April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday)

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music             I Know that My Redeemer Lives                    -Shackley

*Songs                                            Christ Arose                                          -Lowry/ Smith    

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God

Sacrament of Baptism and Reception of New Member

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

 The Word of God

 

*Songs                                                   Overcome                                                     -Egan

                                                  Christ the Lord is Risen Today                            -Wesley

 Scripture:                                       1 Corinthians 15:1-11   

Message:                                      “Rising to a New Life”

                                                             Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 The Response to the Word

 Offering                                  The Day of the Resurrection                                    -Martin

M.O.M. Offering Received          

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382 Prayers

Sr. Choir                                    The Lord is Risen Today                                      -Larson

*Song                                       Battle Hymn of the Republic              -Ward Howe/ Steffe

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

April Mission of the Month: Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. They focus on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel, either because of poverty, geography, or social antagonism toward Christianity.

April Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

 We are pleased to administer the Sacrament of Baptism to Jessi F this morning, and welcome her as a new member.

 Join Us After Service Today:  We will be having an “Enhanced Coffee Hour” to enjoy baked goods and fellowship with each another. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids! Thank you to all who brought in baked goods to share, and to the Burcham Small Group for coordinating and providing the candy for the Easter Egg Hunt.

CONNECT Wednesday: The kids will be painting flower pots in preparation for planting next week.  They will also be doing puzzles, and learning about the miracle of Jesus.

Sunday April 28, the Burcham small group will be surrounding a struggling young mother from Flint with love and support.  There will be a brunch in our room after service so that we can chat with her and shower her with diapers and wipes.  She needs newborn to size 5 diapers as she has a young daughter, and a new little one on the way.  Diapers and wipes are a necessity that Medicaid does not provide. Please come and join us in showing her Christian love. 

Youth Group Rummage Sale Fundraiser:  Saturday May 4 from 8-2 p.m.  Item s can be dropped off in the FLC on Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

             Friends with Health Concern

  Gary A, Mark B, Joe C,

          Howard J. C, Sandy F, Carol G,

     Ronda H, Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

Kathe L, Eleanor N, Marian P,

        Sandi S, and Joy V for continued healing.

             Save these Dates:

                                             Consistory Meeting- May 7

                                                 Painting with Sandi- May 14

                                                     Men’s Study- May 14

                                         Congregational Meeting/ Potluck- May 19

                                  May 22- Last CONNECT before Summer Break

                                             Summer Mission Trip- July 18-21

                                            Summer Mission Trip- August 8-11

April 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

April 18, 2019

Pre-Service Music                 Ah, Holy Jesus                                     -Martin

                                             Were You There                                    -Rogers

Responsive Call to Worship

 *Hymn:                How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

 *Invocation and Lord’s Prayer

 Scripture Reading:  Luke 22: 1 - 6

 Unison Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and the Law of God

Scripture Reading:  John 13: 1 - 17

Responsive Reading

 Scripture Reading:  Luke 22: 54 - 62

 *Hymn                               Man of Sorrows                                            #246

 Scripture Reading:  1 Corinthians 11: 23-26

Meditation:  How Faithful are We?

 *Hymn                   Let Us Break Bread Together                                  #564

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Served Intinction Style)

 Communion Thanksgiving

 

*Hymn   Beneath the Cross of Jesus #253

 *Benediction

 Depart in Silence

 Participating in Tonight’s Service

 Rev. Richard Heusinkveld

Darla Lucero

Don Farnum

David Harvey

Ann Harvey

Kandy Hannula

Marcia Jackson

 

April 14, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                All Glory, Laud and Honor                                          -Love

*Songs                                   Hosanna, Loud Hosanna                                       -Threlfall

                                              I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy                         -Tornquist/ Cooke

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God

 Kids Praise Team                 This Little Light of Mine                                   

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

 

The Word of God

 

*Songs                                    All Glory, Laud and Honor                                        -Love

 

Scripture:                                Job 38:1-7; Matthew 21:1-11   

Message:                           “Troubled by a Talking Whirlwind”

                                                          Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 The Response to the Word

Mission of the Month

Offering                                     Hosanna, Loud Hosanna                                      -Martin          

*Song                                      

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                 Life of Praise                                                    -Hall

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

April Mission of the Month: Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. They focus on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel, either because of poverty, geography, or social antagonism toward Christianity.

April Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

CONNECT Wednesday: The kids will be learning about finding the empty tomb after Jesus was crucified

Maundy Thursday Communion Service: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Good Friday Community Service:  Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1st United Methodist Church, 7:00 P.M.

Enhanced Coffee Fellowship Hour Easter Sunday, April 21- There is a sign-up sheet in the FLC to bring a baked good to share after the service.  There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt during that time for the kids ages third grade and younger.  Thank you to the Burcham small group for organizing the hunt and providing the candy. 

Youth Group Rummage Sale Fundraiser:  Saturday May 4 from 8-2 p.m.  Item s can be dropped off in the FLC on Friday, May 3.  Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Summer Mission Trips:  July 18-21 and August 8-11.  Both trips will be to the Stanton’s property in Alger, MI.  Please see the sign-up sheet in the FLC if you are interested in going on either of these trips.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

             Friends with Health Concern

  Gary A, Mark B, Joe C,

          Howard J. C, Sandy F, Carol G,

     Ronda H, Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

Kathe L, Eleanor N, Marian P,

        Sandi S, and Joy V for continued healing.

