September 9, 2018

Pre-Service Music

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      Holy, Holy, Holy                              -Heber/Dykes                                   

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

The Lord’s Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Song                                       O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus    -Francis/Williams                     

Message                                    Mission Sharing

Prayer for Blessing

                                          The Response to the Word

Communion Hymn            Let Us Break Bread Together, vs 1

Celebrate the Lord’s Supper     

Responsive Communion Thanksgiving

Mission of the Month

Offering                                  How Firm Foundation                 -Hayes/Gaspard

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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                               Jesus is Lord of All                                  -Gaithers           

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

                      Weds. Night CONNECT Dinner/Jr./Sr. High Kickoff – September 19

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

CONNECT Bike Parade! – September 26

Adult Choir Resumes – October 3

C.R.O.P. Walk – October 14

Game Night – October 20

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

September Calling Team:  Please call David S. and Linda B. with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers are provided by:  Jennifer B. in honor of Angel and Esperanza’s birthdays!

 September Mission of the Month- Immanual’s Backpack Ministry. We provide food to 160 children at Cumberland elementary school once a month. Today we have a guest speaker who is going to share with us how this mission benefits the children and their teachers.  *We will be filling bags next week, September 16, after the service. Please come downstairs around 11:15 a.m. if you would like to help out!

 “BRICK AND MORTAR” REPORT:  This is to keep you informed of upcoming expenses at ICRC.  1. Replacement of one furnace/AC unit and service on another AC Unit  in the Family Life Center: Estimate $7600   2.Resurfacing, filling approximately 1000 feet of cracks, repainting lines in the parking lot: Estimate $3825   3. Service on floor buffer used in Family Life Center: no estimate yet.

Mark your calendars! Painting with Sandi S. begins this Tuesday September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. Anybody is welcome with any level of talent! ($12 pp)

Mark your calendar: Sunday school will begin Sunday, September 23.  You and your children can be talking to their friends’ families about joining you. We look forward to sharing Jesus with you even more.

 CONNECT: CONNECT will resume again on Wed nights beginning September 19. Please join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. The theme for the 19th will be GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!  Wednesday, the 26th is BIKE PARADE night.  Bring your bike, trike or wagon for any repairs it may need or to shine it up.  We are also going to decorate your bikes and there will be a BIG PARADE with prizes!!!

Crop Walk Date:  Looking toward the fal1, put this special date on your calendar for a great cause.  They have shortened the walk this year and changed it a bit so that it gives it a fresher feel, if you have done this for several years.  Check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Let’s walk and work together for the Lord’s underprivileged.

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

September 2, 2018

Pre-Service Music                  

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      O Worship the King                      - Grant/ Tomlin                                    

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

The Lord’s Prayer                                

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                       Help Me Find It                    -Sidewalk Prophets

                                                      All to You                        – Brewster/ McNulty

Scripture                              II Thessalonians 3: 10-12

Message                              “Thoughts about Labor”

                                                   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                                     All Things Possible                                    -Schultz

Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

 

 Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Save these Dates:

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

Siloam Nepali Christian Celebration – September 8

Water Color Painting Classes – September 11

Weds. Night CONNECT Dinner/Jr./Sr. High – September 19

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

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

September Calling Team:  Please call David S. and Linda B. with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers are provided by…Sandy C. in memory of Marj, Nancy, and Sarah. 

September Mission of the Month- Immanual’s 'Backpack' Ministry. We will have a guest speaker and some pictures to show you on Sept. 9th.  We provide food to 160 children at Cumberland school once a month. The children are better for these backpacks and their teachers notice a difference!  It will be good to hear about what your gifts provide.

 “BRICK AND MORTAR” REPORT:  This is to keep you informed of upcoming expenses at ICRC.  1.  Replacement of one furnace/AC unit and service on another AC Unit  in the Family Life Center: Estimate $7600   2.  Resurfacing, filling approximately 1000 feet of cracks, repainting lines in the parking lot: Estimate $3825   3.  Service on floor buffer used in Family Life Center: no estimate yet.

