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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

December 9, 2018       

WELCOME!  We rejoice in your presence here.  The Lord promised to be in the midst of those gathered in His name.  Let us claim that promise as we share our hearts and voices in worshiping the living God.   

 

—Our GEMS and Cadets will be taking part in the services during the Advent Season by lighting the Advent candles and leading the Advent readings.  This morning Matthew Bouwkamp, Jacob Bakker, and Travis Mesbergen will lead our Advent Time.

 

—Today, following the morning worship service, we will have a Congregational Meeting to vote on the 2019 Budget.

 

—Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cookies, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  Advent III — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Amanda P., Clara V.

               B) Lesson:  Advent III — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Advent IV — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Kim E., Grace B.

     B)  Lesson:  Advent IV — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Samantha P., Madi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Emily DeJonge, Sue Glashower, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Stacy Deters, Deb Nyenbrink, Marcia Hassevoort

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Steve & Deb Haveman; Howard & Pat Hirdes

   Next Week:  Chad & Cathy Weener family; Rick & Bev Tuinstra

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Jeff Bosch

      

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

   Next Week:  AM — David Bouwkamp        PM — Hannah Miedema

 

Ushers for December:  AM — Doug Buist, Mike Haveman, Mike Lengkeek

         

Library Helpers for December:  AM - Bev Hassevoort       PM - Connie Vugteveen

        

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2       December 16:  Team #3         December 23:  Team #4      December 30:  Team #5

 

Safety:  Today:  Steve Haveman      December 16:  Scott VanHouten        December 23:  Rob Woodwyk           December 30:  Craig Ponstein

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes/Christmas Program Practice

Tonight:  6:30-8:00 pm — Middle School Youth Group Christmas Party  (see Youth News for details)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS Christmas Party  (see announcement for details)

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 12:00 Noon  — Sewing Group

Tuesday:  5:00-7:00 pm — Soup Supper

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

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Women’s Small Group Bible Study

Saturday:  4:00 pm — 3-Point Christmas Party  (see Youth News for details)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-GEMS sing Sunday, December 16, during morning service  (Meet at 9:20 am and wear GEMS shirt)

-Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm

-Cadets Christmas Party/Gym Night on Monday, December 17 from 6:30-9:00 pm  (see announcement)

-Ladies’ Bible Study Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 Noon

      (Note:  remember our Christmas Collection)

-Christmas Day Service is Tuesday, December 25 at 9:30 am

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

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 pm

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 16:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 23:  No Sunday School Classes — Merry Christmas!

     December 30:  No Sunday School Classes — Happy New Year!

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

December 16 — 3rd Sunday of Advent — GEMS sing during morning service

         AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Rahab  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  Scripture:  Joshua 2 & 6; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #20

          PM — Sunday School Christmas Program  “A Christmas to Believe In”

                      (Offering:  HorsePlay Equestrian)

 

December 23 — 4th Sunday of Advent

          AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Manasseh

                   Scripture:  2 Kings 21:1-18; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #11 and #13

                   (Offering:  General Fund)

          PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  He Will Redeem Israel

                   Scripture:  Psalm 130   (Offering:  Family Life Center)

 

Christmas Day — Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Jesus

                              Scripture:  Luke 2:1-20; Heidelberg Catechism #35 and #36

                              (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

 

December 30 — AM & PM - Guest Pastors  (Offering:  AM - General Fund     PM - Christian Schools)

 

We will have a Congregational Meeting today following the morning worship service to vote on the 2019 Budget.  The Proposed 2019 Budget is in your church mailbox.  Please look it over.  If you have any questions - please ask one of our Deacons.

 

GEMS Christmas Party will be held on Monday, December 10.  We will meet in the Youth Building from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Pizza will be served.  We are collecting toys/art supplies for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. 

 

3-Point Soup Supper — 3-Point is planning on having a Soup Supper fundraiser and everyone is invited.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.  If you are able to donate food we would really appreciate it.  There is a sign up sheet in the back of church.  We will be auctioning several gift baskets again to raise money for the 2019 Youth Group Serve Week.  There are several themed baskets you can bid on.  If you are able to donate items for a basket please sign up in the back of church or contact Julianne Jones or Mary Hassevoort.

 

Valet Parking:  If anyone would like valet parking, please drive up to the front of church and a Deacon will park your car for you.  They will also be available to bring your car to the front of church following the worship service.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked and can be purchased!  They are $10.00 a dozen.  Please make checks payable to North Blendon CRC.

 

GEMS:  We are singing next week Sunday, December 16, during the morning worship service.  Meet in the church basement at 9:20 am that morning and wear your purple GEMS shirt. 

 

Cadets Christmas Party/Gym Night is Monday, December 17 from 6:30-9:00 pm at Borculo Christian School.  Parents, please drop off and pick up Cadets at the school.  Pizza and pop will be provided.  Cadets - bring a $2.00 gift to exchange. 

 

Congregation:  If you would like to join those who serve during Coffee Fellowship, please contact Carla Woodwyk.  If you are already a Coffee Fellowship Server and would like to be taken off the list at this time, please contact Carla Woodwyk.  Thank You.

