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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

August 19, 2018     

WELCOME!   May our time together in God’s presence lift your spirit and fill everyone’s heart with love.

 

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

 

—Hailey Mesbergen will be playing offertory during our evening worship service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Danielle H., Travis M.

               Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Mike K., Hannah M.

Next Week:    (Orientation also held for incoming 3 year olds — see bulletin announcement)        

    A) Lesson:  The Sower — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Andrew S. 

B) Lesson:  Peter, follower of Jesus, Heals a Lame Man in Jerusalem — Leader:  Joan

                                     Helpers:  Becky B., Lexi O.

September 2:  No Children in Worship

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Vonnie Bouwkamp, Becky Bakker, Bryce Haveman

   Next Week:  Deb Nyenbrink, Emily DeJonge, Hailey Mesbergen

   September 2:  Stacy Deters, Alicia Schipper, Emma Nyenbrink

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Dakota & Julianne Jones family; Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg family

   Next Week:  Don & Mary Kloosterhouse; Mike & Nancy Miedema family

   September 2:  Jeff & Cindy Bosch; Brian & Sheri Bronkema family

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Bob Bolhuis       PM — Jim Arntz

    Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch            PM — Rog Overweg

    September 2:  AM & PM — Rog Overweg      

 

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

   Next Week:  AM  — David Bouwkamp           PM — Hannah Miedema

   September 2:  AM & PM — No PowerPoint

 

Ushers for August:  AM — Gary Bosch, Matt Bronkema, Bob Rietman

 

Library Helpers for August:  AM - Bryce Haveman/Allayna Haveman

                                                        PM - Library is Closed

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3   August 26:  Team #4     September 2:  Team #1

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Philip Hassevoort      August 26:  Randy Ponstein  September 2:  Nate Bakker     

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Updating Volunteer Forms  (see announcement for details) 

Tonight:  4:45 pm — 3-Point Outing to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven  (see Youth News)

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

Saturday:  9:30 am — Organizing Children in Worship lesson boxes  (See Announcement)

                                        (Worship Committee and Children in Worship Leaders and Coordinator)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Children in Worship Orientation on Sunday, August 26 for incoming 3 year olds and parent(s)

-Updating Volunteer Forms on Sunday, August 26  (see announcement for details)

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

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

-Communion will be on Sunday, September 9 during the morning worship service

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Sunday, September 9  (see announcement)

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Monday, September 10  (see announcement)

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

-Elders meet on Monday, September 17  (Elders do not meet in August)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

August 26

       AM - Series: Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon: Priestly King:  Hezekiah

   Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29-30  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Joint Service with North Blendon Reformed Church — To be held at our Church

                Pastor Ron Lugten will be preaching  (Offering:  Love INC)

 

September 2

       AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet:  John the Baptist

                Scripture:  John 3:22-36  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul & Silas in Philippi

                Scripture:  Acts 15:36-16:40  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

September 9 — Communion

       AM - Series:  Grace meets Honor and Shame — Sermon:  Where Do You Belong?

                 Scripture:  John 9; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #34

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

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Thessalonica to Athens

                 Scripture:  Acts 17 

 

September 16

       AM - Series:  Grace meets Honor and Shame — Sermon:  Who is Your Family?

                 Scripture:  Mark 3:20-35; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #33

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Witnessing in Corinth

                Scripture:  Acts 18

 

Updating of Volunteer Forms will be held TODAY during the Coffee Fellowship Time.

        (See announcement in the bulletin about who needs to update their forms)

Get a cup of coffee, a cookie, visit a bit — but come sometime during Coffee Fellowship to

Room #3 to meet with Robin to update your Volunteer Forms and receive your policies.

You may also update your forms next Sunday, August 26 during the Coffee Fellowship Time. 

 

Praise Teams are forming for the next year.  They will run from September 9, 2018 to

September 1, 2019. If you are not currently playing or singing on a team and would like to

join in leading worship, please contact Deirdre Vriesman by today.

 

The Worship Committee and Children in Worship Teachers and Coordinator are invited to come to the church basement on Saturday, August 25, at 9:30 am to help clean, organize, and make sure all the lesson boxes are ready for the fall season to begin.  Thank you!

 

Children in Worship Orientation will be held for incoming 3 year olds and one or both parents on Sunday, August 26 immediately following the morning worship service.  We will be meeting in Room #5 in the church basement.   

 

Sunday Evening Joint Worship Service - In the evening on Sunday, August 26, a joint worship service will be held here at NBCRC with Pastor Ron Lugten from North Blendon Reformed Church preaching.  The service will begin at 5:30 pm and our offering will be for Love INC.    

 

The September/October 2018 Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up today!

 

Produce Stand—the produce stand is ready!  If you have extra produce, please put it in the produce stand for others to take.  If you see something you can use, please take it and enjoy!  Let’s pray this ministry blesses others in the community. 

 

From the Worship Committee:  Starting on Sunday, September 9, the children who attend Children in Worship will be dismissed following the morning prayer.

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

   Tonight — Worship on the Waterfront  (4:45 pm)

   We will be going to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven.  Exiting seniors, incoming freshmen, and friends are welcome to attend.  Plan on meeting at church at 4:45 pm.  Please bring a lawn chair and make sure you eat supper ahead of time.  Snacks will be provided.  Please sign-up in the back of church because we need to plan for transportation.

 

From the Abuse Prevention & Response Committee:  The new school year is starting soon and we need to update our Volunteer Forms and watch the PowerPoint.  Read the information below for the group(s) you volunteer for.  If you have questions, contact someone from the Committee.

 

      Sunday School Volunteers, Children in Worship Leaders and Helpers, Nursery Volunteers,

      and VBS Volunteers — You are required to update your Volunteer Forms every year. 

