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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

November 19, 2017     

WELCOME!   This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Let us be greatly thankful for all of God’s blessings.  This is the house of the Lord, and we are joining in worship as His children. 

—Welcome to Jan Van Staalduinen, our missionary, who will share an update of the work she has been doing.

—Today we are celebrating Jane Nyenbrink’s 80th birthday.  Everyone is invited to join together for cake in the church basement.

    Sunday School Classes:  Please go directly to your classrooms.  You will have cupcakes there.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

  Today:  A) Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Holly V., Travis M.

                 B) Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Kristen M., Bryce H.

  Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Advent 1 — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Amanda P., Clara V.   

         B) Lesson:  Advent 1 — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Renee S., Emmalee B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Becky Sorensen, Jill von Dobschutz, Emma Nyenbrink

   Thanksgiving Day:  Jodi Haveman, Alicia Schipper, Bryce Haveman

   Next Week:  Stacy Deters, Nancy Slusser, Madi Ossewaarde

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Aaron & Sara Haveman family; Jason & Kelly Johnson family

   Thanksgiving Day:  Carl & Linda Haveman; Ron & Rosie Hutson

   Next Week:  Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg family; Eric & Jill von Dobschutz family

  

Sound for Today:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — Rog 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 — Doug Buist, John Driesenga, Doug Hassevoort

   

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Sandy Haveman         PM - Nellie Driesenga

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3             November 26:  Team #4 

                                                        December 3:  Team #1     December 10:  Team #2

                                                                

Safety Member:     Today:  Scott Van Houten        Next Week:  Rob Woodwyk

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Birthday Celebration for Jane Nyenbrink’s 80th birthday

Today:  Middle School Youth Group Parent Meeting in front of sanctuary following the morning service

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

Tonight:  6:30 pm — 3-Point Meeting in the Youth Building  (light dinner served — See Youth News)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders’ Meeting

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #7 A&B)

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lesson #2 — Snack:  Nellie)

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts Class  (meets at Borculo Christian School)

Thursday:  9:30 am — Thanksgiving Day Service

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-GEMS meet on Monday, November 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm

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

-L.I.F.T. meets on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm  (Chapter #2)

-Women's Small Group Bible Study meets on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm  (Note change in date!)

-Congregational Meeting to vote on the Budget will be Sunday, December 3, after the morning service

-Council meets on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 pm

-Cadet & GEMS Skating Party at Tarry Hall Roller Rink on Monday, December 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm

-Outreach meets on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm

-Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point to be held on Wednesday, December 6  (watch for details to come)

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

-Sunday School Christmas Program Practice on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00-11:00 am

-Middle School Youth Group Christmas Party will be held Sunday, December 10  (note date change)

-Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Today:  Sunday School Classes 

November 26 — Sunday School Classes (6th-12th grades)

              Christmas Program Practice (Preschool-5th grade)

December 3 — Sunday School Classes  (6th-12th grades)

                          Christmas Program Practice  (Preschool-5th grade)

December 10 — Sunday School Classes (6th-12th grades)

                           Christmas Program Practice  (Preschool-5th grade)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

Thanksgiving Day Service — Scripture:  Psalm 65 — Sermon:  You Crown the Year with Your Bounty

                                                (Offering:  Love I.N.C.)

 

November 26 — AM - Rev. Arthur Van Wyhe  (Offering:  General Fund)

                            PM - Mr. Peter Staal  (Offering:  Harvest Stand Ministries)

 

December 3 (Advent) — AM - Series: Carols of Christmas — Sermon: Angels From the Realms of Glory

                                                   Scripture:  Philippians 2:1-11

                                         PM - Carols of Christmas — Sermon:  O Holy Night

                                                  Scripture:  Hebrews 2:5-18

 

There will be a Middle School Youth Group Parent Meeting immediately following this morning’s worship service in the front of the sanctuary.  This meeting will be to discuss and answer any questions about our Camp Geneva Retreat that is coming up in January.

 

Today our congregation will celebrate Jane Nyenbrink’s 80th birthday.  Cake will be served following the morning worship service. 

Sunday School Kids:  Please go directly to your classrooms following the morning service.  Cupcakes will be served to you in your classroom. 

