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May 19-Nick Becker
May 20-Jarrett Ruchotzke
May 21-Ken Burn, Kayla Carpenter, Ernie Renkes
May 22-Tammy Johnson, Todd Muur
May 23-Tim Dauphin, Thomas Vandermyde
May 25-Tylr Dolan, Richard McCoy, Sarah Ohlsen,
May 25-Carson Verdick
Attendance last Sunday –  266
Attendance last year – 271
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
2019 Budget:   
2019 Income YTD to Budget:        
Total needed to meet Budget:
$ 451,363.00
$ 288,833.78
MAY 19
F.U.E.L. Nursery:
    Steve & Dar Hook      
Exit Greeters:              
    Doug Leech                        
    Jeff McDearmon                        
    Daniel Deter                
Coffee Hour:                
    (F.D. Pancake Breakfast)
Pre-Service Welcome Center Hosts:
    Al & Donna Wagenecht
    Corey & Tammy Johnson                
Post-Service Welcome Center Greeter:  
    Betty Pruis        
MAY 26
F.U.E.L. Nursery:  
    Diane L/Jeff M
Exit Greeters:
    Doug Leech
    Jeff McDearmon
    Daniel Deter
Coffee Hour
Pre-Service Welcome Center Hosts:
    Al & Donna Wagenecht
    Corey & Tammy Johnson
Post-Service Welcome Center Greeter:  
    Betty Pruis        
Please direct congregational emergencies to the church office, Ministry Coordinator Rich Criss,
Consistory VP Jeff McDearmon or an elder.
    Ron Eckberg, associate pastor at Erie Evangelical Free Church.
**Please remember… If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday,
it is your responsibility to make arrangements to trade with someone.

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Coffee Hour Hosts continue to be needed!  Most Sundays are available through August.  
Please sign up in the Christ Center today
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!
9:00 a.m.…Sunday Celebration Begins!
*“How Excellent is Thy Name!”  
*Welcome and Announcements                       
Songs of Praise:        “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” Exaltation
              “It Is Well”

Sanctuary Choir:        “You Are God”                               The Katina’s
Congregational Prayer                                        
               Hilary McDearmon
(concluding with The Lord’s Prayer using “debts & debtors”)  

*Hymn #263  (Vs. 1 & 3)  “Come, Thou Fount”

Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
    Offertory:                “Worship Medley”                       Arr. Wrytzen
    *Prayer over the Gifts
    Magnifying Our Missions

Numbers 11: 24-30 (page 141)

Message:                 “All People”                  Pastor Ben Wakefield

*Closing Hymn #281  (Vs. 1 & 3)  “Praise Him! Praise Him!”

*Final Acclamation:  “What a Day That Will Be”

*Postlude:   “The Master Has Come” (Tune: Ash Grove)  Arr. Lowe
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
Monday thru Friday
    5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry  

Mon., May 20
    6:00 p.m. – YF Mission Team &  
    Parents Meeting

Fireside Room
Tue., May 21
    3:00-4:00 p.m. – Moms in Prayer
    7:00 p.m. – Elders Mtg./Deacons   
    7:30 p.m. – Consistory Meeting

Upper Rm/ Fireside Rm
Upper Room
Wed., May 22
       9:30 a.m.  – Adult Bible Study
Fireside Room
Thur., May 23
     8:30 a.m. – YEAH Mystery Trip
     6:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study

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.

For our farmers during this challenging planting season.

Please pray for the Davis family.

Sharon Pruis had a stroke on May 3rd and is now in hospice care in Bettendorf.  The family
still requests no visitors.  Cards may be sent to her new address: 707 Deerview Ln.,

Don Smith was admitted to Genesis East in Davenport last Monday for Atrial Fib due to
several small blood clots in his lungs.  He is being treated with IV medications.

Judy Becker was hospitalized with flu like symptoms last week.  Tests did show that her
cancer has returned and treatment options are being investigated.

Grace Green, mother of Tom Green,  had hernia surgery last week and now has been
hospitalized with pneumonia.

Jennifer Schuler as she continues with her high-risk pregnancy.

