose of His joy remaining in us, namely, that our joy may be full. The term full speaks of a degree, in this case an ultimate degree. There is no more joy than full joy. Yet we can experience partial joy or less than full joy, not because there are fluctuations in Jesus’ joy, but because there are fluctuations in the degree of our abiding in Christ.

We cannot fall out of Christ, but in the process of sanctification we experience greater and/or lesser degrees of clinging closely to Him. Here our wills are important in that we are called to abide in Christ.

Passages for Further Study

John 15:11
Isaiah 61:13
Isaiah 61:7