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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

June 23, 2019            

WELCOME!  We are glad that you have come to learn of God and God’s Word.  May every blessing be yours as we gather before our heavenly Father. 

 

—Welcome to Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde who will be leading our morning worship service. 

 

—Tonight we are joining North Blendon Reformed Church.  The service begins at 5:30 pm.

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

  A) Lesson:  Parable of the Treasure — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Matt B.

  B) Lesson:  The Great Banquet — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Alicia S., Emmalee B.  

Next Week (June 30): 

  No Children in Worship

July 7:

 A) Lesson:  Parable of the Fishnet — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Hannah M., Clara V.           

 B) Lesson:  Jesus Heals 2 “Daughters” — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Renee S., Travis M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Danielle Hassevoort, Alicia Schipper, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Sue Glashower, Samantha Ponstein, Marcia Hassevoort

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  David & Amanda Bouwkamp family; Ben & Emily DeJonge family

   Next Week:  Chad & Angie DeYoung family; Dennis & Pam, Leah Driesenga

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jeff Bosch          PM — Joining North Blendon Reformed Church

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz        PM — Roger Overweg

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — Hannah Miedema   

                                               PM — Joining North Blendon Reformed Church 

    Next Week:  AM & PM — Dustin Deters

 

Ushers for June:  Scott Bouwkamp, Dan Hassevoort, Carl Haveman

     Ushers for July:  Rex Boersen, Arlyn Haveman, Matt Schipper

        

Library Helpers for June:  Vaida von Dobschutz and Arielle von Dobschutz

      Library Helpers for July:  Bryce Haveman and Allayna Haveman

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #4     June 30:  Team #5      July 7:  Team #1 

 

Safety:  Today:  Ben DeJonge      June 30:  Dan Hassevoort        July 7:  Adam Hassevoort

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Tonight:  5:30 pm — Joining North Blendon Reformed Church for evening worship service

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

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, July 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

-New Legacy Project in concert at North Blendon Reformed Church on Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

      (see bulletin announcement for details)

-Council will not meet in July — next Council Meeting will be held on Monday, August 5 at 7:00 pm

-Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm — Fun for the whole family! 

    (Food, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, Car/Motorcycle/Tractor Show — All is Free!)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

June 30 — AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Grace

                            Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #60

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  You destroy those who speak lies

                           Scripture:  Psalm 5   (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

 

July 7 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

                PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Lakeshore Pregnancy Center)

 

July 14 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

July 21 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Joining with North Blendon Reformed Church 

                           (‘New Legacy Project’ in concert)   Concert begins at 7:00 pm

 

July 28 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)       

 

Tonight we are joining North Blendon Reformed Church for the evening worship service.  The service begins at 5:30 pm.  Rev. Ron Lugten will be leading the service.  

 

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

 

The Education Committee is looking for volunteers to be 3-Point Leaders for this upcoming school year.  They are looking for individuals or couples who would be willing to work with the youth of our church.  If you are interested, please contact Walt Horinga.

 

From Outreach Committee:  HorsePlay Equestrian is going to give Bibles to kids that come to the farm to learn about God and to heal from their daily struggles.  Outreach is going to put a label in each Bible with a scripture verse written on it.  There are sheets of labels on the shelf in the back of church.  Please take a sheet or two and write  an encouraging Bible verse on each label for whoever receives the Bible - can be the same verse on each label or a different verse on each label.  Do not sign your name or write anything on the label, just the verses you have chosen.  Return your sheet of labels to church and place it in the basket on the shelf in back of church by Sunday, July 7.  Thank you for your help.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Fennema.     

 

The Worship Committee is looking for one or two new members.  If you would be interested in serving our church in this way or would like more information, please contact one of the Worship Committee members listed on the back of the bulletin.

 

Sunday School is looking for new teachers for the coming year.

We are looking for teachers for:

              Preschool                                6th & 7th Grade                 

          8th & 9th Grade                              Music leader            

                                       Piano Player

     Teachers must be passionate about growing God’s kingdom through teaching our kids.  

     Teachers must be professing members of NBCRC.  Teachers may teach every week or every other week.

      Books, supplies, and training are all provided to anyone interested in teaching.

     If there is a class you would like to teach that is not listed, let Jill know as some teachers are flexible in the grades they teach.  If any current teachers would rather have one of these grades/groups above we can make that work too.

