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.
Please pray for the Davis family.
Our Christian sympathy is expressed to Lloyd & Pat DeShane and family on the recent death of Lloyd’s
sister-in-law, Carla DeShane. May they continue to feel God’s presence during this time.
John VanderSchaaf was able to return home last Monday. He will need to return to the hospital every day
until January 23 for a half-hour IV. The foot looks wonderful. Praise God! Please continue to pray for
Deb Wikoff had additional surgery related to her breast cancer on Thursday at CGH in Sterling.
Those undergoing cancer treatments: Nancy Rutledge, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, Jake Vandermyde
& Jonelle Hook
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.
Wilma Johannsen & Betty Tegeler at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
PLEASE UPHOLD IN PRAYER
|Activities this week at Emmanuel
|ATTENDANCE & FINANCIAL REPORT
|A N N O U N C E M E N T S
|Thank you to our volunteers/servers
Welcome Center Hosts
|Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy Johnson
|Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy Johnson
Attendance last Sunday – 257
Attendance last year – 251
| Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday
2019 Income YTD to Budget:
|Emmanuel Reformed Church Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved
8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Choir Warm-Up Choir Room
9:00 a.m. – Sunday Celebration Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. – Men’s Ministry “Take Ten” Front of 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
|**Please remember… If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is
your responsibility to make arrangements to trade with someone.
*“Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
*Welcome and Prayer
Songs of Praise: “At the Cross” Rich Criss
“Living Hope” (new)
Sanctuary Choir: “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”
(concluding with The Lord’s Prayer using “debts & debtors”)
*Hymn #4 (Vs. 1, 2, 3 & 5) “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
Offertory: “Day by Day” Arr. Schubert
*Prayer over the Gifts
Time with the Younger Church
Message: “What to Leave Behind” Pastor Ken Zuithoff
Psalm 27 (page 540)
*Closing Hymn #379 (Vs. 1 & 2) “The Haven of Rest”
*Final Acclamation: “The Family of God”
*Organ Postlude: “Heaven Came Down & Glory Filled My Soul”
9:00 a.m.…Sunday Celebration Begins!
|Today, Sunday, Jan. 13
3:00 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study
Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry
Mon., Jan. 14
6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. – EVOP Practice
Tue., Jan. 15
12:30-5:00 p.m. – Blood Drive
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Moms in Prayer
7:00 p.m. – YEAH Hawaii Trip Kick-off
Wed., Jan. 16
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
5:30 p.m. – Free Comm. Family Dinner
6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA
6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA
Sat., Jan. 19
7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study
8:30-10:00 a.m. – H. S. Girls’ Bible Study
9:00 a.m. – Consistory Budget Meeting
Sanctuary, Basement Christ Ctr
Jan. 14-Karine Fulton
Jan. 14-Karen Mulnix
Jan. 14-Dan Vandermyde
Jan. 15-Ezra Rodriguez
Jan. 15-Kortlyn Workman
Jan. 16-Jen Bielema
Jan. 16-Reilly Dolan
Coffee Hour Hosts needed! Please sign up TODAY in the Fireside Room. We really appreciate
During Pastor Rich’s leave of absence, please direct congregational emergencies to the church
office, Ministry Coordinator Rich Criss, Consistory VP Jeff McDearmon or an elder.
Next Week in Our Pulpit: Pastor Eric Ngun, from DeKalb, previously served as pastor at Victory
Baptist Church in DeKalb and is currently serving as a chaplain in the Rockford area.
Faithwalking Retreat: January 25th & 26th from 9am-5pm each day at Grace Valley CRC in
German Valley, IL. The cost is $25 and includes all materials and lunch. If you are interested in
attending, please contact Jeff McDearmon at 815-718-5074 by January 18th.
Jr. & Sr. High Ministries are in need of donations of bottled water (16 oz. please). Thank you!
YF Mission Team members are selling Manny’s Pizza!! Frozen 12” pizzas are available in
Cheese, Sausage or Pepperoni, for $6.50 each. See any YF Mission Team member to order.
This fundraiser will run until Sun., Jan. 20th. Pick-up/delivery date is set for Sat., February 2nd.
Choir rehearsals will resume Monday, January 14th, with Sanctuary Choir from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
followed by Voices of Praise from 7:30-8:30 p.m. If you have been interested in joining choir,
this would be a great time to do so as we are beginning our new music for the year and EVOP
will start preparing the new Spring Cantata, “Your Name”, which will be presented April 25, 25
& 28 at 7:00 p.m. Come and be a part of the fun and inspiration!! All 7th grade and older are
Emmanuel is hosting a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Tuesday,
Jan. 15th from 12:30-5 p.m. in the gymnasium. Anyone who hasn’t donated since Nov. 20th
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 will need set-up/take-
down people and cookie donations.
2018 Financial Giving Reports are available upon request. Please sign up in The Christ Center
on the bulletin board if you want one for your tax purposes.
Congregational Budget Meeting – The congregation of Emmanuel Reformed Church is called to a
congregational meeting on Sunday, February 3rd for the purpose of discussing and approving the
2019 budget. Copies of the budget will be placed in mailboxes on Sunday, Jan. 27th.
Jan. 6 – Ernie Renkes, Denny Boeck, Russ Renner
Jan. 13 – Kevin Buis, Denny Boeck, Jim Landheer
Jan. 20 – Ryan Venema, Denny Boeck, Scott Findley
Jan. 27 – Steve Hook, Denny Boeck, Jerry Lindsey
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Jan. 6 – Amber Wright, Jess Wroble, Claire Coons, Baylee Merema
Jan. 13 – Kenzie Neubauer, Carla Bush, Hannah Wallander, Marissa Folkers
Jan. 20 – Kim Vandermyde, Sarah Schmidt, Anna Lindstrom, Sarah Wallander
Jan. 27 – Ken & Carol Stralow, Alli Hogue, Kayla Carpenter
Jan. 6 – Connor Roberts and Corbin Allen
Jan. 13 – Cael Wright and Megan Folkers
Jan. 20 – Gabbi Stichter and Joshua McDearmon
Jan. 27 – Luke Carpenter and Ethan Farrand
Jan. 6 – Corey & Tammy Johnson and family
Jan. 13 – Brock & Dawn Huffstutler and family
Jan. 20 – Kristy & Peyton Emerson
Jan. 27 – Karine Fulton
Jan. 6 – Shelby Wiersema and Hannah Wallander
Jan. 13 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
Jan. 20 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
Jan. 27 – Thomas Dauphin and Mitchell Johnson
Feb. 3 – Shelby Wiersema and Hannah Wallander
|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 rejoice!
WELCOME TO OUR JANUARY 13, 2019
Opportunities to serve your church at Emmanuel:
Nursery Workers (adult and 7th-12th grade): contact Pam Muur in the church office.
Sound Technician: see Matt VanDrew at the sound booth
Funeral Committee: contact Kathie VanderVinne
Bread of Life Ministry: contact Michele VanBuren
Welcome Center Hosts: contact Al Wagenecht
Thank you for the thoughts, prayers and cards that I have
received. I also appreciated the Christmas visits and treats. And to
those who deliver the bulletins to me, I am grateful for your kindness.
Menu for Jan. 16:
& Lynelle Criss, cooks)
Tater Tot Casserole
Jan. 16-Arlyn & Jane VanZuiden
Jan. 16-Terry Mayfield
Jan. 16-Don Tegeler
Jan. 17-Daniel Deter
Jan. 17-Tate Kuehl
Jan. 17-Susan Schuler
Jan. 19-Darlene Hook
Jan. 19-Kris Schmidt