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North Blendon CRC

April 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday)

 

The crowds in Jerusalem welcomed the humble arrival of the King with palms

 and shouts of “Hosanna!” 

Let us honor and praise Him today with that same joyful spirit.

 

 

Calendar of the Week:

-Saturday, April 11, between 2:00-3:00 pm -- Pickup Easter Flowers ordered from the GEMS

              (see announcement for details)

-We were unable to make drive-in services a possibility for Good Friday and Easter

 

Advance Notices:

-There will not be a Council or Elders Meeting during the month of April  

-VBS ‘The Rocky Railway’ will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Upcoming Sermons/Services (www.YouTube.com/aaronvriesman)

April 5 (Palm Sunday) – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross

                                           Sermon:  Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

                                           Scripture:  John 17

 

April 10 (Good Friday) – A Service of Scripture Readings and Songs

 

April 12 (Easter Sunday) – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross

                                               Sermon:  Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?

                                               Scripture:  Matthew 28:1-15

                                                               Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #45

 

Announcements:

If you purchased an Easter flower from the GEMS – Please pick up your flower at church on Saturday, April 11, between 2 – 3 pm.  If you are unable to pick up your flower at that time, please let Deb Nyenbrink know and she will arrange to get it delivered to you.  You can call or send a text Deb Nyenbrink at 616-302-1864.   Or email Deb at debra.nyenbrink@yfai.com.  Thanks so much for your support of the GEMS program.

 

Good Friday Communion:  We were hoping to observe drive-up Communion in some way, but after considering several possibilities, the Elders decided it would be difficult to examine ourselves and discern the body of Christ in a worthy manner as scripture commands (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).  We hope to celebrate the Lord’s Supper when we resume regular worship services.  Our Good Friday video will include scripture readings and songs.  Good Friday and Easter videos will be posted at www.YouTube.com/aaronvriesman    

 

Pastor Aaron is still working in the church office.  He is not making in-person visits, but is available if needed.  You may contact him at the church office (616-895-6434), email at pastor@nbcrc.org, or on Facebook.  Robin will be working both in the church office and at home.  Contact Robin at church (616-895-6434), at home (616-669-3842), or by email at office@nbcrc.org   You may also contact an Elder or Deacon if you have a need or concern.

 

Pastor Aaron’s sermons and our congregational prayer are on YouTube.  They will be posted sometime Saturday evening for Sunday morning.  Watch at www.YouTube.com/aaronvriesman    

 

Offerings may be given in the following ways:  Offerings may be mailed to the church office (North Blendon CRC, 7284 Taylor Street, Hudsonville, MI  49426) or you may contact a Deacon and he will come pick up your offering from your home.  Alternatively, members may keep track of the gifts that they miss and catch up once church services resume.

 

Classis Zeeland Pastors took part in and recorded a Prayer Service last week.  Take time to watch this special service.  It is titled “Prayer Service” posted by John Cleveringa and can be found at https://vimeo.com/401455690/34491f94a4

 

Pastor Aaron will be joining some pastors from Classis Zeeland this week to record a Good Friday Service, called ‘7 Sayings from the Cross’.  A link to this service will be given later.

 

In-Person Worship Services are suspended until further notice. 

 

The Cadets will not be holding their hanging basket flower sale this year.  Thank you for all your support in past years and also with our other fundraisers.

 

The Cadet-O-Rama & Pinewood Derby Races with Grand River Council have been cancelled.

 

Joint Evening Services:  It has been approved by the NBRC Consistory and the NBCRC Council that we will be joining together for worship on Sunday evenings on a regular basis (once church services resume).  A couple of weeks ago, a letter regarding evening services was placed in your church mailbox.  The letter and attachment, which explains the location the services will be held and the Pastors’ preaching schedule, have been attached to this email.  These joint evening services will begin when church services resume.        

