Immanuel United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


Keeping it Together

Immanuel, as we enter the fall season is seems like there is so much work to be done, yet we there is not enough resources. I have been so busy I am not sure I had any time to enjoy the summer. Now it is September and we are in the final stages of planning for all of our fall and advent activities, in the midst of a major challenge -  limited resources. In the next few weeks, I will explore in detail, the resources that are needed for God ministry. However, just like in our personal lives, we must keep it together no matter what resources are available.

I would like thank to everyone that worked so hard for Gratiot Cruise, Vacation Bible School, MCREST and IUMC Jams concerts. Your commitment to go beyond the call of duty was a true inspiration.

Our fall programming will kick off with a group of young adults from Northwestern staying with us for the week of September 3 –9. In addition, we will have a Spaghetti /Sundae fellowship dinner on September 10. What a great way to kick off the fall activities. Also, we will welcome the return of Women in God Service (WINGS), Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and our Velocity youth fellowship program. Furthermore, planning is underway for Raise the Praise, Immanuel Market Place, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Sunday, Stewardship Campaign, and Charge Conference. Many of you may be asked to help in one way or another, with these ministry opportunities. I know you asking how are we going to accomplish all that God has planned for his ministry with limited resources. First

of all, we must keep it together, knowing this is God’s plan for our Christian Family and the Lord will provide the needed resources to continue to love and care for our community. There is excitement and some anxiety, about this coming fall and what will be doing to grow God’s ministry hear at Immanuel. Let us rejoice in the excitement and as for the anxiety!

I will leave that to the word of God from Philippians 4:13.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

 

 Amen!

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

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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