Emmanuel Baptist Church

January 17, 2023

EBC Family,

I challenged you yesterday during the sermon to study the parable for next week (Luke 5:33-39). Look for these 4 elements:

The Prompt - What caused Jesus to share the parable?

The Surprise - What would have shocked the original audience?

The Point - What is the main spiritual insight?

The Application - What specific action does this parable require of me? The Prompt is the easiest to locate - you will usually find it in the verses immediately preceding the parable. The Surprise isn’t always obvious - often because of historical, cultural, or language barriers (The original audience lived in a different era, a different culture, and spoke a different language than we do.) A good Study Bible or solid Commentary can be a big help for this element. The Point is sometimes clearly stated (like with our parable last week in Luke 5:32); other times you will need to reflect on the parable to discover it. It will be a spiritual truth - usually related to the Kingdom of God. The Application can only be found if you have accurately identified the Prompt, Surprise, and Point.

Give it a try this week. Study the next parable and then come on Sunday morning to check your study and see how you did!

As we take time in the coming weeks to hear from our various Ministry Teams, I encourage you to prayerfully consider which Team(s) God would have you serve on. God grants every one of His people spiritual gifts and abilities to serve Him. What has He given you to bless others with?

I’m grateful for the friendships I have at EBC,

Pastor Clint

Pinewood Derby

Everyone is invited to this family event. All ages welcome to come and build their own car to race. EBC will provide everything needed to build a car.

Pinewood Derby Workday January 21, 9:00am-12:00pm in "The WING".

Pinewood Derby Race Day is on February 4 at 9:00am-12:00pm in "The WING".

Missions Fundraiser Lunch

Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 12pm


Enjoy a spaghetti lunch with us!

Donations will benefit the College group going to Canada for a mission trip.

Healthy Patterns for Marriage

Join us for a marriage weekend on January 28 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The cost for each couple is $20. Lunch will be provided. You must sign up if interested in attending. Sign-up on the bulletin board across from the Worship Center


Click on the link below to register online:


Wednesday Night Meal

Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 5-7pm


Beef Enchilada Casserole, Corn, Black Beans, Chips and Salsa, and Sopapilla Cheesecake for dessert



5:00pm - Building and Grounds

Ministry Team Kick Off and Chili Cook Off

February 5, 6:00pm

In the GYM

Join us for Emmanuel's Ministry Team Kick Off for 2023 and our Annual Church-Wide Chili Cook Off.

Everyone is invited to bring their favorite chili and compete for the title of "Best Chili".

Last Week at a Glance

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Budget Offering for January 15th will be in next week's newsletter


Grow Groups: 99

Family Worship: 191

Online: 30

Sunday Servants

Preschool Care

1/22 Volunteer Needed

1/29 Volunteer Needed

Lead Usher

1/22 Richard Metscher

1/29 Chuck Marquis

Welcome Desk

1/22 Volunteer Needed

1/29 Courtney Freeborn and Kelly Metscher

2/5 Butch Miller and Jamee Valentine

Deacon of the Week

Derrick Barker

Emmanuel Baptist Church





Sunday Services

Grow Groups 9:30am

Family Worship 10:45am

Evening Study 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Activities

Church-Wide Meal 5:00pm

KIDS and Youth 6:00pm

Evening Study 6:00pm

Harbor - College 8:00pm