 

VBS Corner – Don’t miss the Train!  VBS planning is still going on and updates will be coming when Sunday Services resume.  VBS will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm for those who are ages 3 years old through 4th grade.  Join us for fun as we learn about how Jesus’ power pulls us through on the Rock Railway!

 

Kids Corner (kidscorner.net):  A safe, fun, and entertaining resource.  Check out their free podcasts and downloadable activities.  Listen to the adventures of Liz and his reptilian pals in the town of Terrene.  Each episode wraps a biblical truth in a fun, 25-minute story.  An accompanying family devotion lets you dig deeper into the biblical theme and offers a challenge for your kids to do.  There also are ebooks, activity books, coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, and songs.  All free to download.  Check it out!!

 

Thought for the Week:

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:  1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

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North Blendon CRC

March 29, 2020

May God’s glory abide with us. 

May the love of God be increased within us and be extended toward others.

 

Calendar of the Week:

No Activities this Week

 

Advance Notices:

-Pickup Easter Flowers ordered from GEMS on Saturday, April 11, between 2:00-3:00 pm 

        (see announcement for more details)

-Council meets on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm

-VBS ‘The Rocky Railway’ will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

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Upcoming Sermons (YouTube.com/aaronvriesman):

March 29 – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross

                     Sermon:  Jesus Anointed

                     Scripture:  Matthew 26:1-16

                     (Offering:  General Fund)

 

April 5 (Palm Sunday) – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross

                                           Sermon:  Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

                                           Scripture:  John 17

 

Announcements:

The Gems are still selling Easter Flowers.  Deadline to order is Monday, March 30.  Since we will not be able to place them in front of church, we ask that you pick up your flowers at church on Saturday afternoon, April 11, between 2 – 3 pm.  If you are unable to pick them up please let Deb Nyenbrink know and she will arrange to get them delivered to you.  You can call or send a text with your order to Deb Nyenbrink 616-302-1864.   Or email your order to Deb at  debra.nyenbrink@yfai.com   Thanks so much for your support of the GEMS program.

 

Pastor Aaron is still working in the church office.  He is not making in-person visits, but is available if needed.  You may contact him at the church office (616-895-6434), email at pastor@nbcrc.org, or on Facebook.  Robin will be working both in the church office and at home.  Contact Robin at church (616-895-6434), at home (616-669-3842), or by email at office@nbcrc.org   You may also contact an Elder or Deacon if you have a need or concern.

 

Offerings may be given in the following ways:  Offerings may be mailed to the church office (North Blendon CRC, 7284 Taylor Street, Hudsonville, MI  49426) or you may contact a Deacon and he will come pick up your offering from your home.  Alternatively, members may keep track of the gifts that they miss and catch up once church services resume.

 

Pastor Aaron’s sermon and our congregational prayer are on YouTube.  To watch go to YouTube.com/aaronvriesman. 

 

Classis Zeeland Pastors took part in and recorded a Prayer Service.  A link to this service will be posted on Facebook on Sunday afternoon, March 29.  Take time to watch this special service and please share this link with those who do not have Facebook.

 

The Cadets will not be holding their hanging basket flower sale this year.  Thank you for all your support in past years and also with our other fundraisers.

 

The Cadet-O-Rama & Pinewood Derby Races with Grand River Council have been cancelled.

 

The Ladies’ Bible Study Outing for Tuesday, April 7 has been cancelled.

 

Good Friday Communion and Easter Services:  Council is hoping to have a drive-in Good Friday Service (April 10, 7:00 pm) and similar Easter Service (April 12, 9:30 am).  It is uncertain whether this will occur as details still need to be worked out.  We will be observing Good Friday Communion and Easter services in some way.  Specifics will be announced later.

 

Joint Evening Services:  It has been approved by the NBRC Consistory and the NBCRC Council that we will be joining together for worship on Sunday evenings on a regular basis (once church services resume).  A couple of weeks ago, a letter regarding evening services was placed in your church mailbox.  Since we haven’t had church services for members to pick up their mail, the letter and attachment, which explains the location the services will be held and the Pastors’ preaching schedule, have been included with this Newsletter.  These joint evening services will begin when church services resume.