      You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms on Sundays, August 19 and August 26

      following the morning worship service.  Robin will have your Volunteer Forms and will

      be in a classroom #3 in the church basement following the morning worship services and

      will stay during the Coffee Fellowship Time.  Come sometime during Coffee Fellowship

      to review your Volunteer Forms and initial that all information is correct.  Robin also will

      have the policies for each group and you may take those home to read.  (You only are

      required to watch the PowerPoint every 3 years and this is an ‘off’ year.) 

 

      GEMS Counselors, Cadet Counselors, 3-Point Leaders, Martial Arts Leaders, and

      Middle School Youth Group Leaders — You are required to watch the Abuse Prevention &

      Response PowerPoint and update your Volunteer Forms every year.  The PowerPoint will

      be shown on Sunday, September 9 following the morning worship service and on

      Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms

      and receive your policies at the showings of the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint.

 

      You will need to watch the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint if you are any of the following:

      If you are volunteering for any NBCRC group and you did not watch the PowerPoint last year.

      If you are a new volunteer this year for any NBCRC group.

      If you are a GEMS Counselor, Cadet Counselor, 3-Point Leader, Martial Arts Leader, and a Middle School Youth Group Leader.

      If you aren’t sure what you need to do, contact your group chairman or Robin Fennema.

 

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the fourth annual Sporting Clay Shoot on August 25

 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club to benefit the 2020 International Camporee to be held in

 Michigan’s upper peninsula.  There are information packets and registration forms on the

 Cadet table in the basement if you are interested.

 

-The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome the New Legacy Project

 on Saturday, August 25.  We hope you will join us for this special evening of flawless harmonies,

 homespun humor, and southern gospel music!  The doors to the Worship Center will open at

 6:00 pm and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will

 offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early for a delicious

 pecan crusted tilapia dinner.  Dinner will be served in the Sunshine Room from 5:00-6:30 pm.

 

August 12, 2018     

WELCOME!  We are pleased to have you here today.  Let us all join together with joyful hearts as we worship the One who holds us in the hollow of a loving hand.     

—Welcome to Rev. Ron Bouwkamp who is leading our morning worship service.

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

—Welcome to Rev. Bernard Mulder who is leading our evening worship service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  Lesson:  Jonah & The Whale — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Holly V., Tylar B.

               Lesson:  Jonah & The Whale — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Renee S., Madi O.

Next Week:        

    A) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Danielle H., Travis M. 

B) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Kelly— Helpers:  Mike K., Hannah M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Pat Hirdes, Becky Sorensen, Marcia Hassevoort

   Next Week:  Vonnie Bouwkamp, Becky Bakker, Bryce Haveman

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Herb & Shirl Klomparens; Mike & Kathy Lengkeek

   Next Week:  Dakota & Julianne Jones family; Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg family

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis            PM — Jim Arntz

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

   Next Week:  AM  — Katie Bolhuis           PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for August:  AM — Gary Bosch, Matt Bronkema, Bob Rietman

 

Library Helpers for August:  AM - Bryce Haveman/Allayna Haveman

                                                        PM - Library is Closed

 

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

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Adam Hassevoort      August 19:  Philip Hassevoort     

                                        August 26:  Randy Ponstein      September 2:  Nate Bakker     

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Saturday:  5:00-7:00 pm — Block Party  (see announcement)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Updating Volunteer Forms on Sunday, August 19  (see announcement for details)

-3-Point Outing to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven on Sunday, August 19 at 4:45 pm

   (see Youth News for details — This event is for exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

-Worship Committee and Children in Worship Leaders and Coordinator meet on Saturday, August 15 at 9:30 am to organize lesson boxes for the fall season

-Updating Volunteer Forms on Sunday, August 26  (see announcement for details)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Sunday, September 9  (see announcement)

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Monday, September 10  (see announcement)

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

-Elders meet on Monday, September 17  (Elders do not meet in August)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

August 19

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24  (Offering:  General Fund)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  The Jerusalem Council

                 Scripture:  Acts 15:1-35  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 26

       AM - Series: Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon: Priestly King:  Hezekiah

   Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29-30  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Joint Service with North Blendon Reformed Church — at our Church

                Pastor Ron Lugten will be preaching  (Offering:  Love INC)

 

September 2

       AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet:  John the Baptist

                Scripture:  John 3:22-36  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul & Silas in Philippi

                Scripture:  Acts 15:36-16:40  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

 

   Sunday, August 19 — Worship on the Waterfront  (4:45 pm)

                                               (exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

   We will be going to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven.  Exiting seniors, incoming freshmen, and friends are welcome to attend.  Plan on meeting at church at 4:45 pm.  Please bring a lawn chair and make sure you eat supper ahead of time.  Snacks will be provided.  Please sign-up in the back of church because we need to plan for transportation.

 

BLOCK PARTY!!!

Volunteers are still needed for the Block Party!!  Please check the sign up sheet in the back of church and sign up to help.   

 

Our annual block party is Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come for a night of fun, food and fellowship - and it is all free!  The menu includes pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, roll, chips & ice cream.  There will be a car show, barrel train rides, face painting, balloon animals, yard games, volleyball and more! 

 

Martial Arts Class:  We will not be meeting on Wednesday, August 15.  We will resume our class on Wednesday, August 22.

 

The Worship Committee and Children in Worship Teachers and Coordinator are invited to come to the church basement on Saturday, August 25, at 9:30 am to help clean, organize, and make sure all the lesson boxes are ready for the fall season to begin.  Thank you!

 

Produce Stand—the produce stand is ready!  If you have extra produce, please put it in the produce stand for others to take.  If you see something you can use, please take it and enjoy!  Let’s pray this ministry blesses others in the community. 

