by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 8-15-21
WELCOME: Hello, my name is pastor Rob Horstman. I have been the pastor at First Reformed Church of Inwood for over 10 years. I am married to my wife Dori for 22 years and we are blessed with three young men. Levi our oldest son recently became a deputy with the Lyon County Sherriff's department. Quin is a student at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO studying to be a physical therapist. Our youngest son Arin is a junior at West Lyon. We recently moved west of Inwood a few miles to a new place on the bluffs overlooking the Sioux River. Our family enjoys spending time vacationing in the mountains, camping, fishing and boating.
Happy Anniversary: Gilbert & Leona Vanden Top Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary. Join us for and open house: today, August 15, 1-3pm at the First Reformed Church. If you are unable to attend greetings may be sent to them at 502 South Bradley Street, Rock Rapids, IA 51246. Questions text or call Audrey Postma 712-472-2842.
Special Music for today August 15th: Blake & Amy Lyon, Ross & Krista Polla, Grandchildren of Gilbert and Leona Vanden Top. Songs include “In the Garden” and “Mansion Over the Hilltop”. Accompanist: Cheryl Hulstein. Questions text or call Audrey Postma 712-472-2842
Thank you: Thanks to all those who sent cards, notes, and letters for our 60th Wedding Anniversary ~Don & Doris Calkins
Join Praise Team and Tech Crew: We are welcoming new members! Instrumentalists, vocalists, sound crew, livestream, and presentation volunteers needed! Not sure? Join us for one rehearsal (8/25, 7:00pm) and one Sunday morning (8/29) without committing to a team yet! Informational meeting for all Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 pm. In the sanctuary, please contact Valerie Lenderink if you plan on attending: email@example.com, or call or text 314-637-8383
Ladies: Mark your calendars for September 18 as Awaken Hope is coming to Des Moines. Hope is rising. It declares freedom, joy, and peace. We will not be disappointed! Join us as we hear messages from Sally Burke (Moms in Prayer International President) and Cathi Armitage (MIP Global Ministry Director), among others. For more information and to register, please visit momsinprayer.org/events/awaken-hope-des-moines. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Schulte. Hope has a name – Jesus. We would love to see you there!
Mark your calendars for August 29! We have reserved the Rock Rapids Swimming Pool for a night of fellowship and fun. EVERYONE is welcome to attend! We will also kick off registration for our fall programs. There is no cost to attend. See you there!
**It’s Operation Christmas Child time once again…and Back-to-School Sales are in full swing! It’s a great time to stock up on items for our OCC Packing Party on November 10th. Please visit the information table in the gathering space where you will find a supply sign-up. Items are requested to be at church no later than Sunday, October 31st. Please also prayerfully consider packing a shoebox (or two!) on your own. Shoeboxes are available for you to use. Thank you for your support!
ATTENTION: Welcome Back Grace Circle members! Also, welcome to anyone who might have an interest in an awesome circle. A reorganizational planning meeting will meet at Jean Fick’s home on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30. Mark your calendars ahead. Any questions? Call or message Jean @ 712-540-8564.
Save the date! Night of Renewal is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7pm in the First Reformed Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to join us for snacks and fellowship as we hear testimonies from Missy Bass and Heather Erickson, both of Hills, MN. These mothers are a part of Game Plan 4 Hope, which was started in Sept. 2019. It rose out of the hearts of two families who have been through life-altering experiences and felt the need to help others that are going through similar situations. Please join us in hearing their personal stories and the mission of Game Plan 4 Hope.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is collecting Christian Literature for use in spreading God’s word throughout the world. A list of acceptable and unacceptable material is also included in the August “Bridge” to be sure your donation can be used. The donation list is also posted above the collection boxes which will be under the south coat rack from August 1- August 23. Thank you for sharing your gently used Christian material.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is very excited to announce dates for upcoming Service and Learning Trips! 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, but also to learn and experience a different culture than our own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities. The sites/dates are: JMVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS – Sep 11-17; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson MS – Sep 18-24; Grace Reigns, Hildale UT – Oct 1-8; Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX – Oct 16-22. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
JUSTICE FOR ALL Foundation invites you to an evening of entertainment, catered meal, and updates on how the Foundation has been benefitting JFA ministry efforts over the past year. It will be held at the Parkview Events Center in Rock Valley, IA on Aug 20, at 6PM. You can save your spot by calling JFA at 712-476-2804. If you would like more information, please contact Joel De Wit (email@example.com). Please join us, we hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to ‘share and -care in Christ’s name’!
…for His faithfulness, mighty acts & salvation!
Continued prayers needed for:
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Lori Johnson (Dan Synder’s sister)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
The Oaks Club (Widows/Widowers)
Will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall this Thursday @ 2pm
First Reformed is hosting a Grief Share through Sept 7
You may still join! 6:30pm this Monday, August 16th in room #345
Contact: Amy Ryals for more information
Join us this Wednesday at 7pm to walk around Central Lyon School and pray for the students & staff
(We will meet in the High School parking lot)
~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 *
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
Aug 15, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: Come Now is the Time to Worship
I Saw the Light
One Thing Remains
Professions of Faith: Aubree Boender, Scott & Kayla Stuerman
Baptisms: Slate Leroy Stuerman & Iker Michael Moser
Ministry of Music: In the Garden & Mansion Over the Hilltop
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Mark: 9-11, John 3: 5-7, Acts 16: 31-32
Message: What is Baptism?
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Closing: Victory in Jesus, #473 vs. 1-2
Sending Chorus: Victory in Jesus, #473, chorus
MUSIC- Red Team
NURSERY- Avery Harman & Makayla Klarenbeek
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK— Cindy Bosch
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER- Cheryl Van Beek
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Blake & Amy Lyon, Ross & Krista Polla, Cheryl Hulstein (Accom.)
PULPIT SUPPLY- Pastor Rob Horstman
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Dwayne Postma
SCRIPTURE READER – Pastor Rob Horstman
SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka
VIDEO TAPING – Matt Kock
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Lincoln Kock
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Nikki Van Beek
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
MUSIC– Cheryl Hulstein- organist
NURSERY- Ella & Emery Jager
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- Darsha Tuenge & Laurine Gerritsen
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER-
MINISTRY OF MUSIC– Olivia Lyman
PULPIT SUPPLY- Pastor Troy Van Beek
SCRIPTURE READER – Paul Van Wyhe
SOUND SYSTEM – Dave Hulstein
VIDEO TAPING – Ella & Jeff Jager
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jac Van Wyhe
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Jody Vande Weerd
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
Sunday 8-8 -21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $9,389.00 $230,092.49 $250,542.26
Benevolent Fund: $205.00 $121,241.80 $114,976.95Building Fund: $0 $25,289.00 $53,053.77
6:30pm Grief Share
2:15pm Staff Meeting
6:30pm Consistory Meeting
7-8pm School Prayer Walk
2pm Oaks Club Meets
8am Men’s Bible Study