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					                                    Vol. XXI, No. 4                      Highland, California                       April 2010




                                    My Dear People,
                                           But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb
                                    bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled
                                    away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the
 Good Friday                        Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly
                                    stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and
 April 2 – 6:30 p.m.                bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the
                                    living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen. Remember
      Easter                        how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee.” Luke 24:1-6
                                           The best news anyone could hear – He is risen! And because He is risen, we can be
       April 4                      forgiven, and our sins have been wiped away. Because He is risen, we can know for sure
8:00 a.m. • 9:15 a.m.
                                    that death has been conquered and we too shall live forever with Him in heaven. The news
     10:50 a.m.
                                    of that day swept across the land and went into the world at that time, and we have been
(no evening service)
                                    celebrating ever since.
                                           On Easter weekend we will offer a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening,
                                    and our Easter morning services will be at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. It will be a
    Equipped                        time to remember, reflect, rejoice and look to the future as we wait for His return. It is also
                                    a wonderful time to invite others to join you. For many who seldom come to church, Easter
      for                           is the Sunday they might come. Plan to be here, pray and invite someone else.
   Excellence                                The Good Friday service will include the Lord’s Supper – you don’t want to miss it!
      April 17                      I will be looking forward to seeing you and expecting God to do a wonderful thing.

                                                                       Keep the faith,

Cake Auction
       May 2




 Glorifying God by introducing Jesus Christ as Lord to as many people as possible, using the most effective means, leading them
        to be imitators of Christ, making a positive difference as a community of believers in this generation and the next.
find it here!                                                            faith / discipleship
                                     mark rush, executive pastor                   tracy johnson, minister of evangelism and discipleship

           Spring has sprung. Simply put, this means that the first                FAITH Evangelism is well under way. Each Tuesday we
quarter of the year has passed by quickly. I know we can all say that    have about 30 teams going out to visit. In addition to these con-
it truly has been a great first three months for ministry. God has       tacts each week we have FAITH Support members praying, writing
truly blessed! The next three months promise to be just as produc-       letters and making phone calls. FAITH lets people know that Im-
tive in ministry as the first three. I just want to highlight a few of   manuel cares about them and so does Christ! PRAY for our Teams
the things coming our way.                                               on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. as they are out making their
Godspell – an Easter production based on the Gospel of Matthew – will    contacts. Teams will continue through the end of April.
be our spring outreach production (March 27 and 28). It promises                   DISCIPLESHIP is that process of continual growth in
to be a great way to invite the lost to hear the gospel. If you have     the Christian life. We GROW by actively engaging in Prayer, Bi-
not yet gotten your ticket or better yet, some tickets for your rela-    ble reading and study, attending church, serving Christ through
tives, friends, coworkers and neighbors, do that TODAY!                  the church and sharing Christ with others. As believers sincerely
Find it Here! This is part of GPS (God’s Plan for Sharing) which         participate in these five things they GROW in their Christian life.
is a nationwide Southern Baptist initiative to bring the gospel into     To help you with these five parts of growth, we offer a variety of
every home in North America over the next 10 years. The first            classes on Wednesday nights, some home groups meeting at vari-
campaign of this plan is introduced this month and called Find           ous times and Immanuel’s Sunday morning Bible Fellowship classes
It Here! Our part includes prayer walking neighborhoods in the           and Worship. YOU CAN GROW in CHRIST! We can help, do
area and then distributing Find It Here information in those same        the five! Look at the website and your Sunday bulletin for many
neighborhoods that will point them to attend Immanuel’s Easter           opportunities to grow learning and serving.
services.
Easter (April 4) is almost upon us. Easter is always a great oppor-
tunity to get out of our comfort zone and invite someone to attend       senior adults
with us. This year we are also offering a Good Friday Service (April
                                                                                                         al leBrun, minister of senior adults
2 – 6:30 p.m.) which will also give you a chance to reach out those
around you.                                                                      What a wonderful time of year – winter is on the way out
           I encourage you to get involved in reaching our commu-        and spring is around the corner! April has so many opportunities:
nity with the Gospel. Don’t get left out!!!                                    April 2 – Good Friday services
                                                                               April 3 – Women’s Tea
equipped for excellence                                                        April 4 – Easter Sunday services
                                                                               April 15 – Senior Adult luncheon
                           jason Barker, minister of education                 April 19 – Bus trip to see the Flower Fields in Carlsbad
                                                                                 Our April luncheon will feature a CBU drama team,
        In February we hosted the first ever Immanuel Marriage
                                                                         coached by our own Lisa Lyons for entertainment. Doug Metzger,
Conference, with over 125 people in attendance. We are already
                                                                         our former Minister of Senior Adults, will be our guest speaker.
hard at work discussing ideas for next year’s conference, and it will
                                                                         This month’s bus trip to the Flower Fields includes a walking tour
be even better!
                                                                         and wagon ride—plus we will stop for lunch at the Souplantation
        In March Bible Fellowship departments from preschool all
                                                                         – all for $26.00 per person.
the way up to senior adults participated in Commit to Connect, a
                                                                                    Purchase tickets for all of our events in select Bible Fellow-
campaign designed to help us commit to attendance, outreach, and
                                                                         ship classes Sunday mornings or our Welcome Center. You may also
inreach through our small group ministry. I am excited about the
                                                                         purchase luncheon tickets in the Church Office during the week.
ministry that was done and the great contacts that were made!
        April promises to be a great month for Bible Fellowship