                     Save these Dates:

                                             Painting with Sandi- April 23

                                                       Men’s Study- April 23

                                                 Consistory Meeting- May 7

                                         Congregational Meeting/ Potluck- May 19

                                             Summer Mission Trip- July 18-21

                                            Summer Mission Trip- August 8-11

April 7, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                               Crown Him with Many Crowns          -Bridges/ Thring/ Elvey  

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

 The Word of God

 

*Songs                                               He Leadeth Me                                           -Gilmore

                                                        Old Church Choir                                        -Williams

 

Scripture:                                              John 11:1-16

Message:                           “Do You Really Want to Follow Him”                                       

                                                            Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                             The Response to the Word

Mission of the Month

Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382                                     

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                 Ancient of Days                             -Harvick/ Sadler

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 The Flowers Today are in celebration of our 6 lb. son… born 40 years ago.  Joshua H has become quite an amazing adult and we love him dearly. ~ Mom and Dad

April Mission of the Month: Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. They focus on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel, either because of poverty, geography, or social antagonism toward Christianity.

April Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

CONNECT Wednesday: The children will be making beaded cross necklaces with colored beads that represent the key aspects of the Christian Gospel.  The children will learn through the story what each color represents.

Easter Lilies- If you would like to purchase Easter lilies in honor of, in memory of, or in celebration of somebody special, please see the sign-up sheet in the FLC. 

Maundy Thursday Communion Service: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Good Friday Community Service:  Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1st United Methodist Church, 7:00 P.M.

Enhanced Coffee Fellowship Hour Easter Sunday, April 21- There is a sign-up sheet in the FLC to bring a baked good to share after the service.  There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt during that time for the kids ages third grade and younger. 

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              

 Friends with Health Concern

Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                                Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

                           Joe C, and June B for continued healing.

                    

 Save these Dates:

                                           Maundy Thursday Communion Service- April 18

             Good Friday Community Service (1st United Methodist Church)- April, 19

                                                     Easter Egg Hunt- April 21

                                       Enhanced Coffee Fellowship Hour- April 21

                                                 Painting with Sandi- April 23

                                                     Men’s Study- April 23

                                                 Consistory Meeting- May 7

                                        Congregational Meeting/ Potluck- May 19

March 31, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                                            Indescribable                                         -Reeves/Story      *Congregational Greeting

Responsive Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

 The Word of God

 

*Songs                                                 Help Me Find It                        -Sidewalk Prophets

Take My Life and Let It Be            -(No. 458) Havergal                                       

 Scripture:                                            John 8:32; 11:16

Message:                                   “Living Out Your Purpose”                                       

                                                            Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                             The Response to the Word

 

Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382 Offertory Prayer

*Song                                              Watch and Pray                                                  -Paris

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 Flowers are Provided by: Chris & Sheryl P in memory of Sheryl's parents, Dee and Warren R, members of ICRC from 1958 until their passing in 2010 and 2018.

March Mission of the Month: The Gideons International- Today is the last day to contribute to this very special mission.  All proceeds will be sent to the Gideons in loving memory of Paul M.

CONNECT Wednesday: There will be no CONNECT this week due to Spring Break.  We will resume April 10.

Blessings come in many ways, the nicest come as friends! “Thank you for remembering me.” ~ Eleanor N

Thank You to all who contributed to the Soup Luncheon Fundraiser!  We are so grateful for all of the delicious soups and desserts that were served! All proceeds will go toward the summer mission trips in Alger, MI.

Congratulations to Linda B for being chosen for SHINE.FM’s “Outstanding Volunteer” award last Sunday, what an honor! Thank You Linda for all you do, you truly are a blessing!

Easter Lilies- If you would like to purchase Easter lilies in honor of, in memory of, or in celebration of somebody special, please see the sign-up sheet in the FLC. 

Enhanced Coffee Fellowship Hour Easter Sunday, April 21- There is a sign-up sheet in the FLC to bring either a baked good or a dessert to share after the service.  There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt during that time for the kids ages third grade and younger. 

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              Friends with Health Concerns

Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

          Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

           Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

          Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

             Joe C, June B for continued healing.

                    

          Save these Dates:

          Elder’s Meeting- April 2

Men’s Study- April 9

March 24, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                                           Holy, Holy, Holy                                             -Perronet

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

 The Word of God

*Song                                                    We Believe                                           -Newsboys

 Scripture:                                Ecclesiastes 4:9; John: 13:34

Message:                                         “Teamwork”                                       

                                                       Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry

Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382 Prayers

Choir Anthem                                   Find Us Faithful                                              -Mohr

*Song                                         Build Your Kingdom Here                     -Rend Collective   

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 March Calling Team:  Please call Bruce and Julie L with any special concerns or requests.

SHINE.FM:  Please welcome SHINE.FM this morning as they honor us for “Church of the Week today!  We are very happy to have them here!  Stay tuned for the winner of the “Outstanding Volunteer” award and prize that will be announced later in the service! 

