The first statement in Immanuel’s statement of doctrine reads “The Holy Scriptures: We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God, and our guide to faith and practice.” That statement forms the basis of what our church believes and how we practice our faith. Throughout our church’s 133 year history, the Bible has been our anchor in a sea of changing beliefs.
There is a new documentary on the Bible, The God Who Speaks, and their website explains, “There is a war raging around us – in society, in our churches, and in our homes. It is not a battle over marriage, race, or the sexual revolution. Rather, it is a battle for the truth. Is God real? Does He speak, and if so, how would we know? While many churches are faithfully proclaiming the truths found in Scripture, others have lost confidence in the Bible’s divine authorship.”
“The God Who Speaks is a 90-minute documentary that traces the evidence of the Bible’s authority through interviews with some of the world’s most respected biblical scholars. This film answers common objections about the Bible’s reliability and equips believers to confidently base their lives on the power of God’s Word.” You can view the trailer at: http://thegodwhospeaks.org/
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
God’s Call & Jonah’s Rejection
Dr. Daniel Davey
Come, Lord Jesus
Revelation 22: 16-21
Pastor Mike Srisam-ang
Teens 13+ what are you doing this summer? Would you like to be part of a team reaching children for Christ? Come to Jump Start – fun & introductory gathering on Saturday, February 24 from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Annex. Reaching children with the Gospel during the month of July, serving with other students who want to make a difference, growing in your faith = A DYNAMIC SUMMER. Questions & RSVP – call Amy Haines 804.690.8763.
Save the Date for VBS: July 30th – August 3rd, 9 AM to 12 PM
There will be a retirement service, reception and offering for Pastor Geoffrey Chan on Sunday, February 18 at 6:30 PM. The service will begin in the sanctuary and end with the reception in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, February 17th
4350 Pouncey Tract Road,12:45 – 4 PM
Laser tag, ice skating and arcade games, Cost is only $10
Sunday is the last day to sign up and turn your money into Mike or Hannah.
2018 Elders, Deacons, Trustees and Assignments
Feb. 18 – Geoff Chan’s Retirement Service/Offering/Reception
Feb. 25 – Business Meeting
March 18 – Membership Class
March 16-17 – Church Wide Cleaning Day