 

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

General Fund  $18,725.61; Building Fund  $1,800.48; Christian Education  $1,671.41; Missions  $2,573.25; Benevolent  $492.75; Love INC (Thanksgiving Day)  $2,873.50; Compassionate Heart Ministry  $154.00; Forgotten Man Ministries  $50.00; Campus Ministries  $103.00         

Percentage of Budget Met   90.74%

 

Middle School Youth Group:

    Tonight — Christmas Party  (6:30-8:00 pm)

    Middle School Youth Group - We will gather tonight after the evening service in the youth building to celebrate the Christmas season together.  Join us for evening church.   We will sit together or come around 6:30 pm.  We have a fun-filled evening planned with supper and games.  Don’t forget to wear your youth group tee!

    January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Soup Supper – Tuesday, December 11

          Students, please plan on attending the Soup Supper to help serve and clean up.   This is a great way to earn money for Serve Week.  We will need help starting at 4pm.

 

      Christmas Party - Saturday evening, December 15  (4:00 pm - meet at church)

      We will be going to Lost City for laser tag and then out to eat afterwards.

 

Community News:

Job Opportunity - Unity Christian High School is seeking to hire an individual as the front desk receptionist.  This person is the first contact for students, parents, and community. The individual who applies for this position must enjoy working with people and love Unity Christian.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Hours are 7:00 am - 3:30 pm daily/year round.  If interested, please email unity@unitychristian.org to request an application.  Applications are due by December 21, 2018.

 

The Voices of Victory will be holding their annual Old Year’s Concert on December 31.  Please note this year’s concert location - the concert will be held at Grandville’s First Reformed Church at 3060 Wilson Avenue in Grandville.  As in previous years, you are invited to come and go as you please at any time between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  A freewill offering will be taken for Georgetown Harmony Home.  Join the Voices of Victory, and their guests, the Sacred Harmonies Quartet, and participate in joyful audience singing throughout the evening! 

 

December 2, 2018       

WELCOME!  May we all prepare for the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord.

 

—Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Our GEMS and Cadets will be taking part in the services during the Advent Season by lighting the Advent candles and leading the Advent readings.

 

—During our morning service we will witness the baptism of Natalia Jaylynne VanKlompbenberg,  daughter of Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg.

    Baptism Banner Symbolism:  Natalia is baptized (shell) into Christ (cross)

 

—Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cookies, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  Advent II — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Holly V., Matt B.

               B) Lesson:  Advent II — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Andrea K., Travis M. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Advent III — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Amanda P., Clara V.

     B)  Lesson:  Advent III — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Becky Sorensen, Alicia Schipper, Emmalee Bakker

   Next Week:  Emily DeJonge, Sue Glashower, Travis Mesbergen

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Jeff & Sue Glashower family; Brandon & Yvonne Elzinga

   Next Week:  Steve & Deb Haveman; Howard & Pat Hirdes

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz      PM — No Evening Service

    Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

      

Power Point for Today:  AM — Ben DeJonge      PM — No Evening Service

   Next Week:  AM  — Katie Bolhuis        PM  — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for December:  AM — Doug Buist, Mike Haveman, Mike Lengkeek

         

Library Helpers for December:  AM - Bev Hassevoort       PM - Connie Vugteveen

        

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1       December 9:  Team #2       December 16:  Team #3      December 23:  Team #4

 

Safety:  Today:  Rob Overweg                December 9:  Steve Haveman        December 16:  Scott Van Houten          December 23:  Rob Woodwyk

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes/Christmas Program Practice

Today:  2:00 pm — “Advent Kick-Off Hymn Sing at North Blendon Reformed Church

Tonight:  6:30 pm — 3-Point Meeting   (meet in Youth Building at 6:30 — we will have a light supper)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

Monday:  6:30-8:30 pm — GEMS/Cadets Skating Party at Tarry Hall in Grandville (see announcement)

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lesson #5 — Snack:  Robin)

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

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Congregational Meeting after the morning worship service on Sunday, December 9

-Middle School Youth Group Christmas Party is Sunday, December 9  (see Youth News for details)

-GEMS Christmas Party is on Monday, December 10 from 7:00-9:00 pm  (see announcement for details)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, December 11 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Soup Supper will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00 pm

-Women’s Small Group Bible Study meets on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm

-3-Point Christmas Party is Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 pm  (see Youth News for details)

-GEMS will be singing on Sunday, December 16, during the morning worship service

-Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm

-Cadets Christmas Party/Gym Night on Monday, December 17 from 6:30-9:00 pm  (see announcement)

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

 

     December 9:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                            Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 16:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 23:  No Sunday School Classes — Merry Christmas!!!

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

December 9 — 2nd Sunday of Advent — Congregational Meeting following the morning service

        AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Jacob

                  Scripture:  Genesis 32:22-32; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #29

         PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul Arrives at Rome

                  Scripture:  Acts 28

 

December 16 — 3rd Sunday of Advent — GEMS sing during morning service

         AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Rahab

                  Scripture:  Joshua 2 & 6; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #20

          PM — Sunday School Christmas Program  “A Christmas to Believe In”

 

Today is the last day to sign Christmas cards for our Missionaries.  Please take time to do so.  The cards are on the table in the church narthex by the missionary pictures. 

