by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 8-22-21
Thank you: For all the nice anniversary cards and coming to the open house ~ Gilbert and Leona Vanden Top
Welcome: First Reformed Church would like to welcome Christina Vonk. She has transferred her membership from Heritage Reformed Church of Hull, IA.
Church in the park: Please consider joining us at Westside Park next Sunday the 29th of August, at 10:30 am for our church in the park service featuring Rods & Rides. A breakfast will be served at 9:30am.
Job Opening: We are looking to fill our custodian/ maintenance position. It is a part time position, hours up to 25 per week. Inquiries about the position or to send your resume, please email or call the church office: email@example.com or 712-472-3729.
Coming Soon: Bible League’s Spreading the Fragrance of life dinner is Monday evening, September 20. The daylong conference is Tuesday, September 21. Both events will be held at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Register online at bibleleague.org/tickets. Cost $20 for dinner; $40 for conference.
Join Praise Team and Tech Crew: We are welcoming new members! Instrumentalists, vocalists, sound crew, livestream, and presentation volunteers needed! Not sure? Join us for one rehearsal (8/25, 7:00pm) and one Sunday morning (8/29) without committing to a team yet! Informational meeting for all Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 pm. In the sanctuary, please contact Valerie Lenderink if you plan on attending: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 314-637-8383
Ladies: Mark your calendars for September 18 as Awaken Hope is coming to Des Moines. Hope is rising. It declares freedom, joy, and peace. We will not be disappointed! Join us as we hear messages from Sally Burke (Moms in Prayer International President) and Cathi Armitage (MIP Global Ministry Director), among others. For more information and to register, please visit momsinprayer.org/events/awaken-hope-des-moines. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Schulte. Hope has a name – Jesus. We would love to see you there!
-Mark your calendars for August 29! We have reserved the Rock Rapids Swimming Pool for a night of fellowship and fun. EVERYONE is welcome to attend! We will also kick off registration for our fall programs. There is no cost to attend. See you there!
~It’s Operation Christmas Child time once again…and Back-to-School Sales are in full swing! It’s a great time to stock up on items for our OCC Packing Party on November 10th. Please visit the information table in the gathering space where you will find a supply sign-up. Items are requested to be at church no later than Sunday, October 31st. Please also prayerfully consider packing a shoebox (or two!) on your own. Shoeboxes are available for you to use. Thank you for your support!
ATTENTION: Welcome Back Grace Circle members! Also, welcome to anyone who might have an interest in an awesome circle. A reorganizational planning meeting will meet at Jean Fick’s home on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30. Mark your calendars ahead. Any questions? Call or message Jean @ 712-540-8564.
Save the date! Night of Renewal is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7pm in the First Reformed Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to join us for snacks and fellowship as we hear testimonies from Missy Bass and Heather Erickson, both of Hills, MN. These mothers are a part of Game Plan 4 Hope, which was started in Sept. 2019. It rose out of the hearts of two families who have been through life-altering experiences and felt the need to help others that are going through similar situations. Please join us in hearing their personal stories and the mission of Game Plan 4 Hope.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is collecting Christian Literature for use in spreading God’s word throughout the world. A list of acceptable and unacceptable material is also included in the August “Bridge” to be sure your donation can be used. The donation list is also posted above the collection boxes which will be under the south coat rack from August 1- August 23. Thank you for sharing your gently used Christian material.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is very excited to announce dates for upcoming Service and Learning Trips! Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips. The trips are designed to be an opportunity to use our hands and feet to bless others through work projects, but also to learn and experience a different culture than our own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities. The sites/dates are: JMVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS – Sep 11-17; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson MS – Sep 18-24; Grace Reigns, Hildale UT – Oct 1-8; Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX – Oct 16-22. If you would like to sign up or want more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Nick Leloux at JFA (712-476-2804, email@example.com.)
…for His Good News & the promise of His continual presence!
Continued prayers needed for:
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Lori Johnson (Dan Synder’s sister)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
The Food for the Spirit Ministry is in need of monetary donations.
Thank you in advance for making a difference in many families’ lives!
First Reformed is hosting a Grief Share through Sept 7
You may still join! 6:30pm this Monday, August 23rd in room #345
Contact: Amy Ryals for more information
~~ We will not be putting the Focus on the Family brochure in the mailboxes anymore. If you would like a copy you can pick one up in the holder next to the mailboxes. Thanks
~Sunday’s bulletin will now be available via your phone. Just scan the QR code on the bulletin stands or the welcome center.
*Offering will be collected in the back of the church until further notice*
**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, call, email or drop off at the church office *
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
Aug 22, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Opening Hymn: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, #1, vs. 1-3
Call to Worship
Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing #2, vs. 1-3
Welcome New Member
Profession of Faith
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Message: Grace Works
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5: vs. 1-11
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Closing Hymn: Come All Christians be Committed, #455, vs. 1-4
Sending Chorus: Gentle Shepherd, #458
MUSIC- Cheryl Hulstein
NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK— Darsha Tuenge & Laurine Gerritsen
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER- Cheryl Van Beek
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Olivia Lyman
SCRIPTURE READER – Paul Van Wyhe
SOUND SYSTEM – Dave Hulstein
VIDEO TAPING – Jeff Jager
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jac Van Wyhe
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jody Vande Weerd
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
MUSIC– Park Team
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- NA
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER-
MINISTRY OF MUSIC– NA
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- NA
SCRIPTURE READER – JD Hommes
SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren
VIDEO TAPING – NA
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – NA
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kathy Moser
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Building Fund
Sunday 8-15 -21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $1,480.00 $231,572.49 $ 265,726.60
Benevolent Fund: $3,744.00 $124,985.80 $118,461.10Building Fund: $200.00 $25,489.00 $54,661.46
11:30 Quarterback Club
6:30pm Grief Share
7-8pm School Prayer Walk
5-7pm Football Dinner
8am Men’s Bible Study
9:30 Breakfast before church in the park
10:30 Church in the park (Rods & Rides)
September 8: Women’s Ministry Night of Renewal
September 12: Education volunteer training & Sunday school brunch after church
September 15: Stations of Worship
September 19: Sunday school begins
September 22: Club 512 begins
September 29: JR & SRCYF begins