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. – 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
Sundays at Emmanuel
Activities this week at Emmanuel
Coffee Hour Hosts needed!  Although all Sundays are signed up through
August 26, we invite you to continue signing up to host coffee hours.  We
really appreciate your service!

Please be sure to visit our Sharing Table in the Fireside Room each
Sunday through October!  

A Blood Drive sponsored by the Morrison High School Key Club will be
held Wednesday, July 25th from 12:30-5 p.m. in the gymnasium of the
Christ Center here at Emmanuel. Contact Kris Bielema at 815-778-4801 to
make an appointment.

Men’s Ministry is hosting a family day out at the ballpark.  Join us
Sunday, July 29th at LumberKing Stadium when the Clinton LumberKings
take on the Peoria Chiefs. Game time is at 2:00 pm.  Bring
a church
bulletin to the game and get $4 tickets. We will plan on sitting together in
the same section to enjoy the game and fellowship.

Emmanuel Men:  Join Men’s Ministry for a cookout at the church on
Friday, August 3rd from 5:00-8:00 pm. We will provide the main dish and
drinks, please bring a dish to pass. A sign-up sheet is in the Christ Center.  
Please sign-up, so we know how much meat to get. Invite a friend and
enjoy a fun night of fellowship!  

As Uncle Sam says, "I Need YOU!"  Emmanuel Church is a wonderful
community of people who love this church, but from time to time needs
are present that offer opportunities for volunteer help.  Various ministries
would love to add to their available lists.  Please prayerfully consider
making yourself available and contact the representatives if you can help
in their area.  Nursery Workers: We are in need of more adult and 7th-
12th grade helpers.  Please contact Pam Muur in the church office.  
Sound Technician: Technical Coordinator Matt VanDrew desires 1 or 2
adults who would be willing to learn the sound board and be able to cover
for him or Nick Becker when they need to be away.  Please see Matt at
the sound booth following worship if you are interested in this vital area of
ministry.  Funeral Committee: We never know when a funeral will occur
and it is becoming necessary to add names that can be called to both
provide food and work in this very rewarding ministry.  Kathie
VanderVinne is the contact person for this area.  Please contact her if you
are willing to be called to provide a salad or dessert for a funeral, or if you
are available to work a funeral, even if you are only available for Saturday
funerals. Bread of Life Ministry: This is a wonderful ministry Emmanuel
Church offers to provide meals for those going through health issues or
other circumstances where these meals are a blessing.  Please contact
Michele VanBuren if you are willing to be placed on a list that she can call
to prepare and deliver a meal to someone who can benefit from that.  
Thank you for your consideration in how you can assist in these vital
ministry areas.
**Please remember…
If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is your responsibility to make
arrangements to trade with someone.
July 18-Tom & Charme Millard, Chad & Andrea Wolever
July 19-Doug & Aimee Mouw
July 20-Jim & Shelly Bierman, Dustin & Amanda Vandermyde

    Monday thru Friday
    5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry  

Exit Greeters:
Mike Damhoff
Al Wagenecht
Dale Wiersema
Mike Damhoff
Al Wagenecht
Dale Wiersema

Coffee Hour
July 15
July 22
July 15-Karla Andersen, Gregg Dolan
July 16-Aubrey Bush, Nate Osborn, TC Ottens, Mary Rasmussen
July 17-Sarah Findley
July 18-Luke Carpenter, Denise Kuehl
July 19-Boone Brackemyer, Milt Bush, Scott Findley, Tyler Green,
July 19-Ben Tegeler, Al Wagenecht
July 20-Sara Young
July 21-Janette Bush, Chris Peters
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
Brayden Deuth, infant son of Dan & Ashley Deuth, remains in the NICU at Mercy
Hospital of Rockford but is doing very well. Brayden is now three months old and
weighs over 7 lbs!  Praise God!

Those who are healing & recovering:  Vicky Workman & John VanderSchaaf

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Nancy Rutledge, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen,
Jane Darby, Jake Vandermyde, Jonelle Hook & 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.
Betty Tegeler & Lillian Unger at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.

