by: Jammie Kellenberger
*We welcome everyone to this morning's worship service to recognize the retirement of Pastor Dan and Sue. We are beyond thankful for Pastor Dan leading this congregation for the past 21 years along with 2 other congregations the past 37 years!
Due to restrictions with Premier Communications, the worship service may not air tonight at 5:30 on the local cable station. However, we are trying our best so that the service will play tonight. If you are not able to watch it on Cable Channel 12 tonight at 5:30, you can go to our website (www.rockrapidsfrc.org) and click on the link to watch the service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you to everyone who contributed with a written tribute, video tribute, was involved with the worship service or helped the past months planning for this special worship service to acknowledge the legacy of Pastor Dan and Sue. God has blessed us with Pastor Dan and Sue, and God is good and God will continue to bless this congregation in our future.
THANK YOU: Thank you, Rich Roskam for your creativity, time, and craftsmanship in creating the gorgeous rack to store our music stands back stage. Thank you, from all the praise teams and Valerie Lenderink, Director of Music and Worship.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Tara and Lucas Bouwman and their family on the death of Tara’s mother, Trish Lombard, on January 19, 2021. Trish’s funeral was held on Saturday, January 23, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in rural Inwood.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! – Garlene Mulder will be celebrating her 96th birthday on Friday, January 29, 2021. Cards may be sent to Garlene at her new address: Garlene Mulder, Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 608, George, IA 51237. Garlene’s new phone number is 712-475-6012.
Club 512 Volunteers for January 27 ,2021:
1st/2nd Alex Lyman 3rd/4th Emerson Kelderman 5th/6th Bucky Thomas
Kadence Boender Ashlyn Murray Bryce VandeWeerd
Jaina Groen Ethan Hoefert
Nursery Snacks Midweek Meal
3:15 – 4:45pm Ella Jager Doris Schneiderman Glenda Hellenga 4:15 – 5:15 pm Linda Jansma Audra Klinkenborg
Task Force Meeting Recommendations:
Morning worship will continue but with the following requests:
That you sit in every other pew to create social distancing. Signs will be up to assist with this, we strongly recommend and encourage wearing masks when entering and exiting the service. We will make masks available, If you feel you are at risk, are not comfortable being in a crowd, or do not feel well we encourage you to stay home and watch on Livestream
* Please Call Church Office to reserve Meeting Rooms
Prayer Updates: Garlene Mulder has moved from the Rock Rapids Health Center to the Good Samaritan Center in George, IA.
*Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)
*Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to make progress in physical therapy).
*Greyson Austin (family asks for prayers while waiting for a second surgery in the future)
* Caden Wright (please pray for Caden to remain healthy as he attends school)
* Please pray for Carl Vande Weerd, Cheryl Van Beek’s brother. Carl will begin radiation treatments on January 28 to treat sarcoma.
* Please pray for Elton Hilbrands, Lucille Smit’s son & Judy Gacke’s brother. Elton is receiving chemotherapy for esophageal cancer.
•Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer:
Gail Hartter, Eric Hartter’s mother (finished with chemotherapy; now receiving a form of maintenance chemotherapy).
Melissa Moser, Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law (receiving radiation treatments for her cancer)
Karen De Noble, Dave De Noble’s mother (has finished chemotherapy; will complete tests at alater date to check for a reoccurrence),
Marilyn Kuyper, Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt (recent tests showed that Marilyn’s cancer has grown a small amount; treatment now includes a new type of drug).
Arlene Sterler, Robbie Korthals’ mom (continues to fight cancer and is currently receiving immunotherapy),
Joy Circle: Please note we will not be meeting until further notice. We will, however, be collecting our yearly dues of $5.00. You can place your dues in Darlene or Mary’s church mailbox. Thank you. ~Darlene Aeilts and Mary Hoogers
Your 2021 Executive Committee is: John Metzger, Vice President; Matt Kock, Clerk; Jerry Pytleski, Chairman of the Deacons; Bryce Hunt, Clerk of Deacons.
*The World Day of Prayer scheduled for March 6, 2021 will be cancelled in Rock Rapids due to Covid. The schedule for next year will start with United Methodist Church hosting in 2022.
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
January 24 at 9:25 am
WE APPROACH GOD
Welcome, Announcements & Opening Prayer: Shari Kastein
Pastor Jeff Poppinga- tribute
Special Presentation: Sue Van Whye
Kristi Wright- Tribute
Christina Haggar- Video
Congregational Prayer: Steven Van Whye
Pastor Cliff Hoekstra- tribute
Praise team: What a Beautiful Name
Scripture: Steven Van Whye Psalm 46
Message: Michael Haggar
Prayer of Response: Michael Haggar
Closing Song: Be Thou My Vision
Special Presentation- John Metzger, Sue Van Whye, & Shari Kastein
Reuben Haggar- Video
Announcements/ Benediction- Cody Hoefert
Sending Chorus: Sanctuary
Music – Praise Team 1
Nursery– Alex & Olivia Lyman/ Melanie Wynia
Coffee Break – No coffee break today
Sunday School Cookies- No Sunday school
Prayer with SS Teachers – No Sunday school
Scripture Reader – Mark Boender
Sound System – Curt Dieren
Video Taping – Jeff & Ella Jager
Proclaim Presenter –Tanner Lincecum
Common Ground – Craig & Kay Wynia
Medical Assistant- Penny Krull
*The Loose Offering – General Fund
SERVING NEXT WEEK 1-31-21
Music – Praise Team 2
Nursery– Emma Baker/ Brooklyn Krull
Coffee Break – Scott & Deb Hunt/ Scott & Allison VanAartsen
Prayer with SS Teachers- Matt Kock
Sunday School Cookies- Bryce & Chelsea Hunt
Scripture Reader – JD Hommes
Sound System – Dave Hulstein
Video Taping – Randy Bosch
Proclaim Presenter – Sue VanWhye
Common Ground – Tami & Ashlynn Murray
Medical Assistant – Kathy Moser
*The Loose Offering –Building Fund
Sunday 1-17-2021 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $2,235.00 $ 35,490.73 $ 22,776.62
Benevolent Fund: $5,130.00 $ 8,392.00 $ 10,452.45Building Fund: $200.00 $ 200.00 $ 4823.07
Last Year’s Attendance: 115 Last Week’s Attendance: 82
Last Year’s Offering: $ 119 Last Week’s Offering: $152
No Sunday School
7:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
5:15 pm Moms in Prayer: College & Careers
12:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
2:30 – 5:00 pm Club 512
5:00 – 6:30 pm Midweek Meal will be served. All are welcome!
5:30 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
6:30 pm JRCYF
7:00 pm Praise Team Practice
8:00 pm SRCYF
1:00 pm Grandmas in Prayer
SUNDAY: Session 4: Jesus was Dedicated
7:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional