Emmanuel Reformed Church  Copyright 2019  All Rights Reserved
Aug. 11-Megan Muur
Aug. 13-Brenda Mayfield, Christine Schlegel, Tosha Venema
Aug. 15-Shelly Bierman, Lloyd DeShane, Jason VanderEide
Aug. 17-Jane VanZuiden
Good Morning!    Welcome to Emmanuel Church.  If you are a first time or
recent guest we are glad you are here to worship with us.  May the Lord bless
us all as we praise Him and hear from His word.
9:00 a.m.…Sunday Celebration Begins!
Prelude:                   “All Hail the Power!”       Arr. L. Leatherman

Songs of Praise:        

    “Love the Lord”                                 Crosswalk          
    “How Great is Our God”
    “You Are God Alone”

Sanctuary Choir:        “Old Church Choir”                    Zach Williams

Invocation, Announcements & Greeting the Family of God

*Hymn (see screens)  “Peace Like a River”

Little Folks Choir

Giving of our Tithes and Gifts          
    Offertory:   “I Love You, Lord with My Jesus, I Love Thee”
    Magnifying Our Missions 2nd Offering:  The Pregnancy Center                                           

Mark 6: 45-50 (Pew Bible page 975)        

Message:   “It’s All About Jesus: The Power of His Presence”
Morning Prayer with Lord’s Prayer

*Closing Hymn #65  (Vs. 1, 3 & 4)  “A Shelter in the Time of Storm”


*Final Acclamation:  
   “Jesus Saves!”

*Postlude:                   “Postlude in G”                          Henry Kihlken
Monday thru Friday
    5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry  

Mon., Sept. 23
    12:30-5:00 p.m. – Blood Drive
    6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
    7:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice

Choir Room
Choir Room
Wed., Sept. 25
    7:45 a.m. – “See You at the Pole”
    9:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
    5:30 p.m. – Free Community Dinner

    6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA

    6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA
Jr. & Sr. High

Fireside Room

Basement/Christ Center

Youth Room
Thur., Sept. 26
    6:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study

Sat., Sept. 28
    9:00 a.m. – Men’s Ministry Trap Shoot

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

The Missionaries our Emmanuel family supports: the Fields’ serving in Columbia;
the McCleerys serving in Latin America; the Pitchers serving in South Africa; the
Smith-Mathers serving in South Sudan & the Sundararajans serving  in India.

Tim Ebbers had prostate surgery at Genesis East last Wednesday and was able to
return home Thursday morning.

Our Christian sympathy
is expressed to Arlyn & Jane VanZuiden and family on the
recent death of Arlyn’s mother, Gertrude VanZuiden, of The Alverno, Clinton.  May
they continue to feel God’s presence during this time.

Those who are healing & recovering: Connie Heusinkveld & Ben Riewerts

Those who have long-term needs: Jacob Green, Dawson Sterenberg & John

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Tim Wilkens, Deb Wikoff, Mary Rasmussen &
Jonelle Hook

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

Kim Schroth & George Temple in their homes.
Betty Tegeler & Lois Wiebenga at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
A Note from our Interim Pastor:
       I will be leaving on Friday, Sept. 27, for Eagan and returning on Thursday,
Oct. 3.  Our guest speaker next Sunday, Sept. 29, will be Rev. Ken Zuithoff.

A big thank you to Emmanuel for reaching out to us during the loss of Bill's
mother, Ann Van Buren.  Thanks to Rich for a beautiful service and to the ladies
of the church for a wonderful luncheon.  It is great to be a part of the Emmanuel
Family.                                          Blessings, Bill & Michele Van Buren and family
                                                                     Tina Schrader and family

We would like to thank our Emmanuel family for the love, support, cards and
prayers at the passing of Judy’s mother, Florence Wilkens.  We want to thank the
Emmanuel Church women for the delicious luncheon they served.  A special
thanks to Denny Boeck for his love, support, hugs, acts of kindness and prayers
as we journeyed together these past years at Windsor Manor.  God is Good, All
the Time!!!
                                                                                     Judy & Dave Wiersema