 

VBS Corner – Don’t miss the Train!  VBS planning is still going on and updates will be coming when Sunday Services resume.  VBS will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm for those who are ages 3 years old through 4th grade. Join us for fun as we learn about how Jesus’ power pulls us through on the Rock Railway!

 

Thought for the Week:

A Christian is the keyhole through which other folks see God.      –Robert E. Gibson

 

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North Blendon CRC Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, March 22, 2020

Let us sing praises to God and proclaim the mighty works God has done! 

May we be aware of God’s presence among us and declare our love for him.

 

Calendar of the Week:

Monday:  7:00 pm – Council Meeting

 

Advance Notices:

-Council meets on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm  (Please note change of date)

-VBS ‘The Rocky Railway’ will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Upcoming Sermons:

March 22 – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross – Sermon:  This Illness Does Not Lead to Death

                    Scripture:  John 11:1-44

March 29 – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross – Sermon:  Jesus Anointed

                  Scripture:  Matthew 26:1-16

April 5 (Palm Sunday) – Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross

                                        Sermon:  Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer – Scripture:  John 17

 

Announcements:

As one of our fund raisers for the GEMS program we are selling Easter flowers.  The order form will be posted on face book.  If you would like to place an order, please call Deb Nyenbrink at 875-8115 or 616-302-1864 and she let you know what flowers are available, colors, prices, etc. and help you place an order.  Orders need to be called in to Deb by March 29.  If you would like to have your flower placed in front of church on Easter Sunday, April 12, please let her know that when you place your order and your flower will be placed in the front of the sanctuary.  Your name will be on the bottom of the flower pot so you can pick up your flower after the Easter morning service.  If you do not want your flower placed in front of church your flower will be available to pick up at church on Saturday, April 11 after 1:00 pm. 

 

The flowers/plants that will be placed in front of church on Easter Sunday are in memory of our loved ones.  A list of names will be in the Easter bulletin.  To place names in bulletin you will need to do one of the following -- email the office at office@nbcrc.org  (Robin will respond when she receives it), or call the church office at 895-6434.  Deadline to turn in names is Thursday, April 9Pray that these may serve as a colorful reminder of the hope and the joy of the resurrection!

 

If you have a flower/plant which was not ordered from the GEMS, please bring it to church by 11:00 am on Saturday, April 11.  (if you ordered from the GEMS - they will already be at church.)  Write your name on the bottom of the pot.  Take your plant/flower home with you after the Easter morning service. 

 

Christian School Disbursement will be in April. 

If you have a need for assistance with tuition at this time, please contact Tony Hassevoort at 616-836-1473 by March 29

 

Ladies’ Bible Study Outing for April 7 to the Graafschap CRC Museum has been cancelled. 

 

'Christ in the Passover:  A Presentation' scheduled for April 1 has been cancelled.

 

VBS Corner—Don’t miss the Train!  VBS planning is still going on and updates will be coming when Sunday services resume.  VBS will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm for ages 3 yrs. through 4th grade.  Join us for fun as we learn about how Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through on the Rocky Railway!

 

Community News:

Georgetown Harmony Homes, providing Christian homes and services for adults with developmental disabilities is excited to have opened two new homes in recent months.  There remains an urgent need for more staff to work in the homes.  If you a high school diploma, have a caring heart, and could be available to work part-time some evenings and weekends, you are encouraged to apply on-line at www.georgetownharmonyhomes.org.  It’s an opportunity to show Christ’s love while working with some special people and a great team!

 

City on a Hill Health Clinic has a job opening for a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant to work in our Continued Care Clinic.  Family Medicine or General Medicine experience is preferred but not necessary.  You will be working in our new behavioral health program closely with our team to provide combination physical health and mental health care in one visit.  Hours are 3 to 5 hours a week on Tuesday mornings (beginning at 10 am).  This is a paid position.  If you are interested or need more information, call Christine at 616-748-6009.

