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.

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.

Our college students currently studying abroad: Allysa Criss in Bangor, Wales and Eryn Young in
London, England

Please pray for the Davis family.

Wilma Johannsen was moved back to Resthave last Wednesday and put in hospice care. Please pray for
her and her family.

Julie Workman Jordan, daughter of Darrell & Janice Workman, will be having heart surgery to replace
two valves on Feb. 19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Those who are healing & recovering: Kathy Green, Dawson Sterenberg, Deb Wikoff & John

Those undergoing cancer treatments: Nancy Rutledge, Pat Dykstra, Mary Rasmussen, 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 & Lois Wiebenga at Resthave.
Norma Boeck, Elwyn Nice, Roger & Marla Buikema at Windsor Manor.
Activities this week at Emmanuel
Thank you to our volunteers/servers
Feb. 17
Feb. 24

Welcome Center Hosts
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy Johnson    
Betty Pruis
Al & Donna Wagenecht
Corey & Tammy Johnson    
Betty Pruis

Coffee Hour

K & N Venhuizen


Exit Greeters:   

Russ Renner
Jason McDearmon
Ryan Venema

Russ Renner
Jason McDearmon
Ryan Venema

Attendance last Sunday –  186  

Attendance last year – 127
Total Offering to Budget Last Sunday
2019 Income YTD to Budget:        
$     4,759.00
$    44,531.80
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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
**Please remember… If you are unable to be here on your assigned Sunday, it is your
responsibility to make arrangements to trade with someone.
    *“He Has Made Me Glad”                                          
    *Welcome and Prayer
    Songs of Praise:         “Revive Us Again”                                  Retropraise                   
                                     “Spirit Song”
                                     “I Will Praise You Oh Lord”

    Sanctuary Choir:        “What a Savior”                                     J. Jones
    Pastoral Prayer                                                                        Ed Pruis

    *Hymn #64  (Vs. 1, 2 & 4)  “Blessed Be the Name”

    Receiving of our Tithes and Offerings
    Offertory:          “This is Amazing Grace”                    Julia Deter, pianist     
    *Prayer over the Gifts

    Magnifying Our Missions
    Time with the Younger Church

    Message:                 Ray Giminez, Victory Center Ministries
    *Closing Hymn #51  (Vs. 1 & 2)  “O How I Love Jesus”
    *Final Acclamation:  “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”

    *Postlude:               “Mighty is Our God”                             Julia Deter, pianist
    9:00 a.m.…Sunday Celebration Begins!  
Today, Sunday, Feb. 17
    1:00-3:00 p.m. – Don & Bonnie Reed’s Open
    3:00 p.m. – Men’s Bible Study
    NO JAM or YF    

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

Mon., Feb. 18
    Church Offices Closed in observance of
    President’s Day
         NO Choir or EVOP Practice   

Tue., Feb. 19
    3:00-4:00 p.m. – Moms in Prayer     
    5:00 p.m. – YEAH returns from Hawaii trip

Wed., Feb. 20
    5:30 p.m. – Free Community Family Dinner
    6:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study
    6:00 p.m. – K-2nd / 3rd-5th DELTA
    6:30 p.m. – Jr. High DELTA

Thur., Feb. 21
6:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study     

Sat., Feb. 23
7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study   

Fireside Rm



Sanctuary Basement/Christ Ctr
Youth Room


Youth Room
Feb. 17-Devin Mouw
Feb. 18-Austin Adams
Feb. 18-Russ Wallander
Feb. 21-Carol (Kurt) Stralow
Feb. 22-Nicole Reed
Feb. 23-Wesley VanderEide
Church offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19th in observance of President’s Day.

During Pastor Rich’s leave of absence, please direct congregational emergencies to the church
office, Ministry Coordinator Rich Criss, Consistory VP Jeff McDearmon or an elder.

Next Week in Our Pulpit:  Pastor Ken Zuithoff

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

50th Anniversary Open House: All are invited to attend Don & Bonnie Reed’s celebration of 50
years of marriage TODAY from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room here at Emmanuel.

