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! June 18, 2017 “To Reach Those Who Are Seen in 2017!” Opening “Mighty is Our God” Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture Reading – Genesis 18:1 - 19 Worship in Prayer and Meditation “As the Deer Panteth for the Water” Worship in Praise “Victory in Jesus” - #353 “Jesus Messiah” “Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone” “Search Me O God” - #657 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” - #630 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” - #324 Closing – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Unsung Servants: For all who helped and contributed to the Kid’s Free Fishing Day!
Welcome to our services! 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry: Today: Lodena Benak and Lona Goodrich. Next Sunday: Richard Friske. Nursery Ministry: Today: Jerica Gillett. Next Sunday: Peggy Gladfelter and Dawn Bruce. THIS WEEK Wednesday, June 21th – 6:30 pm - Bible Study and Prayer Time – “Just as in prayer it is not we who momentarily catch His attention, but He ours, so when we fail to hear His voice, it is not because He is not speaking so much as that we are not listening. We must recognize that all things are in God and that God is in all things, and we must learn to be very attentive, in order to hear God speaking in His ordinary tone without any special accent.” – Charles H. Brent The total offering last week was $2,648.36: $30.00 was received into the Building Fund; $100.00 was donated to the Deacon’s Fund; $260.36 was contributed for the Kid’s Free Fishing Day; with the remaining $2,258.00 being posted to the General Fund. Quarterly Business Meeting – Our July quarterly business meeting is fast approaching when we vote on church officers. The offices are Deacon, Church Clerk, and Treasurer/Bookkeeper. Any nomination must be a member in good standing for at least 6 months prior to nomination. Turn your nominations into Pastor or Ed Benak at your earliest convenience. Jacob saw a dream in Bethel showing him that God was with him and he would receive God’s promised blessings. God showed in his dream that there was a place where heaven and earth connected together, and where God would be accessed. God revealed that Jacob had nothing to fear because God was with him and would keep him wherever he went. But that as not the final fulfillment. Jesus comes and takes all of those messages and applies it to Himself and those who come to Him. Jesus is the place where heaven and earth connect together, and where God is accessed. Through Christ we have nothing to fear because God is with us and will keep us. In fact, Jesus was to be called “God is with us” to make the promise all the more sure. Jesus is the stairway to heaven for only through His sacrifice and His resurrection are we able to come to God and enjoy this blessed relationship. This is the relentless grace of God, who comes to us, and brings us to Him