January 2019


Jan 1, 2019 - Wayne Harlow. Ushers for January. Paul McCarley. Curry Little. Larry Patton. John Staten. Lyle Williams. Mike Liddell. Roger Goss. Andy Bell.

January 2019

Join us for Worship and Bible Study each Sunday 8:00 a.m.—Morning Worship 9:05 a.m. — Sunday School 10:30 a.m. — Morning Worship 5:00 p.m — Evening Worship

Life Groups January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM Make plans to come be part on Sunday evenings. Class details to follow.

Walk Thru the Bible Old Testament Live Event Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00-6:00 (ONE DAY EVENT)

Businessman’s Luncheon Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Fellowship Hall Join us for a time of lunch and fellowship in our fellowship hall. We will have a brief devotional and then get everyone back to work .

Women’s Conference March 29-31, 2019 Guest Speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean Ladies mark your calendars.

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Pastor’s Tie Article January 2019

Walk Thru the Bible Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3-6pm Emmanuel Baptist Church will host otLIVE and otLIVE for Kids, a ministry of Walk Thru the Bible. Through otLIVE, in just a few short hours, you will learn the major people, and events of the Old Testament in chronological order—and you'll enjoy yourself in the process! More than 2 million people in the USA and over 10 million worldwide have attended a Walk Thru the Old Testament event, making it one of the most attended events of all time! Get the Big Picture of the Bible! WALK THRU THE BIBLE otLIVE: •

Provides the big picture of the Old Testament through a fun, exciting experience



Ignites passion for God's Word and revitalizes people's walk!



75% of participants commit to daily Bible reading following the event

otLIVE is interactive, memorable, relevant, exciting, and fun! Using the exclusive Walk Thru the Bible hand signs memory system, our certified Walk Thru the Bible instructor will guide you through the Old Testament in a way you've never experienced!

Upwards Upwards Basketball will be in full swing throughout the months of January and February. Please keep the coaches, players, cheerleaders and volunteers in your prayers. During my first practice as coach, one of the young players on my team asked me, “Coach, are you sweating?” I said, “Yes, my face is leaking!” Haha! Revelation

Beginning in January, I will be preaching an overview of the Book of Revelation using the eight HYMNS of REVELATION. This study will provide a unique perspective on John’s prophetic vision of the future. Join us Sunday mornings at 8:00am and 10:30am for meaningful and heartfelt worship. We provide Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9:05am. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bro. Brent

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How Might We See the Lord Grow Emmanuel in 2019

Connect with an Open Heart

Grow in Body, Mind, & Spirit

The primary goal and desire of Emmanuel Baptist Church is “To Know Christ and to Make Him Know.” The most important relationship we will ever have is with the Lord. Jesus even said the greatest commandment is “to love the Lord your God.” In other words, we must CONNECT with the Lord through a personal relationship. But Jesus didn’t stop there, He continued by saying the 2nd greatest commandment is to “love others as yourself.” When we first connect with God, then we have the capacity to connect with and have meaningful relationships with others. Sunday School is one of the greatest ways in the local church to experience God through His Word and enjoy the fellowship of the Body of Christ. At Emmanuel, we want you to experience the Lord in a Sunday School class and grow in your relationship with Him and with others. Get CONNECTED and find your place.

As you connect with the Lord through a personal relationship, you will want more—or at least you should. Sunday School helps with that growing process by connecting with the Word of God. Also, plan to join one of our Life Groups this Winter/ Spring which begins on January 27. You’ll also have an opportunity to experience a fun interactive time of Biblical learning for the whole family with our Walk thru the Bible Old Testament Live Event on Sunday, January 20. In addition to that, you can pick up a ONE-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN to assist you in digging deeper in the Word of God. Only through the Word of God will our minds truly be transformed.

Serve with Willing Hands

Go with Ready Feet

Our goal at Emmanuel is “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known.” One of the ways to “Make Christ Known” is the simple act of serving. Nothing touches the heart as to watch the Body of Christ minister to one another, love one another, and serve one another. Jesus said, “By this shall all men know you are my disciples if you love one another.” To truly love involves serving others. There are many ways to engage in serving the Lord and others at Emmanuel. Ask the Lord to reveal opportunities to you. It may be through teaching, visiting, choir, encouraging, singing, ushering, greeting, disaster relief, nursery & extended worship, helping on Wednesday nights, helping with Upwards, Vacation Bible School, Children’s & Youth Events, and many other ways. Don’t wait to always be asked. Find out where God is at work and join Him in that work.

