June 24, 2018


Sunday Worship Gathering 9:30 Sunday Fellowship 10:45am

Order of Service

Call to Worship Darin Schriever

Praise Songs Happy Day

In Christ Alone You Are My All in All


Praise Song #139 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Message Grandpa John and the Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21, 30-31

1 John 5:13; 2 John 9; 3 John 11

Parting Song #401 The Church’s One Foundation



Today (June 24)

Worship Service – 9:30am

Fellowship Time – 10:45am

Health Centre Care Ctr – 3:15pm

Lyon Manor Care Center – 4:00pm

FRED Sr – 8:00pm

This Week (June 25-30)

Union Gospel Mission – June 25, 7:00pm

Bread of Life – June 27, 5:30pm

TV Service – June 27, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

Summer Prayer – June 27, 7:30pm

(en)courage – June 28, 7:00pm

Next Week (July 1-7)

Worship Service – July 1, 9:30am

Fellowship Time – July 1, 10:45am

Shetek High School Camp – July 2-7

NO Summer Prayer – July 4

Men’s Breakfast – July 7, 8:00am

Nursery Schedule

June 24 – Jessica & Conner Schrick

July 1 – Kevin & Judy De Kam

Happy Birthday

Sherry Holman – June 24

Rebecca Plueger – June 25

Addison Ahrenholz – June 27

Weston Kurrle – June 29

George Austin – June 29

Happy Anniversary

Dean & Sara Schubert – June 24


Union Gospel Mission: It is our church’s turn to serve at UGM tomorrow, June 25. We will meet at the church at 7:00 p.m. to carpool into Sioux Falls. If you are interested in being part of the evening, please see Pastor Jeff.

Bread of Life Service Opportunity: Our church is partnering with First Baptist in George to help with the food ministry Bread of Life, through ATLAS. Our evening to serve is this Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Forster Center. The evening will consist of handing out food, providing assistance through the line, and helping to get food items to people’s vehicles. We can also serve by being open to offering encouragement through prayer and a listening ear. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Pastor Josh at josh@faithrockrapids.com or 712-539-9110 (text or call).

(en)courage: All ladies are invited to the upcoming (en)courage gathering this Thursday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. Hope you can join in on an evening of fellowship! Kristal Drenth will be hosting at her home, at 704 S 8th Avenue in Rock Rapids. Please see Tana Meyer or Shelly Popkes with any questions.

Summer Prayer Meetings: Join us for our summer prayer meetings, Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! There will be no prayer meeting on Wednesday, July 4th.

Quarterly Business Meeting: Mark your calendars for our upcoming business meeting, on Sunday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Sermon Outline & Discussion Questions

Title: Grandpa John and the Great Commission

Text: Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21, 30-31; 1 John 5:13; 2 John 9; 3 John 11

1.Grandpa John was a ________________ of Jesus Christ.

2.Grandpa John was a disciple ___________ for Jesus Christ. (John 20:21; Mt 28:19)

a.Grandpa John wrote so that people would _______________ that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing they may have _________ in his name. (John 20:30-31)

b.Grandpa John wrote so that those who believe in the name of the Son of God may _________ that they have ___________ life. (1 John 5:13)

c.Grandpa John exhorted the church to _________ in the _______________ of Christ. (2 John 9; Mt 28:20)

d.Grandpa John exhorted the church to _______________ those ______________ for the truth as fellow ______________ for the truth. (3 John 8)

Discussion Questions

1.What stood out to you in the service today?

2.Which term do you like best: disciple of Christ, follower of Christ or Christian? Why?

3.What four things did Grandpa John desire to see in individuals and the church (John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, 2 John 4, 3 John 8)? How do these things line up with carrying out the Great Commission?

4.How does the Lord want you to apply what you learned today? Who does the Lord want you to minister to today? This week?