March 23-Rusty & Jamie Bardell
March 17-Adam Lindstrom
March 18-Adam Kuehl
March 18-Zach Schuler
March 20-Pam Muur
March 23-Mike Stralow
ATTENDANCE & FINANCIAL REPORT
Attendance last Sunday – 300 Attendance last year – 264
Total Offering to General, Benevolent & Building Funds
Last Sunday -$5,978.50
Mortgage Balance: $261,125.03
NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Organist: Karen Mouw
Praise Team: First Sunday
DVD/Screens: Mason Muur and Jamie Rodriguez
Acolytes: Alethea McIlrath and Madelyn Hackbarth
Greeters: Phil & Faye Jansma
Ushers: Lloyd DeShane, Becky Koster, Scott Weets
Nursery: Michele VanBuren, Carla Bush, Ann Renkes, Madison Schlegel
Greeters after the service: Dennis Boeck, Ernie Renkes, Mike Damhoff
Welcome Table Hostess: Lillian Unger
Coffee Hour Hosts: Renkes’, Criss’ and Koster’s
10:15 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship Time
4:00 p.m. - Jr. High JAM
6:30 p.m. - Sr. High YF
|A N N O U N C E M E N T S
|H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y
Prelude “My Country ‘tis of Thee” arr. Broughton
*Choral & Congregational Call to Worship “Victory in Jesus!”
Welcome & Announcements
*Greeting Family of God
Songs of Praise “All to You” “Be Unto Your Name” “Now That You’re Near”
Choir Anthem: “Truth is Marching On” as sung by Legacy Five
Sacrament of Infant Baptism – Brielle Mae Bielema
Infant daughter of Jason & Christine Bielema
The rosebud on the organ symbolizes the beauty of Brielle’s life that is already
present while reminding us that God has even more in store for her. As a
rose will open to reveal its full beauty, Brielle will continue to grow and bloom
as God continues to allow her to blossom throughout her life.
Pastoral Prayer (concluding with The Lord’s Prayer)
Hymn # 272 (vs 1, 3, 5) "All Creatures of Our God and King"
Giving of our Tithes and Gifts
Offertory “Benediction Medley” arr. Wyrtzen
*Prayer of Dedication
Recognition of Graduates
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture: John 17:20-26 (page 1049)
Message: Accidental Pharisees Week # 6 “The Quest for Uniformity”
*Closing Hymn # 196 (vs. 1 & 3) "Great is Thy Faithfulness"
*Postlude: “The Sound of America” Price
Prayer time each Sunday after worship in the library –
All are welcome to join!
8:30 A.M. – Choir Practice
10:15 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship Time
NO Sunday School
NO Jr. High JAM
NO Sr. High YF
ACTIVITIES FOR THIS WEEK
Monday thru Friday
5:30-9:30 a.m.- Walking ministry (Multi-purpose Room)
ACTIVITIES FOR TODAY
MINISTERING TODAY AT EMMANUEL
Organist: Karen Mouw
Praise Team: Crosswalk
DVD/Screens: Mike Renkes and Tylr Dolan
Acolytes: Cooper Findley and Luke Millard
Greeters: Jeff & Kristin Huisenga
Ushers: Darryl Hogue, Dennis Boeck, Ernie Renkes
Nursery: Candi Kuehl, Taylor Duncan, Kelsey Challand, Anna Hogue
Greeters after the service: Mike McCoy, Jeff McDearmon, Doug Temple
Welcome Table Hostess: Lillian Unger
Coffee Hour Hosts: Wadsworth’s, Katy Renkes, Anna Ryder, Kim Damhoff
May 26, 2013
Liturgical Color: white (signifies celebration and joy)
It is our greatest joy as a church family to welcome you to this time of worship where we come together in God’s presence. We
hope and pray you will sense our passion for God’s word, Christ’s redemptive love and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit
as you worship with us this day. Visitors and guests: if you have any questions please ask someone for help. Please enjoy our
hospitality by visiting the “Visitor’s Table” located in the elevator lobby to receive a gift and enjoy fellowship and light
refreshments in the Christ Center following Worship.
May 26-Elwyn Nice
May 26-Arlene McBride
May 27-Candi Kuehl
May 28-Helen Temple
May 28-Teri Bealer
May 28-Abby Temple
May 29-Shawn Scott
Emmanuel is about missions!
If you are an adult that the idea of a shorter mission trip
that doesn't involve an airplane sounds appealing, this
mission trip might just be for you! Emmanuel's third
mission trip for 2013 is being organized to serve at the
Baptist Christian Home's children's orphanage in Carmi,
Illinois. This trip will be for adults that are willing to help
doing tasks of service around the children's home
including carpentry, electrical work, flooring installation,
tree trimming, etc. Other acts of service will also be
available for those not skilled in those particular areas.
