by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 5-30-21
Thank you so much for the love & prayers sent out for us. I had a total hip replacement after my fall. I am getting better each day. Thanks also for the food. ~ Gods Blessings Steve & Debbie Crane
Thanks to all who have sent prayers, cards, gifts, kind words, etc. Wayne will begin his third treatment on June 2nd. Then he will have three more after that. Hopefully in August the treatment plan will be finished and the cancer will be eliminated. We appreciate your support and ask that you continue to pray that the treatment will be successful and that his body will tolerate the treatment. ~ Wayne and Geneva Grooters
Announcement: Our cable channel 12 worship service will now begin at 5:15pm and run until 6:45pm.
Summer Special Music: Musicians and Non-musicians wanted for Special Music for summer. You can sing, play an instrument, dance, act, or share your song testimony. A song testimony is telling us how God spoke through a song to you, what a song means to you, or how God used a song in your life. Sign up in the gathering space or contact Valerie Lenderink, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS: If you are interested in becoming a member of our congregation, please plan to attend our Membership Class on June 27. Please contact Cheryl Van Beek for more details or to sign up. Deadline for registration is June 1.
*Mark your calendars! VBS will be June 8-10, 2021 (Tuesday – Thursday). Online registration is available at https://rockrapids.myanswers.com/mystery-island/ We would love to have you join us, whether a child or adult volunteer! Please talk to Amy Schulte about positions available.
~The COLORS for 2021 VBS are: Tuesday June 8: Blue, Wednesday June 9: Red, Thursday June 10: Purple. So plan to wear the appropriate color for that day (not required, just for fun).
~ MYSTERY ISLAND VBS IS IN NEED OF SUPPLIES: A signup sheet will be in the gathering space, please consider helping out and signing up to donate. Please have your supplies to the church by Sunday the 6th of June. Thanks
~We want to cover our week at Mystery Island in prayer. Jen Kock will be leading prayer in the prayer chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 am and noon and again on Thursday at 9 am. If you are interested in joining Jen in covering our children and VBS staff in prayer, please contact Jen or Amy Schulte.
REGISTER FOR A HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa. TEC is an interdenominational three, day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is June 25-27, 2021. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.com or email Tri-StateTEC@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend $50 and includes a t-shirt & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.
~Hope Haven will be holding its Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam on Friday June4, 2021. Registration fee is $60 which includes to-go meal, entry gift, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. All proceeds will benefit Hope Haven. Registration is due by June 3. For more information and to register, visit hopehaven.org or call Brenda at 712-476-3116. Come enjoy a day of food, friends, fellowship, and fishing!
HERITAGE DAYS COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE: The Heritage Days Community Church service will be held Sunday, June 20th at Island Park at the shelter house by the swimming pool at 10:30 am. Please bring your lawn chairs and enjoy worship with Pastor Keith Vik delivering the message. Music will be provided by Anna Van Aartsen and Anna Warntjes, accompanied by Marilee Schneusner on the clavi nova. The offering received that morning will be used for Council of Churches expenses which include a helping hand to transients, Baccalaureate service expenses, Heritage Days church service expenses and local benevolence donations as deemed necessary. In case of rain, the alternate location for the service is the First Reformed Church.
**Stop in at the CHURCH CHAPEL (turn left inside the southside entrance)
to pray & to leave your prayer requests (I will be praying for your requests each Monday morning)
- Steve Crane is home & recovering after hip replacement!
- We give praise for over 100 kids signed up to attend Vacation Bible School!
- Middle School Girls’ Retreat June 5-6!
- Great time of connecting with God & others at the Stations of Worship this past Tuesday!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.” (Isaiah 43:2a)
Continued prayers needed for:
Thomas Bouwman (Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Tyler Den Besten (Janice Den Besten’s son)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s mom)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Rod Garrison (Roberta Flier’s brother)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
First Reformed will be hosting a Grief Share June 14- Sept 7
Register @ griefshare.org OR you may register with the church office
Contact: Amy Ryals (229) 296-3019 for more information
**Please Call Church Office to reserve Meeting Rooms**
Church Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-1pm and Friday from 9-12.
* Bulletin announcement deadline is now Thursdays at 11am.
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
May 30, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: Flute Trio: Amber Langholdt, Elise Kahl, Ellea Pulscher
Come Now is the Time to Worship
I Saw the Light
No Longer Slaves
Special Music: Vocal Duet: Elise Kahl, Amber Langholdt
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Titus 2: 11-15
Message: “Eager to Do Good”
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Morning Offering and Closing Hymn:
Come All Christians Be Committed, Hymn#455 Verses 1, 2, 4
Sending Chorus: We Give Thee but Thine Own, Hymn #620, Verse 1
Music – Praise Team 1
Nursery– Emerson Kelderman & Alex Lyman
Coffee Break – Ken & ReNae Leuthold
Ministry of Music – Vocal Duet & Flute Trio
Pulpit Supply- Dr. John Hartogg
Congregational Prayer- Billy Kirch
Scripture Reader – Dr. John Hartogg
Sound System – Dave Hulstein
Video Taping – Matt Kock
Proclaim Presenter – Sue Van Wyhe
Common Ground – Rachelle Johnsen & Glenda Hellenga
Medical Assistant- Jody VandeWeerd
*The Loose Offering – Building Fund
SERVING NEXT WEEK 6-6-21
Music – Blue Team
Nursery– Joel & Katie Vis
Common Ground / Coffee Break- Glenda Hellenga & Janine DeBruin
Pulpit Supply- Pastor Steve Meester
Congregational Prayer- Rochelle Ebel
Scripture Reader – Chelsea Hunt
Sound System – Dustin Bosch
Video Taping – Randy Bosch
Proclaim Presenter – Jamie VandeWeerd
Medical Assistant- Brian Hellenga
*The Loose Offering – Benevolent Fund
Sunday 5-23-21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $6,779.00 $170,198.85 $167,028.39
Benevolent Fund: $175.00 $78,512.80 $76,651.30
Building Fund: $0 $18,200.00 $35,369.78
Last Year’s Attendance: 0 Last Week’s Attendance: 41
Last Year’s Offering: $0 Last Week’s Offering: $5.00
8am Men’s Bible Study