Please uphold In Prayer …
- 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.
- Many families in our congregation who are suffering the loss of
- The families and marriages of our community and 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.
Please pray for the Davis family.
Jennifer Schuler as she continues with her high-risk pregnancy.
Those who are healing and recovering:
Marv VanZuiden, Lynn Border, Sandy Buikema, Denielle Peters, Don
Smith, Tim Ebbers, Judy Becker, Grace Green and Kenny Sondgeroth
Those undergoing cancer treatments:
Deb Wikoff, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, Jake Vandermyde and Jonelle
Those who have long-term needs:
Jacob Green, Dawson Sterenberg and John VanderSchaaf
Those who are confined to their homes or nursing homes:
Kim Schroth in her home.
Betty Tegeler & Lois Wiebenga at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
Our servicemen and women serving our country, including:
Jason Akker, Riley Coffey, Brad Eissens, Gene Fuller, Logan Frederick,
Jacob Kunde, Rowdy Lathrop and Lloyd Wicker
|Magnifying Our Missions
June’s Designated Benevolent Offering
Church World Service
Church World Service (CWS) is dedicated to assisting the marginalized and vulnerable people of the world.
CWS help the world’s poorest by addressing basic needs like food, water, and community infrastructure.
Also, CWS advocate for changes in policy, representing the voice of poverty and injustice.
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 June 23rd.
Serving Together as Christ’s Church,
The Missions Committee
Martin & Becky Koster, Tom & Amy Venhuizen, Corey & Tammy Johnson and
Russ & Holly Wallander
- Sunday, June 2 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.-Jr. High JAM/6:30-8:00 p.m.-Sr. High
- Incoming 6th and 9th graders are invited to join JAM or YF starting June 2nd
- June 9-15– YF Mission Trip to Pine Ridge, South Dakota
- Sunday, June 9 – NO Jr. High JAM/NO Sr. High YF
- Sunday, June 16 – NO Jr. High JAM/NO Sr. High YF (Father’s Day)
- Sunday, June 23 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.-Jr. High JAM/6:30-8:00 p.m.-Sr. High YF
- Sunday, June 30 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.-Jr. High JAM/6:30-8:00 p.m.-Sr. High YF
Director of Jr. & Sr. High Ministries
|June 1, 2019
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
SCHOOL IS ALMOST OUT!!! On Tuesday, June 4 the final bell will ring, teachers will tell their classes goodbye, playgrounds will be empty and I will back my school bus
into its spot for the last time for 11 weeks. For many students…the beginning of summer break is “the most wonderful time of the year,” not Christmas! In their eyes, learning is
over for a few weeks and baseball, softball, soccer and all other forms of fun become the priority.
For me, summer is a time that I begin looking forward to things upcoming. I already look forward to attending the Lifeway Music and Worship Conference in Gatlinburg, TN
the end of June. This is a wonderful conference that has not disappointed in previous years to provide new music ideas for our Sanctuary Choir and Voices of Praise cantatas,
along with awesome worship, powerful speakers and break out seminars. This is an awesome four days and I can’t wait! I am also excited that six of us will go to Lansing,
Michigan July 8-12 to serve the people of the Lansing City Rescue Mission. My cousin is the executive director of this huge ministry and I look forward to being there. And
then, before long, all the activities will resume and autumn will be around us. It will be here before we know it.
I am thankful that I have so much to look forward to this summer. I am also thankful for a God that will take care of us no matter what. The Christian walk is full of ups and
downs, but one thing I have learned is this. God has never left me and never will. He has been with me every step of the way, even when I didn’t acknowledge it. He has
never left me orphaned. And for that, I say “Amen.”
Let’s enjoy a great summer of relaxation and renewal continually striving to keep growing in the Lord through our daily walk. He has wonderful things in store for this church,
for others we meet and for our very lives. May we be faithful to his calling.
Thanks be to God!
From Our Ministry Coordinator…
|* VBS will be held June 24-28 at Morrison Jr. High School. Emmanuel will once
again be helping with the Pre-K & Kindergarten age group this year. 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. Volunteers will get a T-shirt – so
please let me know your size by June 9. A list of supplies & snacks (if needed) will be announced
in the bulletin at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact me
Director of Children’s Ministries
|STAFF OUT OF THE OFFICE
Pam will be out of town on vacation Tuesday, May 28th through Tuesday, June 4th.
She will return to the office on Wednesday, June 5th.
Rich will be out of the office Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th attending
his annual continuing education conference. This year he will be attending Lifeway
Music's "WORSHIP LIFE" conference. He will be back to the office on Monday, July
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June 2 – John & Karen Mouw
June 9 – Dewey & Karen Mulnix
June 16 – Ed & Deb Pruis
June 23 – Mark & Connie Pruis
June 30 – Ernie & Kim Renkes and family
ALL women are invited to attend Women's Ministry Events - high school
graduates on up. Come fellowship and enjoy one another!!
