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Church Bulletin for the Week of:

April 21, 2019          

WELCOME!  Hallelujah!  Christ has risen!  Let us join our hearts, our hands, and our voices in celebration of this miraculous day and the promise it brings to all.

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following the morning worship service for a time of fellowship with cookies and coffee/punch.  Come and take time to visit.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today: 

 A) Lesson:  Jesus is Risen:  The Road to Emmaus — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Tylar B.

 B) Lesson:  Jesus is Risen:  The Road to Emmaus — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Mike K., Hailey M.

Next Week: 

 A) Lesson: The Good Shepherd and the Lord’s Supper — Leader: Rachel — Helpers:  Rob/Kristy O., Matt B.           

  B) Lesson:  The Good Shepherd and the Lord’s Supper — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Eric/Jill V., Bryce H.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Alicia Schipper, Marcia Hassevoort

   Next Week:  Trisha Louwsma, Anna Aukeman, Bryce Haveman

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Tony & Becky Sorensen family; Don & Mary Kloosterhouse

   Next Week:  Jason & Kelly Johnson family; Mike & Kathy Lengkeek 

 

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

    Next Week:  AM — Jeff Bosch           PM — Roger Overweg

  

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — David Bouwkamp

   Next Week:  AM — Ben DeJonge       PM — Hannah Miedema

 

Ushers for April:  Nate Bakker, Arvin Boersema, Bruce Fennema

    Ushers for May:  Andrew Bronkema, Randy Essenburg, Ken Vugteveen

 

Library Helper for April:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #3            April 28:  Ken Vugteveen’s 80th birthday celebration              May 5:  Team #1

                 

Safety:  Today:  Shannon Driesenga      April 28:  Randy Haveman       May 5:  Randy Ponstein          May 12:  Nate Bakker

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Monday:  6:30-9:00 pm — GEMS Secret Grandmother/Special Person Tea  (see announcement)

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

Tuesday:  7:00 pm — Outreach Committee

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

Thursday:  6:30 pm — Elders’ Training at Haven CRC in Zeeland

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein will be held Sunday, April 28 during the morning worship service

-80th Birthday Celebration for Ken Vugteveen to be held on Sunday, April 28, following morning service

-3 Point Meeting and Light Dinner following the evening service on Sunday, April 28

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

-Worship Committee meets on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 pm

-Church Potluck on Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 Noon  (see announcement for details)

-Newsletter Deadline (June/July Newsletter) is Sunday, May 26

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

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  No Sunday School Classes

   April 28:  Last Day of Sunday School Classes

   May 5:  Teachers’ Meeting following the morning service

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

April 28 — AM - Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein

                             80th birthday celebration for Ken Vugteveen

                             Series:  Miracles — Sermon:  Official’s Son at Capernaeum

                             Scripture:  John 4:46-54; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #125

                             (Offering:  General Fund)

                    PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Non-Denoms

                             Scripture:  Various   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

May 5 — AM - Series:  Miracles — Sermon:  Woman with Bleeding

                          Scripture:  Mark 5:25-34; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #128

                 PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Mormons

                          Scripture:  Various

 

May 12 — AM - Series:  Miracles — Sermon:  Canaanite Mother

                            Scripture:  Matthew 15:21-28

                   PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Seventh Day Adventists

                            Scripture:  Various

 

May 19 — AM - Lord’s Supper

                            Series:  Miracles — Sermon:  Feeding of 5000

                            Scripture:  John 6; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #121

                   PM - Classis Zeeland Pulpit Exchange         

 

 

GEMS Secret Grandmother/Special Person Tea is Monday, April 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm   It will be in the church basement and supper is provided. Thanks for your support in this program!

 

Next Sunday, April 28, during the morning worship service, our congregation will witness the Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein, daughter of Craig & Samantha Ponstein.

 

The last day of Sunday School is April 28.  Kids come join us for last day activities and ice cream sundaes!