 

     If you are interested in teaching contact Jill von Dobschutz or Becky Sorensen. 

     Find us at church, call 616-218-3072, or email ejvondo@yahoo.com.

     Thanks!!

 

We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church on Sunday evening, July 21 for a concert.  Live from Nashville, New Legacy Project, formerly known as Blackwood Legacy, will be leading in worship through a concert on Sunday evening, July 21, 2019. The concert will include a blend of country gospel, traditional gospel, new southern gospel, and some popular worship music, while staying true to the Gospel message. A love offering will be received for the group. The concert will begin at 7:00 P.M., but you will want to come early for best seating.  See poster on the bulletin board in the church basement.

 

Attention Ladies:  Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will start again this fall and we would love for you to join us!  We plan to use the book Twelve Women of the Bible by Lisa Terkeurst for our study guide and DVD.  There is a sample of the book and a sign up sheet in the narthex so we know how many books to get.  If you have questions, contact Vicky Gruppen. 

 

HorsePlay Equestrian Pig Roast & Auction will be held July 13 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  Come to this fun event to help support HorsePlay.  If you can volunteer to help or if you have an auction  donation, please contact Tami Klinger at 616-283-8189.  See flier in your mailbox for details.

 

REQUESTED EVENTS:

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome Jim and Melissa Brady in concert on June 29.  It’s going to be a fantastic evening of worship! The mission of this award winning couple is to share the love and hope of Jesus in all that they do.  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 our famous Chicken BBQ dinner. It will be served in the Sunshine Room from 4:30-6:30 pm. You will have your choice of a half or quarter chicken that has been slow roasted all day long along with potato salad, baked beans, beverage and dessert. 

 

Friendship Christian Reformed Church is Hiring!  Friendship Church in Byron Center is hiring a new full-time ministry assistant to be in the offices throughout the week, joining our team of motivated staff. Applications are due June 30. For more information, and to apply, visit friendshipcrc.org/jobs.

 

Inspire 2019 (Discover.  Connect.  Reimagine.)  — This event will take place in Windsor, Ontario on August 1-3, 2019 and registration is now open.  This is an event designed for volunteers and leaders from CRC and RCA churches across North America.  There will be worship, workshops on every aspect of congregational life, and speakers who will challenge and equip you with new ideas, renewed passion, and deepened commitment to God’s kingdom. 

If interested in attending you may register at crcna.org/Inspire.  If you cannot attend, please pray for those who are planning this event and for all who will attend.  See poster on the bulletin board in the church basement.   

 

June 16, 2019            

WELCOME!  Today is Father’s Day.  In this church we place great value on family and we are glad that you have come today to gather together as a church family.  God, our heavenly Father, has changed our lives for the better.  We hope that you feel His presence here as we honor Him in our worship.

 

—Today, during our morning worship service, installation of new officebearers will take place.  

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

  A) Lesson:  The Sower — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Emily D., Tylar B.

  B) Lesson:  Parable of the Farmer and the Growing Seed — Leader:  Kelly -- Helpers:  Stacy D., Bryce H.  

Next Week: 

 A) Lesson:  Parable of the Treasure — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Matt B.           

 B) Lesson:  The Great Banquet — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Alicia S., Emmalee B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Jodi Haveman, Anna Aukeman, Emmalee Bakker

   Next Week:  Danielle Hassevoort, Alicia Schipper, Travis Mesbergen

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Randy & Brenda, Anna Aukeman; Nate & Becky Bakker family

   Next Week:  David & Amanda Bouwkamp family; Ben & Emily DeJonge family

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch        PM — Joining North Blendon Refomred Church

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — Katie Bolhuis      PM — Hannah Miedema  

    Next Week:  AM — Hannah Miedema       PM — Joining North Blendon Reformed Church

 

Ushers for June:  Scott Bouwkamp, Dan Hassevoort, Carl Haveman

        

Library Helpers for June:  Vaida von Dobschutz and Arielle von Dobschutz

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3     June 23:  Team #4      June 30:  Team #5 

 

Safety:  Today:  Craig Ponstein      June 23:  Ben DeJonge        June 30:  Dan Hassevoort

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Installation of Officebearers  (during the morning worship service)

Today:  VBS Volunteer Meeting  (in the sanctuary following the morning worship service)

Monday - Friday:  5:30-7:30 pm — VBS

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders’ Meeting

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:

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

-Council will not meet in July — next Council Meeting will be held on Monday, August 5 at 7:00 pm

-Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm — Fun for the whole family! 

