Immanuel United Methodist Church
Monday, November 12, 2018

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


Where has the Summer Gone?

Immanuel, I cannot believe that summer is over already. There has been so much going on with our ministry and my personal life, I looked up and it was time for my son to go back to school. I hope that you enjoyed your summer as much as I enjoyed mine. Well now that summer is gone and it is September and we are in the final stages of planning all of our fall and advent activities. Unfortunately, we still have some financial struggles. In the next few weeks, I will explore in detail, the resources that are needed to address those struggles. I would like thank everyone that worked so hard for Gratiot Cruise, Vacation Bible School, MCREST and IUMC Jams concerts. Your commitment to our diverse ministry is a true blessing for the Eastpointe community
Our fall programming will kick off with our Saved With Amazing Grace (SWAG) Youth ministry kickoff. What a great way to kick off the fall activities. In addition, we will welcome the return of Women in God Service (WINGS), Cub Scouts, and a fall Women’s Bible Study program. Furthermore, planning is underway for Raise the Praise, Immanuel Market Place, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Sunday, Stewardship Campaign, and Charge Conference. Many of you may be asked to help in one way or another, with these ministry opportunities. I know you are asking ”How are we going to accomplish all that God has planned for his ministry with limited resources?” First of all, just like we were able to get through the summer programming. If we follow God’s plan for our Christian Family, the Lord will provide the needed resources to continue to love and care for God’s community.
 
There is excitement and some anxiety, about this coming fall and what we will be doing to grow God’s ministry here at Immanuel. 
Let us rejoice in the excitement and as for the anxiety, I will leave that to the word of God from 2 Corinthians 9:8
 

8 God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way, you will have everything you need always and in everything to provide more than enough for every kind of good work..
 

 Amen!

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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