 

The Proposed 2019 Budget is in your church mailbox.  Please look it over and we will have a Congregational Meeting after the morning service next week, December 9, to vote on the Budget. If you have any questions - please ask one of our Deacons.

 

This afternoon at 2:00 pm our congregation we will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church who is hosting an "Advent Season Kick-Off with Piano, Saxophone, and Song".   The hymn sing will be led by Karen (piano) and Don (saxophone) Brink.  Please join together for a time of welcoming Advent and worshiping God through music and song!    (Please note:  North Blendon CRC will not have an evening service tonight.  Please join together in the afternoon with North Blendon Reformed Church for the special service).

 

Cadet/GEMS Skating Party at Tarry Hall Roller Rink in Grandville is Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Family members are welcome to join the GEMS and Cadets!  Cost is $6.00 each and includes skates.  We will meet at the roller rink and are looking forward to a night of fun and fellowship.

  

3-Point Soup Supper — 3-Point is planning on having a Soup Supper fundraiser and everyone is invited.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.  If you are able to donate food we would really appreciate it.  There is a sign up sheet in the back of church.  We will be auctioning several gift baskets again to raise money for the 2019 Youth Group Serve Week.  There are several themed baskets you can bid on.  If you are able to donate items for a basket please sign up in the back of church or contact Julianne Jones or Mary Hassevoort.

 

Valet Parking:  If anyone would like valet parking, please drive up to the front of church and a Deacon will park your car for you.  They will also be available to bring your car to the front of church following the worship service.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked and can be purchased!  They are $10.00 a dozen.   Please make checks payable to North Blendon CRC.

 

GEMS Christmas Party will be held on Monday, December 10.  We will meet in the Youth Building from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Pizza will be served.  We are collecting toys/art supplies for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  

 

Cadets Christmas Party/Gym Night is Monday, December 17 from 6:30-9:00 pm at Borculo Christian School.  Parents, please drop off and pick up Cadets at the school.  Pizza and pop will be provided.  Cadets - bring a $2.00 gift to exchange. 

 

Congregation:  If you would like to join those who serve during Coffee Fellowship, please contact Carla Woodwyk.  If you are already a Coffee Fellowship Server and would like to be taken off the list at this time, please contact Carla Woodwyk.  Thank You.

 

Middle School Youth Group:

    December 9 — Christmas Party  (6:30-8:00 pm)

    Middle School Youth Group - We will gather next Sunday evening, December 9 for our Christmas Party.  We will gather after church in the Youth Building around 6:30-8:00 pm and will enjoy supper, games, and fellowship.  Come enjoy an evening of fun!  Friends are always welcome.

     January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Tonight — Meeting  (we will meet at 6:30 pm)

            Light supper provided

       Soup Supper – Tuesday, December 11

          Students, please plan on attending the Soup Supper to help serve and clean up. 

      This is a great way to earn money for Serve Week.  We will need help starting at 4pm.

    Christmas Party - Saturday evening, December 15  (4:00 pm - meet at church)

                 We will be going to Lost City for laser tag and then out to eat afterwards.

 

Thought for the Week:

It is not always our words that speak, but our attitude that does.

 

November 25, 2018       

WELCOME!  Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd!  We are one flock of His worldwide fold.  We try to head His voice.  We are thankful that He knows each of us by name.  He gives His life for His sheep — for you and for me.  

 

—Welcome to Seminarian Seth Atsma who will be leading our worship services today.

 

—Andrew Scharphorn will be playing the offertory during the morning worship service.

 

—Today we celebrate Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th birthday!!  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cake, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

     Sunday School students go directly to your classrooms following the morning worship service.  There will be cupcakes in your classroom for you.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson: Advent 1 — Leader: Rachel — Helpers:  Hannah M., Tylar B.

               B) Lesson:  Advent 1 — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Kristen M., Bryce H. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Advent II — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Holly V., Matt B.

     B)  Lesson:  Advent II — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Andrea K., Travis M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Trisha Louwsma, Becky Bakker, Lexi Ossewaarde

   Next Week:  Becky Sorensen, Alicia Schipper, Emmalee Bakker

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Alex & Danielle Hassevoort family; Tony & Tena Hassevoort

   Next Week:  Jeff & Sue Glashower family; Brandon & Yvonne Elzinga

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz      PM — Roger Overweg

      

Power Point for Today:  AM — Hannah Miedema      PM — David Bouwkamp

   Next Week:  AM  & PM  — Ben DeJonge

 

Ushers for December:  AM — Doug Buist, Mike Haveman, Mike Lengkeek

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers.

     

Library Helpers for December:  AM - Bev Hassevoort       PM - Connie Vugteveen

     A Thank You is extended to the retiring helpers.

