Announcements for 5-28-23
Congratulations and Welcome to our new Youth Director, Kaitlin Buntjer. We are thankful and excited for Kaitlin and her family to join us!
~ Door Greeters - The Welcome Team committee is excited to announce that we will be having greeters at our 3 main entrances each Sunday starting in June. This would be the north door by the elevator, south door by the mailboxes, and our southeast door. We would like to have many of you involved and helping out. If you are interested in being a greeter, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the gathering area or contact the church office. Thank you!
VBS plans are well underway! We are still in need of 1 person to work in the kitchen from 9a-1p on Thursday. Also, please check the Kitchen Supply list in the gathering space if you are interested in bringing items for lunches. On Friday, June 9th we will have a program at 11:30 am with lunch to follow. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, June 7 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 8 9:00 am - 2:00 pm REGISTER HERE!
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 going to worship at Inspiration Hills on July 9th at 10:30 with Rods and Rides, followed by lunch and various camp activities. Please sign up at the Welcome Center or on the Church Center app if you plan to attend. Please bring your lawn chairs, swimming suits, towels, and a free will donation for lunch.
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
I thank Him Who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service.” -1 Timothy 1:12
Condolences to the Postma Family for the loss of Rod (brother of Dwayne & Janice)
Please pray for…..
Makayla Klarenbeek Edna Jongerius (in hospital)
Jan Spyksma (chemo) Judy Netten (knee)
Karen Flier JoAnn Douglas
Betty Vanden Heuvel Janice Den Besten
Tricia Vant Hof (cancer treatment) 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)
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 28, 2023 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Welcome /Announcements/ Prayer
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness #43 v. 1-3
Hymn: What A Friend We Have In Jesus #435 v. 1-3
Hymn: Onward Christian Soldiers #479 v. 1, 2, 3
WE HEAR GODS WORD
Scripture: Ephesians 6: 10-16
Message: Shoes and Shield
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Song: O God Our Help In Ages Past #52 v. 1-3, 6
Sending Chorus: Spirit Of The Living God #247
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us today 5-28-23
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
Serving us next week 6-4-23
NURSERY- Jordan & Kellie Menning
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Randy & Cindy Bosch
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)-Dwayne & Sharon Postma
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Steve
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Pastor Steve
SOUND SYSTEM- Sawyer Hrdlicka
VIDEO TAPING- Eric Arnold
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Lincoln Kock
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- Benevolent Fund
Sunday School 5-21-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 76 Last Week’s Attendance: 53
Last Year’s Offering: $115.00 Last Week’s Offering: $46.75
Memorial Day: Church offices closed
6:30pm Grief Share *Children’s ministry center*
8am Men’s Bible Study
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