by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 10-3-21
Thank you: "We would like to thank you for all your prayers and support for my mom, Lora Puttmann. We are rejoicing that her cancer is now in remission and she is recovering well from her surgery and treatment. We are so thankful for such a strong church community! Jordan & Kellie Menning family"
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-472-3729
*Girls League will be selling individually wrapped cinnamon rolls and serving coffee on Sunday the 10th of October at common ground and coffee break!*
**We will begin an Adult Sunday School Class today October 3.
Art of Parenting will run for 8 weeks. Paul and Susan VanWyhe will lead this class as we study “aiming your child’s heart toward God”.
** Library News from the Librarians: We have added some very intriguing, interesting, and entertaining books and moves for young and old. Come check out the library. We have noticed that some items are being taken without being checked out. Please fill the card out in the front of the book, or the back of the movie and leave the card in the designated box. Also, the following books and movies have not been returned for a long time. Please check your home to see if you have them. Movies: The Princess and the Popstar, Puppies & Guppies, Abe & the Amazing Promise, God Made You Special. Books: Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook, Forest Friends Help Each Other, October Baby, When We Were Young, The Hole In our Gospel, Evidence Not Seen, and Evolution Exposed.
**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!
**Thank you: to everyone who donated their gently used Christian Literature in the past weeks. Most of the donations were Bibles, Bible Study books, daily devotionals, books and Sunday School materials. 39 boxes of material were taken to the drop off site at the Sioux Center First Reformed Church. All of the material collected in Sioux Center was taken to the International Christian Literature Distributors in Minneapolis over the Labor Day weekend. ICLD, which is run completely by volunteers, will send our donations throughout the world to spread God’s word. There is a collection box under the south coat rack for any donations you may have during the year. We encourage you to drop off your old “Words of Hope” in the box when you receive a new one. The list of items that can be used is posted above the box.
*Also due to the lack of staff. The International Christian Literature distributers will not be accepting any more donations for the next year for sure. See the October Bridge for more information. Thank you for all your donations over the past years!
We are looking for things to do: If you are in need of some assistance raking leaves, watering flowers, walking a dog, stuffing envelopes, vaccuuming 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 email@example.com. Thanks
Thank you, God, for our new Care Elders!
Rich & Denise Roskam
Richard & Margie Reitsma
Please continue to pray for:
Scott Van Aartsen
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
*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 *
Club 512 Volunteers for 10-6-21
Games: 1st & 2nd Alex Lyman 3rd&4th Emma Baker 5th&6th Ethan Hoefert
Olivia Lyman Ephraim Hoefert Zac Lutmer
Kadence Boender Ashlyn Murray
Snacks: Doris Schneiderman Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Linda DeBoer Klinkenborg, Sara Hrdlicka
Denise Roskam & Heather Van Wyhe
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
October 3, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: Graves into Gardens
Ministry of Music: Cherub Choir
It is Well
Professions of Faith
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Message: Sealing the Covenant: Worship Affirms
Scripture Reading: Exodus 24 & 1 Corinthians 11: 17-33
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision vs. 1-3
Sending Chorus: Be Thou My Vision, verse 4
Serving us today 10-3-21
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir
NURSERY- Garrett Hoefert Family
COMMON GROUND- Craig & Kay Wynia
COFFEE BREAK- Fred & Sharon Tilstra
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- John Metzger
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Lisa Vande Stowe
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Rachelle Johnsen
SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock
VIDEO TAPING- Randy Bosch
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Jamie VandeWeerd
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jody VandeWeerd
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
Serving us Next Week 10-10-21
MINISTRY OF MUSIC: Handbells
NURSERY- Jamie VandeWeerd
COMMON GROUND- Girls League
COFFEE BREAK- Girls League
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Jen Kock
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Jen Kock
SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Heather Springer
SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren
VIDEO TAPING – Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Olivia Lyman
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kathy Moser
*THE LOOSE OFFERING –General Fund
Last Year’s Attendance: 85 Last Week’s Attendance: 104
Last Year’s Offering: $88.25 Last Week’s Offering: $70.00
Sunday School Lesson: Session 3; Jesus Taught about Prayer
10:30 Parent Class
11:30 Quarterback club
2:15 Staff Mtg.
2:30-5 Club 512
5-6:30pm Midweek Meal: Everyone is invited to attend
8am Men’s Bible Study
Children in worship begins
Sunday School Lesson: Session 4; Jesus Taught about Possessions/ Jesus Teaches about Treasures
October 13: Girls League/ Guys Night Begins
October 26: Consistory Meeting