 

We plan to celebrate Ken Vugteveen’s 80th birthday next Sunday, April 28, after the morning service with cake, coffee, and punch. 

(Sunday School Kids go directly to your classrooms and you will receive ice cream sundaes.)

 

The Christmas Program Committee is looking for someone to volunteer for the next 2 years.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristi Potts at 690-1378 or krispijo@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Christian School Disbursement was sent out.  $580.00 was applied to each student.

 

The May/June Today is on the shelf in the narthex.  Pick one up today!

 

A Church Potluck will be held in the church basement on Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 Noon.  If you have 4 or more in your family, please bring a hot and cold dish.  If you have 3 or less in your family, bring one dish to pass.  Drinks, rolls/butter, and table service will be provided.  We are also planning to have games outside for the kids.  Hope to see you there!!

                           

Sunday School Teachers - There will be a short teachers’ meeting on May 5 in the Youth Building kitchen following the morning service to discuss the past year of Sunday School. We will also discuss ideas for next year.  Please plan to attend and return your books at the meeting.  

 

Graduates (8th grade, High School and College):  Please fill out a graduation form (located on the shelf in the narthex) and put the form in Robin Fennema’s mailbox by next Sunday, May 5.  Graduates will be honored on Sunday, May 19 during the morning worship service.

 

From Council:  Pastor Aaron will be taking sabbatical from July - September to do studying and writing.  More information to follow.  If anyone has suggestions for an interim Pastor, please contact Roger Overweg or Don Kloosterhouse.

 

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

 

Mary Scarphorn will again be walking for the Holland-Zeeland Crop Walk.  The walk is Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.  If anyone is interested in donating non-perishable food items or money please let Mary know or you can put it in her church mailbox.  Thank You.

 

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.

 

3-Point Youth News:

      April 28 — Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

      May 4 — Fun activity and year wrap up -- More details to come     

 

School News:

Chicken BBQ at Borculo Christian School (catered by Beechwood Inn of Holland) is on May 3 from 4:30-7:00 pm.  Please purchase your tickets by May 1 for $10.00  (There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door for $11.00)  Each dinner includes 1/2 grilled chicken, potato salad or coleslaw, dinner roll, ice cream, and a drink.  (take out is available)  To order tickets - contact Borculo Christian School office at 875-8152.

 

Requested Announcements:

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:

Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

April 14, 2019          

WELCOME!  Welcome to our Palm Sunday service.  “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!”  (Luke 19:38, NRSV).   

 

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.

 

—The Sunday School Kids will be taking part in the morning worship service

 

—Everyone is invited to the church basement following the morning worship service to celebrate Jerry Braun’s 80th birthday with cake, coffee/punch, and fellowship.

    Sunday School Kids:  Go directly to your classrooms following the morning worship service.   You will have cupcakes there.

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  Resurrection:  Appearance to the Ten — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Jodi H., Emma N.

              B) Lesson:  Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Madi O.

Next Week: 

  A) Lesson:  Jesus is Risen:  The Road to Emmaus — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Emily D., Tylar B.           

  B) Lesson:  Jesus is Risen:  The Road to Emmaus — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Mike K., Hailey M.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Nancy Slusser, Hannah Miedema, Travis Mesbergen

   Next Week:  Deb Nyenbrink, Alicia Schipper, Marcia Hassevoort

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Dakota & Julianne, Colton Jones; Herb & Shirl Klomparens

   Next Week:  Tony & Becky Sorensen family; Don & Mary Kloosterhouse 

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

    Good Friday:  Bob Bolhuis

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz           PM — Jeff Bosch

  

Power Point for Today:  AM — Ben DeJonge     PM — Katie Bolhuis   

    Good Friday:  Katie Bolhuis

    Next Week:  David Bouwkamp

 

Ushers for April:  AM — Nate Bakker, Arvin Boersema, Bruce Fennema

 

