Announcements & Bulletin for 11-14-21

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11/11/2021

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Announcements for 11-14-21

The following have been nominated for the positions of Elder and Deacon for 2022: Elder nominees: Dave Hulstein, Shari Kastein, Dan Kruse and Rodney Vanden Top. Deacon nominees: Lance Iwen, Lonn Kellenberger, Mike Klarenbeek, Dan Moser, Jerry Mulder, Dan Van Beek, Rob Van Hofwegen, and Shawn Van Wyhe. If anyone has evidence of any Biblical grounds any of these persons should not be on Consistory please inform one of the Elders.

MAILBOX ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We have reorganized mailboxes.  We strive to do this 2x a year.  Please make sure you have your correct mailbox when taking mail.    Also, if you need a mailbox please let the Church office know.  frchurch@premieronline.net

*Parents: We use the Flocknote system regularly to communicate with you about our programs at church. We have created parent groups for Children & Worship, Sunday School, and Club 512 based on the registration sheets filled out in August. If you are not receiving communication, please take a moment to fill out a registration sheet so we can increase our communication and also have contact information should we need to reach you during our activities/events. Thanks!

 Happy Thanksgiving: There will be a FREE community Thanksgiving dinner served for anyone who would like a traditional meal, but has nowhere to go or no one to share it with. Please join us at the First Reformed Church on: Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021 at noon. Call for a reservation by Nov. 21st. You can call the Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce at 472-3456 or First Reformed Church office at 472-3729 or sign up in the gathering space. If you need a ride, please provide your address and phone number, so someone can pick you up. Home delivery is also available. *We are also in need of volunteers that day to drive, deliver and serve as well as set up and clean up. Pies and salads as well as coolers to transport meals are also needed. ~ Thank you

*Attention all coffee/ hot chocolate drinkers: Due to a shortage in supplies we are very short on the 12oz coffee cups with lids. We are asking if you could help us out by bringing your own reusable cups to church for coffee and hot chocolate until we replenish our supply and we would be happy to fill them here. Thanks for understanding! 

*Christina Vonk is celebrating her 90th birthday on November 27.  The family is requesting a card shower for her in celebration of this milestone.  Cards can be sent to 1510 S. Carroll St. #121, Rock Rapids, IA  51246

*Grace Circle will meet Tuesday, November 16 @ Sarah Swartz @ 6:30. Our study books "Calm My Anxious Heart" will be available to purchase. We are excited for a great year together! 

~We are looking for volunteers to make prayer shawls.  We would like to donate several shawls to the “Game Plan for Hope” Ministry. Please contact Barb Folkens (712-470-5948) for more information and yarn.  Thank you in advance for blessing families.

REGISTER FOR A HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the American Reformed Church in Luverne, Minnesota. TEC is an interdenominational three day, Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is November 19-21, 2021. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.


Birthday Calendars:  The Bell Choir will be selling Birthday/Anniversary Calendars for 2022. They are $5.00 each with all proceeds going to The General Fund.  To order your copy contact Sharon Tilstra at 472-2390, Mary Hoogers at 472-3097, the church office at 472-3729 or leave a note in Sharon and/or Mary’s church mailbox. The deadline to order is Dec 5. Calendars will be ready by January 1. Thank you in advance for your support.

*The November 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*                                                                                                       

Our deepest sympathies to the Dreke family for the loss of Kyle Dreke.


Please continue to pray for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)        

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                              

Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Kathy Van Olst                                                                                        

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)

Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)                                   

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)    

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

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)                                                    

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                                

JoAnn Douglas


The OAKS CLUB (widows & widowers) will be meeting on November 18th here at church

2pm for pumpkin craft (please sign up with Amy R.) 3pm for coffee & conversation with Pastor Troy

Surviving the Holidays ( Grief Share)

                           Anyone is welcome to join is on November 15 @ 6:30pm

                                    (Please see Amy Ryals for more information)

     

 **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 11-17-21

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: Jill Jansma, Kellie Menning, Kay Wynia           

               Peggy Metzger                                           Barb Dreke, Heather Van Wyhe                                   

                                                                            

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 14, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Beautiful

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Praise Service:

Days of Elijah

Our God

No Longer Slaves

 

Congregational Prayer

Bellettes: How Majestic is Your Name

(Parents may escort 4 & 5 yr. olds to gathering space for Children & Worship)

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: Proclaim Jesus

Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-12

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Doxology

 (5th grade and below may exit for Sunday School)


Serving us today 11-14-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICHandbells

NURSERY- Anna Van Aartsen & Anna Warntjes

COMMON GROUND- Girls League

COFFEE BREAK- Girls League

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJohn Metzger 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Sara Groen   Greeter: Taylor Rypkema