 

Praise Teams are forming for the next year.  They will run from September 9, 2018 to September 1, 2019. If you are not currently playing or singing on a team and would like to join in leading worship, please contact Deirdre Vriesman before August 19th.

 

Sunday Evening Joint Worship Service - In the evening on Sunday, August 26, a joint worship service will be held here at NBCRC with Pastor Ron Lugten from North Blendon Reformed Church preaching.  The service will begin at 5:30 pm and our offering will be for Love INC.    

 

A thank you is extended to Andrea Kole and Dianne Arntz for their years as Coordinators of our Children in Worship Program.  Mary Scharphorn will be taking over the Coordinator position.  Thank you to these ladies for their willingness to work with this program for our children.

 

 

The deacons gratefully acknowledge the following receipts for the months of June and July:

June:  General Fund  $20,356.52; Building Fund  $1,985.18; Christian Education  $1,575.80;

           Missions  $1,937.00     Percentage of Budget Met  98.46%

 

July:  General Fund  $19,665.35; Building Fund  $1,898.12; Christian Education  $1,739.03;

          Missions  $1,982.50   Percentage of Budget  76.65%  

Specials Collected in June and July: 

Camp Roger $112.25; Lakeshore Pregnancy Center  $124.00; Good Samaritan Center  $20.00; Christian Reformed Conference Grounds $70.00; Barnabas $136.25

 

 

From the Abuse Prevention & Response Committee:  The new school year is starting soon and we need to update our Volunteer Forms and watch the PowerPoint.  Read the information below for the group(s) you volunteer for.  If you have questions, contact someone from the Committee.

      Sunday School Volunteers, Children in Worship Leaders and Helpers, Nursery Volunteers,

      and VBS Volunteers — You are required to update your Volunteer Forms every year. 

      You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms on Sundays, August 19 and August 26

      following the morning worship service.  Robin will have your Volunteer Forms and will

      be in a classroom in the church basement following the morning worship services and will

      stay during the Coffee Fellowship Time.  Come sometime during Coffee Fellowship Time

      to review your Volunteer Forms and initial that all information is correct.  Robin also will

      have the policies for each group and you may take those home to read.  (You only are

      required to watch the PowerPoint every 3 years and this is an ‘off’ year.) 

 

      GEMS Counselors, Cadet Counselors, 3-Point Leaders, Martial Arts Leaders, and

      Middle School Youth Group Leaders — You are required to watch the Abuse Prevention &

      Response PowerPoint and update your Volunteer Forms every year.  The PowerPoint will

      be shown on Sunday, September 9 following the morning worship service and on

      Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms

      and receive your policies at the showings of the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint.

 

      You will need to watch the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint if you are any of the following:

      If you are volunteering for any NBCRC group and you did not watch the PowerPoint last year.

      If you are a new volunteer this year for any NBCRC group.

      If you are a GEMS Counselor, Cadet Counselor, 3-Point Leader, Martial Arts Leader, and a

Middle School Youth Group Leader.

      If you aren’t sure what you need to do, contact your group chairman or Robin Fennema.

 

 

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the fourth annual Sporting Clay Shoot on August 25 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club to benefit the 2020 International Camporee to be held in Michigan’s upper peninsula.  There are information packets and registration forms on the Cadet table in the basement if you are interested.

 

Thought for the Week:

When we are too busy to pray, it is time to reschedule our day.

 

 

 

August 5, 2018     

WELCOME!  We hope that your spiritual hunger will be satisfied by the one who called Himself the “Bread of Life”.  We find our strength in Him and our joy in serving Him.     

—Welcome to our missionaries, Ben & Amy Meyer and family, as they join us for our morning worship service.  They will be sharing about their work in Guadalajara, Mexico.

   

—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:  Lesson:  Daniel and The Lion’s Den — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Shawn/Andrea K.; Hailey M.

               Lesson:  Daniel and The Lion’s Den — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Emily D., Emmalee B.

Next Week:        

    A) Lesson:  Jonah and The Whale — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Holly V., Tylar B. 

B) Lesson:  Jonah and The Whale — Leader:  Joyce— Helpers:  Renee S., Madi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Samantha Ponstein, Anna Aukeman, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Pat Hirdes, Becky Sorensen, Marcia Hassevoort

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Eric & Jill von Dobschutz family; Jason & Kelly Johnson family

   Next Week:  Herb & Shirl Klomparens; Mike & Kathy Lengkeek

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis               PM — Jeff Bosch

 

Power Point for Today: 

                AM – Hannah Miedema      PM — David Bouwkamp

   Next Week:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

 

Ushers for August:  AM — Gary Bosch, Matt Bronkema, Bob Rietman

 

Library Helpers for August:  AM - Bryce Haveman/Allayna Haveman

                                                        PM - Library is Closed

 

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

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Dan Hassevoort      August 12:  Adam Hassevoort        August 19:  Philip Hassevoort      August 26:  Randy Ponstein      

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

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:

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, August 14 from 9:00 am - Noon

-Block Party is Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm   (Help is Needed - Please check sign-up sheet)

-Updating Volunteer Forms on Sunday, August 19  (see announcement for details)

-3-Point Outing to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven on Sunday, August 19 at 4:45 pm

   (see Youth News for details — This event is for exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

-Updating Volunteer Forms on Sunday, August 26  (see announcement for details)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Sunday, September 9  (see announcement)

-Abuse Prevention & Response PowerPoint Showing on Monday, September 10  (see announcement)

-Elders meet on Monday, September 17  (Elders do not meet in August)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

August 12

        AM — Rev. Ron Bouwkamp  (Offering:  General Fund)

        PM — Rev. Bernard Mulder  (Offering:  City on a Hill)

 

August 19

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24  (Offering:  General Fund)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  The Jerusalem Council

                 Scripture:  Acts 15:1-35  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 26

       AM - Series: Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon: Priestly King:  Hezekiah

   Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29-30  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Joint Service with North Blendon Reformed Church — at our Church

                Pastor Ron Lugten will be preaching  (Offering:  Love INC)

 

September 2

       AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet:  John the Baptist

                Scripture:  John 3:22-36  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul & Silas in Philippi

                Scripture:  Acts 15:36-16:40  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

BLOCK PARTY!!!