   

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th Birthday Celebration

                                                    December 2:  Team #1

                                                    December 9:  Team #2

 

Safety:  Today:  Nate Bakker          December 2:  Rob Overweg        December 9:  Steve Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes/Christmas Program Practice

Today:  80th Birthday Celebration for Alma Bouwkamp  (following the morning service)

Today:  NBCRC Hotline Deadline  (December/January Hotline -- give information to Robin)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 12:00 Noon — Sewing Group

Tuesday:  7:00 pm — Outreach Committee

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

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Women’s Small Group Bible Study

Saturday:  9:00-11:00 am — Sunday School Christmas Program practice

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-‘Advent Kick-Off’ with North Blendon Reformed Church on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm

-3-Point Meeting/Light Supper on Sunday, December 2  (we will meet at 6:30 pm)

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

-GEMS/Cadets Skating Party is Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Tarry Hall Skating Rink

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, December 4 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #5 — Snack:  Robin)

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 pm

-Soup Supper will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00 pm

-Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

 

     Saturday, December 1:  Christmas Program Practice  (9:00-11:00 am)

     December 2:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                           Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 9:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                            Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 16:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

December 2 — 1st Sunday of Advent; Baptism of Natalia Van Klompenberg

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Isaac

                 Scripture:  Genesis 22; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #14 & #15

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

       PM - We will join North Blendon Reformed Church at 2:00 pm for an “Advent Kickoff” service

                No 5:30 pm Evening Service at North Blendon CRC

                 We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church for “Advent Season Kick-Off”          

                 Service is at 2:00 pm   (see announcement and poster on bulletin board in church basement)

 

December 9 — 2nd Sunday of Advent

        AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Jacob

                  Scripture:  Genesis 32:22-32; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #29

         PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul Arrives at Rome

                  Scripture:  Acts 28

    

Take time today to sign Christmas cards for our Missionaries.  The cards are on the table in the church narthex by the missionary pictures. 

 

Today we celebrate Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th birthday.  Cake will be served in the church basement following the morning worship service.

Sunday School Students:  Please go directly to your classrooms following the morning worship service.  You will have cupcakes in your classroom.

 

Next Sunday, December 2, during the morning service, our congregation plans to witness the baptism of Natalia Jaylynne Van Klompenberg, daughter of Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg.

 

North Blendon Reformed Church is hosting an "Advent Season Kick-Off with Piano, Saxophone, and Song" on Sunday, December 2.  The hymn sing will be led by Karen (piano) and Don (saxophone) Brink.  Please join us at 2:00 p.m. for a time of welcoming Advent and worshiping God through music and song!  (Please note:  North Blendon CRC will not have an evening service on December 2.  Please join together in the afternoon with North Blendon Reformed Church for the special “Advent Season Kick-Off Hymn Sing” service).

 

3-Point Soup Supper — 3-Point is planning on having a Soup Supper fundraiser and everyone is invited.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.  If you are able to donate food we would really appreciate it.  There is a sign up sheet in the back of church.  We will be auctioning several gift baskets again to raise money for the 2019 Youth Group Serve Week.  There are several themed baskets you can bid on.  If you are able to donate items for a basket please sign up in the back of church or contact Julianne Jones or Mary Hassevoort.

 

Valet Parking:  If anyone would like valet parking, please drive up to the front of church and a Deacon will park your car for you.  They will also be available to bring your car to the front of church following the worship service.

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked and can be purchased!  They are $10.00 a dozen.  Please make checks payable to North Blendon CRC.

 

Christian School Tuition Assistance of $600.00 per student was mailed out.

 

Do you have an extra hour?  Come hang out with some kids!!  HorsePlay Equestrian is growing and can use more volunteers to come and help with the kids.  You do not need any horse experience!  We can use volunteers in many spots in our ministry.  If you are able to help or if you need more information, please contact Tami Klinger at 616-283-8189.

 

Middle School Youth Group:

     January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Sunday, December 2 — Meeting  (we will meet at 6:30 pm)

       Light supper provided

 

       Soup Supper – Tuesday, December 11

      Students, please plan on attending the Soup Supper to help serve and clean up. 

      This is a great way to earn money for Serve Week.  We will need help starting at 4pm.

 

       Christmas Party - Saturday evening, December 15

           More details to come.

 

Community News:

‘Protect Young Eyes’ is a parent presentation that will be held on November 29 at 7:00 pm at Third Church in Zeeland.  This is important education about the digital culture of kids today and offers information and tools to use technology wisely.  This presentation is for more than parents; grandparents need it too so we can help “our kids”.  There are flyers on the bulletin board in the church basement.  Check out www.protectyoungeyes.com for more information. 

 

Thought for the Week:

Time and words can never be recalled.

 

          

November 18, 2018       

WELCOME!  May we all be open to the benefits of God’s grace.  Let us worship Him in spirit and in truth.

—Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cookies, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson: Birth of John the Baptist — Leader: Rosie — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Emma N.

               B) Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Eric/Jill V., Hailey M. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Advent 1 — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Hannah M., Tylar B.

