by: Valerie Sneller
- Mykenah Horstman (pray for the plans to get Mykenah fitted for a brace that she can wear at night)
•Pam Foster, Bob Dreke’s sister (coping with Huntington’s disease)
•Tanner Lincecum (see note of praise below)
•Bonita Schwan, Norma Jansma’s daughter (serious health conditions and side effects from previous cancer surgeries)
•Lambert Van Olst (receiving treatments for leukemia)
•Andrew Perry, Anita & Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law (continue to pray for the remaining blood clots to dissolve)
•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 (is now 2 lb. 3 oz; family is grateful for prayers)
•Thomas Bouwman, Tom & Sheryl Bouwman’s son (continues to experience some improvement; is now working on another round of physical therapy goals)
•Danny Bolerjack, Danielle Bouwman’s father (recovering from a stroke)
•Tony Schoneveld, Jessica Harman’s grandfather (has stage 4 COPD).
•Phyllis Te Slaa (recovering from knee replacement surgery; currently at the Rock Rapids Health Center)
•Missy Perkins (recovering from surgery; currently at the Rock Rapids Health Center)
•Greyson Austin (has started Humira injections every 2 weeks; pray for Greyson’s internal healing)
•Denise Roskam (pray that Denise’s cancer treatments will go well and be effective)
•Vicky Van Houten, Judy Netten’s sister (diagnosed with ovarian cancer; recovering from recent surgery)
*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), Arlene Sterler (Robbie Korthals’ mother), and Jeremy Hespen, Merlin & Jackie Groen’s nephew (recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma).
A Note of Praise!Tanner Lincecum had a follow up appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on September 11.Tanner’s report was positive as he is doing better than expected.Tanner’s headaches are minimal, and his shunt appears to be working well.We praise God for this good news!
Thank You:A sincere thank you to all who remembered us with prayer, food, cards, and calls.A special thank you for the act of kindness shown by Pastor Dan & Sue.The unexpected death of my sister, “Fiddy” reminds us once again of the good Lords power and plan for each of us.God bless you all. ~ Clarence & Karyn Boer
Thank You:Prayer Shawl Committee – At the current time we have enough shawls made.Thank you so much for your diligent work in our ministry – you are a blessing to our church and those who have received a shawl.We continue to present shawls to those with a need and will let you know when our supply is running low. ~ Thank you again!
Thank you for the donation of the fall trees (4).Thank you for using your gift of decorating and making our church beautiful – from the Decorating Chair
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:We would like to inform you about 2 events in Sept. that will allow you to learn more about the ministry of Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare.It would be great if you could attend 1 or both events.On Sept 15th, 2019 at 5:00 pm KBPA is hosting a hymn sing at the First Reformed Church in Rock Valley.We will be having a few residents share their testimonies as well as having many of your favorite hymns sung.On Sept. 16th, 2019 KBPA is hosting its 5th Annual banquet at the New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center.There will be a meal, silent auctions and live auctions, updates about KBPA, and residential testimonies.Fellowship time and silent auction is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, dinner, testimonies, live auction and ministry update – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Hello Grace Circle Members!Grace Circle will begin meeting again after our summer break.Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 pm.Carol De Noble will be our hostess and Bible study leader.Let’s all try to attend as we head into fall!
Reminder:Please save your Pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Charities of South Dakota.You can put your tabs in the drawer of the wicker shelves just north of the church mailboxes.We recently received this thank you from them:
THANK YOU:Dear friends at First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids.Thank You!You have our heartfelt appreciation for your kindness, generosity and support.Your pop tab donation help us to provide our guest families a home away from home when they need it most.Blessings, Nadine and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota.
Sunday School Kick Off Breakfast!Sunday School starts Sunday, September 22!! TO help kick off another fantastic year, we invite everyone to a pre-service breakfast.Serving begins at 8:00 am, and we will be serving eggs, bacon, and cinnamon rolls.Come enjoy some food and fellowship as we celebrate another year of our education programs!