Mark your calendars—Our annual block party is coming up on August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come for a night of fun, food & fellowship - and it is all free!  The menu includes pulled pork,    potato salad, baked beans, roll, chips & ice cream.  There will be a car show, barrel train rides,    face painting, balloon animals, yard games, volleyball and more! 

 

Produce Stand—the produce stand is ready!  If you have extra produce, please put it in the produce stand for others to take.  If you see something you can use, please take it and enjoy!  Let’s pray this ministry blesses others in the community. 

 

Praise Teams are forming for the next year.  They will run from September 9, 2018 to September 1, 2019. If you are not currently playing or singing on a team and would like to join in leading worship, please contact Deirdre Vriesman before August 19th.

 

Sunday Evening Joint Worship Service - In the evening on Sunday, August 26, a joint worship service will be held here at NBCRC with Pastor Ron Lugten from North Blendon Reformed Church preaching.  The service will begin at 5:30 pm and our offering will be for Love INC.    

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Listen . . . . Is God calling you to help?  Volunteers are needed in the following places:

 —Children in Worship Coordinator: The Worship Committee is looking for someone(s) to coordinate Children in Worship beginning in September.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

—Children in Worship Helpers: If you are entering 4th grade or older and would like to be a   children in worship helper—please contact Andrea Kole at 616-218-2076

 

—Volunteers are Needed for the Block Party:  The Outreach Committee has a sign-up sheet on the shelf in the narthex and is looking for volunteers to help with serving dinner and ice cream, train monitors, train drivers, petting zoo monitors, and clean up.  Please take time to sign-up today!

 

 

3-Point Youth Group News:

   Sunday, August 19 — Worship on the Waterfront  (4:45 pm)    (exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

   We will be going to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven.  Exiting seniors, incoming freshmen, and friends are welcome to attend.  Plan on meeting at church at 4:45 pm.  Please bring a lawn chair and make sure you eat supper ahead of time.  Snacks will be provided.  Please sign-up in the back of church because we need to plan for transportation.

 

From the Abuse Prevention & Response Committee:  The new school year is starting soon and we need to update our Volunteer Forms and watch the PowerPoint.  Read the information below for the group(s) you volunteer for.  If you have questions, contact someone from the Committee.

      Sunday School Volunteers, Children in Worship Leaders and Helpers, Nursery Volunteers, 

       and VBS Volunteers — You are required to update your Volunteer Forms every year. 

      You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms on Sundays, August 19 and August 26

      following the morning worship service.  Robin will have your Volunteer Forms and will

      be in a classroom in the church basement following the morning worship services and will

      stay during the Coffee Fellowship Time.  Come sometime during Coffee Fellowship Time

      to review your Volunteer Forms and initial that all information is correct.  Robin also will

      have the policies for each group and you may take those home to read.  (You only are

      required to watch the PowerPoint every 3 years and this is an ‘off’ year.) 

 

      GEMS Counselors, Cadet Counselors, 3-Point Leaders, Martial Arts Leaders, and

      Middle School Youth Group Leaders — You are required to watch the Abuse Prevention &

      Response PowerPoint and update your Volunteer Forms every year.  The PowerPoint will

      be shown on Sunday, September 9 following the morning worship service and on

      Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  You will be able to update your Volunteer Forms

      and receive your policies at the showings of the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint.

 

      You will need to watch the Abuse Prevention PowerPoint if you are any of the following:

      If you are volunteering for any NBCRC group and you did not watch the PowerPoint last year.

      If you are a new volunteer this year for any NBCRC group.

      If you are a GEMS Counselor, Cadet Counselor, 3-Point Leader, Martial Arts Leader, and a Middle School Youth Group Leader.

      If you aren’t sure what you need to do, contact your group chairman or Robin Fennema.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the fourth annual Sporting Clay Shoot on August 25 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club to benefit the 2020 International Camporee to be held in Michigan’s upper peninsula.  There are information packets and registration forms on the Cadet table in the basement if you are interested.

 

-Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - March 11- 22, 2019. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host Pastor Peter Tuininga and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, go to website: toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga: 1 289 877-8433 or e-mail:  peter.tuininga@gmail.com.

 

Thought for the Week:

Use what talent you possess.  The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.  

           —Henry Van Dyke

 

 

July 29, 2018     

WELCOME!  May our worship strengthen your faith and desire to serve Him who loves us with an everlasting love in Christ Jesus.   

 

—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:  Lesson:  The Most Important Commandment — Leader:  Rachel

                                           Helpers:  Samantha P., Grace B.

               Lesson:  Gift of the Poor Widow — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Amanda P., Matt B.

Next Week:        

    A) Lesson:  Daniel and The Lion’s Den — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Shawn/Andrea K., Hailey M. 

B) Lesson:  Daniel and The Lion’s Den — Leader:  Joyce— Helpers:  Emily D., Emmalee B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Jill von Dobschutz, Trisha Bunker, Clara Van Klompenberg

   Next Week:  Samantha Ponstein, Anna Aukeman, Travis Mesbergen

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Tony & Becky Sorensen family; Bob & Lorna Miedema family

   Next Week:  Eric & Jill von Dobschutz family; Jason & Kelly Johnson family

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz       PM — Joint Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz               PM — Rog Overweg

 

Power Point for Today: 

                AM – David Bouwkamp      PM — Joint Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

   Next Week:  AM — Hannah Miedema      PM — David Bouwkamp

 

Ushers for August:  AM — Gary Bosch, Matt Bronkema, Bob Rietman

   A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers.