Library Helper for April:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Jerry Braun’s 80th birthday celebration    April 21:  Team #3                                  

                                                       April 28:  Ken Vugteveen’s 80th birthday celebration                  

 

Safety:  Today:  Adam Hassevoort      April 21:  Shannon Driesenga    April 28:  Randy Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  80th Birthday Celebration for Jerry Braun

Today:  10:45-11:45 am — Sunday School Classes  (go to your classroom to receive cupcakes)

Tonight:  3-Point Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

Tuesday:  10:00 am SHARP! — Ladies’ Bible Study Outing  (meet at church)

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

Thursday:  6:00-6:45 pm — Light Refreshments at NBRC prior to service  (see bulletin announcement)

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Maundy Thursday Communion Service at North Blendon Reformed Church

Friday:  7:00 pm — Good Friday Communion Service at North Blendon Christian Reformed Church

Saturday:  10:00 am — Bring Easter Remembrance flowers to church by 10:00 am

Saturday:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm — GEMS Fun Day  (meet in the church basement)

Saturday:  12:30 pm — Pick up flowers ordered from GEMS (that do not need to go in front of church)

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Grandmother/Special Person Tea with the GEMS will be Monday, April 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm

-Sewing Group meets on Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Thursday, April 25  (6:30 pm at Haven CRC in Zeeland for Elders’ Training)

-Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein will be held Sunday, April 28 during the morning worship service

-80th Birthday Celebration for Ken Vugteveen to be held on Sunday, April 28, following morning service

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  Sunday School Classes  (Preschool-5th grade sing today) 

   April 21:  No Sunday School Classes  (Easter)

   April 28:  Last Day of Sunday School Classes

   May 5:  Teachers’ Meeting following the morning service

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

April 18 — Maundy Thursday Communion Service at NBRC  (see bulletin announcement)

 

April 19 — Good Friday Communion Service  (7:00 pm)

                    Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Good Friday:  Day of Atonement

                    Scripture:  Leviticus 23:26-32; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37    

       (Offering:  Forgotten Man Ministries) 

 

April 21 — AM - Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Feast of Firstfruits

                             Scripture:  Leviticus 23:9-14; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #45

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

                    PM - Sermon:  Road to Emmaus — Scripture:  Luke 24:13-35

                             (Offering:  Compassionate Heart Ministries)

 

April 28 — AM - Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein; 80th birthday celebration for Ken Vugteveen

                             Series:  Miracles — Sermon:  Official’s Son at Capernaeum

                             Scripture:  John 4:46-54; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #125

                             (Offering:  General Fund)

                    PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Mormons

                             Scripture:  Various   (Offering:  Christian Schools)         

 

 

A new church directory will be coming!  Check the directory you have (yellow cover) and if your address or phone numbers changed and you aren’t sure if Robin knows, please call her at 895-6434 or email to office@nbcrc.org by today.  You may add your email too.  Thank you!

 

Cadet Hanging Basket Sale has begun!  You may contact a Cadet to place an order or you may use the forms in the back of church or on the Cadet table in the church basement.  Baskets are $15 and the order deadline is Today.  Baskets will be delivered May 11.  Profits will be used for the 2020 Cadet Camporee and the All Michigan Camporee.  (Cadets:  turn in your orders today!!)

 

Cadets: Please register for the All Michigan Camporee and get a confirmation email to John.   

 

Bible League Luncheon will be 11:30 am on April 25 at North Street CRC in Zeeland.  Guest speaker will be Kristin Sterk, author of “A Heartbeat of Grace:  Experience More of God Through the Trials and Triumphs of Life”.  Kristin is from Zeeland and will share her story about her rare heart condition.  If interested in going, contact Carol Overweg at 895-7544 by April 15.

