June 17, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

*Song                          I Could Sing of Your Love Forever                         -M. Smith                         

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Lord’s Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                          Just as I am/I Come Broken                  -Elliott/Cotrell

                                                       This is Amazing Grace           -Farro/Wickham/Riddle

Scripture                                              Luke 15: 11-32

Message                                    “The Prodigal Son”  Part 2

                                                           Anthony Timlin

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                                               Reckless Love                                         -Asbury

 *Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow        No. 382                        

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                                   Life of Praise                                                -Hall

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude

Please Join us in Fervant Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's Sufferers,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

June Calling Team:  Jennifer B. and Michelle C.

Flowers for church are provided by Katie S.

June Mission of the Month:  We will have our special offering today for Christian Radio.  On our FM Dial we have SMILE 88.1, SHINE 95.3, Family Life Radio 99.9. On the AM Dial 1390 (Quartet time on Saturday morning), and 1580.  There are teachings by great people of God, as well as music. What a blessing to have these resources.  Let’s let them know we appreciate them!

Children and Worship.  Please note that there is no more Sunday School, so please gather your children right after church ends!

 Missions: Please be in prayer as Anthony works to prepare the way for the Houston Clean up group to leave on July 7, and as they serve until the 14th.  Also, keep the Alger, MI site in prayer as people prepare to leave July 26-29.

COMING FAST:  The August Family Camp Trip:  3 'water/elec.' camp sites, many 'electric only', and 2 cabins remain. Register your spot with this SUMMER phone number 906-586-9732.

Summer CONNECT:  We are looking forward to our next night on Wednesday,  June 27th.  “Glitter and Glue” night, with creation stations, including a great “make and eat” snack, will be fun! If you would like to help the kids create, there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the family life center".  Invite friends of all ages!.

Thanks to everyone who was involved with our Backpack ministry this school year!  Whether it was your time, talent or your resources, it was all needed and very appreciated.  The children at Cumberland School were excited to receive your gifts, and the teachers are so appreciative that we make the effort to do this ministry.          Viv Merriott and Deb McCort.

FLOWERS:   July 1,8,15,and 22 are all open on the Flower Calendar!

Siloam Christian Church They are on the sign now!  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

June 10, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music             Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                      -Raney

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                                      Watch and Pray                          -Paris

*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

*Songs       Just as I am (I Come Broken/Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone       

                                                                                                -Elliott-Cotrell/Newton-Tomlin

Scripture                                     Luke 15:11-32

Message                                   “The Prodigal...Family?” 

                                                    Anthony Timlin

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                                “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel”

 *Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow        No. 382                           

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                        Down at the Cross                 -Hoffman/Stockton

                                                                                                                        #255

*Benediction                                    

 Postlude

Please Join us in Fervant Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's Sufferers,  Marcia J.,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

June Calling Team:  Jennifer B. and Michelle C.

Flowers for church are provided in celebration of the VWs Anniversary!

June Mission of the Month:  Our special offering is next week for the blessing of Christian Radio.  On our FM Dial we have SMILE 88.1, SHINE 95.3, Family Life Radio 99.9. On the AM Dial 1390 (Quartet time on Saturday morning), and 1580

Children and Worship.  Please note that there is no more Sunday School, so please gather your children right after church ends!

Missions: Please be in prayer as Anthony works to prepare the way for the Houston Clean up group to leave on July 7, and as they serve until the 14th.  Also, keep the Alger, MI site in prayer as people prepare to leave July 26-29. (There are still needs for our site in Alger, MI, for life jackets, youth, adult and X-large, and a gently used fridge.   Please call the Stantons if you can help!)

Graduation Open Houses: Phillip St., Saturday, June 16th, 3:00-6:30pm, 1501 Packard Road, 290-5788.  There will be a Game Party Bus and Knocker Balls for fun starting at 3:30 – 6:30pm.  Come and enjoy some true southern cooking.

Emma B.is having her HS graduation party on June 24th from 1pm to 4pm. It will be at our house. You are invited to both celebrations!

COMING FAST:  The August Family Camp Trip:  3 water/elec. Camp sites, many electric only, and 2 cabins remain. Register your spot with this SUMMER phone number 906-586-9732.

Thanks to everyone who was involved with our Backpack ministry this school year!  Whether it was your time, talent or your resources, it was all needed and very appreciated.  The children at Cumberland School were excited to receive your gifts, and the teachers are so appreciative that we make the effort to do this ministry.          Viv M. and Deb McC.

