by: Valerie Sneller
Prayers:Your prayer support is appreciated for the following individuals and their special circumstances: Dennis Altman (recovering from knee replacement surgery), Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to be effective), Mary Vermeer (currently at the Rock Rapids Health Center for therapy), Asher Menning (continue to pray about the blood clot in Asher’s right atrium), Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s Disease), Mykenah Horstman (pray that Mykenah’s spinal cord will not re-tether), Twilla Hoekstra (recovering from surgery), Rosemary Harman (Steve Harman’s mother), Russell Carver, Rachelle Johnsen’s father (recovering from surgery), Greyson Austin, Marlene Mellema’s grandson/Meredith and Joe Vander Zee’s nephew (has returned home and is recovering from colon surgery), and Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD).
Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer: Marilyn Pulscher (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), Dave Kwikkel (Arnie and Donna Kwikkel’s son), and Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother).
A Note of Praise! Aubree Boender has been “cleared” by her doctor as her arm has completely healed. Dawn Vanden Top has recovered well from her surgery, and she has been able to return to work.
Sympathy: We extend our sympathy to John Hulshof and Todd Warntjes & his children, Mitchell, Anna, and Isaac on the death of Donna Hulshof on October 18. We pray for God’s peace to surround you during this time of sadness and loss. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Sympathy: We extend our Christian sympathy to Angie Jager and her family in loss of Angie’s grandma, Joyce Overocker of Spirit Lake.
Update on Greyson Austin: Greyson was dismissed form Mayo last Sunday, and able to return to his home at Dell Rapids, S.D. He will return on October 29th for a checkup with his surgeon. If all is healed well, he will return to Mayo on Dec. 6th so that his surgeon can perform the surgery to remove his rectum and attach the small intestine to the anus to be used as his colon. This is so that he can go normally with no exterior colostomy bag. We thank you for your many prayers, and ask that you continue to remember him. Greyson, though needing strengthening, has kept his “sunny” personality! God continues to be so good, and with us through it all. For this we give Him our heartfelt thanks and praise. ~ Marlene Mellema and families
Thank you for all the meaningful words, cards, meals and prayers before, during, and after my recovery from surgery. It is truly a blessing to have such a great church family. We appreciate everything! Dan Aeschliman and Dawn Vanden Top and family.
Women’s Ministry Executive Committee will meet on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm in Room 345. This meeting is for all officers, chair persons, and circle leaders. An agenda will be placed in your mailboxes. Please bring your 2018 Women’s Ministry Booklet. Thanks - Geneva
To All Care Elders! Our Care Elder Fall Gathering will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our program for the evening will be “Care Eldering 202: Pitfalls that We Face”. This will be a humorous but informative presentation on “pitfalls” that might come our way as we serve and minister to our Care Groups. We will also have some delicious snacks for you and some questions to discuss around your table. We hope to SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 23!
It’s Operation Christmas Child time again! There are many opportunities for you to get involved: you can pack a shoebox or two on your own (shoeboxes are available in the gathering space), you can donate items for our packing party (sign-up sheet available in the gathering space), you can volunteer during collection week, or you can do all three! Each box has the potential not only to change a child’s life for eternity, but an entire family and sometimes community. Please see Amy Schulte for more details.
Meals on Wheels: Monday – Friday, October 22 – 26, Rosewood Route – Roger & Carol Oliver; Town Route – Monday – Amy & Sue, Tuesday - Cheryl & Ashley, Wednesday – Amy & Sue, Thursday – Cheryl & Dave, and Friday – Pastor Dan & Val. Any questions, please direct them to Cheryl Van Beek
Hope Haven: Hope Haven’s 54th Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley beginning at 1:00 pm. Society members will have the opportunity to elect new Board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a society owned agency; therefore, you are encouraged to exercise your membership and become involved in the business of Hope Haven.
The 1st Fall Inspiration Hills auction is coming up fast- Friday, October 26! This year’s auction proceeds will go towards the kitchen remodel. Everyone is invited to attend. Come for the fellowship, food and the amazing items! The doors open at 6:00pm when you can look over the donated items and enjoy soup and dessert. The auction will begin at 7:00pm. We are looking to have a number of larger items (dinners, tickets, outings, and meat bundles whatever you can think of). Smaller items and homemade goods are also welcome! We will combine them to make some awesome baskets. If you would like to donate items, please contact Cheryl Van Beek or Dave Heilman at Inspiration Hills 712-360-0140.
Come learn about Kingdom Boundaries Aftercare, get updates to what is happening during the last year, and find out what’s being looked into for the future. Monday, October 29th, 5:30 – 8 pm. Carmel Reformed Church, 2801 360th Street, Rural Rock Valley, IA 51247. Fellowship time and silent auction: 5:30-6:30 pm. Dinner, testimonials, and a ministry update: 6:30-8 pm. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059 or email www.kingdomboundaries.org/events/
Save the date! Center of Hope in Sioux Falls invites you to attend their fun-filled Fall Benefit Saturday, Nov 10, 5:30-8:30 pm, at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. We will have a wonderful time celebrating what God has done this past year, hear how a life was affected through the Center of Hope and support the ministry through giving at our Live and Silent Auction. We hope to see you there! Tickets are $10 per person over age 12 and are available by phone at 605-334-9789 or on our website at www.centerofhopesf.org. ALL proceeds will benefit the ministry of the Center of Hope.
THE BRIDGE! Get your information in to Val for the Bridge by Wednesday of this week!!! Thank you.
Offerings Sunday 10-14-18 Offerings to 10-14-18 Budget to 10-14-18
General Fund: $7,130.25 $221,657.16 $282,808.74
Benevolent Fund: $2,125.00 $125,664.23 $134,892.46
Building Fund: $0.00 $41,585.74 $97,944.49
Sunday Offering: October 14, 2018
Last Year’s Attendance: 110 Last week's Attendance: 126
Last Year’s Offering: $99.75 Last week's Offering: $129.75
This Week’s Lesson: Oct 21 – Session 6 – The Suffering of Job
Next Week’s Lesson: Oct 28 – Session 1 – God’s Covenant with Abraham
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: Pulpit Supply – Rev. Dr. John Hartog III
8:30 am – Bethesda Meeting
12:00 noon Quarter Back Club
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 5:00pm
Women’s Executive Committee Meeting in 345
9:15 am – Staff Meeting with Pastor Dan
Moms in Prayer-traditional group 12:00pm
6:30 pm Bethesda Council Meeting in the conference room
7:00 pm Care Elder Fall Gathering in the Fellowship Hall
5:45 pm Midweek Meal (Glenda Hellenga, Jill & Dionne Jansma, & Jennifer Lincecum)
Moms in Prayer-traditional group-6:30pm and 8:00pm
6:30pm – Activity Night (verse to know: Deuteronomy 6:18)
6:30pm- Hand Bell Practice
6:30pm- Jr. RCYF
7:30pm- Praise Team Practice
8:00pm- Sr RCYF
Grandmas in Prayer-12:15pm
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 7:00am
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room