by: Valerie Sneller
•Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)
•Tanner Lincecum (Pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to work effectively)
•Bonita Schwan, Norma Jansma’s daughter (serious health conditions and side effects from previous cancer surgeries)
•Lambert Van Olst (receiving treatments for leukemia)
•Karen De Noble, David De Noble’s mother (has been diagnosed with cancer; please pray for comfort as Karen goes through chemotherapy treatments)
•Graham Johnson, great grandson of Don & Doris Calkins (is now 4 lbs and 2 months old; family is grateful for ongoing prayers)
•Carol Groen (coping with lower back problems)
•Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to experience some improvement; is now working on another round of physical therapy goals)
•Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke)
•Greyson Austin (doing well on Humira; pray for Greyson’s stamina to increase)
•Denise Roskam (pray for continued healing from cancer)
•Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD).
•Missy Perkins (currently at the Rock Rapids Health Center)
•Roberta Flier (recovering from shoulder surgery at home)
•Judy Knigge, Audra Klinkenborg’s mother (dealing with several health issues)
•Vicky Van Houten, Judy Netten’s sister (has started chemotherapy for ovarian cancer)
•Laura Stuerman (recovering from recent surgery on her Achilles tendon)
*Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer:Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), Arlene Sterler, Robbie Korthals’ mother (recently fell and fractured her leg; currently has several spots on her leg that are cancerous; pray for Arlene’s doctors to have wisdom as they care for her), and Trish Lombard, Tara Bouwman’s mother (recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer).
A Note of Praise!Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew, has finished his treatment for cancer.At this time Jeremy is considered to be cancer free.We rejoice with him on this good news!
Congratulations!to Chris and Ashley Schwartze on the birth of their son, Liam Michael Wallace Schwartze, on October 11.We rejoice with you on this special blessing in the life of your family!
Sympathy:We wish to extend our sympathy to Craig and Julie De Ruyter and their family on the death of Craig’s father, Cornie “Sparky” De Ruyter, on October 18, 2019.Sparky’s funeral was held last Tuesday, October 22, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rock Valley, Iowa.
Thank you for all the prayers, the food that was brought in, and the many visits.I am healing but it is going slow.
~ Art E. & Roberta Flier
Thank you to my church family for the personal condolences and cards in the loss of my brother, Dave. ~ Joyce Mellema and family
FREE Hot Dog Supper!Sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church, RR.Games for the kids in the gym at the activity center here in town.Please come and join us tonight, October 27, from 5 – 7 pm.
Pastor Dan will be gone this next week for Continuing Education.
- DON’T FORGET to set your clocks BACK 1 hour next weekend. “Spring Ahead & Fall Back”.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS:Pastor Dan is going to hold a “Membership Class” on Wednesday nights.Participating in the class does not require you to join the church and can be a time to explore and ask questions.Please let me know is you are interested in attending. ~ Pastor Dan
Come to New Roots Ministry's event---"Looking Back, Yet Looking Forward: Immigrant Stories!" Learn from, and be inspired by, people formerly of Liberia, Nicaragua, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, and Bhutan as they discuss: 1) the main causes of migration from their home countries & neighboring countries, 2) how things are now there, and 3) answers to, "what do you wish we Americans would have known when you came?" Date & time: Saturday, November 2, 8:30am--12pm, Place: Sioux Falls Ministry Center, 225 E 11th St, Sioux Falls. No RSVP needed for this FREE event. Come also to enjoy a variety of light ethnic treats!
Save the Date! Center of Hope in Sioux Falls invites you to attend their fun-filled Fall Benefit on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. We will have a wonderful time celebrating what God has done this past year and sharing about the changes coming in 2020.We are looking forward to seeing you there! Tickets are $10 per person over age 12 and are available at 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. We are thankful for the generous corporate support from Sammons Financial Group and First Premier Bank in covering the evening’s expenses.
SAVE THE DATE!On Sunday, November 10, after the Sunday School hour, there will be a potluck appreciation meal for Pastor Dan.Pastor Dan is celebrating his 20th year with First Reformed Church – Rock Rapids and we want to celebrate along with him