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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

January 26, 2020  

WELCOME!   May God’s presence bring warmth, enlightenment and joy as we worship together. 

 

—Welcome to Seminarian Joseph Bowman who will be leading us in worship for our morning worship service.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

 

—Welcome to Rev. Jim Dykstra who will be leading us in worship tonight for our evening service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

    A) Lesson:  Jesus in the Wilderness — Leader:  Jill — Helpers:  Kim E., Hailey M.

    B) Lesson:  Jesus in the Wilderness — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Tylar B.

Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Followers of Jesus — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Emma N., Vaida V.

                      B) Lesson:  Followers of Jesus — Leader:  Maci — Helpers:  Samantha P., Bryce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Jodi Haveman, Anna Aukeman, Emma Nyenbrink

   Next Week:  Becky Bakker, Jill von Dobschutz, Hailey Mesbergen

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Eric & Jill von Dobschutz family; Jeff & Cindy Bosch

   Next Week:  Brian & Sheri Bronkema family; Doug & Shawn Buist family

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

     Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch        PM — Jim Arntz     

           

 Power Point for Today:  AM — Katie Bolhuis        PM — Julie Bolhuis

     Next Week:  AM & PM — David Bouwkamp

 

Ushers for February:  Steve Haveman, Tim Hassevoort, Mike Haveman

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring helper.

 

Library Helper for February:  AM — Nellie Driesenga

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring helper

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #4          February 2: Team #1      February 9:  Marvin Sall’s 90th Birthday Celebration       February 16:  Team #3

 

Safety:  Today:  Scott Van Houten      February 2:  Rob Woodwyk     February 9:  Craig Ponstein

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes

Today:  Reservations can be made in the church basement for the Sweetheart Dinner

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS  (Snack and Drink:  Ashlee Boersen)

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 12:00 Noon — Sewing Group  (meet in the youth building)

Wednesday:  No Martial Arts this week

Saturday:  8:30 am — Cadet Snow Derby  (see announcement for details)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Sunday, February 2 — Make your reservation in the church basement for the Sweetheart Dinner

-2020 Cadet Camporee Meeting will be held Monday, February 3 at 6:30 pm  (see announcement)

-Cadets meet on Monday, February 3 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Council meets on Monday, February 3 at 7:00 pm

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, February 4 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson: #8 — Snack:  Donna T.)

-Education Committee meets on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30 pm

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:00 pm (meet in Youth Building)

-Classis Zeeland meets on Thursday, February 6 at 4:00 pm at Oakland CRC

       (Delegates:  Pastor Aaron and Walt Horinga)

-90th birthday celebration for Marvin Sall on Sunday, February 9 following the morning service

-Cadet Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9 during the morning worship service

-3-Point Members and 1 Parent meet in front of church on Sunday, February 9 following morning service

                (See Youth News for details)

-3-Point meets Sunday, February 9 following the evening service   (see Youth News for details)

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 pm

-Sweetheart Dinner is on Saturday, February 15 

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — Sunday School Classes

February 2 — Sunday School Classes

February 9 — Sunday School Classes

February 16 — Sunday School Classes  (Preschool-5th grade sing during morning service)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

February 2 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Art Van Wyhe

                        PM - Rev. Mark Neymeiyer (Rusk CRC) — Pastor Aaron at Beaverdam CRC

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

       Scripture:  John 10:27-30 — “Held in His Hand”

 

February 9 — Cadet Sunday; 90th Birthday Celebration for Marvin Sall

                        AM - Sermon:  Hi God, It’s Me

                                  Scripture:  Jeremiah 29:12; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #116 & #117

                         PM - Rev. Stephen Terpstra (Borculo CRC) — Pastor Aaron at North Street CRC

                                  Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — Scripture:  Ezekiel 36:16-28

 

February 16 — AM - Sermon Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  We Stand and Fall Together

                                   Scripture:  Daniel 9:1-19; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #82

                          PM - Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — Scripture:  Revelation 21:1-8

                                   Sermon:  He will wipe every tear from their eyes

 

   

This week 110 years ago, 13 families from the North Blendon area petitioned Classis Zeeland to start a church here in North Blendon.  They wanted a church closer to home, wanted the ability to attend two services each Sunday, and were looking for better spiritual care for the young people.  Check out the bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs for more history of North Blendon CRC.

 

Today you can make your reservation in the church basement for the Sweetheart Dinner which will be held on Saturday, February 15.  You may also make reservations next Sunday, February 2.  This dinner is sponsored by the Middle School Youth Group and they are looking forward to serving you!

 

Cadet Snow Derby to be held at 8:30 am on Saturday, February 1.  The Snow Derby will be held at the Horinga Farm (8315 Polk St.)  Dress appropriately for the weather - we will be outside all morning.  Dinner served.  Bring a can of vegetable or noodle soup, a cup, and a spoon.

 

Parent/Cadet Information Meeting to be held on Monday, February 3 for Cadets and Counselors who plan to attend the 2020 Camporee this summer.  We will be meeting at  6:30 pm, prior to the Cadet Meeting on that night. 

 

Education Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 pm.

 

Your 2019 contribution statements are in your mailboxes.   If you have any questions please  contact Kristen Mesbergen at 218-3060

 

From the Council: The 2019 year end budget report is in your mailboxes. Thank you for your financial support this past year.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets are in the freezer in the church kitchen and available for purchase.  They are $12 a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.  There is apple pie in the freezer also for $12 and the money goes in the donation can.

