Announcements for 2-5-23
In honor of Bob and Barb Dreke’s 52nd wedding anniversary, they will be serving cake following worship next Sunday the 12th of February. Happy Anniversary!
Sunday, February 26 at 11:30 am is FRC next potluck meal. All are invited. Please bring a hot or cold dish to share! Drink and tableware will be provided. We need 12-15 people to help with set-up or clean-up. If you are available to help, please contact Sharon Postma.
Reminder: Pick up your empty baby bottle today and bring it back full of change to support the Cherish House. The filled bottles must be returned by next Sunday February 12th. Thank you!
Music Survey Team: join the Music Survey Team and have a say in what music we use in worship! Short surveys will be emailed once every few months or so. Contact Valerie Lenderink to sign up. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash Wednesday: drop by the Prayer Chapel on Wednesday, February 22 between 7:30 and 9:00 am for prayer and imposition of ashes.
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!
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, email@example.com 314-637-8383.
Worship livestreaming: We ask that you are patient with us as we work through our livestreaming issues. If you are un-able to watch during worship due to the buffering you can refer to our website following worship. https://www.rockrapidsfrc.org/services/
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. 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.
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
“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love."-Psalm 33: 4-5
Please pray for…..
Joyce Hommes (has entered Hospice Care)
Jan Spyksma (cancer treatment)
Brian Baker (son of Jane Baker) treatment of blood clots
Betty Vanden Heuvel
Scott Hunt (next eye appointment 2/10)
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)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Jody Kooiman (Gordy & Sue Faber’s niece) tests 1/10
Mandie Sprock (Marilyn Mammenga’s daughter)
Steve Drake (Denise Drake’s husband) cancer surgery healing
Tricia Van’t Hof (daughter in law of Marlene Bowers, sister in law to Darsha Tuenge (testing and treatment plan for re-occurrence of cancer)
Parenting your Parents Workshop
February 13th @ 6:30pm- Contact Amy Ryals for questions
Remembering our nursing home & assisted living members….
Ruth Van Aartsen
Club 512 Volunteers for 2-8-23
Games: 1st & 2nd 3rd&4th 5th&6th
Snacks: Jan Spyksma Debbie Crane
Meal Helpers: Tracy Arnold, Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,
Randy Bosch, Jill Jansma & ReNae Leuthold
Nursery: Nursing Home Chaperone: Nate Schulte
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
February 5, 2023 at 9:30am
Prelude: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
WE APPROACH GOD
Ministry of Music:
Graves into Gardens
Holy Spirit Come
Jesus Paid It All
WE HEAR GODS WORD
(4 & 5 year-olds may exit for Children & Worship)
Scripture: Acts 2: 14-41
Message: Peter’s Spirit Filled Sermon
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing song: All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
(6th grade & below may exit for Sunday School)
Closing song: All Hail the power of Jesus Name
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us today 2-5-23:
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir
NURSERY- Jayda P & Mali K
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Edie Korthals
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Ruben & Jean Fick
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- Nicole Gerleman
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Lindsey Anderson
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Lisa Vande Stouwe
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Ashley Rypkema Greeter: Taylor Rypkema
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
Serving us next week 2-12-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Hand Bell Choir
NURSERY- Natalie & Aubrey Kirch
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Girls League *serving cinnamon rolls, free will donation*
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Girls League
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- Jessica Harman
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Barb Folkens
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Joel Vis
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jen Lincecum Greeter: Alexis & Emory Lincecum
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Janine DeBruin
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Keith Van Beek
VIDEO TAPING- Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Elise Kahl
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jean Fick
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Sunday School 1-29-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 92 Last Week’s Attendance: 97
Last Year’s Offering: $111.00 Last Week’s Offering: $99.00
Sunday School lesson: Session3: Brothers in Christ/ Living in Grace
Adult Sunday School: in the Sanctuary “Forgiving what you can’t forget”
11:30am Mission Committee Meeting
6pm: Cookie Club Baking
9:30am Joy Circle *Rm 345*
10am Staff Meeting
3:30-5 Club 512 *note time change*
5-6:15pm Midweek Meal *everyone is welcome* (Chili Soup/ Cinnamon Rolls)
6:30pm Jr. RCYF
6:30pm Girls League
8pm Guys Night
7:30pm Consistory Meeting
8am Men’s Bible Study
Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Children of God/ Obeying from Love
February 13: 6:30pm Parenting your Parents
February 26: 11:30am All Church Potluck *Fellowship Hall*
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