Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

With all the rain we’ve had the past few weeks and with being gone for one of those weeks, needless to say my lawn was a little bit of a jungle. On Saturday our family took the day to work on it by trimming, mowing and bagging the mowed grass. It took awhile, I found myself even having to mow certain places twice both to make sure we got the grass cut but also to make the lawn look clean…

Notes from Mark

Since my last article new developments have happened that are just really exciting for the physical care of our church. Money was given to finish up the flooring in the basement! Praise God! A gift was given to help re-carpet and upgrade our sanctuary sound system! Again – praise God! These are areas that needed some TLC and facelift and God has provided a way for that to happen. I am filled with gratefulness and praise for these tremendous acts…

Notes From Mark

Throughout God’s Word, He encourages us to walk in His way. Paul exhorts us to: walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1   To walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in…
Over that past few weeks the question that has been floating around my head is, “Who is Emmanuel Baptist Church?” Our Pastor Search Committee as they talk to candidates, I’m sure asked that question. Who are we? Whatever Emmanuel means to you, whoever Emmanuel is to you, we cannot forget that just like at the beginning of our Mission Statement, Emmanuel Baptist Church must be “TO THE GLORY OF GOD”. We do get many benefits of being a part of…
I have struggled the last few weeks within myself in the balance between celebrating the victories of the summer and looking forward to the fall. In the midst of this we also have the time that we celebrated the time with Pastor David but also we are looking to the future of what God has set forth in front of us at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In Youth Ministry, this in between happened regularly. Youth and College Ministry works in Semesters…
Thank you church for allowing me to be gone this past week. It is good to be able to spend time with family. It was also a mixed time knowing this would be Bro. David’s last Sunday. David has been pastor, sounding board and friend to me during my years at EBC. I am grateful to him and thank him for giving himself to the work at Emmanuel. He will be missed. EBC family I want to encourage each one…

Message from Pastor Search Committee

Dear EBC Family, We thought it would be important to let our Church family know where we are in the process of finding the next Shepherd to lead Emmanuel. In the last few weeks we have met and sat down with two families and expect to talk to two more families this week. During this process we sat down with a family two weeks ago and felt good about that family after talking to them and thought that this might…
Dear Church Family, The following was written by Gene Jorgenson, a retired Pastor of First Baptist Church, Marlow. Gene was a wonderful friend during my tenure at Central Baptist Church, Marlow. I came across this as I cleaned out my church office and wanted to share it with you. Bro. David HOW WE CAN HELP OUR NEW PASTOR Don’t share complaints on Sunday, Wednesday night, Revivals, etc. Do this during office hours. Write down prayer requests and other information (especially…

Obstacles

All of us have obstacles in our lives. There will always be problems that pop up, but we can overcome them. Let me give you 10 tips for overcoming obstacles in your life: Be prepared like a Boy Scout. That means you are always in a state of readiness to take action. Problems will come, so be ready to deal with them. Always seek God’s guidance through prayer when an obstacle arises. Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Some…
Our lives are made up of chapters just like a book. Some of those chapters are difficult, some are exciting and some flow right into the next. Church life is much of the same with so many stories intertwining within a church and interacting with each other. For the past 2 years my story with Emmanuel Baptist has been intertwined with Pastor David Lawrence. It has been the beginning of my story with Emmanuel and the end of his (Within…