 

The Deacons gratefully acknowledge the following receipts for the month of December:

General Fund  $26,364.01; Building Fund  $2,901.45; Christian Education  $2,233.64; Missions  $2,773.49; Benevolent  $2,460.25; Love INC (Thanksgiving)  $960.00; Horseplay Equestrian  $302.00; Family LIFE Center  $427.00; The Bridge  $123.00        Percentage of Budget Met  102.71%

 

Mark your calendars - VBS will be June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm. More details coming soon!

 

Our evening sermon series until February 16 will be “From a Pastor’s Heart”.

Five area pastors of Classis Zeeland will be exchanging pulpits and each pastor will be preaching on one of their favorite Bible passages.  Here is our church’s remaining schedule:

       February 2:  Rev. Mark Neymeiyer from Rusk CRC — John 10:27-30 “Held in His Hand”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Beaverdam CRC)

 

February 9:  Rev. Stephen Terpstra from Borculo CRC

                        Ezekiel 36:16-28 “For the Sake of my Holy Name”  

                        (Pastor Aaron at North Street CRC)  

 

February 16:  Pastor Aaron — Revelation 21:1-8 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes        

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

  Sunday, February 9

  - Students, please meet at the front of church after the morning service with one parent for a brief meeting to discuss the Winter Retreat at Spring Hill Camp and registration paperwork.

  - Game Night, light supper, and short lesson in the Youth Building after the evening service. 

 

  Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

  Winter retreat at Spring Hill Camp.   More details to come.

 

Community News:

Café Assistant needed at City on a Hill Café:  Looking for an energetic Christ follower.  Duties may include food prep, cleaning, and customer service.  No prior kitchen experience required.  Must be able to work early mornings and lift 40lbs.  16-20 hours a week.  Contact Megan Behler, Café Director, at 616-748-6005 or café@coahm.org

 

Love INC in Allendale’s pantry is in need of the following:  baking mixes, boxed meals, paper towels, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant (male and female), shampoo, conditioner, ketchup, crackers, flour, sugar, cooking oil.  If your church community would be willing to help us restock our pantry we would greatly appreciate it.  

 

Thought for the Week:

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

—Soren Kierkegaard

 

January 19, 2020  (Sanctity of Human Life Sunday)

WELCOME!  May our prayers and the hearing of God’s Word make our burdens lighter, our hearts encouraged and our souls refreshed.

 

—This morning, we will witness the Profession of Faith of Dan & Trisha Louwsma and baptisms of Skylar, Stanley, and Wesley.

  Symbolism of Banners:

     Profession of Faith banner:  Just as the bright sun nourishes the plant, so the Holy Spirit nourishes the faith of the believer.  The Lord who is the Good Shepherd (crook) promises to care for His children, Dan & Trisha.  He offers forgiveness (cross) and life eternal to all believers (the leaf attached to the cross-crook).

     Baptism banners: 

      --Christ is both Savior (cross) and Good Shepherd (crook) who promises to care for His child, Skylar.

      --The Holy Spirit (dove) abides with His children, Stanley and Wesley.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

 

—Welcome to Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker from Beaverdam CRC who will be leading us in worship tonight for our evening service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

    A) Lesson:  Jesus is baptized — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Matt B.

    B) Lesson:  Jesus is baptized — Leader:  Amanda — Helpers:  Aubree B., Clara V.

Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Jesus in the Wilderness   — Leader:  Jill — Helpers:  Kim E., Hailey M.

                 B) Lesson:  Jesus in the Wilderness — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Tylar B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Samantha Ponstein, Jacob Bakker

   Next Week:  Jodi Haveman, Anna Aukeman, Emma Nyenbrink

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Doug & Mary Scharphorn; Tony & Becky Sorensen family

   Next Week:  Eric & Jill von Dobschutz family; Jeff & Cindy Bosch

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Dustin Deters       PM — Jim Arntz

     Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis     

           

 Power Point for Today:  AM — Hannah Miedema     PM — Dustin Deters

     Next Week:  AM — Katie Bolhuis     PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for January:  Travis Essenburg, Steve Geysbeek, Aaron Haveman

 

Library Helper for January:  AM — Robin Fennema

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3   January 26: Team #4   February 2:  Team #1

 

Safety:  Today:  Steve Haveman      January 26:  Scott VanHouten     February 2:  Rob Woodwyk

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CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes

Monday:  Deadline for articles for the February/March NBCRC Hotline  (send information to Robin)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders’ Meeting

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #13)

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lesson #7 — Snack:  Ruthann H.)

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts  (meet in the church basement)

Thursday:  6:30 pm — Cadet Counselor’s Banquet/Awards Night at Depot in Marne

                       (Wear Cadet Uniform — 6:30 pm Social Time and 7:00 pm Dinner)

Saturday:  5:45-8:30 pm — Middle School Youth Group Outing to Out of the Box  (see Youth News)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Sunday, January 26 — Make your reservation in the church basement for the Sweetheart Dinner

-GEMS meet on Monday, January 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm  (Snack and Drink:  Ashlee Boersen)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, January 28 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Cadet Snow Derby is Saturday, February 1, at 8:30 am at the Horinga Farm (See Announcement)

-Sunday, February 2 — Make your reservation in the church basement for the Sweetheart Dinner

-2020 Cadet Camporee Meeting will be held Monday, February 3 at 6:30 pm  (see announcement)

-Council meets on Monday, February 3 at 7:00 pm

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:00 pm (meet in Youth Building)

-Cadet Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9 during the morning worship service

-3-Point meets Sunday, February 9 following the evening service for games, lesson, and a light dinner