    (Food, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, Car/Motorcycle/Tractor Show — All is Free!)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

June 23 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan VandenEinde   (Offering:  General Fund)

                   PM - We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church at their church  (5:30 pm)

             

June 30 — AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Grace

                            Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #60

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  You destroy those who speak lies

                           Scripture:  Psalm 5   (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

 

July 7 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - Faith Promise)

                PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Lakeshore Pregnancy Center)

 

July 14 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

July 21 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Joining with North Blendon Reformed Church 

                           (‘New Legacy Project’ in concert)   Concert begins at 6:00 pm

 

July 28 — AM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Rev. James Molenbeek  (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)     

 

Installation of new officebearers will take place today during the morning service.

Elders:  Jeff Glashower, Howard Hirdes, Mike Miedema

Deacons:  David Haveman, Todd Mesbergen, Jim Nyenbrink  

We thank the following men who are completing their service in Council:

Elders:  Don Kloosterhouse, Randy Ponstein, John Rietman

Deacons:  Ben DeJonge, Dennis Driesenga, Randy Haveman

Please take time to personally thank these men for their service to our church. 

 

The Summer Mission Group is getting ready for their trip to Whiteville, North Carolina on June 22-29.  They will be helping restore homes damaged by the hurricanes in recent years. Those going on the trip are Geanie Mulder, Pastor Aaron, and Mike & Nancy Miedema.  If you would like to support the group with donations, there is a list of items needed on the shelf in the narthex.  Monetary gifts are also appreciated and will be used for the work we are doing that week.  Please have all items to church by June 21.  If you have any questions, please talk to Nancy.  Thanks for your prayers and support.     

 

Vacation Bible School Information

Dates:  June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm                                                          

Ages:  3 years old through those who just completed 4th grade.

Supper will not be served.  There will be larger snacks.

 

  —Parents:  If you have not registered your children for VBS, please do so TODAY so that your paperwork is filled out.

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  —Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to help with VBS! There will be a short meeting in the sanctuary TODAY following the morning service for all volunteers.

 

  —Thank you for all the boxes and thank you for all the donations!  If you still have donations please bring them in today   (all perishable food can be placed in the refrigerator in the church basement) 

 

—-Our VBS collection this year will be collecting food or money for Kids Food Basket.  They are in need of fruit and grain bars (Nutri-Grain or other brands), resealable snack or sandwich bags, bulk raisins (for trail mix) and fruit cups (peaches, applesauce, etc.)  If any church members would like to help us with this mission, you may bring in donations today through Sunday, June 23.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Mesbergen at 616-218-3060. 

 

The Education Committee is looking for volunteers to be 3-Point Leaders for next year.  They are looking for individuals or couples who would be willing to work with the youth of our church.  If you are interested, please contact Walt Horinga.

 

The Worship Committee is looking for one or two new members.  If you would be interested in serving our church in this way or would like more information, please contact one of the Worship Committee members listed on the back of the bulletin.

 

Attention Ladies:  Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will start again this fall and we would love for you to join us!  We plan to use the book Twelve Women of the Bible by Lisa Terkeurst for our study guide and DVD.  There is a sample of the book and a sign up sheet in the narthex so we know how many books to get.  If you have questions, contact Vicky Gruppen. 

 

REQUESTED EVENTS:

Golf for LOVE!  On Saturday, June 29th, Love INC is hosting its annual golf outing to help raise funds for its ministry.  Grab some friends and enter a foursome to help support Love INC.  It is a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Pigeon Creek.  To sign up text Lovegolf (one word) to 51555 or call 616-895-5683.  It is $80 per golfer.  Great fun and chance to win prizes including $10,000 cash!

 

Inspire 2019 (Discover.  Connect.  Reimagine.)  — This event will take place in Windsor, Ontario on August 1-3, 2019 and registration is now open.  This is an event designed for volunteers and leaders from CRC and RCA churches across North America.  There will be worship, workshops on every aspect of congregational life, and speakers who will challenge and equip you with new ideas, renewed passion, and deepened commitment to God’s kingdom. If interested in attending you may register at crcna.org/Inspire.  If you cannot attend, please pray for those who are planning this event and for all who will attend.  See poster on the bulletin board in the church basement.   

