It is our work to present the sick and suffering to Christ in the arms of our faith…. We should lay hold on His promise, and pray for the manifestation of His power. The very essence of the gospel is restoration, and the Saviour would have us bid the sick, the hopeless, and the afflicted take hold upon His strength.—(The Desire of Ages, 824, 825.)
PRAYER EMPHASIS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK
We will pray for our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial challenges.
The prayer of Faith heals the sick. If there is anyone with a testimony from our forty days of prayer please be willing to let us know so we can give you the opportunity to share. Please note we are half way our forty days prayer journey. Let us not be weary as we journey along. Pray without ceasing. (Prayer Ministry Leader.)
Our regular Seniors meeting will be Synday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. This is our first meeting for the new year and all Seniors are encouraged to attend. New members are welcomed. There will be a ukulele practice at the end of our meeting.
DINOSAUR SHOW – TORONTO.
Rich Aguilera, the “Mud Guy” from Guide Magazine and 3 ABN’s Kid’s Time, invites you to this special event to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 (7:30 pm) at the Crawford Adventist Academy gym, 531 Finch Ave., W., North York, ON. For tickets, go to www.onemustardseed.com. See you there! (See notice on bulletin board.)
CHURCH BUDGET YEAR TO DATE:
“Gratitude, rejoicing, benevolence, trust in God’s love & care — these are health’s greatest safeguards.” My Life Today, pg. 151. EGW
The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. … The feel-good neurotransmitters — dopamine, endorphins and serotonin — are all released when a smile flashes across your face as well. This not only relaxes your body, but it can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
2ND QUARTER SCHEDULES:
The Quarterly Schedule for the 2nd Quarter of 2019 is now available on the table in foyer. Everyone is invited to take a copy and to be aware of the schedule for participation in the next Quarter’s services. Thank you. (Church Secretary)
HOLY LAND TOUR:
Visit the Holy Land with Immanuel Church and Travel Only. Feb 5 to 15, 2020. Deposits now being accepted ($300.00). Final payment is Nov 5, 2019. It’s an experience you will not forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Contact Pastor Rogers or Ernest Rampersad. Contact Garfield Adamson at 416-502-9868 or 647-836-6072.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
Immanuel may offer VBS in July if a leader and team would commit to coordinating this community outreach. Interested persons please contact Children’s Ministry leaders, Jennifer and Monica. Thank you.
BIBLE INSTRUCTOR’S TRAINING:
The Ontario Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, through their School of Evangelism will be conducting a “Bible Instructor’s Track” beginning March 31, 2019. These courses will be taught at the Kingsview Village Adventist Church at a cost of $225.00 per person. The Immanuel Church Board voted to sponsor 2 interested individuals from this church to prepare themselves for this ministry of soul winning. All interested persons please see one of the Pastors, or the First Elder.
Effective Sabbath, December 22, 2018 Immanuel Church will be peanut and tree nut-free facility. Please do not bring to church the following nuts or dishes prepared with the following: · Peanuts · Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia, cashews, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, hazel nuts, walnuts). Why? To prevent allergic reactions with serious consequences to individuals who have or may have allergies to these. Together, let us make Immanuel be allergy safe for everyone. Thank you!
We encourage everyone to please check the Bulletin Board regularly for information. Our weekly Bulletin is often short of space for the notices the Conference sends. Thank you.