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Here’s the calendar of events for this week:

  • Wednesday – Prayer Meeting from 6:45 to 8:00 PM at The Meeting Place.
  • Friday – Good Friday Service from 6:45 to 8:00 PM at The Meeting Place.
  • Friday night through Sunday morning – suggested food fast; sign up for an hour prayer (more details to come)
  • Saturday – Prayer-walking the UIC Area sharing the gospel and inviting people to church for Easter starting at 10:00 AM at The Meeting Place.
  • Sunday – Potluck breakfast at 9:30 AM; Service at 10:45 AM

PRELUDE – “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)” by Paul Baloche

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (Jeff) – Matthew 21:1-11

As they approached Jerusalem

and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,

Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,

“Go to the village ahead of you,

and at once you will find a donkey tied there,

with her colt by her.

Untie them and bring them to me.

If anyone says anything to you,

tell him that the Lord needs them,

and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to the Daughter of Zion,

‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.

They brought the donkey and the colt,

placed their cloaks on them,

and Jesus sat on them.

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road,

while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

The crowds that went ahead of him

and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem,

the whole city was stirred and asked,

“Who is this?”

The crowds answered,

“This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Song –

Hosanna” by Brooke Ligertwood

CONFESSION OF SIN (Sarah) – Isaiah 29:13

These people come near to me with their mouth

and honor me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 10:9-11

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”

and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,

and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

CONFESSION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell and on the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Songs –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley, David Crowder, Jack Parker

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges



Song –

We Fall Down” by Chris Tomlin


SERMON – “The Already, Not Yet King”


Song –

Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our debts,

As we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,

Forever and ever. Amen.


Songs –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE – “Name Above All Names” by Tim Hughes

The afterschool program at Fosco Park is looking for help with tutoring the kids and asked if anyone in our church would be interested in volunteering. If you have any interest in this, please email Pastor Nathan right away.

The bi-weekly Men’s Breakfast is this coming Saturday at 8:00 AM at Phil W’s house. RSVP to men at immanuel dash baptist dot net if you plan to come or for more info.

PRELUDE – “I Will Follow” by Vertical Church Band


Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;

let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving

and extol him with music and song.

For the LORD is the great God,

the great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth,

and the mountain peaks belong to him.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,

let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

for he is our God

and we are the people of his pasture,

the flock under his care.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman


Almighty and merciful God,

We have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;

And we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are repentant,

according to your promises declared to the world

in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name. Amen.


We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to his own way;

and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Songs –

Now Why This Fear and Unbelief” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan



Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Numbers 33:1-56



Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge


Song –

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue



POSTLUDE – “Withholding Nothing” by William McDowell

Don’t forget that this upcoming Sunday is the third Sunday of March, and therefore there’s free food for everyone after the service! So plan to stick around and eat lunch and hang out.

PRELUDE – “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker


Praise the LORD.

How good it is to sing praises to our God,

how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson


Merciful God,

We confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-6

But God,

being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ –

by grace you have been saved –

and raised us up with him

and seated us with him in the heavenly places

in Christ Jesus.

Songs –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

Your Great Name” by Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale



Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Numbers 32:1-42

SERMON – “The Transjordanian Tribes”


Songs –

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin


Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

BENEDICTION – Romans 15:4-7 (ESV)

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction,

that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another,

in accord with Christ Jesus,

that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


POSTLUDE – “We Are United” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Our Round Table discussion on Race is this Sunday night at 5:00 PM.

The location has changed to the Carters’ house.

We still have a couple more slots available for this important and timely topic.


Don’t forget to “spring forward” one hour tonight!

[this means you’ll need to come to church one hour early tomorrow]

[[this means you’ll have wake up one hour earlier tomorrow]]

[[[this means you may want to go to bed earlier tonight]]]

IBC ladies! Let’s have some fun!

Join us for Pictionary on Friday March 20th, 7:00 PM, at Rosario’s house!

Besides being hilarious and fun (see, it’s also a great way to get to know each other and embarrass ourselves with poor drawing skills.

Bring a snack or drinks to share!

Please rsvp to Anna

See you there!