Hey Church Family!
What a great Serve Emmett Day! Thank you for investing in your community with the love of Christ! You are such a blessing!
Tomorrow is Graduation Sunday. Join us as we celebrate our graduates during worship service. If you would like to bring a card for our grads, we have five of them. Brandon Thomas, Meg Rae, Coby Yates, Elise Layne and Sydney Knight. We will also have cards available in the foyer.
Sermon Focus this Sunday:
This Sunday, we continue our sermon series called Proclaim - The Gospel Has Come. This week we are in Acts 16. Paul with his new partner Silas enter into Europe for the first time. The proclamation this week happens in a jail cell! What will God have for you this week?
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Reflection Questions: (Privately or invite a few friends to discuss!)
1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
2. How important is worship to your spiritual life? Have you ever found yourself in a terrible situation where turning to worship helped set you free?
3. Are you surprised by Paul and Silas’s reaction to the jail being open? Why do you think they stayed instead of left? What would you have done?
4. Discuss Paul’s answer to the jailer. Why is faith so important? Why doesn’t it matter if we’re good when it comes to our salvation?
5. In what way can our response to tragedy demonstrate and share our faith?
6. How can we pray for you?
Upcoming Events! (Click the Links Below to get more information)
Youth Group - Sunday at 6:30pm
VBS All Volunteer Meeting - Monday at 6:30pm
Men's Steak Night - Tuesday at 7pm
Trinity Pines Work Day - Thursday All Day
Vacation Bible School! Tool Time! - May 31 to June 3rd
Summer Supper for Six Groups
Family Camp at Trinity Pines - August 12 to 14
Let's continue to look for opportunities to encourage, support, and pray for one another! When you see someone then tell them you are glad to see them! (and hopefully you are glad you see them! :-)) If you haven't seen someone in a while, reach out and say hi! Tell them you miss them! If you are praying for them, let them know you are praying for them. Let's not take each other for granted.
Thank you for being such a great church family! I look forward to seeing you all for worship tomorrow!
August 14th, 2020
Dear Emmett Nazarene Church Family!
Greetings to you in the powerful name of the Lord!
We are now a little over a month into our quarantine and our governor is reopening our state in stages. I am thankful for all of you and your willingness to hunker down and keep each other safe but also reach out to each other to make sure we are all doing well. The Lord has been good to us and we have learned a lot of things... especially on the technology side of online services and meetings.
I now write to you to begin the conversation of what it might look like for the church to move toward re-opening and getting closer to what we would call normal. If you have been reading about the governor’s four stages of reopening, you know this will not be instantaneous. This is a process. And you will also notice that the governor is giving great privilege to churches, allowing them to meet a full month and a half before everyone else.
And, I would say in my response to this privileged position... with great privilege comes great responsibility. Imagine if you will, if we don’t do this well, the church then becomes the cause of a new outbreak of the virus. Not good! So, know that the leaders of your church are taking this seriously. We have an adequate way to gather online to worship now and we know there is very little cost to delay the reopening and a potential huge cost to going too fast. We are not going to take any steps until we know that we are able to protect our people.
What’s the next step for us? Since we have all been in quarantine so far, we need to figure out how to get together safely. Our kids (and everyone else) need some practice in this new world of getting together and doing it safely. The governor has not said, “Hey churches! You are free to gather however you want!” No, he has set out very specific rules that we have to follow or we don’t meet.
These rules include all individuals:
These are the steps toward meeting physically that we are thinking through (in order):
Please stay tuned to our upcoming events page for updates.
Our tentative re-opening schedule:
This is a great place to find updates about church activities and other information.