by: Jammie Kellenberger
Future Plans: As we approach the official end of our ministry here at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, we want to give the congregation an update on our plans. We hope to move to Sioux Falls to be near Sue’s 97- year- old mother. Because finding a home in Sioux Falls is very challenging right now, the consistory is allowing us to stay in the parsonage until we find something. So, we will still be in the community after January 31. We are waiting upon the Lord for where to direct our gifts and energy beyond retirement. Your prayers are appreciated for a house and focus! – Pastor Dan & Sue
Sympathy: We wish to extend our sympathy to Tait and Emily Anderson and their family on the death of Tait’s grandmother, Phyllis Anderson, on January 6. A private family service was held for Phyllis on Monday, January 11.
Joy Circle: Please note we will not be meeting until further notice. We will, however, be collecting our yearly dues of $5.00. You can place your dues in Darlene or Mary’s church mailbox.
Thank you. ~Darlene Aeilts and Mary Hoogers
Club 512 Volunteers for January 20 ,2021:
1st/2nd Alex Lyman 3rd/4th Emerson Kelderman 5th/6th Bucky Thomas
Kyla Kruger Paige Dieren Cael Schulte
Emma Baker Gabe Schulte
Nursery Snacks Midweek Meal
3:15 – 4:45 pm Kristi Metzger Doris Schneiderman Glenda Hellenga 4:15 – 5:15 pm Audra Klinkenborg
*Today we have the installation of new deacons and an elder. Jeff Jager, Bryce Hunt, and Curt Dieren will be installed as deacons and Jeff and Bryce ordained. Nate Schulte will be ordained and installed as an elder.
CONSISTORY: Consistory meets this coming Wednesday, January 20. Elders and Deacons meet separately at 6:30 PM and as full Consistory at 7:00 PM.
Correction from last week’s bulletin: Pastor Dan and Sue were on vacation December 27- January 3. They both returned to ministry here at FRC on January 4.
Task Force Meeting Recommendations:
Morning worship will continue but with the following requests:
That you sit in every other pew to create social distancing. Signs will be up to assist with this, we strongly recommend and encourage wearing masks when entering and exiting the service. We will make masks available, If you feel you are at risk, are not comfortable being in a crowd, or do not feel well we encourage you to stay home and watch on Livestream.
* Please Call Church Office to reserve Meeting Room*
TV BROADCAST NOTE:
Due to time restrictions our regularly broadcasted cable service may not be possible on Jan 24 at 5:30pm on Cable channel 12. We will still live stream and will post the service on ourwebsite. We are working to still make the broadcast possible but wanted to let you know in advance.
Prayer Updates: Garlene Mulder was discharged from Avera Medical Center and moved to the Rock Rapids Health Center. Ashley Schwartze is recovering well from her second carpal tunnel surgery. Gail Hartter has finished her chemotherapy treatment. Gail is now receiving a form of maintenance chemotherapy. Melissa Moser is currently receiving radiation treatments for her cancer.
*Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)
*Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to make progress in physical therapy).
*Greyson Austin (family asks for prayers while waiting for a second surgery in the future)
* Caden Wright (please pray for Caden to remain healthy as he attends school)
•Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer:
Karen De Noble, Dave De Noble’s mother (has finished chemotherapy; will complete tests at a later date to check for a reoccurrence), Marilyn Kuyper, Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt (recent tests showed that Marilyn’s cancer has grown a small amount; treatment now includes a new type of drug). Arlene Sterler, Robbie Korthals’ mom (continues to fight cancer and is currently receiving immunotherapy), Trish Lombard, Tara Bouwman’s mother (family asks for prayers for God’s peace as Trish’s
chemotherapy options are finished)
Pastor Dan and Sue's Retirement Celebration – January 24
January 17 – Last day to RSVP for the meal. Sign up in the gathering area or online at www.rockrapidsfrc.org/events/haggar-retirement-celebration.
January 24 - Worship service dedicated for recognizing Pastor Dan and Sue in their years of ministry to encourage, lead, teach and disciple.
January 31 - Snow date if needed.