Summer CONNECT:  We are looking forward to our next night on Wednesday,  June 27th.  “Glitter and Glue” night, with creation stations, including a great “make and eat” snack, will be fun! If you would like to help the kids create, there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the family life center".  Invite friends of all ages!

FLOWERS:   June 17, July 1,8,15 ,and 22 are all open on the Flower Calendar!

 

June 3, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee   -Beethoven/VanDyke 

*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

*Songs                                    Let it Rise/Not to Us           -Davis/Tomlin-Reeves

Scripture                                     Mark 13: 32-37

Message                                   “The Door Keeper” 

                                                       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                                            Watch and Pray                                      -Paris

*Benediction                                    

 Postlude

Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's Sufferers,  Marcia J.,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

June Calling Team: You may call Jennifer B. and Michelle C. with any special needs.

Flowers for church are provided by the Ernsts in celebration of Alaina's birthday!

June Mission of the Month:  Christian Radio is a blessing to which we can tune.  On our FM Dial we have SMILE 88.1, SHINE 95.3, Family Life Radio 99.9. On the AM Dial 1390 (GREAT Quartet time on Saturday morning), and 1580.  If you know of others, please share them with us.  We all need to take advantage of these resources!

Children and Worship.  Please note that there is no more Sunday School, so please gather your children right after church ends!

Congregational Meeting:  TODAY  is our annual update on the life and ministry of Immanuel.  We will also be considering Julie Lewis and Kerri Miller for Deacons, and Marcia Jackson and Sue Feenstra for Elder.  Please be in prayer for this meeting and these people so that we will clearly hear God’s leading for our ministry in Lansing. 

Video presentation:  Tod VanWieren has composed a presentation for the potluck before the congregational meeting. Come and see what God has done at Immanuel!

 Missions:  There are some needs for one of our summer mission sites in Alger, MI.  They need to get Life Jackets, youth, adult and X-large for the Mission Site; also they are in need of a gently used fridge.   Please call Cecile and Liz S. if you can help!

Summer CONNECT:  OK, we are looking forward to our next get together on Wednesday June 27th.  It is “glitter and glue” night, with creation stations, including a great “make and eat” snack!  Start inviting friends.  All ages are invited.

Siloam Christian Church They are on the sign now!  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

COMING FAST:  Check out uplogcabin.com for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this SUMMER phone number 906-586-9732.

Gospel Festival 2018 is taking place in Potterville on June 8-9 starting at 11 a.m. each day. There will be 18 bands providing gospel and contemporary Christian rock music as well as children’s games.  More information is available on their Facebook page.

May 27, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                        Nothin' But the Blood                          -Traditional

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Lord's Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

 The Word of God

*Songs                            Grace That is Greater/Shout to the Lord  

Scripture                                     Colossians 4:4-6

Message                                  “Talking on Purpose” 

                                                    Anthony Timlin

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Moment For Ministry

Offering                    

 *Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                        Let Everything that Has Breath                              -Redman

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude

Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's Sufferers,  Marcia J.,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Linda H. – effective treatments to continue

Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Calling Team:  For May, the Calling Team will be Linda B.  and Dave S.  For June,  you may call Jennifer B. and Michelle C. with any special needs.

Flowers for church are provided by Kathy G. in honor of her Mom's birthday!

 May Mission of the Month:  May is RCA World Mission (check out rca.org/rca-global-mission).  You can give a special offering today if you want it included for this ministry.

Video presentation:  Tod VW. is composing a presentation for the  potluck before the congregational meeting June 3rd.  It will highlight the MANY exciting happenings at ICRC during 2017-2018.  If you have pictures to share, please email them to Tod. (Email is in the directory.)   Any questions please contact Tod.

 Missions:  There are some needs for one of our summer mission sites in Alger, MI.  They need to get Life Jackets, youth, adult and X-large for the Mission Site; also they are in need of a gently used fridge.   Please call Cecile and Liz S. if you can help!

Siloam Christian Church - Let’s keep the smiles and communication growing.  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing!

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).

Gospel Festival 2018 is taking place in Potterville on June 8-9 starting at 11 a.m. each day. There will be 18 bands providing gospel and contemporary Christian rock music as well as children's games. More information is available on their Facebook page.