 

Thought for the Week:

Faith doesn’t get you around trouble, it gets you through it.

—Anonymous

 

June 9, 2019  (Pentecost Sunday)          

WELCOME!   Today is Pentecost Sunday.  God’s powerful Holy Spirit is present for all who are willing to receive the gift.  May the same joy and fellowship and closeness be among us today as they were on the day the church was born in Jerusalem so long ago.  

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

  A) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Jodi H., Emma N.

  B) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Samantha P., Madi O.  

Next Week: 

 A) Lesson:  The Sower — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Emily D., Tylar B.           

 B) Lesson:  Parable of the Farmer and the Growing Seed — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Stacy D., Bryce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Rietman, Jill von Dobschutz, Lexi Ossewaarde

   Next Week:  Jodi Haveman, Anna Aukeman, Emmalee Bakker

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Brian & Tammy Prewitt family; Rob & Carla, Hannah Woodwyk

   Next Week:  Randy & Brenda, Anna Aukeman; Nate & Becky Bakker 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 De Jonge  

    Next Week:  AM  — Katie Bolhuis       PM — Hannah Miedema

 

Ushers for June:  Scott Bouwkamp, Dan Hassevoort, Carl Haveman

        

Library Helpers for June:  Vaida von Dobschutz and Arielle von Dobschutz

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2     June 16:  Team #3      June 23:  Team #4 

 

Safety:  Today:  Rob Woodwyk      June 16:  Craig Ponstein        June 23:  Ben DeJonge

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  1:00-2:30 pm — Profession of Faith Class  (meet in the Youth Building Kitchen)

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

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

Saturday:  6:00 pm — VBS Set-Up and Pizza  (Sign Up Today — see VBS announcement for details)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Installation of Officebearers will be on Sunday, June 16 during the morning service

-VBS Volunteer Meeting on Sunday, June 16 in the sanctuary following the morning worship service

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

-VBS will be held the week of June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm  (see announcement for details)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, June 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Block Party (Car Show & BBQ) will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm 

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

June 16 — Installation of New Officebearers

                  AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Substitutionary Atonement

                            Scripture:  Isaiah 53; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                 PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  The Lord Hears When I Call

                           Scripture:  Psalm 4   (Offering:  Camp Roger)

 

June 23 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan VandenEinde   (Offering:  General Fund)

                   PM - We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church at their church  (5:30 pm)

             

June 30 — AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Grace

                            Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #60

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  You destroy those who speak lies

                           Scripture:  Psalm 5   (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

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From Council:  Pastor Aaron will be taking sabbatical from July-September to do studying and writing.  

 

From Council: Installation of new officebearers will take place next Sunday, June 16. 

We thank the following men who are completing their service in Council:

Elder:  Don Kloosterhouse, Randy Ponstein, John Rietman

Deacon:  Ben DeJonge, Dennis Driesenga, Randy Haveman

Please take time to personally thank these men for their service to our church. 

 

The Summer Mission Group is getting ready for their trip to Whiteville, North Carolina on June 22-29.  They will be helping restore homes damaged by the hurricanes in recent years. Those going on the trip are Geanie Mulder, Pastor Aaron, and Mike & Nancy Miedema.  If you would like to support the group with donations, there is a list of items needed on the shelf in the narthex.  Monetary gifts are also appreciated and will be used for the work we are doing that week.  Please have all items to church by June 21.  If you have any questions, please talk to Nancy.  Thanks for your prayers and support.     

  

The Education Committee is looking for volunteers to be 3-Point Leaders for next year.  They are looking for individuals or couples who would be willing to work with the youth of our church.  If you are interested, please contact Walt Horinga.

 

The Worship Committee is looking for one or two new members.  If you would be interested in serving our church in this way or would like more information, please contact one of the Worship Committee members listed on the back of the bulletin.

 

Vacation Bible School Information

Dates:  June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm                                                          

Ages:  3 years old through those who just completed 4th grade.

Supper will not be served.  There will be larger snacks.

—Parents:  If you have not registered your children for VBS, please do so TODAY so we can order their VBS t shirts.

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  —Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to help with VBS! There will be a short meeting in the sanctuary next Sunday morning following the service for all volunteers.

