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
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
*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