Mark your calendars! Painting with Sandi S. begins Tuesday September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. Anybody is welcome with any level of talent! ($12 pp)

Another for your calendar: Sunday school will begin Sunday, September 23.  You and your children can be talking to their friends’ families about joining you. We look forward to sharing Jesus with you even more. 

CONNECT: CONNECT will resume again on Wed nights beginning September 19. Please join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. The theme for the 19th will be GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!  Wednesday, the 26th is BIKE PARADE night.  Bring your bike, trike or wagon for any repairs it may need or to shine it up.  We are also going to decorate your bikes and there will be a BIG PARADE with prizes!!!

Crop Walk Date:  Looking toward the fall, put this special date on your calendar for a great cause.  They have shortened the walk this year and changed it a bit so that it gives it a fresher feel, if you have done this for several years.  Check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Let’s walk and work together for the Lord’s underprivileged.

Siloam Christian Church They will be having a BIG celebration here next Saturday, Sept. 8th. Please pray for their fellowship to be joyous and their ministry to continue growing! (They will be having daily rehearsals beginning this week at 6:30 p.m.)

August 26, 2018

Pre-Service Music                

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      Blessed Be The Name                     -Clark/Hudson

                                                                                                                   No. 352

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

The Lord’s Prayer

*Song                                         This I Believe                          -Fielding/Crocker

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                                       The Lord Is                           -Sczebel/Kauflin

                                                    Grace Flows Down            -Giglio/Padgett/Bell

Scripture                                       John 6: 35, 41-51

Message                                          “Eat the Bread”

                                                          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                                           I’ll Fly Away                                      -Brumley

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude                             

 Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Vicki B – angioplasty replacement recovery

Save these Dates:

 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – THIS TUESDAY, August 21

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26 (Please sign up in the F.L.C.)

Siloam Nepali Christian Celebration – September 8

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

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

Flowers are provided in honor of Tyler L.’s 6th Birthday!

August Mission of the Month….El Ayundante… TODAY is the last day to give an offering for this special ministry.  If you missed the offering last week, you can give a check and memo it "M.O.M"  www.elayudanteinhonduras.com  

Mark your calendars! The proposed start date for Sunday school will be on Sunday, September 23.  You and your children could be talking to their friends’ families about joining you for that special Sunday, and any other after that.  We look forward to sharing Jesus with you even more.

 “BRICK AND MORTAR” REPORT:  This is to keep you informed of upcoming expenses at ICRC.  1. Replacement of one furnace/AC unit and service on another AC Unit  in the Family Life Center: Estimate $7600   2.Resurfacing, filling approximately 1000 feet of cracks, repainting lines in the parking lot: Estimate $3825   3. Service on floor buffer used in Family Life Center: no estimate yet.

CONNECT: We had a great summer with CONNECT! The kids participated in many activities and shared in the love of Jesus! CONNECT will resume again on Wed nights beginning September 19. Please join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. The theme for the 19th will be GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!  Wednesday, the 26th is BIKE PARADE night.  Bring your bike, trike or wagon for any repairs it may need or to shine it up.  We are also going to decorate your bikes and there will be a BIG PARADE with prizes!!!

 Crop Walk Date:  Looking toward the fall, put this special date on your calendar for a great cause.  They have shortened the walk this year and changed it a bit so that it gives it a fresher feel, if you have done this for several years.  Check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Let’s walk and work together for the Lord’s underprivileged.

Siloam Christian Church They will be having more BIG celebrations here on Aug. 25th and Saturday, Sept. 8th. Please pray for their fellowship to be joyous and their ministry to continue growing!

August 19, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music                  

Invitation to Worship

Songs                                                Holy Spirit                                             -Battistelli 

                                                          *Let it Rise                                                    - Davis                   *Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

The Lord's Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                        You are God Alone                                      -B/C Foote

                                                    Ancient of Days                                      -Sadler/Harvill

Scripture                                       John 6: 35, 41-51

Message                                          “Eat the Bread”

                                                          Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering  Duet                                  Joyful, Joyful

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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                           Down at the Cross             -Hoffman/Stockton

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

 Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H.t and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Vicki B. – angioplasty replacement recovery

Members’ Summer Travels – Let’s pray everyone back safely!