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” Matthew 18:20
Follow us on our Facebook page or check the bulletin for details on events and Bible
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRY:
June 21st – Movie Night -Youth Room 6:00pm – Join us for pizza and the movie The
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Psalm 1: 1-6 – Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Chapel through June 20th
|All Church Potluck
Sunday, June 30
in the Gymnasium of the Christ Center
More details coming soon!!!
VBS - HELP NEEDED
“Take Ten” All men are invited to spend just 10 minutes to connect, pray and debrief, immediately after
Sunday Celebration in front of the Sanctuary each week.
Car Show Volunteer meeting Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
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.
Emmanuel’s 7th Annual Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show
will be held Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
on Main Street in Morrison
Our Emmanuel Family by Lynette Damhoff
Getting to know Luke Carpenter
Luke was born in Sterling, Illinois on July 18th. Ben is his dad, Monica, his mother and Kayla is his
older sister. His grandmother is Nancy Rutledge, who also attends Emmanuel. He lives out in the
country, north of Morrison. He and his family have lots of animals: 4 goats, 2 donkeys, 4 dogs, 4
horses, 2 cats and possibly a partridge in a pear tree! One of his chores is to help feed some of the
Luke is currently in 5th grade and attends Southside school. Ms. Dobbins is his teacher. She and
Ms. Pons are his favorite teachers. He likes Math, Gym and Recess. He does not like reading.
Luke participates in Wrestling, Baseball and is starting Football. He also enjoys playing Fortnite.
Playing with his friends makes him happy. Storms do not. He is afraid of storms and tornados. He
states the hardest thing he has gone through, is his parents’ divorce. He is used to it now and
spends time with both parents. They live nearby each other, so that helps.
Luke said his favorite thing about Emmanuel is the people. He has been coming to Emmanuel since
2010. When asked if there was someone special who has influenced his faith, he immediately said,
Lillian Unger. She talked with him one year after a Christmas program, and they struck up a
friendship. They often talked during cookie time. After Lillian went to Resthave, he, along with a
group of other Emmanuel kids, went to Resthave to visit. They took a card for Lillian. She wasn’t
there that day, but they left the card for her. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 119:105 and his
favorite worship song is Days of Elijah.
His advice is to take care of yourself and be friendly. Being friendly is kind.
JUNE Birthdays & Anniversaries
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
June 2 – Sarah Schmidt, Janae Janssen, Lauren Schlegel ---- F.U.E.L.-Katie & Lydia
June 9 – Christine Schlegel, Pam Muur, Aiden Roberts ---- F.U.E.L.-Steve & Dar H.
June 16 – Michele VanBuren, Robin Henard, Fiona Huffstutler ---- F.U.E.L.-Jim & Diane L.
June 23 – Rachel Decker, Brittany VanDrew, Claire Coons ---- F.U.E.L.-Lynette D. & Tammy J.
June 30 – Lynelle Criss, Connie Tenboer, Marissa Folkers ---- F.U.E.L.-Amber W. & Lydia
June 2 – Mike Damhoff, Kim Vandermyde, Kevin Buis
June 9 – Ernie Renkes, Kim Vandermyde, Ken Stralow
June 16 – Jim Landheer, Kim Vandermyde, Ryan Venema
June 23 – Scott Findley, Kim Vandermyde, Jerry Lindsey
June 30 – Steve Hook, Kim Vandermyde, Kasey Wiersema
June 2 – Joshua McDearmon and Hannah Wallander
June 9 – Addi Wiersema and Jacob Schlegel
June 16 – Joshua McDearmon and Isaiah McDearmon
June 23 – Thomas Dauphin and Mitchell Johnson
June 30 – Carver Findley and Hannah Wallander
July 7 – Marissa Folkers and Sarah Wallander
June 2 – Luke Carpenter and Ethan Farrand
June 9 – Ethan Bush and Connor Roberts
June 16 – Corbin Allen and Cael Wright
June 23 – Megan Folkers and Gabbi Stichter
June 30 – Joshua McDearmon and Ethan Farrand
**Please remember… If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is your responsibility to
make arrangements to trade with someone.
Bill & Pat Anderson
Ray & Megan Druien
Scott & Breeanne Findley
John & Morgan Bahnsen
Todd & Pam Muur
Larry & Pat Oostenryk
Russ & Diane Renner
Kevin & Lindsay Buis
Jason & Rachel Decker
Dennis & Norma Boeck
Russ & Holly Wallander
John & Carolyn VanderSchaaf
Tiny & Kathie VanderVinne
Todd & Christine Schlegel
Loren & Connie Tenboer
Allen & Barb Bush
Dave & Marcia Brands
Randy & Lois Kuehl