 

You may place a flower/plant in front of church on Easter Sunday in memory of your loved ones.  A list of  names will be in the Easter bulletin.  To place names in bulletin, sign the sheet on the shelf in the narthex, email the office at office@nbcrc.org  (Robin will respond), or call the office at 895-6434.  Deadline to turn in names is Tuesday, April 16.

 

Holy Week Worship Services at the North Blendon Churches —

On Maundy Thursday, April 18, North Blendon Reformed Church will host a worship service at 7:00 pm.  Throughout the worship service, we will remember some of the events that occurred the night before Jesus was crucified. To help us remember the meal and fellowship Jesus shared with His disciples that night, we will enjoy a time of light refreshments and fellowship prior to the service from 6:00-6:45 pm, and the Lord's Supper will be served during the worship service.  A nursery will be available.  

On Good Friday, April 19, North Blendon Christian Reformed Church will host a worship service at 7:00 pm.  We will focus on the crucifixion of Jesus through the lens of the Day of Atonement (a festival of the Old Testament) and we will celebrate the Lord's Supper.  Nursery not available. 

You are invited and encouraged to attend either or both of these solemn worship services as we not only remember, but also as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter!

 

In Memory Flowers/Plants must be brought to church by 10:00 am on Saturday, April 20.  (if you ordered a flower from the GEMS - they will already be at church.)  Write your name on the bottom of may the pot.  Take your plant/flower home with you after the Easter morning service. 

 

If you ordered a flower from the GEMS and you do not want it in front of church on Easter, please come to church after 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 20 to pick up your flower.

 

The Christmas Program Committee is looking for someone to volunteer for the next 2 years.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristi Potts at 690-1378 or krispijo@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

There are 2 openings for the Mexico Serve Trip in January 2020.  If you would like to go or if you have any questions, please contact Nancy Miedema.

 

Singing Leader is needed for Sunday School starting in September.  If you are interested now, you can join us for the last few weeks of Sunday School to see how things are done currently.  Contact Jill vonDobschutz if your interested at 616-218-3072.

 

GEMS Secret Grandmother/Special Person Tea is Monday, April 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm It will be in the church basement and supper is provided. Thanks for your support in this program!

 

If anyone is interested in seeing what goes on in Sunday School you are more than welcome to join us.  Whether you are interested in teaching or want to see how our younger church members learn.   Come see Jill and Becky during Sunday School time in the church basement.

 

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. 

 

Mary Scarphorn will again be walking for the Holland-Zeeland Crop Walk.  The walk is Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.  If anyone is interested in donating non-perishable food items or money please let Mary know or you can put it in the church mailbox.  Thank You.

 

Grand River Council Cadet-O-Rama/Pinewood Derby was held on April 11.  Congratulations to Jacob Bakker - 5th grade derby race winner; Bryce Haveman - 7th grade derby race winner.  Jacob Bakker was the overall derby race winner!!  Gary Gruppen’s and Scott Bouwkamp’s Cadre won a trophy for the Best Cadre Project for the lamps they made this year!  Check out the trophy in back of church.  Good job Cadets and Counselors for another great year!!

 

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

General Fund  $22,011.94; Building Fund  $2,254.32; Christian Education  $1,937.24; Missions  $2,011.00; Benevolent Fund  $50.00; Wedgewood Christian Services  $65.00; GEMS  $438.66      Percentage of Budget Met  85.92%     

 

3-Point Youth News:

      Tonight:  Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

      April 28 — Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

      May 4 — Fun activity and year wrap up -- More details to come     

 

Chicken BBQ at Borculo Christian School (catered by Beechwood Inn of Holland) is on May 3 from 4:30-7:00 pm.  Please purchase your tickets by May 1 for $10.00  (There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door for $11.00)  Each dinner includes 1/2 grilled chicken, potato salad or coleslaw, dinner roll, ice cream, and a drink.  (take out is available)  To order tickets - contact Borculo Christian School office at 875-8152.

 

April 7, 2019          

WELCOME!   We delight in your presence at worship today.  Let us open ourselves to the presence of God, our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

 

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.