 

Thought for the Week:

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

 

 

March 15, 2020    

WELCOME!  We invite all of you to praise God with hearts and hands and voices.  Let us be mindful of the wonders God has given us.  Come rejoice in God and together sing praises to His name.  Reach out in warmth of all who have gathered in the house of the Lord.      

 

—Lent Banner Symbolism:  LENT LAMB - The halo distinguishes the lamb as Christ.  The Lamb of God was sacrificed on the cross for the forgiveness of all sins.  Violet represents the sorrow and suffering of the Lenten season.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

    A) Lesson:  Jesus the King — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Jacob B.

    B) Lesson:  Jesus the King — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V.

Next Week: 

   A) Lesson:  Mary Anoints Jesus — Leader:  Jill — Helpers:  Kim E., Clara V.

   B) Lesson:  Mary Anoints Jesus — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Holly V., Travis M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Becky Bakker, Jill von Dobschutz, Aubree Bouwkamp

   Next Week:  Samantha Ponstein, Anna Aukeman, Alivia Van Klompenberg

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg family; Rob & Carla, Hannah Woodwyk

   Next Week:  GEMS

 

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

     Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis      

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

      Next Week:  AM — Katie Bolhuis       PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for March:  Don Mulder, Mike Lengkeek, Craig Ponstein

     (GEMS will be ushering on March 22 for GEMS Sunday)

 

Library Helper for March:  AM — Sandy Haveman

    

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3    March 22:  Team #4     March 29:  Team #5

 

Safety:  Today:  Randy Haveman        March 22:  Randy Ponstein      March 29:  Nate Bakker

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Tonight:  Middle School Youth Group meets following the evening service  (See Youth News)

Monday:  7:00 pm — Elders

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — Cadets  (Lesson #19) -- Last regular Cadet Meeting for the year

                    (Please turn in any badgework tonight!  Bring your derby cars to work on)

Tuesday:  1:30 pm — Ladies’ Bible Study  (Lunch:  Shirl K.)

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

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

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Deadline for April/May Hotline is Sunday, March 22 

-GEMS Sunday is Sunday, March 22

-Cadets & GEMS Derby Car Races & Award Badges Night is Monday, March 23, from 6:30-9:00 pm

   (will be held in the church basement)

-Sewing Group will meet on Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00 am—12:00 Noon

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm

- ‘Christ in the Passover’ will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 pm  (see announcement)

-Ladies’ Bible Study Outing will be Tuesday, April 7 -- Meet at church at 9:45 am  (see announcement)

-Council meets on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm  (Please note change of date)

-VBS ‘The Rocky Railway’ will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

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Sunday School Schedule:  Today — Sunday School Classes

March 22 — Sunday School Classes

March 29 — Sunday School Classes  (Sunday School Kids sing during the morning service)

April 5 — No Sunday School  (Spring Break) 

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

March 22 — AM - GEMS Sunday

                               Sermon:  Loved.  Period.  — Scripture:  1 John 3:1

     Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #33   (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - GEMS Int’l)

                      PM - Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  The Thousand Year Reign

                               Scripture:  Revelation 20   (Offering:  Forgotten Man Ministries)

 

March 29 — AM - Sunday School Kids sing

     Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross — Sermon:  Jesus Anointed

                               Scripture:  Matthew 26:1-16  (Offering:  General Fund)

                      PM - Sermon Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  Heaven

                               Scripture:  Revelation 21-22  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

April 5 — Palm Sunday

                  AM - Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross — Sermon:  Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

                            Scripture:  John 17

                  PM - Sermon Series:  Songs by which to Live — Sermon:  Cast Your Burden On the Lord

                           Scripture:  Psalm 55

 

 

Cadets:  We meet this Monday, March 16, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  This is our last regular meeting of the year.  Please turn in any badgework and bring your derby cars to work on.