 

Christmas Cards for our missionaries are on the table in the foyer.  Please take a moment to sign them either this week or next week.

 

Congregation:  The 2018 Budget is in your mailbox.  Please review this Budget and we will be voting on it on Sunday, December 3 following the morning service.  If you have any questions about the Budget, please talk to a Deacon.

 

NBCRC Hotline Deadline is today! 

 

Let us join together at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 23 for our Thanksgiving Day Service.

 

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.

 

Children in Worship is looking for another Leader who would teach once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Andrea Kole at 218-2076 or arntz_ak@hotmail.com if you can help in this ministry.

 

Nursery Volunteers are needed!  If you would like to help out in nursery in the upcoming year, please contact Alexa Nyenbrink.

 

Serve Trip Meeting (Adult/High School):  There will be a short meeting on Sunday, December 3 to decide on the location of the Serve Trip. 

 

Cadet & GEMS Skating Party will be held at Tarry Hall Roller Rink in Grandville on Monday, December 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Family is invited to attend.  Meet at Tarry Hall Roller Rink.  Cost is $5.00 which includes skates.

 

A Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point is planned to be held on Wednesday, December 6.  Watch for more details to come.

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

     Today — Parent Meeting after the morning worship service.  Meet in the front of the sanctuary.

      Sunday, December 10 — Christmas Party  (note change of date)  Details to come!

 

3-Point Youth Group News:   

  Tonight — Meeting following the evening service.  A light dinner will be served.

   Saturday, December 2 — Serve Project/Christmas Party

    Wednesday, December 6 — Soup Supper  (details to come)

 

Requested Announcements:

-Sportsmen’s Banquet (a fundraiser for Love I.N.C.) will be held on January 13, 2018 at

 Second Church in Allendale.  Dinner Buffet begins at 3:30 pm.  To get tickets text

 “Sportsbanquet” (without quotes) to 51555 or go to Allendalelove.org/events.  Special guest

 is Greg Abbas.  Door prizes will be given out.  Purchase your ticket before January 1 to

 receive early bird pricing.  Tickets are limited.

 

Thought for the Week:

One of the great arts of living is the art of forgiving.

 

 

November 12, 2017     

WELCOME!   How wonderful it is to join with fellow Christians in worship.  Please greet one another with happiness and warmth.  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of fellowship, cookies, and punch/coffee.

 

—We plan to celebrate The Lord’s Supper today 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.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

  Today:  A) Lesson:  David and Goliath — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Leah D., Anna A.

                 B) Lesson:  David and Goliath — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Emily D., Matt B.

  Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Holly V., Travis M.    

         B) Lesson:  Birth of John the Baptist — Leader:  Deb — Helpers:  Kristen M., Bryce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Pat Hirdes, Sue Glashower, Marcia Hassevoort

   Next Week:  Becky Sorensen, Jill von Dobschutz, Emma Nyenbrink

   Thanksgiving Day:  Jodi Haveman, Alicia Schipper, Bryce Haveman

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Mike & Kathy Lengkeek; Dakota & Julianne Jones family  

   Next Week:  Aaron & Sara Haveman family; Jason & Kelly Johnson family

   Thanksgiving Day:  Carl & Linda Haveman; Ron & Rosie Hutson

 

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

   Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis       PM — Rog Overweg

    Thanksgiving Day:  Bob Bolhuis

 

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

   Next Week:  AM — Katie Bolhuis     PM — Julie Bolhuis

   Thanksgiving Day:  Julie Bolhuis     

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Doug Buist, John Driesenga, Doug Hassevoort

   

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Sandy Haveman         PM - Nellie Driesenga

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2             November 19:  Team #3       November 26:  Team #4     December 3:  Team #1

                                                                

Safety Member:     Today:  Steve Haveman        Next Week:  Scott Van Houten

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Serve Trip Meeting (high school/adult) following the morning service  (see announcement)

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

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS   (Parents, please check announcement)

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

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts Class  (meets at Borculo Christian School)

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

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Middle School Youth Group Parent Meeting on Sunday, November 19 after the morning service

-80th Birthday celebration for Jane Nyenbrink will be held on Sunday, November 19

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, November 19 following the evening worship service  (See Youth News)