     B)  Lesson:  Advent 1 — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Kristen M., Bryce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Danielle Hassevoort, Samantha Ponstein, Madi Ossewaarde

   Thanksgiving Day:  Jill von Dobschutz, Anna Aukeman, Clara Van Klompenberg

   Next Week:  Trisha Louuwsma, Becky Bakker, Lexi Ossewaarde

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Steve & Michelle Geysbeek family; Arvin & Joan Boersema

   Thanksgiving Day:  Shannon & Erika Driesenga family; Gary & Vicky Gruppen

   Next Week:  Alex & Danielle Hassevoort family; Tony & Tena Hassevoort

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Roger Overweg

    Thanksgiving Day:  Bob Bolhuis

    Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch      PM — Jim Arntz

      

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

   Thanksgiving Day:  Julie Bolhuis

   Next Week:  AM — Hannah Miedema     PM — David Bouwkamp

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Gary Gruppen, Carl Haveman, Shawn Kole

     

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga       PM - Nellie Driesenga

       

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3           November 25:  Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th Birthday Celebration           December 2:  Team #1

 

Safety:  Today:  Randy Ponstein          November 25:  Nate Bakker           December 2:  Rob Overweg            December 9:  Steve Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Tonight:  3-Point Meeting/Light Supper  (following the Evening Service)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #7) — Cadets - remember  to turn in forms for Advent

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders’ Meeting

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lesson #4 — Snack:  Nancy)

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

Thursday:  9:30 am — Thanksgiving Day Service  (food drive for Love INC - see announcement)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-NBCRC Hotline Deadline is November 25  (for December/January Hotline)

-80th Birthday Celebration for Alma Bouwkamp on Sunday, November 25 (following morning service)

-GEMS meets on Monday, November 26 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, November 27 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 pm

-Women’s Small Group Bible Study meets on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm

-Christmas Program Practice is Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:00 am

-‘Advent Kick-Off’ with North Blendon Reformed Church on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm

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

-GEMS/Cadets Skating Party is Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Tarry Hall Skating Rink

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 pm

-Soup Supper will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00 pm

-Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes

     November 25:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     Saturday, December 1:  Christmas Program Practice  (9:00-11:00 am)

     December 2:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                           Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 9:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                            Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am   (Offering:  Love INC)

                                  Sermon:  Where are the others? — Scripture:  Luke 17:11-19; Q&A #125

                                  Non-perishable food items for Love INC brought to front of sanctuary before service

 

November 25 — AM & PM - Guest Pastor:  Seminarian Seth Atsma

                            Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th Birthday Celebration (following the morning service)

 

December 2 — 1st Sunday of Advent; Baptism of Natalia Van Klompenberg

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Isaac

                 Scripture:  Genesis 22; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #14 & #15

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

       PM - We will join North Blendon Reformed Church at 2:00 pm for an “Advent Kickoff” service

                No 5:30 pm Evening Service at North Blendon CRC

                 We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church for “Advent Season Kick-Off”          

                 Service is at 2:00 pm   (see announcement and poster on bulletin board in church basement)

          

Congregation:  We have a list of 19 families who we can bring a Thanksgiving dinner to! 

PLEASE NOTE:  The families need to be called by tomorrow night, Monday, November 19, to set up a delivery time.  Please pick up a card today! 

All families are in the Allendale area and in the narthex there are Family Information Cards along with a list of food items needed for the meal.  If you would like to give a meal to a family, take a card and the list of food.  You may provide a meal to a family on your own or team up with another family or two to provide the needed items.  On your card is listed the family contact person who can be called to set best day and time for meal delivery.  Any questions…call Cindy Bosch at 616-819-0959 or ask her at church.  Let us share the blessing we receive each day.  Thanks — The Outreach Committee

 

Take time today to sign the Christmas cards for our Missionaries.  The cards are on the table in the church narthex by the missionary pictures. 

 

Cadets - Remember to turn in forms for Advent at our meeting tomorrow night.

 

The deadline is 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 21 for any bulletin announcements and/or information for the November 25 bulletin.  Thank You.

 

Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am.  Our church will be collecting non-perishable items for Love I.N.C. on Thanksgiving Day.  Bring your bag of donations on Thanksgiving Day and place in the front of the sanctuary prior to the service. 

 

Children in Worship Helpers:  If you are a Children in Worship Helper and would like to be taken off the list of helpers or if you are not on the list of helpers and would like to be added, please contact Mary Scharphorn (you must be in 4th grade or older and have already watched the Abuse Prevention and Response PowerPoint)

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked and can be purchased!  They are $10.00 a dozen.  Please make checks payable to North Blendon CRC.

 

Christian School Tuition Assistance of $600.00 per student was mailed out this past week. 

 

3-Point Soup Supper — 3-Point is planning on having a Soup Supper fundraiser and everyone is invited.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.  If you are able to donate food we would really appreciate it.  There is a sign up sheet in the back of church.  We will be auctioning several gift baskets again to raise money for the 2019 Youth Group Serve Week.  There are several themed baskets you can bid on.  If you are able to donate items for a basket please sign up in the back of church or contact Julianne Jones or Mary Hassevoort.

 

North Blendon Reformed Church is hosting an "Advent Season Kick-Off with Piano, Saxophone, and Song" on Sunday, December 2.  The hymn sing will be led by Karen (piano) and Don (saxophone) Brink.  Please join us at 2:00 p.m. for a time of welcoming Advent and worshiping God through music and song!  (Please note:  North Blendon CRC will not have an evening service on December 2.  Please join together in the afternoon with North Blendon Reformed Church for the special “Advent Season Kick-Off Hymn Sing” service).

