Immanuel United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


 Immanuel Update

Saturday May 30, 2020
 
Hello Family,
This email is to update you on what is happening here at Immanuel UMC.
First, how are you all doing?  I want to say to all of you, I am so humbled, honored, and proud to be your Pastor for the past eight years. You have loved me, followed my leadership, and more than anything else we have an extraordinarily strong relationship to one another.  Please understand that what we have here, does not happen often in an appointment system denomination like the UMC. Then when we add the dynamic, that most of you are of different cultural background  than me,  this makes our long-term relationship incredibly unique in the Greater UMC. I love it!!
 
We let the love of Jesus be our guide to all that we do as a church family. Being an example to Paul’s words from Galatians 3:26-29
“You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 Now if you belong to Christ, then indeed you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise”
 
I have continued to work hard to be an advocate for Peace, Protest,  Relationships with Public Safety Officials, and healing in the time of COVID19 and Civil Unrest. If  you have any question or just want to talk about how you are feeling please contact me.
 
I am proud to be a part of  the “All of  Us Together: A  Prayer Vigil for Racial Justice” presented by the Michigan Area Conference of The United Methodist Church. There is a link to the service in the list of weekly events and on our Facebook Page
 
Our next food pantry distribution will be on Wednesday June 10, 2020 from 9 am – 11 am.  If you are able to give donations, the Food Pantry team will be at church Tuesday, June 9, 2020  from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm or you can contact Gay Orr or myself to meet you at the church to collect any food you may have. 
Items needed for the Food Pantry:
  • Spaghetti Sauce (canned) 
  • Soup
  • Green Beans
  • Mac & Cheese 
Below is our Facebook live Service Schedule for this Week IUMC Facebook Live:
  • Sunday Service  - June 7, 2020 11:00am  *Live*
  • Tuesday Morning Intercessory Prayer Service -June 9, 2020 11:00am *Live*
  • Tuesday Evening - June 9, 2020 7:00pm  All of Us Together Prayer Vigil
  • Wednesday Intercessory Prayer Service June 10, 2020 6:00pm  *Live*
Please, continue to send me your prayer requests via the website or Facebook.
 
 I will leave you with Numbers 6:24-26
24 ‘May the LORD bless you and protect you.
25 May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.
 6 May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’
 
  
Amen!

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

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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