The trip is being slated for Monday, June 24 through
Thursday, June 27. Please contact Martin Koster,
facilitator, as soon as possible to find out more about this
May 26-Mike & Suzi Mills
May 27-Roger & Sheila Osborn
May 30-Bill & Lynette Damhoff
May 31-Les & Beth Renkes
May 30-Alan Johnson
May 30-Dana McCoy
May 31-Phil Bealer
May 31-Elizabeth Green
May 31-Ron Pilgrim
May 31-Jessica Jensen
Emmanuel Car Show is coming up soon!
The car show committee will be set up today in the
Fireside Room during the Fellowship Hour. You can
pre-enter your car at that time and they are still in need of
$20 sponsors. The event will be held on Saturday, June
IT’S A BOY & A GIRL!!
Congratulations to Mike & Suzi Mills on the birth of their
twins. Mason Douglas and Sydney Nicole entered the world
on Friday, May 17th five weeks early. Mason weighed 5
lbs, 6 oz. and Sydney weighed 4 lbs, 14 oz. They are both
still in Iowa City Hospital but doing very well.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Jamie Rodriguez from Ashford University – Bachelor of Social Science & Education
Lori Vandermyde from Western Illinois University – Bachelor of Science Nursing
Zachary Schuler from St. Ambrose University-Masters in Business Administration
Ashlie Patten from Iowa State University – Bachelors of Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Exercise Science
Amanda Smith from University of Illinois – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Kerrie Tenboer from St. Ambrose University – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice
Community Wide VBS will be held June 24-28 this year. If you are willing to help out, please sign up on the bulletin board in The Christ
Center or contact Samantha Wiersema as soon as possible. Thanks!
Don't miss out on our wonderful June YEAH daytrip!! On Thursday, June 13, we will depart at 8:30 a.m. to visit the beautiful Anderson
Japanese Gardens with all of its fountains, ponds and floral displays in Rockford. This will be followed by a wonderful lunch at the
Machine Shed before seeing the Midway Village's 26-building Victorian-era town. Cost is only $55.00 inclusive and only 14 seats on the
bus remain. Sign up is on the bulletin board near the office in the Christ Center.
Church Softball It’s that time of year again!! A sign-up sheet is posted in the Christ Center. Games are scheduled June 4- August 6
(times TBD, between 5:30-9:30). For more information please contact Pastor Jeff or Justin Emerson.
Pop & Water Donations needed for Sr. High YF- Sr. High YF is running low on their pop (cans only) and bottled water (8 oz.) supply. If
you would like to help out, please bring donations to the YF Room
Our third annual Sharing Table will reappear in the elevator foyer on Sunday, June 2 and continue each week into October. This table has
been a wonderful tool to support local mission projects. Garden flowers, vegetables, herbs, produce, baked goods, jams and jellies are all
welcome and have been enjoyed in the past. We will look forward to start this sharing table once again!
Our coffee hours after Worship are now featuring Cloud Forest Coffee for our regular coffee. Cloud Forest Coffee is grown, harvested,
washed, dried and roasted at Rancho Ebenezer, a facility that feeds, clothes, educates and houses children who have no where to go.
Rancho Ebenezer is a ministry of the World Gospel Outreach (WGO) in Honduras, the same organization that our mission team traveled to
in February. We will place frequent orders for more coffee. If you desire to purchase any of this coffee, please sign up on the sheet and
pay into the envelope provided. Details are available there. We are all invited to help this worthy organization out.
If you haven’t picked up your YF meat sale order, please stop by the Youth Room after church and pick it up. Thank You!
Flower Pot Waterers are needed! Please sign up in the Christ Center.
Children's Church will begin next Sunday, June 2nd. Children up to those completing 2nd grade are invited to attend. There is a sign up
sheet on the bulletin board if you are able to help.
VBS Donations Needed!!! This year Emmanuel is again responsible for fruit snacks for VBS. To provide enough we will be needing 400
packages of fruit snacks. There is a box in the elevator foyer to place donations.
VBS Staff Meeting - There will be a staff meeting Sunday, June 9th after church in the Youth room. If you are signed up to help or not
signed up and still wish to help, please plan on attending as this will be our only meeting before VBS.
Pastor Jeff has officially accepted the call of the Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles in Alexandria Bay, NY and will be concluding his
ministry at Emmanuel on June 16th.
The consistory invites all to join us next Sunday as we honor Deb Eissens for her retirement after 16 years of service in our church office.
Her position as Administrative Assistant has been performed admirably and we will miss her in the office each day. To celebrate her
retirement from this position, please join us for cake and fellowship immediately following Worship next Sunday morning in the Multi-
purpose Room of the Christ Center. A brief presentation will be held. We hope to see you all there
The office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day
Pam Muur will officially begin her regular hours as church secretary on Tuesday morning. Her regular hours will be Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please contact her during those hours regarding church business.
Although Deb will remain on staff as our book keeper, she will only be working a couple of hours each week and should not be contacted
with any other church business. Please contact Pam in the office regarding those needs. In case of emergency, please contact Pastor
Jeff, Rich or an elder to assist you
Rich’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study is done meeting until September.
Attention all incoming 6th graders and Freshmen! Starting on June 2nd you are invited to join in the fun at JAM at 4:00 p.m. or Sr. High
YF at 6:30 p.m. They both meet in the Youth Room.