Announcements & Bulletin for 11-28-21

Services

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by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/24/2021

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 Announcements for 11-28-21 

~Our annual congregational meeting was held during the worship service last Sunday, November 21st. Elected to the office of Elder were: Shari Kastein and Dan Kruse. Elected to the office of Deacon were: Mike Klarenbeek, Lonn Kellenberger and Lance Iwen.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year – whether by packing a box, donating to our packing party, or by praying. As a church, we far exceeded our previous best by packing a total of 212 boxes! As a drop-off location, we also received a record number of shoebox gifts – a total of 967! Praise the Lord! Our boxes are now in Denver where they are being processed and prepared to ship to their final destination. Please continue to pray for each of the children who will receive a shoebox gift – that their hearts will be open and ready to hear the Good News and that they learn how to share Jesus’ love with those around them. We look forward to another packing season in 2022! Merry Christmas!

~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.


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*                                                                                                       

 Our condolences to …
  • Mary Hoogers & family for the loss of her sister, Marti Leonard
  • Chelsea Hunt & family for the loss of her mother, Tina Carenza
  • The family of Henry Zoet, who passed away this week


Curt Wynia & family would like to thank you all for your prayers & cards!  He received a cancer free report and proclaims that “God has been so good!”

     

Please PRAY for:           

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)

Jean Wallenburg (Stacey Dieren’s mom) Hospice                            

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                             

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)

Lisa Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s daughter)                          

                                                                                                

The Oaks’ Club Christmas Party

(widows & widowers)

December 16th @ 2pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

 **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 12-1-21

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

                               Olivia Lyman                    Ashlyn Murray                          Zach Lutmer

                               Kadence Boender          Ephraim Hoefert

 

Snacks:  Doris Schneiderman        Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,                   Peggy Metzger                   Karol Hanson, Sara Hrdlicka & Amy Sieperda

 


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 28, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Hymn: Angels from the Realm of Glory, #131, v. 1, 2

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Hymn: O’ Little Town of Bethlehem # 141, v. 1-4

Congregational Prayer

Adult Choir

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Childrens Message

(4 & 5 yr. olds are dismissed for Children & Worship)

Sermon: Active Waiting

Scripture Reading: Luke 12: 35-40

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Day by Day, #56. v. 1, 2, 3

Benediction

Sending Chorus: God Be with You #602. v. 1

 (5th grade and below are dismissed for Sunday School)

 

 Serving us today 11-28-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICAdult Choir

NURSERY- Wendy & Caitlin Huisman

COMMON GROUND- Dave & Dayna Altman

COFFEE BREAK- Ken & ReNae Leuthold

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJen Kock 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Taylor Bosch  Greeter: Kay & Melanie Wynia

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Nate Schulte

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Wendy Huisman

SOUND SYSTEM –Dustin Bosch

VIDEO TAPING- Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Kadence Boender

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


Serving us next week 12-5-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir

NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager

COMMON GROUNDDeb Hunt

COFFEE BREAK- Kyle & Emily Grooters

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERSusan Van Wyhe

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Heather Springer  Greeter: Anika Springer

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Janine DeBruin

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Mary Hoogers

SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock

VIDEO TAPING – Randy Bosch

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jamie VandeWeerd

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-21-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $16,425.67                      $345,447.36                       $364,424.81

Benevolent Fund:  $7,175.00                       $182,313.64                        $167,239.20

Building Fund:        $2,240.00                       $64,311.61                          $77,169.12

 

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 71                                      Last Week’s Attendance: 102

Last Year’s Offering: $66.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $114.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-28-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 2: Three Parables

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-29-21

TUESDAY 11-30-21:

WEDNESDAY 12-1-21:

9-11am MOPS 

2:30-5pm Club 512/ Midweek Meal to follow from 5-6:30pm

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

8pm Sr. RCYF

THURSDAY 12-2-21

FRIDAY 12-3-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 12-4-21

SUNDAY 12-5-21:  

4pm Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

 

Looking Ahead:

December 19: Christmas Cantata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30 