Jr. High Soup Luncheon:  Please join us in the FLC immediately following the service today for the Jr. High Soup Luncheon.  This is a fundraiser for the summer mission trips to Alger, MI. There will be no Sunday School or classes today.

Summer mission trips this year are to Alger, Michigan. They will take place July 18-21 and August 8-11, both trips are open to the entire church.  Please let Joey South know if you are interested.

 “Many thanks for all of the prayers, cards, calls, and meals. We feel truly blessed by our wonderful church family.” ~ Mark and June B

 “We would like to sincerely thank our church family for the thoughts, conversations, prayers and cards when Joe had back surgery. Each day is a gift and closer to recovery!” “We rest knowing God is in control.” ~ Joe & Michelle C

CONNECT Wednesday: The children will be making and flying kites! Their lesson will be on God’s presence and why we can’t see Jesus, but we can see the wind.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              Friends with Health Concern

 

           Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

          Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

           Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

          Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

             Joe C, June B for continued healing.

                    

          Save these Dates:

          Elder’s Meeting- April 2

        Painting with Sandi- April 9

   Men’s Study- April 9

March 17, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                      

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God

*Song                                   

 Scripture:                                  Proverbs 8:13; 11:2; 16:18

Message:                               “A Legend in Your Own Mind”                                       

                                                       Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

The Response to the Word

 Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382                                     

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                       

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 March Calling Team:  Please call Bruce T and Julie L with any special concerns or requests.

March Mission of the Month: The Gideons International- All proceeds from this mission offering will be sent to the Gideons in loving memory of Paul Moerdyk.

Church Family: “To all of you, Dean and I would like to say how much we appreciate what you did that day when my sister went away to Heaven so suddenly.”  “You offered prayers, sent cards, and visited too.”  “You let your care surround us and we thank you.” ~ Dean and Marcia J

CONNECT Wednesday: The children will enjoy an ice cream social this week. The bible study will be, “Manna in the Wilderness.”

All Church Bowling Party: This Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 SHINE.FM Visits/ Soup Luncheon- Next Sunday, March 24!  We are excited to be chosen for SHINE.FM’s Church of the Week! On Monday, March 18, SHINE.FM will begin promoting our church on the radio and will continue to advertise our location and service time throughout the week.  On Sunday, March 24, they will join us here at ICRC to announce the winner of the “Outstanding Volunteer” award and prize which will be given to a member from our congregation. Pastor Rich’s pre-recorded interview will also air that morning during the Shine worship with Don and Daneli.  There will be a soup luncheon to follow in the FLC.  Don’t miss out on this exciting day!

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns

  Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                                Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

                           Joe C, and June Black for continued healing.

Save these Dates:

                                             Spiritual Growth Meeting- March 25

                                                Painting with Sandi- March 26

                                                      Men’s Study- March 26

                                                    Elder’s Meeting- April 2

March 10, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                       Let it Rise/ Let Everything that has Breath             -Davis/ Redman  *Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

The Word of God

 

*Song                                    Days of Elijah/ Those Who Trust                  -Mark/ Chaffer

 

Scripture:                                          Genesis 11:1-9

Message:                                     “Divine Descension”                                       

                                                    Pastor Mike Gafa

Prayer for Blessing                                        

The Response to the Word

 

Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                        Today                                                 -Doerksen

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 March Calling Team:  Please call Bruce T and Julie L with any special concerns or requests.

March Mission of the Month: The Gideons International- All proceeds from this mission offering will be sent to the Gideons in loving memory of Paul Moerdyk.

Church Members: Nominee ballots for two members each for the office of elder and deacon are due today.  Please place your ballots in the box on the table to the right of the mailboxes if you haven’t done so already.  There are extra ballots next to the box as well if needed.

CONNECT Wednesday: The children will enjoy an ice cream social this week. The bible study will be, “Loaves and Fishes.”

All Church Bowling Party: Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please Sign up in the Family Life Center as soon as possible so that we can add additional lanes if needed.  So far, we have 22 signed up, it’s going to be a great time!

 SHINE.FM Visits/ Soup Luncheon- Sunday, March 24.  We are excited to be chosen for SHINE.FM’s Church of the Week! On Monday, March 18, SHINE.FM will begin promoting our church on the radio and will continue to advertise our location and service time throughout the week.  On Sunday, March 24, they will join us here at ICRC to announce the winner of the “Outstanding Volunteer” award and prize which will be given to a member from our congregation. Pastor Rich’s pre-recorded interview will also air that morning during the Shine worship with Don and Daneli.  There will be a soup luncheon to follow in the FLC.  Don’t miss out on this exciting day!

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

         Friends with Health Concern

Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                                Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

                           and Joe C, for continued healing.

