Announcements & Bulletin for 11-21-21

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by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/18/2021

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Announcements for 11-21-21

*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!

 **Please join us for Thanksgiving Eve Service this Wednesday the 24th of November. Services start at 6:30 here at First Reformed Church.

**Pies and salads as well as coolers to transport meals are needed for our Community Thanksgiving Meal 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.~ 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! 

~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.

**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


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.

**Frontier Bank will be offering donation checks at their annual Community Appreciation Days. Everyone is welcome to stop by and pick up a $5.00 donation check to be written to the church or charity of choice. Community Appreciation Days: George Branch: Dec. 2nd, Little Rock Branch Dec. 3rd and Rock Rapids Branch Dec. 10th

               JUSTICE FOR ALL is excited to announce dates for upcoming 2022 Service and Learning Opportunities!  Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips.  The trips are designed to be an opportunity to use our hands and feet to bless others through work projects and a camp. In addition, participants learn and experience a different culture than their own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities.  

The sites/dates:

Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX – Jan 21-28

JVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS – Feb 5-11

Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson MS – Feb 12-18

Grace Covenant Ministries, Annville, KY – Mar 5-11 

Grace Reigns, Hildale UT – Mar 25-Apr 1

ARISE! Ukraine – June 13-27 .   

There may be flyers with more information about each project in your church information area, if not, email nickl@jfa-nwiowa.org  and he will get one to you.   If you would like to sign up or want more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Nick LeLoux at JFA (712-476-2804,  nickl@jfa-nwiowa.org.)  

 

*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*                       

 

 **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 *

 

…for abundant blessings this Thanksgiving season

 





Please PRAY for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

Marti Leonard (Mary Hoogers’ sister)          

JoAnn Douglas                                                                                        

 Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                              

Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Kathy Van Olst                                                                                        

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)

Doris Calkins                                                                                             

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)    

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

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)                                                             

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                               

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

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom is currently on in-home hospice)


Club 512 Volunteers for 11-24-21

Games: 1st & 2nd                                   3rd&4th                                          5th&6th   

 

Snacks:                                                     Meal Helpers:

                

           *No Midweek activities this week, see you again on the 1st of December*          

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 21, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Joy

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Jesus Loves the Little Children #580

Operation Christmas Child Dedication

Praise service:

Good God Almighty

Glorious Day

 

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Prayer: 5th Grade Sunday School Class

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

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: Serving the Church and Community

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: What a Beautiful Name

Benediction

Sending Chorus: They will Know We are Christians by Our Name #284, vs. 2

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

 

Serving us today 11-21-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICBand

NURSERY- Brittany & Maddie Vande Weerd

COMMON GROUND- Curt & 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


 Serving us next week 11-28-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Adult Choir

NURSERY- Wendy & Caitlin Huisman

COMMON GROUNDDave & Dayna Altman

COFFEE BREAK- Ken & ReNae Leuthold

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJen Kock

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Danielle Kruger  Greeter: Kay & Melanie Wynia

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Nate Schulte

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Wendy Huisman

SOUND SYSTEM – Dustin Bosch

VIDEO TAPING – Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Tanner Lincecum

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund              


FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-14-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $15,416.75                      $329,021.69                       $356,832.64

Benevolent Fund:  $340.00                        $175,138.64                       $163,755.05

Building Fund:        $15,713.76                     $62,071.61                          $75,561.43

 

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 76                                    Last Week’s Attendance: 107

Last Year’s Offering: $118.00                                Last Week’s Offering: $67.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-21-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Kingdom Parables

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-22-21

Last day to drop off OCC boxes from 9-11am

TUESDAY 11-23-21:

WEDNESDAY 11-24-21:

No Midweek Activities 

6:30 Thanksgiving Eve Service

THURSDAY 11-25-21

FRIDAY 11-26-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-27-21

SUNDAY 11-28-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 2: Three Parables

 

Looking Ahead:

December 5: Childrens Christmas Program 4pm

December 19: Christmas Contata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30 

Announcements for 11-21-21

*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!