The Gospel of Christ isn’t static or sedentary. It’s a moving, living, breathing act of God that is perpetuated through the Body of Christ, His Church. There is no greater joy than sharing Christ with someone who accepts Him. The first 2 Letters of the word GOSPEL is “GO.” We are commanded to GO into the world. In the next few weeks, you will be given an opportunity to join in a “Great Commission Initiative” in reaching our area for Christ. We want your ideas, to hear your heart, and you to share what you would like to see the Lord do in and around Grenada. Be watching for a survey in the coming weeks in which you will have an opportunity to share what you would like to see the Lord do. Also, join us and get connected in a small group on Sunday mornings and Evenings and discover how God may use you in 2019. Beginning Feb. 3— April 21, we will be encouraging everyone to be a part of Sunday School in all areas. If you have missed out or dropped, then come back and experience God’s plan and purpose for your life. The coming weeks promise to be exciting and we don’t want you or your family to miss out on anything. 3

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Walk Thru the Bible Old Testament Live Event Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00-6:00 (ONE DAY EVENT) This is going to be an exciting afternoon of discovery as we walk through the entire Old Testament together. There will be a separate session just for children and adults & youth will meet together in the Sanctuary.

EBC LIFE GROUPS Resuming on Sunday, January 27. Make plans to come and be a part at 5:00 on Sunday evenings. More details coming soon.

Sunday School If you are not connected to a Sunday Morning Bible Study group, then you and your family are missing out. Join us each Sunday at 9:05. Classes for all ages. Also, in January, we will be sharing about our Sunday School Outreach Initiative to encourage everyone to be a part of a fellowship class and to study God’s Word together.

January—February News Join us as we prepare to read through God’s Word together in 2019.

Ladies, mark this date on your Spring Calendars Women’s Conference March 29-31, 2019 Guest Speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean This will be a Friday evening and Saturday morning event. Jennifer will also be in our Sunday morning time of Bible study and in worship. She is an outstanding author and Christian speaker. This will be a weekend that you will not want to miss. We will share additional information concerning specific times, costs, and promotional opportunities. Start spreading the word ladies to invite others to join us for this fantastic weekend.

Businessman’s Luncheon Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Fellowship Hall Men, if you are in town on Tuesday, February 5, join us for a time of lunch and fellowship in our fellowship hall. We will have a brief devotional and then get everyone back to work as soon as possible. Begin praying about this opportunity for outreach and encouragement. Start inviting now those to attend with you. We’ll share more details in the coming weeks concerning costs and times, but make plans to attend. If you are available and can help in some way, please let us know. We hope to see our men and guests on February 5.

Sunday School Outreach & Attendance Emphasis from February 3—April 14 (More details coming soon)

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Music Ministry J. Barry Worrell, Minister of Music

Choirs to Resume in January 

Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be moved to Sundays from 3:45 to 4:45 PM beginning January 6th.



Orchestra rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, January 9th from 7:00-8:00 PM (tentative).



Heritage Choir will resume on Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 AM.



Regular Wednesday Night Schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 9th. 3:45 PM Alpha Bells (tentative) 4:15 PM Rings of Joy Bell Choir 4:45 PM Church-wide Supper 5:20 PM Check-in Begins 5:30 PM Choirs Begin 6:00 PM Missions Begin Mid-Week Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM Children’s Worship Celebration 6:55 PM Orchestra Rehearsal (Tentative)

State Keyboard Festival Emmanuel Baptist Church Saturday, January 26th from 9:30-11:00 AM Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts, runners, and support staff. Please see

Bro. Barry if you are interested in helping.

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Senior Adult J. Barry Worrell, Minister of Senior Adults

Heritage Choir resumes on Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 AM. We will rehearse for our Spring Tour each Thursday and begin singing in our area retirement homes on Thursday, February 28th.

Holy Land Trip March 7-16, 2019 We have some spots available on this “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to walk where Jesus walked! . Call the church office for additional information.

SR Adult Rally Tuesday, January 29th 8:30-11:00 AM Country Woods Baptist Church Byram , MS

Only cost is your noon meal. More details later.