 

Cadet/GEMS Derby Car Races will be held in our church basement on Monday, March 23 starting at 6:30 pm.  More details to come.

 

Right to Life of Holland has allowed us to borrow their fetal models which are on display downstairs. These models are the same size as unborn babies at 12, 16, 22 & 26 weeks. All ages are welcome to see them and appreciate how precious life is from conception on.

 

As one of our fund raisers for the GEMS program we are selling Easter flowers again.  If you’d like to have your flower placed in front of church on Easter Sunday, April 12, please indicate that on the form, and we will make sure they get put up there.  Your name will be on the bottom of the flower pots so you can pick up your flowers Sunday after the Easter morning service.   If you do not want your flower placed in front of church they will be available to pick up at church Saturday, April 11 after 1:00 pm.  Orders need to be in by March 29.  If you would like to purchase a flower please fill out the form found in your mailbox and return it to Deb Nyenbrink, or sign up on the sheet in the back of church.  Thanks for supporting the GEM’s program.

 

The flowers/plants that will be placed in front of church on Easter Sunday are in memory of our loved ones.  A list of  names will be in the Easter bulletin.  To place names in bulletin you will need to do one of the following -- sign the sheet on the shelf in the narthex, email the office at office@nbcrc.org  (Robin will respond when she receives it), or call the church office at 895-6434.  Deadline to turn in names is Tuesday, April 7.

 

Flowers/plants not ordered from the GEMS, must be brought to church by 11:00 am on Saturday, April 11.  (if you ordered from the GEMS - they will already be at church.)  Write your name on the bottom of the pot.  Take your plant/flower home with you after the Easter morning service.  Pray that these may serve as a colorful reminder of the hope and the joy of the resurrection!    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      VBS Corner—Don’t miss the Train!

    June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

    Ages 3 yrs through 4th grade

    Join us for fun as we learn about how Jesus’ Power  Pulls us Through on the Rocky Railway!

 

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  VBS is coming up in June and we need your help.   Each week we will have different items that we need donated or volunteer help with.  This week we are  looking for all colors of puffy paint and also looking for either thick crochet thread or thin yarn that is white or gray.  There is a green tote for donations in the coat closet by the elevator.  If you have any questions, ask Andrea Kole. Thanks!

 

   Christian School Disbursement will be in April.  If you have a need for assistance with tuition at this time, please contact Tony Hassevoort at 616-836-1473 by March 29. 

 

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

 

Ladies’ Bible Study...Save The Date -- Tuesday, April 7 will be our year-end outing.  We will meet at our church at 9:45 am and go to Graafschap CRC to tour their museum.  We will go to lunch following our tour.  Sign-up on the sheet in back of church if you are planning to attend.

 

‘Christ in the Passover:  A Presentation’ will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm.  North Blendon CRC is hosting this powerful presentation, shared by Greg Williams from Jews for Jesus.  The presentation will demonstrate the link between the Jewish feast of Passover and the last supper Jesus shared with His disciples.  Join us for an explanation of the beautiful symbolism of the Jewish ceremony called a seder. We will weave the story of the exodus and freedom from slavery together with the messianic hope realized in Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. The words "do this in remembrance of me" will take on an even deeper meaning to Christians as we learn the significance of the tradition Jesus observed the night before He died and give us a closer look at the very Jewish life He led. Jewish or not, religious or not, all are welcome for this unforgettable, thought-provoking experience.

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

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

 

Community News:

 

Ladies of all ages -- The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds invites you to join us for the IF Women’s Conference.  At IF:Gathering 2020, we are going to focus completely, entirely on the person of Jesus. That is it. This is our hope and we all need hope!  Join us March 20 – 21 to gather and grow together. We will gather from 6-9:30 pm Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday. The cost for this event is $30 and includes refreshments on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday as well as the conference that you will be blessed by!  Registration is required for this event and can be done through our website – www.crcg.org/if or you can give the office a call at 616-842-4478.  Ladies, you won’t want to miss this inspiring weekend!

