The Dream Team intercessors pray specifically for the needs of our pastor and his family. The prayers are communicated every 2 weeks via email or printed up by the office staff for those without email. The Prayer Chain is communicated via email. The prayers are generated from the bulletin Friendship cards, email and phone calls. The PRT (Prayer Responsibility Team) assignments go out to member’s church mail boxes at the beginning of each month. Each month a different church ministry is rotated through each box. These prayers are for the at home prayer support of Immanuel’s ministries.

November 2017

  …In Prayer Ministry

Thanksgiving is Not an Option

Sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 

Psalms 66:2

It is not an option whether or not we will praise God. Praise is God’s due, and every Christian, as the recipient of His grace, is bound to praise God from day to day.

It is true that we have no commandment prescribing certain daily hours of song and thanksgiving; but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God. It is not only pleasurable, but it is an absolute obligation and duty.

Those of you who are mourning should not think that you can discharge your duty to God without songs of praise. You are bound by the bonds of His love to bless His name as long as you live, and His praise should continually be in your mouth, for you are blessed in or-der that you may bless Him (Is. 43:21). If you do not praise God, you are not bringing forth the fruit that He has a right to expect from you.

Do not let your harp hang on the willows (Ps 137:2), but take it down and strum with a grateful heart, bringing out its loudest music. Arise and declare His praise. Let every morn-ing’s dawn and every setting sun be followed with your song. Surround the earth with your praises; circle it with an atmosphere of melody, and God Himself will listen from heaven and accept your music.

Edited from 9/10/17 devotional by Alistair Begg.

Bonnie Fairchild

Immanuel’s Story told in…. 

In Prayer Shawl Ministry:

A prayer shawl is meant to be given to anyone (male or female including children) who has had surgery, been diagnosed with an illness, lost a loved one or is dealing with a hardship.

Prayers are said while the shawl is being made, that recipients may feel comfort and love as they wrap themselves in it. Shawls are available in the Fellowship Hall in the far right hand corner on cabinet shelves. Please be sure to check/sign the book saying whom you are giving a shawl to because we don’t want to duplicate.
Please let me know of anyone you believe should receive one of these Prayer Shawls.

Thank you and if any questions please feel free to call or email me at 218-546-6065 or

Marsha Larson