by: Valerie Sneller
Prayers:Your prayer support is appreciated for the following individuals and their special circumstances: Caden Wright (hospitalized in Sioux Falls and is being treated for an infection), Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to be effective), Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s Disease), Mykenah Horstman (pray that Mykenah’s spinal cord will not re-tether), Asher Menning (pray that the blood clot in Asher’s right atrium will dissolve), Greyson Austin, Marlene Mellema’s grandson/Joe and Meredith Vander Zee’s nephew (recovering from colon surgery), Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (diagnosed with myocarditis; is recovering at home), 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: Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), and Dave Kwikkel (Arnie & Donna Kwikkel’s son).
A Note of Praise! Twilla Hoekstra has been given a cancer free report from her doctor. We rejoice with Twilla on this encouraging report!
Congratulations: Sawyer and Sara (Uken) Hrdlicka were united in marriage on Saturday, November 10 at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt, IA. We would like to welcome Sara into our church family.
Thank you to the anonymous giver of the baseball card “Baltimore Orioles Future Stars” with Cal Ripken Jr.! What a surprise and a great addition to my collection. ~ Pastor Dan
Council of Churches meets today at 1:30 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE!!! We will gather at 6:30 pm on Wednesday night to express our thanks to God for his goodness and provision.
Nominations for Elders and Deacons who will be selected at a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 25 include: Elders (selecting 2): Bob Tilstra, Randy Grooters, Matt Kock, and Jerry Pytleski; Deacons:(selecting 3) Matt Kock, Jeff Jager, Steve Harman, Dale Jansma, Nick Beyenhof, Bryce Hunt and Mike Pulscher. If anyone has any scriptural reason any of these candidates should not be on Consistory please inform Pastor Dan or one of our current elders. Let us all be in prayer for the process of selection.
Due to personal reasons, Shari Kastein has removed her name from nomination for Elder. Matt Kock replaces her on the ballot. Matt is also nominated for deacon and if not selected for elder will also continue on the ballot for deacon.
Volunteers needed to help decorate the church following the services on Wednesday night. Thank you in advance.
Budget Meeting is set for November 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Budgets were placed in your mailboxes last week.
A New Shipment Arrived. Come to the Church Library to check out the new movies and books. Just in: Movies - Grace Card, The Star, and I Can Only Imagine. Books – The Christmas Blessing, Defiant Joy, At Any Cost, Faith Over Fear, The Prodigal Prophet, A Love Like Ours, and so many more fiction, inspirational and personal stories. We are also adding to the school age kids’ book section. Ages 9-12. Books – Cooper Kids Adventure Series and Christy of Cutter Gap Series. Come and see all that’s new in the library.
Thank you to those of you who have supplied roasts for our November 28 meal already. We are still looking for a few more. If you have an abundance in your freezer and would like to share with us, please talk to Amy Schulte or Katie Boender. And, as always, everyone is invited to our midweek meals. This month, they are November 14 and November 28. See you there!
Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone who brought supplies, participated in the packing party, or packed a box (es) on your own. Each one of you has been instrumental in making this yet another successful shoebox season! It’s a simple way to be the hands and feet of Jesus, yet will have such a profound impact on the lives and communities of the children who will receive the boxes from our congregation. In your bulletin this morning is a prayer bookmark. Please keep it in your Bible to remind you to pray for this ministry and the gift recipients, not only this coming week, but throughout the year.
THANKSGIVING MEAL: We are once again offering a Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at noon. We have sign-up sheets in the gathering space on the information table for you. We will be in need of people to donate pies & salads, volunteer in one of two shifts and to deliver meals. If you would like to contribute in one of these ways we would like you to sign-up before November 18, 2018. We would love for you to join us and enjoy the meal, fellowship, and give thanks to the Lord. If you have any questions you can contact Justin Groen, Brent Hofmeyer, Nettie Roskam, or Leona Vanden Top. Thank You!!! NOTE: We are still in need of more pies and salads to be donated.
RESERVE: All-Church Christmas Meal, Wednesday, December 12 at 5:45 pm. Please plan to join us for food, games, fun, and fellowship for all ages. You must sign-up at the Information Center by Sunday, December 9 this is provided by the Women’s Ministry. A free-will offering will be taken for the meal. Hope to see you all there!
Hope Haven International Ministries presents “Rejoice!” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. Tickets are $15.00 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $25.00 each. The VIP Meet & Greet begins at 6:00 pm in the Terrace Room located at the Dordt Student Center. VIP tickets are only sold at Hope Haven. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank in Rock Valley, American State Bank in Sioux Center and Iowa State Bank in Orange City. Tickets may also be purchased at the Rock Valley Christian School, Sioux Center Christian School and at Hope Haven. The Christmas concert will also feature a choir made up of students form Rock Valley Christian, Sioux Center Christian and Orange City Christian Schools. Proceeds will go toward funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2019. For more information, please visit www.hopehaven.org.
Offerings Sunday 11-11-18 Offerings to 11-11-18 Budget to 11-11-18
General Fund: $9,544.00 $256,043.91 $310,399.86
Benevolent Fund: $610.00 $146,389.23 $148,052.70
Building Fund: $200.00 $48,990.74 $107,500.05
Sunday School Offering: November 11, 2018
Last Year’s Attendance: 132 Last week's Attendance: 124
Last Year’s Offering: $155.00 Last week's Offering: $150.65
This Week’s Lesson: Nov 18 – Session 4 – God’s Promise to Isaac (Unit 2)
Next Week’s Lesson: Nov 25 – Session 1 – Jacob and Esau (Unit 3)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: 1:30pm Council of churches at Immanuel Lutheran
Operation Christmas Child Dedication Sunday
Deadline to sign up for the Thanksgiving Meal – (more pies and salads needed)
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 5:00pm
7 pm - Circle of Kindness
9:15 am – Staff Meeting with Amy
Moms in Prayer-traditional group 12:00pm
6:30 pm Grace Circle in 345
Special Classis Meeting
WEDNESDAY 9 – 11 am MOPS
6:30 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Services
Thanksgiving Meal at Noon
Thanksgiving Day – Offices are closed
Offices are closed
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 7:00am
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: Congregational Meeting during am services