by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 6-6-21
Summer Special Music: Musicians and Non-musicians wanted for Special Music for summer. You can sing, play an instrument, dance, act, or share your song testimony. A song testimony is telling us how God spoke through a song to you, what a song means to you, or how God used a song in your life. Sign up in the gathering space or contact Valerie Lenderink, firstname.lastname@example.org.
~The COLORS for 2021 VBS are: Tuesday June 8: Blue Wednesday June 9: Red Thursday June 10: Purple. so plan to wear the appropriate color for that day (not required, just for fun).
~MYSTERY ISLAND IS IN NEED OF SUPPLIES: A signup sheet will be in the gathering space, please consider helping out and signing up to donate. Please have your supplies to the church ASAP! Thanks
~We want to cover our week at Mystery Island in prayer. Jen Kock will be leading prayer in the prayer chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 am and noon and again on Thursday at 9 am. If you are interested in joining Jen in covering our children and VBS staff in prayer, please contact Jen or Amy Schulte.
~Our VBS program will be Thursday at 11:30am in the sanctuary with lunch to follow in the fellowship hall. ALL are welcome!
*Joy Circle will be meeting on June 16th at 9:30am, instead of June 9th in Rm 345.
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 First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa. 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 June 25-27, 2021. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.com or email Tri-StateTEC@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend $50 and includes a t-shirt & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.
HERITAGE DAYS COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE: The Heritage Days Community Church service will be held Sunday, June 20th at Island Park at the shelter house by the swimming pool at 10:30 am. Please bring your lawn chairs and enjoy worship with Pastor Keith Vik delivering the message. Music will be provided by Anna Van Aartsen and Anna Warntjes, accompanied by Marilee Schneusner on the clavi nova. The offering received that morning will be used for Council of Churches expenses which include a helping hand to transients, Baccalaureate service expenses, Heritage Days church service expenses and local benevolence donations as deemed necessary. In case of rain, the alternate location for the service is the First Reformed Church.
*Congratulations to Paul & Josie Moser on the birth of their son, Iker Michael
*Thank God for a safe Memorial Day & kick off to summer!
*Praises for upcoming VBS!
*Stop in at the CHURCH CHAPEL (turn left inside the southside entrance)
to pray & to leave your prayer requests (I will be praying for your requests each Monday morning)
Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:
Barb Rust Garlene Mulder John & Ruth Van Aartsen Norma Kruse Pam Foster Helen Overman Mary Vermeer Edna Jongerius Lucille Smit Missy Perkins Wilma DeRoo Christina Vonk JoEllen Sorgdrager Joyce Hommes
“Our soul waits for the LORD, He is our Help and our Shield.” (Psalm 33:20)
*Prayers needed for Clarence & Karyn Boer’s granddaughter, Cassaundra and her husband Garrett Sterk, for an uncomplicated delivery of their stillborn baby, as well as, peace and comfort.
Continued prayers needed for:
Thomas Bouwman (Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Lori Johnson (Dan Synder’s sister)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Tyler Den Besten (Janice Den Besten’s son)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s mom)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Rod Garrison (Roberta Flier’s brother)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Jack Axsom (Ashley Schwartze’s grandfather)
First Reformed will be hosting a Grief Share June 14- Sept 7
Register @ griefshare.org OR you may register with the church office
Contact: Amy Ryals (229) 296-3019 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.
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
June 6, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
Ministry of Music: Cheryl Van Beek’s Hymn Testimony
What a Friend we Have in Jesus
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Exodus 14: 26-29 and Joshua 3: 15-17
Message: “Something Looks Different”
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Morning Offering and Closing Hymn: Refiner’s Fire
Sending Chorus: Refiner’s Fire
Music – Blue Team
Nursery– Joel & Katie Vis
Common Ground / Coffee Break- Glenda Hellenga & Janine DeBruin
Pulpit Supply- Pastor Steve Meester
Congregational Prayer- Jen Kock
Scripture Reader – Pastor Steve Meester
Sound System – Dustin Bosch
Video Taping – Randy Bosch
Proclaim Presenter – Jamie VandeWeerd
Medical Assistant- Jody VandeWeerd
*The Loose Offering – Benevolent Fund
SERVING NEXT WEEK 6-13-21
Music – Ann Langholdt
Nursery– Natalie & Audrey Kirch
Common Ground / Coffee Break- Lonn & Jammie Kellenberger
Pulpit Supply- Pastor Steven VanWyhe
Congregational Prayer- Anita Dieren
Scripture Reader – Brian Hellenga
Sound System – Keith Van Beek
Video Taping – Justin Groen
Proclaim Presenter – Olivia Lyman
Medical Assistant- Kristi Metzger
*The Loose Offering – General Fund
Sunday 5-30-21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $3,475.00 $173,673.85 $174,620.56
Benevolent Fund: $475.00 $78,987.80 $80,135.45
Building Fund: $2,939.00 $21,139.00 $36,976.87
1-4pm TEC Meeting
11:30am VBS Program – lunch to follow
8am Men’s Bible Study