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:            “Happiness is the Lord!”        Arr. Mickleson      

    *Call to Worship:  “Standing on the Promises”
    Welcome & Announcements
    *Greeting Family of God
    Songs of Praise:         “Today is the Day”                       Exaltation     
                                   “Trust in You”
    Sanctuary Choir:          “Christ Is Risen”                          

    Pastoral Prayer                                                      

    *Hymn #364 (Vs. 1 & 4)  “I Must Tell Jesus”

    Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
    Offertory:                  “Fairest Lord Jesus”       Silesian Folk Song
    *Prayer of Dedication

    Time with the Younger Church

    Message Series:         “This Year I Will…”
                           Part 3        
    *Closing Hymn #365 (Vs. 1 & 2) “Does Jesus Care?”
    *Benediction Response:  “Victory in Jesus”   (chorus only)

    *Postlude:                 “My Heart Rejoices!”                  by D. Paxton

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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 . . .
Monday thru Friday
   5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry                      Gymnasium
Mon., Jan. 22
       6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice  
                              Choir Room
       7:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice                               Choir Room
Wed., Jan. 24
       9:30 a.m.  – Adult Bible Study    
                    Fireside Room
       5:30 p.m. – Family Dinner                  
       6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA    
Basement/Christ Center
       6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA                            Youth Room
Thur., Jan. 25
       9:30 a.m.  – YEAH Movie/Potluck
                  Christ Center

Family Dinner Menu
for Jan. 24:

Chicken Noodle Soup
Dinner Roll Sandwiches
Cinnamon Rolls
Sr. High YF Milwaukee Mission Trip 2018 Parents/Members Meetings:
A fundraising meeting will be held TODAY at 5:45 p.m. in the Fireside
Room to familiarize parents with the cost commitment and how to help
us to reach our money-making goals. Then,  NEXT Sunday, Jan. 28,
there will be an informational meeting about the mission trip to
Milwaukee at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Please be sure to empty your mailboxes each Sunday:  Even though
bulletins are no longer placed in the mailboxes, there still may be
important notices and correspondences from others placed there.  

Coffee Hour Hosts continue to be needed!  Please sign up in the Christ
Center today. There are openings from now through June 3rd.

Jr. & Sr. High Ministries are in need of donations of the following:  cans
of Mt. Dew, Mug Root Beer, Orange Crush & Sierra Mist pop only (no
diet please).  Thank you!

2017  Financial Givings Reports are available upon request.  Please sign
up in The Christ Center on the bulletin board if you want one for your
tax purposes.

Join us for our January YEAH activity!!  Our annual Movie Day/Potluck
will be held on Thur., Jan. 25 in the Christ Center.  Come enjoy two
heartwarming movies with a potluck meal in between.   “Hidden
Figures” will be shown at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room.  Lunch will be
served at 12:00 p.m. Please bring a dish or two to share.  Ovens will be
on if you need to bake your food during the morning movie. All table
service and beverages will be provided.  “War Room” will begin at 1:30
p.m.  Come for both, or choose a movie to see before or after lunch.
TODAY is the final day to sign up in the Christ Center!!

Join us for the Faithwalking Retreat on Feb. 2nd & 3rd  from 9am-6pm
each day at First Reformed in Fulton.  The cost is $25 and includes all
materials and lunch.  Sign-up in the Christ Center by Wed., Jan. 24th.  
Any questions, contact Dawn Bird at 815-590-5668.

Congregational Budget Meeting – The congregation of Emmanuel
Reformed Church is called to a congregational meeting on Sunday,
February 4th for the purpose of discussing and approving the 2018
budget.  Copies of the budget will be placed in mailboxes NEXT
Sunday, Jan. 28th.


    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.

    Our Christian sympathy is expressed to Sue Bush and Jerry & Sally
    Lindsey and the entire family on the recent death of Sue & Sally’s mother,
    Ruth Reed.  May they continue to feel God’s presence during this time.

    Our Christian sympathy is expressed to Ernie, Kim, Mike and Ann Renkes
    on the recent death of Kim’s father, Gordon Campbell, of Clinton.  May
    they continue to feel God’s presence during this time.

    Allen Buikema, father of Marlene Buikema, will travel to Mayo Clinic this
    week for cardiac testing prior to having surgery on Friday, Jan. 26 to remove
    a tumor on his kidney.

    Betty Tegeler was transferred back to Morrison Hospital Skilled Care for
    rehab before becoming a resident at Resthave.

    Those who are healing & recovering:  Viola Garwick

    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 Wicker  

    Kim Schroth in her home.
    Norma Boeck & Elwyn Nice at Windsor Manor.
Jan. 22-Donna Todd
Jan. 23-Corey Johnson
Jan. 24-Megan Emerson
Jan. 25-Marissa Wadsworth
Jan. 27-Linda Damhoff
Jan. 27Jason Kuehl
Jan. 27-Josh & Lisa Bush
Jan. 27-Virgil & Diane Bush
Announcements . . .
Attendance last Sunday – 254
Attendance last year – 237
    Total Offering to Budget Last
    Mortgage Balance
    2018 Income YTD to Budget
Those Serving
January 21
January 28
Sound Techs:        
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech
Thomas Dauphin
Luke Millard
Hannah Stralow
Hannah Wallander
Olivia Dauphin
Connor Roberts
Tristan Ohlsen
Joshua McDearmon
W & M Akker
Bill & Pat Anderson
Art Pruis
Martin Koste
Scott Mouw
Don Reed
Martin Koster

Ernie Renkes
Charme Millard
Dawn Roberts
Alli Hogue
Anne-Marie Wadsworth
Nicole Reed
Kathy Garrett
Maddie Sterenberg
Mitchell Johnson
Exit Greeters:
Bill Bush
Dale Wiersema
Ben Carpenter
Bill Bush
Dale Wiersema
Ben Carpenter
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:   
L Kuehl & K Merema
Congratulations to Jamie & Katie
Rodriguez on the birth of their son, Ezra
Francisco, who was born on Jan. 15th.  
Ezra  weighed 8lbs., 4 oz. and was 20
inches long.  
Emmanuel Reformed Church of Morrison, IL is
seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries
(approx. 20 hours per week) We are looking for a
Christ-centered servant who has a heart for Middle
School (6th – 8th grade), High School (9th – 12th
grade) and working with lay volunteers.  The ideal
candidate will be relationally gifted, servant minded,
biblically proficient and passionate about leading
young lives to Christ both within the church and
the community. A detailed job description can be
found on our website at http://www.
emmanuelreformedchurch.org or email inquiries with
cover letter and resume to Pastor Rich Davis at
pastorrichd@frontier.com If you are looking to
serve a church where the focus is on the Word of
God, the Spirit of God and the Ministry of God—
Emmanuel Reformed church just might be the place
for you!