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The next Mission Class for those interested in membership at Immanuel is going to be Sunday, August 17th. Notice this is a change from the date announced last Sunday.

If you’re not a member yet at Immanuel but have been coming awhile and want to find out what it means to be fully a part of us, go through the material here and come to the class on the 17th. Lunch is provided.

PRELUDE – “Glorious” by Martha Munizzi

Song –

Behold Our God” by Baird, Baird, Baird, and Altrogge


“May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds – his name is the LORD – and rejoice before him” (Ps. 68:1-4).



“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2Cor. 5:21).

Songs –

Let God Arise” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue



Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Numbers 10:11-36

SERMON – “Setting Out”


Song –

Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio


Song –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve & Vikki Cook



POSTLUDE – “One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle.

Just a reminder thatwe are beginning our Saturday Morning Prayer Meeting again this Saturday. Some people meet at 8:00 AM at The Meeting Place to seek God’s face and ask him to move among us. You don’t have to come every Saturday, just come when you can. If you want a ride, contact Sarah F.

$325 / 2000ft² – $325 Room for rent tri-Taylor male/Christian (Tri-Taylor)

2453 W. Grenshaw St. Newer building. Granite counter tops. Newer appliances. 2.5 baths. Available August 1st. . Plenty of storage. Back and from gated yard. Garage for bikes. W/D in unit. Central heat and A/C. Christian, young professional housemates. Plenty of permit-free parking in front of house. We are hoping to find someone that is willing to share the master bedroom, master bath, and large walk-in closet with a 27 year old electrical engineer.

Please contact Michael E.

Megan is moving Friday, August 1st, and needs someone who would be wiling to go to Indiana with her. She has to leave the truck in Lafayette, so she needs a person willing to either drive the truck (10′ long) or her car, and then drive back with her in her car. She also needs help with a few of her larger items, like her mattress. She can pay $100, and she wants to start Friday morning at 7:30 AM.

If anyone is interested and available, let her know!

PRELUDE – “Where You Go I Go” by Brian Johnson and Jon Mohr


“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn – shout for joy before the LORD, the King” (Ps. 98:1-6).

Song –

Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin



“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1).

Song –

No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson


Songs –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell and on the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING – Numbers 10:1-10

SERMON – “The Silver Trumpets”


Songs –

Hallelujah What a Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss [Ascend the Hill version]

Cornerstone” by Hillsong


Song –

I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin



POSTLUDE – “I Will Follow” by Jon Guerra and Jacob Sooter

Church Fam!

This Sunday is Andrew & Cyndi’s last Sunday before they move to Philadelphia for seminary. Join us for a send off lunch following service at Arrigo Park (weather permitting, or The Meeting Place weather not permitting). Grilled hotdogs will be provided, but please bring a side to share!

Contact koinonia with questions.

Our regular Sunday gathering won’t happen in Chicago this week. We will be having it at the Streator Baptist Camp in Streator, IL.

Even if you can’t make it to the whole retreat, you can still come for the Sunday service at 10:45 AM. It just takes about 2 hours to drive there.

After much anticipation, the Annual Immanuel Summer Retreat has finally arrived!

We will meet up at Streator Baptist Camp this Friday, July 18 [i.e. TOMORROW]! You should follow the directions below in THIS email…not the ones on Google or you may end up lost!

The first event will be a bonfire Friday night with marshmallows and hot dogs for roasting!

Activities will start full-force Saturday morning!

For those who have never been – the camp provides bedding and towels! But be sure to bring anything else you may need (toiletries, clothes, swim suits, beach towels, tennis shoes, jackets, frisbees, etc).

The suggested donation is $85/adult and $15/child (for children old enough to eat the food provided at the camp). Checks can be made out to IBC and given to Cyndi at the retreat.

If you need a ride or have a spot in your vehicle to spare, email Cyndi ASAP.


From Chicago:

(can take I-55 to I-80)

Take I-80 West to Mile marker 90 at Route 23.

Go South (left) 13 miles to Leonore Rd.

Turn West (right) and go 5 miles to East 12th Rd.

Go south (left) 1.5 miles to Streator Baptist Camp sign.

Go left 0.6 miles to the top of the hill.

So the Annual Immanuel Summer Retreat is coming up in 2 days! If you haven’t RSVPed to Cyndi yet, email her right now at koinonia

The format this year will be like a TED Conference. We have several different people from church slated to give “the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).” The talks will be interspersed with shorter presentations, including music, performances and comedy.

The overall theme is “Why Does That Matter?” Here are the topics that will be addressed:

“Why Do Cities Matter?” – Nathan Carter

“Why Does Diversity Matter?” – Daniel Deurbrouck

“Why Does Liturgy Matter?” – Ryan Christie

“Why Does Missions Matter?” – Phil & Tracy Ennis

“Why Does Evangelism Matter?” – John Rood

“Why Does Work Matter?” – Andy & Vivian Sapthavee

“Why Does Ecclesiology Matter?” – Peter Ferris

“Why Does a Confession of Faith Matter?” – Mike Erington

“Why Do Gender Roles Matter?” – Nathan Carter with Sarah Ferris

“Why Does Preaching Matter?” – Nathan Carter

And of course there will be group games and bonfires and hay rides and hiking and sports and free time…

We would like to video record all the talks and create a web page afterward for people to access. We need someone with the skills and equipment to be in charge of videography. If you can do this, please email Nathan ASAP.