May 20, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                           You Are Good                                  -Houghton    

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Lord’s Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

Special Song                       Brother, Sister, Friend                   

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

 The Word of God

*Songs                                           Sanctuary                        -Scruggs/Thompson

Scripture                                     Jeremiah 33:3

Message                                “When God Says NO” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering     

            (Mission of the Month Received)              

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

Graduate Recognition

*Song                                               Forever                                             -Tomlin

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude                           Those Who Trust in the Lord                     -Houghton  

                           

Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

40 Days of Prayer Groups, Sunday, Tuesday, Weds., Thursday

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's sufferers,  Marcia J.,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Linda H. – effective treatments to continue

Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Calling Team:  For May, the Calling Team will be Linda B.  and Dave S. .

Flowers for church are provided by The H. family for Stacey’s birthday!

 May Mission of the Month:  May is RCA World Mission (check out rca.org/rca-global-mission). The offering will be received TODAY for this work.  You may also bring it next week if it was forgotten today

Thanks to the people that signed up to "adopt a flowerbed".  If you have any questions concerning this new ministry please contact Linda B.

Today we congratulate our graduates from High School (Emma B., Jessi F. and Phillip S.) and College (Kelly F., Stacy H., Keefer J., Katie M., Sydney R. and Stacy (P.) R.).  Please greet and assure them of your prayers as they go with God!

Congregational Meeting:  TWO WEEKS from today is our annual update on the life and ministry of Immanuel.  We will also be considering Julie L. and Kerri M.r for Deacons, and Marcia J. and Sue F. for Elder.  Please add this meeting and these people to your prayer list so that we will clearly hear God’s leading for our ministry in Lansing.  Members, look for the agenda/financials in your box

40 Days of Prayer:  TODAY is our last Sunday for these messages, but these 40 days are a foundation on which we can all build a prayer life which moves mountains!  We have the sermons on the website or we have Sermon CDs in the library to review the messages if you would like to listen and take more notes.  Thank you for participating!

Video presentation:  Tod VW. is composing a presentation for the  potluck before the congregational meeting June 3rd.  It will highlight the MANY exciting happenings at ICRC during 2017-2018.  If you have pictures to share, please email them to Tod. (Email is in the directory.)   Any questions please contact Tod.

 Missions:  There are some needs for one of our summer mission sites in Alger, MI.  They need to get Life Jackets, youth, adult and X-large for the Mission Site; also they are in need of a gently used fridge.   Please call Cecile and Liz S. if you can help!

Siloam Christian Church - Let’s keep the smiles and communication growing.  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing!

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).

May 13, 2018 - A Blessed Mother's Day!

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                        All Things Possible                                 -Schultz

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

SONG:   Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                          

Song                             All Who are Thirsty/All to You           -Brown-Robertson

                                                                                                  Brewster-NcNulty

 The Word of God

*Songs                                 ‘Til the Storm Passes By                                 -Lister

Scripture                                     Ephesians 6:18

Message                  “How To Pray For Healing and Restoration” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Communion Hymn                   Blest Be the Tie that Binds                        - vs.1, No.560

Celebrate the Lord’s Supper      Lord, From Your Hand                                 -Greer

Responsive Communion Thanksgiving

Offering                    

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                               Worship Christ the Risen King!          -Hayford/Smart

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude

Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

40 Days of Prayer Groups, Sunday, Tuesday, Weds., Thursday

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C. , Sandy F.

Carol G.,  Andre H., Roland H. and other Parkinson's sufferers,  Marcia J.,

Eleanor N., Sandy C.

 Linda H. – effective treatments to continue

Michael S. (Ashlee W. Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Calling Team:  For May, the Calling Team will be Linda B.  and Dave S. .

Flowers for church are provided by Carrie B. in honor of Lilly’s birthday!

 May Mission of the Month:  May is RCA World Mission (check out rca.org/rca-global-mission). NEXT WEEK, our offering will be received for this work.  (You will find a special envelope in your Offering Envelope box just for missions.)

Thanks to the people that signed up to "adopt a flowerbed".  There are a couple of flowerbeds that still need some TLC.  The sign up sheet is in the FLC.  If you have any questions concerning this new ministry please contact Linda B.

Video presentation:  Tod VW. is composing a presentation for the  potluck before the congregational meeting June 3rd.  It will highlight the MANY exciting happenings at ICRC during 2017-2018.  If you have pictures to share, please email them to Tod. (Email is in the directory.)   Any questions please contact Tod.