                    Save these Dates:

                                             Back Pack Deliveries- March 20

                            Service of Fellowship Committee Meeting- March 21

                                            All Church Bowling Party- March 23

                      Shine FM Visits/ Church of the Week/ Soup Luncheon- March 24

                                           Spiritual Growth Meeting- March 25

                                                Painting with Sandi- March 26

                                                      Men’s Study- March 26

March 3, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                            All Creatures of Our God and King            -Assisi/ Draper #347

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God  

 The Word of God

 

*Song                                       Just as I am/ I Come Broken                     -Elliott/ Cottrell

                                                        All Things Possible                                         -Schultz 

 Scripture:                                          Hebrews 5:12-14

Message:                                    “Room for Improvement”                                       

                                                         Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

The Response to the Word

 Communion Hymn                              Table of Grace                          -Hutto/ Harrington

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Responsive Communion Thanksgiving

Mission of the Month Presentation

Offering                     

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 38

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                   Feed the Fire                                  -Grooters/ Beal 

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

March Calling Team:  Please call Bruce T and Julie L with any special concerns or requests.

March Mission of the Month: The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

Church Members: There are Nominee ballots for each member of your family that is 18 and up, and also a member of our church, in your mailbox. Please fill these out and recommend two members each for the office of elder or deacon.  There is also a letter explaining this process in your mailbox.  Ballots are due back by next Sunday, March 10. Please place them in the box provided.  It is on the table next to the mailboxes. Thank you.

Free Book Table in the FLC: Jack and Marcia will have a table set up in the FLC with lots of free books! Please stop by and check it out after service.

CONNECT Wednesday: Puppet Show!

All Church Bowling Party: Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please Sign up in the Family Life Center as soon as possible so that we can add additional lanes if needed.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

          Friends with Health Concern

Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

        Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

      Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

           Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

                and Joe C, for continued healing.

                    Save these Dates:

                         Painting with Sandi- March 12

                         Men’s Study- March 12

Consistory Meeting- March 14

                         Classis Meeting in Ann Arbor- March 16

                           Packing Back Packs after Service- March 17

                           Back Pack Deliveries- March 20

                              All Church Bowling Party- March 23

                          Shine FM Visits/ Church of the Week/ Soup Luncheon- March 24

February 24, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                                               The Same Love                                            -Baloche           

*Congregational Greeting

Responsive Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

  The Word of God

*Song                                     O That Will be Glory for Me                                   -Gabriel

                                                         I Saw the Light                                            -Williams

 

Scripture:                                         John 6:37; 15:16

Message:                                        “Getting Drafted”                                       

                                                        Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

  The Response to the Word

Offering  

Mission of the Month Offering Received                    

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                This is Amazing Grace                              -Wickhom

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in room seven 10 minutes before each service to pray for our pastor and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 February Calling Team:  Please call Marcia J and Jennifer B with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers Are Provided By:  Alv and Joy V in celebration of their 67th anniversary! May God bless them with many more years to come!

February Mission of the Month: Lansing Christian Services: Today is the last day to give to this worthy cause.

Church Members: There are Nominee ballots for each member of your family that is 18 and up, and also a member of our church, in your mailbox. Please fill these out and recommend two members each for the office of elder or deacon.  There is also a letter explaining this process in your mailbox.  Ballots are due back by Sunday, March 10. Please place them in the box provided.  It is on the table next to the mailboxes. Thank you.

It is our pleasure to announce that Joey S has been hired as Youth Group Coordinator. Joey brings recent experience providing direction and support for the youth in Immanuel as well as outreach experience from the Firehouse. Through Gods guidance and support from Immanuel, we look forward to Joey’s participation with Immanuel’s Youth and Leadership.

CONNECT: The children will enjoy a night of science while they learn about the miracles of Jesus!

All Church Bowling Party: Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please Sign up in the Family Life Center as soon as possible so that we can add additional lanes if needed.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

        Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

             Friends with Health Concern

           Mark B, Howard J. C, Carol G,

                     Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                  Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                               Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

               Joe C, for continued healing.

                    Save these Dates:

                                              John Messer Preaching- March 10

                                                  Painting with Sandi- March 12

                                                       Men’s Study- March 12

Consistory Meeting- March 14

                                         Classis Meeting in Ann Arbor- March 16

                                       Packing Back Packs after Service- March 17

                                                Back Pack Deliveries- March 20

                                           All Church Bowling Party- March 23

                          Shine FM Visits/ Church of the Week/ Soup Luncheon- March 24

                                        

February 17, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                                           Holy, Holy, Holy                                             -Perronet

*Congregational Greeting

Responsive Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

 The Word of God

 

*Song                                              Better is One Day                                   -Redman

                                                  Live with Abandon                                -Newsboys

 

Scripture:                                           Exodus 20:8-9

Message:                                 “A Word to the Workaholic”                                       

                                                        Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                             The Response to the Word

Offering  

Mission of the Month Offering Received                    

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382                                     

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                             Because of Your Love                              -Baloch

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Pray for Our Pastor:  Please join us in Room 7 ten minutes before each service to pray for Pastor Rich and for his message to touch the hearts of those listening.

 February Calling Team:  Please call Marcia J and Jennifer B with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers Are Provided By:  Dean and Marcia J who would like to wish everybody a Happy Valentine’s Day!

February Mission of the Month: Lansing Christian Services: Please consider giving to this worthy cause today.

It is our pleasure to announce that Joey S has been hired as Youth Group Coordinator. Joey brings recent experience providing direction and support for the youth in Immanuel as well as outreach experience from the Firehouse. Through Gods guidance and support from Immanuel, we look forward to Joey’s participation with Immanuel’s Youth and Leadership.