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 pm

-Sweetheart Dinner is on Saturday, February 15  (sign up for reservations on January 26 and February 2)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — Sunday School 

January 26 — Sunday School Classes

February 2 — Sunday School Classes

February 9 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

January 26 — AM - Seminarian Joseph Bowman   (Offering:  General Fund)

                                 Sermon:  Do You Know Who You Are? — Scripture:  1 Peter 2:9-10

                        PM - Rev. Jim Dykstra  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

February 2 — AM - Guest Pastor

                        PM - Rev. Mark Neymeiyer (Rusk CRC) — Pastor Aaron at Beaverdam CRC

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

                                    Scripture:  John 10:27-30 — “Held in His Hand”

 

    

Your 2019 contribution statements are in your mailboxes.   If you have any questions please  contact Kristen Mesbergen at 218-3060

 

From the Council: The 2019 year end budget report is in your mailboxes. Thank you for your financial support this past year.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets are in the freezer in the church kitchen and available for purchase.  They are $12 a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.  There is apple pie in the freezer also for $12 and the money goes in the donation can.

 

Save the date!  February 15th will be our annual Middle School sponsored Sweetheart dinner.  Fliers with the menu and additional details are in your church mailboxes.  We will begin taking reservations on Sunday, January 26th and are looking forward to serving you!  

 

Parent/Cadet Information Meeting to be held on Monday, February 3 for Cadets and Counselors who plan to attend the 2020 Camporee this summer.  We will be meeting at  6:30 pm, prior to the Cadet Meeting on that night. 

 

Cadet Snow Derby to be held 8:30 am on Saturday, February 1.  The Snow Derby will be held at the Horinga Farm (8315 Polk St.)  Dress appropriately for the weather - we will be outside all morning.  Dinner served.  Bring a can of vegetable or noodle soup, a cup, and a spoon.

 

Lost & Found:  Check the table downstairs which has many items that have been found either in church or in the youth building.  A coat, casserole carrier, sunglasses, tie bar, water bottle, hankies, and more.  Check it out — one of these items might be yours or it might look familiar to you because it was left by one of your extended family members following a family gathering held at church.  So, come check it out!  Items left after TODAY will be brought to Love INC.

 

Mark your calendars - VBS will be June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm. More details coming soon!

 

Our evening services’ sermon series until February 16 will be “From a Pastor’s Heart”.  Five area pastors of Classis Zeeland will be exchanging pulpits and each pastor will be preaching on one of their favorite Bible passages.  Here is our church’s remaining schedule:

Tonight:  Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker from Beaverdam CRC

                   Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in Zeal”    (Pastor Aaron will be at Rusk CRC)

January 26:  All Pastors preaching at their home church — Pastor Aaron on Mexico Mission Trip

                           Guest Pastor:  Rev. Jim Dykstra

February 2:  Rev. Mark Neymeiyer from Rusk CRC — John 10:27-30 “Held in His Hand”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Beaverdam CRC)

February 9:  Rev. Stephen Terpstra from Borculo CRC

                        Ezekiel 36:16-28 “For the Sake of my Holy Name”  

                        (Pastor Aaron at North Street CRC)  

February 16:  Pastor Aaron — Revelation 21:1-8 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes        

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

  Saturday, January 25

  Middle School youth group we will be heading to Out of the Box in Zeeland to try our skills at their Escape Room on Saturday, January 25th.  We will plan to gather at 5:45 pm and will come back to church for pizza afterwards.   Parents can plan to pick up around 8:30 pm.  Please sign up in the back of church so that we know how many to plan on.

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

  Sunday, February 9

    Game Night, light supper, and short lesson in the Youth Building after the evening service.  

  Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

    Winter retreat at Spring Hill Camp.  Save the date and watch for more details.  

 

Community News:

Check out kid shows at www.kidscorner.net.  Join Liz and his friends each week. Listen at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Collection of Memories Kit 2020 for a family activity today at kidscorner.net/activities

 

Looking for a volunteer experience but don’t want to be away for months?  Volunteer for up to three weeks with World Renew Disaster Response Services this winter or next spring.  Volunteer by yourself, or with a friend or spouse, to repair homes for disaster survivors who are still awaiting help. Make new friends from across the country -- and make a difference.  Contact Diana Marquez at dmarquez@worldrenew.net or 800-848-5818 to find your fit.

 

A Sportsmen's Banquet will be on January 25 at Second Church in Allendale.  This is a fundraiser to support the ministry of Love INC.  Each ticket includes entry, dinner, and a door prize ticket.  Cost is $20 per person, $5 for kids 15 and under, or $160 for a full reserved table for 8 people. You can buy tickets online at our website www.allendalelove.org/events.  Guest Speaker:  Brian Cleveland - Owner of Love It Fishing Charters.   

 

Café Assistant needed at City on a Hill Café:  Looking for an energetic Christ follower.  Duties may include food prep, cleaning, and customer service.  No prior kitchen experience required.  Must be able to work early mornings and lift 40lbs.  16-20 hours a week.  Contact Megan Behler, Café Director, at 616-748-6005 or café@coahm.org

 

Love INC in Allendale’s pantry is in need of the following:  baking mixes, boxed meals, paper towels, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant (male and female), shampoo, conditioner, ketchup, crackers, flour, sugar, cooking oil.  If your church community would be willing to help us restock our pantry we would greatly appreciate it.  