Thank you to our friends at ICRC who prayed for our travels and my surgery and recovery.  We are so grateful to be in this family.  Carroll and Sandi S.

 Missions:  There are some needs for one of our summer mission sites in Alger, MI.  They need to get Life Jackets, youth, adult and X-large for the Mission Site; also they are in need of a gently used fridge.   Please call Cecile and Liz S. if you can help!

40 Days of Prayer:  Just two more Sundays left for these messages, but you may refer back to them on our website or we have Sermon CDs in the library.

Siloam Christian Church was so happy to celebrate with us last week! Let’s keep the smiles and communication growing.  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing!

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).

May 6, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music      

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      Holy Is the Lord                                         -Tomlin

*Congregational Greeting

* Prayer of Confession      

Song                              What a friend we have in Jesus           -Scriven/Converse

                                                                                                                     No. 466

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                          

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                        Word of God Speak/Be Thou My Vision -Millard/Ancient Irish                                                                                                                                               No. 468

Scripture                                     Ephesians 6:18

Message                           “How to Pray Throughout Your Day” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

  The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry

Offering                     

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                            Feed the Fire                  

*Benediction                                     

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:   RCA Global Mission

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B., Howard J. C. , Sandy F., Carol G.,  Sandy C.

Andre Holmes (6 Yrs old w/Christine L.) Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Continuation of Effective Treatments

Michael S. (Ashlee. W. Uncle) –  Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Calling Team: The Calling Team will be Linda B. and Dave S.

May Mission of the Month:  May is RCA World Mission (rca.org/rca-global-mission)

Flowers for church are provided by The Ernst Family in honor of Amelia's Birthday!

Thanks to the people that signed up to "adopt a flowerbed".  There are a couple of flowerbeds that still need some TLC.  The sign up sheet is in the FLC.  If you have any questions concerning this new ministry please contact Linda Burcham

Video presentation:  Tod VanWieren is composing a presentation for the  potluck before the congregational meeting June 3rd.  It will highlight the exciting happenings at ICRC during 2017-2018.  If you have pictures you would like to share, please email them to Tod. (Email is in the directory.)   Any questions please contact Tod.

Thank you to our friends at ICRC who prayed for our travels and my surgery and recovery.  We are so grateful to be in this family.  Carroll and Sandi Shults

Painting Class will meet this Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Men’s Study at 7 p.m.

40 Days of Prayer:  God bless your commitment to be there.  Commit to attend Sunday morning for the corresponding message and continue in committed prayer.

Needed:  A Church Secretary. This is a part time opportunity to interact with Immanuel leadership, congregants and the community while providing an essential service to ICRC. This is not a gender specific opportunity. On-the-job training is provided. Responsibilities include editing and printing a weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter, monitoring the church calendar, sending out weekly reminders and supporting other staff needs. If you or another person are interested in this position, or have questions, see Pastor Rich, Darla Lucero in the Immanuel office or Mark Black. 

CONNECT is now taking a rest. CHOIR WILL meet this Weds and the 9th, as well. If you would like to join them for their last anthem of the year, please come at 8 p.m. for rehearsal.

Siloam Christian Church was so happy to celebrate with us last week! Let’s keep the smiles and communication growing.  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing!

 

 

April 29, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music      

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      Praise to the Lord (#337)     -Neander/Winkworth

*Congregational Greeting

* Prayer of Confession      

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                          

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

KIDS’ PRAISE TEAM        I’m in the Lord’s Army

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

The Word of God

*Songs                        To God Alone/To God be the Glory -Shust/Crosby-Doane                                              

Scripture                                     Psalm 139: 7-12

Message                           “Praying in Five Dimensions” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

  The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry

Offering                     

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

Siloam Praise Team

Ordination as Deacon:  Chandra Tamang – Siloam Christian Church

*Song                                            This I Believe                       -Crocker/Fielding

*Benediction                                     

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B., Howard J. C. , Sandy F., Carol G.,  Sandy C.

Andre Holmes (6 Yrs old w/Christine L.) Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Continuation of Effective Treatments

Michael S. (Ashlee. W. Uncle) –  Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

SUMMER CONNECT – May 23

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout in the U.P. – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April Calling Team:  If you need assistance today or tomorrow, please call either Tod VW or Brian W..  For May, the Calling Team will be Linda B. and Dave S.

Flowers for church are provided by Bruce and Karla T.H. who celebrated their 25th Anniversary on the 24th!

