Announcements for 4-24-22
Sunday School Memory Work: This morning, our 3rd Grade Class will be reciting The Ten Commandments. Next week, our 4th Grade Class will be reciting the Books of the Bible. Parents: please have your 4th graders to their classroom by 9:15 AM. When they are finished, the children will join their families for the remainder of worship. Thank you!
Cherub Choir - Cherub Choir will be singing for the special music during the church service on May 1. Please have your child go to the Cherub Choir room by 9:15 am. Also, we will be singing in a combined choir with the Adult Choir and Bell Choir for special music on May 8. We will have a special practice at 8:45 am on Sunday May 8 in the sanctuary.
Womens Ministry Oven Project: Our Womens Ministry Team is hosting a project to raise funds for a new convection oven for the church kitchen. We are halfway to our goal of $3500. If you would like to donate, please contact Audra Klinkenborg or the Church office. All checks should be written to “Womens Ministry”
THANK YOU: Thank you for the kind words, notes, cards and prayers for our family in the loss of our dad and grandpa, Curt Smook. We are so thankful for our faith community, Kay and Craig Wynia and family.
MUSICIANS WANTED: Please sign up for special music for this summer at the Welcome Center or Common Ground. Questions? Ask Valerie Lenderink, firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-637-8383
Just For Fun - All Church Potluck - Sunday May 1: All are invited for fellowship, food and fun at our All-Church Potluck on Sunday, May 1 right after Sunday School. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Dinnerware and beverages will be provided. If you would like to help with planning, set-up or clean-up, please contact Mike Klarenbeek or Sharon Postma. Thank you!
Stations of Worship: Join us for Stations of Worship on May 8, @7:00pm. It will be a night of prayer, scripture & music. It will be a come and go event. Questions contact Valerie Lenderink.
*VBS Registration is now open on our church website!*
Children registered by Sunday, May 8 will be guaranteed a VBS shirt.
June 7: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 8: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 9: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
June 9: 11:30 program (all are welcome!) with lunch to follow
Church Directory: The updated church directory is finished. If you would like a copy, please stop by the church office to pick one up. I can also put one in your church mailbox, just call or email me. Thanks Jammie email@example.com or 712-472-3729
Planning Center: We will be starting to implement a new way of contacting and church event planning. It is called “Planning Center”. So, if you are receiving emails to accept, please do. It is how we will be contacting you for worship planning, registering for events and other services offered here at First Reformed Church. Thanks
Prison Ministry Opportunity: Come and worship in the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls! We will join Cornerstone Prison Church for worship on Friday, May 20. We will leave from the church parking lot at 4:45pm and return around 9:00pm. We will worship and go out to eat after. You must be 18 years or older. You must fill out a waiver and turn it in to any staff member by this Sunday, April 24. There are limited spots, so the first 15 people get to go! Get a waiver from the Welcome Center, Church office, or contact Valerie Lenderink, firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 314-637-8383.
Worship Is: What's the difference between worship and performance? Why do we sing, pray, and give an offering during church? Come join this new adult Sunday school class, Worship Is. We will explore what worship is, how to do it, what it means, the history, biblical stories, relevant application, and more! The class will take place every Sunday in March and April in Room 377 during Sunday school time. Bring your bible! Questions? Ask Valerie Lenderink, email@example.com or 314-637-8383.
MAY BREAKFAST: The Holy Name Catholic Church’s St. Catherine’s Society is hosting a May breakfast on Saturday, May 7th @ 9am. At the Holy Name Parish Hall~1108 S Carroll Street, Rock Rapids, IA. Hope Rasmussen will be speaking about her Study Abroad Program in Peru and providing musical entertainment.
Hope Haven Inc. will host a Spring Concert featruing the Duttons on Saturday, April 30th at 6:30pm at the BJ Haan Auditurium at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. The Dutton family is well knoown for their popular family-friendly Branson, MO show. Tickets are $20 a person, or $50 for a family pass. Visit hopehaven.org for more information.
*The April Bridge is now available in the holder next to the mailboxes*
~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**
*Bulletin announcement deadline is now Thursdays at 11am, call, email or drop off at the church office
Soul Strong Morning of Renewal
When: Saturday, April 30 from 9-1
Where: First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids
Consider this an open invitation to all Sisters in Christ. Gift yourself a few hours to be empowered with new understanding and loved with an intention of grace and joy.
Come join me and my radiant colleague friend, Jada Dobesh, owner of Selah Space, as we collaborate to close the gaps of understanding towards women's mental, spiritual, physical and sexual health.
You will be well watered in Truth and well fed at the soul level (lunch included). You will leave celebrating your most sacred design; a true freedom of spirit when love and understanding align.
Soul Level Investment: $60
Contact Meredith Vander Zee (712-400-9559) with any questions.
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”
Please Pray for….
Pam Foster (Huntington’s Disease)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
John Van Aartsen (Hospice)
Elton Hilbrands (Lucille Smit’s son)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Doris Calkins (Hospice)
Roger Van Maanen (Heather Van Wyhe’s dad)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad) Hospice
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom) Hospice
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Terry Gregory (Amy Ryals’ step mom)
Class will be this Monday April 25th @ 6:30pm in Children’s Worship Room
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
April 24, 2022 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: Jan Van Otterloo
Memory Work: 3rd Grade “The Ten Commandments”
Hymn: Amazing Grace #202 v. 1, 2, 4
Mission Minute: Grace Covenant
Congregational Prayer: Jen Kock
Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul #493 v. 1 ,3, 4
We Hear God’s Word
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27
Message: We are So Different
We Respond to God
Closing Hymn: In The Garden #425 v. 1-3
Closing Hymn: What A Friend We Have In Jesus #435 v. 1
Serving us this week 4-24-22
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Jan Van Otterloo
NURSERY- Tammy & Ashlyn Murray
COMMON GROUND- Geneva Grooters & Amy Sieperda
COFFEE BREAK- Glenda Hellenga, Lonn & Jammie Kellenberger
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Jen Kock
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER- Janine DeBruin
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Geneva Grooters
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Bob & Karen Reemts
SOUND SYSTEM – Dustin Bosch
VIDEO TAPING- Breyden Dieren
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Jac Van Wyhe
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Penny Krull
*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund
Serving us next week 5-1-22
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir
NURSERY- Heather & Shawn Van Wyhe
COMMON GROUND- Randy & Cindy Bosch
COFFEE BREAK- Pytleski Family
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- John Metzger
CHILDRENS MESSAGE LEADER-
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Joel Vis
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Linda DeBoer
SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock
VIDEO TAPING – Randy Bosch
PROCLAIM PRESENTER –
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- April DeWit
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
Last Year’s Attendance: 70 Last Week’s Attendance: 69
Last Year’s Offering: $71.00 Last Week’s Offering: $98.00
Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Doers of the Word
Sunday School memory work: 3rd Grade Class, The Ten Commandments
6:30pm Grief Share @FRC in the Children’s Worship Center
Jr. RCYF Butterbraid sales pickup
6:30 Jr. RCYF *last night*
8pm Sr. RCYF *Senior Recognition in the Fellowship Hall*
8am Men’s Bible Study
Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Phillip and the Ethiopian
Sunday School Memory Work: 4th Grade, Books of the Bible
May 1: All Church Potluck following Sunday School
*See bulletin for details*
May 8: Stations of Worship @7pm
June 7-9: VBS @ First Reformed Church