 Announcements for 11-28-21 

~Our annual congregational meeting was held during the worship service last Sunday, November 21st. Elected to the office of Elder were: Shari Kastein and Dan Kruse. Elected to the office of Deacon were: Mike Klarenbeek, Lonn Kellenberger and Lance Iwen.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year – whether by packing a box, donating to our packing party, or by praying. As a church, we far exceeded our previous best by packing a total of 212 boxes! As a drop-off location, we also received a record number of shoebox gifts – a total of 967! Praise the Lord! Our boxes are now in Denver where they are being processed and prepared to ship to their final destination. Please continue to pray for each of the children who will receive a shoebox gift – that their hearts will be open and ready to hear the Good News and that they learn how to share Jesus’ love with those around them. We look forward to another packing season in 2022! Merry Christmas!

~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.


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*                                                                                                       

 Our condolences to …
  • Mary Hoogers & family for the loss of her sister, Marti Leonard
  • Chelsea Hunt & family for the loss of her mother, Tina Carenza
  • The family of Henry Zoet, who passed away this week


Curt Wynia & family would like to thank you all for your prayers & cards!  He received a cancer free report and proclaims that “God has been so good!”

     

Please PRAY for:           

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)

Jean Wallenburg (Stacey Dieren’s mom) Hospice                            

Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)                             

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)

Lisa Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s daughter)                          

                                                                                                

The Oaks’ Club Christmas Party

(widows & widowers)

December 16th @ 2pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

 **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 12-1-21

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

                               Olivia Lyman                    Ashlyn Murray                          Zach Lutmer

                               Kadence Boender          Ephraim Hoefert

 

Snacks:  Doris Schneiderman        Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,                   Peggy Metzger                   Karol Hanson, Sara Hrdlicka & Amy Sieperda

 


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 28, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Hymn: Angels from the Realm of Glory, #131, v. 1, 2

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Hymn: O’ Little Town of Bethlehem # 141, v. 1-4

Congregational Prayer

Adult Choir

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Childrens Message

(4 & 5 yr. olds are dismissed for Children & Worship)

Sermon: Active Waiting

Scripture Reading: Luke 12: 35-40

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Day by Day, #56. v. 1, 2, 3

Benediction

Sending Chorus: God Be with You #602. v. 1

 (5th grade and below are dismissed for Sunday School)

 

 Serving us today 11-28-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICAdult Choir

NURSERY- Wendy & Caitlin Huisman

COMMON GROUND- Dave & Dayna Altman

COFFEE BREAK- Ken & ReNae Leuthold

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERJen Kock 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Taylor Bosch  Greeter: Kay & Melanie Wynia

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Nate Schulte

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Wendy Huisman

SOUND SYSTEM –Dustin Bosch

VIDEO TAPING- Dave Hulstein

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Kadence Boender

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


Serving us next week 12-5-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Cherub Choir

NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager

COMMON GROUNDDeb Hunt

COFFEE BREAK- Kyle & Emily Grooters

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERSusan Van Wyhe

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Heather Springer  Greeter: Anika Springer

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Janine DeBruin

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Mary Hoogers

SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock

VIDEO TAPING – Randy Bosch

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jamie VandeWeerd

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund


FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-21-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:        $16,425.67                      $345,447.36                       $364,424.81

Benevolent Fund:  $7,175.00                       $182,313.64                        $167,239.20

Building Fund:        $2,240.00                       $64,311.61                          $77,169.12

 

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 71                                      Last Week’s Attendance: 102

Last Year’s Offering: $66.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $114.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-28-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 2: Three Parables

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-29-21

TUESDAY 11-30-21:

WEDNESDAY 12-1-21:

9-11am MOPS 

2:30-5pm Club 512/ Midweek Meal to follow from 5-6:30pm

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

8pm Sr. RCYF

THURSDAY 12-2-21

FRIDAY 12-3-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 12-4-21

SUNDAY 12-5-21:  

4pm Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

 

Looking Ahead:

December 19: Christmas Cantata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30 

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