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Emmanuel Reformed Church   Copyright 2017   All rights reserved
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:                 “To God Be the Glory”           Arr. Birchwood
      
*Call to Worship:  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!”  
Welcome & Announcements
*Greeting Family of God
      
Songs of Praise:       
   “Shout to the Lord”                  Exaltation
                               
 “Stronger”

Sanctuary Choir:         “Soli Deo Gloria!”              By Robert Sterling

Pastoral Prayer
(concluding with The Lord’s Prayer using “debts & debtors”)

*Hymn # 394 (Vs. 1 & 3) “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”

Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
    Offertory:                 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”         Arr. DeCou
    *Doxology                                                                  
    *Prayer of Dedication

Message Series:         The Missional Life
                      Part 4:  “The Value of Integrity”

*Closing Hymn # 224  (Vs. 1 & 2) “Bring Them In”
*Benediction
*Benediction Response:  “Great is Thy Faithfulness”    
*Postlude:                  “Overture to Die Meistersinger”        Wagner
Announcements







Family Dinner Menu
for Oct. 18:
Ham
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Green Beans w/ Bacon
Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Bars
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WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER 15, 2017 WORSHIP SERVICE

       Monday thru Friday
         5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry                 Gymnasium
       Mon., Oct. 16
       
        6:30 p.m.  –  Choir Practice                          Choir Room
               6:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice                           Choir Room
       Wed., Oct. 18
      
         9:30 a.m.  – Adult Bible Study                    Fireside Room
      
         5:30 p.m. – Family Dinner                             Gymnasium
      
         6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA    
                                                  
Sanctuary Basement/Christ Center
       
        6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA                         Youth Room
       Fri., Oct. 20
      
         5th Quarter Party after football game            Christ Center
       Sat., Oct. 21
       
        8:30-10:00 a.m. – H. S. Girls Bible Study               Chapel

Sundays at Emmanuel


Activities this week at Emmanuel . . .
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.

Pat Oostenryk had a cardiac procedure done on Oct. 5th and is now at home.

Those who are healing & recovering: Dave Hook, Scott Wiersema & John
VanderSchaaf

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Mary Rasmussen, Jane Darby, Judy Becker,
Jake Vandermyde & Anita Gillard

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

Kim Schroth in her home.

Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice & LaVerne Rose at Windsor Manor.
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

Attendance last Sunday – 251

Attendance last year – 229
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
$  30,965.00
Mortgage Balance
$  46,910.07
2017 Budget:
$493,116.00
2017 Income YTD to Budget
$333,299.46
Total needed to meet Budget:
$159,816.54
Greeters
Oct. 1 – Bob & Lori VanZuiden
Oct. 8 – Tim & Noah VanZuiden
Oct. 15 – Ryan & Tosha Venema
Oct. 22 – Kasey & Samantha Wiersema
Oct. 29 – Tom & Amy Venhuizen

Ushers
Oct. 1 – Mark Schuler, Ed Pruis, Russ Renner
Oct. 8 – Steve Hook, Ed Pruis, Ernie Renkes
Oct. 15 – Ken Stralow, Ed Pruis, Kasey Wiersema
Oct. 22 – Ben Carpenter, Ed Pruis, Jason McDearmon
Oct. 29 – Jim Landheer, Ed Pruis, Scott Mouw

Nursery
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Oct. 1 – Sarah Schmidt, Andrea Wolever, Lauren Schlegel, Sarah Wallander
Oct. 8 – Amber Wright, Brittany VanDrew, Claire Coons, Hannah Wallander
Oct. 15 – Ashley Kuehl, Samantha Sterenberg, Baylee Merema, Marissa Folkers
Oct. 22 – Missy Mouw, Charme Millard, McKenna King, Anna Lindstrom
Oct. 29 – Heather Lindstrom, Dawn Roberts, Hannah Stralow, Michaela Millard


Acolytes
Oct. 1 – Isaiah McDearmon and Connor Roberts
Oct. 8 – Luke Carpenter and Shelby Wiersema
Oct. 15 – Olivia Dauphin and Nathan Davis
Oct. 22 – Tristan Ohlsen and Corbin Allen
Oct. 29 – Tyler Peters and Sarah Stralow