-NBCRC Hotline deadline is Sunday, November 19

-Elders’ meet on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 pm

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

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, November 21 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #2 — Snack:  Nellie)

-Thanksgiving Day Service is Thursday, November 23, at 9:30 am

-L.I.F.T. meets on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm  (Chapter #2)

-Council meets on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 pm

-Outreach meets on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm

-Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point to be held on Wednesday, December 6  (watch for details to come)

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Today:  No Sunday School Classes  (Communion Sunday)

November 19 — Sunday School Classes

November 26 — Sunday School Classes (6th-12th grades)

                           Christmas Program Practice (Preschool-5th grade)

December 3 — Sunday School Classes  (6th-12th grades)

                         Christmas Program Practice  (Preschool-5th grade)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

November 19 — AM - Missionary - Jan Van Staalduinen

                                     Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Thanksgiving

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 107; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #120-121

                                     (Offering:  General Fund)

                             PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  In the Lord I Take Refuge

                                      Scripture:  Psalm 11   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Thanksgiving Day Service — Scripture:  Psalm 65 — Sermon:  You Crown the Year with Your Bounty

                                                (Offering:  Love I.N.C.)

 

November 26 — AM - Guest Pastor  (Offering:  General Fund)

                            PM - Guest Pastor  (Offering:  Harvest Stand Ministries)

 

Serve Trip Meeting today after the morning service.   We will be going during spring break week, March 31-April 7.  Please come to the meeting today to help decide on the location.  Anyone high school age and over is welcome to come on this serve trip.

 

REMINDER!  Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Deadline is TODAY!  We will be praying over the shoeboxes today during our morning service.  If you bring a filled shoebox today, you may bring your shoebox to the front of the sanctuary and place it with the others.  If you would rather not bring it up front, you may place your shoebox on the table in the church basement.  Please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen with any questions.  Thank you to everyone that filled a shoebox, many children will be blessed by your generosity this Christmas.

 

GEMS are selling cards and 2018 Calendars.  Contact a GEMS girl if you would like to place an order.  There are sample calendars and a catalog of cards on the GEMS table in the church basement.  There also will be order forms on the table.  Deadline is today. 

 

GEMS Parents:  Tomorrow night, Monday, November 13, the GEMS will be doing a serve project.  We are planning to go to Love I.N.C. in Allendale to work.  We are going to need some drivers to help get the GEMS to Allendale.  We will leave at 7:00 pm and will need rides back to church at 8:30 pm.  If you drive the GEMS, you may stay at Love I.N.C. to help or you may drop off the girls and come back to pick them up at 8:30 pm.  If you are able to drive, please contact Deb Nyenbrink.  Thanks for you help!

 

Children in Worship is looking for another Leader who would teach once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Andrea Kole at 218-2076 or arntz_ak@hotmail.com if you can help in this ministry.

 

Nursery Volunteers are needed!  If you would like to help out in nursery in the upcoming year, please contact Alexa Nyenbrink.

 

Ladies!!  The GEMS need a few more ladies from church who are willing to be a “Secret Grandmother/Person” this year.  Contact Deb Nyenbrink if you are interested.  Thanks!

 

Congregation:  Our church kitchen is missing a 5 gallon yellow beverage jug.  If you have borrowed this, please return it to the church kitchen as soon as you can.  Thank you.   

 

Our missionary, Jan Van Staalduinen, will be taking part in our morning worship service on Sunday, November 19.

 

Next Sunday, November 19, our congregation will celebrate Jane Nyenbrink’s 80th birthday.  Cake will be served following the morning worship service.

Sunday School Kids:  Please go directly to your classrooms following the morning service on November 19.  Cupcakes will be served to you in your classroom. 

 

Middle School Youth Group Parents:  We will be having a Parent Meeting on next Sunday, November 19 after the morning worship service.

   

A Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point is planned to be held on Wednesday, December 6. Watch for more details to come.

 

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

General Fund  $21,929.52; Building Fund  $2,207.90; Christian Education  $1,991.74; Missions  $1,672.00; Hungry for Christ  $107.22;

GVSU Campus Ministry  $141.00    Percentage of Budget Met   85.92%

 

Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on Thursday, November 23 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.