Siloam Christian Church is celebrating their leader’s ordination with us today! You will not want to miss this fellowship and new step in their congregation’s life.

 YOUTH RUMMAGE SALE!  Drop off on Thursday after 8 p.m., Friday between

5-7 p.m., set up is Friday 6-8 p.m.  SATURDAY IS THE 8 A.M. – 2 P.M.

40 Days of Prayer:  God bless your commitment to be there.  Commit to attend Sunday morning for the corresponding message and continue in committed prayer.

Closet Cleaning:  In preparation for this week’s rummage sale, we are spring cleaning at the church. The contents in the closet downstairs across from the boiler room will be emptied TODAY Sunday, April 29 at noon after Bible class. All Team leads and others with items in the closet should plan to come after church to claim items.  Unclaimed items will either be donated to the rummage sale or thrown out.

Needed:  A Church Secretary. This is a part time opportunity to interact with Immanuel leadership, congregants and the community while providing an essential service to ICRC. This is not a gender specific opportunity. On-the-job training is provided. Responsibilities include editing and printing a weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter, monitoring the church calendar, sending out weekly reminders and supporting other staff needs. If you are interested in this position, or have questions, see Pastor Rich, Darla Lucero in the Immanuel office or Mark Black. 

CONNECT is now taking a rest. CHOIR WILL meet this Weds and the 9th, as well. If you would like to join them for their last anthem of the year, please come at 8 p.m. for rehearsal.

April Mission of the Month:  Today is the last Sunday you may bring an offering for Sunny Crest Youth Ranch.  May is RCA World Mission (rca.org/rca-global-mission)

We thank the congregation for cards, kind words and prayers following Warren Radike’s passing (Sheryl’s Dad).  It is very much appreciated.  Chris & Sheryl Page.

 

April 22, 2018

- Church on 15th Cancelled due to Ice Storm-

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music      

Invitation to Worship

*Song              All Creatures of Our God and King/Sing Alleluia  -St. Francis

                                                                                                Hindalong/Byrd

*Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession Lord’sPrayer                                                                                                          

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                       One True God/Good, Good Father   -Harris/Clark,Barrett

Scripture                                     Luke 11:1

Message                           “A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer ” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

*Solo:  J. Leese                        I Get On My Knees                 -J. Valasquez                                                 

  The Response to the Word

Offering                    

            (Mission of the Month Received)               

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                   This is Amazing Grace                 -Riddle/Wickham     

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude  

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B., Howard J. C. , Sandy F., Carol G.,  Sandy C.

Andre Holmes (6 Yrs old w/Christine Larsson) Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Continuation of Effective Treatments

Michael S. (Ashlee. W. Uncle) –  Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

CONNECT Indy Races - April 25

Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 5

CONNECT Kids – May 23

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout - August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April Consistory Calling Team:  If you need assistance in any way, please call either Tod VW.. or Brian W..  Thank you to all who minister along with Pastor and Anthony!

Flowers for church:  Julie L. is honoring the memory her Dad's Birthday today.

40 Days of Prayer:  We have begun our group work to grow in understanding and utilizing prayer/talking with God!  Whenever  your group meets, commit to be thereBe committed to attend Sunday morning’s worship with your gold book!

April Mission of the Month: The offering for Sunny Crest Youth Ranch will be taken today.  If you haven't had a chance to pray about it yet, we will still receive offerings through the month.

CONNECT this Weds.  Dinner is at 5:30, with Children's, Jr. & Sr. High activities following.  REMEMBER our upcoming “Indy 500” is on April 25th .  CHOIR is off for the month of April.

CHILDREN AT THE TABLE is a class for parents interested in having their children take communion.  It will be the adult class held this Weds., the 11th. Just talk to Pastor and he’ll have materials ready for you all.

Closet Cleaning:  In preparation for the May 5 rummage sale, we are doing some spring cleaning at the church. The contents in the closet downstairs across from the boiler room will be emptied on Sunday, April 29 at noon after Bible class. All Team leads and others with items in the closet should plan to come after church to claim items.  Unclaimed items will either be donated to the rummage sale or thrown out.

Mom2Mom Sale:  On Saturday, April 21, from 9AM-1PM,  there is a Mom2Mom Sale at Lansing Christian School.  I will be selling new items from Sara's Trade School in Honduras.  I will also have whole bean and ground Honduran coffee for sale.  Hope to see you there. Sheryl E.

