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Rummage Sale July 11

Posted by Rick on July 7, 2020

Immanuel Southern Baptist Church youth with be having a rummage sale this Saturday, July 11, from 7 am to ?.

We are inviting the public to make donations for our youth to sell. You can bring them by the church building Friday afternoon after 2, or call the church office at 918-485-5115 to make arrangements to bring your donations by. (Of course they will take cash donations, too! :D)

While we will accept most things, please don’t use this as an opportunity to get rid of old mattresses and broken TVs. Please make sure the items come from a bug free environment, as they will be in our church building until Saturday. Please do not leave donations unattended at the door.

Our youth camps were cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Our youth pastor, John Couch and his wife, Bonnie, have arranged to take our kids on a retreat to a private cabin in the Kiamichis. Your donations, or your purchases at the rummage sale, will help defray the costs of this trip.

The church building is located at 611 N Gertrude in Wagoner.

Thanks in advance!

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Online Giving Option Now Available!

Posted by Rick on April 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce the option for online giving to Immanuel Southern! It is extremely versatile and not too complicated!
 
Go to www.bfok.org/give-immanuelsouthern and fill out the details. There is an option to use an online check and there is no cost associated with it at all. If you use a credit card, there is a 2.9% fee that goes to your credit card company. There is even an option to add the fee onto your gift.
 
There is the option to designate your gift in honor of or in memory of. At this time, please use one of these options to designate your offering. For example:
 
Out of a $100 online gift:
 
$75 tithe
$10 Annie Armstrong
$15 Pakistan
 
 
I think you can give the total amount then in the “in honor of” mark it “Annie Armstrong $10” and in the “in memory of” mark it “Pakistan $15” This is an internal memo that will allow our treasurer to know where the offering is supposed to go.
 
You can set this up as a one time gift or as a recurring gift. Personally, I plan to set it up as a recurring monthly gift using the online check feature.
 
This is all brand new to us so we may need to work out a few bugs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Bro Rick

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Services Cancelled through March 29, 2020

Posted by Rick on March 18, 2020

Dear ISBC Family and Friends,

The leadership team, consisting of deacons, yokefellows, and myself, met last night and unanimously recommends to voluntarily abide by the government recommendations in the abatement of the coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, we will cancel all church services and meetings beginning today, March 18 and go through March 29. We will meet again on March 31 to re-evaluate the situation.

This was not done out of fear, but was done with the best in mind for our elderly members, immuno-compromised members, and the good of our community.

This is a stressful time for all. Please check on each other and pray for each other, and for me. Seek opportunities to serve your neighbor and to share the Gospel. The world is wrought in panic right now; we stand on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ!

Sunday School teachers, I recommend that you contact each of your class members and see if they are willing to meet in small groups in someone’s home. Do not pressure or force anyone to meet who may feel at risk.

I will be at the church building throughout the week. You can get in touch with me on the church phone (918) 485-5115 or on my cell phone. I will attempt to livestream my sermon on Sunday via FaceBook Live. I will make the announcement later as to what time.

If you are willing to help out our elderly members, who may be reluctant to face the panicky crowds at Walmart, would you indicate your willingness by texting me, calling me, or private messaging me.

I guarantee the devil means all of this for evil, BUT, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose!” (Romans 8:28)

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blessings to you and your family during this crazy time,

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Parsonage Destroyed in Storm

Posted by Rick on October 24, 2019

A sixty foot oak tree was blown onto the parsonage during an evening storm on October 20. The house is likely to be a total loss.

The parsonage was being rented to the new pastor of Wagoner First Assembly of God and his family. No one was injured during the storm.

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Blessing Box Ministry

Posted by Rick on October 24, 2019

 

Today, October 24, 2019, Immanuel Southern Baptist Church has opened a new ministry available to our community. A Blessing Box!

Our Blessing Box is intended to help a needy family with IMMEDIATE assistance with food. It is not intended to be used on a daily basis and we ask that anyone using the Blessing Box not “clean it out” but leave some for someone else.

Anyone from the community may use the box and anyone may contribute to it. There will be no perishable items available.

The Blessing Box is located on the NE porch of the church near the corner of North Gertrude and NE 6th St. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the pastor by email at this link. It will be resupplied 2-3 times each week.

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Mission Opportunity

Posted by Rick on January 24, 2019

We will be going on a short mission trip to the Omaha Tribe in Macy, Nebraska, March 16-22. The group is limited to about 8 people. The cost should be about $100 per person.