Please keep Joe C in your prayers as he is recovering from back surgery.

Don and Pat W would like to thank everyone for being so kind and thoughtful after Pat’s knee surgery.  “Thank you for the wonderful meals that were sent, and for and of all the cards while I was laid up.”” It meant so much to us for the caring church family that we have.” ~ Pat W

Thank You to Kathy G for bringing Valentine cookies to share last Sunday! If anybody else would like to share a special treat one Sunday, please let Ann Harvey know and it can be arranged. We are so grateful to all who contribute.

CONNECT this Week: The kids will be practicing Marshall Arts and learning about the story of David and Goliath.

Potluck/ Movie Night this Saturday February 23 – Potluck at 5 p.m., Movie starts around 6 p.m. Please enjoy the trailer for “God Bless the Broken Road” during the offering today, this is the movie that we will be showing.

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              Friends with Health Concerns:

  Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                               Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

               Pat W, and Joe C, for continued healing.

                    Save these Dates:

                                              Filling Backpacks after Service- February 17

Back Pack Deliveries- February 20

Movie Night- February 23

                                                Painting with Sandi- February 26

                                                      Men’s Study- February 26

                                   John Messer Preaching/ Communion- March 10

Consistory Meeting- March 14

                                            All Church Bowling Party- March 23

                                     Shine FM Visits/ Church of the Week- March 24

                                         Congregational Meeting/ Potluck- May 19

February 10, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                

*Songs                                   O Worship the King                            -Grant/Tomlin

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God

The Word of God*Song                 

*song All Hail the Power of Jesus Name/ O Praise Him    -Perronet/ Crowder

 Scripture:                                            Exodus 20:7

Message:                                     “Taking God Seriously”                                       

                                                        Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

  The Response to the Word

Offering  

Moment for Ministry                  

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                 Strong Tower                                               -Kutless

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 February Calling Team:  Please call Marcia J and Jennifer B with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers Are Provided By:  The Hannula family in honor of Kristine’s birthday.

February Mission of the Month: Lansing Christian Services: Christian Services is a ministry that meets the needs of the community that are not met by other organizations. They have one phone number for all churches to share, and they enable us to be the hands and the feet of Jesus by connecting personally with the people and by being the listening ears for those in need.  They help people who have ben told no and are in a crisis, as well as those who don’t know how to go about getting help.  They also feature the “Love Clothing Center” which provides school clothes for kids. 

CONNECT: This Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., we will be serving tacos! Come share in the love and celebrate with the children during their Valentine Love Party!

 Potluck/ Movie Night: Saturday, February 23. Please bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck and a movie. We will eat at 5 p.m. (drinks will be provided), and then come together in the Sanctuary at 6 p.m. to watch “God Bless the Broken Road”, from the same director as “God’s not Dead.” The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the FLC.  Bring a friend and enjoy! Childcare will be provided!

 All Church Bowling Party: Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please Sign up in the Family Life Center as soon as possible so that we can add additional lanes if needed.

 Weather Policy: If the Lansing School District is closed, all activities here at ICRC will be as well.  

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

        Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

             Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

                               Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

                         and Pat W for continued healing.

                     Save these Dates:

                                           Filling Backpacks after Service- February 17

Back Pack Deliveries- February 20

Movie Night- February 23

                                                Painting with Sandi- February 26

Men’s Study- February 26

                                            All Church Bowling Party- March 23

 

February 3, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music             

*Songs                      Praise to the Lord/We Praise the Lord    -Warring/Neander

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship

The Word of God

 

*Song                                               Overwhelmed                                               -Weaver

                                                          O Praise Him                                              -Crowder

 Scripture:                                       Philippians 2: 1-8

Message:                         “Reducing the Conflicts in Your Life”                                       

                                                        Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                             The Response to the Word

Mission of the Month

Offering  

Moment for Ministry                  

*Doxology                      Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382     Offertory Prayer

*Song                                                Strong Tower                                                -Kutless   

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                     

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 February Calling Team:  Please call Marcia J and Jennifer B with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers Are Provided By:  Liz S in remembrance of her daughter Phyllis.

February Mission of the Month: Lansing Christian Services: Christian Services is a ministry that networks local church ministries to help people in their community. Through Christian Services, churches and church volunteers are mobilized to work together, along with community organizations and government resources, to provide coordinated assistance to people in need.

Super Bowl Subs: If you ordered Super Bowl Subs, they are available to pick up today after the service in the Family Life Center!

2019 Phone Directories are available. Please check your mailboxes for your copy. Thank you to Sheryl Page for volunteering her time to come and help put them all together!   

CONNECT: Come join us this Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., we will be serving tacos! The children will be enjoying a puzzle night with many different types of puzzles to tax their brains!

 Potluck/ Movie Night: Saturday, February 23. Please bring a dish to pass and join us for a potluck and a movie. We will eat at 5 p.m. (drinks will be provided), and then come together in the Sanctuary at 6 p.m. to watch “God Bless the Broken Road.” Bring a friend, childcare will be provided!

 All Church Bowling Party: Saturday, March 23 at Royal Scott Bowling Alley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please Sign up in the Family Life Center as soon as possible so that we can add additional lanes if needed.

