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A Word from Wade
Dear Church Family,
Our mission statement as a church is simple: We exist to bring the message of grace to a fallen world. Everything we do revolves around this mission, including community, worship, teaching, serving, and missions. The message of grace is found in the Person and work of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. People will experience His love through our love for them. We make tanglible the truth.
The Ford's testimony in our services will highlight the importance of community. We desire that every person who attends one of Emmanuel's worship services to also be involved in community weekly. We call this the ABC's of membership - Attend a worship service, Belong to community, and Commit to give. We had several people respond with a desire to help us on our tech team, and we are very appreciative of those who give of their talents and time to help us take the message of grace to a fallen world.
The message this Sunday is from the gospel of Luke. When we finish our study from Luke, we will have spent four and a half years in this wonderful book, which will surpass the book of Romans. When we finish (Memorial Day 2018), we will make available full outlines in book form of the entire series from Luke. Today we will examine a wonderful parable Jesus told in Luke 19.
Thanks for your prayers for Kara and me as we attended the first annual Getty Music worship conference in Nashville, TN this week. It was an encouraging time of worship, Bible teaching, refreshing, and edification. Kara and I both left tired from the busy schedule of the three days we were there but excited for what the Lord spoke to us while we were in Nashville!
I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday and seeing how God moves in our midst!
"The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly RUN TO HIM and are safe."
- Proverbs 18:10
If you ever see someone running towards something, you know it's urgent. Walking towards something shows less urgency. Maybe this is why the phrase "run to Him" is used in the above scripture. We must make time daily to run to Christ. He is our peace, joy, love, and sustaining power. Run!
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light to my path."
- Psalm 119:105
When we read the Bible and do what it says, it’s like we turn the lights on. We don’t have to stumble around in the dark, hoping we don’t injure ourselves. The Bible is full of principles that guide us toward smarter decisions and a better life.
Emmanuel Enid Family,
Wednesday night has become a very busy evening for our church. We offer ministry opportunities for all ages, ranging from nursery to senior adults. We have an incredible AWANA program with over 150 kids in attendance. Our “412” ministry for middle school and high school students also runs over 100 students each week. Wade teaches an in-depth study that has several hundred in attendance. We offer a Financial Peace class that teaches financial principles and Parenting Again, which encourages grandparents who are raising grandkids. Doug and Peggy provide an incredible meal that is only $5!
Please prayerfully consider getting your family involved on Wednesday nights. It will be a blessing for the entire family!
This new group meets on Mondays at 6 pm in Room A105 and is led by Kynna Smith & Phil Ester.
Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you ever face. You may feel isolated and have lots of questions. DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
For more information, call Kevin Choate at (580) 237-0602.
Sunday Night Life
Singles Ministry on Sunday nights in the Conference Room at 6 pm.
We are in a new study called “I Choose” by Craig Groeschel. We are the result of our decisions. There might be more on the line than you thought when you say, “I choose.” In this 4-part series we’ll cover topics like surrender, urgency, and priorities.
We have a fun & exciting night planned for you on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 pm in the HUB! Our own Marjorie Wright, Abraham's wife, will be our guest speaker. She has a wonderful testimony and is so full of wisdom. I believe you will be very blessed from hearing her speak. I hope you'll mark this date on your calendar and plan to come and bring your friends!
Also, we recently added about 100 new books to our library, so please come by sometime and check it out! We have a wide variety of books, for everyone in the family.
Have a Blessed Week!
I believe people tend to think of leadership only in terms of action. But leadership is not just something you do; it’s something you are. This is why leaders have such a strong magnetism. People are attracted to great leaders just as people are attracted to Jesus. HE is the bar for leadership.
What's Your Mindset?
There is a certain mindset one needs to adopt when working in ministry, and especially in production. You must truly have a servant's heart, and want to see others succeed. It can sometimes be too easy to get caught up in your own world and lose sight of the big picture and how your actions (and inactions) affect others. When you adopt a servant mindset, you quickly realize that others' successes are your successes!
Senior Adult Ministry
Cherokee Strip Baptist Association
Senior Adult Fall Fling
October 13th, 2017
6:00 pm, at FBC Enid
Dinner: Smothered Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, and Dessert.
Cost is $8.00 at the door.
Please call in your reservation to 234-1133 or 234-2512 by October 9th.
Program: Jackson Anderson
Jackson is currently directing our orchestra for The Bridge services. He is a graduate of Chisholm High and SWOSU. Jackson is a talented pianist, singer, songwriter, and composer, and he is currently the Band Director for Garber School District.
Emmanuel Christian School
A People of Prayer
Since 1981, Emmanuel Christian School students have started each day with praise and worship. It is a time to give honor to the God that created us and sent his Son to save us.
Next Wednesday, the students, parents, and teachers of ECS will be joining together with students from across the globe in prayer during the annual See You At The Pole event. This event began in 1990 with only ten students praying at their school. Today there are over two million students in over twenty countries that gather together in prayer.
We would like to invite all our parents, grandparents, and school friends to come and gather with the ECS students as we pray for our school, our community, and our leaders. I hope to see you at the pole next Wednesday!
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!
Our church library is full of Christian books: Christian fiction, books for Christian growth, biographies, Bible studies, books for women or men, devotionals, books on prayer, books for parenting and marriage, audiobooks (CD’s), and DVD’s.
When Couples Pray: The Little-Known Secret to Lifelong Happiness in Marriage by Cheri Fuller. Enrich your marriage in just a few moments each day by rediscovering the power, and privilege, of praying together with your spouse. You may be among those who feel uncomfortable praying together. That’s okay. Or you may find your day too rushed, your schedules too disjointed, to meet together as husband and wife for a few moments of prayer. That’s okay, too. Author Cheri Fuller has been there. She knows the challenges couples face in placing their needs and concerns before the Lord. But she also knows, first hand, the incredible joy and blessings that come from the adventure of praying as a couple. When Couples Pray brings you thirty-one true, inspiring stories about couples learning to pray together-and about how God provided powerful blessings in response. Scripture, motivating quotes, and a meaningful prayer exercise also combine to create an encouraging devotional time. If you’ve been hesitant to pray with your spouse, or if you want to enrich your prayer life together, this is the book you need to gently lead you to a richer, deeper, daily encounter with God.
How We Love Our Kids: The Five Love Styles of Parenting by Milan & Kay Yerkovich. Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only parenting book that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids.
- Identify which of the five love styles you have.
- Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting.
- Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them.
- Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime.
- Learn the seven gifts every child needs.
Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding. How We Love Our Kids show parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love.