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

     Tonight — 6:30-8:00 pm

        We will gather tonight immediately after the evening worship service in the Youth Building until 8 pm.  We would love to have you join us for worship as well, and be sure to wear your youth group t-shirt!  After church we will enjoy some munchies, games and a brief lesson.  Looking forward to having more fun with you! 

      Sunday, November 19 — Parent Meeting after the morning worship service

 

  3-Point Youth Group News:   

    Sunday, November 19 — Meeting following the evening service

    Wednesday, December 6 — Soup Supper  (details to come)

 

Thought for the Week:

What really matter is what happens in us, not to us.

                     -James Kennedy

 

 

November 5, 2017     

WELCOME!   May your soul be restored; may your cup overflow; may you experience God’s goodness and mercy.  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of fellowship, cookies, and punch/coffee.

 

—Hailey Mesbergen and Travis Mesbergen are planning to play a duet during the offertory at the evening worship service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

  Today:  A) Lesson:  David the Shepherd Boy — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Kristen M., Tylar B.

                B) Lesson:  David the Shepherd Boy — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Eric/Jill V., Jacob B.

  Next Week:  A) Lesson:  David and Goliath — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Leah D., Anna A.   

                        B) Lesson:  David and Goliath — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Emily D., Matt B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Emily DeJonge, Samantha Ponstein, Andrew Scharphorn

   Next Week:  Pat Hirdes, Sue Glashower, Marcia Hassevoort

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Mike & Nancy Miedema family; Herb & Shirl Klomparens  

   Next Week:  Mike & Kathy Lengkeek; Dakota & Julianne Jones family

 

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

   Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis       PM — Jeff Bosch

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge 

   Next Week:  AM — Dave Bouwkamp     PM — Hannah Miedema     

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Doug Buist, John Driesenga, Doug Hassevoort

   

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Sandy Haveman         PM - Nellie Driesenga

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1  November 12:  Team #2     November 19:  Team #3     November 26:  Team #4

                                                                

Safety Member:     Today:  Rob Overweg        Next Week:  Steve Haveman

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Monday:  7:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson 6 A & B)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

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

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts Class  (meets at Borculo Christian School)

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Abuse Prevention & Response Committee

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-The Lord’s Supper is planned for Sunday, November 12 during the morning worship service

-Middle School Youth Group Meeting on Sunday, November 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm  (in Youth Building)

-GEMS meet on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, November 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Women’s Small Group Bible Study meets on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm

-Middle School Youth Group Parent Meeting on Sunday, November 19 after the morning service

-NBCRC Hotline deadline is Sunday, November 19

-Elders’ meet on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 pm

-Thanksgiving Day Service is Thursday, November 23, at 9:30 am

-L.I.F.T. meets on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm  (Chapter #2)

-Outreach meets on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm

-Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point to be held on Wednesday, December 6  (watch for details to come)

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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Today:  Sunday School Classes

November 12 — No Sunday School Classes  (Communion Sunday)

November 19 — Sunday School Classes

November 26 — Sunday School Class (6th-12th grades)

              Christmas Program Practice (Preschool-5th grade)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

November 12 — AM - Communion

                                      Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Praise

            Scripture:  Psalm 145  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Benevolent Fund)

                            PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  He Upholds the Cause of the Oppressed

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 146   (Offering:  Audio Scripture Ministries)

 

November 19 — AM - Missionary - Jan Van Staalduinen

                                     Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Thanksgiving

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 107  (Offering:  General Fund)

                             PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  In the Lord I Take Refuge

                                      Scripture:  Psalm 11   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Thanksgiving Day Service — Scripture:  Psalm 65 — Sermon:  You Crown the Year with Your Bounty

                                                (Offering:  Love I.N.C.)

 

Christian School Assistance will be disbursed in November.  If you need any extra help to make payments, please contact Dustin Deters at 616-218-2265 by today.

 

Ladies’ Bible Study:  Our new book is in your mailboxes and we are going to begin our new study on Proverbs this Tuesday, November 7, at 1:30 pm.  If you did not receive a book or if you would like to join our Bible study, please contact Robin Fennema.

 

The November/December Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up today!

 

Children in Worship is looking for another Leader who would teach once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Andrea Kole at 218-2076 or arntz_ak@hotmail.com if you can help in this ministry.