Screens/DVD Operators
Screens/DVD Operators
Oct. 1 – David Stralow and Cooper Findley
Oct. 8 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Oct. 15 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Oct. 22 – Emmit Shepard and Reilly Dolan
Oct. 29 – Sarah Wallander and Maddie Sterenberg
Nov. 5 – Emmit Shepard and Jacob Schlegel
Greeters
Oct. 1 – Bob & Lori VanZuiden
Oct. 8 – Tim & Noah VanZuiden
Oct. 15 – Ryan & Tosha Venema
Oct. 22 – Kasey & Samantha Wiersema
Oct. 29 – Tom & Amy Venhuizen

Ushers
Oct. 1 – Mark Schuler, Ed Pruis, Russ Renner
Oct. 8 – Steve Hook, Ed Pruis, Ernie Renkes
Oct. 15 – Ken Stralow, Ed Pruis, Kasey Wiersema
Oct. 22 – Ben Carpenter, Ed Pruis, Jason McDearmon
Oct. 29 – Jim Landheer, Ed Pruis, Scott Mouw

Nursery
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Oct. 1 – Sarah Schmidt, Andrea Wolever, Lauren Schlegel, Sarah Wallander
Oct. 8 – Amber Wright, Brittany VanDrew, Claire Coons, Hannah Wallander
Oct. 15 – Ashley Kuehl, Samantha Sterenberg, Baylee Merema, Marissa Folkers
Oct. 22 – Missy Mouw, Charme Millard, McKenna King, Anna Lindstrom
Oct. 29 – Heather Lindstrom, Dawn Roberts, Hannah Stralow, Michaela Millard


Acolytes
Oct. 1 – Isaiah McDearmon and Connor Roberts
Oct. 8 – Luke Carpenter and Shelby Wiersema
Oct. 15 – Olivia Dauphin and Nathan Davis
Oct. 22 – Tristan Ohlsen and Corbin Allen
Oct. 29 – Tyler Peters and Sarah Stralow

Screens/DVD Operators
Screens/DVD Operators
Oct. 1 – David Stralow and Cooper Findley
Oct. 8 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Oct. 15 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Oct. 22 – Emmit Shepard and Reilly Dolan
Oct. 29 – Sarah Wallander and Maddie Sterenberg
Nov. 5 – Emmit Shepard and Jacob Schlegel
BIRTHDAYS    
    Oct. 15-Scott Weets
    Oct. 17-Alli Hogue
    Oct. 17-Emmit Shepard
    Oct. 17-Jimmy Wadsworth
    Oct. 18-Mackenzie
    Ryder,        
    Oct. 18-Stan Vandermyde
    Oct. 18-Shelby Wiersema
    Oct. 19-Lindsay Buis
    Oct. 19-Carla Bush   
    Oct. 19-Kathy Garrett
    Oct. 19-Joan Smith
    Oct. 19-Ken Stralow
    Oct. 20-Marcia Meinsma
    Oct. 21-Jacob Green
Magnifying Our Missions
October’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
The Pregnancy Center

The Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered ministry whose goals are to preserve
the life of the unborn child and offer direction to young women.  They provide
services completely free of charge and they receive no government or state
funding.  They are completely funded from generous donors and churches like
Emmanuel Reformed.   The Center provides many services including free
pregnancy tests, limited obstetric ultrasounds, emotional/ spiritual support and
classes on many different subjects including prenatal care, parenting, breast
feeding, bible studies and how to manage stress, just to name a few. The
Pregnancy Center is located at 240 North Bluff Blvd in Clinton, Iowa.  To find
out more, website: pregnancycenterclinton.org,
e-mail: Info@PregnancyCenterClinton.org or call: 563-242-6628.

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 October 22nd.

