Announcements for 3-19-23
We are hiring! Gary and Karen are retiring. Cheryl is changing job roles to Adult Discipleship Director. 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.
~On April 2nd our Women’s Ministry will be hosting a breakfast from 8-9:15am in the fellowship hall. The menu is breakfast pizza and fruit. So please consider joining us before worship. And stay for worship as the Adult choir conducts our Easter Cantata.
~Adult choir practice: The adult choir will be practicing in the sanctuary today following worship.
~We will be having Good Friday worship this year and NOT Maundy Thursday worship. The service will be on April 7th at 6:30pm. Communion will be served.
~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.
~We are planning a Membership Retreat. Date and Time TBD. If you are interested in learning more about membership or joining our church by Profession of Faith, please talk with Pastor Steve, Cheryl Van Beek or one of the Elders; John Metzger, Dan Kruse, Chris Wright, Sharon Postma, Nate Schulte, Shari Kastein.
~Seder Meal Presentation: Please join us for a presentation of the Jewish Seder meal, hosted by Jews for Jesus on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm.
~Our church has collected Christian Literature for many years. Last fall the International Christian Literature Distributors (ICLD) in Minneapolis announced that they would no longer be able to accept our donations. The ICLD is run by volunteers who collect, sort, and ship these materials all over the globe. We are pleased to tell you that we are again able to collect Christian Literature for the ICLD. A box is under the south coat rack for your donations. The list of acceptable items is much shorter than in the past years. Also consider the condition of the book - not written on, highlighted, torn etc.
Acceptable Items ICLD Will Not Accept
Bibles Sunday School Materials
Bible Helps Novels
Devotional Books Tapes
Books on Prayer CD’s
Books on Evangelism DVD’s
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.
~Youth Sunday will be next Sunday the 26th of March. Our youth will be conducting our worship service that morning.
“When you go through the deep waters, I will be with you. For I am the Lord your God.”
Please pray for…..
Jan Spyksma Judy Netten
Denise Roskam JoAnn Douglas
Hermina Gerritsen Betty Vanden Heuvel
Karen Flier Sherri Weerheim
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 Kathy Kunze
Mandie Sprock (Marilyn Mammenga’s daughter) Tricia Vant Hof (cancer treatment)
Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:
Ruth Van Aartsen Edna Jongerius Hermina Gerritsen
Lucille Smit Wilma DeRoo Pam Foster
Lloyd Hoefert Joyce Mellema Missy Perkins
Harriet Hoff JoEllen Sorgdrager Pearl Folkens
Doris Calkins Chris Vonk
….beginning on Monday, April 3rd @ 6:30pm
ALL are welcome!
Club 512 Volunteers for 3-22-23
Games: 1st & 2nd 3rd&4th 5th&6th
Snacks: Doris Schneiderman Meal Helpers: Tracy Arnold, Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,
Lisa VandeStouwe Jen Hoefert, ReNae Leuthold & Kellie Menning
Nursery: Ashlyn Murray Nursing Home Chaperone: Steve Crane
The March 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
*The 2023 church directories are available! If you would like a copy please contact the church office email@example.com or 712-472-3729. Thanks!
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
March 19, 2023 at 9:30am
Prelude: Same God
WE APPROACH GOD
Raise a Hallelujah
In Christ Alone
WE HEAR GODS WORD
(4 & 5 year-olds may exit for Children & Worship)
Scripture: Ephesians 4: 25-32
Message: 5 Qualities of a Lasting marriage
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing song: They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love v. 1-3
(6th grade & below may exit for Sunday School)
Closing song: They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love v. 4
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us today 3-19-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC-
NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Pytleski Family
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Ken & ReNae Leuthold
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- No Sunday School
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- No Sunday School
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- No Sunday School
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jen Lincecum Greeter: Emory & Alexis L.
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Steve
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Sawyer Hrdlicka
VIDEO TAPING- Breyden Dieren
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Tanner Lincecum
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jean Fick
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- Benevolent Fund
Serving us next week 3-26-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC-
NURSERY- Stuart & Lindsey Anderson
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Dave Altman Family
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Bob & Barb Tilstra
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY- Debbie Heitritter
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- April DeWit
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Paul Van Wyhe
CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Ashley Rypkema Greeter: Taylor R.
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Joel Vis
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Dustin Bosch
VIDEO TAPING- Brad Rypkema
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Youth Sunday
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Sunday School 3-12-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 85 Last Week’s Attendance: 96
Last Year’s Offering: $50.00 Last Week’s Offering: $31.00
Adult Choir Practice: following worship *in the sanctuary*
Sunday School lesson: *No Sunday School*
7pm Consistory Meeting
7pm Circle of Kindness *location TBD*
6:30-8pm Young Women’s bible study *Rm 345*
6:30pm Grace Circle *location TBD*
3:30-5pm Club 512 *note time change*
5:30pm Parenting class *Children’s ministry center*
5-6:15pm Midweek Meal *everyone is welcome* (Hamb. Gravy & potatoes)
6:30pm Jr. RCYF
8pm Sr. RCYF
9:30am The Chosen watch event *sanctuary*
8am Men’s Bible Study
YOUTH SUNDAY *our youth will be conducting worship*
Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Jesus Will Return/ The Redeemer Returns
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