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Advent at Emmanuel

Week 1 This past Sunday evening, as part of the first week of Advent we took time during our evening service to watch John Piper’s reading of his poem, The Innkeeper. Through this imaginative poem, John Piper shares a tale of what might have been – the story of an innkeeper whose life was forever altered by the arrival of the Son…

Come Ye Sinners

For November, our song of the month is an old hymn updated with a new tune and some fresh lyrics. This 1700s hymn was given a new tune  and a few new lyrics in 2012 by Alex Crain.  The recording below is from the first public recording at Ocean City Baptist Church at their annual Bible…

Weekend Preview-November 29, 2015

Worship Guide  Welcome & Invitation to Worship Scripture Reading: “Joyful Worship”—Responsive Reading #17 Call to Worship: “Come Ye Sinners” Gospel Reflection: “Wonderful Merciful Savior” Announcements & Worship in Giving: “All Ears”—E-Kids Hymn of Thanksgiving: “My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness” (Children Dismissed to E-Kids) Message: “Convenient Worship”  Text: John 2:13-22 Response & Invitation: Closing & Benediction This Week At…

Meet the Need at ECS

Dear Emmanuel Family, Over the years, you and many other families in our area have benefited from the ministry of Emmanuel Christian School. When I assumed the pastorate at EBC last October, I knew that the revitalization of Emmanuel (both church and school) would be a long and arduous task. Recently, however, details of the…

Weekend Preview-November 22, 2015

Worship Guide  Welcome & Invitation to Worship Scripture Reading: “Thanksgiving”–Responsive Reading #16 Call to Worship: “Come Ye Sinners” Gospel Reflection: “Jesus Thank You” Announcements & Worship in Giving: “Harvest Hymn”—Ladies Group Hymn of Thanksgiving: “We Gather Together”—Hymn #40 (Children Dismissed to E-Kids–Grades 2nd-6th remaining upstairs this Sunday) Message: “Jesus’ First Sign”  Text: John 2:1-12 Response & Invitation: Closing &…

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Equip U: November Resources

Periodically we like to recommend some helpful links to our church family. Some are are related to the “what’s” (practical church functions) and others are related to the “why’s” (Biblical philosophy). Just because something is listed is not necessarily an endorsement of that entire ministry. Why some churches are stuck in the 80’s. Yes, you…

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Weekend Preview – November 15, 2015

Worship Guide  Welcome & Invitation to Worship Scripture Reading: Psalm 34 Call to Worship: “Come Ye Sinners” Adoration: “How Great is Our God” Announcements & Worship in Giving: “My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness” —Worship Team Gospel Reflection: “Redeemed”–Hymn #348 (Children Dismissed to E-Kids) Message: “Following Jesus”  Text: John 1:35-45 Response & Invitation: Closing & Benediction  …

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day from Emmanuel! We thank God for each of those who have served in the United States armed forces and count it a privilege to serve the part of Jesus’ Church in this great country. Romans 13:3-7 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do…

Be a Bringer!

We are now a few weeks into our study on the Gospel of John. Series like this are great times to bring someone you have been developing redemptive relationships with to attend a service with you. Each week through this series is going to be saturated with the Gospel. I want to encourage each of you to “be a bringer!” Bring someone…

Our Vision For Discipleship

A few weeks ago we took one Sunday morning and shared some vision related things for our church family. Most of this content will be given in new member orientations, but it also good for the entire body to be reminded of what our goals are. Some have requested to see the core slides from…