Serving Together as Christ’s Church,
The Missions Committee
Greeters
Oct. 1 – Bob & Lori VanZuiden
Oct. 8 – Tim & Noah VanZuiden
Oct. 15 – Ryan & Tosha Venema
Oct. 22 – Kasey & Samantha Wiersema
Oct. 29 – Tom & Amy Venhuizen

Ushers
Oct. 1 – Mark Schuler, Ed Pruis, Russ Renner
Oct. 8 – Steve Hook, Ed Pruis, Ernie Renkes
Oct. 15 – Ken Stralow, Ed Pruis, Kasey Wiersema
Oct. 22 – Ben Carpenter, Ed Pruis, Jason McDearmon
Oct. 29 – Jim Landheer, Ed Pruis, Scott Mouw

Nursery
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Oct. 1 – Sarah Schmidt, Andrea Wolever, Lauren Schlegel, Sarah Wallander
Oct. 8 – Amber Wright, Brittany VanDrew, Claire Coons, Hannah Wallander
Oct. 15 – Ashley Kuehl, Samantha Sterenberg, Baylee Merema, Marissa Folkers
Oct. 22 – Missy Mouw, Charme Millard, McKenna King, Anna Lindstrom
Oct. 29 – Heather Lindstrom, Dawn Roberts, Hannah Stralow, Michaela Millard


Acolytes
Oct. 1 – Isaiah McDearmon and Connor Roberts
Oct. 8 – Luke Carpenter and Shelby Wiersema
Oct. 15 – Olivia Dauphin and Nathan Davis
Oct. 22 – Tristan Ohlsen and Corbin Allen
Oct. 29 – Tyler Peters and Sarah Stralow

Screens/DVD Operators
Screens/DVD Operators
Oct. 1 – David Stralow and Cooper Findley
Oct. 8 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Oct. 15 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Oct. 22 – Emmit Shepard and Reilly Dolan
Oct. 29 – Sarah Wallander and Maddie Sterenberg
Nov. 5 – Emmit Shepard and Jacob Schlegel
  • Final 5th Quarter Party is Friday, Oct. 20th.  We are asking for
    donations of our high schoolers favorites:  cans of Pepsi, Mt.
    Dew, Mug Root Beer, Orange Crush & Sierra Mist pop only (no
    diet please) and baked goods.  (No more water is needed thanks
    to a generous donation!)

  • Coffee Hour Hosts continue to be needed!  Please sign up in the
    Christ Center today.

  • Sunday School Christmas Program Practices will begin
    TODAY:  All Pre-K – 5th Grades will meet in the basement after
    Worship.  This year’s Christmas Program will be held on
    December 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Wednesday Night DELTA Club is collecting donations for
    MY G.E.A.R. OUTREACH as this year’s fall mission project.   
    There is a container to place cash donations for this project in
    the elevator foyer, as well as a box to place your donations of
    NEW items (see the table in the elevator foyer for more
    information).

  • The Wednesday Night DELTA Club fall mission project is
    collecting donations for MY G.E.A.R. OUTREACH.   There is a
    container to place cash donations for this project in the elevator
    foyer, as well as a box to place your donations of NEW items
    (see the Oct. newsletter for more information).

  • A Women’s Iron Sharpens Iron Conference will be held on Nov.
    4th from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at River Church in Clinton, IA.  
    Contact Breeanne Findley for more information.

  • In a continual effort to be good stewards of the resources
    provided for us by finding ways to save money, today will be the
    last day bulletins will be placed in bulletin boxes.  Please get your
    weekly bulletins as you enter the sanctuary each week.  Each
    week nearly 100 bulletins are wasted by those who do not
    frequently check their boxes or are not in attendance for
    Worship and we desire to see that waste alleviated and allow us
    to save paper and printing costs.  Bulletins from the previous
    week will still be available in the rack near the office for those
    who are not able to be at Emmanuel on Sunday and we invite
    you to help yourself to one at that location throughout the week.  
    Bulletin boxes will now be referred to as "mailboxes" and will still
    allow you to "mail" items such as notes, cards, etc. to fellow
    church members.  Additionally, informational items such as
    mission announcements, volunteer reminders, etc. will continue
    to be put in your mailbox.  Thank you for your cooperation as
    we seek to be environmentally and fiscally responsible in our
    church.

  • Food Pantry Volunteers Needed for November!  If you can help
    out at the food pantry on Thursday November 3, 10, 17 or 30
    from 8–9:30 a.m. please sign up in the Christ Center.
ANNIVERSARIES
Oct. 15-Jeff & Robin Henard
Oct. 16-Mark & Becky Coons
Oct. 19-Vernon & Jeannie Schaver