A N N O U N C E M E N T S
PLEASE UPHOLD IN PRAYER:
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.

Ethel VanZuiden will be having knee surgery on Mon., Aug. 21 at Trinity
Terrace Park in Bettendorf, IA. Prayers for successful surgery and
recovery are appreciated.

Those who are healing & recovering: John VanderSchaaf & Pat
Oostenryk

Those undergoing cancer treatments: 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.
Elwyn Nice and LaVerne Rose at Windsor Manor.
BIRTHDAYS    
Aug. 20-Zach Coons
Aug. 21-Dick Ebbers
Aug. 23-Fred Hadley, Gerry Meinsma
Aug. 24-Arleen Alvarado, Amy Venhuizen, Hannah Wallander
Aug. 26-Zach Meinsma, Morgan Mouw
Serving this week.
Aug 20
Sound Techs:
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech:
David Stralow
Cooper Findley
Acolytes:
Luke Carpenter
Corbin Allen
Greeters:
Mark & Becky Coons
Ushers:
Don Reed
Jeff McDearmon
Jerry Lindsey
Nursery:
Renee Kuehl
Carla Bush
Hannah Stralow
Michaela Millard
Exit Greeters:
Tony Wright
Martin Koster
Jerry Schlegel
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:
Needed!!!
ANNIVERSARIES
Aug. 22-Jeff & Anna Ryder
Aug. 23-Dan & Ashley Deuth
SUNDAYS AT EMMANUEL
ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK AT EMMANUEL

    Prelude:                      “Who is On the Lord’s Side?”         Reichardt        

    *Call to Worship:  “Holy, Holy, Holy”  
    Welcome & Announcements
    *Greeting Family of God
       
    Songs of Praise:        “Praise is Rising! Hosanna!”           Exaltation          
                                   “The Potters Hand”
                                   “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)”

    Special Music:          Anna Rinker, vocalist  
    Pastoral Prayer

    *Hymn (see screens)         “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

    Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
    Offertory:        “Fill My Cup, Lord”                       R. Blanchard
    *Doxology                                                                  
    *Prayer of Dedication

    Time with the Younger Church

    Message:                 “Divine Interruptions” Part 1
           
    *Closing Hymn # 379  (Vs. 1 & 3)  “The Haven of Rest”
    *Benediction
    *Benediction Response:  “We Will Stand”    

    *Postlude:                  “Come Thou Almighty King!”             Giardini


ATTENDANCE & FINANCIAL REPORT
Attendance last Sunday – 257                           Attendance last year – 255
Serving next week.
Aug 27
Sound Techs:
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech:
Thomas Dauphin
Luke Millard
Acolytes:
Olivia Dauphin
Shelby Wiersema
Greeters:
D & C Vandermyde
Ushers:
Art Pruis
Jeff McDearmon
Scott Findley
Nursery:
Lois Kuehl
Hilary McDearmon
Derek Bush
Anne-Marie Wadsworth
Exit Greeters:
Tony Wright
Martin Koster
Jerry Schlegel
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:
Needed!!!
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WELCOME TO OUR AUGUST 20, 2017 WORSHIP SERVICE
Coffee Hour Hosts continue to be needed!  Please sign up in the Christ Center
today.

5th Quarter Parties:  Yes, it’s that time again!  This year we have five home
football games, however, we will only be having four 5th Quarter Parties:  Aug.
25, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, and Oct. 20.
(The game on Oct. 13 will be played at
Ashford Univ. Field so we will not have a party that night).
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), 16 oz. bottles of
water and baked goods for those Friday nights.

Women's Ministry Prep-Freeze-Cook Fundraiser:  This event will be different from
the PFC events done in the past at the church. Ten meals will be delivered to the
church ALREADY PREPARED FOR YOU. Pick up
will be on Sept. 7 from 5:30-7:
00pm in the gym. Sign up for your set of meals in the Christ Center during
Fellowship Hour  or contact Amber Wright @815-323-9209. The cost of the
meals is $161.60.

We are once again looking for volunteers (High School age and up) to help with
Wednesday Night Meals this year starting September 13th. Your help would be
needed for approximately an hour and a half and you would not be required to
work every week, if enough people sign up to help. The meals are served from
5:30-6:15. We are usually finished with clean up around 6:45.  If you are interested
please contact Lisa Bush @ 815-590-3871 or on Facebook. Thank you!  

Sunday School Teachers & Wednesday Night Helpers Needed:  We are in need of
Sunday School Teachers for the coming year and Wed. Night helpers for (K-2nd)
and (3rd-5th).  If you are interested in helping please contact Lydia Ohlsen @ 563-
212-0325  for Sunday School & Wed. K-2nd  & Sam Wiersema @ 815-718-5204
for Wed. 3rd-5th.  

Sunday School Starts Sunday, Sept. 10!  This year, instead of an All Church
Picnic, we will be hosting a Community Block Party on our lawn on Sat., Sept. 9
from 4-7 pm.  This is something that the Consistory felt would be a good way to
reach out to churched and un-churched people in our community. We will have
bounce houses, carnival games, and food.

Wed. Night Activities to begin Sept. 13!  We have some exciting new changes
coming to our Wednesday night program.  We are going to be united under one
name,  The Emmanuel DELTA Club.  DELTA stands for Disciples Equipped for
Life Transformation and Action. The K-2nd & 3rd-5th grades will meet from 6:00-
7:30 pm and the Jr. High group will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
$    5,144.00
Mortgage Balance (-981.51)
$  53,744.16
2017 Budget
$ 493,116.00
2017 Income YTD to Budget  
$ 254,030.69
Total needed to meet Budget:
$ 239,085.31
Announcements
I would like to thank all of my Emmanuel family for your
prayers, cards and visits during my recent knee surgery,
recovery and therapy.                       Jim Landheer
Magnifying Our Missions
      August’s Designated Benevolent Offering:  International Justice Mission

As the name of this Mission signifies, justice is their middle name. They minister out of their abiding conviction that justice for the poor is possible. They
exist to protect the poor from violence in the developing world. They embrace their calling by seeking to show justice, mercy, hope, and dignity to the
“least of these.” (Matthew 25:10) They have built a global team consisting of hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and
other professionals who work through 17 field offices around the world. Wherever injustice exists this ministry works to rescue victims, bring criminals
to justice, restore survivors with the hope of a new day, and to strengthen the justice system by working to stop corruption before it starts. Seeking to
embody the justice of God’s kingdom – International Justice Mission is making life changing differences in such areas as sex trafficking, slavery, police
brutality, property grabbing, and citizens’ rights abuse. We will have an opportunity to come alongside and support the efforts of this great cause when
we receive our second offering on Sunday, August 27th.

Serving Together as Christ’s Church,
The Missions Committee
9:00 a.m. – Blended Worship Service    
Sanctuary
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
Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry      Gymnasium
Tue., Aug. 22
7:00 p.m. – Elders Meeting                Upper Room
7:30 p.m. – Consistory Meeting         Upper Room
Fri., Aug. 25
5th Quarter Party after the football game   
Christ Center