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What's Happening in Children's Ministry: Mark Williams, Children Minister

Upward Games in January January 11th, 18th, & 25th We are looking for volunteers to referee, keep score, work the concession stand, share a halftime devotion, pray for our league, and clean-up. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, See Bro. Mark. Your help is greatly appreciated!!

Kids’ Camp 2019 @ Waukaway Springs July 19-21 (Fri-Sun)

What: M4 Camps, camp led by Bro. Mark, Mrs. Melanie, and the M4 staff. Where: Waukaway Springs Retreat Center near Laurel, MS Cost: $185 per person Who: Kids who have completed 1st grade through 6th graders You can sign up now for summer camp with a $50 per person deposit!! Parents, we have a limited number of parent spots as well. We will need chaperones for this trip. See Bro. Mark to sign-up!!

Children’s Bible Buddies (1sr-3rd Graders) And Bible Drills (4th-6th Graders) Begins January 6th at 5 PM Meet in the Fellowship Hall

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Student Ministry News Watch for these Upcoming Events DNOW Weekend SuperWOW 2019 Beach Trip

January 18-19, 2019 Cost: $35 Sign up today in the youth room or church office.

Sunday Night, January 13 after the Evening Service

June 17-21

Wednesday Night Bible Study Resumes on Wednesday, January 9 Junior High @ 5:15 in the Youth Room Senior High @ 6:15 in the Youth Room (Please note—NEW TIMES)

Join us in the FLC for a great time of fellowship. All parents are invited as well.

Be in Prayer for our Minister of Youth Search Committee

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Thank-You Notes & General Information Dear Church Family,

Dear Church Family,

Our family would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers during the loss of Daddy. We greatly appreciate the beautiful flowers from the church. We realize how truly blessed we are to have such a wonderful church family.

Thank you for the beautiful arrangement sent on our behalf for our loved one, Shelby Pigg. We know she will be missed but no longer in pain. We appreciate you all so much! Bobby, Janice, Ashlee Avery

Love, Curt, Beth and TD Murphy

Greg & Felecia Staten; Rye Staten Chad & Tina Swinford Jason, Taylor

Cindy Allen (Pictured with Nikki Neely)

Jerry & Marti Beth Perez

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Deacons of the Week Sunday, January 6, 2019

Brian Barton Will Clark Jonathan Sultan Sunday, January 13, 2019 Emmanuel Baptist Church 245 Meadowbrook Road P.O. Box 908 Grenada, MS 38902 662-226-5316 www.emmanuelbapt.org Senior Pastor Dr. Brent Barker Associate Pastor Eugene Heimbach Music and Senior Adults Barry Worrell Children Mark Williams Ministry Assistants Tabitha Beckwith Teresa Jackson Building Rodney Waters Lynn Blaylock Ann Harrelson Accompanist Wanda Madison Jackie Bowman Jan Williams Melanie Wells

Rodney Waters Todd McLemore Ken Cline Sunday, January 20, 2019

Terry Hutchins Dwayne Westmoreland Robert Jackson Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fred Fortenberry Jerry Gilliland Wayne Harlow

Ushers for January Paul McCarley Curry Little Larry Patton John Staten Lyle Williams Mike Liddell Roger Goss Andy Bell

GIFTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN MEMORY OF: GLENDA MILAM BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL STELLALOUISE BASINGER BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL SHELBY PIGG BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL JUDY EASOM BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL SANDRA EDWARDS BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL KENNY MITCHELL BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL BY: GEORGE & LAURA BYRD TOMMY GANTT BY: BOBBY & JODY BELL JAMES EARL TURNER BY: WAB & DEBBBIE MORRIS

DORIS OWENS JD HARPER CHERYL HARVILLE WAYNE BUCHANAN GILBERT FLOYD, JR RENEE TAYLOR RUTH MOSS KATIE FRAZIER HORACE KERMIT WORTHY LISA COOK

Office Hours Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00

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Passion (via 1-4)

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Wednesday Night Activities

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Youth SNAC Fellowship

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WINGS

Wednesday Night Activities

Upward Games

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DNOW Weekend

DNOW Weekend

Upward Games

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DNOW Weekend Walk Thru the Bible

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Wednesday Night Activities

Heritage Choir

Upward Games

Keyboard Festival

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Wednesday Night Activities

Heritage Choir

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