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  Jesus’ last Passover — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Kim E., Jacob B.

               B) Lesson:  Jesus’ last Passover — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Renee S., Lexi O.

Next Week: 

  A) Lesson:  Resurrection:  Appearance to the Ten — Leader:  Heidi — Helpers:  Jodi H., Emma N.           

  B) Lesson:  Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene — Leader:  Joyce — Helpers:  Tony/Becky S., Madi O.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Rietman, Jodi Haveman, Emmalee Bakker

   Next Week:  Nancy Slusser, Hannah Miedema, Travis Mesbergen

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Randy & Lori Ponstein; Doug & Mary Scharphorn

   Next Week:  Dakota & Julianne, Colton Jones; Herb & Shirl Klomparens 

 

Sound for Today:  AM — Jim Arntz     PM — Dustin Deters

    Next Week:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

    Good Friday:  Bob Bolhuis

  

Power Point for Today:  AM — Dustin Deters     PM — Julie Bolhuis   

    Next Week:  AM — Ben DeJonge     PM — Katie Bolhuis

    Good Friday:  Katie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for April:  AM — Nate Bakker, Arvin Boersema, Bruce Fennema

 

Library Helper for April:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga

 

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #1                   April 14:  Jerry Braun’s 80th birthday celebration       

                                                      April 21:  Team #3                        April 28:  Ken Vugteveen’s 80th birthday celebration                  

 

Safety:  Today:  Dan Hassevoort           April 14:  Adam Hassevoort         April 21:  Shannon Driesenga                    April 28:  Randy Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  Sunday School Kids practice after the morning service for Palm Sunday  (see announcement)

Monday:  7:00-9:00 pm — GEMS

Monday:  7:00 pm — Council

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

Tuesday:  7:30 pm — Education Committee

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

Wednesday:  6:30 pm — Cadet Counselors Set-Up for Cadet-O-Rama and clean Cadet Room

Thursday:  6:00 pm — Cadet-O-Rama/Pinewood Derby Races with Grand River Council

                                                 (See Bulletin Announcement)

Thursday:  7:00 pm — Worship Committee

Saturday:  9:00 am — Make Pig-in-the-Blankets  (meet in the church kitchen)

Saturday:  10:30 am - 12:00 Noon — Pick-up and Pay for the Pig-in-the-Blankets that were ordered

Saturday:   6:30-9:00 pm — Middle School Youth Group Outing to Rebounderz on Saturday, April 13

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-80th Birthday Celebration for Jerry Braun will be held on Sunday, April 14, following morning service

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, April 14 after the evening service for light dinner and a lesson

-Ladies’ Bible Study Outing is on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 SHARP!  (see announcement for details)

-Maudy Thursday Communion Service held at North Blendon Reformed on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm

-Good Friday Communion Service will be held here on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

-GEMS Fun Day is Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm   (more details to come)

-Grandmother/Special Person Tea with the GEMS will be Monday, April 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

-Baptism of Edynn Rochelle Ponstein will be held Sunday, April 28 during the morning worship service

-80th Birthday Celebration for Ken Vugteveen to be held on Sunday, April 28, following morning service

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  No Sunday School Classes  (Spring Break) 

   April 14:  Sunday School Classes  (Sunday School Kids sing during morning service)

   April 21:  No Sunday School Classes  (Easter)

   April 28:  Last Day of Sunday School Classes

   May 5:  Teachers’ Meeting following the morning service

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

April 14 — Palm Sunday — Sunday School Kids sing during morning worship service

                    AM - Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Passover

                             Scripture:  Leviticus 23:4-5; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #40

   (Offering:  General Fund)

                    PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Non-Denoms

                             Scripture:  Various   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

April 19 — Good Friday Communion Service

                    Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Good Friday:  Day of Atonement

                    Scripture:  Leviticus 23:26-32; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37    

       (Offering:  Forgotten Man Ministries) 

  

Palm Sunday singing practice — There will be a short Sunday School music practice in the sanctuary TODAY following the morning service in preparation for Palm Sunday.  The practice will only be 15 minutes.  Any questions please contact Alexandria Buist.