  —Thank you for all the boxes and thank you for all the donations!  If you still have donations, please bring them in today   (except perishable food/flowers which can be brought in next Sunday)

—-Our VBS collection this year will be collecting food or money for Kids Food Basket.  They are in need of fruit and grain bars (Nutri-Grain or other brands), resealable snack or sandwich bags, bulk raisins (for trail mix) and fruit cups (peaches, applesauce, etc.)   If any church members would like to help us with this mission, you may bring in donations from Sunday, June 16 through Sunday, June 23.

  —We can use more help setting up for VBS on Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm. Help us turn the church into the world of Gospeltopia!  Pizza will be provided for helpers.  Please sign up at the VBS table downstairs so we know how many pizzas to get!

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Mesbergen at 616-218-3060. 

 

The Deacons gratefully acknowledge the following receipts for the month of May:  General Fund  $18,909.38; Building Fund  $1,821.09; Christian Education  $2,101.78; Missions  $1,994.50; Benevolent  $587.25, Christian Reformed Conference Grounds  $116.00; The Bridge  $97.25      Percentage of Budget Met  92.98%

 

Attention Ladies:  Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will start again this fall and we would love for you to join us!  We plan to use the book Twelve Women of the Bible by Lisa Terkeurst for our study guide and DVD.  There is a sample of the book and a sign up sheet in the narthex so we know how many books to get.  If you have questions, contact Vicky Gruppen. 

 

REQUESTED EVENTS:

Golf for LOVE!  On Saturday, June 29th Love INC is hosting its annual golf outing to help raise funds for its ministry.  Grab some friends and enter a foursome to help support Love INC.  It is a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Pigeon Creek.  To sign up text Lovegolf (one word) to 51555 or call 616-895-5683.  It is $80 per golfer.  Great fun and chance to win prizes including $10,000 cash!

 

Inspire 2019 (Discover.  Connect.  Reimagine.)  — This event will take place in Windsor, Ontario on August 1-3, 2019 and registration is now open.  This is an event designed for volunteers and leaders from CRC and RCA churches across North America.  There will be worship, workshops on every aspect of congregational life, and speakers who will challenge and equip you with new ideas, renewed passion, and deepened commitment to God’s kingdom.  If interested in attending you may register at crcna.org/Inspire.  If you cannot attend, please pray for those who are planning this event and for all who will attend.  See poster on the bulletin board in the church basement.   

 

Thought for the Week:

It is just as important to forget a wrong as it is to remember a kindness.

 

June 2, 2019          

WELCOME!  Today is Ascension Sunday.  We remember with gratitude that Christ is with us spiritually so that no matter where we are, our Lord is present. 

    

—Today, during the morning worship service, Julie Bolhuis, Katie Bolhuis, and Madi Ossewaarde will publicly profess their faith in God.   

 

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

 

—Tonight we will have a Joint Evening Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church beginning at 5:30 pm.  Pastor Aaron and Pastor Ron Lugten will be leading the service.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

  A) Lesson:  Pentecost — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Kim E., Jacob B.

  B) Lesson:  Pentecost — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Emily D., Hailey M.  

Next Week: 

 A) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Jodi H., Emma N.           

 B) Lesson:  The Mustard Seed — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Samantha P., Madi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Hannah Miedema, Becky Bakker, Clara Van Klompenberg

   Next Week:  Deb Rietman, Jill von Dobschutz, Lexi Ossewaarde

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Randy & Roxanne, Travis Essenburg; Don & Cheryl, Geanie Mulder

   Next Week:  Brian & Tammy Prewitt family; Rob & Carla, Hannah Woodwyk 

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz     

                                    PM — Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

    Next Week:  AM — Bob Bolhuis            PM — Jeff Bosch

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — David Bouwkamp    

                                               PM — Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church  

    Next Week:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

 

Ushers for June:  Scott Bouwkamp, Dan Hassevoort, Carl Haveman

        

Library Helpers for June:  Vaida von Dobschutz and Arielle von Dobschutz

  

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1     June 9:  Team #2      June 16:  Team #3 

 

Safety:  Today:  Scott Van Houten      June 9:  Rob Woodwyk        June 16:  Craig Ponstein

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  1:00-2:30 pm — Profession of Faith Class  (meet in the Youth Building Kitchen)

Tonight:  5:30 pm — Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council    (All Officebearers please attend — including New and Exiting)

