THE MINISTRIES OF EMMANUEL
Christian Education & Sunday School
Emmanuel offers Christian Education & Sunday School programs for children and adults. Bible studies and various topics of interest are offered from 9:30-10:30 each Sunday. NURSERY is available for children age 0-2 during both Sunday School and the morning service. Classes are provided for: (1) Age 3 through 1st grade, (2) grades 2 through 5, Junior & Senior High School. Several adult classes and groups are offered each quarter with the following beginning in September:
“12 Women of the Bible” – Video-based series (By Lysa TerKuerst…) – Each of these 12 sessions focuses on one biblical character (Rebekah, Abigail, Hannah, Gomer, Leah, Mary Magdalene and many others). You’ll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing today. Be challenged & encouraged in your life & walk with God through a look at these women of old.
“That the World May Know” – A video-based discussion group that visits various sites in Israel to consider their significance in the Bible stories and our lives. Our current topic, “In the Dust of the Rabbi” focuses on Jesus’ ministry as a 1st-century religious teacher to help us understand how the culture in which Jesus lived & ministered affected His message… & your life!
“Letters to New Testament Believers – Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians” – A survey of these four powerful letters to encourage your life!
A Children’s Church program is offered for kids from Kindergarten through 4th grade. The morning begins with the children in our main service with their parents. Here, they get to experience worship and prayer as part of the church “at-large.” We see this is an important component in their spiritual growth — they can both witness and participate in the spiritual activities of their parents and of the church family to which they belong. This is also the time in our service where we may share what God is doing in our lives (“testimonies”), talk about upcoming activities or events of the church, or perhaps celebrate someone. It’s “family-time” in the presence of our Father! About mid-way through the service, children in this age group are then dismissed to our Children’s Church where the gospel message is taught in “kid-friendly” language and object lessons. It is their “special time” to learn about God’s truths, ask questions, and talk about the lesson with their teachers and other kids.
Psalm 66:1,2 – “Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to Him glorious praise!”
Emmanuel has several opportunities for using your musical gifts to minister to both God and to others:
Praise Team – Emmanuel’s Praise Team helps set the atmosphere for our worship through song and music. This team of gifted musicians and vocalists ministers to God by leading the congregation into genuine praise and worship which honors God and prepares hearts and minds for the Holy Spirit’s transforming work.
Choir – Once a month and at both Christmas and Easter, our choir brings a special level of artistry and beauty to our worship service. Their voices harmonizing together remind us that we are part of a community of people from all nations who worship God with one heart, in spirit and in truth.
Piano & Organ – Emmanuel includes piano and our historic pipe organ as part of special services and as focus music.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Prayer Team – Prayer Teams gather each Sunday before our service to seek God on behalf of His work and the needs of others. Teams alternate week-to-week as they intercede for needs of the community, church members and their family and friends, ministries of the church, and our nation.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry – The Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Emmanuel is a network of people who intercede before God for the needs of others. The prayer ministry responds to requests for prayer coming to the church through telephone calls, email, or other means. Please contact the church office if YOU have need for prayer!
Dart-Baseball League – Emmanuel is one of 12 churches participating in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. The sole purpose of the league is to promote and advance Christian fellowship and friendly competition through games of dart baseball, among churches of all denominations, by players of all ages. Games are held at the various churches within the league at 7:30 pm. Check out our calendar on our “What’s Happening at Emmanuel” page or the League website for game locations…
More information on the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League…
Click here for the 2015-16 schedule…
Click here to read the article about the 2014-15 season and Emmanuel’s trophy as one of the top 6 teams! Click here to see the article!