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July 1 – Mark & Becky Coons and family
July 8 – Dale & Kathy Green
July 15 – Todd & Brenda Haan
July 22 – Dan & Connie Heusinkveld
July 29 – Martin & Becky Koster
July 1 – Art Pruis, Paul Andersen, Ernie Renkes
July 8 – Don Reed, Paul Andersen, Steve Hook
July 15 – Scott Weets, Paul Andersen, Tim VanZuiden
July 22 – Bill Bush, Paul Andersen, Darryl Hogue
July 29 – YF Members
July 1 – Luke Carpenter and Megan Folkers
July 8 – Olivia Dauphin and Tristan Ohlsen
July 15 – Connor Roberts and Joshua McDearmon
July 22 – Corbin Allen and Shelby Wiersema
July 29 –Kenadi Buikema and Sarah Stralow
Screens/DVD Operators
July 1 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
July 8 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
July 15 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
July 22 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
July 29 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
July 1 – Heather Lindstrom, Charme Millard, Hannah Wallander, Marissa Folkers
July 8 – Pam Muur, Nicole Reed, Hannah Stralow, Kayla Carpenter
July 15 – Katie Rodriguez, Hilary McDearmon, Baylee Merema, Alli Hogue
July 22 – Dawn Roberts, Andrea Folkers, Sarah Wallander, Michaela Millard
July 29 –Sam Wiersema, Lois Kuehl, Anna Lindstrom, Kamryn Davis
Thank you to our Volunteers
Pre-Service Welcome Center Hosts: Al & Donna Wagenecht
                                             Corey & Tammy Johnson                
Post-Service Welcome Center Greeter:  Betty Pruis                        
Please uphold in prayer:
Attendance last Sunday – 241

Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday
Mortgage Balance:  
2018 Budget
2018 Income YTD to Budget
Total needed to meet Budget
Attendance last year – 229

$    6,648.00    
$   21,486.68
$ 475,550.00
$ 267,272.28

    9:00 a.m.…Sunday Celebration Begins!  

    *“Blessed Be the Name”                                          
    *Welcome and Prayer

    Songs of Praise:         “Praise is Rising! Hosanna!”           Exaltation
                                   “Everlasting God”

    Special Music:        “Dry Bones”                       Kamryn Davis, vocalist
    Pastoral Prayer                                                      

    *Hymn (see screens) “He Has Made Me Glad”

    Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
    *Prayer over the Gifts
    Magnifying Our Missions

    Message Series:         Unlikely Heroes         
                           Week 5        
    *Closing Hymn (see screens) “His Name is Wonderful”
    *Final Acclamation:  “Soldiers of Christ Arise”
                                (Tune: Crown Him with Many Crowns)

    *Organ Postlude:  “Allegro Brilliante on God of Abraham Praise”         
                                                                                         Arr. G. Young  

Rustin Lindsey and Laura Howell were united in marriage on Saturday, July 14 in Polo,
IL.  Congratulations to both of them and we wish them many years of God’s
blessings.  Their address is:  1512 Georgia Ct., Naperville, IL 60540.
Thank you so much for the outpouring of love for my family since my mother’s
death.  The visits, the food, the kind words, were all greatly appreciated.  We gather
out strength from the Holy Spirit and our family and friends.  God bless you all –
                                                                   Loren, Connie, Katie & Kerrie Tenboer
The Victory Center is an emergency shelter located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. Since its inception in April
of 1987, the Victory Center has been dedicated to providing services for families, men, and women with
children in need. Some of those services include: food, temporary shelter, employment assistance,
counseling and biblical spiritual guidance. The shelter provides residence for up to 48+ people.  Three
balanced nutritious meals are served in the dining room every day. A clean change of clothes and a
comfortable bed are prepared for the needy every evening.  There are also showers, laundry facilities and a
chapel available.  Most importantly, they provide a caring and supportive environment where lives are
changed and individuals regain their self-esteem. To really know the heart and soul of this great ministry you
have to look no further than their Mission Statement sets the direction for all they do. The Mission Statement
for The Victory Center of Clinton Iowa reads as follows: We are family of people committed to Glorify God
and fulfill the mandates of Jesus Christ; to feed and clothe the poor and equip people through Biblical, spirit-
empowered ministries. As we seek to bless their continued efforts to reach, feed, house, love, value, and
equip the poor in the Clinton area, our second offering to support this ministry will be received on Sunday,
July 23nd.

Serving Together as Christ’s Church,
The Missions Committee
Magnifying Our Missions
      July’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
        Victory Center in Clinton, IA