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 (Graham has returned home and is doing well thus far)
•Carol Groen (continues to be evaluated at Mayo Clinic regarding her lower back problems)
•Dalton Korthals (recovering from knee surgery on November 13)
•Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to make progress in physical therapy)
•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)
•Roberta Flier (recovering from shoulder surgery at home)
•Vicky Van Houten, Judy Netten’s sister (has started chemotherapy for ovarian cancer)
•Ray Schram, Jeff Schram’s father (recently diagnosed with cancer on his leg)
•Joe Gacke (recovering from gall bladder surgery on November 26)
•Doris Calkins (see prayer update below)
*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; continues to be treated for cancer and is experiencing a lot of fatigue), Arlene Sterler, Robbie Korthals’ mother (Arlene’s cancer has moved to her lungs; 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).
Prayer Update on Doris Calkins:Following a short stay at Lyon Specialty Care, Doris was able to return home on Tuesday, December 17.
Thank You:I would like to thank everyone that has helped me in any way on my road to recovery.I truly appreciate all of you. ~ Laura Stuerman
*Please No Shaking Hands due to the cold and flu season.The upper respiratory and G.I. bugs are getting around.Thank you ~ The Rock Rapids Clinic
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE:You are invited to celebrate the birth of Christ at our annual Christmas Eve service which begins at 6:30 pm.As part of the worship we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Pastor Dan will be on vacation from December 25 - January 6 and Sue will be on vacation from December 25 - January 2.
Installation and Ordination of Elders and Deacons will be Sunday, January 12.
SOUP SUPPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Soup Prep- Volunteers needed to help cut veggies for our delicious homemade soups.9 am-Noon on Jan 8, 2020
Soup Stirrers- Volunteers needed to stir the soups once prepared. Noon-1:30 pm and 1:30-3:00 pm, Jan 8, 2020
We need to borrow Roasters. They will be returned.
Please see Cheryl or the Sign-Up on the Gathering Space Information Table if you can assist!
Attention All Volunteers:If you signed up last year, the volunteer calendar goes from March 2019 through March 2020.The new schedule will begin in April 2020.Thank you to all who signed up.There is still time to sign-up if you haven’t had a chance, we would love to have you join in and be a vital part of the church. ~ Thank You
Offerings Sunday 12-15-19 Offerings to 12-15-19 Budget to 12-15-19
General Fund: $1,634.25 $336,345.01 $378,308.00
Benevolent Fund: $4,348.42 $176,618.79 $172,384.50
Building Fund: $0.00 $90,446.79 $124,038.50
Sunday School Offering:December 15, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 106 Last Week's Attendance: 109
Last Year’s Offering: $76.25 Last Week's Offering: $104.00
Sunday School Lessons:
December 22:NO Sunday School
December 29:NO Sunday School
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY:NO Sunday School
6:30 pm Christmas Candlelight Services
WEDNESDAY: Offices closed for the holiday
8:00 am- Men’s Bible study in the conference room
SUNDAY:NO Sunday School
Pulpit Supply:Pastor Steven Van Wyhe