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:

-Profession of Faith Class will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm

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

-Installation of Officebearers will be on Sunday, June 16 during the morning service

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

-VBS will be held the week of June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm  (see announcement for details)

-Block Party (Car Show & BBQ) will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm 

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

June 9 — Pentecost

                AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Trinity

             Scripture:  Mark 1:1-11; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #25

                          (Offering:  General Fund)

                PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Pentecostals & Charismatics

                         Scripture:  Acts 2:1-13, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, et al

            (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

June 16 — Installation of New Officebearers

                  AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Substitutionary Atonement

                            Scripture:  Isaiah 53; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                 PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  The Lord Hears When I Call

                           Scripture:  Psalm 4   (Offering:  Camp Roger)

 

June 23 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan VandenEinde

               (Offering:  General Fund)

                   PM - We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church at their church  (5:30 pm)

             

June 30 — AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Grace

                            Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #60

                            (Offering:  General Fund)

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  You destroy those who speak lies

                           Scripture:  Psalm 5   (Offering:  Benevolent Fund)

 

From Council: Selection of Officebears took place last Sunday and the following men were chosen: 

Elder:  Jeff Glashower, Howard Hirdes, Mike Miedema

Deacon:  David Haveman, Todd Mesbergen, Jim Nyenbrink

We thank these men for their willingness to serve.  They will be installed into office on Sunday, June 16 during the morning worship service. 

 

We thank the following men who are completing their service in Council:

Elder:  Don Kloosterhouse, Randy Ponstein, John Rietman

Deacon:  Ben DeJonge, Dennis Driesenga, Randy Haveman

Please take time to personally thank these men for their service to our church. 

 

The Education Committee is looking for volunteers to be 3-Point Leaders for next year.  They are looking for individuals or couples who would be willing to work with the youth of our church.  If you are interested, please contact Walt Horinga.

 

The Worship Committee is looking for one or two new members.  If you would be interested in serving our church in this way or would like more information, please contact one of the Worship Committee members listed on the back of the bulletin.

 

Vacation Bible School Information

                                           Dates:  June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm                                                          

                       Ages:  3 years old through those who just completed 4th grade.

                               Supper will not be served.  There will be larger snacks.

  —Parents:  Please fill out registration forms and return to baskets so we can get t-shirts ordered for the kids.  Please register your kids today so we can order t-shirts.

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  —Volunteers are still needed for craft helpers, nursery help, one more registration helper and some group leaders (no teaching - you just need to move the kids from station to station)    Sign up today!

 

  —The Donation Tree is nearly empty - thank you for your support!  Please bring in all donations June 2 or June 9 (except the perishable donations or the flowers.  Those can be brought in the week of VBS) 

 

  —Miscellaneous Items Needed:

      * Lots of cardboard boxes.  Please put in classroom #2 or  #3 in church basement.

      * Empty 16 ounce containers  (butter, sour cream, etc.)

      * 12” or larger stuffed kangaroo  (we will return)

 

  —We need help decorating church for VBS.  We will be setting up on Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm.  We will be creating a safari, and doing lots of painting.  We will provide pizza for anyone who can come and help us with this. 

 

  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Mesbergen at 616-218-3060. 

 

     

Attention Ladies:  Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will start again this fall and we would love for you to join us!  We plan to use the book Twelve Women of the Bible by Lisa Terkeurst for our study guide and DVD.  There is a sample of the book and a sign up sheet in the narthex so we know how many books to get.  If you have questions, contact Vicky Gruppen. 

 

HorsePlay Equestrian is planning some day camps this summer and they need donations and volunteers.  Anyone can help - No horse experience is needed!!  Volunteers are needed to serve food, hang out with kids, and help with crafts/activities.  Donations of food and supplies for activities are also needed.  The dates are June 29, July 20, August 10, and August 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  There is a possibility of working with and sharing the Gospel with 80 young people over the four weeks of day camp!!  If you can volunteer or donate something, please contact Tami Klinger. 

 

REQUESTED EVENTS:

Golf for LOVE!  On Saturday, June 29th Love INC is hosting its annual golf outing to help raise funds for its ministry.  Grab some friends and enter a foursome to help support Love INC.  It is a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Pigeon Creek.  To sign up text Lovegolf (one word) to 51555 or call 616-895-5683.  It is $80 per golfer.  Great fun and chance to win prizes including $10,000 cash!

