by: Jammie Kellenberger
Announcements for 9-12-21Stations of Worship: Join us for our second Stations of Worship on Wednesday, September 15! We will serve a meal at 5:30. The Stations will start at 6:30. Come and go between stations as you please. There will be corporate prayer, a prayer labyrinth, scripture reading, an open hymn sing with an organist (6:30-7:00), and contemporary worship (7:00-7:30).
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.
MEMBERSHIP RETREAT: If you or someone you know is interested in joining First Reformed Church by Profession of Faith, there is a Membership Retreat scheduled for September 26, 12-4pm. Please Contact Cheryl Van Beek (firstname.lastname@example.org) John Metzger, or call the church office (712-472-3729) for more information.
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.
Choir: Date Change! Choir will start next week, September 19th so that you can all go to the brunch and vision meeting after church today! See you all next week after church 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.
Thank you: to everyone who donated their gently used Christian Literature in the past weeks. Most of the donations were Bibles, Bible Study books, daily devotionals, books and Sunday School materials. 39 boxes of material were taken to the drop off site at the Sioux Center First Reformed Church. All of the material collected in Sioux Center was taken to the International Christian Literature Distributors in Minneapolis over the Labor Day weekend. ICLD, which is run completely by volunteers, will send our donations throughout the world to spread God’s word. There is a collection box under the south coat rack for any donations you may have during the year. We encourage you to drop off your old “Words of Hope” in the box when you receive a new one. The list of items that can be used is posted above the box.
*Justice for All is having their Annual Meeting and Fall Auction on Thursday, October 28 at 530p in the Parkview Event Center – Rock Valley, IA. There will be an update about the ministry, short business meeting, and a live auction with Mark Zomer and Doug Kooima. Enjoy a meal and fellowship while supporting Justice for All ministry. Thursday October, 28 530p Parkview Event Center, don’t miss out!
~I have had a few requests for Pastor Dan and Sue’s address, so I thought I would post it in the announcements one more time for everyone. It is: 5005 S. Quail Run Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108.
Thank you, God, for comforting us so that we can comfort others! (2 Cor. 1:3-4)
Praises to God for equipping us to be His representatives here on the earth! (2 Cor. 5:20)
Please continue to pray for:
Scott Van Aartsen
Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt)
Diane Snyder (Dan Snyder’s mom)
Gary Hermanson (Nikki Van Beek’s dad)
Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mom)
Lora Puttman (Kellie Menning’s mom)
Lori Johnson (Dan Snyder’s sister)
Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law)
Butch Blum (Art & Roberta Flier’s son-in-law)
Bob & Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthal’s parents)
Curt Smook (Kay Wynia’s dad)
Karen DeNoble (Dave DeNoble’s mom)
Lorelei Reynolds (Laureen Schram’s sister)
Tina Carenza (Chelsea Hunt’s mom)
Greyson Austin (Marlene Mellema’s grandson)
Veryl Blue (Anita Dieren’s dad)
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 September 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
~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
September 12, 2021 at 9:30am
WE APPROACH GOD
Mighty to Save
Lord I need You
At the Cross
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Message: The Most Mysterious Gift of Grace: Forgiveness
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6: 5-15
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Closing Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer, #433
Sending Chorus: Precious Lord, Take my Hand # 463, v.1
NURSERY- Jen, Tanner, Emory, and Alexis Lincecum
COMMON GROUND/ COFFEE BREAK- Evan & Linda De Boer
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Cheryl Van Beek
SCRIPTURE READER –
SOUND SYSTEM –Keith Van Beek
VIDEO TAPING- Justin Groen
PROCLAIM PRESENTER- Kadence Boender
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Kristi Metzger
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – Benevolent Fund
NURSERY- Shawn & Heather Van Wyhe
COMMON GROUND- Evan & Linda De Boer
COFFEE BREAK- Rob & Brenda Van Hofwegen
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER- Matt Kock
SCRIPTURE READER – Chelsea Hunt
SOUND SYSTEM – Sawyer Hrdlicka
VIDEO TAPING – Matt Kock
PROCLAIM PRESENTER – Brett Dieren
MEDICAL ASSISTANT- Penny Krull
*THE LOOSE OFFERING – General Fund
Women’s Ministry Brunch and Pastor Troy’s Vision Meeting (following church)
11:30 Quarterback club
2:15 Staff Meeting
6:30 Consistory meeting
5:30 Stations of Worship meal
6:30 Stations of Worship
8am Men’s Bible Study
Sunday school starts
September 19: Sunday school begins
September 21: Grace Circle meets again
September 22: Club 512 begins and Midweek Meal
September 23: Oaks club meets 2pm (Bee Keeping in fellowship hall)
September 29: JR & SRCYF begins October 10: Children in worship begins