The Equipped Christian

1/14/18 - The Equipped Christian - Ephesians 6:10-20


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If we took a basic survey among Christians to determine the greatest danger facing the Church in 2018 is, what do you think it would be? Some might point to intolerance of traditional Christian values, others might point out social injustices the Church should be more active in opposing, while still others can highlight the ways hypocrisy among Christian leaders has eroded people’s trust in the Church. Another challenge lies not outside, but inside the church: 75% of Americans consider themselves Christians, and yet the majority of them hold to unbiblical and unChristian beliefs about who God is, what it means to be a Christian, and whether or not faith in Jesus is necessary for salvation.

One Worship Service


One Worship Service at 10:45 AM - Updated Time 

All of the elders would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We trust that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family and that you have high hopes for the New Year!

During this season of transition in Emmanuel, our decision to have one worship service was made with intent to bring people together and to lessen the burden of our Sunday morning volunteers. Instead, it seems that we miscalculated the effect of asking people to attend a worship service at 9am in the morning. Many of our seniors and some of our families with young children will have great difficulty attending a 9am service. So after more prayer and deliberation, we have decided to swap the order of the CE hour and the worship hour.

Starting on January 7th, we will simply drop the 8am service and will hold our CE hour at the normal 9:30am time and our regular worship service at 10:45am. It is also our intent to hold a short fellowship time before the CE hour at 9:15am as has been our practice.

Although this will also be an inconvenience for some, it seems that it will cause less of a disruption than our original plan. Please continue to pray for unity and understanding in the church body.

No matter how we order services or set times, by going to one service we are reducing options and therefore causing some disruption and inconvenience. We hope and pray that we can show grace to each other as we work through this process. May the glory of Christ be found in each of us as we work together seeking the Lord’s plan for His church in Norfolk. (Ephesians 5:19-21 )

Mark Lewin
on behalf of the Elder Board

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Embracing Humility

1/7/18 - Embracing Humility - Ephesians 6:1-9


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If you were to imagine the greatest way to put the gospel on display to the world, what would be your strategy? This is the question Ephesians 5:18-6:9 addresses, because God chose to put the gospel on display through gospel-centered churches and families. Ephesians 5:21 instructs believers to “submit to one another out of reference for Christ” and then addresses three pairs of relationships where loving-leadership and humble-submission are embodiments of the gospel.


Remembrances and Recommendations

12/31/17 - Remembrances and Recommendations - Philippians 1:3 / Acts 20:32


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What would you say to everyone on your last Sermon Sunday? If you had one more message to give to your family? Your loved ones? What would it be? The last word Jesus gave to His disciples before he left the planet were in paraphrase: ‘Don’t worry about time charts and dates… God’s got that. Just remember that power is yours when my Spirit will come upon you and you will be my witnesses all over the world!’  Do you think they believed Him? Not immediately. Jesus also told his disciples that He would be with them ‘even to the very end of the age.’

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Rev. Peter K. Hoglund
Sermon Series: The Worthy Walk
"Who Am I and Who Are You?"
Ephesians 6:21-24
Rev. Michael McGarry
Sermon Series: The Worthy Walk
"The Equipped Christian"
Ephesians 6:10-20

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Ladies Bible Study
Wed, Jan 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Community Prayer Meeting
Wed, Jan 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fellowship Time
Sun, Jan 28, 9:15am - 9:30am
Christian Education Hour (Jr. & Sr. High)
Sun, Jan 28, 9:30am - 10:30am
Christian Education Hour (Adults)
Sun, Jan 28, 9:30am - 10:30am
Sunday Morning Worship
Sun, Jan 28, 10:45am - 12:00pm
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