 

Valet Parking:  If anyone would like valet parking, please drive up to the front of church and a Deacon will park your car for you.  They will also be available to bring your car to the front of church following the worship service.

 

Do you have an extra hour?  Come hang out with some kids!!  HorsePlay Equestrian is growing and can use more volunteers to come and help with the kids.  You do not need any horse experience!  We can use volunteers in many spots in our ministry.  If you are able to help or if you need more information, please contact Tami Klinger at 616-283-8189.

 

Middle School Youth Group:

     January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Tonight — Meeting  (following the evening worship service)

       Light supper provided

 

       Soup Supper – Tuesday, December 11

      Students, please plan on attending the Soup Supper to help serve and clean up.  This is a great way to earn money for Serve Week.  We will need help starting at 4pm.

 

Community News:

‘Protect Young Eyes’ is a parent presentation that will be held on November 29 at 7:00 pm at Third Church in Zeeland.  This is important education about the digital culture of kids today and offers information and tools to use technology wisely.  This presentation is for more than parents; grandparents need it too so we can help “our kids”.  There are flyers on the bulletin board in the church basement.  Check out www.protectyoungeyes.com for more information. 

 

Thought for the Week:

A lot  of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

 

 

November 11, 2018       

WELCOME!  Blessings to all on this Lord’s Day.  We praise God for every faithful worshiper today and pray for the Spirit to rest on each member and visitor alike as we worship together.     

 

—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 join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cookies, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  Exile & Return — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Emily D., Jacob B.

               B) Lesson:  Exile & Return — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Mike K., Lexi O. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Emma N.

     B)  Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Eric/Jill V., Hailey M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Sue Glashower, Deb Rietman, Emma Nyenbrink

   Next Week:  Danielle Hassevoort, Samantha Ponstein, Madi Ossewaarde

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  John & Vonnie Bouwkamp; Randy & Jodi Haveman family

   Next Week:  Steve & Michelle Geysbeek family; Arvin & Joan Boersema

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Jeff Bosch

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Roger Overweg

      

Power Point for Today:  AM — Dave Bouwkamp      PM — Hannah Miedema

   Next Week:  AM — Katie Bolhuis     PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Gary Gruppen, Carl Haveman, Shawn Kole

     

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga       PM - Nellie Driesenga

       

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2         November 18:  Team #3   

   November 25:  Alma Bouwkamp’s 80th Birthday Celebration       December 2:  Team #1

 

Safety:  Today:  Randy Haveman          November 18:  Randy Ponstein           

                     November 25:  Nate Bakker            December 2:  Rob Overweg

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Working with Children Presentation  (in the sanctuary following the morning service)

Tonight:  Middle School Youth Group  (see Youth News for details)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 12:00 Noon — Sewing Group

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

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Women’s Small Group Bible Study

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, November 18  (following the evening service — with a light supper)

-Cadets meet on Monday, November 19 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Elders meet on Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, November 20 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #4 — Snack:  Nancy)

-Thanksgiving Day Service on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am

-NBCRC Hotline Deadline is November 25  (for December/January Hotline)

-80th Birthday Celebration for Alma Bouwkamp on Sunday, November 25 (following morning service)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 pm

-Christmas Program Practice is Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:00 am

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  No Sunday School Classes

     November 18:  Sunday School Classes

     November 25:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

     December 2:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                           Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

November 18

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Abraham & Sarah

                 Scripture:  Genesis 17:15-18:15; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #19  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Storm and Shipwreck — Scripture:  Acts 27

                (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am   (Offering:  Love INC)

 

November 25 — AM & PM - Guest Pastor

 

December 2 — 1st Sunday of Advent; Baptism of Natalia Van Klompenberg

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Isaac

                 Scripture:  Genesis 22; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #14 & #15

                 (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Faith Promise

        PM - No Evening Service at North Blendon CRC

                 We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church for “Advent Season Kick-Off”          

                 Service is at 2:00 pm   (see announcement and poster on bulletin board in church basement)

      

Are you interested in learning some tips for working with children?  Today following the morning service, there will be a presentation led by Stacy Deters and Deirdre Vriesman where you can ask questions and learn some tricks.  Sunday School teachers, GEMS Leaders, Cadet Leaders, and anyone else interested are welcome to attend.  We will meet in the Sanctuary.

 

REMINDER!  Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Deadline is TODAY!  Please put your filled shoeboxes on the table in the basement.  Please contact Jill vonDobshcutz or Becky Sorensen with any questions.  Thank you to everyone that filled a shoebox.  Many children will be blessed by your generosity this Christmas.

 

Middle School Youth Group, TODAY is the deadline to turn in your reservation/deposit for our upcoming White Out Retreat on January 18-20.  If you (or your parents) have any questions regarding this, please contact a Youth Group Leader.

 

There is now another hymnal in our pews.  The Worship Committee would like to thank an anonymous donor for making it possible for us to purchase the Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal.  We look forward to using this hymnal to enhance our worship with additional songs. 