 

City on a Hill has an opening for the position of Director of its ATLAS Program.  It is a salaried position - expected hours per week is 30-35.  Must be an excellent communicator and a committed Christian whose life gives evidence of this.  He/she must relate well to others and have experience with

supervision of others.  This person must be a good listener.  He/she must possess knowledge of, and connections to, community resources.  Experience with fund raising will be an asset for this person.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays and employer match to employee IRA contributions.  Interested persons should submit a resume to Gary Ellens, COAH Executive Director, at gary@coahm.org

 

Thought for the Week:

If your day is hemmed with prayer, it is less likely to unravel.

 

 

May 26, 2019          

WELCOME!   On this Memorial weekend, remember, with reverence and thanksgiving, those who gave their lives for our country.  Above all, we remember Him whose love includes people of all nations — our Lord Jesus, who gave His life for all of us.  May the remembrance of His death bring reconciliation and peace.

—Today, following the morning worship service, selection of new officebearers will take place. 

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 

Today:  No Children in Worship 

 

Next Week: 

 A) Lesson:  Pentecost — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Kim E., Jacob B.           

 B) Lesson:  Pentecost — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Emily D., Hailey M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Emily DeJonge, Madi Ossewaarde

   Next Week:  Hannah Miedema, Becky Bakker, Clara Van Klompenberg

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Scott & Jennifer Bouwkamp family; Doug & Shawn Buist family

   Next Week:  Randy & Roxanne, Travis Essenburg; Don & Cheryl, Geanie Mulder 

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Dustin Deters      PM — Rog Overweg

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz    

                          PM — Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

 

Power Point for Today:  AM — Katie Bolhuis     PM — Hannah Miedema

   Next Week:  AM — David Bouwkamp     

                         PM — Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

 

Ushers for June:  Scott Bouwkamp, Dan Hassevoort, Carl Haveman

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers.

     

Library Helpers for June:  Vaida von Dobschutz and Arielle von Dobschutz

    A Thank You is extended to the retiring helpers

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #4     June 2:  Team #1      June 9:  Team #2 

 

Safety:  Today:  Steve Haveman      June 2:  Scott Van Houten        June 9:  Rob Woodwyk

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Selection of New Officebearers

Today:  June/July North Blendon CRC Newsletter Deadline is Today

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:

-Profession of Faith Class will be held on Sundays, June 2 and June 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm

-Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church on Sunday, June 2   (5:30 pm)

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

           (All Officebearers please attend — including New and Exiting Officebearers)

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, June 4 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

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

-Installation of Officebearers will be held on Sunday, June 16 during the morning service

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

-VBS will be held the week of June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm  (see announcement for details)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

June 2 — Ascension; Professions of Faith  (Madi Ossewaarde, Julie Bolhuis, Katie Bolhuis)

                AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  The Bible is God’s Word

                          Scripture:  2 Peter 1:16-21; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #21

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

                PM - Joint Ascension Service at North Blendon Reformed Church  (5:30 pm)

 

June 9 — Pentecost

                AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Trinity

             Scripture:  Mark 1:1-11; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #25

                PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Pentecostals & Charismatics

                         Scripture:  Acts 2:1-13, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, et al

 

June 16 — Installation of New Officebearers

                  AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Substitutionary Atonement

                            Scripture:  Isaiah 53; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  The Lord Hears When I Call

                           Scripture:  Psalm 4

 

June 23 — AM - Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan VandenEinde

                   PM - We will be joining North Blendon Reformed Church at their church  (5:30 pm)

 

June 30 — AM - Series:  Load-Bearing Beliefs — Sermon:  Grace

                            Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #60

                  PM - Series:  The Psalms — Sermon:  You destroy those who speak lies

                           Scripture:  Psalm 5

 

From Council:  The following men have been chosen as Candidates for Elder and Deacon.

Elder:  Randy Essenburg, Bruce Fennema, Jeff Glashower, Bob Hassevoort, Doug Hassevoort, Howard Hirdes, Mike Lengkeek,

              Mike Miedema, Bob Rietman

Deacon:  Gary Bosch, David Bouwkamp, Doug Buist, David Haveman, Todd Mesbergen, Jim Nyenbrink, Craig Ponstein

Three names from each office will be selected.  Selection will take place today following the morning worship service.  If anyone has a concern, please talk to an Elder. 