 

Nursery Volunteers are needed!  If you would like to help out in nursery in the upcoming year, please contact Alexa Nyenbrink.

 

Ladies!!  The GEMS need a few more ladies from church who are willing to be a “Secret Grandmother/Person” this year.  Contact Deb Nyenbrink if you are interested.  Thanks!

 

Congregation:  Our church kitchen is missing a 5 gallon yellow beverage jug.  If you have borrowed this, please return it to the church kitchen as soon as you can.  Thank you.   

 

GEMS are selling cards and 2018 Calendars.  Contact a GEMS girl if you would like to place an order.  There are sample calendars and a catalog of cards on the GEMS table in the church basement.  There also will be order forms on the table.  Deadline is Sunday, November 12. 

 

Next Sunday, November 12, we plan to celebrate the Lord’s Supper during the morning worship service.  

 

REMINDER!  Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection deadline is November 12.  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 (and we will send one big check), or write your check to Samaritan’s Purse or 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.

 

Our missionary, Jan Van Staalduinen, will be taking part in our morning worship service on Sunday, November 19.

 

Middle School Youth Group Parents:  Advance Notice - We will be having a Parent Meeting on Sunday, November 19 after the morning worship service.

   

A Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point is planned to be held on Wednesday, December 6.  Watch for more details to come.

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

Sunday, November 12 — 6:30-8:00 pm

        We will gather on Sunday, November 12 immediately after the evening worship service in the Youth Building until 8 pm.  We will enjoy some munchies, games and a brief lesson.  Looking forward to having more fun with you!  Also, please check your church mailbox for a flyer regarding our January Retreat Weekend.

  Sunday, November 19 — Parent Meeting

        Following the morning worship service on Sunday, November 19   

 

3-Point Youth Group News:   

 Sunday, November 19 — Meeting following the evening service

 Wednesday, December 6 — Soup Supper  (details to come)

 

Requested Announcements:

Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event at North Blendon Reformed Church on Tuesday, November 7.   North Blendon Reformed Church will be a host site for the Live event starting at 8 and going until 11.  This is going on across the United States at the same time, so that it is why is it so late for us.  This is a FREE Event.  Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country.  North Blendon Reformed Church is excited to announce that they will be a host site for this event. The best part? It’s absolutely free for you to attend!  Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix, and we will stream the event in real time. We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else.  Hope to see you there!  If you have questions, you can call Rosemary Nuland at 895-4862

 

Thought for the Week:

If we pause to think, we’ll find cause to thank.

 

October 29, 2017     

WELCOME!   On this Reformation Sunday, may our faith be renewed and our love deepened for God and one another.  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of fellowship, cookies, and punch/coffee.

 

—This morning our congregation plans to witness the baptism of Colton Michael Boersema, son of Austin & Jennifer Boersema.

    Baptism Banner Symbolism:  The Holy Spirit (dove) abides with God’s child, Colton.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

  Today:  A) Lesson:  Jacob’s Dream — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Samantha P., Hailey M.

                B) Lesson:  Jacob’s Dream — Leader:  Tammy — Helpers:  Dustin/Stacy D., Lexi O.

 

  Next Week:  A) Lesson:  David the Shepherd Boy — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Kristen M., Tylar B.   

                        B) Lesson:  David the Shepherd Boy — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Eric/Jill V., Jacob B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Alexa Nyenbrink, Vonnie Bouwkamp, Emmalee Bakker

   Next Week:  Emily DeJonge, Samantha Ponstein, Andrew Scharphorn

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Bob & Lorna Miedema family; Felix & Lanae Monera family  

   Next Week:  Mike & Nancy Miedema family; Herb & Shirl Klomparens

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Bob Bolhuis      PM — 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at Unity Christian High School  (3:00 pm) 

   Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz       PM — Rog Overweg

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — Katie Bolhuis   PM — 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at Unity Christian High School  (3:00 pm) 

   Next Week:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge     

 

Ushers for November:  AM — Doug Buist, John Driesenga, Doug Hassevoort

     A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers.

      

Library Helpers for November:  AM - Sandy Haveman         PM - Nellie Driesenga

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring helpers.

