Announcements & Bulletin for 10-17-21

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by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/14/2021

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Announcements for 10-17-21

-- We are so grateful to everyone for their prayers, cards, kindnesses, and support for Wayne during his treatment for cancer.   He has completed his chemo and radiation treatments.  This past week he had a follow up appointment with the oncologist.  He received the wonderful news that the Pet Scan was clear.   He will have follow up checkups for the next two years, but everything is looking good now.  We appreciate your continued prayers that he regains his strength and gets relief for the neuropathy in his feet and hands.      ~Wayne and Geneva Grooters

--It is time again for us as a congregation to nominate and choose two new Elders and three new Deacons for the Consistory, the governing body of the church.  While this may be a routine event, it is nevertheless very important to the life and direction of our spiritual family.  Spiritual leadership is very determinative of the health and growth of the church and we encourage all our adult members to give it serious and prayerful consideration.

Please fill out your ballot located in your mailbox and return it to the ballot box located near your church mailbox by Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

Attention all women of First Reformed Church:  In your mailbox or on our website under the ministries section under the Womens Ministry is a list of committee choices and a brief description that we need volunteers to help with. Please take time to prayerfully consider filling out this form.  Let’s put our gifts and talents in motion.  Please share your time and enjoy the fellowship of serving on a committee.  Please review and select your top three committees. Please return to Nicole Gerleman by November 7, 2021.

 

Projectors: The south projector is broken.  Until it is fixed, please find printed lyrics in the bulletin stand at the south sanctuary entrance.  Thank you for your understanding!

Testimonies needed: Is God nudging you to share your testimony?  We would love to hear your story!  We are looking for people to share their testimony at a night of worship in January.  Please contact Valerie Lenderink for more information: frcmusic@premieronline.net or call or text 314-637-8383.


   COFFEE BREAK: We are still in need of a few more volunteers for coffee break. The signup sheet will be on the common ground/ coffee break welcome center. All cookies and juice are provided, all you have to do is serve it after church. So please consider signing up. Questions let me know. Thanks, Jammie    frchurch@premieronline.net or 712-472-3729

 

Grace Circle will meet Tuesday, October 19th @ 6:30pm at Marlene Mellema’s condo. Lesson 1 of “Calm My Anxious Heart” will be discussed. Copies of the lesson will be available. We are excited to be together again!

We are looking for things to do:  If you are in need of some assistance raking leaves, watering flowers, walking a dog, stuffing envelopes, vacuuming etc…. Please consider the My Day group with Hope Haven. They are looking for things to keep them busy and would love to volunteer their time. Please contact the church office and we will get you in contact with them. 712-472-3729 or frchurch@premieronline.net. Thanks

“Kids Club will be having their annual Fall Fundraiser at the Forster Building on Thursday, October 21.  A pasta to-go supper will be served from 4:30-7:30 with online auction items being displayed from 5-7.  The online auction will be available from 4-9.  The link for the online auction is:  http://kidsclub.betterworld.org/auctions/kids-club-fall-fundraiser “

 

*The October Bridge is now available in the holder next to the mailboxes*

    ~~ 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 

Children’s Bulletins are now available by the regular bulletins each week. The bulletin goes according to the scripture for the week and there will be one for 3+ and one for 7+. 

 

~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 *


Praises to God for…

Praise the lord Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s Son in law) is going back to work with limitations!

Many baptisms & Professions of Faith in recent Sundays, today & soon to come!

October is Pastor appreciation month, Praising God for Pastor Troy!


Please continue to pray for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                               

Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)           

Pam Foster                                                                                            

 Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

 Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)                                           

Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)                                                         

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunts Mom)

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)                                                              

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)                           

Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)


              …. please keep our active-duty military in your prayers

Kyle Dreke (Air Force)- son of Bob & Barb Dreke         

Thomas J. Bouwman (Navy)- son of Tom & Sheryl Bouwman

Ben Ferreira (Air Force)- brother to Sarah Wilson         T

Trey Murray (Navy)- son of Tami Murray

Skylar (Air Force) & Justis (Coast Guard) Ryals- sons of Amy Ryals


The Oaks Club

October 21 @ 2pm

Leaf Peeping & Coffee

Contact Amy Ryals for more information

 

Club 512 Volunteers for 10-20-21

Games: 1st & 2nd Alex Lyman    3rd&4th Ephraim Hoefert         5th&6th   Ethan Hoefert

                             Olivia Lyman                 Dionne Jansma                          Zach Lutmer

                             Kadence Boender          Ashlyn Murray

 

Snacks:   Linda Jansma     Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg, Sara                          Peggy Metzger                                          Hrdlicka &   Amy Sieperda      

                                                                                                                

                                                                            


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 October 17, 2021 at 9:30am

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Prelude: Here I am to Worship