 

A Profession of Faith Class with Pastor Aaron will be held on Sundays, June 2 and June 9.

The classes will be held in the Youth Building Kitchen from 1:00-2:30 pm.  This is one class that is held for two weeks, so you must attend both classes.  If you have any questions or if you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

The Education Committee is looking for volunteers to be 3-Point Leaders for next year.  They are looking for individuals or couples who would be willing to work with the youth of our church.  If you are interested, please contact Walt Horinga.

 

The Worship Committee is looking for one or two new members.  If you would be interested in serving our church in this way or would like more information, please contact one of the Worship Committee members listed on the back of the bulletin.

 

Vacation Bible School Information:

  —Dates:  June 17-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm

  —Ages:  3 years old through those who just completed 4th grade.

  —Supper will not be served.  There will be larger snacks.

  —Volunteers are Needed - sign up in the basement by June 2 if you are willing to help.

        We need leaders and helpers for the classes.  No teaching required, you just need to help move the kids from one station to the next.

  —Donation Tree is out and there are some items still needed.  Please put your donation in the tote by the tree upstairs or in the tote by the VBS table downstairs. 

  —Miscellaneous Items Needed:

      * Lots of cardboard boxes.  Please put in classroom #2 or  #3 in church basement.

      * Empty 16 ounce containers  (butter, sour cream, etc.)

      * 12” or larger stuffed kangaroo  (we will return)

  —Parents:  Please fill out registration forms and return to baskets so we can get t-shirts ordered for the kids.

  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Mesbergen at 616-218-3060.

 

There are extra pig-in-the-blankets in the freezer for purchase.  They are $12 per dozen.

 

Attention Ladies:  Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study has finished for this season, but would love for you to join us this fall.  We plan to use the book Twelve Women of the Bible by Lisa Terkeurst for our study guide and DVD.  There is a sample of the book and a sign up sheet in the narthex so we know how many books to get.  If you have questions, contact Vicky Gruppen. 

 

HorsePlay Equestrian is planning some day camps this summer and donations and volunteers are needed.  Anyone can help - No horse experience is needed!!  Volunteers are needed to serve food, hang out with kids, and help with crafts/activities.  Donations of food and supplies for activities are also needed.  The dates are June 29, July 20, August 10, and August 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  There is a possibility of working with and sharing the Gospel with 80 young people over the four weeks of day camp!!  If you can volunteer or donate something, please contact Tami Klinger. 

 

REQUESTED EVENTS:

Memorial Day Service at 10:30 a.m. on May 27 at the Olive Township Cemetery. Please bring your own lawn chairs. A brief service of remembrance will be held to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. Veterans in uniform are invited to march with an honor guard, and are asked to meet in the back of the cemetery by 10:15 a.m.  The Olive Township Museum will be open free of charge from 11 am – 2 pm, with lunch available for purchase, and a special Vietnam War Exhibit on display.  All veterans will receive free dessert and coffee at the museum. The Ottawa Station School House will be open from 11 am – 2 pm with handcrafted wooden replicas and local history exhibits on display.  In case of rain, the service will be held at the Grace Center of  Ottawa Church at 11390 Stanton.

 

Community Hymn Sing featuring ‘Men of Grace’ will be held at Lamont Community Church on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm.  A freewill offering will be taken in support of Right to Life.

 

Golf for LOVE!  On Saturday, June 29th Love INC is hosting its annual golf outing to help raise funds for its ministry.  Grab some friends and enter a foursome to help support Love INC.  It is a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Pigeon Creek.  To sign up text Lovegolf (one word) to 51555 or call 616-895-5683.  It is $80 per golfer.  Great fun and chance to win prizes including $10,000 cash!

 

City on a Hill has an opening for the position of Director of its ATLAS Program.  It is a salaried position - expected hours per week is 30-35.  Must be an excellent communicator and a committed Christian whose life gives evidence of this.  He/she must relate well to others and have experience with supervision of others.  This person must be a good listener.  He/she must possess knowledge of, and connections to, community resources.  Experience with fund raising will be an asset for this person.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays and employer match to employee IRA contributions.  Interested persons should submit a resume to Gary Ellens, COAH Executive Director, at gary@coahm.org    

       

 

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