 

 

January 12, 2020            

WELCOME!  This is the house of God!  Here let God’s grace fill and strengthen you for the week we have begun.  May our fears be dissolved and, with God’s help, our spirits given courage.  Our God offers us hope and guidance.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

 

—Welcome to Rev. Shaun Furniss from North Street CRC who will be leading us in worship tonight for our evening worship service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

    A) Lesson:  The Boy Jesus in the Temple — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Alicia S., Emmalee B.

    B) Lesson:  The Boy Jesus in the Temple — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Holly V., Travis M.

Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Jesus is baptized   — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Matt B.

                      B) Lesson:  Jesus is baptized — Leader:  Amanda — Helpers:  Aubree B., Clara V.

                                          

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Becky Sorensen, Kathy Lengkeek, Bryce Haveman

   Next Week:  Deb Nyenbrink, Samantha Ponstein, Jacob Bakker

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Mike & Kathy Lengkeek; Randy & Lori Ponstein

   Next Week:  Doug & Mary Scharphorn; Tony & Becky Sorensen family

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jeff Bosch       PM — Roger Overweg

     Next Week:  AM — Dustin Deters         PM — Jim Arntz                 

         

 Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

     Next Week:  AM — Hannah Miedema     PM — Dustin Deters

   

Ushers for January:  Travis Essenburg, Steve Geysbeek, Aaron Haveman

 

Library Helper for January:  AM — Robin Fennema

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2   January 19: Team #3   January 26:  Team #4

 

Safety:  Today:  Rob Overweg      January 19:  Steve Haveman     January 26:  Scott Van Houten

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS  (Drink:  Edith Overweg — Snack:  Emmalee & Natalie Bakker)

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 12:00 Noon — Sewing Group  (meet in the Youth Building)

Tuesday:  7:00 pm — Outreach Committee

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts  (meet in the church basement)

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Women’s Evening Bible Study

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Mexico Mission Team Meeting  (meet in the Youth Building)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Deadline for articles for the February/March NBCRC Hotline for is Monday, January 20

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm

-Cadets meet on Monday, January 20 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #7 — Snack:  Ruthann H.)

-Cadet Counselor’s Banquet/Awards Night at Depot in Marne on Thursday, January 23

      6:30 pm - Social Time; 7:00 -  pm Dinner  (Wear Cadet Uniform)

-Middle School Youth Group Outing to Out of the Box on Saturday, January 25  (See Youth News)

-Council meets on Monday, February 3 at 7:00 pm

-Cadet Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9 during the morning worship service

-3-Point meets Sunday, February 9 following the evening service for games, lesson, and a light dinner

-Sweetheart Dinner is on Saturday, February 15  (sign up for reservations on January 26 and February 2) 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — Sunday School 

January 19 — Sunday School Classes

January 26 — Sunday School Classes

February 2 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

January 19 — Sanctity of Life Sunday — Profession of Faith and Baptism

                        AM - Sermon:  Human Life and Words — Scripture:  James 3:1-12

        Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #105-106

         (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Family LIFE Center)

                         PM - Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker (Beaverdam CRC) —Pastor Aaron at Rusk CRC

                                  Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

                                  Scripture:  Romans 12:11 — “Never Be Lacking in Zeal”

                                  (Offering:  GVSU Campus Ministry)

 

January 26 — AM - Seminarian Joseph Bowman   (Offering:  General Fund)

                        PM - Rev. Jim Dykstra  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

February 2 — AM - Guest Pastor

                        PM - Rev. Mark Neymeiyer (Rusk CRC) — Pastor Aaron at Beaverdam CRC

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

                                 Scripture:  John 10:27-30 — “Held in His Hand”         

 

Children in Worship News:  Class A (youngest class) will now meet in the previous infant nursery which is at the bottom of the stairs.  Also, each week, when it is time for the children to go down to Children in Worship, we will ask for the children, leaders, and helpers that are being excused to stand while we pray a blessing on them before they leave. 

 

January Offering Schedule:  The offering schedule for the this week and next week will be as follows:

     January 12 - AM — 1) General Fund        2) Faith Promise

                          PM — The Bridge Youth Ministry Center

     January 19 - AM — 1) General Fund     2) Family LIFE Center

                          PM — GVSU Campus Ministry

 

Next Sunday, January 19 — Dan & Trisha Louwsma will publicly profess their faith and we will also witness the baptisms of Skylar, Stanley, and Wesley.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets are in the freezer in the church kitchen and available for purchase.  They are $12 a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.  And, there is one apple pie in the freezer also for $12 and the money goes in the donation can.

 

Save the date!  February 15th will be our annual Middle School sponsored Sweetheart dinner.  Fliers with the menu and additional details are in your church mailboxes today.  We will begin taking reservations on Sunday, January 26th and are looking forward to serving you!  

 

Tonight – February 9 our evening services’ sermon series will be “From a Pastor’s Heart”.  Five area pastors of Classis Zeeland will be exchanging pulpits and each pastor will be preaching on one of their favorite Bible passages.  Here is our church’s schedule:

Tonight:  Rev. Shawn Furniss from North Street CRC — John 11:35  “Jesus Wept”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Borculo CRC)

January 19:  Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker from Beaverdam CRC

                        Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in Zeal”    (Pastor Aaron will be at Rusk CRC)

January 26:  All Pastors preaching at their home church — Pastor Aaron on Mexico Mission Trip

           

February 2:  Rev. Mark Neymeiyer from Rusk CRC — John 10:27-30 “Held in His Hand”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Beaverdam CRC)

February 9:  Rev. Stephen Terpstra from Borculo CRC

                        Ezekiel 36:16-28 “For the Sake of my Holy Name”  

                        (Pastor Aaron at North Street CRC)           

 

Lost & Found:  Check the table downstairs which has many items that have been found either in church or in the youth building.  A coat, casserole carrier, sunglasses, tie bar, water bottle, hankies, and more.  Check it out — one of these items might be yours or it might look familiar to you because it was left by one of your extended family members following a party held here at church.  So, come check it out!  Items left after Sunday, January 19 will be brought to Love INC.