Save these Dates:

 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – THIS TUESDAY, August 21

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26 (Please sign up in the F.L.C.)

Siloam Nepali Christian Celebration – September 8

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

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

Flowers are provided by Carroll and Sandi in honor of their anniversary Sandi’s anniversary of her double lung transplant.  Give glory to God for her health and your own; and  treasure it; it is a daily gift!

August Mission of the Month….El Ayundante… TODAY is our special offering! This group focuses on meeting needs such as clean water, housing, and now have a medical, dental, and optical clinic on site!  www.elayudanteinhonduras.com  

Special thanks to the bread machine bakers for last week’s Sunday service: Ashlee W., June B., Vivienne M., Liz S., and Alv VK.  How powerful is God’s gift of the sense of smell! The Creative Worship Team appreciates your help to enhance our worship experience and Pastor Rich’s sermon “Bread to Eat”!

Summer CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT night will be THIS WEDS., August 22, with a carnival theme.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L..  

NEWSLETTER  Only 2 days away! We need any updates, committees/choir notices, event dates/details, Sunday School/Bible Class and CONNECT schedules, etc., by this Tuesday, Aug. 21.  Thank you!

Mark your calendars! The proposed start date for Sunday school will be on Sunday, September 23.  You and your children could be talking to their friends’ families about joining you for that special Sunday, and any other after that.  We look forward to sharing Jesus with you even more.

 Crop Walk Date:  Looking toward the fall, put this special date on your calendar for a great cause.  They have shortened the walk this year and changed it a bit so that it gives it a fresher feel, if you have done this for several years.  Check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Let’s walk and work together for the Lord’s underprivileged.

Siloam Christian Church They will be having more BIG celebrations here on Aug. 25th and Saturday, Sept. 8th. Please pray for their fellowship to be joyous and their ministry to continue growing!

August 12, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music 

 Invitation to Worship

*Song                                     You are Good                                     -Houghton

*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                                                     Days of Elijah                                         -Mark

                                                I Give You My Heart                                -Morgan

Scripture                                       John 6: 35, 41-51

Message                                          “Bread to Eat”

                                                          Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                                 

Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow        No. 382

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                           I Wanna be Washed                      

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude     

                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Flowers are provided by Ann H. in memory of her husband, Ed.

August Mission of the Month….El Ayundante.  This organization was our host in 2014 when our group went to Honduras for mission work. They focus on meeting the needs around them such as clean water, housing, and now have a medical, dental, and optical clinic on site!  www.elayudanteinhonduras.com

Summer  CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT night will August 22, with a Carnival Theme.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L..  

NEWSLETTER  Only 9 days away!  Yes, it is time to think about September: due to timely needs, the newsletter will be in your boxes on August 26. We need any updates, committees/choir notices, event dates/details, Sunday School/Bible Class and CONNECT schedules, etc., by Tuesday, Aug. 21.  Please be thinking ahead! 

Mark your calendars! The proposed start date for Sunday School will be on Sunday, September 23.  You and your children could be talking to their friends’ families about joining you for that special Sunday, and any other after that.  We look forward to sharing Jesus with you even more.

 Crop Walk Date:  Looking toward the fall, put this special date on your calendar for a great cause.  If you have done this for several years, they have shortened the walk this year and changed it a bit so that it gives it a fresher feel.  Check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Let’s walk and work together for the Lord’s underprivileged.

Siloam Christian Church They will be having another BIG celebration here with their Grand Rapids sister congregation on Saturday, Sept. 8th.  Please pray for their fellowship to be joyous and their ministry to continue growing!           

August Mission of the Month:  El Ayundante, Honduras

Friends with Health Concerns:

Mark Black, Howard J. Church , Carol Geer,

Rhonda Holleman, Eleanor Nederveld, Sandi Shults

 Roland Hubbert and other Parkinson’s sufferers

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

Vicki Bennett – angioplasty recovery

SAVE THE DATE:

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – August 21

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26 (Please sign up in the F.L.C.)