Kingdom WOMAN Bible Study:  Women's Ministry began the 6 week Bible study "Kingdom
Woman" last week on Wednesday & Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please contact
Lindsay Buis at 815-441-1125 with any questions. Please feel comfortable just showing up, even
if you cannot make it every week. There is a donation of $5.00 to cover the study guide cost.

The YEAH group will return from their Hawaii trip on Tues., Feb. 19.  Rich and Lynelle are
coordinating this trip.  Please continue to pray for good health, safe travel and wonderful weather
while the group is gone.  Rich will return to the office on Wed., Feb. 20.

2018  Financial Givings Reports are available upon request.  Please sign up in The Christ Center
on the bulletin board if you want one for your tax purposes.

Camp Manitoqua Registration began Feb. 1st:  Letters were sent home with information.   
Contact Lydia Ohlsen with any questions.

Jr. & Sr. High Ministries are in need of donations of bottled water (16 oz. please).  Thank you!

Congregational Budget Meeting UPDATE – The congregational meeting has been postponed until
further notice.

Women of Emmanuel you are invited to “Rooted in Christ” a community wide conference being
held at Ebenezer Reformed on March 9 from 8 am - 12:30 pm. Lee Nienhuis and Katie M. Reid
will be the keynote speakers. Tickets are now $25. Shirts may still be ordered for $12 but can’t
guarantee they will be ready in time for the conference.  You may call Brittany VanDrew at 815-
751-2682 to sign up, order a shirt or for more questions. Also, you can like them on Facebook at
Rooted in Christ.

Attention Men!  We will be attending the Davenport, IA Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference
on March 23rd as a group.  This one-day conference from 8:30 am to 4:55 pm is for men of all
ages; beginning with age 13 and older. Cost is only $56 per man and $40 per student (ages 13-
22). Price includes onsite lunch from Chick-fil-A.  Sign up in the Christ Center by March 10th or
contact Scott Findley at 309-236-3832.
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!

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
Feb. 21-Dan & Connie Heusinkveld

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Feb. 3 – Lowell Gilman & Carol Heusinkveld
Feb. 10 – Kyle & Janae Janssen and family
Feb 17 – Jason & Renee Kuehl
Feb. 24 – Randy & Lois Kuehl
Feb. 3 – Kasey Wiersema, Al Wagenecht, Don Reed
Feb. 10 – Art Pruis, Al Wagenecht, Ernie Renkes
Feb 17 – Tim VanZuiden, Al Wagenecht, Lloyd DeShane
Feb. 24 – Bill Bush, Al Wagenecht, Scott Weets
Feb. 3 – Ethan Bush and Connor Roberts
Feb. 10 – Corbin Allen and Cael Wright
Feb 17 – Megan Folkers and Gabbi Stichter
Feb. 24 – Joshua McDearmon and Ethan Farrand
Screens/DVD Operators
Feb. 3 – Shelby Wiersema and Hannah Wallander
Feb. 10 – Thomas Dauphin and Jacob Schlegel
Feb. 17 – Addi Wiersema and Isaiah McDearmon
Feb. 24 – Thomas Dauphin and Mitchell Johnson
Mar. 3 – Shelby Wiersema and Hannah Wallander
(There must be 2 adults present – youth helpers cannot take the place of adult helpers)
Feb. 3 – Brittany VanDrew, Missy Mouw, Megan Muur
Feb. 10 – Hilary McDearmon, Heather Lindstrom, Mackenzie Ryder
Feb 17 – Holly Wallander, Andrea Folkers, Lauren Schlegel
Feb. 24 – Dawn Roberts, Sam Wiersema, Zach Coons
Free Community
Family Dinner
Menu for Feb 20:
(Lydia Ohlsen, cook)

Walking Tacos
Assorted Toppings
Magnifying Our Missions - February’s Designated Benevolent Offering:
Emmanuel Reformed Church’s Christian Love and Care Fund

Your giving to this fund helps support individuals close to our church family who find themselves facing
financial hardships such as utility assistance, food, clothing, auto repair, and home repair just to mention
a few. Names of those who are helped are always kept confidential, but they quickly come to know that
they are thought of, cared about, and prayed for by a member of our pastoral staff.
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 NEXT Sunday, February 24th.