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A Word from Wade
Dear Church Family,
Today is Nicole Sallee's last Sunday on our worship staff at Emmanuel. Nicole has done an amazing job as our interim worship leader, and we are thrilled that she will continue to serve as a volunteer in our music ministry at Emmanuel. Nicole has accepted the full-time music teacher's position at Prairie View Elementary, a wonderful school under the direction of our own Clark Koepping. Those of us who've had the privilege of working with Nicole know that the students, parents, and teachers at Prairie View are in for a treat! Thanks, Nicole, for a job well done here at Emmanuel!
Nicole's husband, Brian Sallee, is our new Director of Communications, and he is also stepping into the role of Production Director as well. Zac and Amanda Lohrenz are moving to OKC where Amanda will be teaching at Deer Creek and Zac will be working in Information Technology. In the next couple of weeks, we will recognize Zac during all three of our morning services for his four years of service to Emmanuel. If you see either Zac or Nicole in the coming days, please let them know how much you appreciate them and their service to our church.
Two new series - When Relationships Crumble and Why the Cross? - are set to begin August 6 and August 16 respectively. For more information on these Sunday morning and Wednesday night Bible series, check out our website at www.emmanuelenid.org.
Today marks a bittersweet, yet exciting day. Nicole Sallee’s last day on our ministry staff is today, July 30th. The leadership of Michael Juliano & her during the interim period before Kara and I came was invaluable to our church. Her wisdom & insight into the music and worship ministries of Emmanuel have been a great help to me as I have begun my ministry here. While I am sad to lose her as a part of our ministry staff, I’m excited she will continue to serve as a lead worshiper in our worship ministry, and I am thrilled for the students & faculty of Prairie View Elementary School. Congratulations to Prairie View as you’ve got a superbly talented musician & a great teacher coming your way!
This Sunday is the final Sunday of the month of July and is the last day our display table will be set up in the lobby for our music & worship ministry. If you are interested in being a part of our team, stop by the table today before or after any of the services and visit with one of our volunteers. We’d love to have you!
Thank you for your prayers for our students and leaders working at Mission Enid. We are partnering with Forgotten Ministries to do different mission work around the city of Enid from Vacation Bible School to sharing our faith with strangers to cleaning projects. It is a highlight for me as the student pastor to see our students finish their summer serving Christ and His people. God is good!
We just completed our Summer Bible Study, "Proven, Where Christ's Abundance Meets our Great Need" by Jennie Allen. This was a great study on the Gospel of John. I have loved getting to know the ladies better this summer.
Be watching for updates soon on our new Fall Bible Studies starting the end of August!
The children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses.
- Numbers 2:34
Moses methodically arranged the tribal camps in the wilderness. Give time for planning and organizing. Determine your primary purpose daily. Know where you are and where you are going. Write and clarify your goals. Communicate your goals with your family. Identify possible obstacles. Then the hard part, evaluate your results and YOUR motives. Great leaders are unafraid of self-evaluation.
As our monthly topic comes to an end in July, our ministry has been focusing on our uniqueness. We are given different talents to use to enhance the Kingdom. We are all gifted differently, but the same God has given each of us those gifts. We may each serve in different ways, but we are united as one body. We are given the Spirit that is for the good of all.
Each child is unique and is learning how to distribute the goodness given to them by God as it is described to us in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Emmanuel Enid Family,
The Gospel leads non-believers to Christ and the believer deeper in his or her love for Christ. We see the beauty, perfection, and glory of God which leads our hearts to brokenness and repentance. The Gospel says we can never measure up, but Christ has come to measure up for us.
At the heart of missions here at Emmanuel Enid, we long to introduce people to the Good News of Jesus Christ. We do so here locally in Enid, across the United States, and even around the world. Please be in prayer for our mission teams and how you might get involved in sharing the Good News with those around you!
Singles at Emmanuel
Convergence @ 10 am - B-303 - led by Derrick Bentz
Men’s Study @ 7 pm - A106 - led by David Astley
Sunday Night Life
SNL will begin Sunday, September 10th at 6 pm.
We will meet at Justin Parrish’s house. More details will be available in late August. We will begin regular Sunday night meetings on September 17th at 6 pm at Emmanuel.
Your Production Director of the past four years, Zac Lohrenz, is moving to OKC with his wife, Amanda. Zac will be working in Information Technology, and Amanda will be teaching at Deer Creek. He has done a great job here and has always pushed us to excellence! If you see him, be sure to thank him for everything he has done, and wish him good luck in his new endeavors.
Moving forward, I will be absorbing the responsibilities of the Production Director. I am very excited about the opportunities this opens, and I'm looking forward to serving Emmanuel in new ways!
The Production Ministry is a team effort, and we are in need of team players! If you have ever been interested in production here at Emmanuel, we would love to have you join our team. No previous knowledge or experience is required. We can teach you everything you need to know.
Positions that need to be filled every week:
Sound, Lighting, Camera Operators, Camera Switcher, and Graphics.
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
The stated mission of Emmanuel Christian School is to prepare students for life by teaching a biblical worldview which emphasizes character development and academic excellence to the glory of God. Creating a well thought out, prayerfully considered, one sentence mission statement for children is extremely powerful. By doing so, a biblical mission statement helps provide clarity and direction during the difficult times your child will experience in this life. A mission statement for your child might include such biblical imagery as arrows in the hand of a mighty man, a virtuous woman, or a devoted follower of Christ.
At times the hustle and bustle of life makes it easy to lose sight of our ultimate goal of Biblical parenting. That goal is that your child might come to know Christ. That they would experience a life that would glorify God and would enjoy Him forever. This week would be a great time to intentionally communicate with your child your mission as a parent and your hope for the rest of their life.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the students, faculty, and staff of Emmanuel Christian School as we prepare students for life during the 2017-2018 school year.
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!