Tween Moms:  MASTERPIECE WORLD TOUR  Check it out at www.secretkeepergirl.com to find out why “one of the most life-changing events we’ve ever done together” is being repeated by moms and daughters across the country. April 26th at the Naz in Brighton, MI. Worth the drive! You can also find out more about Dannah Gresh at purefreedom.com

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).  It looks like a beautiful spot!  Come & have FUN getting to know your ICRC family!

Siloam Christian Church will be celebrating Chandra, their leader’s ordination as a deacon on April 29th.  Watch for details on this.  

April 8, 2018

Pre-Service Music      

Invitation to Worship

*Congregational Greeting

*Song                 I Know that My Redeemer Lives!                      -Medley/Hatton

                                                                                                                   No. 295

*Confessional Prayer                                                                                                                   

Song                Come! Now is the Time to Worship                               -Doerksen 

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Song                                         He Leadeth Me                       -Gilmore/Bradbury

                                                                                                                     No. 606

Scripture                                     Ephesians 4:14

Message                           “Do You Really Want to Grow Up?” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                             

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow              No. 382                      

Offertory Prayer 

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

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B., Howard J. C. , Sandy F., Carol G.,  Sandy C.

Andre Holmes (6 Yrs old w/Christine Larsson) Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Continuation of Effective Treatments

Michael S. (Ashlee. W. Uncle) –  Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

CONNECT Indy Races - April 25

Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 5

CONNECT Kids – May 23

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout - August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April Consistory Calling Team:  If you need assistance in any way, please call either Tod VW.. or Brian W..  Thank you to all who minister along with Pastor and Anthony!

Flowers for church:  Celebrating 93 years of ministry and life for Earl Burgering!  Happy Birthday to a patriarch of faith!

April Mission of the Month:  Our Sunny Crest Youth Ranch speaker will be with us today.  The offering will be taken next week.  

CONNECT:  Weds., Dinner at 5:30, with Children's, Jr. & Sr. High and the "Children at the Table" class following.  Choir will not meet in April!

CHILDREN AT THE TABLE class is for parents interested in having their children take communion.  It will also be held this Weds., the 11th.

40 Days of Prayer:  TODAY we are beginning this group venture.  Whatever day and time your group meets, commit to be thereBe committed to attend every Sunday morning’s worship and continue in committed prayer

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).  It looks like a beautiful spot!  Take advantage of these times to get to know your ICRC family!

Siloam Christian Church will be celebrating Chandra, their leader’s ordination as a deacon on April 29th.  Watch for details on this.  

April 1, 2018 EASTER

“H e  I s  R i s e n  I n d e e d! HalleluJah!”

Pre-Service Music      Was it a Morning LIke This?/Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Invitation to Worship

Easter Reading                            Mark 16: 1-8

*Song                                     Christ the Lord is Risen Today                 - Wesley

                                                                                                                  No. 289

(Children remain in Worship)                                                                                                          

Skit/Song                             "Were You There?"/Agnus Dei                    

 The Word of God

*Song                                           Christ Arose                                           -Lowry

                                                                                                                   No. 298

Scripture                                     Mark 16:9-11

Message                   “I Know He's Alive Because I've Seen Him”

                                                  Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

Adult Choir                         Celebrate Jesus Christ                                  -Fettke

The Response to the Word

Offering                            He Is Exalted/Great is the Lord 

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382                             

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                           How Can I Keep From Singing Your Praise             

*Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 Hallelujah Chorus                                    -Handel

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki B., Howard J. C. , Sandy F., Carol G.,  Sandy C.

Andre H. (6 yr old with Christine L.), Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Praise God for some relief

Michael S. (Ashlee. W. Uncle) – Weakness from Cancer

Save these Dates:

CONNECT Indy Races - April 25

CONNECT Kids – May 23

Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 5

Houston Mission Trip – July 7-14

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

All Church Campout – August 4-11

Church Picnic – August 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April Consistory Calling Team:  If you need assistance in any way, please call either Tod VW. or Brian W.  Thank you to all who minister along with Pastor and Anthony!

Flowers for church:  Thank you to the Fritzlers, Steiners, Ernsts, TerHaars, Farnums and Luceros for contributing the Easter Lily beauty to our sanctuary this morning.

Thank you!  David H. and Don F. have put in so much extra time over the last few months with Palm Sunday and Easter music rehearsals.  If you have been blessed by their gifts shared here, please let them know that in some way. Thanks!

