December 3, 2017

The Approach to God   

Pre-Service Music                    

Invitation to Worship

*Congregational Greeting

*Song                                            My Soul Magnifies The Lord                  -Tomlin/Carson

Confession Song                         O Come, O Come Emmanuel                  -Helmore

Words of Assurance and Law of God    

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

The Word of God

*Song                                            Of the Father's Love Begotten           - Prudentius/Neale, Baker

Scripture                                      Luke 18: 15-17

Message                                 "Finding Merry in a Messy Christmas”

                                                        Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Mission of the Month - ICRC Camp Grants


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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                                             -Come To Us                         -Walton


*Those who are able are invited to stand.                            

Hymns projected by permission of CCLI #95502

Mission of the Month:   ICRC Camp Grants.

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

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

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

 Paul H.:   hospice care at home. 

Linda H. Rehabilitation after knee surgery

Save these Dates:

CONNECT Christmas Party – Weds., December 6

Christmas Program/Brunch/Afternoon Caroling – Sunday, December 17

Christmas Eve Morning and Evening (6p.m.) Worship – Sunday, Dec. 24


December Consistory Calling Team is Tod V.W. and Brian W.

Flowers for December will be poinsettias.  You may help to purchase these by signing up BY DEC. 10  to sponsor plants, which can be taken after the Christmas Eve Service.

CONNECT:  Plan to join in the celebrating of Christmas fun this Weds!   Dinner is 5:30 p.m and the Church Christmas Party will follow. We have had GREAT attendance and fellowship in all ages.  Choir will resume that night at 8:00 p.m.!

Mission of the Month:  The ICRC Camp Grants will be our emphasis this month.

Backpack Ministry will be receiving food from the food bank on Wednesday, Dec 6.  If you have time at 2:00 pm that day for half to one hour please be at the church at that time.  Thank you to all who help with this ministry.

Christmas Program and Brunch:  Our youth and children will be presenting a fun part for our Dec. 17th service. There is a potluck brunch in the fellowship hall following. There is a sign for that, so you can indicate what you'll bring for the Potluck.  Church potlucks are the best!

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:  Check out the bulletin board by the boxes!  Our Immanuel children celebrated “Z”s Birthday at Connect.  They made birthday cards and decorated cupcakes in his honor, along with taking pictures to send to him!  Your donations come alongside their excitement and keep “Z” clothed, enjoying a warm meal and going to school. Your donations are welcome …and the children would be blessed to see some new faces in their room, if you have not seen it down there yet!

DIRECTORY UPDATES:  Thank you for those changes that are trickling in to the office. When we need to connect with you, it is frustrating to find we are missing information or have outdated information.  Please keep emailing/calling with new information.  We even have duplicate emails and need to know which is best to use.   Please look at the present directory and check out your listing there.  Thank you!

Eleanor Nederveld wants to send a special thank you to the Burcham Small Group and others who have sent her cards, calls, visits and fellowship.  She may be waiting to meet her Savior, but you have made her life a bit of heaven on earth.         

Another Thank you from the Heusinkvelds:

It is with humble hearts that Pastor Rich and I thank all our ICRC family for your support the last few months.  Your prayers and encouraging words were a great help in keeping me calm and positive going into knee replacement surgery.  The dinners brought in were all tasty and kept from having Richard overloaded with my care.

It’s been 3 weeks now since surgery and the pain is lessening and I can walk without even a cane.  However, we covet your continued prayers as the sciatic pain and “sitting situation” has not gone away.  We do have a referral to U of M Neurology and hope to hear from them soon.

Thank you again for the cards and visits and food.  We have experienced the knee miracle and now wait for the next one.  God Bless!

Siloam Church:  Our Brothers and Sisters have been blessed to be here and so very thankful for our openness to welcome them.