by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 8-29-21
~Women's Ministry is planning a Sunday School Kick Off Brunch the week before Sunday School starts, September 12th, immediately after the worship service. We would like to invite the entire congregation to stay after the service on the 12th and enjoy fellowship with breakfast pizza, rolls, yogurt, and fruit. Free Will donation will go towards Women's Ministry.
Job Opening: We are looking to fill our custodian/ maintenance position. It is a part time position, hours up to 25 per week. Inquiries about the position or to send your resume, please email or call the church office: email@example.com or 712-472-3729.
Coming Soon: Bible League’s Spreading the Fragrance of life dinner is Monday evening, September 20. The daylong conference is Tuesday, September 21. Both events will be held at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Register online at bibleleague.org/tickets. Cost $20 for dinner; $40 for conference.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 314-637-8383
*Choir starts September 12 after the service in the choir room!*
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!
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.
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, email@example.com.)
… to God, for the rain & continued growth of crops!
…to God, for creating us in Your image!
…to God, for reconciliation and always being with us!
Continued prayers needed for:
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Neil Schwartze (Chris & Ashley’s newborn son)
Lori Johnson (Dan Synder’s sister)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Seung Kim (Roger & Carol Oliver’s son-in-law)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
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)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
~Prayers for healing for Scott Van Aartsen, he is in the hospital with pneumonia and covid!
- Please be in prayer for the Dewit Family, April’s grandmother Florence Sandbolte passed away this past week!
The Food for the Spirit Ministry is in need of monetary donations.
Thank you in advance for making a difference in many families’ lives!
~~ 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
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
Aug 29, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: Here I am to Worship
Good Good Father
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Message: The Supreme Gift of Grace: Love
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13
Prayer of Response
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Hymn: Jesus Loves Me, all verses
Sending Chorus: Jesus Loves Me, first verse
Serving us this week 8-29-21
MUSIC- Park Team
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Pastor Troy Van Beek
SCRIPTURE READER – Pastor Troy Van Beek
SOUND SYSTEM – Curt Dieren
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kathy Moser
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Building Fund
Serving us next week 9-5-21
MUSIC– Ev Brewer
NURSERY- Mike and Shannon Klarenbeek
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK-Cori Klarenbeek & Amy Hartter
SCRIPTURE READER – Kristi Wright
SOUND SYSTEM – Dustin Bosch
VIDEO TAPING – Randy Bosch
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Jaina Groen
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Brian Hellenga
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
Sunday 8-22 -21 YTD Offerings YTD Budget
General Fund: $7,261.10 $238,833.59 $ 265,726.60
Benevolent Fund: $275.00 $125,260.80 $121,945.25
Building Fund: $250.00 $25,739.00 $56,269.15
10:30 Church in the park
11:30 Quarterback Club
6:30pm Grief Share
2:15 Staff Meeting
9-11am MOPS begins
5-7pm Football Dinner
8am Men’s Bible Study
September 8: Women’s Ministry Night of Renewal
September 12: Education volunteer training & Sunday school brunch after church
Choir starts in the choir room after church
September 15: Stations of Worship
September 19: Sunday school begins
September 21: Grace Circle meets again
September 22: Club 512 begins
September 23: Oaks club meets ( time & activity TBD)
September 29: JR & SRCYF begins