Elk Rapids Bible Church “Where the UNCHANGING WORD meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD” Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671 PastorGladfelter@ElkRapidsbc.com Check us out on Facebook and at elkrapidsbc.com! August 20, 2017 “To Reach Those Who Are Seen in 2017!” Opening “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture Reading – Psalm 144 Worship in Prayer and Meditation “Thou Art Worthy” - #100 Worship in Praise “The Solid Rock” - #526 “Heart of Worship” “We Will Glorify” - #105 “Hiding in Thee” - #619 “In Christ Alone” “In His Time” - #681 Closing – “Be Exalted O God” - #32 Unsung Servant: George Hayes, who has quietly kept all our outdoor plants watered this summer. Thank You!
Welcome to our services! 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry: Today: Tom Dollar. Next Sunday: Lodena Benak and Lona Goodrich. Nursery Ministry: Today: Wendy Friske and Karen Haspas. Next Sunday: Lisa King and Kathy Dollar. THIS WEEK Wednesday, August 16th – 6:30 pm - Bible Study and Prayer Time – “Sometimes the Father may box us in, place us in a situation in which, one by one, all our secondary helps and supports are taken from us, in order that, defenseless, we may lean on His mercy alone – prayer. Once we see this, we will no longer regard prayer as a pious cop-out but as our only rational activity." ---- Dale Ralph Davis The total offering last week was $2,348.00: $182.00 was contributed to the Deacon’s Fund; $212.00 was received as a love offering for Jon Rust; $50.00 was donated for Jon and Melanie Mitchell; $30.00 was received into the Building Fund; with the remaining $1,874.00 being posted to the General Fund.
“Jesus is the only Savior in the world who if you gain Him will satisfy you, and if you fail Him will forgive you.” --- Tim Keller
Therefore, the Word of God warns us against being lazy in our faith and drifting away from Jesus Christ our only hope. And the Word encourages us to fight the good fight of faith and take hold on eternal life (1 Timothy 6:12, 19); to lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and run with perseverance the race before us (Hebrews 12:1); to press on toward the goal of the of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14); to advance and grow and go forward in virtue and knowledge and self-control and patience and godliness and brotherly affection and love (2 Peter 1:5-7); and in this way to reassure our hearts and make our confidence firm that we are indeed called to share in God's glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:10, 30).---www.disiringgod.org