                                                                         thank you
as well, particularly for those interested in learning more about
the ministry and improving their skills as volunteers or leaders.
Equipped for Excellence, the Inland Empire Southern Baptist As-          Thank you for being so generous upon my retirement from the
sociation’s annual training conference, is scheduled for April 17        organ. January 31 was indeed special as you made me feel so loved
at California Baptist University and Magnolia Avenue Baptist             and appreciated. The time of recognition, gifts received, beauti-
Church. Dozens of breakout conferences are being offered this year,      ful reception, cards sent and sentiments written will always be
and anyone who is involved regularly in a Bible Fellowship is wel-       treasured. Love, Frances Iverson
come to attend. In fact, the church will be paying the registration
fee for the first 70 people who sign up. You may register by filling     Thank you for your support, prayers, visits, phone calls, and cards
                                                                         while my father, Robert Coutts Sr., was ill. We would also like to
out the form that was distributed through the Bible Fellowship de-       give a special thank you to our Bible study class for bringing over
partments. You may also contact Andriana in the church office to         meals and desserts for the family during our time of loss.
sign up.                                                                           Love in Christ, Bob, Lynnette & the Coutts family
Baptisms                                                   in sympathy
Mark Ayala         Linda Mast
Devin Collins      William Scott                           Pastor Rob and Jacque along with the members of Immanuel express their sympathy to the
Cole Gentry        Fay Simpson                             families and friends of:
Jenna Gentry       Mike Stone
Christina Lopez    Sherry Stone                            Betty Antonacci, sister of Lee Smith, died March 11.
                                                           Judy Davis, mother of Anthony Davis, died March 11.
                                                           Cora Randolph, mother of William Randolph, died recently.
                                                           George Isaak’s brother died recently.
summary
                                                           Wanda Vezerian died March 8.
October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010
Baptized (current church year) - 71                        Patricia Creed, wife of Harold Creed, died March 5.
                                                           Daphene Fowler, mother of Alice Bowman, died February 27.
Bible Fellowship Attendance:
February 21 . . . .1502 March 7 . . . . . . .1665          Gene Miller, son of Suzanne Miller, died February 26.
February 28 . . . .1633 March 14 . . . . . .1343           Bob Coutts’ father died February 24.
                                                                                                                                                       April
                                                           Jean Gilliam, mother of Rae Tolerico, died recently.
                                                           Dianna Berg, mother of Brenda Osborne, died recently.
                                                                                                                                                       Menu*
                                                                                                        3 lb. (avg wt)                   WHOLE CHICKEN

Budget (as of January 31, 2010)                                                                         2 lb.                            BEEF PATTIES



                                                                                 The Treasure Box
                                                                                                        1.8 lb.                          CHICKEN THIGHS
                                                                                                        1.5 lb.                          BEEF MEATBALLS
                                                 YTD                                                    1.5 lb (avg wt)                  TURKEY HAM
Tithes & Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . actual $860,818
                                        budget $984,600                       A Week of Food. A World of Savings.
                                                                                                        1 lb.
                                                                                                        2 lb.
                                                                                                                                         SMOKED SAUSAGE LINKS
                                                                                                                                         CHEESE RAVIOLI