  

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

                                                                

Safety Member:     Today:  Nate Bakker        Next Week:  Rob Overweg

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Tonight:  3:00 pm — 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at Unity Christian High School

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts Class  (meets at Borculo Christian School)

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Women’s Small Group Bible Study  (meet in toddler nursery)

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

Saturday:  8:00 am — 3-Point makes and delivers subs 

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

-Ladies’ Bible Study meets on Tuesday, November 7 at 1:30 pm  (Lesson #1 — Snack:  Robin)

-Abuse Prevention & Response Committee meets on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm

-The Lord’s Supper is planned for Sunday, November 12 during the morning worship service

-Middle School Youth Group Meeting on Sunday, November 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm  (in Youth Building)

-Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point to be held on Wednesday, December 6  (watch for details to come)

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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Today:  Sunday School Classes

November 5 — Sunday School Classes

November 12 — No Sunday School Classes  (Communion Sunday)

November 19 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

November 5 — AM - Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Pray Big

                                    Scripture:  Ephesians 3:14-21  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

                          PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  When Brothers Live Together in Unity

                                   Scripture:  Psalm 133   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

November 12 — AM - Communion

                                      Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Praise

            Scripture:  Psalm 145  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Benevolent Fund)

                            PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  He Upholds the Cause of the Oppressed

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 146   (Offering:  Audio Scripture Ministries)

 

November 19 — AM - Missionary - Jan Van Staalduinen

                                     Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Thanksgiving

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 107  (Offering:  General Fund)

                             PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  In the Lord I Take Refuge

                                      Scripture:  Psalm 11   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

Thanksgiving Day Service — 9:30 am

                                                Scripture:  Psalm 65 — Sermon:  You Crown the Year with Your Bounty

                                                (Offering:  Love I.N.C.)

 

November 26 — AM & PM — Guest Pastors

                            (Offerings:  AM -  General Fund    PM - Harvest Stand Ministries)

 

Tonight we will join together with the churches of Classis Zeeland at a 500th Anniversary Reformation Service hosted by the churches of Classis Zeeland.  This special service will be held at 3:00 pm today and will meet at Unity Christian High School.  Dr. David Feddes plans to preach and area school choirs will be taking part.  Plan to attend this service and worship with those from area churches.  (We will not have an evening service in our church tonight).

 

Children in Worship is looking for another Leader who would teach once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Andrea Kole at 218-2076 or arntz_ak@hotmail.com if you can help in this ministry.

 

Faith Promise Pledge Forms are located on the shelf in the back of church.  Please prayerfully consider what you can contribute during 2018 to the missions and missionaries our church supports.  Place your completed form in the collection plate.

 

Nursery Volunteers are needed!  If you would like to help out in nursery in the upcoming year, please contact Alexa Nyenbrink.

 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month at North Blendon CRC.  Place a note or card in Pastor Aaron’s mailbox, stop in at church for a visit with him, or give him a call during this month.

 

Is your shoebox ready?  Some ideas you CAN include in your shoebox are toys, dolls, stuffed animals, jump ropes, school supplies, toothbrush, mild bar soap (in a Ziploc bag), socks, hair clips, and many more things.  Some things you CANNOT include are breakable items, liquids or lotions, chocolate or food, toy guns, knives, military figures, or war related items.  NEW this year - no toothpaste or candy due to customs regulations.  Please be sure to read the brochure on what items can and cannot be included in the shoeboxes.  November 12 is the deadline to bring in shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Don’t forget to include a $9.00 donation for each shoebox to cover the cost of shipping.  This year you may write a check to NBCRC Sunday School (and we will send one big check), or write your check to Samaritan’s Purse or make your donation online and follow you box around the world.  There are shoeboxes and labels available on the Sunday School table in the church basement.  Please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen with any questions.

 

Christian School Assistance will be disbursed in November.  If you need any extra help to make payments, please contact Dustin Deters at 616-218-2265 by November 5.

 

GEMS are selling cards and 2018 Calendars.  Contact a GEMS girl if you would like to place an order.  There are sample calendars and a catalog of cards on the GEMS table in the church basement.  There also will be order forms on the table.  Deadline is Sunday, November 12.    

 

Congregation:  Our church kitchen is missing a 5 gallon yellow beverage jug.  If you have borrowed this, please return it to the church kitchen as soon as you can.  Thank you.   

