December 16, 2018

The Approach to God


Pre-Service Music                     What Child is This                                              -Smith

 Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

*Song                                 O Little Town of Bethlehem                                    -No. 178            

*Congregational Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance and Law of God

Christmas Program (See Insert)

 *Song                                  O Come, All Ye Faithful (Scene 5)                -No. 193 vs. 1

 *Song                                            Joy to the World                                             -No. 171


                                            The Response to the Word


Offering                                             Piano Solo

M.O.M Offering Received      


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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                 My Soul Magnifies the Lord                                      -Tomlin


 Postlude                                    Fum, Fum, Fum                                               -Hayes


 *Those that are able are invited to stand.   Hymns projected by permission of CCLI #95502



 December Calling Team:  Please call Tod V (627-8397) and Brian W (490-7697) with any special concerns or requests.

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

 CONNECT: the kids will be celebrating Jesus with a Christmas party. They will be decorating cookies with Julie and Carrie and there will be a gift exchange!

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

 Staff Gift: From the Deacons:  The church as a whole gives each paid staff member a Christmas gift, so if you would like to contribute, please mark your check and put it in the offering. There is a special envelope in the front of your box for this. If any individual would like to do a personal gift, that is also fine. 

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

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

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

        Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and ministry teams

              Friends with Health Concerns:

  Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

                    Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                            Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

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

            Joy V, and Marian P for continued healing


                                                      Save these Dates:


                                 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service- December 24

                                              Painting with Sandi- January 8

                                                  Men’s Study- January 8

                                                        Choir- January 9

                                          Consistory Meeting- January 15