December 9, 2018

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music                O Come All Ye Faithful                           -Lowe/Dupre

 Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

*Songs                              Of the Father's Love Begotten              -Prudentius/Neale

 *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

*Song                                                 Come to Us                                           -Walton

Scripture                                            Isaiah 11:1-9

Message                              “Just What the World Needs”

                                                         Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing

*Song                                                 HalleluYah                                         -L. Cohen


                                           The Response to the Word

 Offering                                Go Tell It on the Mountain                                  -Hayes

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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                  My Soul Magnifies the Lord                               -Tomlin *Benediction    

Postlude                          Good Christian Friends, Rejoice                      -McDonald



 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 watching a movie called, “The Small One.” They will then play Sink the Ship and Pin the Tail on the Donkey with Jennifer, Tony, and Brian!

 We look forward to seeing you next Sunday at the Christmas Holiday Potluck after service! Don’t forget your traditional dish to pass.

 Cumberland School, Another Opportunity to Serve:  In the discussion with Pastor after service Sunday, 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 teachers at Cumberland that have children falling behind in math. Another teacher has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades in her room. They could all use some assistance.  I'm sure there are also more needs than just these. Please consider taking some time, 1 or 2 days a week, to help them. 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~ Viv M

 From the Counting Team:  To receive credit for 2018 on your giving statement, your gift must be received by December 31.  Also, the counters document all donations using envelope numbers. If you wish to receive a year-end statement you will need ICRC envelopes. If you do not use an envelope, please include a notation with your number in order for it to be recorded.

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. W Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

 Joy V for continued healing

Save these Dates:

                                          Jr./Sr. High Christmas Party- December 19

                                                      Choir- December 19

                                   Christmas Eve Candlelight Service- December 24

                                                   Christmas- December 25

                                             Painting with Sandi- January 8

                                                  Men’s Study- January 8

                                                        Choir- January 9

                                          Consistory Meeting- January 15

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