 

Fundraiser for Right to Life of Holland:  Russ’ Eastown on 8th St. (this location only) will donate 25% of your total bill when you dine in March 23 from 5-7 p.m.  Please include coupon found on the shelf in the narthex.

 

   

 

March 8, 2020    

WELCOME!  During Lent, let us continue to grow stronger spiritually.  And let us show our love for one another.   

—Lent Banner Symbolism:  LENT LAMB - The halo distinguishes the lamb as Christ.  The Lamb of God was sacrificed on the cross for the forgiveness of all sins.  Violet represents the sorrow and suffering of the Lenten season.

 

—Today, during our morning worship service, we witness the baptism of Austin Scott Van Houten, son of Scott & Rachel Van Houten.

    Baptism Banner Symbolism:  CROOK - Christ is both Savior (cross) and Good Shepherd (crook) who promises to care for Austin.

 

—Tonight’s service is a Service of Prayer for Crops and Industry.  North Blendon Reformed Church will be joining us.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

Today: 

    A) Lesson:  Wise Man & Foolish Man — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Alicia S., Vaida V.

    B) Lesson:  Wise Man & Foolish Man — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Jodi H., Bryce H.

Next Week: 

   A) Lesson:  Jesus the King — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Jacob B.

   B) Lesson:  Jesus the King — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Danielle H., Alivia V.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:  

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Hannah Miedema, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Becky Bakker, Jill von Dobschutz, Aubree Bouwkamp

 

Greeters: 

   Today:  Bob & Deb Rietman; Tony & Becky Sorensen family

   Next Week:  Rick & Holly Van Klompenberg family; Rob & Carla, Hannah Woodwyk

 

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

     Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz        PM — Roger Overweg     

 

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — David Bouwkamp

      Next Week:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge

 

Ushers for March:  Don Mulder, Mike Lengkeek, Craig Ponstein

    

Library Helper for March:  AM — Sandy Haveman

    

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #2    March 15:  Team #3     March 22:  Team #4

 

Safety:  Today:  Shannon Driesenga      March 15:  Randy Haveman      March 22:  Randy Ponstein

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

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

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS  (Snack:  Hailey Mesbergen      Drink:  Coral & Rain Koeman)

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

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

Wednesday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Middle School Youth Group will meet on Sunday, March 15, following the evening service

      (See Youth News for details)

-Cadets meet on Monday, March 16 from 7:00-9:00 pm  (last regular meeting)

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

-Ladies’ Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm  (Snack:  Shirl K.)

-Women’s Evening Bible Study meets on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm

-Deadline for April/May Hotline is Sunday, March 22 

-Cadets & GEMS Derby Car Races & Award Badges Night is Monday, March 23, from 6:30-9:00 pm

   (will be held in the church basement)

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm

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

-VBS -- ‘The Rocky Railway’ will be held June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

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Sunday School Schedule:  Today — Sunday School Classes

March 15 — Sunday School Classes

March 22 — Sunday School Classes

March 29 — Sunday School Classes  (Sunday School Kids sing during morning service)

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

March 15 — AM - Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross — Sermon:  The Olivet Discourse

                               Scripture:  Luke 21:5-28  (Offering:  General Fund)

                      PM - Sermon Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  Return of the King

                               Scripture:  Revelation 19   (Offering:  Family LIFE Center)

 

March 22 — AM - GEMS Sunday

                               Sermon:  Loved.  Period.  — Scripture:  1 John 3:1

     Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #33   (Offering:  1 - General Fund    2 - GEMS Int’l)

                      PM - Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  The Thousand Year Reign

                               Scripture:  Revelation 20   (Offering:  Forgotten Man Ministries)

 

March 29 — AM - Sunday School Kids sing

     Sermon Series:  The Week Before The Cross — Sermon:  Jesus Anointed

                               Scripture:  Matthew 26:1-16  (Offering:  General Fund)

                      PM - Sermon Series:  Series on Revelation — Sermon:  Heaven

                               Scripture:  Revelation 21-22  (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

From Council:  Pray for our Council as they are in the process of selecting new Elders and Deacons.  Please pray for leading as they consider and pray for those who will serve our congregation.  If members of the congregation have any input, please talk to an Elder.

