by: Valerie Sneller
- Andrew De Noble (scheduled for shoulder surgery on May 23)
•Brock Klarenbeek (recovering from recent chest surgery)
•Harriet Hoff (recovering from foot surgery; currently a resident at the Rock Rapids Health Center)
•Alice Feikema (recovering from surgery on her leg; recuperating at her daughter Lois’ home)
•Arietta Beyenhof (recovering from knee replacement surgery)
•Mykenah Horstman (pray for the plans to get Mykenah fitted for a brace that she can wear at night)
•Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)
•Tanner Lincecum (pray for effective treatment of his headaches)
•Bonita Schwan, Norma Jansma’s daughter (serious health conditions and side effects from previous cancer surgeries)
- Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (has experienced some improvement; has recently met his physical therapy goals)
•Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke)
•Lena Jolee Olivier, Marilyn & Bill Mammenga’s infant granddaughter (continues at Sanford NICU in Sioux Falls; pray for continued growth and development)
•Zucker Freerks, Sara & Justin Groen’s nephew (pray for Zucker to maintain good health during the spring months)
•Greyson Austin, Marlene Mellema’s grandson/Meredith & Joe Vander Zee’s nephew
•Andrew Perry, Anita & Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law (pray for Andrew’s blood clots to dissolve),
•Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD).
*Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer:Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law),Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), Dave Kwikkel (Arnie and Donna Kwikkel’s son), Stacy Dieren (has started chemotherapy treatments), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), and Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma).
Sympathy:We extend our sympathy to Dave and Deb Markus and their family on the death of their grandson, Leo Jonathan Markus, on Monday, May 20.Dave and Deb have asked for prayer and comfort for Leo’s parents, Jon and Dani Markus, as well as Leo’s young sister Eden.Leo’s memorial service will include a private family burial service at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel, IA on Tuesday, May 28, at 3:00 p.m.This will be followed by a time for comfort and support at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Adel from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
It’s VBS time! We will be hosting VBS here at FRC June 5-7. All children ages 4 – completing 6th grade are invited to join us. More information and a registration link is available on our website, rockrapidsfrc.org. We are still in need of a few volunteers. The positions left take very little, if any, prep work. All that’s needed is a willing heart! Please contact Amy Schulte if you are interested. Also, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering space for the food items we will need. Thanks for your support!
Summer Special Music:We are in search of your special talents this summer.We have a sign-up sheet in the gathering space on the information table and would love to have you sign-up for a Sunday to share of you talents for special music this summer.If you have any questions please contact Brad Rypkema or Dustin Bosch.Thank You.
GriefShare:Our final GriefShare session will be on Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.Our topic for this wrap-up session will be “What Do I Live for Now?”We will learn about why moving forward is a necessity and why peace and pain will always coexist.We will share a meal together and reflect on our journeys of grief and the progress we have made.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:Thanks so very much for participating in OCC this past fall! The count is in: 10.5 million shoeboxes were packed and sent to over 100 countries. That number represents the number of children who will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, and have opportunities to study what it means to be His disciples through The Greatest Journey lessons. Please continue to pray for these children, that they would come to know Jesus as their friend and Savior, and be equipped to boldly share His love with families, friends and communities.In Christ, Loralie Wiese, Sioux Center, OCC Church Relations
Faith Fellowship Weekend Friday, July 12– 6:00-7:45pm & July 13 & 14 – 7:15am-4:00pm each day.The theme for the weekend is “A Closer Walk with Christ” based on Colossians 2:6-7 “6 so then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions.The deadline for signing up is Sunday, June 23.We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it.If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact us at email@example.com or call 507-215-3670.Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!
NEW LIFE TREATMENT CENTER 40th ANNUAL HORSE-RIDE-A-THON
The board and staff of New Life Treatment Center announce the 40th Annual Horse Ride-a-Thon.Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin their trek from Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their destination at the Center in Woodstock.The date is Saturday, June 8, 2019, leaving fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m.We held our first Horse Ride-A-Thon in 1980 and it continues to be a great opportunity for friends to meet and have fun together while raising funds for New Life! There is no "entry fee" or minimum amount that any person must raise, all riders are welcome.The Horse Ride-a-Thon will conclude with lunch, awards, T-shirts and prizes for participants at NLTC at approximately 1:00 pm.New Life will then continue with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Horse Ride at the Woodstock Ball Diamond, joins us for a Car Cruise in, door prizes, music, a $5 kids wristband that gives access tobouncy houses, Zoo Mobile, Plinko (w/prizes) & balls for the dunk tank. There is also a Bean Bag tourney ($20/pp or $40/per team) with $800 in prizes split among the top teams, all starting at 1:00pm. This is a drug and alcohol free event, no coolers please.For further information, contact New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN, at (507) 777-4321.
Offerings Sunday 5-19-19 Offerings to 5-19-19 Budget to 5-19-19
General Fund:$2,804.00 $118,659.02 $150,110.00
Benevolent Fund:$6,200.00 $72,753.66 $69,063.00
Building Fund:$200.00 $10,641.51 $49,615.40
Sunday School Offering:May 19, 2019
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
Memorial Day – Offices will be closed
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm GriefShare in the Fellowship Hall with Potluck
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room