Announcements & Bulletin for 11-7-21

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by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/04/2021

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 Announcements for 11-7-21

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

 **Our annual Operation Christmas Child packing party is drawing near!  We are still in need of:

           *Shoebox Items – the items needed are highlighted in yellow on the supply list.

                *Volunteers – please sign up on the OCC list in the gathering space.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated and has signed up to serve. We look forward to another great night of fellowship and mission.

*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 aw 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! 

~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.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES:

  1. If you have a college student that you want to receive a care package from FRC, please sign up in the gather space or email Cheryl Van Beek. (frccheryl@premieronline.net) Deadline to sign up is Nov 14.
  2. If you would like to help prepare care packages, donates supplies or help cover shipping costs, please email or call Cheryl Van Beek. (frccheryl@premieronline.net or 712-470-0278)

 

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.

 

*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 *


Please continue to pray for: 

Neil Schwartze                                                                                        

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)        

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

 Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                            

 Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

 Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’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)                                                    

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents) 

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)


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.  Anyone is welcome 


Club 512 Volunteers for 11-10-21

Games: 1st & 2nd Alex Lyman   3rd&4th Aston Van Beek          5th&6th   Gable Van Beek

                             Olivia Lyman                           Gabe Schulte                  Rex Van Wyhe

                             Kadence Boender                 Ashlyn Murray

 

Snacks:  Doris Schneiderman     Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,                       Linda DeBoer                                 Sara Hrdlicka,  Jen Lincecum & Kay Wynia                                      

                                                                            


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 7, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Good God Almighty

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Opening Hymn: I love to tell the Story #297

Cherub Choir

Praise Service:

Raise a Hallelujah

Mighty to Save

Who You Say I Am 

Congregational Prayer

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

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: The Sower

Scripture Reading: Mark 4: 1-20

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: How Great Thou Art, #4 v. 1, 3, 4

Benediction

Sending Chorus: To God be the Glory, # 66 v. 1

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

*Serving us this week 11-7-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICCherub Choir

NURSERY- Jen & Ellie Hoefert

COMMON GROUND- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

COFFEE BREAK- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPastor Troy 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Rochelle Ebel   Greeter: Jayda Pytleski

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Joel Vis

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Linda DeBoer

SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock

VIDEO TAPING- Randy Bosch

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Jaina Groen

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Nikki Van Beek

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


Serving us next week 11-14-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:  Handbells

NURSERY- Anna Van Aartsen & Anna Warntjes

COMMON GROUNDGlenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

COFFEE BREAK- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

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 – Benevolent Fund

         

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 10-31-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:         $7,274.00                        $311,089.94                       $341,648.30

Benevolent Fund:  $625.00                          $158,136.13                        $156,786.75

Building Fund:        $5,520.00                       $46,357.85                           $72,346.05

          

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 0                                       Last Week’s Attendance: 94

Last Year’s Offering: $0                                          Last Week’s Offering: $134.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-7-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus Walked on Water

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-8-21

11:30 Quarterback club

TUESDAY 11-9-21:

WEDNESDAY 11-10-21:

9:30am Joy Circle

2:30-5 Club 512

5pm OCC Packing party/ Midweek Meal: Everyone is invited to attend

6:30pm Jr.RCYF

6:30pm Girls League 

8pm Guys Night

THURSDAY 11-11-21

7pm Peace Circle

FRIDAY 11-12-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-13-21

SUNDAY 11-14-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Jesus Showed His Glory/ Jesus is Transfigured 

 

Looking Ahead:

November 15-22:  Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week

November 15:  Surviving the Holidays (Grief Share) 6:30pm @FRC

November 21:  Congregational Meeting (during worship)

November 24:  No regular Midweek activities today!

 Announcements for 11-7-21

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

 **Our annual Operation Christmas Child packing party is drawing near!  We are still in need of:

           *Shoebox Items – the items needed are highlighted in yellow on the supply list.

                *Volunteers – please sign up on the OCC list in the gathering space.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated and has signed up to serve. We look forward to another great night of fellowship and mission.

*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 aw 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! 

~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.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES:

  1. If you have a college student that you want to receive a care package from FRC, please sign up in the gather space or email Cheryl Van Beek. (frccheryl@premieronline.net) Deadline to sign up is Nov 14.
  2. If you would like to help prepare care packages, donates supplies or help cover shipping costs, please email or call Cheryl Van Beek. (frccheryl@premieronline.net or 712-470-0278)

 

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.

 

*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 *


Please continue to pray for: 

Neil Schwartze                                                                                        

Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)        

Curt Wynia                                                                                              

 Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)

Pam Foster                                                                                            

 Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)   

Doris Calkins                                                                                            

 Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’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)                                                    

Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents) 

Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)


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.  Anyone is welcome 


Club 512 Volunteers for 11-10-21

Games: 1st & 2nd Alex Lyman   3rd&4th Aston Van Beek          5th&6th   Gable Van Beek

                             Olivia Lyman                           Gabe Schulte                  Rex Van Wyhe

                             Kadence Boender                 Ashlyn Murray

 

Snacks:  Doris Schneiderman     Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg,                       Linda DeBoer                                 Sara Hrdlicka,  Jen Lincecum & Kay Wynia                                      

                                                                            


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP 
 November 7, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Good God Almighty

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Opening Hymn: I love to tell the Story #297

Cherub Choir

Praise Service:

Raise a Hallelujah

Mighty to Save

Who You Say I Am 

Congregational Prayer

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

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Message: The Sower

Scripture Reading: Mark 4: 1-20

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: How Great Thou Art, #4 v. 1, 3, 4

Benediction

Sending Chorus: To God be the Glory, # 66 v. 1

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

*Serving us this week 11-7-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICCherub Choir

NURSERY- Jen & Ellie Hoefert

COMMON GROUND- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

COFFEE BREAK- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPastor Troy 

CHILDREN & WORSHIP: Leader: Rochelle Ebel   Greeter: Jayda Pytleski

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Joel Vis

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Linda DeBoer

SOUND SYSTEM – Matt Kock

VIDEO TAPING- Randy Bosch

PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Jaina Groen

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Nikki Van Beek

*THE LOOSE OFFERING- General Fund


Serving us next week 11-14-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:  Handbells

NURSERY- Anna Van Aartsen & Anna Warntjes

COMMON GROUNDGlenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

COFFEE BREAK- Glenda Hellenga & Edie Korthals

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 – Benevolent Fund

         

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 10-31-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:         $7,274.00                        $311,089.94                       $341,648.30

Benevolent Fund:  $625.00                          $158,136.13                        $156,786.75

Building Fund:        $5,520.00                       $46,357.85                           $72,346.05

          

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 0                                       Last Week’s Attendance: 94

Last Year’s Offering: $0                                          Last Week’s Offering: $134.00

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 11-7-21:

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus Walked on Water

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 11-8-21

11:30 Quarterback club

TUESDAY 11-9-21:

WEDNESDAY 11-10-21:

9:30am Joy Circle

2:30-5 Club 512

5pm OCC Packing party/ Midweek Meal: Everyone is invited to attend

6:30pm Jr.RCYF

6:30pm Girls League 

8pm Guys Night

THURSDAY 11-11-21

7pm Peace Circle

FRIDAY 11-12-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 11-13-21

SUNDAY 11-14-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 4: Jesus Showed His Glory/ Jesus is Transfigured 

 

Looking Ahead:

November 15-22:  Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week

November 15:  Surviving the Holidays (Grief Share) 6:30pm @FRC

November 21:  Congregational Meeting (during worship)

November 24:  No regular Midweek activities today!

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