by: Valerie Sneller
Prayers:Your prayer support is appreciated for the following individuals and their special circumstances: Karen Reemts (recovering at home following bladder surgery), Lezlee Benz (recovering at home following surgery), Tanner Lincecum (pray that Tanner’s shunt will continue to be effective), Caden Wright (pray for healing and for Caden to regain his strength following his hospital stay), Missy (Michelle) Perkins (currently a resident at the Rock Rapids Health Center), Stacy Dieren (recovering from colon surgery), Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s Disease), Mykenah Horstman (pray for the plans to get Mykenah fitted for a brace that she can wear at night), Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma), Gayle Wagenaar, Conrad and Audrey De Noble’s brother-in-law (recently diagnosed with acute leukemia), Zucker Freerks, Sara and Justin Groen’s nephew (recovering from aspiration pneumonia), Greyson Austin, Marlene Mellema’s grandson/Meredith & Joe Vander Zee’s nephew (pray for continued improvement with eating and energy as well as healing of the j-pouch), Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD), Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke), and Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (recently diagnosed with paracardial effusion; has been able to return to work but has physical limitations).
Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer: Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), Dave Kwikkel (Arnie and Donna Kwikkel’s son), and Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt).
Congratulations! to Derek and Whitney Van Veldhuizen on the birth of their daughter, Evelyn, on February 28. We rejoice with you on this special blessing in the life of your family!
Thank you for all of the prayers and cards following my surgery. It is very much appreciated. Also, thank you for those that contributed to the wonderful meal that was delivered the day I came home. ~ Lezlee Benz
Attention: We are being asked to not shake hands to prevent the spread of infections and the flu. We can still greet one another but in ways other than hand contact. ~ Thank you
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.
Reminder: When scheduling any meeting or any event in the church please notify the church office what rooms will be used, the time, and date. Thank you for your help.
Attention: You Tube Watchers – The past month there has been some technical problems with the live streaming at 9:30 am each Sunday morning. We are working on the problem. If this happens you can watch the sermon the next day on the church website. To do this you must go to the sermon tab at the top of the web page and click on sermons. Then scroll down and pick the date of the service you would like to watch and click on it. If you have any questions please call the office and we will get someone to help you. Thank you
Change: Adult Choir will be singing the 5th Sunday, March 31.
GriefShare: Our second GriefShare class will be on Monday, March 11, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic for this session will be “Challenges of Grief”. Helpful information is shared each week about how to cope with the loss of someone you love. Please feel free to join us!
The Community May Breakfast planning committee will meet Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m., in the Church Library.
We are looking for some ground beef for our upcoming Midweek Meals. If you are interested in donating some, please talk to Amy Schulte or Katie Boender. Thanks!
Join us this Wednesday, March 13th for our Midweek Meal. On the menu: Chili & Chips, Cinnamon Rolls, and Fruit. Serving begins at 5:45 pm and all are welcome to join us. Parents of 1st thru 6th graders: please plan to stay afterwards with your children for our March activity, Taking Care of God’s Green Earth. See you then!
OVERSIZED OBJECTS IN MAILBOXES: Because the placing of oversized object in the mailboxes is becoming problematic in several ways, we need to find a creative way to share the gifts, materials, etc. with each other. If you have a helpful suggestion for an alternative system of sharing please email our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Hope Haven Concert Announcement: Just a friendly reminder that Friday evening, March 15, the King’s Choraliers Male Chorus from Grand Rapids, MI will be at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College for a full concert of male chorus music and praise to God! This concert will begin at 7:30 pm and is part of their 5-day Spring Tour with stops in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Joining them for the evening will be the Valley Male Chorus from Rock Valley, IA. You will not want to miss what promises to be a wonderful evening! A freewill offering will be taken for Hope Haven.
Mark Your Calendars: The Women’s Ministry is hosting an All-Church Breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 8-9:30 am. They will be serving rolls, egg bakes, and yogurt parfaits. Please come and join us before worship for a time of fellowship and breakfast before enjoying the Easter Cantata! Everyone is welcome!
ARISE! Ukraine: Because you have been an important part of the Arise! Ukraine Ministry, we invite you to be with us for a special 25th Anniversary “Evening in Ukraine” dinner. Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. ~ In Jesus’ love, Paul Logan
Offerings Sunday 3-3-19 Offerings to 3-3-19 Budget to 3-3-19
General Fund: $5,842.00 $46,134.95 $66,599.50
Benevolent Fund: $8,441.00 $32,658.33 $31,078.35
Building Fund: $0.00 $1,760.00 $22,326.93
Sunday School Offering: March 3, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 119 Last week's Attendance: 116
Last Year’s Offering: $156.86 Last week's Offering: $115.00
This Week’s Lesson: Unit 5 – The Ten Commandments (Session 3)
Next Week’s Lesson: Unit 6 – The Golden Calf (Session 1)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: Care Center Services (All are welcome to attend and assist)
3:15 pm – Health Center
4:00 pm – Care Initiatives (Lyon Manor)
Moms in Prayer – College & Careers at 6:30 am
Moms in Prayer – College & Careers at 5:00 pm
6:45 pm – 8:45 pm GriefShare in the Fellowship Hall
TUESDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting with Amy (Staff, please note the time)
Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 9:30 am Joy Circle in 345
Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
5:30 pm May Breakfast Committee Meeting in the Library
5:45 pm Mid-Week Meal (Glenda H., Doris S., Diane A., & ReNae L.)
6:30 pm - Wednesday Night Activities
6:30 pm – Girl’s League
6:30 pm – Hand Bells
7:30 pm – Praise Team
8:00 pm – Guy’s Night
THURSDAY: Grandmothers in Prayer at 12:15 pm
FRIDAY: 8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: Pulpit Supply – John Hartog III