by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 8-8-21
WELCOME: Today we welcome Jake Moss to the pulpit. Jake comes to us from Orange City, IA and is one of our Missionaries from the Grace Covenant Ministries out of Annville, KY.
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.
**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, email@example.com.)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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’!
~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.*
- For our Prayer Walk…. we encircled our church and neighborhood
Praying for individuals, our church and community!
Next prayer walk will be August 26th @ 7pm
- For our volunteers who deep cleaned the church kitchen- We appreciate you!
- For great things that God did @ Rocky Mountain High in the students’ hearts & lives!
Remembering our Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Senior Living Residents:
John Van Aartsen
**Our sympathies to Roberta Flier for the loss of her brother, Rod Garrison**
Continued prayers needed for:
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’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)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Tyler Den Besten (Janice Den Besten’s son)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Jeff Manuell (Anita Dieren’s brother-in-law)
First Reformed is hosting a Grief Share through Sept 7
You may still join! 6:30pm this Monday, August 9th in room #345
Contact: Amy Ryals for more information
DRIVERS NEEDED to escort members to various appointments
Please contact Amy Ryals to sign up (229) 296-3019
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH
Aug 8, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: “God of Grace and God of Glory” pg. 292
Opening Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is our God, pg. 26, vs. 1-2 & 4
Hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past, pg. 52, vs. 1-3 & 6
Children’s Message: What is Happening in Kentucky
Ministry of Music: Brandon and Valarie Lenderink, So Will I
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Joshua 1
Message: “Be Strong and Courageous,
While Going through the Unknown”
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Closing: God of Grace and God of Glory, pg. 292, vs. 1-2 & 4
Sending Chorus: God be with You, pg. 602, vs. 1
MUSIC- Jan Van Otterloo
NURSERY- – April & Joel DeWitt Family
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK— Edie Korthals & Kenley Korthals
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER- Amy Schulte
MINISTRY OF MUSIC- Brandon and Valarie Lenderink
PULPIT SUPPLY- Jake Moss
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Cheryl Van Beek
SCRIPTURE READER – Chris Wright
SOUND SYSTEM – Keith Van Beek
VIDEO TAPING – Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Olivia Lyman
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Penny Krull
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
MUSIC– Red Team
NURSERY- Avery Harman & Makayla Klarenbeek
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- Joel Vis Family
WELCOME/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ PRAYER- Cheryl Van Beek
MINISTRY OF MUSIC– Gerald Postma
PULPIT SUPPLY- Pastor Rob Horstman
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Joel Vis
SCRIPTURE READER – Jill Jansma
SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka
VIDEO TAPING – Matt Kock
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Lincoln Kock
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Nikki Van Beek
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
6:30 Grief Share
9:30AM Joy Circle
7:00 PM Peace Circle
8am Men’s Bible Study