Thank you so much to our Emmanuel family for cards, for Rich’s visits and to the
Emmanuel ladies for the meals they brought in after both our surgeries.  SO
                                                                                   Linda and Arnie Damhoff
Sept. 1 – Scott Findley, Tom Venhuizen, Steve Hook
Sept. 8 – Kasey Wiersema, Tom Venhuizen, Jerry Lindsey
Sept. 15 – Lloyd DeShane, Tom Venhuizen, Tim VanZuiden
Sept. 22 – Bill Bush, Tom Venhuizen, Don Reed
Sept. 29 – Kevin Buis, Tom Venhuizen, Corey Johnson
Screens/DVD Operators
Sept. 1 – Thomas Dauphin and Mitchell Johnson
Sept. 8 – Carver Findley and Hannah Wallander
Sept. 15 – Marissa Folkers and Sarah Wallander
Sept. 22 – Shelby Wiersema and Joshua McDearmon
Sept. 29 – Addi Wiersema and Isaiah McDearmon
Oct. 6 – Thomas Dauphin and Mitchell Johnson
Sept. 1 – Megan Folkers and Ethan Farrand
Sept. 8 – Joshua McDearmon and Connor Roberts
Sept. 15 – Ethan Bush and Cael Wright
Sept. 22 – Corbin Allen and Gabbi Stichter
Sept. 29 – Elivia Decker and Megan Folkers
Sept. 1 – Dave & Sandy Shetler
Sept. 8 – Warren & Marcia Pruis
Sept. 15 – Lydia & Sarah Ohlsen
Sept. 22 – Nicole Reed & Gabbi Stichter
Sept. 29 – Russ & Diane Renner
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Sept. 1 – Missy Mouw, Andrea Folkers, Addi Wiersema ---- F.U.E.L.- Lydia O. & Sam V.
Sept. 8 – Hilary McDearmon, Breeanne Findley, Aiden Roberts ---- F.U.E.L.-Tammy J. & Amber
W.        Sept. 15 – Jess Wroble, Carla Bush, Anna Lindstrom ---- F.U.E.L.-Katie R. & Lynette D.
Sept. 22 – Sarah Schmidt, Janae Janssen, Marissa Folkers ---- F.U.E.L.-Jim & Diane L.
Sept. 29 – Ken & Carol Stralow, Baylee Merema ---- F.U.E.L.-Steve & Dar H.
9:00 a.m. – Sunday Celebration                                                Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. – Men’s Ministry “Take Ten”                      Front of Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School  resumes Sept. 8th                  Entire Campus
10:15 a.m. – Coffee & Fellowship Time                               Christ Center
4:00-5:30 p.m. – Jr. High JAM                                             Youth Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Sr. High YF                                               Youth Room
Those Serving:  September 22
Exit Greeters:  Ed Pruis, Jason McDearmon, Daniel Deter
F.U.E.L. Nursery:  Jim & Diane L.
Coffee Hour:   Needed!
Pre-Service Welcome Center Hosts: Al & Donna   Wagenecht,
    Corey & Tammy Johnson
Post-Service Welcome Center Greeter:  Betty Pruis
Attendance last Sunday –  210
Attendance last year – 230
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
2019 Budget:   
2019 Income YTD to Budget:        
Total needed to meet Budget:
$ 451,363.00
$ 302,386.92
$ 152,978.08
P L E A S E   U P H O L D   I N    P R A Y E R
Sept. 22-Kelsey Snyder
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. 28-Betty Zaagman
Sept. 26-Fred & Pat Hadley
Sept. 28-Tim & Jamie Dauphin
Free Community Meal  
Menu for Sept. 2

Swedish Meatballs
Mashed Potatoes
Apple Crisp
Those serving:  September 29
Exit Greeters:  Ed Pruis, Jason McDearmon, Daniel Deter
F.U.E.L. Nursery:  Steve & Dar H.
Coffee Hour:  Robin H./Michele V.
Pre-Service Welcome Center Hosts: Al & Donna   Wagenecht,
    Corey & Tammy Johnson
Post-Service Welcome Center Greeter:  Betty Pruis

S U N D A Y   C E L E B R A T I O N !
SEPTEMBER 22, 2019


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Wed. Night K-2 DELTA Helpers Needed!! Lydia desperately needs more helpers due to
the growing amount of children.  There is no outside prep work involved. Please contact
her @ 563-212-0325.   

Emmanuel will be hosting a
blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 23rd from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Anyone who
hasn’t donated since July 29th  will be able to give. 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 cookie donations.

Men's Ministry Trap Shoot
:  We had such a blast last time we decided to do it again.
Men's Ministry is hosting a trap shoot Saturday, September 28th  starting at 9:00 am at the
Tri County Gun Club located in Polo. Come enjoy a morning of shooting and show off
your marksmanship. We will be grilling lunch at the gun club as well.  We are limited to 15
shooters so sign up TODAY in the Fireside Room.

Emmanuel will have a float in the
Homecoming Parade on October 4th  at 3:00 p.m. We
invite any child or adult that would like to ride on the float please let Lydia know. We also
invite anyone to walk next to the float and hand out information about our church and
activities we have at the church. We will need a truck/tractor, hay rack, bags of candy and
any ideas how we can decorate our float. The theme is Disney. If we have a hay rack, we
will need a place to build/decorate it until the parade. Please reach out to Lydia @ 563-212-
0325 to help.

Upcoming 5th Quarter Parties
- Oct. 4 & Oct. 25.  Donations are needed of our high
schoolers favorites:  cans of Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Mug Root Beer, Orange Crush & Sierra Mist
pop only (no diet please), bottled water and baked goods/snacks for those Friday nights.

It's not too late to sign up for the Wednesday,
October 16 YEAH day trip to Circa 21 to
see the heartwarming, "Singing in the Rain" (rated G).  This wonderful musical has all the
favorite songs and dances from the movie version, complete with an on-stage rain storm!  
Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and famous Hollywood songs make this the perfect
entertainment for the fan of the golden age of movie musicals.  Cost is $75.00 which
includes lunch, motorcoach, musical, choice of dessert and driver's tip.  Sign up is near
the office.  Only a few seats remain!  Don't miss out.

Calling all Men for a Father-Son Celebration!!
 Get your tickets and mark your
calendars for an evening out with other men and boys of our community on Saturday,
November 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Christ Center.  Ring of Fire Barbeque by our very own
local award winning Brad Venhuizen will be served.  Guest speaker, Rick Nielsen, from
Des Moines, IA, will challenge and entertain us.  Tickets must be purchased by November
2nd in the Fireside Room during Fellowship Hour or in the church office.  Adults $10 and
$5 for those 10 and under.