Immanuel United Methodist Church
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Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush

 Immanuel Update

Saturday August 15, 2020
Hello Immanuel Family,
An update on what is happening here at Immanuel UMC.
First, my prayers are with all of you, I hope you are staying safe. Thank you so much for tuning in Worship and Prayer Services on Facebook. Our God is so Awesome that even will we are stuck at home we are reaching out to people with the love of Christ through our online witness, prayers, presence, gifts and time. We are furthering our mission to “To Know Jesus and to make Jesus known”.
Tomorrow, Linda Morrell will be giving the message, as I will be on vacation. I will be off all week. IF you need Pastoral services, contact Linda Morrell and she will contact the Pastor covering for me..
Sunday, August 30, at 10:00 a.m. we will have in-person, outdoor, socially distance short worship service and communion. Bring your own chair and bring your own mask.  No Hugging! ☹
Update on the Lower Level:  This past week, we completed the total mitigation of damages.  The whole clean-up part of this job is done!  All structural damage is removed, including all lower cabinets, 30 doors, trim, carpet and tile.  It is safest if we do not go down to the lower level. We are grateful to the team from ServPro, their sub-contractors, and to Butler Adjusting.  We also have to give thanks to God that the insurance covered this huge loss.   This week we will have an idea of the final loss amount, as Scott Morrell has meetings with the adjustor and contractors. 
The next step will be to start the rebuilding process.  This will include a committee meeting regularly, who will also call upon several leaders and different group members to be sure we try to meet the needs of the church for today and for the future.  We have many options and decisions before us.  If you are very interested in this process, and want to serve on the committee, please contact Scott Morrell at 586.872.9638 as soon as possible.  We are anxious to get rebuilding!
Thank you again to our Food Pantry team of Gay Orr, Nancy Cartwright, Jean Fadden and Beth Rance for doing such wonderful work this past Wednesday August 12. We served 25 families.  Through the process with the flood in the basement, we only missed one food pantry distribution—thank you for your faithfulness! 
Items needed for the next Food Pantry distribution:
  • Spaghetti Sauce (canned) 
  • Soup
  • Green Beans
  • Mac & Cheese 
  • Tuna Fish
  • Cereal
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Pork and Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toilet Paper
  • Spagetti O's
 Please continue to send in your prayer requests via the website, Facebook, email or text. I will leave you with this  Luke  8:22-25
22 One day Jesus and his disciples boarded a boat. He said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they set sail.
23 While they were sailing, he fell asleep. Gale-force winds swept down on the lake. The boat was filling up with water and they were in danger.
 24 So they went and woke Jesus, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” But he got up and gave orders to the wind and the violent waves. The storm died down and it was calm.
 25 He said to his disciples, “Where is your faith?”
Filled with awe and wonder, they said to each other, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him!”

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.


Pastor Albert L. Rush

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