Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking

No matter who you are…you are loved.
No matter what you have done…Christ died for you.
We are a hospital for sinners, not a haven for saints.
We are glad you are here!

    Prelude: “Introduction & Toccata on Sing Praise to God”           Arr. Martin

    *Call to Worship:  “Bless His Holy Name”
    Welcome & Announcements
    *Greeting Family of God

    Songs of Praise:         “You Are Holy/Prince of Peace”   Exaltation  
                                      “Everlasting God”

    Sanctuary Choir:          “I Will Glory in the Cross”   Christ Church Choir
    Pastoral Prayer                                                      

    *Hymn (see screens)  “How Majestic Is Your Name”
    Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
    Offertory:                 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”      Arr. Martin
    *Prayer of Dedication

    Magnifying Our Missions

    Message Series:         The Me I Want to Be        
    Week 4:  “Deepening My Relationships”
    *Closing Hymn #246 (Vs. 1 & 2) “The Family of God”
    *Benediction Response:  “How Great Thou Art” (chorus only)

    *Postlude:                 “Heaven!”                                               Arr. Bish

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Sundays at Emmanuel
8:30 a.m. – Sanctuary Choir Warm-Up                      Choir Room
9:00 a.m. – Blended Worship Service                            Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship Time                   Christ Center
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School                                  Entire Campus
4:00-5:30 p.m. – Jr. High JAM                                 Youth Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Sr. High YF                                   Youth Room
Activities this week at Emmanuel
Please uphold in prayer . . .

    All who have yet to trust the Savior Jesus.
    The persecuted church around the world.
    Those battling addictions in their lives.
    The families & marriages of our community & church.

Those who are healing & recovering: Jean Decker, John Reed, Karen
McDearmon, John VanderSchaaf & Lillian Unger.

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, Jane
Darby, Jake Vandermyde, Jonelle Hook & Anita Gillard

Our servicemen and women serving our country, including Jason Akker, Riley
Coffey, Brad Eissens, Logan Frederick, Jacob Kunde, Rowdy Lathrop & Lloyd

Kim Schroth in her home.
Betty Tegeler at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
Mar. 18-Zach Schuler
Mar. 20-Pam Muur
Mar. 21-Judy Leech
Mar. 24-Denielle Peters
Mar. 21-Jason & Ashley VanderEide
Mar. 22-Al & Donna Wagenecht
Announcements . . .
Those Serving
March 25
Sound Techs:        
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech
Sarah Wallander
Maddie Sterenberg
David Stralow
Jacob Schlegel
Corbin Allen
Shelby Wiersema
Kenadi Buikema
Shelby Wiersema
B & S Brackemyer
Bill & Dawn Bird
Ben Carpenter
Steve Hook
Jim Landheer
Jason McDearmon
Steve Hook
Ernie Renkes
Kim Vandermyde
Holly Wallander
Anna Lindstrom
Michaela Millard
Heather Lindstrom
Missy Mouw
Meghan Sterenberg
Alli Hogue
Exit Greeters:
Martin Koster
Scott Mouw
Mike Damhoff
Martin Koster
Scott Mouw
Mike Damhoff
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:   
Bill & Alice Senior
C. Pruis & B. Koster
Pam continues to be on vacation through Wed., Mar. 21st.  She will return to
regular office hours on Thur., Mar. 22nd.

YF Mission Team members are selling Manny’s Pizza!!  Frozen 12” pizzas
are available in Cheese, Sausage, Pepperoni, Sausage/Pepperoni or
Sausage/Mushroom for $6.00 each.  See any YF Mission Team member to
order or order in the Fireside Room after Worship today.  This fundraiser
ends NEXT Sunday, Mar. 25th.  

Attention Men!  We will be attending the Davenport, IA Iron Sharpens Iron
Men’s Conference on March 24th as a group.  This one-day conference from
8:30 am to 4:55 pm is for men of all ages; beginning with age 13 and older.
Cost is only $55 per man and $40 per student (ages 13-22). Price includes
onsite lunch.  Sign up in the Christ Center by TODAY or contact Scott
Findley at 309-236-3832.
Join us for our Palm Sunday celebration next Sunday, Mar. 25th as we unveil
a NEW Sunday morning experience at Emmanuel!  In addition to our regular
exciting music, the Little Folks Choir will also bless us with special numbers.

Easter Memorial Gifts:  Anyone interested in donating a book, or money for a
book, in memory or honor of a loved one, please contact Connie Pruis by
April 1st at 772-7191.  We will have the complete list of loved ones, donors
and books purchased in the May newsletter.  Please remember that due to
many people with allergies, the church purchased artificial lilies for the
Sanctuary last year and we no longer take donations to get real ones for

Easter Morning Choir:  We enjoyed having extra voices on Christmas Eve, so
are opening up the choir loft on Easter Sunday to anyone that would like to
join us for just that day.  We will be singing two songs near the beginning of
the service, so you may sit with your families after we sing as we did on
Christmas Eve.  Rehearsals for Easter morning music are underway on
Monday evenings.  If you would like to come from 6:50 to 7:10, you would
be most welcome!  Please contact Rich C. with any questions.  We would
love to have you!

YEAH February 6-19, 2019 Trip to Hawaii Update:  It is hard to believe, but
we are under a year until we take off for an amazing 14 day trip to the 50th
State of Hawaii!  We have a great group already going, but still have room for
7 couples who would like to make the trip to see Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and
Kauai!  We received word from Go Ahead Tours, the company we are
utilizing, that they are running at $200 per couple ($100 per person) discount
when registering for the trip before March 23.  Easy payment plans are
offered, as well.  If you have any questions, or request more information,
please see Rich C.

Mark your calendars for the 11th annual “Voices of Praise” Spring Cantata
“Say Amen”!!  The cantatas will be Friday & Sunday, April 13 & 15 at 7:00 p.
m. and Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  Greeters, ushers, welcome table
greeters and helpers for the fellowship hour are needed each night, as well as
cookie donations.  If you are able to be part in this vital outreach ministry of
our church, please sign up on the sheets on the “Sign Up Board” near the

We are in need of nursery workers for the Cantata performances.  If you
would be willing to help out, please sign up in the Christ Center.
Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m. Walking ministry     

Mon., Mar. 19
6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
7:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice

Choir Room
Choir Room
Wed., Mar. 21
9:30 a.m.  – Small Group Studies

Fireside Room/Chapel
Sat., Mar. 24           
8:30-10:00 a.m. – H. S. Girls’ Bible

Small Groups – Week 4:  Meet at various times all week
Attendance last Sunday – 249
Attendance last year – 280
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
$ 4,591.00
    Mortgage Balance
$ 29,812.11
    2018 Income YTD to Budget
$ 65,107.00
    2018 Budget:
$ 475,550.00
    Total needed to meet Budget:
$ 410,443.00
Magnifying Our Missions
March’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
Audio Scripture Ministries

Audio Scripture Ministries helps non-readers have access to God’s Word with
audio recordings of the Bible in their own heart language. In a tough world,
God’s Word in audio can provide some hope and the knowledge that there is a
God who loves them enough to send His Own Son.

Audio Scriptures personnel record the Bible in other languages using native
speakers, distribute digital audio Bibles to non-readers, and work world-wide
with international partners to help them distribute audio players. For example,
Wild-life Story Tellers are available for traumatized children so they can be
comforted by Bible stories read in their native language.
We ask that you prayerfully consider supporting this wonderful ministry with a
second specifically marked offering in addition to your regular offering when it
is received on March 25th.