Siloam Nepali Christian Celebration – September 8

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

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

      WiFi:  ICRC ;  password is goodwithG0d

August 5, 2018

The Approach to God           

Pre-Service Music            

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      To God be the Glory                      -Crosby/Doane

*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                                               Forever                                             -Tomlin

                                                      I Saw the Light                                -H. Williams

Scripture                                       Matthew 25:14-30

Message                             “On the Other Side of Obedience”

                                                      Anthony Timlin

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                                     This is Amazing Grace      -Wickham/Farro/Riddle

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.   Hymns projected by permission of CCLI #9550        

Please Join us in Fervent Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Vicki B. – heart valve surgery on Tuesday

Members’ Summer Travels – Let’s pray everyone back safely!

Save these Dates:

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – August 21

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26

Siloam Nepali Christian Celebration – September 8

Prayer Reprise – September Sundays

Sunday School Resumes – September 23

 *Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

August Calling Team:  Tod V-W, and Brian W.  You may call either leader for special needs or concerns.

Mowing Team for 8/5-8/11:  Brian W. and Lloyd A. 

Flowers are provided by Joe and Darla L. for their anniversary on Weds.

July Mission of the Month… thanks to all who contributed to the July MOM.  We were able to donate 749 pieces of new and gently used school clothes to the Judson Back to School clothing bank.  Many of you made a monetary contribution; that is greatly appreciated also.  Judson can  purchase items that are not donated.  If anyone missed the July deadline, but would still like to donate clothing, please see Carrie B. or Linda B. to make sure the clothing gets to the clothing bank.

August Mission of the Month….El Ayundante.  This organization was our host in 2014 when our group went to Honduras for mission work. They focus on meeting the needs around them such as clean water, housing, and now have a medical, dental, and optical clinic on site!  www.elayudanteinhonduras.com

Summer  CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT night will August 22, with a Back to School Theme.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L.  

NEWSLETTER  Yes, it is time to think about September: due to timely needs, the newsletter will be in your boxes on August 26. We need any updates, committees/choir notices, event dates/details, Sunday School/Bible Class and CONNECT schedules, etc., by Tuesday, Aug. 21.  Please be thinking ahead! 

Prayers for Missions: Please pray for the missionaries God sent out this summer.  We will look forward to having the TX and Alger groups and Rick H. share what the Lord did in them, through them and for them on these trips!

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

July 29, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music                  

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                       10,000 Reasons                                      -Redman

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

SPECIAL SONG                        The Lord Is                              -Sczebel/Kauflin

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                                          Oceans                                          -Hillsong

                                                     Through it All                                      -Crouch

Scripture                                       John 10: 11-18

Message                                 “The Good Shepherd”

                                                      Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering                                   

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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                            Made to Worship             -Tomlin/Cash/Shrpe

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

                          

Please Join us in Fervent Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Vicki B. – heart valve surgery 

Members’ Summer Travels – Let’s pray all back safely!

 *Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*

Save the Date

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

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26

Prayer Reprise – September Sundays

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

July Calling Team:  Fred H. and Bruce T.H.  You may call either leader for special needs or concerns.

Mowing Team for 7/29-8/4:  The E.. Family

Flowers are provided today by Julie L., in memory of her parents’ anniversary and for her birthday tomorrow!

July Mission of the Month…  this month’s offering is for Love Clothing Center.  As of last Sunday, we collected 642 pieces of clothing! Thank you for the new socks, underwear and school age clothes. A collection basket is at the top of the stairs by the bulletin board. They really need help in distributing these clothes, also!!   For any questions about donating or helping at the Center, contact Carrie B. or Linda B. 

Summer  CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT night will August 22, with a Back to School Theme.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L.. 

Prayers for Missions: Please pray for the Alger, MI people as they travel back, and check out the pictures of the TX mission trip.  There are some on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs and on the back hallway bulletin board as you leave coffee fellowship this morning.

NEWSLETTER  Yes, it is time to be thinking about this: due to some timely needs, the newsletter will be in your boxes on August 26, so we need any updates, committees/choir notices, event dates/details, Sunday School/Bible Class and CONNECT schedules, opportunities for service, etc., by Tuesday,  Aug. 21.  Please be thinking ahead!  Thanks.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

July 22, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music                  

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                       Because of Your Love                             -Baloche 

*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/Cottrell

                                                     One True God                              -Harris/Clark

Scripture                                       Isaiah 1:11-18

Message                         “When Words Become Worthless”

                                                      Andrea DW

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                                            Sing to the King                                     -Foote

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude   

                          

Please Join us in Fervent Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Friends with Health Concerns:

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

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Marcia K. – recovery from surgery

Vicki B. – heart valve surgery later this summer

Members’ Summer Travels – Let’s pray all back safely!

