Please pray for the Will family. Pauline passed away. Her funeral will be held on July 2, 2020 at 2:00. Memorials to Immanuel Church.
Church is on! Last week went well and this week will even be better! Bring your mask, wash your hand, socially-distance and be prepared to praise the Lord!
If you are unable to attend, the sermon is online by Sunday, afternoon. (ImmanuelchurchofLincoln.org)
Are you preparing to worship together again? Some reminders~
Sunday School will begin again July 12!
Food for thought ~ Are you scared about getting out whether it be to the grocery store or to church? I am! This is normal.
God created us to be social creatures. God knew Adam needed Eve. When the Quarantine started, we did not like the isolation, but we grew to accept it and stayed home. We felt safe.
Now, after MANY weeks of no formal church gathering, I believe we are all a little scared to get out again. This too, is normal. However, I think it's time to "get back on the horse" and not let fear make your decisions. This means using common sense and wearing a mask when necessary, washing your hands frequently, not going out if you are not feeling well and social distancing.
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, of love and of a strong mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you and help you... (Isaiah 41:10)
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? (Luke 12:25)
This week & this month ~
Our Sympathies and prayers to the Will family in the passing of their mother, grandmother and matriarch, Pauline. For as long as I can remember, Pauline was always there to help and support Immanuel Church. Whether it be GLL, Tuesday morning's Ladies Bible Study/Lamb's Club or Sunday worship, you could count on Pauline. Details will be forthcoming about memorial service plans.
Please pray for the Burback Family. Eddie passed away Friday night June 6th. The funeral was held Thursday, June 11, 10:00am at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home (4040 A St.)
May 13, 2020
To the Saints of Immanuel Church
From the Immanuel Church Board of Elders
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
It is in the precious name of Jesus that we greet each of you. It was Sunday, March 15 that we were
blessed to worship together at Immanuel. Since that time we have continued to meet in worship through
the Immanuel website, the encouraging daily Immanuel emails and staying informed of how we can best
pray for one another. Our thanks to Christy Funcke, Joyce Halvorsen and Nancy Loos for their continual ministry of informing, encouraging and keeping us connected.
As we have watched the news, we pray and have empathy for those who are suffering – physically,
mentally, financially and emotionally. The Lord is able to meet each need and through this crisis, bring
people to a personal understanding of their need for salvation in Jesus Christ. Please pray for the spiritual
needs of our nation and for those providing care, protecting us and leading our city, state and nation.
Now it is our experience, first hand, to see the exponential spread of the virus. According to the Lincoln/Lancaster statistics on April 25 we had 126 reported cases of Covid-19. On May 2 – 299 reported
cases; and on May 9 – 606 reported cases. In our current week, ending May 16, the numbers of reported cases continue to be in double digits.
The specific cause of how the virus is spreading in our city/county is unknown. Of the reported cases,
89% are either community spread or coming from an unknown source.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
We want to begin meeting together physically as soon as we believe it is safe. Therefore the Board of
Elders is informing the Immanuel saints that Immanuel Church, Lord willing, will meet together
for public worship on Sunday, June 14. We will continue to evaluate, pray and trust in the Lord.
He is the One Who gives us our strength.
Please exercise restraint in the next 30 days. Businesses are opening and people are wanting to enjoy life.
To some the threat is over. However, reality may be the opposite. Being a good steward of the health God
has entrusted to you honors God. Please watch this video of a recent Bryan Hospital press conference:
Thank you for listening to the ministry of Immanuel Church on our website. Please continue to allow the
Word of God to dwell in you richly, pray for others and love the Lord with everything you have.
We look forward to worshiping together on June 14. “All things work together for the good of God’s people, and we know that our God will continue to supply our needs, according to the riches we have in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Pete on behalf of the Immanuel Church Board of Elders