 40 Days of Prayer: participant books will be available to be picked up next Sunday, Easter.  A table will be set up in the Family Life Center with the books arranged by the day of the week.  Check the day of your group’s meeting to get your book. 

Mission Trip Meeting:  After  Sunday School and Bible Class on April 8 & 22, Anthony will hold a meeting for the upcoming mission trip details.

TWEEN Moms:  Check out www.secretkeepergirl.com  It will be a time to remember!

CONNECT this Weds. … and then none on the 4th for Spring Break.  We resume on Weds., 11th, Dinner is at 5:30, with Children's, Jr. High activities following.  The Sr. High youth are meeting also, instead of Sundays. The CHILDREN AT THE TABLE class will begin on Weds., April 11.  CHOIR is off for the month of April.

April Mission of the Month:  NEXT WEEK we will have a speaker from Sunny Crest Youth Ranch (sunnycrestyouthranch.org). Please check out their powerful story.

Van F. Family:  Please pray for Geri, Janine and their families as they mourn the loss of Geri’s son, Bruce, from complications following heart surgery.  Geri’s address is in the back of our directory is you want to send a card.

FELLOWSHIP:  Check out the site for the August Family Camp Trip and register your spot with this WINTER phone number (785-220-4913).  It looks like a beautiful spot!  Take advantage of these times to get to know your ICRC family!

Siloam Christian Church is so grateful to have a place of worship and prayer. This is truly a ministry of God to the Kingdom of our Lord.

December 31, 2017

 

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:   ICRC Camp Grants.

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:

Vicki Bennett,  Mark Black,  Howard J. Church , Sandy Free

Carol Geer,  Roland Hubbert,  Eleanor Nederveld,

 Paul Haan -  hospice care at home

Linda Heusinkveld – Dr. Appointment and Sparrow Pain Clinic

James Shepherd – ulcerated foot

Save these Dates:

Men’s Study and the Painting Class resume – Tuesday, January 9

CONNECT Resumes – Weds., January 10

Communion Worship – Sunday, January 14

Camp Geneva – January 19-21

Game Night – Saturday, January 27

Card Making – Saturday, February 24

ANNOUNCEMENTS

January Consistory Calling Team: January Calling Team will be Linda B. and Dave S.  Thank you for coming alongside Pastor and Anthony’s Ministries.

Mission of the Month:  The ICRC Camp Grants are our emphasis this month. We will still receive your donations today in the offering.  Please memo your gift.

CONNECT:  There will be no CONNECT dinner or classes until we resume January 10.  Have a blessed and safe New Year Celebration!

 B. Family:  Mark and June are traveling to Mayo Clinic in the next weeks for Mark's check up. Prayers for good test results and safe travels are appreciated.

 Siloam Christian Church is so grateful for our help and invitations to participate in events.  This is truly a ministry of God to our Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

Sub Sale Time!  The youth will be taking orders for subs throughout January.  The Costs are Touchdown Subs - $5/10 for $40, Kick-off Subs - $4/10 for $35.

Offering Envelopes for 2018 are in your boxes, if you have not picked them up already.  Please check the number to make sure it matches your previous number.  If it does not, please call the office as soon as possible so new envelopes can be provided.  If you do not have offering envelopes and would like some, please call the office.

Staff Gift: The church staff is very grateful for your generous hearts to give over and above their salary.  May God give back to you, as well!

Nursery volunteers NEEDED!  Please sign up in the Family Life Center and write down how often you are willing to help. The families are grateful!  Thank you.

 Compassion Sponsorship:  Please pray for our young friend from Bangladesh, affectionately referred to as “Z”. Any notes of encouragement and pictures you want to send, please bring to the office.  His picture is on the narthex bulletin board.

December 24, 2017 p.m.

“What Shall We Do With This Baby?”

Pre-Service Music                    Still, Still, Still

Scene 1 -2

*Carol:  What Child is This?                                                                      No. 180

Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 1-7

Carol:  Some Children See Him                                                                  No. 181

Scene 3

Carol: The First Noel

Scripture: Luke 2: 8-16

*Carol: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks                                        No. 175

Special Music: Away in a Manger

            Go Tell it on the Mountain!                                                            No. 205

Scene 4

We Three Kings of Orient Are                                                                   No. 206

Scripture:  Matthew 2: 1-2, 9-12

Meditation

Special Music: You’re Here

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Sharing of the Light

Carol: Silent Night                                                                                      No. 195

Benediction

Post Service Music                  Go Tell It on the Mountain                 (arr. Larson)

 

This Evening’s Participants

Rev. Richard Heusinkveld

Cast

Questioner 1 - Anna O.
Questioner 2 - Kandy H.
Narrator - Fred H.
Scripture Reader - Marcia J.
Mary - Rachel L.
Joseph - Fred B.