 Weather Policy: If the Lansing School District is closed, all activities here at ICRC will be as well. 

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

        Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              

         Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S.

Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferes,

Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

and Pat W for continued healing.

                Save these Dates:

Painting with Sandi- February 12

Men’s Study- February 12

Filling Backpacks after Service- February 17

Back Pack Deliveries- February 20

Movie Night- February 23

All Church Bowling Party- March 23

 

January 27, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music              Tell Me the Story of Jesus                                   -Lani Smith

                                               My Jesus I Love Thee                                     -Mark Hayes

 *Songs                         Jesus Loves Me, This I Know (verse 1)                   -No. 226                                                                                       Just as I Am, Without One Plea (verse 1)                            -No. 417

*Congregational Greeting

Choir Anthem                  All the Way My Savior Leads Me                                   -Crosby

Prayers

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

 (Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God

*Song                            Songs in My Heart There Rings a Melody                   -No. 633

                                                         Fill My Cup Lord                                         -No. 481     

Scripture:                                              James 1:2-6

Message:                                “Profiting from Your Problems”                                       

                                                            Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

The Response to the Word

Offering  

Moment for Ministry                  

*Doxology                       Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                 -No. 382     Offertory Prayer

*Song                                               Pass It On (verse 1)                                     -No. 641

                                           There’s Something About That Name                        -No. 227

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                      This Little Light of Mine                             -Mark Hayes    

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 January Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian ) with any special concerns or requests.

January Mission of the Month: Today is the last day to donate to the Lansing City Rescue Mission. Thank you to all who have done so already!

Flower Calendar:  We still have lots of dates available to bring flowers for Sunday Services! Please sign up in the Family Life Center.

2019 Phone Directories are available. Please check your mailboxes for your copy. Thank you to Sheryl P for volunteering her time to come and help put them all together!   

Last Call for Super Bowl Subs!  The youth group will be making subs this Saturday February 2, and they will be available to pick up for Super Bowl Sunday, February 3.

Spring Training Recruits:  We are looking for young men from the congregation to volunteer for the Spring Training skits that will take place on February 24 and March 31. If you are willing, please see Karla T.

Consistory Meeting will be held this Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.

CONNECT: Come join us this Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., we will be serving tacos! The children will be learning about and participating in Victory Martial Arts!

All Church Bowling Party:  Please note the insert in the bulletin this week about a bowling party! There is a sign up in the Family Life Center.

Weather Policy: If the Lansing School District is closed, all activities here at ICRC will be as well. 

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

Michael S (A. W’s Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

Joy V, Marian P, Sandy F,

 and Pat W for continued healing.

Save these Dates:

Elder’s Meeting- February 5

Painting with Sandi- February 12

Men’s Study- February 12

Movie Night- February 23

All Church Bowling Party- March 23

 

January 20, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music 

*Songs                               Come People of the Risen King                     -Townend/Getty

*Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

(Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God

 *Song                                                 I Surrender                                                 -Crocker

                                                     Good, Good Father                                -Barrett/Brown

 

Scripture:                                         Philippians 1:3-11

Message:                                         “Enjoying People”                                       

                                                          Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

     The Response to the Word

Offering  

M.O.M. Offering Received                  

*Doxology                     Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382              Offertory Prayer

*Song                                               Holy is the Lord                                  -Tomlin/Giglio

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                             

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 January Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

January Mission of the Month: The City Rescue Mission is a Christian ministry that provides shelter to 140 women, children, and men every night and serves about 100,000 meals each year. The Rescue Mission of Lansing will be opening a new center called "The Outreach" on January 21.  This center is for men and women who struggle in a traditional shelter due to addiction or mental illness issues. Please consider what you can give to this mission today, and keep in mind whether you would like your donations to go to their general fund, to the new Outreach mission, or if you would like it split between the two. If you do have a preference, please see Julie L.

Painting with Sandi- Come join in some creative fun this Tuesday in the choir room!  Painting classes with Sandi S take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month!

CONNECT: This Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  The children will be enjoying an ice cream social afterwards! Come join in the fun! Adults please meet in the choir room at 6:30 p.m. for the Heidelberg Catechism class.

 All Church Game Night Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please come and join us for a night full of games, fun, and fellowship!

 Jr. High Retreat- Please keep our Jr. High Youth group in your prayers this weekend as they will be leaving for their retreat on Friday January 25, and returning Sunday January 27.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

              

Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark Black, Howard J. Church , Carol Geer,

                    Ronda Holleman, Eleanor Nederveld, Sandi Shults

                                   Roland Hubbert and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

  Michael Stokes (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

            Joy Vander Kolk, Marian Peterson, and Sandy Farnum

                                      for continued healing

Save these Dates:

                                                  January 29- Consistory Meeting

Elder’s Meeting- February 5

Painting with Sandi- February 12

Men’s Study- February 12

Movie Night- February 23

January 13, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music 

*Songs                                            Made to Worship                                   -Chris Tomlin

 *Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

(Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God

*Song                                                 This I Believe                                            -Hillsong

 

Scripture:                                           James 1:5-11

Message:                                     “Making Up Your Mind”                                       

                                                          Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                              The Response to the Word

Communion Hymn            Let Us Break Bread Together, vs 1

Celebrate the Lord’s Supper 

Choir Anthem                                  In Remembrance     

Responsive Communion Thanksgiving

Offering                     

*Doxology                     Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                  -No. 382                                     

*Prayers

*Song                             How Can I Keep from Singing Your Praise           -Chris Tomlin

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                          

    

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 January Calling Team:  Please call Tod V. and Brian W. with any special concerns or requests.

