Sundays at Emmanuel
 Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday:
$  7,542.14
 Mortgage Balance (-6,159.61)
$  47,584.55
 2017 Budget
$ 493,116.00
  2017 Income YTD to Budget  
$ 277,235.46
 Total needed to meet Budget:
$ 206,950.54
 8:30 a.m. – Sanctuary Choir Warm-Up
Choir Room
  9:00 a.m. – Blended Worship Service    
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
TODAY, Sept. 17  
1:00-3:00 p.m.–Hilda Foster’s 90th Birthday Open
House    Fireside Rm
Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m. – Walking ministry      Gymnasium
Mon., Sept. 18
9:00 a.m. – YEAH departs for Shipshewana Trip
6:30 p.m. – NO – Choir Practice           Choir Room
7:30 p.m. – NO – EVOP Practice
         Choir Room
Wed., Sept. 20

NO  Adult Bible Study                      Fireside Room
5:30 p.m. – Family Dinner                    Gymnasium
6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA     
                     Sanctuary/Basement/Christ Center
6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA    Youth Room
Fri., Sept. 21
6:00 p.m. – YEAH returns from trip
5th Quarter Party after football  game   Christ Center

    Prelude:                 “Christ for the World We Sing!”            Smith
    *Call to Worship:  “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”  
    Welcome & Announcements
    *Greeting Family of God
    Songs of Praise:        “Everlasting God”                             Exaltation

    Sanctuary Choir:         “I Then Shall Live”  
    Pastoral Prayer
    (concluding with The Lord’s Prayer using “debts & debtors”)

    *Hymn # 147 (Vs. 1 & 2) “Standing on the Promises”
    Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
    Offertory:                 “Christ Whose Glory Fill the Skies”  Gounod
    *Prayer of Dedication
    Reception of New Member & Adult Baptism:  Mary Rasmussen

    Message Series:         The Missional Life
                           Part 1
    *Closing Hymn # 167 (Vs. 1 & 3) “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
    *Benediction Response:  “When We All Get to Heaven”    
    *Postlude:                  “Grand Triumphal March”                Guilmant
                           (Opus 47, No. 2)

  • Coffee Hour Hosts continue to be needed!  Please sign up in the Christ
    Center today.

  • 5th Quarter Parties:   Sept. 22, and Oct. 20.  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)
    and baked goods for these final two Friday nights.  (No more water is
    needed thanks to a generous donation!)

  • Emmanuel will be hosting a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley
    Regional Blood Center on Monday, Sept. 25th from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in
    the gymnasium.  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

  • Greetings Women of Emmanuel! The Women's Ministry Team is
    looking for new members! If you have a passion to help and see other
    ladies brought together in fellowship and the word of God, then please
    see Breeanne Findley or Robin Henard. We look forward to hearing
    from you!

    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.
    John VanderSchaaf had aortic valve replacement surgery last

    Our Christian sympathy is expressed to Frank & Carolyn Freas on the
    recent death of Carolyn’s sister, Virginia Coats of Sterling.  May they
    continue to feel God’s presence during this time.

    Those who are healing & recovering: Diane Landheer, Ron Garwick &
    Ethel VanZuiden

    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.
    Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice & LaVerne Rose at Windsor Manor.
    Activities this week at Emmanuel . . .
    Sept. 17-Mike Damhoff
    Sept. 18-Jeff Eissens
    Sept. 18-Kristy Emerson
    Sept. 18-Hilda Foster
    Sept. 20-Alice Senior
    Sept. 20-Maddie Sterenberg
    Sept. 21-Branden Buis
    Sept. 21-Britt Ottens
    Sept. 22-Kelsey Snyder
    Sept. 23-Norma Boeck
    Sept. 23-Brock Huffstutler
    Sept. 23-Sue Patten
    Sept. 23-Darrell Workman
    Sept. 17-Jeff & Deb Eissens
    Sept. 19-Tom & Karla Green
   Please Uphold in Prayer . . .
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    Magnifying Our Missions
    September’s Benevolent Offering:
    Hurricane Relief

    In the wake of the recent hurricanes that have ravaged Houston, Florida, and
    other parts of the Southeast we are changing our Magnifying Our Mission
    cause from the The Pregnancy Center of Clinton, IA, to the Global Mission
    Development and Engagement of the RCA which is a hands-on disaster relief
    ministry through our denomination working to help displaced people, clean
    up and to show and share the love of Christ for those who have suffered
    tragic loss.  We will return to The Pregnancy Center as our Mission cause
    for October.

Wednesday Family Dinner Menu
Family Dinner Menu
for Sept. 20:

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tossed Salad
Garlic Breadsticks

    I want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, phone
    calls and words of encouragement as I was recovering
    from my cancer surgeries, both in June and August.  I
    so appreciate your concerns and thoughtfulness.  At this
    point, my oncologist and surgeons say I’m cancer free
    and no chemo treatments are necessary.  Thanks be to
    God! He is s-o-o-o Good!
                                                                          Pat Oostenryk

    “Thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough to express our feelings for
    you, the Emmanuel family.  As our mom, grandmother and wife
    enters the Windsor Manor Memory Care facility, it is important for us
    to recognize the many who “stepped up” during the last very difficult
    months.  Lest we miss someone, we will not name names – you know
    who you are and God does too.  All us instead to list some of the
    wonderful gifts you have shared with us:  Food, visits, help building a
    garage, flowers, moving, food, telephone calls, music, storage, food,
    staying with Norma so Denny could attend Worship, food (mysterious
    apple pie lady), caring & supportive comments, hugs and most of all
    prayers.  Oh, did I mention FOOD?!
    We will continue to covet your prayers and support as we enter a new
    phase of normal and care for our precious gift from God.  
    God bless you all!               Denny, Heather, Heidi, Hilary & families
Serving next week.
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Sound Techs:
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech:
Thomas Dauphin
Jacob Schlegel
Jimmy Wadsworth
Joshua McDearmon
M & E VanZuiden
Tony Wright
Don Reed
Corey Johnson
Ken Stralow
Carol Stralow
Fiona Huffstutler
Marissa Wadsworth
Exit Greeters:
Ed Pruis
Steve Hook
Mark Schuler
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:
Men’s Ministry Team
Serving this week.
Sept. 17
Sound Techs:
Matt VanDrew
Nick Becker
Projection Tech:
Sarah Wallander
Maddie Sterenberg
Kenadi Buikema
Megan Folkers
L & S VanDerLeest
Lloyd DeShane
Don Reed
Jerry Schlegel
Steve Hook
Dar Hook
Mackenzie Ryder
Mitchell Johnson
Exit Greeters:
Ed Pruis
Steve Hook
Mark Schuler
Welcome Table:
Betty Pruis
Coffee Hour:
Schmidt Family
   No matter who you are…you are loved.
        No matter what you have done…Christ died for you.
                We are a hospital for sinners, not a haven for saints.
                          We are glad you are here!