February 11th: “Listen to Him!”

Can you keep a secret?

We’ve all seen the commercials and special news stories about Soldiers coming home from deployments and surprising their children, spouses, and families.  That wonderful experience would not be possible if someone let the news of the arrival slip, right?  But it’s such wonderful news! Why keep it a secret?  Because there is a bigger purpose; a fantastic event that has been planned.  I’ve been involved with such events, and let me tell you, it’s hard not to let on that something’s about to happen.

In Mark chapter nine, Jesus has a special event planned for Peter, James and John up on the mountain.  A surprise meeting with Elijah and Moses! Here they witness Jesus’ transfiguration.  They were terrified and dumbfound, but what an amazing thing to be a part of.  Everyone needs to hear about this, right?  Well, Jesus had other plans.

Come join us at 10:45 am Sunday as we take a closer look at Christ’s transfiguration.  Christ has something to say to YOU this week, so come and Listen to Him.  You may be surprised with what he has to say!

Mark 9:2-9

New Revised Standard Version

2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.

4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus.5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.

7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. 

9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


Rev. Larry Smith
Interim Senior Pastor





9:30    Sunday School-adults & children  Join us for coffee & pastries!
10:15  Transportation available at Panorama Apartments
10:45  Sunday Morning Worship
(Nursery Care is available from 9:30-12:00)

1:00-3:00   Hispanic Praise and Worship
5:30-7:30   “Sunday Night Live” Community Outreach Devotional & Dinner
Sponsored by Immanuel Methodist Church


6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (first, second, and third Mondays)  Check out the Children and Youth page for details.


7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous


10:30  a.m. Prayer Group
3:00    p.m. Panorama Bible Study
6:00    p.m. Ivy Knoll Worship Service
6:00    p.m. Worship Band Practice
7:00    p.m. G.L.A.S.T Support Meeting
7:30    p.m. Choir Practice


6:30 a.m. Breakfast for All
7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous


8:30 p.m.  Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous
5:30 p.m.   Community Dinner

New Welcome Statement


We extend a special welcome to those who are single, divorced, remarried, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, y no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Taylor Swift or if you can’t carry a tune in bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organized religion (we’ve been there too). If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, can’t work, can’t spell, or came because grandma is in town and she wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…and you! (If any part of this statement offends you…you’re welcome too!)

Thursday Breakfast


How about breakfast? Why not?

We have partnering with the Breakfast Ministry of Covington to provide food for those in the community who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day.   Come and eat with the community on Thursday morning. The meal is free and served in our fellowship hall. (Use entrance in the back of the church)

Looking for a place to volunteer and connect with the community?

This is a great way to plug into the heart of Covington! Be the hands of Christ by meeting the needs of the ones who need it the most.  Join us on Thursday morning and talk to Tom or Elaine to find out more about this opportunity to serve.

Breakfast is 6:30-8:00.