January Mission of the Month: The City Rescue Mission is a Christian ministry that provides shelter to 140 women, children, and men every night and serves about 100,000 meals every year.

Prayers:  Please keep the Prince and the South Family in your prayers for the recent loss of their loved one Norman Prince. Norman was Gordon Prince's brother, and brother-in-law to David South.

Senior High Youth Group: will resume meeting on Sundays starting this week from 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

CONNECT: This Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  The children will be making God’s eyes. Adults come join us for the Heidelberg Catechism class starting at 6:30 p.m.

 Church Unique: Our Church Unique team met again yesterday to discuss our church’s Apostolic Espirit (What particular focus energizes our leadership?)   Please join us in the choir room after service today to discuss the outcome of this meeting!  

 Backpack Ministry: We will be packing bags today after the service.  Please come and help if you can.

 Lost and Found:  Please check out the round table with lost and found items in the gym. Anything left after service today will be donated. Thank you!

 Whether you like competition, or just want to play for fun, come and join us for an All Church Game Night on Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.!

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark Black, Howard J. Church , Carol Geer,

                   Ronda Holleman, Eleanor Nederveld, Sandi Shults

                                  Roland Hubbert and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

  Michael Stokes (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

            Joy Vander Kolk, Marian Peterson, and Sandy Farnum

        for continued healing.

                    

  Save these Dates:

 Praise Team- January 21

Painting with Sandi- January 22

Men’s Study- January 22

CONNECT- January 23

Jr High Retreat – January 25-27

Game Night – January 26

January 6, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music 

*Songs                   All Creatures of our God and King Sing Alleluia               -Hindalong                

 *Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

(Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

 The Word of God

*Song                                             What Child is This                               -Dix No. 180

                                                         We Three Kings                       -Hopkins, Jr. No. 206

 

Message:                                             Special Guest                                        

                                                 Rev. Andrea DeWaard

Prayer for Blessing                                        

 

                                           The Response to the Word

Mission of the Month

Offering                     

*Doxology                  Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                    -No. 382                                     

Offertory Prayer

*Song                                               Above All                                                      -Baloche

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                             

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 January Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

 Flowers are Provided by:  Carrie B in honor of Ezekiel’s birthday.

January Mission of the Month: The City Rescue Mission of Lansing provides shelter to 140 women, children, and men every night and serve about 100,000 meals every year. They are a Christian ministry which exists for the sole purpose of meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our community!

CONNECT: Resumes this Wednesday! Please come join us for fellowship and grow in your faith! Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  The children’s classes start afterward at 6:15 p.m., and the adult Heidelberg Catechism class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 Backpack Ministry will be packing bags on Sunday, January 13, right after the service.  Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30, we will be delivering the backpacks to Cumberland.  Please come and help if you can.

 Please keep Mark and June B in your prayers as they travel to Mayo Clinic for Mark’s checkup January 5. Also, Pastor and Linda as they enjoy FL!

We have many other members traveling, so please keep each other in prayer.

 Exciting Ministry Opportunity for Kid’s CONNECT: Do you have a skill or a hobby that you could share or teach kids ages 4-9 years old?  It only takes one night for 30-40 minutes and you will be a blessing to the youth of our church and community! If you are interested and would like to discuss this further, please contact either Carrie B, Linda B, Julie L, or Katie S.

 Whether you like competition, or just want to play for fun, come and join us for an All Church Game Night on Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.!

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and ministry teams

             

                  Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

                     Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                                   Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

  Michael S (A. W’s Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

            Joy V, and Marian P for continued healing.

              Sandy F for an upcoming heart valve repair procedure

                                                      

Save these Dates:

Spiritual Growth- January 14

Consistory Meeting- January 15

Back Pack Delivery- January 16

Jr. High Zap Zone- January 16

Service/ Fellowship Team Meeting- January 17

Painting with Sandi- January 22

Men’s Study- January 22

Jr High Retreat – January 25-27

Game Night – January 26

 

December 30, 2018

Lay Led Jazz Worship Service

        

Pre-Service Music                    O Holy Night                                            -Jazz Trio

 

 Scripture                                Luke 2:6-20       

*Song                           Angels We Have Heard On High                       -French Carol/ Arr. Smith

*Congregational Greeting

 

Song                              Hark the Herald Angels Sing               -Wesley/Mendelssohn/ Arr. Farnum

Song History:

Piano/Guitar Duet                  Carol of the Bells                                      -Ukranian Carol

 

Scripture                                   Matthew 2:1-12

*Song                                        T The First Noel                                      -English Carol / Arr. Smith

Offering                                   We Three Kings                                       - Jazz Trio

 

Scripture                                 Isaiah 21:11-12

Solo                                Go Tell It on the Mountain                               -J. Work, Jr.

