by: Valerie Sneller
Prayers:Your prayer support is appreciated for the following individuals and their special circumstances: Arietta Beyenhof (recovering from knee replacement surgery on April 10), Jon and Dani Markus (prayers for their unborn baby boy and ongoing health concerns), Andrew Perry, Anita and Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law (pray for Andrew’s blood clots to dissolve), 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), Stacy Dieren (has started chemotherapy treatments), 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), 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), Lena Jolee Olivier, Marilyn and Bill Mammenga’s infant granddaughter (pray for continued growth and healthy development), Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (diagnosed with paracardial effusion; has been able to return to work but has physical limitations), Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma), Zucker Freerks, Sara & Justin Groen’s nephew (pray for Zucker to maintain good health during the spring months), Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke), Gayle Wagenaar, Conrad and Audrey De Noble’s brother-in-law (diagnosed with acute leukemia), 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: Dave Kwikkel (Arnie and Donna Kwikkel’s son), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), and Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt).
Thank you! Words cannot express the thankfulness for all the love, prayers, and support we have felt during my journey of cancer. We do not know what lies ahead, but we know who holds the future—our Lord and Savior. May God richly bless you. Love, Gail & Jerome Hartter
Parents: Please be aware that in the Power Point pictures during the Cantata there is one “somewhat” graphic scene of the flogging of Jesus.
Living Stations of the Cross: People of all ages and faiths are invited to attend the Living Stations Of The Cross taking place tonight, April 14th at 6:30 PM at Holy Name Catholic Church, Rock Rapids. Relive Jesus’ final steps and prepare your hearts for Easter. A free-will donation will benefit Atlas of Lyon County.
GriefShare: Our next GriefShare session will be on Monday, April 15, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic this week will be on the issues of “Guilt and Anger”. We will learn about how to deal with false guilt. We will also address how to grieve relationships that are conflictual as well as how to handle grief-related anger. You are welcome to join us!
Maundy Thursday Worship Service: we will gather on Thursday night, April 18 for our annual Maundy Thursday worship/Communion service starting at 6:30 pm.
Back by popular demand, the best known name in Gospel Music, the Blackwood Brothers will be presenting a benefit concert on Saturday evening, April 20 at 6:30 pm at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center. The concert will also feature the Master’s Voice from Sioux Falls, SD and the Four For Him Quartet from Sanborn, IA. Tickets will be $15.00 per person and sold at the door only. The doors will open at 5:00 pm. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the local and global ministries of Hope Haven. Mark your calendar now for Saturday evening, April 20 for a great night of gospel music!
Looking ahead: May 1st will be the date for our Mothers and Others Event held here at the church. Be watching the bulletin and your mailboxes for further information.
ATTENTION the Bible League International Spring Salad Luncheon is scheduled for Monday May 6, 2019 at 11:30 at the Alton Reformed Church at 305 8th Street, Alton, Iowa. Come and enjoy a fashion show featuring clothes form the Bible for Missions Thrift Center. John Scafe, the national director of Bibles for Missions Thrift centers will also be at the luncheon. You are asked to bring a salad for every two people to share. Drinks will be provided. Please give this prayerful consideration. The attendance has been down and it would be so GREAT to have a large group come together to support the work of Bible League International.
Transitioning and/or needing a place to belong? Contact the ATLAS office at (712) 472-9016 and request an appointment to learn more about where and how you can serve! With the ministry growth, opportunities to bless and be blessed exist everywhere: our Lost But Found Store Manager (Vicki) is seeking volunteers to work in the thrift store as well as others with a pickup and hitch to pull a 14 foot trailer to Justice For All in Rock Valley. “Let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds!” (Hebrews 10:24)
Offerings Sunday 4-7-19 Offerings to 4-7-19 Budget to 4-7-19
General Fund: $4,523.40 $81,610.87 $104,537.00
Benevolent Fund: $6,550.00 $49,977.66 $48,344.10
Building Fund: $0.00 $5,783.25 $34,730.78
Sunday School Offering: April 7, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 103 Last week's Attendance:
Last Year’s Offering: $137.00 Last week's Offering: $
This Week’s Lesson: Unit 7– April 14 – The Bronze Snake/The Promise of God’s Salvation
Next Week’s Lesson: Unit 7 – April 21 – Easter: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection/
Fear Gives Way
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: 8 – 9:30 am Palm Sunday Breakfast served – All are welcome
9:30 am - EASTER CANTATA!
MONDAY: 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
7:00 pm - Circle of Kindness
TUESDAY: Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 12:00 pm
9:15 am – Staff Meeting with Sue
6:30 pm – Grace Circle
WEDNESDAY Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
9 – 11 am MOPS
6:30 pm - Wednesday Night Activities
6:30 pm – JR RCYF
6:30 pm – Hand Bells
7:30 pm – Praise Team
8:00 pm – SR RCYF
THURSDAY: Grandmothers in Prayer at 12:15 pm
6:30 pm - Maundy Thursday Services & Communion
FRIDAY: 8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: EASTER SUNDAY!