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Dwayne Postma

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Bob & Karen Reemts

SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren

VIDEO TAPING- Justin Groen

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Kadence Boender

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jody VandeWeerd

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


 Serving us next week 11-21-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC-  

NURSERY- Brittany & Maddie VandeWeerd

COMMON GROUNDCurt & Sandi Wynia

COFFEE BREAK- Pytleski Family

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERSharon Postma/ 5th Graders

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jess Drewes  Greeter: Mali Kellenberger

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Bob Tilstra

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Sharon Postma

SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka

VIDEO TAPING – Matt Kock 

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Brett Dieren

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kathy Moser

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


DEACONS

Jerry Pytleski, Chairman-2020

Bryce Hunt, Clerk-2021

Brad Baker, General-2020

Curt Dieren, Building-2021 

Tait Anderson, Benev.-2020 

Steve Harman-2019

Jeff Jager-2021

Dale Jansma-2019

Mike Pulscher-2019


 
ELDERS
John Metzger, VP-2021
Matt Kock, Clerk-2019
Greg DeJong-2020
JD Hommes-2020
Nate Schulte-2021
Bob Tilstra-2019
  

   

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-7-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $2,515.00                        $313,604.94                       $349,240.47

Benevolent Fund:  $16,662.51                     $174,798.64                       $160,270.90

Building Fund:        $0                                     $46,357.85                           $73,953.74

                  

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 105                                  Last Week’s Attendance: 103

Last Year’s Offering: $88.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $98.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-14-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Jesus Showed His Glory

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-15-21

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week 1-3pm today (See the Bridge newsletter for times)

6:30pm Surviving the Holidays (Grief Share) @FRC

TUESDAY 11-16-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

6:30 Grace Circle

WEDNESDAY 11-17-21:

9-11 MOPS

2:30-5 Club 512/ Midweek Meal immediately to follow from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome to eat!

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

8pm Sr. RCYF

THURSDAY 11-18-21

FRIDAY 11-19-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-20-21

SUNDAY 11-21-21:  

Operation Christmas Child shoebox dedication Sunday

Congregational Meeting during worship

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Kingdom Parables

 

Looking Ahead:

November 24:  No regular Midweek activities today!

November 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service 6:30pm 

Announcements for 11-14-21

The following have been nominated for the positions of Elder and Deacon for 2022: Elder nominees: Dave Hulstein, Shari Kastein, Dan Kruse and Rodney Vanden Top. Deacon nominees: Lance Iwen, Lonn Kellenberger, Mike Klarenbeek, Dan Moser, Jerry Mulder, Dan Van Beek, Rob Van Hofwegen, and Shawn Van Wyhe. If anyone has evidence of any Biblical grounds any of these persons should not be on Consistory please inform one of the Elders.

MAILBOX ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We have reorganized mailboxes.  We strive to do this 2x a year.  Please make sure you have your correct mailbox when taking mail.    Also, if you need a mailbox please let the Church office know.  frchurch@premieronline.net

*Parents: We use the Flocknote system regularly to communicate with you about our programs at church. We have created parent groups for Children & Worship, Sunday School, and Club 512 based on the registration sheets filled out in August. If you are not receiving communication, please take a moment to fill out a registration sheet so we can increase our communication and also have contact information should we need to reach you during our activities/events. Thanks!

 Happy Thanksgiving: There will be a FREE community Thanksgiving dinner served for anyone who would like a traditional meal, but has nowhere to go or no one to share it with. Please join us at the First Reformed Church on: Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021 at noon. Call for a reservation by Nov. 21st. You can call the Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce at 472-3456 or First Reformed Church office at 472-3729 or sign up in the gathering space. If you need a ride, please provide your address and phone number, so someone can pick you up. Home delivery is also available. *We are also in need of volunteers that day to drive, deliver and serve as well as set up and clean up. Pies and salads as well as coolers to transport meals are also needed. ~ Thank you

*Attention all coffee/ hot chocolate drinkers: Due to a shortage in supplies we are very short on the 12oz coffee cups with lids. We are asking if you could help us out by bringing your own reusable cups to church for coffee and hot chocolate until we replenish our supply and we would be happy to fill them here. Thanks for understanding! 

*Christina Vonk is celebrating her 90th birthday on November 27.  The family is requesting a card shower for her in celebration of this milestone.  Cards can be sent to 1510 S. Carroll St. #121, Rock Rapids, IA  51246

*Grace Circle will meet Tuesday, November 16 @ Sarah Swartz @ 6:30. Our study books "Calm My Anxious Heart" will be available to purchase. We are excited for a great year together! 

