October 13, 2019

The Approach to God

 Pre-Service Music               Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                          -Ashdown       

*Songs                                       Let's just praise the Lord                                     -No. 317

                                                          Alleluia                                                         -No. 361

*Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God                                         

Choir                                                 Speak, O Lord                                 -Getty/ Townend

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


The Word of God

 *Songs                                             Until Then                                                     -No. 133

                                              Just a Closer Walk with Thee                                  -No. 591

 Scripture:                                         Luke 15: 11-24

Message                              “How to Get Closer to God”

Prayer for Blessing                             Pastor Rich        

 The Response to the Word

 Offering                               Since Jesus Came into My Heart                                 -Hayes

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

Offertory Prayers

*Song                                            Sweet, Sweet Spirit                                           -No. 159


 Postlude                              God of Grace and God of Glory                                  - Manz               


 Flowers Today are Given By:  Carrie B in celebration of Cora B and Sandy F’s birthdays. 

 Today is Our CROP Hunger Walk:  Walkers will register at Grace United Methodist Church, starting at 1:00 pm.  This 5K walk starts at 2:00 pm.  There is still time to join the walk or to sponsor a walker.  See Marcia J to sign up.  Thanks to all of the walkers and their sponsors for participating! 

 Please Keep June B in Your Prayers:  While she recovers from her knee replacement surgery that she had done Friday, October 11.

 Please Keep Carroll and Sandi S in Your Prayers:  They will be traveling to Duke on Saturday, October 19, for Sandi’s lung check-up.

 Save the Date:  Friday December 13, 2019 is the day that we will celebrate Pastor Rich’s 31 years here at ICRC with a retirement dinner.  Please mark your calendars, there will be more details to follow.  You are also invited to join another planning meeting for this exciting event on Wednesday, October 16, at 5:30 pm., in the choir room.

 The Soup Luncheon Fundraiser: Will be next Sunday, October 20, following the service.  This is a fundraiser to help our youth group kids go on outings, mission trips, etc.  If you are able to contribute to this fundraiser by providing either a soup or a dessert to share, please write your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the FLC.

 The CONNECT Pumpkin Carnival:  will be on Wednesday, October 30.  There will be lots of fun and games for the kids to enjoy! Adults are also welcome to come and join in the fun, you can even volunteer to run a game if you would like!  There is an event created for this on Facebook, so please visit our page and share, share, share!   

 If You Would Like to Attend a Concert at South Church on Friday, November 1, at 7:00pm, Please let Sheryl E Know.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 27.   Tickets are $12.00.  The Whisnants and The Mark Trammell Quartet will be performing.  

Your Leaders covet your fervent Prayer:

Pastor Rich, Immanuel leadership, and our ministry teams

   Friends with Health Concerns

 Gary A, Mark B, Joe C,

    Howard J. C, Sandy F, Carol G,

    Ronda , Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

Julie L, Eleanor N, Marian P,

          Sandi S, and Joy V for continued healing.

Save the Dates

                                            October 30- CONNECT Pumpkin Carnival

                                                November 1-3- Cran-Hill

                                        November 5- Consistory Meeting

                 N ovember 16- Spaghetti Dinner/ Dessert Auction Fundraiser

                                           D ecember 3- Elder’s Meeting

                                     December 6- Jr./Sr. High Mini Lock-in

                                 December 13- Farewell/ Retirement Dinner

                                            December 15- Nativity Display