 

Children in Worship Helpers:  If you are a Children in Worship Helper and would like to be taken off the list of helpers, please contact Mary Scharphorn.  If you are not on the list of helpers and would like to be added, please contact Mary Scharphorn (to be added to the list of Children in Worship Helpers you must be in 4th grade or higher and have already watched the Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint)

 

Congregation:  We have a list of 19 families who we can bring a Thanksgiving dinner to!  All families are in the Allendale area and in the narthex there are Family Information Cards along with a list of food items needed for the meal.  If you would like to give a meal to a family, take a card and the list of food.  You may provide a meal to a family on your own or team up with another family or two to provide the needed items.  On your card is listed the family contact person who can be called to set best day and time for meal delivery.  Any questions…call Cindy Bosch at 616-819-0959 or ask her at church.  Thanks — The Outreach Committee

 

Take time today to sign the Christmas cards for our Missionaries.  The cards are on the table in the church narthex by the missionary pictures. 

 

Pig-in-the-Blankets have been restocked and can be purchased!  They are $10.00 a dozen. Please make checks payable to North Blendon CRC.

 

Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am.  Our church will be collecting non-perishable items for Love I.N.C. on Thanksgiving Day.  Bring your bag of donations to church on Thanksgiving Day and place it in the front of the sanctuary prior to the Thanksgiving Day Service.

 

From Council:  The ballots regarding the Proposal for a new church sign were counted Monday evening at the Council Meeting and the Proposal was passed.  The results were as follows:  Yes - 137 and No - 13.

 

North Blendon Reformed Church is hosting an "Advent Season Kick-Off with Piano, Saxophone, and Song" on Sunday, December 2.  The hymn sing will be led by Karen (piano) and Don (saxophone) Brink.  Please join us at 2:00 p.m. for a time of welcoming Advent and worshiping God through music and song!  (Please note:  North Blendon CRC will not have an evening service on December 2.  Please join together in the afternoon at North Blendon Reformed Church for the special “Advent Season Kick-Off Hymn Sing” service).

 

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

General Fund  $21,261.84; Building Fund  $2,052.03; Christian Education  $1,834.26; Missions $3,344.75; Wedgewood Christian Services  $111.00; Resonate Global  $115.00; Campus Ministries  $30.00        Percentage of Budget Met  103.30%

 

Valet Parking:  If anyone would like valet parking, please drive up to the front of church and a Deacon will park your car for you.  They will also be available to bring your car to the front of church following the worship service.

 

Middle School Youth Group:

      Tonight — Game Night/Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm)

        Middle School Youth Group we will gather together tonight in the Youth Building after evening church (6:30 ish) until 8:00 pm.  Be sure to wear your youth group t-shirt, and we would love to have you join us for evening church (we will sit together).  Looking forward to an evening of food, fellowship, and fun!

      January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

         Middle School Youth Group - Today is the deadline to turn in your reservation/deposit for our upcoming White Out Retreat on January 18-20.  If you (or your parents) have any questions regarding this, please contact a Youth Group Leader.

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Sunday, November 18 — Meeting  (following the evening worship service)

       Light supper provided

 

Community News:

Holland’s very own Big Band of Praise (BBOP), together with Lake Effect - The Choir, will present, “Wait’ll You See!” an inspiring evening of music to benefit Hospice of Holland.  The concert will be on November 15 at 7:30 pm at Beechwood Church (895 Ottawa Beach Road).  Your spirits will be lifted with music from folk to spirituals and from jazz to gospel in the choral and swing band styles.  A free will offering will be taken to help support Hospice of Holland.

 

 November 4, 2018       

WELCOME!  Blessings to all on this Lord’s Day.  We praise God for every faithful worshiper today and pray for the Spirit to rest on each member and visitor alike as we worship together.     

 

—Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cookies, punch, coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  The Temple, A House for God — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Jodi H., Emmalee B.

               B) Lesson:  The Temple, A House for God — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Madi O. 

Next Week: 

     A)  Lesson:  Exile & Return — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Emily D., Jacob B.

     B)  Lesson:  Exile & Return — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Mike K., Lexi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Nancy Slusser, Hailey Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Sue Glashower, Deb Rietman, Emma Nyenbrink

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  David & Ruthann Haveman; Ben & Renee Skruch family

   Next Week:  John & Vonnie Bouwkamp; Randy & Jodi Haveman family

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz      PM — Roger Overweg

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Jeff Bosch

      

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

   Next Week:  AM — David Bouwkamp     PM — Hannah Miedema

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Gary Gruppen, Carl Haveman, Shawn Kole

     

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga       PM - Nellie Driesenga

       

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1       November 11:  Team #2          November 18:  Team #3            November 25:  Team #4

 

Safety:  Today:  Shannon Driesenga          November 11:  Randy Haveman      November 18:  Randy Ponstein            November 25:  Nate Bakker

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Tonight:  3-Point Meeting/Light Supper  (meet in Youth Building following the evening service)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #6)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Snack:  Nellie — Lesson #3)

