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)
•Andrew Perry, Anita & Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law (see update below)
•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 3 lb. 2 oz; family is grateful for prayers)
•Carol Groen (coping with lower back problems)
•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 (see update below)
•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)
•Roberta Flier (discharged from the hospital on September 23; recovering from shoulder surgery at home)
*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! – Andrew Perry, Anita & Curt Dieren’s brother-in-law, is back to work full-time and doing well.
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!
CONSISTORY NOMINATIONS:All those who have declined nomination for Consistory and whose name is on the Do Not Nominate List, is you would like to remove your name from that list and be considered for nomination, please contact Pastor Dan by Wednesday of next week (October 2, 2019).Thank you.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS:Pastor Dan is going to hold a “Membership Class” on Wednesday nights.Participating in the class does not require you to join the church and can be a time to explore and ask questions.Please let me know is you are interested in attending.Pastor Dan
5th Sunday PM Services:Faith Baptist Church will be hosting this month's Fifth Sunday Service. Please join us TONIGHT! September 29 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of music and meditation based upon Psalm 139.Light refreshments to follow the service.
Pictorial Directory:We invite all those who are regularly attend First Reformed and are not officially members to have your picture taken and put in the Pictorial Directory!
It is not too late to sign up for a photo session.We have some time slots available yet on Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23.Photo sessions will be held at the church.Contact Val or go to our website and click on the link.We also need a few more volunteers to welcome and assist during the photo session days.Please contact Brent Hofmeyer, Matt Kock, Amy or Eric Hartter or Sharon Postma if you can help for a couple of hours.Thank you!
October 19, 2019 - 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”.Includes soul space, a light snack and spiritual energy to continue your calling in Christ.Freewill donation.Invite friends.For more information, or to RSVP, 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*
Save the Date! Center of Hope in Sioux Falls invites you to attend their fun-filled Fall Benefit on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. We will have a wonderful time celebrating what God has done this past year and sharing about the changes coming in 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Tickets are $10 per person over age 12 and are available at by phone at 605-334-9789 or on our website at www.centerofhopesf.org. ALL proceeds will benefit the ministry of the Center of Hope. We are thankful for the generous corporate support from Sammons Financial Group and First Premier Bank in covering the evening’s expenses.
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 9-22-19 Offerings to 9-22-19 Budget to 9-22-19
General Fund: $10,925.61 $231,898.59 $286,829.00
Benevolent Fund: $310.00 $124,516.37 $130,946.70
Building Fund: $0.00 $22,939.51 $94,269.26
Sunday School Offering: Sept. 22, 2019
Last Year’s Attendance: 120 Last week's Attendance: 122
Last Year’s Offering: $415.47 Last week's Offering: $700.25
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
7:00 pm - 5th Sunday Services at Faith Baptist – see announcements for details.
7 pm Uninvited Bible study in the youth room
NOON – Quarterback Club in the fellowship hall
9:15 am – Staff Meeting with Cheryl
9 – 11 am MOPS in the fellowship hall
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Activities
6:30 pm Hand Bells
6:30 pm JR RCYF
7:30 pm Praise Team
8:00 pm SR RCYF
7 pm Walk in Love Circle in 345
8:00 am- Men’s Bible study in the conference room
9 – Noon: Day of Service & Community
7 pm Uninvited Bible study in the youth room