Elk Rapids Bible Church
“Where the UNCHANGING WORD
meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD”
Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671
May 19, 2019
Will we trust the “Unseen” in 2019?
Worship in Introduction
“Mighty is Our God” - #48
Worship in Offering
Worship in Scripture – Matthew 13:1 – 9; 18 – 23
Worship in Praise
“I Sing the Mighty Power of God” - #128
“I Love to Tell the Story” - #444
“Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul” - #510
“Blessed Be Your Name”
“Wonderful Merciful Savior”
Worship in Prayer – “Near to the Heart of God” - #617
Closing – “I Love to Tell the Story” - #444
Unsung Servants: Dave, Jim, George, and Jake. For the parts they played in renovating the sound booth. Thank You!
Welcome to our services!
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
Prayer Ministry Today: Kathy A and George Next Week: Tom
Junior Church Today: Kathy A Next Week: Peggy
T H I S W E E K
Monday, May 20th – Women’s Bible Study – 7:00 pm – “Discerning the Voice of God” with Priscilla Shirer.
Wednesday, May 22nd – Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.” – Charles Spurgeon
We are still seeking your thoughts.
Worship 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Bible Study and classes 11:00 am – 11:45 am
The total offering for last week was $842.10: Building Fund - $30.00 and General Fund - $812.10.
The storm rages. Fierce wind curls around everything in its path. Upending, tossing, rolling – until everything is uprooted from its place. Torrential rain batters and beats down until there is nothing left standing, nor will it ever rise again. The rumble of the thunder and crash of lightening drown out all other sound. There is no audible voice, no sign of life, as the elements create chaos from order and autonomous movement is impossible.
But there is stillness in the midst of the storm. Where the fierce wind cannot stir and the rain cannot batter. Where the rolling thunder and the crack of lightening cannot drown out all other sound. A secret place, hidden from sight, where nothing can alarm, no turmoil can touch, and no darkness invade. It is a place of quiet rest, of tranquility and peace.
So let the storm rage . . . I am here . . . in that secret place . . . safe . . . at rest . . . at peace . . . near to the heart of my God.