~We are looking for volunteers to make prayer shawls.  We would like to donate several shawls to the “Game Plan for Hope” Ministry. Please contact Barb Folkens (712-470-5948) for more information and yarn.  Thank you in advance for blessing families.

REGISTER FOR A HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the American Reformed Church in Luverne, Minnesota. TEC is an interdenominational three day, Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is November 19-21, 2021. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.


Birthday Calendars:  The Bell Choir will be selling Birthday/Anniversary Calendars for 2022. They are $5.00 each with all proceeds going to The General Fund.  To order your copy contact Sharon Tilstra at 472-2390, Mary Hoogers at 472-3097, the church office at 472-3729 or leave a note in Sharon and/or Mary’s church mailbox. The deadline to order is Dec 5. Calendars will be ready by January 1. Thank you in advance for your support.

*The November 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*                                                                                                       

Our deepest sympathies to the Dreke family for the loss of Kyle Dreke.


Please continue to pray for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)        

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                              

Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Kathy Van Olst                                                                                        

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)

Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)                                   

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)    

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

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)                                                    

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                                

JoAnn Douglas


The OAKS CLUB (widows & widowers) will be meeting on November 18th here at church

2pm for pumpkin craft (please sign up with Amy R.) 3pm for coffee & conversation with Pastor Troy

Surviving the Holidays ( Grief Share)

                           Anyone is welcome to join is on November 15 @ 6:30pm

                                    (Please see Amy Ryals for more information)

     

 **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 11-17-21

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: Jill Jansma, Kellie Menning, Kay Wynia           

               Peggy Metzger                                           Barb Dreke, Heather Van Wyhe                                   

                                                                            

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 14, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Beautiful

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Praise Service:

Days of Elijah

Our God

No Longer Slaves

 

Congregational Prayer

Bellettes: How Majestic is Your Name

(Parents may escort 4 & 5 yr. olds to gathering space for Children & Worship)

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: Proclaim Jesus

Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-12

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Doxology

 (5th grade and below may exit for Sunday School)


Serving us today 11-14-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICHandbells

NURSERY- Anna Van Aartsen & Anna Warntjes

COMMON GROUND- Girls League

COFFEE BREAK- Girls League

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJohn Metzger 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Sara Groen   Greeter: Taylor Rypkema

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Dwayne Postma

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Bob & Karen Reemts

SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren

VIDEO TAPING- Justin Groen

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Kadence Boender

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jody VandeWeerd

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


 Serving us next week 11-21-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC-  

NURSERY- Brittany & Maddie VandeWeerd

COMMON GROUNDCurt & Sandi Wynia

COFFEE BREAK- Pytleski Family

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERSharon Postma/ 5th Graders

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jess Drewes  Greeter: Mali Kellenberger

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Bob Tilstra

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Sharon Postma

SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka

VIDEO TAPING – Matt Kock 

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Brett Dieren

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kathy Moser

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


DEACONS

Jerry Pytleski, Chairman-2020

Bryce Hunt, Clerk-2021

Brad Baker, General-2020

Curt Dieren, Building-2021 

Tait Anderson, Benev.-2020 

Steve Harman-2019

Jeff Jager-2021

Dale Jansma-2019

Mike Pulscher-2019


 
ELDERS
John Metzger, VP-2021
Matt Kock, Clerk-2019
Greg DeJong-2020
JD Hommes-2020
Nate Schulte-2021
Bob Tilstra-2019
  

   

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-7-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $2,515.00                        $313,604.94                       $349,240.47

Benevolent Fund:  $16,662.51                     $174,798.64                       $160,270.90

Building Fund:        $0                                     $46,357.85                           $73,953.74

                  

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 105                                  Last Week’s Attendance: 103

Last Year’s Offering: $88.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $98.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-14-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Jesus Showed His Glory

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-15-21

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week 1-3pm today (See the Bridge newsletter for times)

6:30pm Surviving the Holidays (Grief Share) @FRC

TUESDAY 11-16-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

6:30 Grace Circle

WEDNESDAY 11-17-21:

9-11 MOPS

2:30-5 Club 512/ Midweek Meal immediately to follow from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome to eat!

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

8pm Sr. RCYF

THURSDAY 11-18-21

FRIDAY 11-19-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-20-21

SUNDAY 11-21-21:  

Operation Christmas Child shoebox dedication Sunday

Congregational Meeting during worship

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Kingdom Parables

 

Looking Ahead:

November 24:  No regular Midweek activities today!

November 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service 6:30pm 

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