Emmanuel Baptist Church

February 28, 2023

EBC Family,

Hello EBC Family!

I hope that you’re finding our sermon series through the parables of Luke both encouraging and challenging. I love how direct Jesus is in these stories. Will we depend on Him or not? Will we be compassionate like Him or not? Will we hold on to His Word or not? Will we love Him much or love Him little? Jesus does not leave any middle ground for us to loiter. My prayer is that each week the call will be clear and you will be confronted with a choice to be faithful to Jesus. That’s why Jesus told these parables.

I want to say a big thank you to our Hospitality Team for planning, designing, and ordering new signage for our building. They look great! Thank you to our Building and Grounds Committee for hanging the signs. We are also grateful for the anonymous church family member who had a vision for new signs and paid for them. In last week’s news article, I forgot to mention one of our Daycare Committee members - Chelsea Simpson. She has done much legwork to help our Committee make good decisions. We’re grateful for her.

This Sunday will be our Dessert Auction to provide funds for Children’s Camp and Children’s Summer Activities. We will eat lunch together directly after the worship service followed by the auction. This is always a fun time of fellowship. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

I’m grateful to be a part of the EBC Family,

Pastor Clint

Dessert Auction and Lunch

Join us on March 5th for our Annual EBC lunch and Dessert Auction. Emmanuel will be providing a Potato Bar with all the fixings for lunch.

Then stay for our Dessert Auction!

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Scrumptious Desserts Needed for the auction!

Sign-up on the Welcome Desk to provide a dessert to be auctioned. All proceeds to fund scholarships for EBC KIDS to go to Pre-Teen Camp.

Wednesday Night Meal

Wednesday, March 1st, 5-6pm


Choice of BBQ chicken sandwiches or meatball subs, tater tots, fruit cocktail, and black forest cake for dessert.

Baby Shower Basket -James and Kayla Taylor

You have an opportunity to shower James and Kayla Taylor's baby girl with a gift. The gift basket is available across from the worship center until March 5th.

Baby Shower Basket - John and Justine Brown

You have an opportunity to shower John and Justine Brown's baby girl with a gift. The gift basket is available across from the worship center until March 5th.

Oklahoma Baptists Hymn Sing

Thursday, March 9th, 7pm

First Southern Baptist Church in OKC

Call the church office to sign up to ride the van.

Leaving EBC @ 5pm.

Coffee Talk

Ladies join us for coffee talk monthly upstairs in The WING.

We will meet again on March 14 from 7pm - 8:15pm.



Building and Grounds Meeting - 5pm

Deacon's Meeting - 7pm


Committee Meetings - 5pm

Finance Committee Meeting - 7pm


Saturday, March 4th, 1pm

EBC Atrium

Meet in EBC Atrium at 1pm. We will load the shuttle and head to OKC where we will attend Winter Jam. You will need $15 and extra money for a meal.

Winter Jam is an annual live music concert featuring Christian music artists of all genres.

Zane Black is the Guest Speaker this year.

Performances by: We The Kingdom, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Anne Wilson, Disciple, Austin French, Newsong and more!

Women's Retreat

April 21-22, 2023

Escape the routine and demands of life to connect with the Lord and fellowship with one another. Join us at Falls Creek as we study Scripture and worship together.

$75 for adults; $50 for students (ages 14-17)

Sign up before March to avoid a price increase!

Deadline to register is April 1.


Transportation will be provided. Departure time TBD.

The Grove on Sunday Mornings

Children - Join us once a month for a special Children's Worship Service.

Children will be dismissed from family worship after the offering.

March 5th

April 2nd

May 7th

Women's Book Study

Join us for this 6 week study!

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD - Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

By: Jennie Allen

Sunday nights through March 26th


Upstairs Parlor

You can order the book from various sites or bookstores. If you need assistance please contact Janice Sperle

Ministry Team Prayer Request

Pray the Greeting Team welcomes visitors and church members just as Christ has welcomed us, with great love and joy, to the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)

Last Week at a Glance

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Budget Offering

Last Sunday ........................................ $ 4,147.54

YTD Budget Needed ........................... $ 74, 878.16

YTD Budget Received ......................... $ 92,818.37

This Month New Building

Receipts This month .......................... $ 8,918.00

Received This Week ........................... $ 200.00


Grow Groups: 111

Family Worship: 151

Online: 29

Sunday Night: 40

Sunday Servants

Preschool Care

3/5 Volunteer Needed

3/12 Volunteer Needed

3/19 Volunteer Needed

Lead Usher

3/5 Bryan Flaming

3/12 Jonathan Hollingsworth

Welcome Desk

3/5 Richard Adkins

3/12 Molly Hollingsworth

3/19 Scott and Stacy Selsor

Deacon of the Week

Bryan Sperle

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