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Stay up to date with the happenings of First Reformed Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.


Announcements & Bulletin for January 3, 2021

by: Jammie Kellenberger

12/31/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 Thank you: We truly enjoyed two groups of carolers at our home bringing Christmas  cheer.  It meant so much to us. Thanks to Tom Bouwman's family and to Janine, JD and Lesa, Dave M, Judy, and Scott VanAartsen's family.  -Bob and Karen Reemts

Thank you: Thank you to...


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 12/27/2020

by: Ashley Pena

12/24/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Thank You:   Thank you to everyone who was involved with the wonderful Christmas caroling! Also thank you for all the prayers, thoughts and kind gestures during Gordy’s healing journey!- Sue & Gordy Faber

Thank You:  Thank you to my church family once again for your support in the loss of my brother-in-la...


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announcements and bulletin for 12-20-2020

by: Valerie Sneller

12/18/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

It is our joy to hear the professions of faith made by Karsyn Altman, Jamie Vande Weerd, Jaina Groen, Kadence Boender, Dionne Jansma, Brett Dieron, Jacob Pytleski, Nate Springer, Carter Iwen, Cael Schulte, Mitch Warntjes, and Dauson Heitritter. Dauson will also receive the sacrament of baptism!

Thank You:   Thank you to Tom and Sheryl Bou...


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 12/13/2020

by: Ashley Pena

12/10/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 Sympathy:  

We wish to extend our sympathy to Phyllis Te Slaa and her extended family on the death of her husband, Al Te Slaa, on December 8.  Al’s funeral service was held here at First Reformed Church yesterday, December 12.  We also extend our sympathy to 

 Mary Hoogers ...


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 12/6/2020

by: Ashley Pena

12/03/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Our annual congregational meeting was held during the worship service last Sunday, November 29th. Elected to the office of elder were: John Metzger (2nd term) and Nate Schulte. Elected to the office of deacon were: Curt Dieren, Bryce Hunt, and Jeff Jager.

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Bridge December 2020

by: Ashley Pena

11/27/2020

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Attached is the December Bridge with the calendar and updated volunteer list for December!


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 11/29/2020

by: Ashley Pena

11/25/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Sympathy: We wish to extend our sympathy to Tom and Kayla Vander Lee, Fred and Sharon Tilstra, and their extended family on the death of Tom’s grandfather/Sharon’s uncle, Norm Vander Lee.  Norm was a member here at First Reformed Church for many years.

 

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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 11/22/2020

by: Ashley Pena

11/19/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Our Sympathies to Cheryl Hulstein and her extended family in the death of her step-father, George Vonk of Sioux Center, Iowa.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

 NOTE THE CHANGE: Our 18th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal is set for Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2...


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 11/15/2020

by: Ashley Pena

11/13/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to Jay Wielenga is a native of Rock Rapids and 1st Reformed Church.  He’s a 1978 graduate of Central Lyon and 1982 graduate of Northwestern College.  After working in higher education and sales and marketing in private business, in 1995, Jay began working in the Advancement office at Northwestern where he currently serves as Vice Presid...


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Announcements & Bulletin Notes for 11/8/2020

by: Ashley Pena

11/04/2020

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Sympathy   We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Ed Kragt who died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Spirt Lake, Iowa.  Ed as a long-time member of First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids until moving to Spirit Lake. Funeral Services were on Saturday, November 7 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids. 

“Surviving the Holidays” is coming!  A GriefShare &l...


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Announcements & Bulletin for 11-1-2020

by: Valerie Sneller

10/29/2020

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Prayers:

 

 

Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively)  Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to make prog...
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Announcements and Bulletin for 10-25-2020

by: Valerie Sneller

10/22/2020

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Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively) Lambert Van Olst (is currently in remission with leukemia)  Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)Tho...
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Announcements & Bulletin for October 18, 2020

by: Valerie Sneller

10/16/2020

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Prayers:

 

 

Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively) Lambert Van Olst (is currently in remission with leukemia)  Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)Tho...
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Announcements & Bulletin for October 11, 2020

by: Valerie Sneller

10/08/2020

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Prayers:

 

 

Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively) Lambert Van Olst (is currently in remission with leukemia)  Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)Tho...
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Announcements & Bulletin for October 4, 2020

by: Valerie Sneller

10/01/2020

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Prayers:

 

 

Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively) Lambert Van Olst (is currently in remission with leukemia)  Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)Tho...
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