         

Library Helpers for August:  AM - Bryce Haveman/Allayna Haveman

                                                           PM - Library is Closed

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring helpers.

    

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

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Ben DeJonge             August 5:  Dan Hassevoort  

                                         August 12:  Adam Hassevoort        August 19:  Philip Hassevoort

     (Note:  Safety Members please wait until 9:40 am to lock doors -- Thank You)

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Tonight:  3-Point Meeting -- Volleyball, Food, and Fellowship  (following the evening worship service)

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

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

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Council Meeting is Monday, August 6 at 7:00 pm 

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

-Block Party is Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm   (Help is Needed - Please check sign-up sheet)

-3-Point Outing to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven on Sunday, August 19 at 4:45 pm

   (see Youth News for details — This event is for exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

August 5

        AM - Rev. Ben Meyer — Sermon: Growing & Bearing Fruit

     Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14  (Offering:  1 - General Fund   2 - Faith Promise)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Crazy Adventures of Paul and Barnabas

                 Scripture:  Acts 14   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 12

        AM — Rev. Ron Bouwkamp  (Offering:  General Fund)

        PM — Rev. Bernard Mulder  (Offering:  City on a Hill)

 

August 19

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24  (Offering:  General Fund)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  The Jerusalem Council

                 Scripture:  Acts 15:1-35  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 26

       AM - Series: Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon: Priestly King:  Hezekiah

   Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29-30  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Joint Service with North Blendon Reformed Church — at our Church

                Pastor Ron Lugten will be preaching  (Offering:  Guiding Light)

 

September 2

       AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet:  John the Baptist

                Scripture:  John 3:22-36  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul & Silas in Philippi

                Scripture:  Acts 15:36-16:40  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Sunday Evening Joint Worship Services

Tonight we are having a joint worship service with our friends from North Blendon Reformed Church.  The service begins at 5:30 pm and will be held at North Blendon Reformed Church.  Pastor Aaron will be preaching and there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments following the worship service.  In the evening on Sunday, August 26, a joint worship service will be held here at NBCRC with Pastor Ron Lugten from North Blendon Reformed Church preaching. 

 

Missionary Visit

Next Sunday, August 5, Rev. Ben Meyer and family, will be joining us at our morning service.  Rev. Meyer will preach and they plan to share about the work that they do in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

 

BLOCK PARTY!!!

Mark your calendars—Our annual block party is coming up on August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come for a night of fun, food & fellowship - and it is all free!  The menu includes pulled pork,    potato salad, baked beans, roll, chips & ice cream.  There will be a car show, barrel train rides,    face painting, balloon animals, yard games, volleyball and more! 

Check Your Church Mailbox:  In your mailboxes are two postcards with the Block Party information.  Please pass these postcards on to someone and invite them to come join us!

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Listen . . . . Is God calling you to help?  Volunteers are needed in the following places:

 

 —Sunday School Teacher for Preschool/Young 5's Sunday School class (every other week from Sept - April which is approximately 12 Sundays).  Books, materials and ideas are all provided. If you are willing to teach  the children of our church about God’s love & faithfulness, please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen.  Thanks!

 

—Children in Worship Coordinator: The Worship Committee is looking for someone(s) to      coordinate Children in Worship beginning in September.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

—Children in Worship Helpers: If you are entering 4th grade or older and would like to be a   children in worship helper—please contact Andrea Kole at 616-218-2076

 

—Volunteers are Needed for the Block Party:  The Outreach Committee has a sign-up sheet on the shelf in the narthex and is looking for volunteers to help with serving dinner and ice cream, train monitors, train drivers, petting zoo monitors, and clean up.  Please take time to sign-up today!

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Produce Stand—the produce stand is ready!  If you have extra produce, please put it in the produce stand for others to take.  If you see something you can use, please take it and enjoy!  Let’s pray this ministry blesses others in the community. 

 

 

3-Point Youth News:

   Tonight — Meeting following the evening worship service

   3-Point is meeting on Sunday,July 29 following the evening service for  a fun time of volleyball, food, and fellowship!  Friends are welcome as always.

 

   Sunday, August 19 — Worship on the Waterfront  (4:45 pm)

                                               (exiting seniors, incoming freshman, and friends)

   We will be going to Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven.  Exiting seniors, incoming freshmen, and friends are welcome to attend.  Plan on meeting at church  at 4:45 pm.  Please bring a lawn chair and make sure you eat supper ahead of time.  Snacks will be provided.  Please sign-up in the back of church because we need to plan for transportation.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass in concert on August 4.  We hope you will join us for this special evening of classic hymns with a contemporary flair! The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early as it is our chicken BBQ night!  We will be slow roasting chicken all afternoon in our BBQ pit and it is delicious! Dinner will be served in the Sunshine Room from 4:30-6:30 pm!  See you there!

-Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the fourth annual Sporting Clay Shoot on August 25 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club to benefit the 2020 International Camporee to be held in Michigan’s upper peninsula.  There are information packets and registration forms on the Cadet table in the basement if you are interested.

-Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - March 11- 22, 2019. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host Pastor Peter Tuininga and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, go to website: toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga: 1 289 877-8433 or e-mail:  peter.tuininga@gmail.com.

 

Thought for the Week:

Do unto others as though you were the others.

 

 

July 22, 2018     

WELCOME!  “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”

Proverbs 16: 24. With the most pleasant words possible, we welcome you to God’s house.  May you find joy here as well as hope for the body and soul.  May God’s abundant blessings be upon us all 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:  Lesson:  10 Lepers — Leader:  Rosie— Helpers:  Amanda P., Anna A.

               Lesson:  Parable of the Two Sons — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Kristen M., Bryce H.