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

  Saturday, January 25

  Middle School youth group we will be heading to Out of the Box in Zeeland to try our skills at their Escape Room on Saturday, January 25th.  We will plan to gather at 5:45 pm and will come back to church for pizza afterwards.   Parents can plan to pick up around 8:30 pm.  Please sign up in the back of church so that we know how many to plan on.

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

  Sunday, February 9

    Game Night, light supper, and short lesson in the Youth Building after the evening service.  

  Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

    Winter retreat at Spring Hill Camp.  Save the date and watch for more details.  

 

Community News:

Right to Life of Holland Area’s ‘March for Life’ will take place on Saturday, January 18, Beginning at 11:00 am in Centennial Park in Holland.  We will be walking around the part for about 20 minutes.  If you bring a hand-made pro-life sign to display while walking you will have an opportunity to place your name in a drawing for a $25 gift card. 

Following the ‘March for Life’ is A Devotional & Prayer Service for Unborn Children which will be led by Pastor Rick LeFebre.  The service will begin at 11:30 am on January 18, at Central Avenue CRC in the Ministry Center.  A free will offering will be collected. 

 

Check out kid shows at www.kidscorner.net.  In this week’s episode, “Can I Get a Witness?”  Liz and Lucille are challenged to be better witnesses to their friends. Liz wonders what the best way is to tell people about Jesus.  Is there a best way?  Join Liz and his friends this week as they learn about witnessing. Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Collection of Memories Kit 2020 for a family activity today at kidscorner.net/activities  

Looking for a volunteer experience but don’t want to be away for months?  Volunteer for up to three weeks with World Renew Disaster Response Services this winter or next spring.  Volunteer by yourself, or with a friend or spouse, to repair homes for disaster survivors who are still awaiting help. Make new friends from across the country -- and make a difference.  Contact Diana Marquez at dmarquez@worldrenew.net or 800-848-5818 to find your fit.

 

A Sportsmen's Banquet will be on January 25 at Second Church in Allendale.  This is a fundraiser to support the ministry of Love INC.  Each ticket includes entry, dinner, and a door prize ticket.  Cost is $20 per person, $5 for kids 15 and under, or $160 for a full reserved table for 8 people. You can buy tickets online at our website www.allendalelove.org/events.  Guest Speaker:  Brian Cleveland - Owner of Love It Fishing Charters.   

 

January 5, 2020            

WELCOME!  Rejoice, brothers and sisters, as we serve God in the New Year.  May our hearts overflow with love for God and for one another.  Reach out in Christian love to welcome one another.  We are pleased by your presence!

 

—Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper during our morning worship service.  Visitors, if you are a church member in good standing and have professed your faith in Christ Jesus publicly, we invite you to come to the table of our Lord with us.

    Communion Banner Symbolism:  The bread (wafer circle) and wine (chalice) are shown in combination with the natural elements of wheat and grapes.  The red cross symbolizes the blood of Jesus shed for the forgiveness of sins.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today:  A) Lesson:  Baby Jesus is presented to God   — Leader:  Rachel -- Helpers:  Samantha P., Jacob B.

              B) Lesson:  Baby Jesus is presented to God — Leader:  Madi -- Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V.

Next Week:  A) Lesson:  The Boy Jesus in the Temple   — Leader:  Heidi — Alicia S., Emmalee B.

                      B) Lesson:  The Boy Jesus in the Temple — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Holly V., Travis M.

                                           

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Deb Rietman, Hannah Miedema, Marcia Hassevoort

   Next Week:  Becky Sorensen, Kathy Lengkeek, Bryce Haveman

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Herb & Shirl Klomparens; Don & Mary Kloosterhouse

   Next Week:  Mike & Kathy Lengkeek; Randy & Lori Ponstein

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz       PM — Jeff Bosch

     Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch         PM — Roger Overweg                 

         

 Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — David Bouwkamp

     Next Week:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

   

Ushers for January:  Travis Essenburg, Steve Geysbeek, Aaron Haveman

 

Library Helper for January:  AM — Robin Fennema

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1   January 12: Team #2   January 19:  Team #3

 

Safety:  Today:  Nate Bakker      January 12:  Rob Overweg     January 19:  Steve Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #12)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lesson #6 — Snack:  Sandy D.)

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts  (meet in the church basement)

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

Saturday:  6:30-9:00 pm — 3-Point Christmas Party at The Lost City  (see Youth News for details)

(meet and pickup at The Lost City)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-GEMS meet on Monday, January 13, from 7:00-9:00 pm

          (Snack:  Emmalee Bakker, Natalie Bakker     Drink:  Edith Overweg)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, January 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon  (meet in the Youth Building)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm

-Mexico Mission Team Meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm  (meet in the Youth Building)

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm

-Deadline for the NBCRC February/March Hotline is January 19

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — Sunday School 

January 12 — Sunday School Classes

January 19 — Sunday School Classes

January 26 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

January 12 — AM - Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  We Are One Body

                                 Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #55

       (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Faith Promise)

                        PM - Rev. Shaun Furniss (North Street CRC)  — Pastor Aaron at Borculo CRC

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — Scripture:  John 11:35 — “Jesus Wept”

                                 (Offering:  The Bridge Youth Center)

 

January 19 — Sanctity of Life Sunday — Profession of Faith and Baptism

                        AM - Sermon:  Human Life and Words — Scripture:  James 3:1-12

        Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #105-106

         (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Family LIFE Center)

                         PM - Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker (Beaverdam CRC) —Pastor Aaron at Rusk CRC

                                  Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

                                  Scripture:  Romans 12:11 — “Never Be Lacking in Zeal”

                                  (Offering:  GVSU Campus Ministry)

 

January 26 — AM - Seminarian Joseph Bowman   (Offering:  General Fund)

                        PM - Rev. Jim Dykstra  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Children in Worship News:  Beginning today, January 5, we are moving Class A (youngest class) to the previous infant nursery which is at the bottom of the stairs.

