Distorted Vision

Becky DreilingChurch Blog

What?  A fast growing cataract?  I have always had great vision!  What is happening?

I recently got my first pair of prescription eyeglasses but had trouble adjusting to them.  A trip back to the eye doctor exposed the cause – an aggressive cataract!

The nurse in me began the research.   Wikipedia says, “A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.”  There can be many causes but since I am in total denial that I might be getting old, I deduce that my cause is probably “prolonged exposure to sunlight.”  After all, I was born and raised in Miami and then lived in Paraguay for many years.  “That’s probably it,” I tell myself.

The treatment involves an incision in the cornea of the eye where the distorted lens is removed and a new lens inserted.  Ouch!  That sounds painful and very similar to sin in my life.  Sin sneaks in and then begins to wreak havoc in me!  Sometimes it festers slowly and almost unnoticed like the typical cataract.  Other times it comes in suddenly and grows quickly like mine did.

Praise God that He has a solution for my sin.  I need to diagnose or identify it and then ask God to forgive me and surgically remove it from me.  It will be painful and hard but He has promised to cleanse me of my sin and restore me to a right relationship with Him.

I am now several days postop.  My vision is so clear and colors are amazingly vivid.  I want that same restored relationship with Jesus.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

Becky Dreiling


PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Sermon:
Wisdom’s Learning Spirit
(Proverbs 9:1-18)
Pastor Michael
Scripture:
2 Peter 3:14-18
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Evening Service
– Business Meeting
– Richard Acquaye Missionary Report, Reception & Offering

business meeting

Sunday Evening, June 24, 6:30 PM


Sunday Evening, June 24
Richard Acquaye Report, Reception, & Offering

Sunday School Survey
Please help the Christian Education Committee evaluate our present Sunday School ministry with a view of making it better. It is important that we hear from everyone including those not currently active in Sunday School. We want to determine if we are meeting our stated objectives and meeting the needs of those who are attending or may attend in the future. Please click on the link below and complete the survey in its entirety. It can be done anonymously or, if you are willing to be contacted by a member of the committee, there is a place to include your name. Thank you for your help. Please pray with us that we can make a good thing even better.

IBC softball
Come out and support the IBC men’s softball team on Monday, June 25 at 8:40 PM at Henderson Field #1 as they play Redemption Hill. City Rain Line (804) 646-0751

New Church Office Hours: Beginning Monday, July 2, the church office hours will be Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM.


Host Families / August 3-11, 2018
Looking for American host homes for 12 Chinese children, (male and female, ages 8 to 16) from Weifang, Shangdong Province. The children will be attending a summer camp 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day in town.
If you can provide a place to sleep, breakfast and dinner during their stay, transportation to and from camp, then contact Kelly Ober, kober@immanuelbaptist.org

vbs 2018
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 30 – August 3
Get out your camping supplies and come with us for a week full of adventure at Camp Moose on the Loose. Using the “trail map” of God’s Word we will discover God’s Forever Forgiveness.

SUMMER READING CLUB
Don’t Monkey Around: Go Bananas for Reading
July 8 – August 19 (6 weeks)
Stop by the library to sign up before July 8. Adults, teens, and children are encouraged to take part this summer! Earn your prize from the treasure chest!!

A weekly gathering dedicated to inter-generational worship of the Lord Jesus. We are serious about sharing our lives around knowing, singing, and praying God’s Word.
Memory Verse: Colossians 1:28-29
Prayer for 6/27: Prayer on Locations
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JUNE, JULY, AUGUST
Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events:
June 24 –Acquaye Missionary Report
July 29 –Membership Class
Froelich Missionary Report, Reception & Offering (PM)
July 30 – Aug 3 –Vacation Bible School