by: Valerie Sneller
Prayers:Your prayer support is appreciated for the following individuals and their special circumstances: Missy (Michelle) Perkins (prayers as she was admitted to Sanford Hospital on the 22nd of December), Mitchell Van Beek (recovering from shoulder surgery), Jeff Van Veldhuizen (recovering from hip replacement surgery), Mykenah Horstman (pray that Mykenah’s spinal cord will not re-tether), Caden Wright (pray for healing and for Caden to regain his strength following his hospital stay), Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to be effective), Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s Disease), Gayle Wagenaar, Conrad & Audrey De Noble’s brother-in-law (recently diagnosed with acute leukemia), Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (diagnosed with myocarditis and is slowly recovering at home), Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD), Zucker Freerks, Sara & Justin Groen’s nephew (recovering from aspiration pneumonia), Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke), and Greyson Austin, Marlene Mellema’s grandson/Meredith & Joe Vander Zee’s nephew (recovering at home from his second colon surgery).
*Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer: Dave Kwikkel (Arnie & Donna Kwikkel’s son), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), and Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother).
Update: Greyson Austin was able to come home for Christmas. Thank you Lord. Please keep him in your prayers for strength and healing for his upcoming Feb 6th surgery, healing is necessary. Our family thanks you for your care and prayers. ~ Marlene Mellema and families
Attention: We are being asked to not shake hands to prevent the spread of infections and the flu. We can still greet one another but in ways other than hand contact. ~ Thank you
Grace Circle Members: Grace Circle will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. On January 15th we will meet at Marlene Mellema’s home. Our new books may be paid for and picked up from Lisa Vande Stouwe at ATLAS. We are excited to be studying Chip Ingram’s “True Spirituality!”
Cornerstone Prison Church Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, January 25 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm & January 26 & 27 – 7:15 am to 4:00 pm each day. The theme for the weekend is “Year of Reconciliation” based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday, January 7, 2019. We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-215-3670. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!
The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: Piano Dreamer, January 26, at 7:30 PM in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Composer, pianist, and conductor Jan Mulder will be joining the orchestra as guest artist for the evening. NISO’s Celebrity Conductor Contest will be held in conjunction with this Concert. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or email@example.com.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Crossroads Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the Reformed Church of Steen in Steen, Minnesota. TEC is an interdenominational three day Christian retreat/lock-in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Friday February 15 through Sunday February 17, 2019. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request. Crossroads TEC is also looking for adults with a passion for ministering to teens to help make the weekend a success.
Offerings Sunday 12-30-18 Offerings to 12-30-18 Budget to 12-30-18
General Fund: $10,501.00 $333,571.91 $365,582.10
Benevolent Fund: $3,320.00 $179,875.23 $174,373.18
Building Fund: $29,164.04 $86,662.12 $126,611.17
Sunday School Offering: December 30, 2018
Last Year’s Attendance: 78 Last week's Attendance: 86
Last Year’s Offering: $82.00 Last week's Offering: $585.50
This Week’s Lesson: Unit 4 – Joseph Sent to Egypt (Session 1)
Next Week’s Lesson: Unit 4 – Joseph Explained Dreams (Session 2)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: Installation & Ordination of Elders and Deacons
MONDAY: Moms in Prayer – College & Careers at 5:00 pm
Staff Meeting with Sue at 9:15 am
Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 12:00 pm
Joy Circle in 345 at 9:30 am
Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
SOUP SUPPER, serving from 5-7 pm in the fellowship hall
NO Mid-week Activities
6:30 pm – Hand Bells
7:30 pm – Praise Team
Peace Circle at 7:00 pm
Grandmothers in Prayer at 12:15 pm
Moms in Prayer – College & Careers at 7:00 am
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: Becca Roskam Testimonial and Spaghetti meal at noon
in the fellowship hall. Free-Will Offering