May 6, 2018

The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music      

Invitation to Worship

*Song                                      Holy Is the Lord                                         -Tomlin

*Congregational Greeting

* Prayer of Confession      

Song                              What a friend we have in Jesus           -Scriven/Converse

                                                                                                                     No. 466

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                          

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

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

The Word of God

*Songs                        Word of God Speak/Be Thou My Vision -Millard/Ancient Irish                                                                                                                                               No. 468

Scripture                                     Ephesians 6:18

Message                           “How to Pray Throughout Your Day” 

                                                    Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing

  The Response to the Word

Moment for Ministry


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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                            Feed the Fire                  


 Please Join us in Praying for:

Mission of the Month:   RCA Global Mission

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 Holmes (6 Yrs old w/Christine L.) Roland H.,  Marcia J., Eleanor N., Sandi S

Linda H. – Continuation of Effective Treatments

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

Save these Dates:

SUMMER CONNECT, 6:30 p.m. – May 23, 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


May Calling Team: The Calling Team will be Linda B. and Dave S.

May Mission of the Month:  May is RCA World Mission (

Flowers for church are provided by The Ernst Family in honor of Amelia's Birthday!

Thanks to the people that signed up to "adopt a flowerbed".  There are a couple of flowerbeds that still need some TLC.  The sign up sheet is in the FLC.  If you have any questions concerning this new ministry please contact Linda Burcham

Video presentation:  Tod VanWieren is composing a presentation for the  potluck before the congregational meeting June 3rd.  It will highlight the exciting happenings at ICRC during 2017-2018.  If you have pictures you would like to share, please email them to Tod. (Email is in the directory.)   Any questions please contact Tod.

Thank you to our friends at ICRC who prayed for our travels and my surgery and recovery.  We are so grateful to be in this family.  Carroll and Sandi Shults

Painting Class will meet this Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Men’s Study at 7 p.m.

40 Days of Prayer:  God bless your commitment to be there.  Commit to attend Sunday morning for the corresponding message and continue in committed prayer.

Needed:  A Church Secretary. This is a part time opportunity to interact with Immanuel leadership, congregants and the community while providing an essential service to ICRC. This is not a gender specific opportunity. On-the-job training is provided. Responsibilities include editing and printing a weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter, monitoring the church calendar, sending out weekly reminders and supporting other staff needs. If you or another person are interested in this position, or have questions, see Pastor Rich, Darla Lucero in the Immanuel office or Mark Black. 

CONNECT is now taking a rest. CHOIR WILL meet this Weds and the 9th, as well. If you would like to join them for their last anthem of the year, please come at 8 p.m. for rehearsal.

Siloam Christian Church was so happy to celebrate with us last week! Let’s keep the smiles and communication growing.  Please pray for their dynamic work in Lansing!