 **Please join us for Thanksgiving Eve Service this Wednesday the 24th of November. Services start at 6:30 here at First Reformed Church.

**Pies and salads as well as coolers to transport meals are needed for our Community Thanksgiving Meal 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.~ 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! 

~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.

**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


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.

**Frontier Bank will be offering donation checks at their annual Community Appreciation Days. Everyone is welcome to stop by and pick up a $5.00 donation check to be written to the church or charity of choice. Community Appreciation Days: George Branch: Dec. 2nd, Little Rock Branch Dec. 3rd and Rock Rapids Branch Dec. 10th

               JUSTICE FOR ALL is excited to announce dates for upcoming 2022 Service and Learning Opportunities!  Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips.  The trips are designed to be an opportunity to use our hands and feet to bless others through work projects and a camp. In addition, participants learn and experience a different culture than their own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities.  

The sites/dates:

Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX – Jan 21-28

JVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS – Feb 5-11

Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson MS – Feb 12-18

Grace Covenant Ministries, Annville, KY – Mar 5-11 

Grace Reigns, Hildale UT – Mar 25-Apr 1

ARISE! Ukraine – June 13-27 .   

There may be flyers with more information about each project in your church information area, if not, email nickl@jfa-nwiowa.org  and he will get one to you.   If you would like to sign up or want more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Nick LeLoux at JFA (712-476-2804,  nickl@jfa-nwiowa.org.)  

 

*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*                       

 

 **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 *

 

…for abundant blessings this Thanksgiving season

 





Please PRAY for: 

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

Marti Leonard (Mary Hoogers’ sister)          

JoAnn Douglas                                                                                        

 Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                              

Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Kathy Van Olst                                                                                        

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)

Doris Calkins                                                                                             

Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)    

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

Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)                                                             

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                               

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

Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom is currently on in-home hospice)


Club 512 Volunteers for 11-24-21

Games: 1st & 2nd                                   3rd&4th                                          5th&6th   

 

Snacks:                                                     Meal Helpers:

                

           *No Midweek activities this week, see you again on the 1st of December*          

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 21, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Joy

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Jesus Loves the Little Children #580

Operation Christmas Child Dedication

Praise service:

Good God Almighty

Glorious Day

 

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Prayer: 5th Grade Sunday School Class

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

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: Serving the Church and Community

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: What a Beautiful Name

Benediction

Sending Chorus: They will Know We are Christians by Our Name #284, vs. 2

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

 

Serving us today 11-21-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICBand

NURSERY- Brittany & Maddie Vande Weerd

COMMON GROUND- Curt & 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


 Serving us next week 11-28-21

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Adult Choir

NURSERY- Wendy & Caitlin Huisman

COMMON GROUNDDave & Dayna Altman

COFFEE BREAK- Ken & ReNae Leuthold

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJen Kock

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Danielle Kruger  Greeter: Kay & Melanie Wynia

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Nate Schulte

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Wendy Huisman

SOUND SYSTEM – Dustin Bosch

VIDEO TAPING – Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Tanner Lincecum

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund              


FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-14-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $15,416.75                      $329,021.69                       $356,832.64

Benevolent Fund:  $340.00                        $175,138.64                       $163,755.05

Building Fund:        $15,713.76                     $62,071.61                          $75,561.43

 

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 76                                    Last Week’s Attendance: 107

Last Year’s Offering: $118.00                                Last Week’s Offering: $67.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-21-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 1: Kingdom Parables

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-22-21

Last day to drop off OCC boxes from 9-11am

TUESDAY 11-23-21:

WEDNESDAY 11-24-21:

No Midweek Activities 

6:30 Thanksgiving Eve Service

THURSDAY 11-25-21

FRIDAY 11-26-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-27-21

SUNDAY 11-28-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 2: Three Parables

 

Looking Ahead:

December 5: Childrens Christmas Program 4pm

December 19: Christmas Contata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30 

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