September 23, 2018

Pre-Service Music

Invitation to Worship

*Song          Praise to the Lord                  -Meander/Warring                                                                              

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

The Lord’s Prayer

Words of Assurance and Law of God 


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

The Word of God

*Songs                                      One True God                             -Harris/Clark  

O Come to the Alter -Elevation                                      

Scripture                                         Isaiah 41:1

Message                                    “Creative Silence”

                                                      Pastor Rich

Prayer for Blessing


(Mission of the Month Offering) 

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

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                  I Go to the Rock                              -D. Rambo                                                                      



Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Anthony, Immanuel leadership and ministry teams

Friends with Health Concerns:

 Mark B., Howard J. C. , Carol G.,

 Rhonda H., Eleanor N., Sandi S.

Roland H. and other Parkinson’s sufferers

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

Save these Dates:

Prayer Reprise Sermons – September Sundays

CONNECT Bike Parade! – September 26

Adult Choir Resumes – October 3

C.R.O.P. Walk – October 14

Game Night – October 20

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

September Calling Team:  Please call David S. and Linda B. with any special concerns or requests.

Flowers are provided by...the L. family in honor of David and Jessica’s wedding anniversary!

September Mission of the Month…Immanual’s Backpack Ministry… This ministry provides food to 160 children at Cumberland school once a month. With your help, this has become a vital part of this neighborhood and church.  The children are better for these backpacks and their teachers notice a difference!

 The Great Lakes City (RCA) Executive Team has approved the criteria and formation of a Search Team to select our next Classis Leader and is seeking applicants. We Want You! Diversity on the search team would include an equal number of elders and pastors, male and female participants, and include geographic diversity. It should include representation from racially diverse people, those who attend large and small congregations, established and new congregations, as well as younger and older participants.  Want to shape the future of our network of churches?  Please apply to be on the GLCC Search Team (due Sept. 30, 2018).  More information is available here:

Search Team Application is available directly on our website here: under Search Team.

CONNECT: CONNECT is back in session! Please join us for dinner Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. Activities for the kids will begin at 6:15 p.m. The theme for this week will be BIKE PARADE night.  Have the kids bring their bikes, trikes, or wagons for any repairs they may need or to shine them up.  We are also going to decorate the bikes and there will be a BIG PARADE with prizes!!!

 Parking Lot Closed: The parking lot will be closed next week on Monday 9/24 and Tuesday 9/25 for sealing and new striping of the parking spots. If it happens to rain on those days, the backup dates will be October 1st and 2nd. Thank you for your patience during this time.

 Crop Walk Date:  Sunday, October 14, 2018.  Put this special date on your calendar for a great cause and check out the oversized flyer on the bulletin board in the Family Life Center!