by: Valerie Sneller
• Brock Klarenbeek (recovering at home from surgery on May 2 to repair his sunken chest)
*Your prayers are also requested for the following individuals who are coping with cancer: Melissa Moser (Kathy Moser’s daughter-in-law),Gail Hartter (Eric Hartter’s mother), Marilyn Kuyper (Ethanie Pulscher’s aunt), Dave Kwikkel (Arnie and Donna Kwikkel’s son), Stacy Dieren (has started chemotherapy treatments), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), and Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma).
Prayer Update: Please continue to pray for Bonita Jansma Schwan as she is experiencing serious conditions and side effects from previous cancer surgeries. Currently Bonita has been placed on bed rest through June 4. Bonita is also experiencing emotional stress due to the death of her 22-year-old son, Elijah Schwan, in an accident in Spain. Funeral Services for Elijah Schwan will be Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1801 S Valley View Road in Sioux Falls. Visitation is on Friday, May 17, 5:30-6:30 pm at Miller Funeral Home, 7400 S. Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls, SD.
Pastor Dan and Sue are away this weekend for a family event. Pastor Doug Van Aartson is filling our pulpit. Doug is a son of First Reformed Church, is Scott Van Aastson's brother and is the son of the late Bernie and Tillie Van Aartson. He is recently retired and living in Sioux Center.
It’s VBS time! We will be hosting VBS here at FRC June 5-7. All children ages 4 – completing 6th grade are invited to join us. More information and a registration link is available on our website, rockrapidsfrc.org. We are still in need of a few volunteers. The positions left take very little, if any, prep work. All that’s needed is a willing heart! Please contact Amy Schulte if you are interested. Also, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering space for the food items we will need. Thanks for your support!
Summer Special Music: We are in search of your special talents this summer. We have a sign-up sheet in the gathering space on the information table and would love to have you sign-up for a Sunday to share of you talents for special music this summer. If you have any questions please contact Brad Rypkema or Dustin Bosch. Thank You.
NO ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE TODAY! The choir will NOT be practicing today because of Mother’s Day. See you all on the 19th! Thank you
GriefShare: Our next GriefShare session will be on Monday, May 13, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic for this week will be “Lessons of Grief – Part Two”. We will learn about who you are now that your loved one is gone, and why no one grieves perfectly. We will also address what grief can teach us about relationships. Please feel free to join us!
Offerings Sunday 5-5-19 Offerings to 5-5-19 Budget to 5-5-19
General Fund: $5,087.00 $108,823.02 $134,919.00
Benevolent Fund: $7,619.00 $66,308.66 $62,156.70
Building Fund: $255.00 $10,441.51 $44,653.86
Sunday School Offering: May 5, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 100 Last week's Attendance: 118
Last Year’s Offering: $615.50 Last week's Offering: $177.13
This Week’s Lesson: Unit 8 – May 12 – Crossing the Jordan/The Call to Courage
Next Week’s Lesson: Unit 8 – May 19 – The Battle of Jericho/The Promise of Victory
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY: Senior Recognition Sunday
Pulpit Supply – Rev. Doug Van Aartsen from Sioux Center
MONDAY: Moms in Prayer – College & Careers at 6:30 am
6:45 pm – 8:45 pm GriefShare in the Fellowship Hall
TUESDAY: Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY Moms in Prayer – Traditional Group at 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
9 – 11 MOPS
7:30 pm Praise Team
Walk in Love Circle in 345
FRIDAY: 8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
SUNDAY: Last Day of Sunday School