Pastor’s Perspective:

June 2023

Pastor Paul Mattson

“Prime Time’

So…what do you consider “prime time?”  Much is said about “prime time” television.  There is talk for prime time for this and prime time for that.

By calling something “prime time” I suppose it means that a certain time is preferred, is important, is advantageous, is a better than normal opportunity.

No time is more “prime time” than the Sunday morning of worship and fellowship.  I can think of nothing more opportune or more essential to any one of us than to begin with God, another week of living. 

Whatever importance other hours of the week may have for us, none can be more important than the time we come together in the presence of God and realign ourselves with life as God intends it to be.

In the entertainment world, of television, sports and movies, prime time may be on some other day and at a time and at some other hour.  But in the interest of living, no time is more prime time than being in church on Sunday mornings. God bless you as we gather, grow and go as disciples of Jesus!

Blessings – Pastor Paul

Immanuel’s Vision Statement 

A vibrant and diverse community of faith where lives are changed;
Where people of all ages are invited and challenged
To become disciples of Jesus in their daily lives;
Where real people experience healing, help, hope and harmony


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