by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 6-13-21
Welcome: This morning we welcome Pastor Steven Van Wyhe. He comes to us from Carmel First Reformed Church. Pastor Steve grew up in Rock Rapids and attended church here at First Reformed. His parents are Paul and Susan Van Wyhe.
We had a GREAT week at Mystery Island, where we tracked down the One True God. A BIG THANK YOU to the 50+ volunteers who made the week possible for the 122 kids in attendance. Our offerings this year went to Southwest Youth Services in Magnolia. The kids were given a goal of $900 for a new fence around their softball field. They exceeded their goal and raised over $1425. Way to go, kids! GOD IS GREAT!
Now Hiring: Our Communications Coordinator position here at First Reformed is now open. If you have an interest in the position or would like some more information, please contact our church office. Ph#712-472-3729 or email@example.com.
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. Candidates are still welcome to apply! Needed: Adult Volunteers
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.
~ I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to share with you that Words of Hope has a new event that is happening this Summer! Our 1st ever Near + Far 5k! This year to help raise awareness, our North American team is running or walking a 5k to support our international ministry teams who are running the race of sharing the Gospel. Join us and run with our teams as we strive to share the good news of Jesus Christ with people worldwide and in their heart language. When you register, you will receive a runner's packet and gain access to our runner's channels on social media to receive exclusive content, before, during, and after you run your race.
-Praises to God for a good prognosis for Curt Wynia! He and Sandy thank you for the cards and continued prayers- next appointment is in September.
-Praises for A fun, successful & impactful VBS!
BEGINNING THIS WEEK!
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.
The Oaks Club
(Ministry for widows & widowers)
Meeting this Thursday @ 2 in the Fellowship Hall
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)
*Our sympathies to Katie Boender & family for the passing of her grandmother, Kathleen McHenry.
*Our sympathies to the family of Wilbert Van Gelder, who passed away in Arizona on June 7th.
*Our sympathies to the family of Norma Kruse, who passed away June 9th.
*Please pray for Lambert Van Olst, father of Marilyn Mammenga and Laura Stuerman. He fell and has a major head injury. He is in a coma, in the hospital and had surgery. Asking for God's will, His peace and comfort.
Continued prayers needed for:
Thomas Bouwman (Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Lori Johnson (Dan Synder’s sister)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
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)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Jack Axsom (Ashley Schwartze’s grandfather)
**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
June 13, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Missions Report: Curt Weerheim
Ministry of Music: Emily DeBey
Hymn: Savior, Like a Shepherd Leads Us, #462, v. 1, 2, & 4
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17
Message: “God Fights the Battle We Cannot Win”
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Morning Offering and Closing Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness, #43
Sending Chorus: Jesus Loves the Little Children #58
ORGANIST- Ethanie Pulscher
NURSERY-Natalie & Audrey Kirch
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- Lonn & Jammie Kellenberger
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Emily DeBey
PULPIT SUPPLY- Pastor Steven Van Wyhe
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Dwayne Postma
SCRIPTURE READER – Pastor Steven Van Wyhe
SOUND SYSTEM – Keith Van Beek
VIDEO TAPING – Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Olivia Lyman
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
** CHURCH IN THE PARK (HERITAGE DAYS) ON 6-20-21**
MUSIC– Red Team
NURSERY– Anna Warntjes & Anna Van Aartsen
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- Jen Lincecum & Amy Hartter
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Chase Thedens
PULPIT SUPPLY- Dr. John Hartogg
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Heather Springer
SCRIPTURE READER – Kristi Wright
SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren
VIDEO TAPING – Ella & Jeff Jager
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jac Van Wyhe
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Nikki Van Beek
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
Sunday 6-6-21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $3,629.00 $177,302.85 $182,212.73
Benevolent Fund: $7,595.00 $86,582.80 $83,619.60
Building Fund: $0 $21,139.00 $38,584.56
2-4pm TEC Meeting
6:30pm Grief Share
9:30am Joy Circle
2pm Oaks Club
8am Men’s Bible Study
10:30am Church in the park (Heritage Days)