 

Piano Solo                         The Christmas Song                                    -Torme/Wells

 

Scripture                                      Psalm 85

Song                            Angels from the Realms of Glory              -Montgomery/Smart        

                                        

*Song                                      Joy to the World                                            -Watts

 

Postlude                                    Joy to the World   

                                

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

January Calling Team:  Please call Tod V and Brian W. with any special concerns or requests.

January Mission of the Month: The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is the largest shelter in Michigan's capital area, founded in 1911. They provide shelter to 140 women, children, and men every night and serve about 100,000 meals every year. They are a Christian ministry which exists for the sole purpose of meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our community!

Backpack Ministry will be packing bags on Sunday, January 13, right after the service.  Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30, we will be delivering the backpacks to Cumberland.  Please come and help if you can.

 Please keep Mark and June Black in your prayers as they travel to Mayo Clinic for Mark’s checkup January 5. Also, Pastor and Linda as they enjoy FL!

We have many other members traveling, so please keep each other in prayer.

 Exciting Ministry Opportunity for Kid’s CONNECT: Do you have a skill or a hobby that you could share or teach kids ages 4-9 years old?  It only takes one night for 30-40 minutes and you will be a blessing to the youth of our church and community! If you are interested and would like to discuss this further, please contact either Carrie B, Linda B, Julie L, or Katie S.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve)

 

 

 

 

Pre-Service Music                    Carol of the Bells                                   -Sorenson

                                                    Still, Still, Still                                           -Hayes

Lighting of the Christ Candle

 

*Carol:   O Holy Night

 

Joseph’s Story

Scripture:  Matthew 1:18 - 25

*Carol:  O Little Town of Bethlehem                                                           -No.178

 

Mary’s Story                                                    

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-28

Special Carol: Mary Did You Know   Rachel, Sophia, Abigail Lucero       -Lowry

 

Innkeeper’s Story

Scripture: Luke 2: 2: 1-7

*Carol: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing                                                      -No.184

Angel’s Story

Luke 2: 8-20

The Shepherd’s Story

*Carol:  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear                                                   -No.197

 

Herod’s Story

Scripture:  Matthew 2: 1-8

Special Music: Be Born in Me

 

Meditation

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Sharing of the Light

 

Carol: Silent Night                                                                                 -No. 195

Benediction

 

Post Service Music                   Go Tell It on the Mountain                    - Hayes

 

This Evening’s Participants

                                         

                                          Rev. Richard Heusinkveld

 

Cast

       

     Joseph – Rick H

                                   Mary – Casady R

                                   Innkeeper - Fred H

                                   Angel – Christine L

                                   Shepherd – Joe L

                                   Herod – Bruce T H

                                   Scripture Reader – Rev. Richard H

 

     Special Music

 

                                Abigail, Rachel, Sophia L

 

December 23, 2018

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                            He is Born                                           -Collinsworth

Gesu Bambino                                              -Berry

                                               Away in a Manger                                          -Raney

Lighting of the fourth Advent Candle

*Songs                         Hark the Herald Angels/ King of Heaven                        - Baloche                

 *Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

(Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God

*Song                                        Oh Come All Ye Faithful                                    -No. 193

Scripture                                            Matthew 1:18-21

Message                                         “The Final Solution”

                                                           Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing

*Song                                         Do You Hear What I Hear?                                   -Baker

 

                                           The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry

Offering                     

*Doxology                   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                     -No. 382

Choir                                       Oh, What a Glorious Night                  -Sidewalk Prophets

Prayers                                

*Benediction                           

 Postlude                                              Fum, Fum, Fum                                           -Hayes

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

December Calling Team:  Please call Tod V W and Brian W with any special concerns or requests.

 

December Mission of the Month: “God’s Pit Crew” (Hurricane Relief) –Mission: “With God’s help and direction; to bring hope, help, and restoration to hurting people in times of crisis.”

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:  Monday, December 24, 7 p.m., you are invited to come celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy this beautiful service!

 

CONNECT: There will be no CONNECT this week due to the Christmas Holiday.

 

Thank You to Pastor Rich and All for the visits, cards, flowers, and support before and after our dad’s passing. ~ Marcia, David and Drew B.

 

Cumberland School, Another Opportunity to Serve:  We became aware that the best way to reach the children of Cumberland is to work with them one on one.  At a minimum, our goal is to get some of these kids into the Wednesday night CONNECT program. There are some teachers that could use your assistance in their classrooms. Please consider giving some of your time to help. There is a form to fill out to meet the Lansing School Distracts security requirements.  I have those so please come and see me if you are interested in assisting. ~Vivienne M

 

2019 Phone Directory:  If you have any changes in phone numbers, addresses, or email addresses from our 2018 directory, please make Stacia aware of them as soon as possible.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark B., Howard J. C , Carol G,

 Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

 Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

  Michael S (A. W’s Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

  Marian Peterson for continued healing.

  Sandy Farnum for an upcoming heart valve repair procedure

                                                      

                                                      Save these Dates:

                                            

                                            Painting with Sandi- January 8

                                                  Men’s Study- January 8

                                                        Choir- January 9

                                        Outreach Team Meeting January 10

                                        Church Unique Meeting January 12

 

                                          

                                                    

*Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*