 

A Soup Supper sponsored by 3-Point is planned to be held on Wednesday, December 6.  Watch for more details to come.

 

Ladies’ Bible Study:  Our new book is in your mailboxes.  We are going to study Proverbs.  If you did not receive a book or if you would like to join our Bible study, please contact Robin Fennema.

          

The November/December Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up today!

  

Middle School Youth Group News:

     Sunday, November 12 — 6:30-8:00 pm

    We plan to meet in the Youth Building on Sunday, November 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

3-Point Youth Group News:   

     Saturday, November 4 — 8:00 am

     We will be making subs on Saturday, November 4 in the church basement.  Please plan on helping make subs and bringing at least one of your parents to assist also.  Please be at church by 8:00 am.    

 Wednesday, December 6 — Soup Supper  (details to come)

 

Thought for the Week:

You can often do more with a whisper than you can with a shout.

 

October 22, 2017     

WELCOME!   Nothing we own or do can fill our souls as God can.  As we worship, you are invited to open your heart to the riches of abundant life the Father showers on us.  Everyone is invited to join together in the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of fellowship, cookies, and punch/coffee.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

  Today:  A) Lesson:  Sold Birthright — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Travis M.

                B) Lesson:  Sold Birthright — Leader:  Deb — Helpers:  Mike K., Hannah M.

  Next Week:  A) Lesson:  Jacob’s Dream — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Samantha P., Hailey M.   

                        B) Lesson:  Jacob’s Dream — Leader:  Tammy — Helpers:  Dustin/Stacy D., Lexi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Leah Driesenga, Deb Nyenbrink, Hannah Miedema

   Next Week:  Alexa Nyenbrink, Vonnie Bouwkamp, Emmalee Bakker

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Kevin & Heidi Stagman; Rob & Kristy Overweg family  

   Next Week:  Bob & Lorna Miedema family; Felix & Lanae Monera family

 

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

   Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis       PM — 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at

   Unity Christian High School  (3:00 pm) 

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — Julie Bolhuis   PM — David Bouwkamp

   Next Week:  AM — Katie Bolhuis      PM — 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at

  Unity Christian High School  (3:00 pm)

 

Ushers for October:  AM — Randy Aukeman, Bob Hassevoort, Felix Monera

      

Library Helpers for October:  AM - Robin Fennema         PM - Connie Vugteveen

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #4     October 29:  Team #5       

                                                         November 5:  Team #1       November 12:  Team #2

                                                                

Safety Member:     Today:  Randy Ponstein        Next Week:  Nate Bakker

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Tonight:  Middle School Youth Group meets following the evening service  (see Youth News for details)

Monday:  7:00 pm — GEMS

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

Tuesday:  7:00 pm — Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — L.I.F.T. Group   (meet at Joyce Kooiker’s home — Chapter #1)

Wednesday:  5:00-6:00 pm — Martial Arts Class  (meets at Borculo Christian School)

Saturday:  5:00-6:30 pm — Trunk or Treat 

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Baptism of Colton Michael Boersema, son of Austin & Jennifer Boersema

-500th Anniversary Reformation Service is Sunday, October 29, 3:00 pm at Unity Christian High School

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

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

-Abuse Prevention & Response Committee meets on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Today:  Sunday School Classes

October 29 — Sunday School Classes

November 5 — Sunday School Classes

November 12 — Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

October 29 — AM - Baptism of Colton Michael Boersema son of Austin & Jennifer Boersema

                                  Series:  Reformation 500 Years Later — Sermon:  Glory to God Alone

                                  Scripture:  Galatians 6  (Offering:  General Fund)

                        PM - 500th Anniversary Reformation Service hosted by Classis Zeeland

                                 Dr. David Feddes preaching.  Held at 3:00 pm at Unity Christian High School

 

November 5 — AM - Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Pray Big

                                    Scripture:  Ephesians 3:14-21

                          PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  When Brothers Live Together in Unity

                                   Scripture:  Psalm 133

 

November 12 — AM - Communion

                                      Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Praise

            Scripture:  Psalm 145 

                            PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  He Upholds the Cause of the Oppressed

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 146

 