Those who are healing & recovering: Kenny Sondgeroth, Susan Schuler & Allen Buikema

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

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Deb Wikoff, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, Jake
Vandermyde & Jonelle Hook

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

Kim Schroth in her home.
Betty Tegeler & Lois Wiebenga at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
May 5 – Gary & Dawn Meyer
May 12 – Mike & Suzi Mills and family
May 19 – Doug & Aimee Mouw and family
May 26 – Dewey & Karen Mulnix
June 2 – John & Karen Mouw
May 5 – Bill Bush, Al Wagenecht, Lloyd DeShane
May 12 – Scott Weets, Al Wagenecht, Corey Johnson
May 19 – Daniel Deter, Al Wagenecht, Scott Mouw
May 26 – Ben Carpenter Al Wagenecht, Russ Renner
June 2 – Mike Damhoff, Kim Vandermyde, Kevin Buis
May 5 – Luke Carpenter and Ethan Bush
May 12 – Connor Roberts and Corbin Allen
May 19 – Cael Wright and Megan Folkers
May 26 – Gabbi Stichter and Joshua McDearmon
June 2 – Luke Carpenter and Ethan Farrand
Screens/DVD Operators
May 5 – Joshua McDearmon and Sarah Wallander
May 12 – Addi Wiersema and Jacob Schlegel
May 19 – Marissa Folkers and Isaiah McDearmon
May 26 – Shelby Wiersema and Mitchell Johnson
June 2 – Joshua McDearmon and Hannah Wallander
May 21-Darryl & Kathy Hogue
May 22-Jerry & Linda Schlegel
May 24-Jim & Paulette Strating
M A Y   V O L U N T E E R S
YF Mission Team/Parent Meeting: There will be a brief meeting for the YF members going
on the mission trip and their parents, tomorrow night, Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the
Fireside Room.

Women's Ministry Bible Study
- Women's Ministry began a 6 week Bible study on Psalm 1:
1-6 last Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  Please feel free to join them on Thursday
evenings, even if you cannot make it every week. There is no cost to participate in this study.
Please contact Lindsay Buis or Donna Wagenecht to sign up or with questions.

2019 Graduates:  We will be celebrating our 8th grade, high school & college graduates
during our Sunday Celebration on May 26th.  High school graduates are asked to wear their
gowns and sit together as a group until they are recognized.

Morrison Community VBS – June 24-28, 6-8 p.m. at MJHS:  Registration forms are
available in the church office or you may register online (  For
kids age 4 to entering 8th grade. Register by June 7th to guarantee T-shirt size and class
color. Emmanuel will once again be helping with the Pre-K & Kindergarten group. We are in
need of helpers high school age or older. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Christ
Center. We need volunteers for lessons, music, crafts, games and group leaders. If you have
any questions please contact Lydia Ohlsen 562-212-0325.

Main Street Flag Volunteers Needed
: Another way to serve our community:  At a recent
meeting Rich C. attended, it was mentioned that it is getting more difficult to get the American
flags up on the downtown poles on national holidays by our Boy Scouts who have done this
for a number of years.  Due to their dwindling numbers, it is often impossible to get this done
leaving holidays without the flags.  (The flags on Rts. 30 and 78 at placed by the city crews.)  
It seemed that we could get some members to help out with this as a way to reach out and
serve our town and assist the Boy Scouts, of which some of our members are involved.  If
you are willing to help put these up, please see Rich Criss ASAP.  Our first time doing this will
be this coming Friday, May 24, meeting at Emmanuel at 4:30 p.m. to put the flags up for
Memorial Day weekend.  The Boy Scouts will take them down on Monday afternoon.  This
should not take more than a half hour each time we do it.  Will you help?  Please sign up with
your phone number on the bulletin board near the office and Rich will group text you all with
any additional information.  Any questions, please see Rich.

Car Show Volunteer meeting Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone who is interested in
helping with the car show this year please plan to attend this meeting. With moving the car
show uptown to be a better outreach to the community we will need more help to make it a
success. Any questions contact Lloyd DeShane.
Magnifying Our Missions
May’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
Audio Scripture Ministries

Audio Scripture Ministries helps non-readers have access to God’s Word with audio
recordings of the Bible in their own heart language. In a tough world, God’s Word in
audio can provide some hope and the knowledge that there is a God who loves them
enough to send His Own Son.
Audio Scriptures personnel record the Bible in other languages using native speakers,
distribute digital audio Bibles to non-readers, and work world-wide with international
partners to help them distribute audio players. For example, Wild-life Story Tellers are
available for traumatized children so they can be comforted by Bible stories read in their
native language.
We ask that you prayerfully consider supporting this wonderful ministry with a second
specifically marked offering in addition to your regular offering when it is received on
May 26th.