“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only,

deceiving yourselves."

James 1:22

Fall is finally here and we welcome the cooler temperatures and the RAIN! We will soon gather as families for Thanksgiving followed closely by Advent and Christmas. A busy but joyous time indeed.

In order to be "doers of the Word" we must study God's Word. We are now offering the Bible Study from Max Lucado "You Were Made for This Moment." We are all called by God at certain times in our life for specific reasons, to act and stand for Him. We usually do not know or see them coming. Through prayer, study and discernment, God works through us for the benefit and blessing we can be to others. The Book of Esther is a perfect example of how God worked in the lives of two people to save Israel. We are learning about our "Mordecai Moments" and our "Esther Events." God has and will give us these types of events and moments in our lives and we must be ready to act. This study is being offered twice on Sunday at church (during Sunday School and at 4:00 in the afternoon) and once during the week, on Thursdays, at the Stenes beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you haven't signed up for a session, it is not too late. Study guides have been donated, so there is no cost involved. If you can't make a study, I recommend you read the book by the same name. It really makes you think.

We are planning more small group Bible studies after the first of the year. Studying God's word together will have an amazing impact on our congregational life here at Immanuel.

Peace and Blessings,

Luther Stene