Building Fund/                                                      Here is a great way to stretch your food budget! We’ve teamed with
                                                                                                        2 lb.                            CHILI
                                                                                                        1.625 lb.                        CHICKEN EGG ROLLS
Believe Offering $ 4,351,895 Campaign to Date                The Treasure Box to help families during these tough economic times by
                                                                                                        1 lb.                            FROZEN FRUIT
                                                             providing quality food at drastically reduced prices.
                                                                                                        1 lb.                            FROZEN VEGETABLES
Global Outreach
                                                                    For just $30, each month you can purchase a pre-assembled box of
                                                                                                        2 lb.                            STRAIGHT CUT FRENCH FRIES
Offerings:      $         23,846   Year to Date                                                         6 each                           NUTRI-GRAIN BARS
                                                             fresh frozen groceries retailing for between $65-$100
                                                                                                        1 each                           DESSERT
Mary Reed Endowment                                          for your family or a family you know who needs a
Fund Balance   $ 267,650                                     little help.
                                                                                                     Only $30.00
                                                                    The Treasure Box is filled with 21-25 lbs. of nu-
                                                                                                        per Box
                                                             tritious food enough to feed a family of 4 lunch &
                                                                                                         Retail Value: $75.00-$100.00


                                                             dinner for up to a week.                 Order Deadline:
                                                                                                              Anyone
                                                                    No limits, no income qualifications! Up On:
                                                                                                        April11             th

Births                                                       can participate!
                                                                                                        Pick
                                                                                                        April 24             th
                                                                                                                                        *We reserve the right to substitute any items due to
                                                                                                                                         availability. We apologize for any inconvenience
                                                                                                                                                           this may cause.


Ethan Jacob Morris                                                                                    To ORDER GO ONLINE AT
                                                                                                      www.thetreasurebox.org
Born February 11, 2010                                                Pre-order your box with cash on
 Parents - Don and Cara Morris
                                                               Sunday mornings between services in the Pavilion
Adelaide Bernice Hodges
                                                                  or ONLINE – www.thetreasurebox.org
Born March 8, 2010
 Parents - Jason and Emily Hodges                                         Order Deadline:             Sunday, April 11
 Grandparents - Paul & Kathy Curry                                        Pick Up:       Sat., April 24 – 8:30-10 a.m.
                Tom & Sonya Hodges                                        Pick Up Location:                  Immanuel
                                                                                                              North side of the D Bldg.



                                                                                                                       8th Annual
                                                                                                                 Cake Auction
                                                                                                        Sunday, May 2 6:45 p.m.
                                                                                                            Fellowship Hall
                                                                                                        Join us as we have a great time buying cakes,
                                                                                                   eating them, and fellowshipping together to help
                                                                                                   our High School and Middle School students at-
       Good News - Vol. XXI, No.4                                                                  tend camp.
    Published Monthly for the Members of                                                                This year, we’re adding a “silent auction” to
         Immanuel Baptist Church                                                                   what’s going on. As always – come hungry because
    28355 Base Line, Highland, CA 92346                                                            there will be much eating of cake.
       Forever The Lamb Will Be Praised
His love He showed, His grace bestowed       No law transgressed, no sin confessed
        For He was born to die                  Proclaimed the great “I Am”
     He gave His life, a sacrifice           They crown His head, for us He bled
      His death for you and I                 Atoned by the Blood of the Lamb
  By virgin birth, He came to earth      Found in God’s Word, as you may have heard
       God’s Lamb of sacrifice              For death had no sting for God’s Son
  You can’t ignore the pain He bore,
     The day He paid our price            Upon the third day, never planning to stay
                                                New life eternal had begun
 For on that day, our Lord would pay
       For sins not of His own            The Lamb was not dead, victorious instead
                                             The righteous Redeemer was raised
 For He was nailed, His flesh impaled
  His love through death was shown
                                            For all who believe, forgiveness receive
    Do you not see, for you and me
                                              Forever the Lamb will be praised
     God left His throne in Glory
   Became a man, by His own plan                John Potter – March 2, 2005
        Isaiah told this story

				
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