Also beginning today, when it is time for the children to go down to Children in Worship, we will ask for the children, the leaders, and the helpers that are being excused to stand while we pray a blessing on them before they leave each week.

 

Congregation:  The 2020 budget envelopes are in your mailboxes.  The approved weekly budget amount for 2020 is as follows:  $62.00 per family and $31.00 per member.  If you did not receive budget envelopes and you do want them, please contact Kristen Mesbergen.

 

January Offering Schedule:  The offering schedule for the first couple weeks in January will be as follows:

     January 5 - AM — 1) General Fund          2) Benevolent Fund

                        PM — Christian Schools

 

     January 12 - AM — 1) General Fund        2) Faith Promise

                          PM — The Bridge Youth Ministry Center

 

 

Mexico Mission Team Meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 in the Youth Building.

 

Congregation:  Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked in the freezer in the church kitchen. They are $12 for a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.

 

Mark Your Calendar!!  The Middle School Youth Group sponsored Valentine Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 15.  More details will be coming.

 

The Elders rejoice that Dan & Trisha Louwsma professed their faith at the last Elders’ Meeting.  Dan & Trisha will publicly profess their faith on Sunday, January 19 and baptism of Skylar, Stanley, and Wesley will also take place on Sunday, January 19.

 

January 12 – February 9 our evening services’ sermon series will be “From a Pastor’s Heart”.

Five area pastors of Classis Zeeland will be exchanging pulpits and each pastor will be preaching on one of their favorite Bible passages.  Here is our church’s schedule:

 

January 12:  Rev. Shawn Furniss from North Street CRC — John 11:35  “Jesus Wept”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Borculo CRC)

 

January 19:  Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker from Beaverdam CRC

                        Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in Zeal”    (Pastor Aaron will be at Rusk CRC)

 

January 26:  All Pastors preaching at their home church — Pastor Aaron on Mexico Mission Trip

            Guest Pastor:  Rev. Jim Dykstra

 

February 2:  Rev. Mark Neymeiyer from Rusk CRC — John 10:27-30 “Held in His Hand”

                        (Pastor Aaron will be at Beaverdam CRC)

 

February 9:  Rev. Stephen Terpstra from Borculo CRC

                        Ezekiel 36:16-28 “For the Sake of my Holy Name”  

                        (Pastor Aaron at North Street CRC)               

 

Lost & Found:  Check the table downstairs which has many items that have been found either in church or in the youth building.  A coat, casserole carrier, hankies, tie clip, water bottle and more.  Check it out — one of these items might be yours!!  All items left after January 19 will be brought to Love INC.

 

There are 2 apple pies in the church freezer for purchase.  Cost is $12.00 per pie. 

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

  Saturday, January 11

    Christmas Party at the Lost City in Holland from 6:30-9:00 pm.  We will be having a night of fun with laser tag, mini golf, bowling, arcade games, pizza, and prizes.   Please note, drop off and pick-up will be at the Lost City which is located in the Holland Town Center at 12330 James Street in Holland.  Please sign up in the back of church as we need to confirm the number in our group.  Friends are welcome.  

 

  Sunday, February 9

    Game Night, light supper, and short lesson in the Youth Building after the evening service.  

 

  Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

    Winter retreat at Spring Hill Camp.  Save the date and watch for more details.  

 

Community News:

Camp Geneva Booklets are on the shelf in the narthex.  If you are thinking of sending your children to Camp Geneva this summer, check the booklet for camp dates.

 

Right to Life of Holland Area’s ‘March for Life’ will take place on Saturday, January 18, Beginning at 11:00 am in Centennial Park in Holland.  We will be walking around the part for about 20 minutes.  If you bring a hand-made pro-life sign to display while walking you will have an opportunity to place your name in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

 

Following the ‘March for Life’ is A Devotional & Prayer Service for Unborn Children  which will be led by Pastor Rick LeFebre.  The service will begin at 11:30 am on January 18, at Central Avenue CRC in the Ministry Center (not the sanctuary).  A free will offering will be collected. 

 

Thought for the Week:

To be spiritually fed, go to church with a good appetite, not a bad attitude.

 

 

December 29, 2019            

WELCOME!  Christmas day is past, but God’s blessings remain.  Let us joyfully praise God for His unique gift of Christ our Lord.

 

—Welcome to Rev. Paul Hoekstra who will be leading our worship services today.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today:  No Children in Worship

Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Baby Jesus is presented to God   — Leader:  Rachel

                                         Helpers:  Samantha P., Jacob B.

