January 2018

  …In Prayer Ministry

Luke 1:5-17 is about Zechariah, a priest and his wife, Elizabeth, who were childless as

Elizabeth was unable to conceive a child. Zechariah was chosen by lot to burn incense in the temple. An Angel of the Lord appeared to him. The angel told him “Do not be afraid. Your prayers have been heard.” The angel told him Elizabeth would conceive a son and they were to name him John and he would be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he was born. He would precede the Messiah to make ready a people pre-pared for the Lord.

Zechariah & Elizabeth must have prayed fervently for many years and probably had given up as they were ad-vanced in age.

God hears our prayers and never forgets them. He may move on our prayers long after we have prayed them. His timing is perfect. Sometimes He answers “Yes”, sometimes He Answers “No” and other times He answers “wait”.

Zechariah and Elizabeth asked for a son. God not only gave them a son but a prophet who would announce the arrival of the Messiah.

We are told in the bible that the “prayers of a righteous man has great power in its effects.” James 5:16. Are we righteous? Yes. Jesus has made us righteous by His death on the cross and rising again. Keep on Praying. God loves you and wants the best for you.

Birdie Walth

Excerpts taken from Our Daily Bread Devotional written by James Banks


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.

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