 

Right to Life of Holland has allowed us to borrow their fetal models which are on display downstairs. These models are the same size as unborn babies at 12, 16, 22 & 26 weeks. All ages are welcome to see them and appreciate how precious life is from conception on.

 

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

 

Are you interested in racing a derby car?  There will be an Open Class at the Cadet/GEMS Derby Car Races for you those of our congregation who want to race a car.  The Cadet/GEMS Derby Car Races Night will be held on March 23 from 6:30-9:00 pm in our church basement.  If interested in joining in the fun, see John Bouwkamp to purchase a car ($10) and receive instructions and rules.  

 

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

General Fund  $16,757.14; Building Fund  $1,492.26; Christian Education  $1,743.60; Missions  $1,578.56; Calvinist Cadet Corp  $571.67; Hungry For Christ  $114.00; Family LIFE Center  $144.00; Western Michigan Teen Challenge  $546.00

Percentage of Budget Met   87.19%

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VBS Corner—Don’t miss the Train!

June 15-19 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Ages 3 yrs through 4th grade

Join us for fun as we learn about how Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through on the Rocky Railway!

 

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VBS is coming up in June and we need your help.  Each week we will have different items that we need donated or volunteer help with.  This week we are looking for puffy paint.  All colors of puffy paint that will be used for a craft.  (There will be a tote for donations in the coat closet by the elevator.)  If you have any questions, ask Andrea Kole. Thanks!

 

Middle School Youth Group News:

  Middle School Youth Group we will gather on Sunday, March 15th in the youth building after evening church (6:30-ish) until 8 pm.  We will play games, enjoy a light supper and have a brief lesson.  Be sure to wear your Blue youth group t-shirt, and we would love to have you join us for evening church.  (We will sit together).   Looking forward to an evening of food, fellowship and fun!


Community News:

Borculo Christian School is having their Spring Soup Supper on Friday, March 13 from 4:30 to 7pm.  Please come and enjoy wonderful fellowship, soup, sandwiches, and desserts. 

 

Borculo Christian Schools Spring Banquet will be on Thursday, March 19.  This year our speaker will be Ross Graveling.  Ross is a follower of Jesus, husband and father of 3 kids.  He grew up enjoying camping, fishing, playing sports and hunting. He has been a youth pastor for over 12 years and currently serves at Elevation Church as the Pastor of Discipleship and Missional Communities and Full Time as the director of Sportsperson Ministries International. He desires to use the outdoors and hunting to help connect people with the life giving Jesus.  Everyone is invited to this event.  There is no charge, however a freewill offering will be accepted.  The funds raised will go towards the general fund of the school.  Please come and enjoy a meal catered by James Street Inn and then listen to Ross Graveling tell some of his experiences.  The event will be held at Noordeloos CRC on Thursday, March 19.  Punch Bowl will be at 6pm with dinner following at 6:30pm.  Please call or email the office to RSVP.

 

Ladies of all ages -- The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds invites you to join us for the IF Women’s Conference.  At IF:Gathering 2020, we are going to focus completely, entirely on the person of Jesus. That is it. This is our hope and we all need hope!  Join us March 20 – 21 to gather and grow together. We will gather from 6-9:30 pm Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday. The cost for this event is $30 and includes refreshments on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday as well as the conference that you will be blessed by!  Registration is required for this event and can be done through our website – www.crcg.org/if or you can give the office a call at 616-842-4478.  Ladies, you won’t want to miss this inspiring weekend!

 

Thought for the Week:

A thousand words will not leave as deep an impression as one deed.

 

 

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