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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 Trip Planning

Posted by Rick on August 21, 2019

We are planning a second mission trip to the Omaha Reservation in Macy, NE in the summer of 2020. Cost will be approximately $125 per person plus four meals.

Dates are not yet determined.

Email your questions to Bro Rick


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VBS 2019 Registration Is OPEN

Posted by Rick on May 22, 2019

Online registration for Vacation Bible School 2019 is open!

VBS will be June 2-7, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Children must have completed K4 up through 6th grade.

Activities will include Bible lessons, crafts, missions, music, snacks, and recreation.

We will conclude with a Family Celebration on Sunday, June 9 at 6 pm!

Like us on Facebook to follow for updates and pictures!

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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

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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Vacation Bible School Dates Set

Posted by Rick on April 19, 2018

Vacation Bible School at Immanuel will be June 18-22, 2018 with times from 6 – 8 pm. There will be a Family Celebration, Sunday, June 24, at 6 pm.

You can pre-register your child at starting May 1.

VBS at ISBC is for children who have completed K-4 through 6th grade.

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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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