Announcements for 5-7-23
~This morning will conclude our memory work with our 5th grade class, who will recite the Beatitudes. Thank you to all the children, teachers and parents who worked hard on their memory work this year!
Next week, we will be presenting our 2nd graders with their Bibles. Parents of 2nd graders are asked to come up front with their children for the presentation.
Senior Recognition- Next Sunday, May 14, we will Celebrate our graduating high school seniors. Join us for refreshments following morning worship.
What: Sourdough Starter Event *hosted by our Women’s ministry
When: Saturday, May 13 @ 10am
Where: First Reformed Church
Children’s Ministry Center
LIMITED SPOTS SO SIGN UP SOON!
*Sign-up sheet in gathering space*
*Call or text Dayna Altman @ (712) 470-4040*
Young Adult Bible Study: Young Adult Bible Study “The Power of Knowing God” will begin on Friday, April 14 at 7pm. We will meet the following 6 Fridays at 7pm in the Youth Room. All those under 25 are invited and welcome to attend.
Women’s Small Group Bible Study of Ephesians: All Women are welcome. Meet for the next 6 weeks, on Tuesday nights at 630pm in the Youth Room. Each week they will study one chapter of the book of Ephesians. April 11-May 16.
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.
As Gary and Karen Van Wyhe retire from their role as Church Custodians/Building Manager, we want to thank them for their amazing work, hospitality shared with every person who entered our building and servant hearts that “Shared the Love of Jesus” daily. Blessings and best wishes in your retirement. Your FRC friends and family.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
- Psalm 34:18
Condolences to Dusty & Ivy Ramsey for the loss of their baby boy, Knox James
Please pray for…..
Jan Spyksma (chemo) Judy Netten (knee)
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)
Debra Acreman (Rachelle Johnsen’s aunt) cancer
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 (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.
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
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
May 7, 2023 at 9:30am
Prelude: One Thing Remains
WE APPROACH GOD
Welcome /Announcements/ Prayer
Ministry of Music: Cherub Choir
Memory Work: 5th Grade “Beatitudes”
Lord I Need You
Song: Same God
WE HEAR GODS WORD
Scripture: Daniel 6
Message: The Character of Daniel
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Song: Before the Throne Of God
(6th grade & below may exit for Sunday School)
Sending Chorus: Before the Throne Of God v. 3
Mission statement: “TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS”
Serving us this week 5-7-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir
NURSERY- Kayla Van Wyhe & Jayda Pytleski
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Darsha Tuenge
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Springer Family
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Karen Reemts
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Linda DeBoer
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Steve
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER-
SOUND SYSTEM- Matt Kock
VIDEO TAPING- Eric Arnold
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Jaina Groen
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brenda Van Hofwegen
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- Benevolent Fund
Serving us next week 5-14-23
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Singers & Ringers
NURSERY- Kayla Van Wyhe
COMMON GROUND (before worship)- Ruben & Jean Fick
COFFEE BREAK (following worship)- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES-
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER LEADER- Geneva Grooters
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Joel Vis
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER-
SOUND SYSTEM- Curt Dieren
VIDEO TAPING- Brad Rypkema
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Berlyn DeWit
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Scott Hunt
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Sunday School 4-30-23
Last Year’s Attendance: 0 Last Week’s Attendance: 86
Last Year’s Offering: $0 Last Week’s Offering: $21.00
Sunday School lesson: Session 6 (Big Truth Session) Jesus Came to be the Sacrifice for Sin / The Savior is Our Sacrifice
11am Spiritual Life Committee Meeting *Connections Room #106*
6:30pm Grief Share *Children’s ministry center*
9:30am “Trite not True” Bible Study *Connections Room #106*
6:30pm Women’s small group bible study “Ephesians” *Youth Room*
9:30am Joy Circle
10:00am Staff Meeting *connections room*
7pm Property committee meeting *Childrens Ministry Center*
6:30pm Care Elder Spring Training *Childrens Ministry Center*
7pm Peace Circle *Rm 345*
8am Men’s Bible Study
7pm Young Adult Bible Study “The Power of Knowing God” *Youth Room*
10 am Women’s Spring Sourdough Event *Children’s Ministry Center*
Senior Recognition Sunday/ 2nd Grade Bible presentation
Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Jesus Told Nicodemus about Eternal Life/ The Son brings Eternal Life
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