   
Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Praise Service:

Blessed Be your Name

Graves into Gardens

Nothing But the Blood

 

Baptism: Kye Henry Stuerman

Congregational Prayer

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

Message: Worship Prays

Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 9: 1-16, 26-37; Hebrews 4: 14-16

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Sweet hour of Prayer, 433

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Nearer My God to Thee, 393 v. 1

 

 Serving us today 10-17-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICOlivia Lyman / Band

NURSERY- Heather & Shawn Van Wyhe Family

COMMON GROUND- Edie Korthals & Glenda Hellenga

COFFEE BREAK- Randy & Cindy Bosch

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPaul Van Wyhe

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Jen Kock

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Jen Lincecum

SOUND SYSTEM – Keith Van Beek

VIDEO TAPING- Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Lincoln Kock

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


Serving us next week 10-24-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:  Adult Choir

NURSERY- Emma Baker & Brooklyn Krull

COMMON GROUNDJen Lincecum & Rachelle Johnsen

COFFEE BREAK- Evan & Kristi Metzger

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERAnita Dieren

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Matt Kock

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Barb Folkens

SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka

VIDEO TAPING – Ella & Jeff Jager

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jac Van Wyhe

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund

       

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 10-10-21             YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:         $12,279.00                     $290,355.41                         $318,871.79

Benevolent Fund:  $1,775.00                       $153,806.55                        $146,334.30

Building Fund:        $50.00                            $34,490.58                           $67,522.98

     

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance:  95                                  Last Week’s Attendance: 106

Last Year’s Offering: $582.25                             Last Week’s Offering: $93.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 10-17-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 5: The Good Shepherd

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 10-18-21

11:30 Quarterback club

TUESDAY 10-19-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

6:30 Grace Circle (Marlene Mellema’s)

WEDNESDAY 10-20-21:

9-11am MOPS

2:30-5 Club 512

5-6:30pm Midweek Meal: Everyone is invited to attend

Reminder: No JRCYF/SRCYF tonight!

THURSDAY 10-21-21

2pm Oaks Club (Leaf Peeping & Coffee)

FRIDAY 10-22-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 10-23-21

SUNDAY 10-24-21: 

Children & Worship Begins 

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Jesus Calmed a Storm/ Jesus Casts Out a Demon

 

Looking Ahead:

October 26:      Consistory Meeting 

October 31:      5th Sunday Service 7pm

Announcements for 10-17-21

-- We are so grateful to everyone for their prayers, cards, kindnesses, and support for Wayne during his treatment for cancer.   He has completed his chemo and radiation treatments.  This past week he had a follow up appointment with the oncologist.  He received the wonderful news that the Pet Scan was clear.   He will have follow up checkups for the next two years, but everything is looking good now.  We appreciate your continued prayers that he regains his strength and gets relief for the neuropathy in his feet and hands.      ~Wayne and Geneva Grooters

--It is time again for us as a congregation to nominate and choose two new Elders and three new Deacons for the Consistory, the governing body of the church.  While this may be a routine event, it is nevertheless very important to the life and direction of our spiritual family.  Spiritual leadership is very determinative of the health and growth of the church and we encourage all our adult members to give it serious and prayerful consideration.

Please fill out your ballot located in your mailbox and return it to the ballot box located near your church mailbox by Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

Attention all women of First Reformed Church:  In your mailbox or on our website under the ministries section under the Womens Ministry is a list of committee choices and a brief description that we need volunteers to help with. Please take time to prayerfully consider filling out this form.  Let’s put our gifts and talents in motion.  Please share your time and enjoy the fellowship of serving on a committee.  Please review and select your top three committees. Please return to Nicole Gerleman by November 7, 2021.

 

Projectors: The south projector is broken.  Until it is fixed, please find printed lyrics in the bulletin stand at the south sanctuary entrance.  Thank you for your understanding!

Testimonies needed: Is God nudging you to share your testimony?  We would love to hear your story!  We are looking for people to share their testimony at a night of worship in January.  Please contact Valerie Lenderink for more information: frcmusic@premieronline.net or call or text 314-637-8383.


   COFFEE BREAK: We are still in need of a few more volunteers for coffee break. The signup sheet will be on the common ground/ coffee break welcome center. All cookies and juice are provided, all you have to do is serve it after church. So please consider signing up. Questions let me know. Thanks, Jammie    frchurch@premieronline.net or 712-472-3729

 

Grace Circle will meet Tuesday, October 19th @ 6:30pm at Marlene Mellema’s condo. Lesson 1 of “Calm My Anxious Heart” will be discussed. Copies of the lesson will be available. We are excited to be together again!