Shepherd - Lukas R.
Angels - Sophia L., Jessica F., Casady R.
Wise Men - Josh H., Tony C., Mark B.


Costuming/Props/Stage Crew/Lights

 Linda H., Doreen D.,

Dean J., Brian W., Karla T.

Special Music

Abigail, Rachel, Sophia L.

Gabe H.

Scripture Readers:

Doreen D.

Bruce T.

Poinsettias have been given by:  The H. Family in memory of Alice H. and in honor of Roxie P.e;  the H. in memory of Great Grandma Rena and Grandma Rosa; the S. and L. in honor of God’s faithful love! 

December 24, 2017 a.m.

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music               Carol of the Bells/I Saw Three Ships            -Hayes      

Invitation to Worship

*Congregational Greeting

*Songs             Joy to the World/Angels from the Realms of Glory   No. 171/190

Lighting of the Advent Candles

*Song                                O Little Town of Bethlehem                             No. 178                

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?                                         

Scripture                                      John 1:1-5

Message                                   "Hope is Born"

                                                 Anthony T.

*Song                                O Come All Ye Faithful                                   No. 193

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                                Away in a Manger                                          -Line

*Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow         No. 382     

Choir                                       Noel Festival                                      

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                            Hark! The Herald Angels Sing                            No. 184

*Benediction

Post Service Music                        

*Those who are able are invited to stand.                            

Hymns projected by permission of CCLI #95502

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:   ICRC Camp Grants.

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:  Vicki B.,  Mark B.,  Howard C.

Sandy F., Carol G.,  Roland H.,  Eleanor N.,  Sandi S.

 Paul H.:   hospice care at home. 

Linda H. Rehabilitation after knee surgery

James S. - Healing of Ulcerated Foot

Save these Dates:

Jr. High Lock In - Saturday, January 6

Men’s Study and the Painting Class resume – Tuesday, January 9

CONNECT Resumes – Weds., January 10

Camp Geneva – January 19-21

Game Night – Saturday, January 27

Card Making – Saturday, February 24

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

December Consistory Calling Team is Tod V.W. and Brian W.  January will be Dave S. and Linda B.

Our December poinsettias have been given by:  Fred & Kandy H. Family in memory of Alice H. and in honor of Roxie P.;  Pastor and Linda H. in memory of Great Grandma Rena and Grandma Rosa; Ken and Bronwyn S. and Joe and Darla L. in honor of God’s faithful love!  The plants can be taken after the Christmas Eve evening service.  Thank you to Don and Sany F. for getting the poinsettias.

Mission of the Month:  The ICRC Camp Grants will be our emphasis this month. We will still receive your donations through the end of the month.  Please memo your gift.

CONNECT:  There will be no CONNECT dinner or classes until we resume January 10.  Have a blessed Advent and Christmas!

 Siloam Church will be rehearsing Friday evening, 4-8p.m. and worshipping on Christmas Day here at Immanuel.

A Special Christmas Note from Geri V. F. is on the bulletin board.

Offering Envelopes for 2018 are in your boxes, if you have not picked them up already.  Please check the number to make sure it matches your previous number.  If it does not, please call the office as soon as possible so new envelopes can be provided.  If you do not have offering envelopes and would like some, please call the office.

Staff Gift: The church staff is very grateful for your generous hearts to give over and above their salary.  May God give back to you, as well!

Nursery volunteers NEEDED!  I’ve had people requesting to be taken off this service opportunity; if you are willing to help fill in the gaps, please sign up in the Family Life Center and write down how often you are willing to help. The families appreciate an opportunity to worship without distraction once in a while.  Thank you.

Compassion Sponsorship:  Our young friend from Bangladesh, affectionately referred to as “Z”, will be receiving the children’s cards and pictures soon.  Please pray it brightens his Christmas celebration and the heart of his family and community.  We have no idea the impact of such simple gifts to someone who has nothing.