This Sunday we will continue our new sermon series, “God’s Rx for Everyday Life,” a look at some of the subjects for everyday living God has laid out for us in the very practical Book of Proverbs. This Sunday we will take a look at Proverbs 19, and consider God’s Rx for friendships. Does God care about our friendships ? Does it matter who we’re friends with ? How does it matter, and why does God care ? And, what is, after all, the purpose of our earthly friendships ? I hope you’ll come for a great time of worship and a message that will be for old and young.
A couple notes for this Sunday :
— The teen group that normally meets with Catherine Mahoney at 9:00 on Sundays will not meet this Sunday, April 26, or the following Sunday, May 3.
— If you are part of the adult 301 class at 9:00, don’t forget to do the reading on pages 13-27, and to fill out your SHAPE Personal Profile for this Sunday. Thank you ! I look forward to being with you at 9:00 !
Visit from Interim Pastor Candidate
An interim pastor candidate, J.J. Miller, will be at Emmanuel May 2-3, and the Elder Board invites you to take advantage of some opportunities we’ve set aside for you to meet and get to know J.J. The schedule for those two days will be as follows :
Saturday, May 2 : J.J. will meet with ministry team leaders at the church from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
If you are a ministry team leader, please make room in your schedule that Saturday to get to know J.J. and hear about his vision for ministry.
Sunday, May 3 : J.J. will be available in the Hebrews Café from 8:30 – 10:00 for an informal meet & greet time with all those who would like to come.
Sunday, May 3 : J.J. will be bring the morning message during worship at 10:15.
Please be in prayer for this important visit and make time in your schedule to interact with J.J. during this visit. It will be an encouragement to him, and it’s important that we take an opportunity to know him better. An interim pastor would lead the church starting in June while we continue to seek a permanent Senior Pastor replacement.
A little background on J.J. Miller :
J.J. comes from Peoria, Illinois, and is currently serving with Interim Pastor Ministry, a ministry of evangelical pastors who are called and trained to lead churches such as ours that are in transition. J.J. has a degree in Preaching & Teaching, and much of his professional career has been spent in university-level teaching, particularly at Illinois Central College and Bradley University where he was an adjunct instructor of Religion & Philosophy. He has written and developed a variety of evangelism and discipleship ministry programs and considers himself a passionate preacher and teacher, and a gifted, compassionate counselor.
The Elder Board has already dialogued with J.J. by telephone, and we hope you will help us welcome J.J. for this candidating visit on May 2-3.
In the meantime, I hope to see you this Sunday for fellowship, praise, worship, inner renewal, and God’s empowering for life !