Tuesday, September 17 Pastor Dan, John Hulshof and an elder will be attending the West Sioux Classis meeting at Peace Reformed in Sioux City.
Tuesday, September 24 Consistory meets as well as Deacons and Elders in separate sessions.
Bell Choir:Looking for a new hobby during Wednesday night activities?Come join bell choir!While your child is learning about youth club our youth group, come join us for an hour of enriching music and fun.No experience needed, we will teach you!Contact Erica Groen for more information.
5th Sunday PM Services:Faith Baptist Church will be hosting this month's Fifth Sunday Service. Please join us September 29 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of music and meditation based upon Psalm 139.Light refreshments to follow the service.
Church Directory:We are updating our church photo directory.Photography dates are Oct 8-12 (Tue-Sat) and Oct 22-23 (Tues-Wed).Please note that we have added 3 additional photography dates (Oct 8, 22, 23). Sign up today in the gathering space after church, go online to FRC website at www.rockrapidsfrc.org or call the office at 472-3729.
Volunteers Needed to Help with Church Directory:We need volunteers to assist during the photography sessions (greet people, check-in, etc.).If you are willing to volunteer a couple hours of your time, please contact Eric and Amy Hartter, Brent Hofmeyer, Matt Kock or Sharon Postma.Thank you!
The women of Sioux Falls First will be hosting the 2019 “Enough Women’s Conference”.The theme this year is “Created with a Purpose”.The Conference will be held September 20-21 at Sioux Falls First.The main session speaker will be New York Times best-selling author, Karen Ehman.The second session speaker is Twyla
Kuntz, Vice President of Student Development at Trinity Bible College. Worship will be led by Top 10 Billboard Christian artist, Blanca.For more information see the poster on the Women’s Ministry bulletin board or go to EnoughConference.com and EnoughConference@SiouxFallsFirst.com.
Adult Small Group Study:Please join us for a new bible study being offered this fall.We will be going through “Why I Believe,” by Chip Ingram.This is an apologetic series that looks at our faith’s big questions.What happens when we die?Can miracles be explained?Is there really a God? Ingram shares answers systematically and with logical research.Please join us as we look into this eight week study.Our group will meet after worship service during Sunday school in room 200, starting September 29th.If you are interested please contact Joe Vander Zee (712.400.9558).There is a study guide to purchase for $7.Joe will arrange a purchase of these guides, so please contact him if you are interested.
Retreat:Embrace, Engage, Encourage:You are humbly invited to a morning of spiritual renewal.Come rest with us.Embracing an encouraging message on “Leaning into Christ”.An RSVP includes soul space, a light snack and spiritual energy to continue your calling in Christ.Freewill donation.Invite friends.For more information, please contact Meredith Vander Zee, Certified Spiritual Director, via message, phone 712-400-9559, or email email@example.com.*taking time to be with God is the best place to find strength*
Our Operation Christmas Child supply drive is underway! Though our packing party isn’t until November, now is a great time to gather supplies with the Back to School sales. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering space and a box under the coat racks to drop off your supplies. If you have any questions, please talk to Amy Schulte. Thanks!
Offerings Sunday 9-8-19 Offerings to 9-8-19 Budget to 9-8-19
General Fund: $10,248.47 $218,447.98 $271,638.00
Benevolent Fund: $730.00 $117,723.37 $124,040.40
Building Fund: $100.00 $22,439.51 $89,307.72
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
Volunteer Appreciation and Training after services
7:00 pm Circle of Kindness
9:15 am Staff Meeting – Cheryl
6:30 pm Grace Circle
Pastor Dan, John Hulshof and an elder will be attending the West Sioux Classis meeting at Peace Reformed in Sioux City.
7:00 pm Walk in Love in 345
8:00 am- Men’s Bible Study in the Conference Room
Sunday School Starts!
1:30 pm Council of Churches at United Methodist Church