We will be engaged in aiding Pastor Ron and his wife, Alfie, in the ministries of their church by visiting, doing some repair in the church building and in the homes of tribal elders, crafts, Bible studies, and helping with a block party.

If you are interested in going, please see Bro Rick, asap.

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Rummage Sale Fundraiser May 5

Posted by Rick on April 25, 2018

ISBC Youth will have a rummage sale to raise money to go to Falls Creek Camp. The sale will begin at 7 am on May 5 and go until sold out. No early birds!

The sale will be by donation with hardly anything with price tags. Give what you think it’s worth.

If you’d like to donate items for the sale, please have them here by May 4 afternoon. If you have any questions, please email the pastor at pastor@immanuelsouthern.com.

Spread the news!  Thanks for your support!

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Audio Sermons Being Uploaded

Posted by Rick on April 25, 2018

There has been a significant amount of time since the audio sermons have been updated. In fact, since about the middle of 2015.

We began uploading audio sermons yesterday, starting with the most recent.

It will take a lot of time to catch up all the way from 2015, but we’ll do our best. We’ll slowly work backwards.

In the meantime, enjoy the sermons preached from mid-March, 2018 through last Sunday! Just click here, or on the “Sermons” button above.

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Food Pantry Ministry Closes Today

Posted by Rick on March 13, 2018

After serving the citizens of Wagoner for more than 9 years, the Food Pantry Ministry has ceased operations, effective today.

Dee Berryhill, the first Food Pantry Ministry Director, builds shelves in our first store-room in 2009.

The Pantry has a long list of faithful volunteers who have worked selfishly to distribute food to the poor. We have seen many, over the years, come to saving faith in Jesus Christ because they were told the Good News while getting food for their family.

It didn’t take long to grow out of space again.

And, of course, we have had our trials, difficulties and challenges. But God has always been faithful.

Volunteers Mary Matthews, Nancy English, and Wanda Nickel up to something in 2009.

The Youth had a canned food drive to support the Food Pantry Ministry in 2010. (L-R) Travis Brown, Matthew Boyd, Audrey (Boyne) Ellis, Tony Boyd, ?, Jacob Mathews, Lori Boyd, ? & Emily Boyne (in pink).

We have been told of many wonderful stories from those whom we have helped over the years.

A busy Food Pantry day early on in 2012.

We have seen God heal many that we prayed for along with many other answered prayers, such as, homes, cars, and jobs.

Everyone who had ever volunteered at the Five Year Celebration.

One of the very last people we served today trusted Jesus for salvation!

Charlie and Linda Cameron.

The volunteers have enjoyed the fellowship of serving alongside others and have enjoyed serving the Lord by serving the people of Wagoner.

Nancy English, Wanda Nickel, Linda & Charlie Cameron in 2011.

The folks whom we served have always been very appreciative of the food that was given.

The volunteers in 2013: Charlie Cameron, Zona Tillman, Barbara Smoot, Linda Cameron, Amanda Montgomery, Richard Krailacek, Audrey Ellis, Sheila McElmurry, Wyatt McElmurry, Nancy English, & Katie Dunn

At the very least, every person who came for food, left with the offer of prayer and an invite to attend church with us. Only a few times in the past 9 years, has anyone refused to be prayed with/for.

On the anniversary of the 9th Year of Service: (at the table) Benny Berend, Linda Cameron, Judi Joy. (Standing L-R) Rufina & Michael Fountain, Zona Tillman, Janet Colbert, Martha Whipple, Sherry, Rohana Weiesnbach, Sandy Laviness, Rick Boyne, Carol Weiesnbach, Jennifer Briggs, Jack Whipple, Tonya, Susie.

A great big “THANK YOU!” to all those who have served over the past 9 years! May God bless you for your faithful service!

Folks who need food can contact:

Wagoner Area Neighbors

100 NE 8th St, Wagoner, OK 74467

Phone: (918) 485-2309

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Food Pantry Ministry Celebrates 9th Year

Posted by Rick on February 13, 2018

The Food Pantry Ministry of ISBC celebrates 9 years of service to the community!

In those 9 years, nearly a million meals have been provided to needy families. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, many who serve 3 or more times each week!

The Food Pantry Ministry is open on Tuesdays from 9 am to noon (or until we run out of food). This service is open to residents who reside in the 74467 ZIP Code.

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