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! January 14, 2018 “May HIS Grace and Truth be seen in 2018!” Opening “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture Reading – Matthew 3 Worship in Prayer and Meditation “Jesus Name Above All Names” - #86 Worship in Praise “Blessed Assurance” - #572 “In My Heart There Rings a Melody - #502 “Amazing Love/You Are My King” - #351 “Heart of Worship/Nearer Still Nearer - #567 Closing – “Now I Belong to Jesus” - #501
Unsung Servant: Paul Peterson – for doing drywall repair in the church. Thank You!
Welcome to our services! 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry: Lodena and Lona Next Sunday: Richard Friske Nursery: Shonda and Jessica Next Sunday: Peggy and Dawn T H I S W E E K Wednesday, January 17th – 6:30 pm – Bible Study and Prayer Time – “Beyond our utmost wants, His love and power can bless; to praying souls He always grants, more than they can express.” --- John Newton Friday, January 19th– 7:00–9:00 pm - Game Night. Monday, January 22nd – Ladies Crafting Night. Sunday, January 28th – Annual Business Meeting – we will be approving a budget for 2018. The total offering for last week was $1,832.64: $60.00 was contributed to the Building Fund and $1,802.64 to the General Fund.
“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” --- C.S. Lewis “No matter what challenges we face in our changing culture, we must not strip Christ’s compassion from our ministry. Speaking the truth in love is the very foundation of Christian evangelism. Efforts to modify the message to make the gospel sound acceptable would change its distinctiveness (which a truly “tolerant” society should encourage us to maintain). At the same time, acting with an attitude other than love for the sake of securing a position of dominance or superiority robs evangelism of its power. The history of the Church is replete with examples that prove the effectiveness of this biblical, God-centered balance. Genuine evangelism begins and ends with love, and between those two points people encounter Jesus’ life-changing message.” --- Joseph Dimitrov “Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” --- Winston Churchill