Details for January 24 worship service:
· 9:25 church service begins; worship service will last longer than normal.
· Catered meal will be served after the church service; to-go meals will be available.
· No Sunday School.
· We are anticipating a larger than normal attendance at this special worship service. If you feel you are at risk, are not comfortable being in a crowd, or do not feel well, we encourage you to stay home and watch on Livestream.
· Due to the extended length of the church service, it will not air on cable TV through Premier Communications. However, the service can be watched by going to the church’s website.
· To accommodate the larger attendance and with COVID-19, we will have areas designated for social distancing (sit every other pew and masks encouraged) and areas designated for non-social distancing (masks will be required in this area). Please look for signs that will be posted by the sanctuary doors that will indicate these areas.
· We will use the gathering area and fellowship hall for additional seating.
· We will have masks available.
· After the church service, we will set up tables in the gathering area to allow more seating capacity for the meal.
Please contact a committee member (Sharon Postma, Audra Klinkenborg, Cody Hoefert, Susan VanWyhe, Cheryl VanBeek, George Schneidermann, Amy Hartter, Shari Kastein) or the church office if you have any questions.
*The World Day of Prayer scheduled for March 6, 2021 will be cancelled in Rock Rapids due to Covid. The schedule for next year will start with United Methodist Church hosting in 2022.
Welcome: I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jammie Kellenberger, I am the new secretary here at First Reformed Church. My family, which consists of my husband Lonn and my 3 children, Macy, Maden and Mali are currently members of First Reformed Church. We live outside of Rock Rapids on an acreage. I have been here a couple weeks and look forward to getting to know my church family more closely as I transition into my new job.
Feel free to contact me anytime. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone# 712-472-3729
Music – Praise Team 3
Nursery– Wendy & Caitlin Huisman
Coffee Break – Dave & Dayna Altman / Dave & Heather Springer
Sunday School Cookies- Bonnie Nail
Prayer with SS Teachers – Dwayne Postma
Scripture Reader – Jill Jansma
Sound System – Sawyer Hrdlicka
Video Taping – Matt Kock
Proclaim Presenter –Brett Dieren
Common Ground – Amy Sprock & Angie Jager
Medical Assistant- Kristi Metzger
*The Loose Offering – Benevolent fund
SERVING NEXT WEEK 1-24-21
Music – Praise Team 1
Nursery–Kay & Melanie Wynia / Mariah Gerleman
Coffee Break – Evan & Kristi Metzger / Korey & Val Krull
Prayer with SS Teachers- Paul VanWhye
Sunday School Cookies- Karen Reemts
Scripture Reader – Mark Boender
Sound System – Curt Dieren
Video Taping – Ella & Jeff Jager
Proclaim Presenter – Tanner Lincecum
Common Ground – Kay & Craig Wynia
Medical Assistant – Penny Krull
*The Loose Offering – General Fund
Last Year’s Attendance: 93 Last Week’s Attendance: 69
Last Year’s Offering: $174 Last Week’s Offering: $50
Sunday school lesson: Session 3; Jesus was Born/ Jesus, the Deliverer, is Born
7:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
5:15 pm Moms in Prayer: College & Careers
12:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
2:30 – 5:00 pm Club 512
5:00 – 6:30 pm Midweek Meal will be served. All are welcome!
5:30 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
6:30 pm JRCYF
6:30 Elders and Deacons meeting
7:00 Full Consistory meeting
7:00 pm Praise Team Practice
8:00 pm SRCYF
1:00 pm Grandmas in Prayer
7:00 pm Peace Circle (Fellowship Hall)
No Sunday school
7:00 pm Moms in Prayer: Traditional
Order of Worship:
WE APPROACH GOD
Prelude: No Longer Slaves
Welcome and Announcements
King of Kings
Great I Am
Installation and Ordination of Elders and Deacons
Ministry of Music: Men’s Group: Prayer of the Children
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture: Micah 7: 8-9; John 21: 15-19
Message: How to Fail Forward
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Prayer of Response
Closing Song: Lord I need Thee Every Hour
*Sending Chorus: Doxology