Announcements & Bulletin for 12-5-21

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by: Jammie Kellenberger

12/02/2021

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Announcements for 12-5-21

~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.

~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.

Thank you!! We want to thank everyone who brought pies, salads, delivered meals and worked at the Thanksgiving dinner your help is greatly appreciated! This meal blessed over 165 people!  ~ Nettie and Leona

    *There are those whose lives death cannot diminish. Their love radiates forever in the hearts of family and friends. We felt that love in your thoughtfulness. Thank you so much! ~ Kyle Dreke Family

*A special thank you to the decorating committee for making our church look so festive. We are blessed to have all of you! 

*Girls League will be selling individually wrapped cinnamon rolls and serving coffee on Sunday the 12th of December at common ground and coffee break! 

~First Reformed Church will be having a float entry in the Rock Rapids Parade of Lights next Thursday evening Dec. 9. We are looking for singers of ALL AGES to join us in singing Christmas hymns. There will be a hay rack with hay bales to sit on and sheet music provided. It's looking to be a balmy 40 degrees that evening!  ~Call or text Jen Kock if you want to join us on the float!! 605-321-1084

*The December 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 *

 

Looking Ahead Sunday School & Midweek Information and Dates:

~December 8: 5-5:30 SS kids practice with 3 choirs for special music on Sunday the 12th of Dec. 

~December 12: 8:30am have your child to sanctuary to practice with 3 choirs and will sing during worship.

~December 22: No Club 512

~December 26: No Sunday School

~December 29: No Club 512

~January 2: No Sunday School * no cherub choir during worship*

~January 5: No Club 512

 ~January 9: Cherub Choir will sing during worship & Sunday School resumes ~January 12: Club 512 resumes

                                          Club 512 Volunteers for 12-8-21

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

                              Olivia Lyman                Ashlyn Murray                            Gable Van Beek

                               Kadence Boender       Gabe Schulte

 

Snacks:  Jan Spyksma       Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg, Karol                  Linda Jansma                                     Hanson, Jen Hoefert and Amy Sprock

 


                     Thank you, God for being our Hope. Peace, Joy & Love!

     

Please PRAY for:           

Garlene Mulder                                                                                    

 John Hellenga (Brian Hellenga’s brother)

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)


Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:

Barb Rust                                     Garlene Mulder                                   John Van Aartsen

Joyce Hommes                            Pam Foster                                           Helen Overman

Mary Vermeer                              Edna Jongerius                                     Lucille Smit

Missy Perkins                               Wilma DeRoo                                       Christina Vonk

JoEllen Sorgdrager                        Ruth Caswell

 

                                                                                                         

The Oaks’ Club Christmas Party

(widows & widowers)

December 16th @ 2pm in the Fellowship Hall


Care Elders’ Christmas Gathering & Training

December 11th @ 9am

Please R.S.V.P.  to Amy Ryals (229) 296-3019


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP
 December 5, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Joy

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Cherub Choir

Lighting of the Advent Candles

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Praise Service:

 O Come O Come Emmanuel, # 123, v. 1-3

 Joy

Professions of Faith and Baptism: Schuetz Family,

Kylee Miller & Ashlyn Murray

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Childrens Message

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

Sermon: Waiting for the light

Scripture Reading: John 1: 1-18

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Away in a Manger. #157, v. 1-3

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Silent Night, #147, v. 1

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


Serving us today 12-5-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICCherub Choir

NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager

COMMON GROUND- Deb Hunt

COFFEE BREAK- Kyle & Emily Grooters

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPaul & Sue 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


Serving us next week 12-12-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Handbells

NURSERY- Stuart & Lindsey Anderson Family

COMMON GROUNDGirls League

COFFEE BREAK- Girls League

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPastor Troy VanBeek

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jen Lincecum   Greeter: Emory & Alexis Lincecum

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Lisa VandeStowe

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Dayna Altman

SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren

VIDEO TAPING – Justin Groen

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Olivia Lyman

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Penny Krull

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund

 

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-28-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:            $19,988.00                      $365,435.36                      $372,016.98

Benevolent Fund:     $2,484.00                        $184,797.64                      $170,723.35

Building Fund:           $200.00                            $64,511.61                        $78,776.81

                   

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 71                                    Last Week’s Attendance: 86

Last Year’s Offering: $66.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $21.75

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 12-5-21:

4pm Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 12-6-21

6:30 Elders Meeting

7pm Consistory Meeting

TUESDAY 12-7-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

WEDNESDAY 12-8-21:

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

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

6:30pm Girls League

8pm Guys Night

THURSDAY 12-9-21

6pm Peace Circle at Lesa Hommes’ house

FRIDAY 12-10-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 12-11-21

9-11 Care Elder Meeting

SUNDAY 12-12-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

 

Looking Ahead:

December 19: Christmas Cantata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30pm 

Announcements for 12-5-21

~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.

~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.

Thank you!! We want to thank everyone who brought pies, salads, delivered meals and worked at the Thanksgiving dinner your help is greatly appreciated! This meal blessed over 165 people!  ~ Nettie and Leona

    *There are those whose lives death cannot diminish. Their love radiates forever in the hearts of family and friends. We felt that love in your thoughtfulness. Thank you so much! ~ Kyle Dreke Family

*A special thank you to the decorating committee for making our church look so festive. We are blessed to have all of you! 

