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The Gathering:  As we countdown the start of Sunday Celebration, we welcome all
of you to gather and move about in the Sanctuary to connect with other brothers and
sisters, visit, offer a welcome to our guests and prepare to experience God in a very
special way.  Feel free to bring your coffee in if you wish…this is a place for us to
grow in a comfortable manner.  This is the day the Lord has made…we are going to
    *“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”                                          
    *Welcome and Prayer                                         

    Songs of Praise:         “I Heard the Sound of Voices”                    Crosswalk
                “Lord, I Need You”
                “Great Are You Lord”

    Sanctuary Choir:        “Trust In You”            

    Pastoral Prayer                                                                      

    *Hymn # 84  (Vs. 1 & 4)  “Come, Thou Almighty King”

    Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
    Magnifying Our Missions 2nd Offering:  The Pregnancy Center
    *Prayer over the Gifts

    Time with the Younger Church
    Message Series:         We the Church         
                           Week 3 – “To the Church in Ephesus”                
    *Closing Hymn # 165  (Vs. 1 & 4)  “Living for Jesus”
    *Final Acclamation:     “Rise Up, O Church of God”
    *Organ Postlude:        “He Keeps Me Singing”
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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.

Dick Ebbers was transferred to a Peoria hospital last week to determine precisely
what is causing the infection so they can use an effective course of treatment.

Those who are healing & recovering: Lloyd DeShane, Wilma Johannsen,  Brayden
Deuth, Judy Becker, John VanderSchaaf, Marv VanZuiden & Doris Vandermyde

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Nancy Rutledge, Pat Dykstra, Mary
Rasmussen, Jane Darby, Deb Baker, Jake Vandermyde, Jonelle Hook & Anita

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.
Please uphold in prayer:
Sept. 23-Norma Boeck
Sept. 23-Brock Huffstutler
Sept. 23-Sue Patten
Sept. 23-Darrell Workman
Sept., 24-Tim VanZuiden
Sept. 27-Autumn VanBuren
Sept. 28-Diane Bush
Sept. 28-Darryl Hogue
Sept. 29-Rachel Decker
Sept. 29-Evelyn Druien
Sept. 29-Diane Landheer
Sept. 29-Jacob Schlegel
Sept. 29-Lauren Schlegel
Sept. 26-Fred & Pat Hadley
Sept. 28-Tim & Jamie Dauph
9:00 a.m. – Blended Worship Service                            Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship Time                   Christ Center
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School resumes Sept. 9th       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., Sept. 24
       12:30-5:00 p.m. – Blood Drive
       6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice                                                Choir Room
       7:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice                                               Choir Room
Wed., Sept. 26
       7:45 a.m. – “See You at the Pole”                    
   Jr. & Sr. High Schools
       9:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study                                      
   Fireside Room
       5:30 p.m. – Free Community Family Dinner                    
       6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA    
   Sanctuary Basement/Christ Ctr
       6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA                                       
     Youth Room
Fri., Sept. 28
       3:00 p.m. – Homecoming Parade
       5th Quarter Party after the football game                   
       Christ Center
Homecoming Parade Volunteers Wanted:  If you would like to walk in the
Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 28th to represent Emmanuel and hand
out treats, please sign up TODAY in the Christ Center or contact Lydia
Ohlsen.  Please meet at Morrison Tire Center by 2:45 p.m.

Coffee Hour Hosts needed!  Please sign up TODAY in the Fireside Room.  
We really appreciate your service!

Emmanuel will be hosting a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional
Blood Center on Monday, Sept. 24th from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the
gymnasium.  To make an appointment, contact Deb Eissens @ 309-714-
2008.   If you would be willing to help out that day, sign up in the Fireside
Room.  We still need set-up/take-down people and cookie donations.

Upcoming 5th Quarter Parties:  Sept. 28, and Oct. 5.  We still need donations
of our high schoolers favorites:  cans of Mug Root Beer, Orange Crush &
Sprite or Sierra Mist pop only (no diet please) and baked goods for those
Friday nights.

Moms in Prayer will resume meeting weekly on Tuesday night, October 2nd
from 7-8 pm in the Chapel. This group unites for an hour each week to pray
for our children and schools.  All women are welcome!

We will be offering a New Members Class in the Fireside Room on Sunday,
October 21 from 11:30 until 1:00 p.m. which will include lunch.  Anyone
who is interested in finding out more information about membership or our
church is encouraged to call the church office and RSVP to assure adequate
food and materials.  Please see Pastor Rich if you have any questions.
Free Community Meal  

Menu for Sept. 26:
(Lydia Ohlsen, cook)
Scrambled Eggs
Sausage Patties
French Toast Sticks
Thank you to our volunteers/servers
Sept. 2 – Gerry & Marcia Meinsma
Sept. 9 – Terry & Sue Costello
Sept. 16 – Ben Carpenter and family
Sept. 23 – Tim & Jamie Dauphin and family
Sept. 30 – Arnie & Linda Damhoff

Sept. 2 – Gerry & Marcia Meinsma
Sept. 9 – Terry & Sue Costello
Sept. 16 – Ben Carpenter and family
Sept. 23 – Tim & Jamie Dauphin and family
Sept. 30 – Arnie & Linda Damhoff
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Center Hosts
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy
Betty Pruis
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy
Betty Pruis

Coffee Hour


**Please remember…
If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is your
responsibility to make arrangements to trade with someone.
Sept. 2 – Joshua McDearmon and Bryar Kuehl
Sept. 9 – Megan Folkers and Gabbi Stichter
Sept. 16 – Luke Carpenter and Ethan Farrand
Sept. 23 – Connor Roberts and Ethan Bush
Sept. 30 – Corbin Allen and Cael Wright
Screens/DVD Operators
Sept. 2 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
Sept.9 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Sept. 16 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Sept. 23 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
Sept. 30 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Sept. 2 – Kim Vandermyde, Brittany VanDrew, Claire Coons, Hannah Wallander
Sept. 9 – Ashley Kuehl, Sarah Schmidt, Hannah Stralow, Marissa Folkers
Sept. 16 – Missy Mouw, Holly Wallander, Baylee Merema, Kayla Carpenter
Sept. 23 – Heather Lindstrom, Dawn Roberts, Alli Hogue, Michaela Millard
Sept. 30 – Charme Millard, Nicole Reed, Anna Lindstrom, Sarah Wallander
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make
our 2nd annual block party a success.
Without all of you we would not have made
it possible.  I appreciate ALL of your help.
Blessings, Lydia Ohlsen
Attendance last Sunday – 230
Attendance last year – 260
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday
Mortgage Balance: (-2,270.41)

2018 Budget
2018 Income YTD to Budget
Total needed to meet Budget
$     6,412.50
$   17,852.90

$ 475,550.00
$ 275,401.22
$ 200,148.78
Nomination letters and ballots for Elders and Deacons for
2019 are in your mailboxes.  All communicant members are
encouraged to prayerfully nominate someone of spiritual
wisdom, faithfulness, dedication, humility and servant–
hearted.  Please fill out the nominating ballots and return
them to the box on the narthex table by
October 7th so
they can be compiled by the Consistory. The Congregational
Meeting to elect those elders and deacons is scheduled for
Sunday, November 18th, immediately following Worship.