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

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

Saturday:  9:00 am — Making Pig-in-the-Blankets  (please sign up in the narthex if you can help)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Sunday, November 11 during the morning worship service

-Working with Children Presentation - Sunday, November 11 after morning service  (see announcement)

-Middle School Youth Group Game Night/Meeting on Sunday, November 11 (after the evening service)

-GEMS meets on Monday, November 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Women’s Small Group meets on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

-Elders meet on Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

-Thanksgiving Day Service on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am

-NBCRC Hotline Deadline is November 25  (for December/January Hotline)

-80th Birthday Celebration for Alma Bouwkamp on Sunday, November 25 (following morning service)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes

     November 11:  No Sunday School  (Communion)

     November 18:  Sunday School Classes

     November 25:  Sunday School Classes for 6th-12th grades

                              Christmas Program Practice for Preschool-5th grade

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

November 11  (Communion)

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Noah

                Scripture:  Genesis 6-9; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #8

                (Offering:  1 - General Fund   2 - Benevolent)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul’s Defense to Agrippa — Scripture:  Acts 26

                (Offering:  Compassionate Heart Ministries)

 

November 18

       AM - Series:  Ancestors of Christ — Sermon:  Abraham & Sarah

                 Scripture:  Genesis 17:15-18:15; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #19  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Storm and Shipwreck — Scripture:  Acts 27

                (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am   (Offering:  Love INC)

 

November 25 — AM & PM - Guest Pastor

 

Christian School Disbursement will take place in November.  If you are in need of extra money for tuition, please contact Tony Hassevoort at 616-836-1473 by today.

 

Snowplowing Bids are now being accepted by the Building & Grounds Committee.  If you would like to turn in a bid, please turn it in to Brian Bronkema by today.

 

Pig-in-a-blankets will be made again on Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 am.  If you are available to help, please sign the sheet on the shelf in the back of church today. Have questions, contact Nancy Miedema.

 

Are you interested in learning some tips for working with children?  On November 11th, after the morning service, there will be a presentation led by Stacy Deters and Deirdre Vriesman where you can ask questions and learn some tricks.  Sunday School teachers, GEMS Leaders, Cadet Leaders, and anyone else interested are welcome to attend.  We will meet in the Sanctuary.

 

Outreach Committee is hoping to bless 20 families with Thanksgiving baskets.  Similar to last year, we are going to be looking for volunteers from the congregation to provide these baskets to those in need.  Prayerfully consider if you could help in this!  More information to come.

 

REMINDER!  Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection deadline is NEXT Sunday, November 11.  Please be sure to read the brochure on what items can and cannot be included in the shoeboxes.  Don’t forget to include $9 for each shoebox to cover shipping costs.  This year you may write a check to NBCRC Sunday School or include cash (and we will send one big check), or write your check to Samaritan’s Purse to make your donation online and follow your box around the world.  There are shoeboxes and labels available on the Sunday School table in the church basement.  Your filled shoeboxes can be put on the table in the church basement.  Please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen with any questions.

 

Children in Worship Helpers:  If you are a Children in Worship Helper and would like to be taken off the list of Helpers, please contact Mary Scharphorn.  If you are not on the list of Helpers and would like to be added, please contact Mary Scharphorn (to be added to the list of Children in Worship Helpers you must be in 4th grade or higher and have already watched the Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint)

 

The Deacons gratefully acknowledge the following receipts for September 2018:

General Fund  $20,333.65; Building Fund  $2,011.15; Christian Education  $1,778.51; Missions  $1,537.00; Benevolent  $549.00; Love INC  $137.00; Hungry For Christ  $171.00; Guiding Light Mission  $185.00.     Percentage of Budget Met   79.53%

 

Middle School Youth Group:

      Sunday, November 11 — Game Night/Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm)

        Middle School Youth Group will gather on Sunday, November 11 in the Youth Building after evening church (6:30-ish) until 8 pm.  We will play games, enjoy munchies, and have a brief lesson.  Be sure to wear your youth group t-shirt and we would love to have you join us for evening church.  (We will sit together)    Looking forward to an evening of food, fellowship, and fun!

 

      January 18-20 — White Out Weekend Retreat at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

      Middle School Youth Group - We will once again be going on the White Out Weekend Retreat to Pine Ridge Bible Camp on January 18-20. Information flyers were placed in your church mailboxes.  If you (or your parents) have any questions regarding this, please contact a youth group leader.  We would like all reservations/deposits turned in by November 11th.

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Tonight — Meeting  (following the evening worship service)

       Light supper provided

     Sunday, November 18 — Meeting  (following the evening worship service)

       Light supper provided

 

Community News:

Holland’s very own Big Band of Praise (BBOP), together with Lake Effect - The Choir, will present, “Wait’ll You See!” an inspiring evening of music to benefit Hospice of Holland.  The concert will be on November 15 at 7:30 pm at Beechwood Church (895 Ottawa Beach Road).  Your spirits will be lifted with music from folk to spirituals and from jazz to gospel in the choral and swing band styles.  A free will offering will be taken to help support Hospice of Holland.

 

Thought for the Week:

A Bible in the hand is worth more than two in the bookcase.

 

 

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