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)
•Andrew Perry, Anita & Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law (see update below)
•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 3 lb. 2 oz; family is grateful for 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)
•Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD).
•Phyllis Te Slaa (see update below)
•Missy Perkins (recovering from surgery; currently at the Rock Rapids Health Center)
•Greyson Austin (has started Humira injections every 2 weeks; pray for Greyson’s internal healing; so thankful that he is able to be off his Prednisone for now.We thank you again for your prayers)
•Denise Roskam (pray that Denise’s cancer treatments will go well and be effective)
•Vicky Van Houten, Judy Netten’s sister (diagnosed with ovarian cancer; recovering from recent surgery)
•Roberta Flier (recovering from shoulder surgery at home)
•Arlene Sterler, Robbie Korthals’ mother (recently fell and fractured her leg; currently has several spots on her lungs that are cancerous; pray for Arlene’s doctors to have wisdom as they care for her)
•Judy Knigge, Audra Klinkenborg’s mother (undergoing medical tests)
*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), and Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma).
Sympathy:We wish to extend our sympathy to John and Sharon Pap and their family on the death of Sharon’s brother, Scott Bechler, on Sept. 13, 2019.There was a memorial visitation for Scott on Sept. 21 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.We also extend our sympathy to Dan and Nikki Van Beek and their family on the death of Nikki’s grandmother, Norma Joyce, on Sept. 28, 2019.Norma’s funeral was held last Thursday, October 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.
Next Sunday, October 13, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in morning worship.
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
NOMINATIONS FOR ELDERS AND DEACONS! Please check your box for the annual letter to members of the congregation asking you to nominate elders and deacons to replace those whose terms are finished at the end of the year. Carefully read the letter for those persons who are not eligible or declined to be nominated. The deadline for ballots being turned in is Sunday, October 20.
October 19, 2019 - Retreat:Embrace, Engage, Encourage:You are humbly invited to a morning of spiritual renewal.Come rest with us.Embracing an encouraging message on “Leaning into Christ”.Includes soul space, a light snack and spiritual energy to continue your calling in Christ.Freewill donation.Invite friends.For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Vander Zee, Certified Spiritual Director, via message, phone 712-400-9559, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.*taking time to be with God is the best place to find strength*
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.
Our Operation Christmas Child supply drive is underway! Though our packing party isn’t until November, now is a great time to gather supplies with the Back to School sales. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering space and a box under the coat racks to drop off your supplies. If you have any questions, please talk to Amy Schulte. Thanks!
Church Pictorial Directory Information
We invite all those who are regularly attend First Reformed and are not officially members to have your picture taken and put in the Pictorial Directory.
LifeTouch will be here next week (Tuesday, Oct 8 – Saturday, Oct 12) and on Tues-Wed, Oct 22-23 for the photo sessions.Photo sessions will be held here at First Reformed.For those who are signed up for a photo session, here is some additional information:
Please be on-time as there are many photo sessions scheduled for the day
Use the north door of the church (by the offices)
Pictures will be taken in Rooms (Children’s Worship Room) and Adult Choir Room.
Viewing of the photos will take place in the Youth Room.
Volunteers will be present to show you where you need to go.
Will take approximately 1 hour (1/2 hour for photo shoot and ½ hour for viewing and selecting photos). The photo shoot time will be for the directory but there is an option for a fun photo, baby pictures, pictures of the children, etc. if you wish
- You will receive a free 8x10
- Option to purchase pictures, but no obligation to purchase
- If you order pictures, they will be shipped directly to the address you provide at the photo session
- You will receive a printed copy of the directory in January
- Background color is stone
- Reminder phone calls and emails will be sent to give you a reminder of your photo session
Photos may be submitted if you are unable to attend a photo shoot.
- If you are submitting a photo, it must be 250 dpi (dots per inch)
- Email your photo to Val at email@example.com no later than Friday, October 18
- You must have a signed copyright release if it is a professional photograph.(Val has them in the office if you need one)
- You will receive a printed copy of the directory in January
Offerings Sunday 9-29-19 Offerings to 9-29-19 Budget to 9-29-19
General Fund: $13,296.50 $245,195.09 $294,242.50
Benevolent Fund: $5,530.00 $130,046.37 $134,399.85
Building Fund: $10,782.28 $33,721.79 $96,750.03
Sunday School Offering:Sept. 29, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 128 Last week's Attendance: 137
Last Year’s Offering: $95.00 Last week's Offering: $1,195.00
Sunday School Lessons:
Unit 10:October 6:Session 3:Israel’s First King/God Rejects a King
Unit 11: October 13:Session:1 David Was Anointed/A Shephard Slays a Giant
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
7 pm Uninvited Bible study in the youth room
NOON – Quarterback Club in the fellowship hall
1st Day of Pictorial Directory Pictures!(Oct 8 – 12; 22 – 23)
9:30 am Joy Circle in 345
5:45 pm All – Church Meal in the Fellowship Hall
(Glenda H, Jill & Dionne J, Kathy M, & Barb D – Helpers)
6:30 pm Family Night in the Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm Hand Bells
6:30 pm Girls League
7:30 pm Praise Team
8:00 pm Guys Night
7 pm Peace Circle in 345
8:00 am- Men’s Bible study in the conference room
7 pm “Uninvited” Bible study in the youth room