Announcements for 2-26-23
Congratulations to Hunter and Cheyenne Huisman on the birth of their baby boy Kannin Jax Huisman on 2/2/23!
After church today we are having a potluck meal. All are welcome. We will start shortly after Sunday school is done. Drink and tableware will be provided. Come for fun, fellowship and great food!
We are hiring! We are looking for a church custodian and a youth director. If you would like more information on either of these positions, please contact Jammie at the Church office or Cheryl Van Beek. If you are interested in applying, please submit the application form available at the church office along with your resume and a cover letter.
Adult Discipleship Opportunities:
Adult Sunday School: join us for the spring Adult Sunday school, March 2-April 30. We will watch and discuss The Chosen, season 1, the first-ever multi-series TV show of the life of Christ. We will watch it together on Thursdays at 9:30 am starting March 2nd in the sanctuary. If that doesn't work for you, please watch it on your own time! After church on Sundays, we will discuss each episode. Make sure to bring your bible! Nursery will be available on Sundays. To watch it yourself simply download The Chosen app on your smart phone or smart TV for free!
Parenting Class: “Equipping our Children for Battle”; Protect their Minds, Bodies, and Hearts. Will be held on Wednesdays after the family meal on March 15,22 and 29. 530-630pm. Nursery is available. Please sign up in the Gathering Space.
Prison Ministry Opportunity: Join us for worship with Cornerstone Prison Church Friday, March 31. You must be 18 years or older. You must complete a waiver and background check and return to Valerie Lenderink by Sunday, March 5. Questions, ask Valerie Lenderink, firstname.lastname@example.org 314-637-8383.
What is Rocky Mountain High?
Rocky Mountain High is a Youth Retreat for 9-12th students that is hosted by the Synod of the Heartland.
This event is held every 3 years in Estes Park, Colorado. This year the dates are July 22-26 (we realize this is part of “dead-week”, we would love to work around your family’s vacation plans as needed). We highly encourage all high school students to attend! Please see the registration information below for more details. The out- of- pocket cost per student is $200 (there are scholarships available). We will fundraise the remaining cost. Please contact Cheryl Van Beek if you have any questions.
Rocky Mountain High Registrations Opened Feb 1. Deadline to register is April 1. Here is the link https://brushfire.com/synodyouth/rockymountainhigh/537636/register.
Ask Cheryl Van Beek for access codes.
Registration is open for Inspiration Hills Bible camp! 2023 SUMMER CAMP THEME: LIVING WATER from John 7: 37-38 “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, “Out of his heart will flow rivers or living water.” Our Hope and prayer is that everyone who comes to camp this summer comes to truly know what it means for us to come take a drink of the sustaining source of Living Water.
~TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES- We are currently experiencing problems with our land-line phone calling tree. If you would like to get prayer chains and other announcements through text messaging to a cell phone or an email, please call the church office. 712-472-3729. We are working to fix the current problem with the land-line messaging and hope to have it working again soon!
“Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”- Ephesians 3:20-21
Please pray for…..
Betty Vanden Heuvel
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Bonnie Wilson (Blair Wilson’s mom)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Roger Van Maanen (Heather Van Wyhe’s dad)
Sandra Smith (Laurie David’s mom) cancer
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Lora Puttmann (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Nancy Aaker (Shari Kastein’s mom)
Jody Kooiman (Gordy & Sue Faber’s niece) chemo
Steve Drake (Denise Drake’s husband-Hospice)
Mandie Sprock (Marilyn Mammenga’s daughter)
Continued prayers for the family of Joyce Hommes as they journey through grief. Joyce is greatly missed.
- Parenting your Parents’ Workshop- March 13th @ 6:30pm
-Lyon County Health Nurse will speak on “Becoming the Caregiver” &
-Dr. Shawn Scholten will speak on “Caring for the Mental Health of Your Aging Parent and Self as Caregiver”
- Grief Share beginning on April 3rd @ 6:30pm
Club 512 Volunteers for 3-1-23
Games: 1st & 2nd 3rd&4th 5th&6th
Alex Lyman Kayden Van Berkum Ethan Hoefert
Leo Groen Lincoln Kock Reece Vander Zee
Liam Vander Zee Gabe Schulte Olivia Lyman
Dionne Jansma Wyatt Krull
Snacks: Doris Schniederman Meal Helpers: Tracy Arnold, Glenda Hellenga, Debbie Crane Audra Klinkenborg, Jill Jansma, Kellie Menning & Kay Wynia
Nursery: Emerson Kelderman Nursing Home Chaperone: N/A
The February Bridge is now available in the clear boxes next to the mailboxes.
Church office hours: 9-1 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday from 9-12.
*Bulletin announcements need to be to the office by Thursday at 11am for the Sunday bulletin
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
February 26, 2023 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Hymn: How Great Thou Art # 4 v. 1-4
Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour #428 v. 1-4
Ministry of Music: Adult Choir
WE HEAR GODS WORD
(4 & 5 year-olds may exit for Children & Worship)
Scripture: Acts 4: 23-31
Message: Spirit-Filled Prayer
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Ministry of Dance: Robins School of Dance
(6th grade & below may exit for Sunday School)
Closing song: Sweet Hour of Prayer #433 v. 2
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us this week 2-26-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Adult Choir
NURSERY- Wendy & Kaitlyn Huisman
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Cori Klarenbeek & Glenda Hellenga
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Kyle & Emily Grooters
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- Debbie Heitritter
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Tara Bouwman
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- John Metzger
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Taylor Bosch Greeter: Jayda Pytleski
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Sharon Postma
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Dustin Bosch
VIDEO TAPING- Brad Rypkema
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Aubree Boender
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brenda Van Hofwegen
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Serving us next week 3-5-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC-
NURSERY- Jen & Ellie Hoefert
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Shawn & Heather Van Wyhe
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Pytleski Family
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- Ella Jager
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Karen Reemts
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Lisa Vande Stouwe
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Brenda Van Hofwegen Greeter: Jayda Pytleski
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Steve
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Matt Kock
VIDEO TAPING- Randy Bosch
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Olivia Lyman
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Scott Hunt
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- Benevolent Fund
Sunday School 2-12-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 86 Last Week’s Attendance: 85
Last Year’s Offering: $61.75 Last Week’s Offering: $30.00
Sunday School lesson: Session 1: John’s Vision of Jesus/ The Redeemer Reveals His Glory
Adult Sunday School: in the Sanctuary “Forgiving what you can’t forget”
11:30am All Church Potluck *Fellowship Hall*
2:30-5pm Club 512 *note time change*
5-6:15pm Midweek Meal *everyone is welcome* (Taco Bake)
6:30pm Jr. RCYF
8pm Sr. RCYF
9:30 The Chosen- viewing event
8am Men’s Bible Study
Sunday School Lesson: Session 2: Letters to the Seven Churches/ The Redeemer Calls His People Toward Renewal
March 19: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL *due to TEC at the church*
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