                      B) Lesson:  Baby Jesus is presented to God — Leader:  Madi

                                           Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Alicia Schipper, Emily DeJonge, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Deb Rietman, Hannah Miedema, Marcia Hassevoort

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Dakota & Julianne, Colton Jones; Scott & Jennifer Bouwkamp family

   Next Week:  Herb & Shirl Klomparens; Don & Mary Kloosterhouse

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

     Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz         PM — Jeff Bosch                 

         

 Power Point for Today:  AM — Julie Bolhuis            PM — Katie Bolhuis

     Next Week:  AM & PM — David Bouwkamp

   

Ushers for JANUARY:  Travis Essenburg, Steve Geysbeek, Aaron Haveman

         A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers. 

  

Library Helper for JANUARY:  AM — Robin Fennema

         A Thank You is extended to the retiring helper.

     

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #5   January 5: Team #1   January 12:  Team #2

 

Safety:  Today:  Randy Ponstein      January 5:  Nate Bakker     January 12:  Rob Overweg

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts  (meet in the church basement)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Communion will be held on Sunday, January 5, during the morning worship service

-Cadets meet on Monday, January 6 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Council meets on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 pm

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, January 7 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #6 — Snack:  Sandy D.)

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 pm

-3-Point Christmas Party on Saturday, January 11 from 6:30-9:00 pm  (see Youth News for details)

-GEMS meet on Monday, January 13, from 7:00-9:00 pm

          (Snack:  Emmalee Bakker, Natalie Bakker     Drink:  Edith Overweg)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, January 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon  (meet in the Youth Building)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm

-Deadline for the NBCRC February/March Hotline is January 19

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — No Sunday School  (Happy New Year!)

January 5 — Sunday School Classes

January 12 — Sunday School Classes

January 19 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

January 5 — AM - Communion

                               Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  You Are What You Eat

     Scripture:  1 Corinthians 10:14-22; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #76

                               (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Benevolent Fund)

                      PM - Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  Seven Bowls and Seven Plagues

                               Scripture:  Revelation 15-16  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

January 12 — AM - Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  We Are One Body

                                 Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #55

       (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Faith Promise)

                        PM - Rev. Shaun Furniss for Sermon Exchange  (Pastor Aaron at Borculo CRC)

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — Scripture:  John 11:35 

                    Sermon:  “Jesus Wept”  (Offering:  The Bridge Youth Center)

 

January 19 — Sanctity of Life Sunday

                        AM - Sermon:  Human Life and Words — Scripture:  James 3:1-12

        Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #105-106

         (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Family LIFE Center)

                         PM - Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker for Sermon Exchange  (Pastor Aaron at Rusk CRC)

                                  Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart

                                  Scripture:  Romans 12:11 — Sermon: “Never Be Lacking in Zeal”

                                  (Offering:  GVSU Campus Ministry)

 

Congregation:  The 2020 budget envelopes are in your mailboxes.  The approved weekly budget amount for 2020 is as follows:  $62.00 per family and $31.00 per member.  If you did not receive budget envelopes and you do want them, please contact Kristen Mesbergen.

 

January Offering Schedule:  The offering schedule for the first couple weeks in January will be as follows:

     January 5 - AM — 1) General Fund          2) Benevolent Fund

                        PM — Christian Schools

     January 12 - AM — 1) General Fund        2) Faith Promise

                          PM — The Bridge Youth Ministry Center

 

Children in Worship News:  Beginning January 5 we are moving Class A (youngest class) to the old infant nursery at the bottom of the stairs.

Also beginning on Sunday, January 5, when it is time for the children to go down to Children in Worship, we will ask for the children, the leaders, and the helpers that are being excused to stand while we pray a blessing on them before they leave each week.

 

Congregation:  Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked in the freezer in the church kitchen.  They are $12 for a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.

 

Mark Your Calendar!!  The Middle School Youth Group sponsored Valentine Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 15.  More details will be coming.

 

The Elders rejoice that Dan & Trisha Louwsma professed their faith at the last Elders’ Meeting.  Public profession of faith will take place on a date yet to be announced.

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

  Saturday, January 11

    Christmas Party at the Lost City in Holland from 6:30-9:00 pm.  We will be having a night of fun with laser tag, mini golf, bowling, arcade games, pizza, and prizes. Please note, drop off and pick-up will be at the Lost City which is located in the Holland Town Center at 12330 James Street in Holland.  Please sign up in the back of church as we need to confirm the number in our group.  Friends are welcome.  

 

  Sunday, February 9

    Game Night, light supper, and short lesson in the Youth Building after the evening service.  

 

  Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

    Winter retreat at Spring Hill Camp.  Save the date and watch for more details.  

 

Community News:

Borculo Christian School is working on updating their alumni list.  If you were an alumni or know someone who was, can you please email or call the school with current contact information?  616-875-8152 or office@borculochrschool.org.  Thank You!

 

Camp Geneva Booklets are on the shelf in the narthex.  If you are thinking of sending your children to Camp Geneva this summer, check the booklet for camp dates.

 

 

Thought for the Week:

If we pause to think, we’ll have cause to thank

 

December 22, 2019            

WELCOME!  On this last Sunday of Advent we reach out to all who have come to approach the throne of grace.  Christmas will be truly Christmas when we center our minds on the Christ child who came to offer the world salvation and hope.

 

—The Praise Team will lead us in the Advent Reading during the morning worship service.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following our morning worship service for a time of cookies, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

 

—Hailey Mesbergen will play the prelude at the evening service and Travis Mesbergen will play during the offertory at our evening service.   

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today:  A) Lesson:  Christmas:  Meeting the Christ Child — Leader:  Jill -- Helpers:  Stacy D., Vaida V.         