 *Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – July 25 (SPLASH!)

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

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

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26

Prayer Reprise – September Sundays

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

July Calling Team:  Fred H. and Bruce T.H.  You may call either leader for special needs or concerns.

Mowing Team for 7/22-7/28:  The H. Family

July Mission of the Month…  this month’s offering is for Love Clothing Center.  As of last Sunday, we collected 220 pieces of clothing! Thank you for the new socks, underwear and school age clothes. A collection basket is at the top of the stairs by the bulletin board. They really need help in distributing these clothes, also!!   For any questions about donating or helping at the Center, contact Carrie B. or Linda B. 

Basketball Camp!   Approximately 70 kids participated through the week. Many of these kids would never have the chance to attend a camp of any kind, and to have the bonus of a really good meal each night is such a blessing.  Thank you to those who worked in setting up last Sunday, worked throughout the week and in the kitchen to prepare the meal.  Praise God for the seeds planted in these young hearts! 

Summer  CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT night will be this Wed!  Our theme is “SPLASH’, so come dressed for water fun.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L.  Invite friends of all ages!

Prayers for Missions: Please pray for the Alger, MI people as they head out this week, along with Rick H.’s work done in Uganda…and check out the pictures of the TX mission trip.  There are some on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs and on the back hallway bulletin board as you leave coffee fellowship this morning.

NEWSLETTER  Yes, it is time to be thinking about this: due to some timely needs, the newsletter will be in your boxes on August 26, so we need any updates, committees/choir notices, event dates/details, Sunday School/Bible Class and CONNECT schedules, opportunities for service, etc., by Tuesday,  Aug. 21.  Please be thinking ahead!  Thanks.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

July 15, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music                  

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                         O Praise Him!                                 -Crowder

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Lord’s Prayer

Song                                        This I Believe                           -Fielding/Crocker

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                                           Overwhelmed                      -Weaver/Wickham

                                                  Those Who Trust                                      -Chaffer

Scripture                                     Mark 4:  26-34

Message                                   The Miracle Seed

                                                      Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Offering   

            (Mission of the Month Offering)                               

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

Offertory Prayer 

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

 *Benediction                                     

 Postlude                                 

Please Join us in Fervent Prayer for:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members traveling this Summer

Friends with Health Concerns:

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

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

Michael S. (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation!

Marcia K. – recovery from surgery

Vicki B. – heart valve surgery later this summer

Members’ Summer Travels – Let’s pray all back safely!

 *Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – July 25 (SPLASH!)

Alger, MI Mission Trip – July 26-29

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

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m  - August 22

Church Picnic – August 26

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

July Calling Team:  Fred H. and Bruce T.H.  You may call either leader for special needs or concerns.

July Mission of the Month…  this month’s offering will be for Love Clothing Center, in donations of clothing and time.  They need new socks, underwear and school age clothes to give 800+ kids a new school outfit. You can also donate nice gently used school clothes.  They really need help in distributing these clothes, also!!  A collection basket is at the top of the stairs by the bulletin board.  For any questions, please contact Carrie Blanck or Linda Burcham. 

Our Flowers are donated by Kim and Denise B. in honor of their grandchildren visiting today.

We also have next week open for flowers if you would like to donate some, even from your garden is always beautiful, as well.

Basketball Camp is THIS WEEK, July 16-19.  We need help setting up after church. There are kitchen and set up needs, for which there are sign up sheets in the FLC. Talk to Bronwyn S or call her. Thank you!

Summer  CONNECT:  Our next CONNECT is one week from Weds, July 25.  Our theme will be “SPLASH’, so come dressed for water fun.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Carrie B., Katie S. or Julie L.  Invite friends of all ages!.