*Girls League will be selling individually wrapped cinnamon rolls and serving coffee on Sunday the 12th of December at common ground and coffee break! 

~First Reformed Church will be having a float entry in the Rock Rapids Parade of Lights next Thursday evening Dec. 9. We are looking for singers of ALL AGES to join us in singing Christmas hymns. There will be a hay rack with hay bales to sit on and sheet music provided. It's looking to be a balmy 40 degrees that evening!  ~Call or text Jen Kock if you want to join us on the float!! 605-321-1084

*The December 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 *

 

Looking Ahead Sunday School & Midweek Information and Dates:

~December 8: 5-5:30 SS kids practice with 3 choirs for special music on Sunday the 12th of Dec. 

~December 12: 8:30am have your child to sanctuary to practice with 3 choirs and will sing during worship.

~December 22: No Club 512

~December 26: No Sunday School

~December 29: No Club 512

~January 2: No Sunday School * no cherub choir during worship*

~January 5: No Club 512

 ~January 9: Cherub Choir will sing during worship & Sunday School resumes ~January 12: Club 512 resumes

                                          Club 512 Volunteers for 12-8-21

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

                              Olivia Lyman                Ashlyn Murray                            Gable Van Beek

                               Kadence Boender       Gabe Schulte

 

Snacks:  Jan Spyksma       Meal Helpers: Glenda Hellenga, Audra Klinkenborg, Karol                  Linda Jansma                                     Hanson, Jen Hoefert and Amy Sprock

 


                     Thank you, God for being our Hope. Peace, Joy & Love!

     

Please PRAY for:           

Garlene Mulder                                                                                    

 John Hellenga (Brian Hellenga’s brother)

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)


Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:

Barb Rust                                     Garlene Mulder                                   John Van Aartsen

Joyce Hommes                            Pam Foster                                           Helen Overman

Mary Vermeer                              Edna Jongerius                                     Lucille Smit

Missy Perkins                               Wilma DeRoo                                       Christina Vonk

JoEllen Sorgdrager                        Ruth Caswell

 

                                                                                                         

The Oaks’ Club Christmas Party

(widows & widowers)

December 16th @ 2pm in the Fellowship Hall


Care Elders’ Christmas Gathering & Training

December 11th @ 9am

Please R.S.V.P.  to Amy Ryals (229) 296-3019


FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
 MORNING WORSHIP
 December 5, 2021 at 9:30am


Prelude: Joy

Welcome /Announcements/Prayer

Cherub Choir

Lighting of the Advent Candles

 

WE APPROACH GOD

Praise Service:

 O Come O Come Emmanuel, # 123, v. 1-3

 Joy

Professions of Faith and Baptism: Schuetz Family,

Kylee Miller & Ashlyn Murray

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Childrens Message

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

Sermon: Waiting for the light

Scripture Reading: John 1: 1-18

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Closing Hymn: Away in a Manger. #157, v. 1-3

Benediction

Sending Chorus: Silent Night, #147, v. 1

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


Serving us today 12-5-21

MINISTRY OF MUSICCherub Choir

NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager

COMMON GROUND- Deb Hunt

COFFEE BREAK- Kyle & Emily Grooters

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPaul & Sue 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


Serving us next week 12-12-21 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Handbells

NURSERY- Stuart & Lindsey Anderson Family

COMMON GROUNDGirls League

COFFEE BREAK- Girls League

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERPastor Troy VanBeek

CHILDREN & WORSHIP- Leader: Jen Lincecum   Greeter: Emory & Alexis Lincecum

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRAYER- Lisa VandeStowe

SUNDAY SCHOOL COOKIES- Dayna Altman

SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren

VIDEO TAPING – Justin Groen

PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Olivia Lyman

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Penny Krull

*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund

 

FINANCIALS

                                    Sunday 11-28-21           YTD Offerings                  YTD Budget

General Fund:            $19,988.00                      $365,435.36                      $372,016.98

Benevolent Fund:     $2,484.00                        $184,797.64                      $170,723.35

Building Fund:           $200.00                            $64,511.61                        $78,776.81

                   

Sunday School 

Last Year’s Attendance: 71                                    Last Week’s Attendance: 86

Last Year’s Offering: $66.00                                  Last Week’s Offering: $21.75

 

Upcoming Events  

SUNDAY 12-5-21:

4pm Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

10:30 Parent Class

MONDAY 12-6-21

6:30 Elders Meeting

7pm Consistory Meeting

TUESDAY 12-7-21:

2:15 Staff Meeting

WEDNESDAY 12-8-21:

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

6:30pm Jr. RCYF

6:30pm Girls League

8pm Guys Night

THURSDAY 12-9-21

6pm Peace Circle at Lesa Hommes’ house

FRIDAY 12-10-21:   

8am Men’s Bible Study

SATURDAY 12-11-21

9-11 Care Elder Meeting

SUNDAY 12-12-21:  

Sunday School Lesson: Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

 

Looking Ahead:

December 19: Christmas Cantata 

December 24: Christmas Eve Service 5:30pm 

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