Easter at Immanuel
We would like to invite you to celebrate Easter at Immanuel. Our Sunday school begins at 9:45 and our worship begins at 10:55. We should be ending sometime around noon.
Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was nailed to a cross and died there after several agonizing hours of suffering and humiliation. The Roman soldiers stabbed Him in the heart to make sure He was dead. He was taken down from the cross and put in a borrowed tomb. After three days, He came back to life. Somehow, God used Jesus’ death and resurrection as a sacrifice for our sins. The Bible says “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)
We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper on Easter Morning. You are invited to participate with us if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and have been baptized. You do not need to be a member of our church to take the Lord’s Supper. It is composed of a small glass of grape juice that symbolizes the blood of Jesus and a small wafer or cracker that symbolizes the body of Jesus. The day before Jesus died on the cross, He met with His closest followers and asked them to remember Him by drinking the juice (originally, it was wine) and eating the wafer (originally, it was flat bread, kind of like a flour tortilla). We continue this practice today as a remembrance of His death on the cross and His sacrifice for us.
Even though it is a very special day, you do not need to get all dressed up, unless you simply want to. We are more interested in your being with us, than what you wear.
We would love for you and your whole family to visit with us. If you haven’t been to church in a long time or if you have never set foot in a church, why not make this Easter the time in your life when you decide to go to church? I want you to know that you are welcome here, no matter what you have done in the past. We will not judge you; we will love you.
If you have any questions about what we believe or about our church or services, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 918-485-5115.
Rick Boyne, pastor