November 19 — AM - Missionary - Jan Van Staalduinen

                                     Series:  Growing in Prayer — Sermon:  Prayer is Thanksgiving

                                     Scripture:  Psalm 107

                             PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  In the Lord I Take Refuge

                                      Scripture:  Psalm 11

 

3-Point will be going to Serve again next year. This year we will go somewhere local and the year after that will be some place further away. This will allow us to help people in our area as well as with keeping the cost down.  3-Point members are selling subs to help support the Serve Trip and other things our group does. We are selling them until today and they are $3 each.  We have ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, and traditional (ham, turkey, salami and cheese).  If you buy 12 the 13th is free. If you would like to buy subs and have not been contacted by a 3-Point member there is a order form in the back of church. Thank you for all of your support!

 

Trunk or Treat is planned for Saturday, October 28 from 5:00-6:30 pm.

 

Next Sunday, October 19, our congregation plans to witness the baptism of Colton Michael, son of Austin & Jennifer Boersema.

 

Children in Worship is looking for another Leader who would teach once every 3-4 weeks. Please contact Andrea Kole at 218-2076 or arntz_ak@hotmail.com if you can help in this ministry.

 

Faith Promise Pledge Forms are located on the shelf in the back of church.  Please prayerfully consider what you can contribute during 2018 to the missions and missionaries our church supports.  Place your completed form in the collection plate.

 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month at North Blendon CRC.  Place a note or card in Pastor Aaron’s mailbox, stop in at church for a visit with him, or give him a call during this month.

 

From Council:  We are planning to join together with the other churches of Classis Zeeland and attend the 500th Anniversary Reformation Service, hosted by the churches of Classis Zeeland.  This special service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 29 and will meet at Unity Christian High School.  Dr. David Feddes plans to preach and several area Christian school choirs will be taking part.  Plan to attend this service and worship with those from area churches. (We will not have an evening service in our church on this evening).

 

Bless a child - put a smile on a child’s face by giving a gift that can open their heart to find God’s love.  Please consider participating in the Sunday School Project Operation Christmas Child!  We will be collecting your shoebox donations now through November 12.  There is also an online option to pack and ship a shoebox from the convenience of your computer; go to www.samaritanspurse.org for more information.  NEW this year -- NO toothpaste or candy due to customs regulation and shipping has increased to $9 per box.  This year you may write a check to NBCRC Sunday School (and we will send one big check), or write your check to Samaritan’s Purse or make your donation online and follow you box around the world.  There are shoeboxes and labels available on the Sunday School table in the church basement.  Please contact Jill vonDobschutz or Becky Sorensen with any questions.

 

Christian School Assistance will be disbursed in November.  If you need any extra help to make your payments, please contact Dustin Deters at 616-218-2265 by November 5.

 

GEMS are selling cards and 2018 Calendars.  Contact a GEMS girl if you would like to place an order.  There are sample calendars and a catalog of cards on the GEMS table in the church basement.  There also will be order forms on the table.  Deadline is Sunday, November 12.    

   

Congregation:  Our church kitchen is missing a 5 gallon yellow beverage jug.  If you have borrowed this, please return it to the church kitchen as soon as you can.  Thank you.   

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

  Tonight -- 6:30-8:00 pm

  We will gather tonight immediately after the evening worship service in the Youth Building until 8 pm.  We would love to have you join us for worship as well, and be sure to wear your youth group t-shirt!  After church we will enjoy some munchies, pumpkin carving, games and a brief lesson.  If you have pumpkin carving tools, please bring them along.  Also, don’t forget to bring a bag of Halloween candy (30-50 ct) so that we can work together at getting our Trunk or Treats ready.  We can’t wait to have more fun and make more memories with you!

 

Requested  Announcements:

Caring Well Conference:  Have you ever wondered, “If a historical, Christian sexual ethic is true, how do we care well for our church, clients, children, spouses, and friends?”  Hole is my Heart Ministries is sponsoring a one-day conference for people seeking an answer.  You will leave equipped with winsome, gospel-centered ways to journey alongside LGBT+/SSA people for a lifetime.  The Conference will be held on November 11 from 8:00am-4:00 pm at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Pick up a flyer from the shelf in back of church or check out information at caringwell.org.

 

Thought for the Week:

Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders.

 

 

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