Next Week:          

A) Lesson: The Most Important Commandment — Leader: Rachel — Helpers: Samantha P., Grace B

B) Lesson:  Gift of the Poor Widow — Leader:  Joan— Helpers:  Nate/Becky B., Matt B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Danielle Hassevoort, Deb Rietman, Lexi Ossewaarde

   Next Week:  Jill vonDobschutz, Trisha Bunker, Clara VanKlompenberg

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Ken & Connie Vugteveen; Felix & Lanae Monera family

   Next Week:  Tony & Becky Sorensen family;  Bob & Lorna Miedema family

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz               PM—combined service at North Blendon Reformed

 

Power Point for Today:  AM– Hannah Miedema   PM — Julie Bolhuis

   Next Week:  AM — Dave Bouwkamp      PM — combined service at North Blendon Reformed

 

Ushers for July:  AM — Tyler Woodwyk, Craig Ponstein, Philip Hassevoort

         

Library Helpers for July:  AM - Hailey Mesbergen/Travis Mesbergen

                                                  PM - Library is Closed

    

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team # 4     July 29:  Team #5       Aug 5:  Team #1

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Craig Ponstein    July 29:  Ben DeJonge    Aug 5:  Dan Hassevoort

        (Note:  Safety Members please wait until 9:40 am to lock doors -- Thank You)

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, July 29 following the evening service  (see announcement for details)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, July 31 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

-Council Meeting is Monday, August 6 at 7:00 pm 

-Block Party is planned for Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm

 

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

July 29

      AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet & King:  Samuel & Saul

               Scripture:  1 Samuel 13:1-15  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Combined Service at North Blendon Reformed Church,  Pastor Aaron will be preaching

                Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul’s First Missionary Journey

                Scripture:  Acts 13   (Offering: LOVE INC)

 

August 5

        AM - Rev. Ben Meyer—Sermon: Growing & Bearing Fruit

     Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14  (Offering: General Fund)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Crazy Adventures of Paul and Barnabas

                 Scripture:  Acts 14   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 12

        AM & PM - Guest Pastors

 

August 19

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  The Jerusalem Council

                 Scripture:  Acts 15:1-35

 

August 26

       AM - Series: Prophets, Priests and Kings—Sermon: Priestly King:  Hezekiah

   Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29-30

       PM - Combined Service with North Blendon Reformed at our Church

 

 BLOCK PARTY!!!

Mark your calendars—Our annual block party is coming up on August 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come for a night of fun, food & fellowship - and it is all free!  The menu includes pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, roll, chips & ice cream.  There will be a car show, barrel train rides, face painting, balloon animals, yard games, volleyball and more! 

Check Your Church Mailbox:  In your mailboxes are two postcards with the Block Party information.  Please pass these postcards on to someone and invite them to come join us!

 

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Listen . . . . Is God calling you to help?  Volunteers are needed in the following places:

 —Sunday School Teacher for  Preschool/Young 5's Sunday School class (every other week from Sept - April which is approximately 12 Sundays).  Books, materials and ideas are all provided. If you are willing to teach  the children of our church about God’s love & faithfulness, please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen.  Thanks!

 

—Children in Worship Coordinator: The Worship Committee is looking for someone(s) to coordinate Children in Worship beginning in September.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

—Children in Worship Helpers: If you are entering 4th grade or older and would like to be a   children in worship helper—please contact Andrea Kole at 616-218-2076

 

—Volunteers are Needed for the Block Party:  The Outreach Committee has a sign-up sheet on

the shelf in the narthex and is looking for volunteers to help with serving dinner and ice cream,  

train monitors, train drivers, petting zoo monitors, and clean up.  Please take time to sign-up today! 

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Produce Stand—the produce stand is ready!  If you have extra produce, please put it in the produce stand for others to take.  If you see something you can use, please take it and enjoy!  Let’s pray this ministry blesses others in the community. 

 

   3-Point is meeting on Sunday, July 29 following the evening service for  a fun time of     

   volleyball, food, and fellowship!  Friends are welcome as always

 

Sunday Evening Joint Worship Services

We will have 2 opportunities this summer to worship with our friends from North Blendon Reformed Church.  Next Sunday evening, July 29, a joint worship service will be held at North Blendon Reformed with Pastor Aaron preaching and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the worship service.  In the evening on Sunday, August 26, a joint worship service will be held here at NBCRC with Pastor Ron Lugten preaching. 

 

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the fourth annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Saturday, August 25, at the Blendon Pines Gun Club to benefit the 2020 International Camporee to be held in Michigan’s upper peninsula.  There are information packets and registration forms on the Cadet table in the basement if you are interested.

 

-Bethany’s Refugee Foster Care Program is currently in need of families, couples, or

 male volunteers to be mentors for the young men in our program who need an additional

 supportive adult in their lives.  Mentoring is a one year volunteer commitment for a minimum

 of 4 hours per month.  The primary goal of mentoring is to become a friend to a refugee teen by 

 encouraging their interests and hobbies, exploring their community with them, and helping them

 feel welcome and accepted in the United States.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please

 contact Joey Hulst at jhulst@bethany.org

 

-Calvin Theological Seminary invites you to the Loving Your Neighbor Conference which

 will be held at Calvin Seminary from July 30th to August 1st, 2018. Conference theme is:

 According to Jesus, the first and greatest commandment is to love God, and the second

 commandment is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does loving your neighbor

 mean for us today especially with neighbors who arrive as a result of migration, immigration

 or as refugees?  Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States and Canada as

 refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors,

 having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster. How does

 the Bible help us navigate in this time and place? We will ask, from a variety of perspectives,

 “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?”

 To register go to the Calvin Theological Seminary website at www.calvinseminary.edu.