We are looking for things to do:  If you are in need of some assistance raking leaves, watering flowers, walking a dog, stuffing envelopes, vacuuming etc…. Please consider the My Day group with Hope Haven. They are looking for things to keep them busy and would love to volunteer their time. Please contact the church office and we will get you in contact with them. 712-472-3729 or frchurch@premieronline.net. Thanks

“Kids Club will be having their annual Fall Fundraiser at the Forster Building on Thursday, October 21.  A pasta to-go supper will be served from 4:30-7:30 with online auction items being displayed from 5-7.  The online auction will be available from 4-9.  The link for the online auction is:  http://kidsclub.betterworld.org/auctions/kids-club-fall-fundraiser “

 

*The October Bridge is now available in the holder next to the mailboxes*

    ~~ 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 

Children’s Bulletins are now available by the regular bulletins each week. The bulletin goes according to the scripture for the week and there will be one for 3+ and one for 7+. 

 

~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 *


Praises to God for…

Praise the lord Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s Son in law) is going back to work with limitations!

Many baptisms & Professions of Faith in recent Sundays, today & soon to come!

October is Pastor appreciation month, Praising God for Pastor Troy!


Please continue to pray for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                               

Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)           

Pam Foster                                                                                            

 Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

 Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)                                           

Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)                                                         

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunts Mom)

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)                                                              

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)                           

Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)


              …. please keep our active-duty military in your prayers

Kyle Dreke (Air Force)- son of Bob & Barb Dreke         

Thomas J. Bouwman (Navy)- son of Tom & Sheryl Bouwman

Ben Ferreira (Air Force)- brother to Sarah Wilson         T

Trey Murray (Navy)- son of Tami Murray

Skylar (Air Force) & Justis (Coast Guard) Ryals- sons of Amy Ryals


The Oaks Club

October 21 @ 2pm

Leaf Peeping & Coffee

Contact Amy Ryals for more information

 

Club 512 Volunteers for 10-20-21

Games: 1st & 2nd Alex Lyman    3rd&4th Ephraim Hoefert         5th&6th   Ethan Hoefert

                             Olivia Lyman                 Dionne Jansma                          Zach Lutmer

                             Kadence Boender          Ashlyn Murray

 

Snacks:   Linda Jansma     Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg, Sara                          Peggy Metzger                                          Hrdlicka &   Amy Sieperda      

                                                                                                                

                                                                            


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 October 17, 2021 at 9:30am

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Prelude: Here I am to Worship

   
Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Praise Service:

Blessed Be your Name

Graves into Gardens

Nothing But the Blood

 

Baptism: Kye Henry Stuerman

Congregational Prayer

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

Message: Worship Prays

Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 9: 1-16, 26-37; Hebrews 4: 14-16

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Sweet hour of Prayer, 433

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Nearer My God to Thee, 393 v. 1

 

 Serving us today 10-17-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICOlivia Lyman / Band

NURSERY- Heather & Shawn Van Wyhe Family

COMMON GROUND- Edie Korthals & Glenda Hellenga

COFFEE BREAK- Randy & Cindy Bosch

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPaul Van Wyhe

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Jen Kock

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Jen Lincecum

SOUND SYSTEM – Keith Van Beek

VIDEO TAPING- Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Lincoln Kock

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


Serving us next week 10-24-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:  Adult Choir

NURSERY- Emma Baker & Brooklyn Krull

COMMON GROUNDJen Lincecum & Rachelle Johnsen

COFFEE BREAK- Evan & Kristi Metzger

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERAnita Dieren

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Matt Kock

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Barb Folkens

SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka

VIDEO TAPING – Ella & Jeff Jager

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jac Van Wyhe

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund

       

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 10-10-21             YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:         $12,279.00                     $290,355.41                         $318,871.79

Benevolent Fund:  $1,775.00                       $153,806.55                        $146,334.30

Building Fund:        $50.00                            $34,490.58                           $67,522.98

     

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance:  95                                  Last Week’s Attendance: 106

Last Year’s Offering: $582.25                             Last Week’s Offering: $93.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 10-17-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 5: The Good Shepherd

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 10-18-21

11:30 Quarterback club

TUESDAY 10-19-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

6:30 Grace Circle (Marlene Mellema’s)

WEDNESDAY 10-20-21:

9-11am MOPS

2:30-5 Club 512

5-6:30pm Midweek Meal: Everyone is invited to attend

Reminder: No JRCYF/SRCYF tonight!

THURSDAY 10-21-21

2pm Oaks Club (Leaf Peeping & Coffee)

FRIDAY 10-22-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 10-23-21

SUNDAY 10-24-21: 

Children & Worship Begins 

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Jesus Calmed a Storm/ Jesus Casts Out a Demon

 

Looking Ahead:

October 26:      Consistory Meeting 

October 31:      5th Sunday Service 7pm

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