November 12, 2017

The Approach to God   

Pre-Service Music                   God of Our Fathers                              -McDonald        

Invitation to Worship

*Congregational Greeting

*Song                                           In Christ Alone                          -Getty/Townend

Responsive Confession

Confession Song                        Cleanse Me, O God                                 No. 425

Words of Assurance and Law of God    

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

The Word of God

Song                                           I Saw The Light                                  -H. Williams

Scripture                                      Mark 9:38-50

Message                                      "Dead Already”

                                                       Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

The Response to the Word

Communion Hymn           Let Us Break Bread Together, v. 1

Celebration of the Lord's Supper

Responsive Communion Liturgy

Offering                             I Know Whom I Have Believed                    -Collinsworth          

Doxology                  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow                  No. 382

 Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                       This is Amazing Grace                                - Wickham


Post Service Music                        Toccata Brevis                                              -Young

 *Those who are able are invited to stand.                            

Hymns projected by permission of CCLI #95502

Mission of the Month:

TRIAD – No Senior without a CHRISTmas:   350 boxes filled with daily necessities and specially made gifts for Christmas; delivered by Fire/Law Enforcement to Ingham, Eaton and Clinton County Elderly.

 Please Join us in Praying for:

Pastor Rich, Staff, and Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Members with Health Concerns:  Vicki Bennett,  Mark Black,  Howard J. Church

Carol Geer,  Roland Hubbert,  Eleanor Nederveld,  Sandi Shults

 Paul Haan:   hospice care at home. 

Linda Heusinkveld Rehabilitation after knee surgery

Save these Dates:

Back Pack Ministry –Weds., November 15

Spaghetti Dinner/Auction – Saturday, November 18

Thanksgiving Baskets – Sunday, November 19

Christmas Decorating -Weds.,  November 29


November Consistory Calling Team: Fred Hannula (321-2345) and Bruce Ter Haar (898-7306).

Today’s Flowers: In celebration of his birthday, Jim Patrick is providing flowers!

Back Pack Ministry:  Weds., Nov. 15th will be packing of the bags at 5:30 p.m. and delivering to the school.  The effort will take just about an hour.  Thanks!

Sara Eytcheson will be sharing with us today, Nov. 12, during the Sunday School hour (choir room). She will give an update about her work in the past year and have pictures on display. Items will be available for purchase that the trade school ladies have made, including Christmas ornaments and jewelry.  MI themed goods will be available, as well as Honduran coffee! Sara hopes to see many of you there!

From Kate Breukink:  I am applying to spend next year abroad. Part of my application is finding a few families willing to host here.  If you are interested in information, please ask me or call my parents.  You will need to have a spare bedroom for the student and will have a background check conducted.

UPDATES:  A new directory is being prepared.  Thank you for those changes that are trickling in to the office. Keep emailing/calling with new information, whether email or phone changes.  We have duplicate emails for some and need to know which is best to use.  For your adult children, if they prefer a listing as “Friends of Immanuel”, or have their own listing, please let us know. Thanks.

C.R.O.P. Walk Numbers:  We excitedly announce that Immanuel contributed $1,389.00 to the Harvest Ingathering for Church World Service/ C.R.O.P. on November 9th.  Continue to pray that God will multiply the funds so that EVERY NEED is supplied ~ for HIS GLORY and the leading of hearts to His love!

CONNECT:  We meet Wednesdays; dinner is 5:30 p.m; Jr. High Youth, Children's Ministry, and Pastor’s ACTS study follow. Come enjoy the lively discussions. We have had GREAT attendance in all ages, and the Pumpkin Carnival was a smashing success.  The Children will be making stained glass decorations for our Christmas-time decorating party Nov. 29th. Plan to join us that night!  No Choir the rest of November!

Compassion Sponsorship:  Immanuel sponsors a child from Bangladesh, “Z”. Donations are helpful to keep him clothed, eating a warm meal and going to school. The offering box is in the new Children & Worship room so children can bring a donation.  His Birthday is Weds., Nov. 15th, so please pray for him.

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