 

-The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, is excited to welcome the Taylors (an award winning brother-sister trio) in concert on Saturday, July 28. We hope you will join us for this special  evening of worship and praise! The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious homemade meatloaf dinner served in the Sunshine Room from 5-6:30 pm! 

 

Thought for the Week:

Stop telling God how big your storm is; instead, tell the storm how big your God is!

 

 

July 15, 2018     

WELCOME!  Come and join together in the spirit of the psalmist who wrote:  “I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me”  (13:6).  Let this time of worship be joyful.  Let us express our love for God and appreciation for one another. 

—Welcome to Rev. Ron Meyer who is leading our worship services today.

—Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for cake, punch, coffee, and fellowship to celebrate Bea Haveman’s 90th birthday.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  Lesson:  The Man at the Door — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Clara V.

               Lesson:  Unmerciful Servant — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Dustin/Stacy D., Emma N.

Next Week:        

   A) Lesson:  10 Lepers — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Amanda P., Anna A.

   B) Lesson:  Parable of the Two Sons — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Kristen M., Byrce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Sue Glashower, Nancy Slusser, Hannah Woodwyk

   Next Week:  Danielle Hassevoort, Deb Rietman, Lexi Ossewaarde

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Aaron & Sara Haveman family; Ron & Rosie Hutson

   Next Week:  Ken & Connie Vugteveen; Felix & Lanae Monera family

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

    Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch        PM — Jim Arntz

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Katie Bolhuis

   Next Week:  AM — Hannah Miedema      PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for July:  AM — Tyler Woodwyk, Craig Ponstein, Philip Hassevoort

         

Library Helpers for July:  AM - Hailey Mesbergen/Travis Mesbergen

                                                  PM - Library is Closed

    

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Bea Haveman’s 90th birthday celebration

                                                    July 22:  Team #4       July 29:  Team #5

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Rob Woodwyk    July 22:  Craig Ponstein     July 29:  Ben DeJonge

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Bea Haveman’s 90th Birthday Celebration (following the morning service)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders’ Meeting

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)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, July 29 following the evening service  (see announcement for details)

-Council Meeting is Monday, August 6 at 7:00 pm  (Council will not meet in July)

-Block Party is planned for Saturday, August 18  (more details to come)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

July 22

     AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest:  Jehoiada

               Scripture:  2 Chronicles 22-24  (Offering:  General Fund)

     PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Peter Escapes, Herod Dies — Scripture:  Acts 12

              (Offering:  Good Samaritan Center)

 

July 29

      AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet & King:  Samuel & Saul

               Scripture:  1 Samuel 13:1-15  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Combined Service at North Blendon Reformed Church.  Pastor Aaron will be preaching.

                Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul’s First Missionary Journey

                Scripture:  Acts 13 

 

August 5

        AM - Rev. Ben Meyer

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Crazy Adventures of Paul and Barnabas

                 Scripture:  Acts 14  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 12

        AM & PM - Guest Pastors

 

August 19

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  The Jerusalem Council

                 Scripture:  Acts 15:1-35

 

Help is Needed:  1 teacher needed for Preschool/Young 5's Sunday School class (every other week - approximately 12 Sundays).  Books, materials and ideas are all provided. Older grades are available if you would prefer.  If you are interested in teaching the great kids of our church, please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen.  Thanks!

 

The Worship Committee is looking for someone(s) to lead Children in Worship beginning in September.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

Robin will be out of the office this week.  If you have information for the bulletin, please leave a message on the church phone at (895-6434) or email information to office@nbcrc.org.  Thank you.

 

Congregation:  Please note that there has been a change in the upcoming worship services.   

We will be having a regular evening service on Sunday, July 22 here at North Blendon CRC.

On Sunday, July 29, we will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church, at their church, at 5:30 pm and Pastor Aaron will be preaching there.  A time of fellowship with refreshments will follow the worship service. 

 

Check Your Church Mailbox:  In your mailboxes today are two postcards with the Block Party information.  Please pass these postcards on to someone and invite them to come on August 18.

 

Volunteers are Needed for the Block Party:  The Outreach Committee has a sign-up sheet on the shelf in the narthex and is looking for volunteers to help with serving dinner and ice cream, train monitors, train drivers, petting zoo monitors, and clean up.  Please take time to sign-up today!

 

3-Point Youth News:

   July 29 — following the evening worship service

   3-Point is meeting on Sunday, July 29 following the evening service for volleyball, food, and fellowship.  Friends are welcome as always.

 

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Bethany’s Refugee Foster Care Program is currently in need of families, couples, or

 male volunteers to be mentors for the young men in our program who need an additional

 supportive adult in their lives.  Mentoring is a one year volunteer commitment for a minimum

 of 4 hours per month.  The primary goal of mentoring is to become a friend to a refugee teen by 

 encouraging their interests and hobbies, exploring their community with them, and helping them

 feel welcome and accepted in the United States.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please

 contact Joey Hulst at jhulst@bethany.org

 

-Calvin Theological Seminary invites you to the Loving Your Neighbor Conference which

 will be held at Calvin Seminary from July 30th to August 1st, 2018. Conference theme is:

 According to Jesus, the first and greatest commandment is to love God, and the second

 commandment is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does loving your neighbor

 mean for us today especially with neighbors who arrive as a result of migration, immigration

 or as refugees?  Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States and Canada as

 refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors,

 having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster. How does

 the Bible help us navigate in this time and place? We will ask, from a variety of perspectives,

 “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?”

 To register go to the Calvin Theological Seminary website at www.calvinseminary.edu.

 

-The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, is excited to

 welcome the Mark Trammell Quartet in concert on Saturday, July 21. We hope you will join us for this

 special  evening of worship and praise! The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert

 will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our

 music ministry.  Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner served in the Sunshine

 Room from 5-6:30 pm! 