IF YOU REGISTERED for the August Family Camp Trip, would you please indicate your name and how many are coming with you on the yellow sheet in the Family Life Center.  It will help us to know how best to prepare. Thanks

Prayers for Missions: Let’s keep Linn, and Village of Hope in Uganda, the recovering Houston Mission group, and the Alger, MI people in our prayers.

Shults:  Please keep the Shults’s in your prayers as Sandi has her check- ups tomorrow and Wednesday.  Thank you.

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

July 1, 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 

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

 The Word of God

*Songs                                         Prince of Peace                                          -M. W. Smith

                                                   Jesus Paid it All                                  -Hall/Grape/Stanfil       

Scripture                                     John 15: 1-8

Message                                     The True Vine

                                                       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 

Prayer for Our Missionaries

*Song                                         Glory to the King                                         -Brewster

 *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.,  Rhonda H.., Roland H. and other Parkinson's Sufferers,

Eleanor N., 

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

Save the Date

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. –  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

July Calling Team:  Fred H. and Bruce T.H.  You may call either leader for special needs or concerns.

July Mission of the Month…  this month’s offering will be for Love Clothing Center.  This is a worthy repeat of one of our last year’s M.O.M.

Summer CONNECT:  We had such a fun time ‘creating’ this last Weds.  Our next CONNECT night will be July 25.  Our theme will be “SPLASH’, so come dressed for water fun.   If you would like to help in the fun, please see Linda B., Katie S. or Julie L..  Invite friends of all ages!.

IF YOU REGISTERED for the August Family Camp Trip, would you please indicate your name and how many are coming with you on the yellow sheet in the Family Life Center.  It will help us to know how best to prepare. Thanks

Prayers for Missions: Let’s remember Linn, Rick H. (leaving today for Uganda), the Houston Clean up group (leaving this weekend) and the Alger, MI people who leave on July 26 in our prayers.

Blacks/Shults:  Please keep the Blacks and Shults’s in your prayers as they head off for annual check ups; the Blacks leave today and the Shults’s the middle of this month.  Thank you.

Basketball Camp is once again upon us, July 16-19.  Please pray for safety and fun in the Son.  There are kitchen and set up needs besides participation; just ask Bronwyn S. or call her at 321-8022. Thank you!

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

Siloam Christian Church had a very special celebration yesterday with their sister church from Grand Rapids.  And they are on the sign now!  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing and that some will see their name and attend!

June 24, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music     

Invitation to Worship

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

                                                                                                                  No. 347                            

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Lord’s Prayer

Song                                How Deep the Father’s Love                      -Townsend

                                                     He Reigns                                   -Furler/Taylor

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

 The Word of God

*Songs                                              

Scripture                                     

Message                                     Mission Sunday

                                                        L.  G./Rick H

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry

Offering                                             Piano Duet                                         -Shackley

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

Offertory Prayer 

Prayer for Missionaries

*Song                                         Watch and Pray                                         -Paris

 *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., 

 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.. July will be Fred H. and Bruce TH.

Flowers for church are provided by Carrie B. for Jennifer’s Birthday!

June Mission of the Month…  today will be the last day for a gift to be given for Christian Radio. 

Emma B. is having her High Sschool graduation party TODAY: 1pm to 4pm. It will be at our home.  Please come to celebrate with us!

Summer CONNECT:  We are looking forward to this Wednesday,  June 27th.  “Glitter and Glue” night will have creation stations, including a great “make and eat” snack! If you would like to help the kids create, please let Linda B. know.  Invite friends of all ages!

Prayers for Missions: We have Linn, Rick H.(leaving 7/1) and the Houston Clean up group (leaving on July 7) for whom to be praying! The Alger, MI people prepare to leave on July 26 also.

Basketball Camp is once again upon us, July 16-19.  Please pray for safety and fun in the Son.  There are many needs besides participation; just ask Bronwyn S.. Thank you!

IF YOU REGISTERED for the August Family Camp Trip, would you please indicate your name and how many are coming with you on the yellow sheet in the Family Life Center.  It will help us to know how best to prepare. Thanks

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

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

Siloam Christian Church They will be hosting a large celebration on Saturday, July 7th.  Just be aware that they will be throughout the day.

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.

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.