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), Mykenah Horstman (pray that Mykenah’s spinal cord will not re-tether), Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (recently diagnosed with myocarditis; has returned home with restrictions), Asher Menning (pray that the blood clot in Asher’s right atrium will dissolve), Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s Disease), Rosemary Harman (Steve Harman’s mother), Twilla Hoekstra (recovering from surgery), Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD), and Russell Carver, Rachelle Johnsen’s father (recovering from surgery).
*Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer: Dave Kwikkel (Arnie & Donna Kwikkel’s son), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), and Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother).
Prayer Updates: Mary Vermeer has returned home from the Rock Rapids Health Center.
Update on Greyson Austin: Greyson had a checkup with his surgeon at Mayo on Monday. She said he is healing well. He is off all prednisone, and is gaining weight. He says that food tastes “amazing!” He continues to have his “sunny personality”. He will return to Mayo on Dec 6th for his next surgery. Hopefully he will only need this one more surgery, but his surgeon will assess this after she gets into the surgery. The end result will be to use his small intestine for his colon so that he can go normally with no more exterior bag. Praising God for his wonderful surgeon and for this amazing medical procedure! We, as his family, thank you for your many prayers; and ask you to continue to remember Greyson. We want you to know that we have felt your prayers so many times. With heartfelt thanks, Marlene Mellema and families.
Thank you to a great church home for the prayers, cards, and visits that we received after Denny’s knee replacement surgery. It was all much appreciated. A special thank you to Sue Haggar. ~ Denny & Diane Altman
Thank you all for the expressions of appreciation given to me as Pastor through the last month and for the gift and recognition given last Sunday by the Consistory. Even though I am awkward in receiving it, please know I do appreciate the support and encouragement. May God bless us in the year to come as we seek to do mission and ministry together! ~ Pastor Dan
Consistory will meet this coming Tuesday night, November 6, 2018.
Today is International Prayer for the Persecuted Church. As we remember those oppressed for following Jesus we also pray concerning the attacks on all houses of worship in our country.
Hearing Devices Available: Are you having difficulty hearing the service? Our church has a hearing assistance system. If you are having difficulty hearing during the worship service and would like to try a receiver, please check at the sound booth at the back of the sanctuary or with Dave Hulstein.
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, Shari Kastein, 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.
Operation Christmas Child: We are still looking for a few supplies for our Operation Christmas Child packing party on November 14th. If you signed up for something, please remember to have your items to church by Sunday, November 11th. We are also looking for volunteers for National Collection Week (week of November 12th). Sign-ups for both supplies and volunteering are in the gathering space. Want to pack a box or two of your own? Great! Feel free to pick up as many boxes as you need. ALSO…Do you have any extra beef roasts in your freezer? If so, we are looking for a total of 20 roasts for our November 28th meal (Hot Beef Sandwiches). If you would like to donate a roast or two, please talk to Amy or Katie Boender. Thanks!
A GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” seminar will be offered at our church on Thursday, November 15, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This seminar is helpful and encouraging for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. It features practical suggestions and gives reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength. For more information and/or to register for this seminar contact Sue Haggar at 472-3729.
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 contibrute 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!!!
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 Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will open its season, “Orchestral Celebration,” with a concert on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. NISO’s program includes Prelude to Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck; Hans Christian Andersen Suite by
principal conductor, Christopher Stanichar featuring Deborah Greenblatt on the nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument; Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg; and Finlandia by Sibelius. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to a Soup & Pie Supper Wednesday, November 14, serving from 5-7 PM at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. Soups, hot sandwiches, pie, cheesecake, bars will be served for free will offering. Raffle items this year include Chamber certificates, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort package, and a handmade quilt by Clara George. Proceeds benefit parish programs. Sponsored by St. Catherine's Society, Holy Name Catholic Church.
Offerings Sunday 10-28-18 Offerings to 10-28-18 Budget to 10-28-18
General Fund: $9,567.00 $241,024.91 $296,604.30
Benevolent Fund: $275.00 $132,250.23 $141,472.58
Building Fund: $0.00 $41,585.74 $102,722.27
Sunday School Offering: October 28, 2018
Last Year’s Attendance: 115 Last week's Attendance: 129
Last Year’s Offering: $113.00 Last week's Offering: $248.00
This Week’s Lesson: Nov 4 – Session 2 – Abraham & Isaac
Next Week’s Lesson: Nov 11 – Session 3 – Isaac and Rebekah
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 5:00pm
9:15am Staff Meeting with Dave
Moms in Prayer-traditional group 12:00pm
7 & 8 pm Consistory Meetings
Moms in Prayer-traditional group-6:30pm and 8:00pm
6:30pm Wednesday Night Activities (verse to know: Psalm 139:14)
6:30pm – JR RCYF
6:30pm- Hand Bell Practice
7:30pm- Praise Team Practice
8:00pm – SR RCYF
Grandmas in Prayer-12:15pm
7:00pm Peace Circle in 345
Moms in Prayer-College and Careers 7:00am
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: Care Center Services (ALL Are Welcome!)
Health Center at 3:15 pm and Lyon Manor at 4:00 pm