 

Thought for the Week:

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude.

-Abraham Lincoln

 

July 8, 2018     

WELCOME!  God loves you!  We pray you’ll experience God’s love here today.  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of cookies, punch/coffee, and fellowship.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  No Children in Worship

Next Week:        

   A) Lesson:  The Man at the Door — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Clara V.

   B) Lesson:  Unmerciful Servant — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Dustin/Stacy D., Emma N.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Stacy Deters, Jodi Haveman, Emmalee Bakker

   Next Week:  Sue Glashower, Nancy Slusser, Hannah Woodwyk

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Arlyn & Karen Haveman; Randy & Lori Ponstein

   Next Week:  Aaron & Sara Haveman family; Ron & Rosie Hutson

 

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

    Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

   Next Week:  AM & PM — Katie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for July:  AM — Tyler Woodwyk, Craig Ponstein, Philip Hassevoort

         

Library Helpers for July:  AM - Hailey Mesbergen/Travis Mesbergen

                                                  PM - Library is Closed

    

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2

                                                    July 15:  Bea Haveman’s 90th birthday celebration

                                                    July 22:  Team #4

                                                    July 29:  Team #5

 

Safety Member:  Today:  Scott Van Houten    July 15:  Rob Woodwyk

                                          July 22:  Craig Ponstein          July 29:  Ben DeJonge

        (Note:  Safety Members please wait until 9:40 am to lock doors -- Thank You)

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

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:

-90th Birthday Celebration for Bea Haveman to be held on Sunday, July 15

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, July 17 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm

-Council Meeting is Monday, August 6 at 7:00 pm  (Council will not meet in July)

-Block Party is planned for Saturday, August 18  (more details to come)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

July 15 — AM & PM - Rev. Ron Meyer  (Birthday Celebration for Bea Haveman’s 90th birthday)

                    (Offerings:  AM - General Fund         PM - Christian Schools)

 

July 22

     AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest:  Jehoiada

               Scripture:  2 Chronicles 22-24  (Offering:  General Fund)

     PM - Combined Service at North Blendon Reformed Church.  Pastor Aaron will be preaching. 

              Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Peter Escapes, Herod Dies — Scripture:  Acts 12

 

July 29

      AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Prophet & King:  Samuel & Saul

               Scripture:  1 Samuel 13:1-15  (Offering:  General Fund)

       PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Paul’s First Missionary Journey

                Scripture:  Acts 13  (Offering:  Good Samaritan Center)

 

August 5

        AM - Series:  Prophets, Priests and Kings — Sermon:  Priest/King:  Melchizedek

                  Scripture:  Genesis 14:17-24  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

        PM - Series:  Acts of the Apostles — Sermon:  Crazy Adventures of Paul and Barnabas

                 Scripture:  Acts 14  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

August 12

        AM & PM - Guest Pastors

 

Council:  We will not be meeting in July.  Next Council Meeting is August 6 at 7:00 pm.  Elders’ Meeting will be held on July 16 at 7:00 pm.

 

Sunday, July 15, we plan to celebrate Bea Haveman’s 90th birthday following the morning worship service.  Also, next Sunday, Rev. Ron Meyer plans to lead our worship services.

 

1 teacher needed for Preschool/Young 5's Sunday School class (every other week - approximately 12 Sundays).  Books, materials and ideas are all provided. Older grades are available if you would prefer.  If you are interested in teaching the great kids of our church, please contact

Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen.  Thanks!

 

The Worship Committee is looking for someone(s) to lead Children in Worship beginning in September.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Pastor Aaron.

  

HorsePlay Equestrian Auction & Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 4-8 pm and will be held at 8966 - 76th Avenue, Hudsonville.  There will be horse rides, hay rides, and food.  Mike Gruppen & Strength Team will be the entertainment.  We hope to see you there!

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Auction and Pig Roast.  Donations for the Auction are also welcome.  If you can help or have any questions, please contact Curt or Tami  Klinger.

 

 The July/August Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up!

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Bethany’s Refugee Foster Care Program is currently in need of families, couples, or male volunteers to be mentors for the young men in our program who need an additional supportive adult in their lives.  Mentoring is a one year volunteer commitment for a minimum of 4 hours per month.  The primary goal of mentoring is to become a friend to a refugee teen by encouraging their interests and hobbies, exploring their community with them, and helping them feel welcome and accepted in the United States.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Joey Hulst at jhulst@bethany.org

 

-The Calvinist Cadet Corps is looking for a marketing and promotions coordinator. A part-time role, based in the Cadet office in Grand Rapids, the position will entail helping the Cadet organization reach more boys across North America. From social media to printed media, from helping churches grow their clubs to finding churches that can start a club, the job is ideal for someone passionate about the need for boys to have Christian mentors, helping them grow into Christian men.  For more info contact the Cadet office, 616-241-5616 ext. 4 or submissions@calvinistcadets.org

 

-The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, is excited to welcome the Skylight Quartet in concert on Saturday, July 14. We hope you will join us for this fantastic evening of worship! The night will be filled with comedy, uplifting music, and four-part harmony!   The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious Tilapia dinner served in the Sunshine Room from 5-6:30 pm! 

 

-Calvin Theological Seminary invites you to the Loving Your Neighbor Conference which will be held at Calvin Seminary from July 30th to August 1st, 2018. Conference theme is:  According to Jesus, the first and greatest commandment is to love God, and the second commandment is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does loving your neighbor mean for us today especially with neighbors who arrive as a result of migration, immigration or as refugees?  Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States and Canada as refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors, having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster. How does the Bible help us navigate in this time and place? We will ask, from a variety of perspectives, “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?”  To register go to the Calvin Theological Seminary website at www.calvinseminary.edu.

 

Thought for the Week:

A good place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.

 

 

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