              B) Lesson:  Christmas:  Meeting the Christ Child — Leader:  Kelly -- Helpers:  Jodi H., Bryce H.

Next Week:  No Children in Worship (Holiday)  

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Sue Glashower, Anna Aukeman, Lexi Ossewaarde

   Christmas Day:  Danielle Hassevoort, Deb Nyenbrink, Emmalee Bakker    

   Next Week:  Alicia Schipper, Emily DeJonge, Travis Mesbergen

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Ken & Connie Vugteveen; Jason & Kelly Johnson family

   Next Week:  Dakota & Julianne, Colton Jones; Scott & Jennifer Bouwkamp family

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jeff Bosch       PM — Dustin Deters

     Christmas Day:  Bob Bolhuis    

     Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis                  

         

 Power Point for Today:  AM — Dustin Deters            PM — Hannah Miedema

     Christmas Day:  Katie Bolhuis

     Next Week:  AM — Julie Bolhuis       PM — Katie Bolhuis

   

Ushers for December:  Gary Gruppen, Randy Aukeman, Gary Bosch 

  

Library Helper for December:  AM — Linda Haveman

     

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #4   December 29: Team #5   January 5:  Team #1

 

Safety:  Today:  Shannon Driesenga                   Christmas Day:  Randy Haveman           December 29:  Randy Ponstein

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Wednesday:  9:30 am — Christmas Day Service

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Cadets meet on Monday, January 6 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Council meets on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 pm

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, January 7 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #6 — Snack:  Sandy D.)

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 pm

-GEMS meet on Monday, January 13, from 7:00-9:00 pm

          (Snack:  Emmalee Bakker, Natalie Bakker     Drink:  Edith Overweg)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm

-Deadline for the NBCRC February/March Hotline is January 19

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm 

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Sunday School Schedule (10:45-11:45 am):  Today — No Sunday School  (Merry Christmas!)

December 29 — No Sunday School  (Happy New Year!)

January 5 — Sunday School Classes

January 12 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

December 25 (Advent - Christ) — AM - Series:  Christmas is War — Sermon:  Victory Parade

                                                                  Scripture:  Luke 2:1-20; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #35-36

                                                                  (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

 

December 29 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Paul Hoekstra  (Offering:  General Fund)

                            PM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Paul Hoekstra  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

January 5 — AM - Communion

                               Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  You Are What You Eat

     Scripture:  1 Corinthians 10:14-22; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #76

                      PM - Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  Seven Bowls and Seven Plagues

                               Scripture:  Revelation 15-16

 

January 12 — AM - Series:  There’s No “I” in Team — Sermon:  We Are One Body

                                 Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #55

                        PM - Rev. Shaun Furniss for Sermon Exchange  (Pastor Aaron at Borculo CRC)

                                 Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — John 11:35  “Jesus Wept”

 

January 19 — Sanctity of Life Sunday

                        AM - Sermon:  Human Life and Words — Scripture:  James 3:1-12

        Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #105-106

                         PM - Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker for Sermon Exchange  (Pastor Aaron at Rusk CRC)

                                   Sermon Series:  From a Pastor’s Heart — Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in Zeal”

 

Congregation:  The 2020 budget envelopes are in your mailboxes.  The approved weekly budget amount for 2020 is as follows:  $62.00 per family and $31.00 per member.  If you did not receive budget envelopes and you do want them, please contact Kristen Mesbergen.

 

Christmas Day Service will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 25.

 

The January/February Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up today!

 

Congregation:  Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked in the freezer in the church kitchen.  They are $12 for a dozen and you may put your money in the donation can on top of the freezer.

 

Cadets/Parents/Counselors:  Please note that Cadet Sunday has been changed from Sunday, January 26 to February 9.

 

Thanksgiving Day Offering:  If you still have your Thanksgiving Day offering, which you were going to give to Love INC, please do the following -- put either your Thanksgiving Day budget envelope or a blank envelope marked “Thanksgiving Day Offering” into the offering plate sometime during the month of December.  Thank you.

 

Calling all artists!  If you are 6th grade and up, Pastor Aaron needs your help.  He is looking for artists to illustrate his evening messages from Revelation.  Contact Pastor Aaron and he will assign you a chapter and give details on what he needs.  Thank you sharing your gifts.

 

World Renew Gift Catalogs are on the Missionary Table in the back of church.  What a wonderful way to give to others and make an impact on their life!  Look through the catalog at the many items that can be purchased and get your family involved in choosing what to give.  If you want, you may make a purchase and honor a friend or a loved one.  Pick up a catalog today!

 

Mark Your Calendar!!  The Middle School Youth Group sponsored Valentine Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 15.  More details will be coming.

 

Winter Weather Policy:

Weeknight church activities will be cancelled if the Zeeland Public School System has cancelled school or evening activities for that day.

Sunday church service cancellation will be announced at least two hours prior to the service on television stations Channel 8 and Channel 13.  A cancellation notice will also be put on the church’s Facebook Page and an email will be sent.  Elders will attempt to notify their district members who, per the member’s request, are not included on church’s email list.

 

Community News:

A Service with Candles & Carols:  Your friends and neighbors at North Blendon Reformed Church invite you to join them this year at 5:30 P.M. on Christmas Eve in preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  The service of worship will include candles, carols, readings, and reflections.  

 

Borculo Christian School is working on updating their alumni list.  If you were an alumni or know someone who was, can you please email or call the school with current contact information?  616-875-8152 or office@borculochrschool.org.  Thank You!

 

Thought for the Week:

Should a total stranger watch us this year, what would be his definition of Christmas?

 

 

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