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.

Those who are healing & recovering: John VanderSchaaf, Dick Ebbers, Brayden Deuth, Judy Becker
& Marv VanZuiden

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Nancy Rutledge, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, Jane Darby,
Deb Baker, 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.
Oct. 21-Jacob Green
Oct. 22-Jordan Schmidt
Oct. 22-Eric Snyder
Oct. 23-Avary Bielema
Oct. 23-Betty Tegeler
Oct. 24-Anna Ryder
Oct. 24-Justin Temple
Oct. 26-Cooper Findley
Oct. 27-Ethan Bush
Oct. 27-Kathy Merema,
Oct. 27-Cody Peters, Bill Senior
Oct. 22-Dave & Sandy Shetler
Oct. 24-Ed & Deb Pruis
Oct. 25-David & Missie Sterenberg
Oct. 26-Bob & Margo Atherton
Activities this week at Emmanuel
Today, Oct. 21
11:30 a.m. – New Members Class/Luncheon                  Fireside Room
       5:30 p.m. – Parent/YF Mission Team Meeting                 Fireside Room

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

Mon., Oct. 22
       6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice                                                Choir Room
       7:30 p.m. – EVOP Practice                                               Choir Room
Tue., Oct. 23
       7:00-8:00 p.m. – Moms in Prayer             
Wed., Oct. 24
       9:30-10:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study                                Fireside Room
       5:30 p.m. – Free Community Family Dinner                    
       6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA    
   Sanctuary Basement/Christ Ctr
       6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA                                          
  Youth Room
Sat., Oct. 27
       7:00-9:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study                                 
  Youth Room
Parent & Student Informational Meeting for the 2019 YF Mission Trip - tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  All
current 8th grade - high school students who are interested in going on next summer’s mission trip are asked to attend
with their parents.

Ending the Stigma:  a free community forum on Mental Illness will be held Thursday, October 25th starting at 5:30 p.
m. in Morrison High School’s auditorium. This event is being presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI) Sauk Area & the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office.  More information can be found on the three bulletin
boards located around the church’s campus.

Coffee Hour Hosts needed!  Please sign up TODAY in the Fireside Room.  We really appreciate your service!

Trunk-or-Treat Volunteers Needed!  This year because Halloween is on a Wednesday night we will not be having our
regular meal and DELTA Club.  Instead, we encourage you to sign up to be part of our Trunk-or-Treat in the church
parking lot!  All you need to do is decorate the back of your trunk and hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters from
5-7 pm on Wed., Oct. 31.  If you do not want to decorate your vehicle, there are many other ways to be part of the
evening.  We will need donations of candy, non-candy treats, cookies & volunteers to serve refreshments in the
gymnasium.  Sign-up sheets are in the Christ Center.  See Lydia for more information.

Sunday School Christmas Program Practices begin TODAY!  All Pre-K – 5th Grades will meet in the basement after
Sunday Celebration.  This year’s Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

The Wednesday Night DELTA Club fall mission project is collecting donations to support the Weets family in Jeg’s
Fight Against NPC.   If you would like to make a donation please give it to Lydia or to Pam in the office.

Thank you to our volunteers/servers
Oct. 7 – Mike & Kim Damhoff and family
Oct. 14 – Frances Damhoff and Lynette Damhoff
Oct. 21 – Jason & Rachel Decker and family
Oct. 28 – Lloyd & Pat DeShane
Oct. 21
Oct. 28
Center Hosts
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy
Betty Pruis
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy
Betty Pruis

Coffee Hour


B & D Huffstutler
Oct. 7 – Nathan Davis and Joshua McDearmon
Oct. 14 – Luke Carpenter and Megan Folkers
Oct. 21 – Corbin Allen and Connor Roberts
Oct. 28 – Ethan Bush and Gabbi Stichter
Screens/DVD Operators
Sept. 2 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
Sept.9 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Sept. 16 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Sept. 23 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
Sept. 30 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Oct. 7 – Andrea Folkers, Lydia Ohlsen, Megan Muur, Kamryn Davis
Oct. 14 – Sam Wiersema, Tammy Johnson, Mackenzie Ryder, Addi Wiersema
Oct. 21 – Lois Kuehl, Breeanne Findley, Lauren Schlegel, Aiden Roberts
Oct. 28 – Carla Bush, Amber Wright, Fiona Huffstutler, Mitchell Johnson
Attendance last Sunday – 209
Attendance last year – 234
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday
Mortgage Balance:  
2018 Budget
2018 Income YTD to Budget:        
Total needed to meet Budget:
$     4,470.00
$  169,589.33
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
Free Community
Menu for Oct. 24:
(Brittany V./Lynelle C., cooks)

Hot Dogs
Pasta Salad
Pudding Cups
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    *“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!”                                          
    *Welcome and Prayer                                         
    Songs of Praise:         “The Only Name/Yours Will Be”   Exaltation
                                             “Trust In You”
    Sanctuary Choir:        “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”                           

    (concluding with The Lord’s Prayer using “debts & debtors”)  

    *Hymn # 320  (Vs. 1 & 2)  “How Firm a Foundation”

    Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
    *Prayer over the Gifts
    Magnifying Our Missions
    Message Series:         We the Church         
                           Week 6 – “To the Church in Thyatira”                
    *Closing Hymn # 263  (Vs. 1 & 3)  “Come, Thou Fount”
    *Final Acclamation:         “A Passion for Souls” (Chorus only)
    *Organ Postlude:             “Let the Whole Creation Cry”       Arr. Doran

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
Oct. 7 – Ernie Renkes, Ed Pruis, Scott Weets
Oct. 14 – Lloyd DeShane, Ed Pruis, Bill Bush
Oct. 21 – Darryl Hogue, Ed Pruis, Daniel Deter
Oct. 28 – Ken Stralow, Ed Pruis, Mike Damhoff
Screens/DVD Operators
Oct. 7 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
Oct. 14 – Hannah Stralow and Hannah Wallander
Oct. 21 – Addi Wiersema and Sarah Wallander
Oct. 28 – David Stralow and Jacob Schlegel
Nov. 4 – Thomas Dauphin and Luke Millard
**Please remember… If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to
trade with someone.

Thank you for all of the prayers, cards &
kind words during the recent loss of Terry.  He
will be greatly missed.  Bless you all!
                       Randy & Lois Kuehl and family
Magnifying Our Missions
October’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
The Pitcher Family

As many of you know, the Pitcher family is one of the missionaries we support. They serve with Wycliffe Bible
Translators translating and sharing the Gospel in South Africa. During this past year, their family has succumbed to
some hefty medical bills and other challenges. In the midst of trial they have remained faithful to God’s call upon their
lives. As this family has endured hardship for the sake of the Lord, the Missions Committee of Emmanuel Reformed
Church would like to designate our special offering to be collected on October 28th to go towards the Pitcher family
towards assisting with their unforeseen medical expenses. On Oct. 7th the family was here with us during our
worship service to share what God is doing in their lives, and what God is doing through their ministry as God
prepares them to return to South Africa for another tour of service.  We ask that you prayerfully consider supporting
the Pitcher family with a second specifically marked offering in addition to your regular offering when it is received
on October 28th.

Serving Together as Christ’s Church,
The Missions Committee