Announcements for 5-21-23
Youth Director News! We are excited to announce that we have a finalist for the Youth Director position. Kaitlin Buntjer of Luverne, MN has been invited to participate in several ministry meetings over the last week in order to interact with youth and youth leaders, meet the consistory and staff, and many other groups in our church. She is attending worship today & meeting students during Sunday School. She is married to Matt Buntjer and has 4 children. If you see Kaitlin and her family, please make them feel welcome and get to know them. We want to continue to surround this process in prayer and lift up our leaders as they seek God's will in hiring the right person for our church at this time.
VBS registration is open! Please use the QR Code to register, or go to our church’s website. VBS is for kids age 4 (by June 7) – completing 6th grade. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Amy Schulte at 712.470.4883.
- Wednesday, June 7 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Thursday, June 8 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Friday, June 9 9:00 am - 11:30 am
- Friday, June 9 11:30 am Program with Lunch to Follow
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thanks so much for participating in OCC this past fall. The numbers are in and the numbers are up: 10,599,907 shoebox gifts packed and donated worldwide in 2022! 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.
This year the 200 millionth shoebox gift (since OCC began in 1993) was given to a young girl in Ukraine. Please continue to pray for all 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.
Worship at Inspiration Hills: We are planning worship at Inspiration Hills on Sunday, July 9, 10:30-3:00. After worship we will have lunch and camp activities. Please sign up on Church Center or at the Welcome Center to let us know how many people are interested in activities. Please note, this sign up does not guarantee the activities will be available. It is for informational and planning purposes only. Questions? Ask Valerie Lenderink, email@example.com.
The May Bridge is now available in the clear boxes next to the mailboxes.
Church office hours: 9-1 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday 9-12.
*Bulletin announcements need to be to the office by Thursday at 9am for the Sunday bulletin
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.”- Psalm 136-26
Condolences to the Krull family for the loss of Myron
Please pray for…..
Jan Spyksma (chemo) Judy Netten (knee)
Karen Flier JoAnn Douglas Betty Vanden Heuvel Sherri Weerheim
Janice Den Besten (Lyon Manor-rehab) Nancy Bosma (Mary Klinkenborg’s sister) blood infection
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)
Kathy Kunze Debra Acreman (Rachelle Johnsen’s aunt) cancer
Mandie Sprock (Marilyn Mammenga’s daughter) Tricia Vant Hof (cancer treatment)
Jonah Boon (grandson of Brenda Vis) is in Taiwan for a mission’s trip
Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:
Ruth Van Aartsen Edna Jongerius Hermina Gerritsen (Premier Estates #108)
Lucille Smit Wilma DeRoo Pam Foster
Lloyd Hoefert Joyce Mellema Missy Perkins
Harriet Hoff JoEllen Sorgdrager Pearl Folkens
Every Monday April through June @ 6:30pm
ALL are welcome!
Transportation for shut-ins to attend church is now beginning.
Contact Amy Ryals if you are interested in volunteering.
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
May 21, 2023 at 9:30am
Prelude: I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
WE APPROACH GOD
Welcome /Announcements/ Prayer
Build Your Kingdom Here
Song: Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone
WE HEAR GODS WORD
Scripture: Ephesians 6: 10-14
Message: Put on the Belt and Breastplate
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Song: Victory in Jesus #473, v. 1-3
(6th grade & below may exit for Sunday School)
Sending Chorus: God Be With You #602 v. 1
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us this week 5-21-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC-
NURSERY- Heather & Anika Springer
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Scott & Amy Sieperda
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Evan & Linda DeBoer
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Geneva Grooters
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Fred Tilstra
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Steve
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Keith Van Beek
VIDEO TAPING- Breyden Dieren
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Brett Dieren
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- April DeWit
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- Benevolent Fund
Serving us next week 5-28-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC-
NURSERY- No Nursery
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Sawyer & Sara Hrdlicka
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Scott & Deb Hunt
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- John Metzger
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Dustin Bosch
VIDEO TAPING- Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Caitlin Huisman
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jean Fick
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Sunday School 5-14-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 78 Last Week’s Attendance: 73
Last Year’s Offering: $89.00 Last Week’s Offering: $54.00
Sunday School lesson: Last Day of Sunday School: Session 2: Jesus Told a Woman about Living Water/ The Son Offers Living Water
6:30pm Grief Share *Children’s ministry center*
7pm Worship Committee Meeting
8am Men’s Bible Study
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