 

All are welcome to the Cadet-O-Rama at Second Church Allendale on Thursday, April 11.  Weigh-in is 6:00-6:30 pm with races to follow.  Food is available.  Come see the Cadet projects and watch some pinewood derby races.  Cadets — turn in your flower orders at the derby races.

 

Deadline to order Pig-in-the-Blankets is TODAY!  Pig-in-the-blankets will be made on Saturday, April 13.  So they aren't sitting in the freezer over summer, we ask you to order in advance.  There is a sign up sheet on the shelf for you to place your order.  Due to the need to look for another supplier for the dough, the price has gone up to $12 per dozen. You will be able to pick up and pay for your pigs on April 13 between 10:30 am and 12:00 Noon.  Proceeds will go to the upcoming Serve Trips.

 

Deadline to order an Easter Flower from the GEMS is TODAY!!  Turn in your order form to Deb Nyenbrink.  Order Forms are in your mailbox, on the shelf in the narthex, or on the GEMS table in the church basement.  If you want your flower placed in church on Easter Sunday, please indicate that on the form and we will make sure they get arranged up front.  Your name will be on the bottom of the flower pot, so you can pick up your flower after the morning service on Easter Sunday.  If you do not want your flower placed in front of church, they will be available to pick up on Saturday, April 20 after 12:30 pm.  Thank you for your support of our GEMS Program. 

 

Christian School Disbursement will be in April.  If you are in need of extra help at this time, please contact Tony Hassevoort at 616-836-1473 by TODAY.

 

Cadet Scrap Steel Drive has begun.  All profits go towards registration cost for the All Michigan Camporee this summer.  There is a dumpster at Doug Hassevoort’s farm.  If you need something picked up, please talk to John Bouwkamp and we will make arrangements.  Scrap Steel Drive will run until Friday, April 12.  Thanks for supporting our Cadets.     

 

Cadet Hanging Basket Sale has begun!  You may contact a Cadet to place an order or you may use the forms in the back of church or on the Cadet table in the church basement.  Baskets are $15 and the order deadline is Sunday, April 14.  Baskets will be delivered May 11.  Profits will be used for the 2020 Cadet Camporee and the All Michigan Camporee.

 

Holy Week Worship Services at the North Blendon Churches —

On Maundy Thursday, April 18, North Blendon Reformed Church will host a worship service at 7:00 pm.  Throughout the worship service, we will remember some of the events that occurred the night before Jesus was crucified. To help us remember the meal and fellowship Jesus shared with His disciples that night, we will enjoy a time of light refreshments and fellowship prior to the worship service from 6:00-6:45 pm, and the Lord's Supper will be served during the worship service.   A nursery will be available. 

On Good Friday, April 19, North Blendon Christian Reformed Church will host a worship service at 7:00 pm.  We will focus on the crucifixion of Jesus through the lens of the Day of Atonement (a festival of the Old Testament) and we will celebrate the Lord's Supper.  A nursery will not be available. 

You are invited and encouraged to attend either or both of these solemn worship services as we not only remember, but also as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter!

 

There are 2 openings for the Mexico Serve Trip in January 2020.  If you would like to go or if you have any questions, please contact Nancy Miedema.

 

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 Christmas Program Committee is looking for someone to volunteer for the next 2 years.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristi Potts at 690-1378 or krispijo@yahoo.com

 

Singing Leader is needed for Sunday School starting in September.  If you are interested now, you can join us for the last few weeks of Sunday School to see how things are done currently.  Contact Jill vonDobschutz if your interested at 616-218-3072.

 

A new church directory will be coming!  Check the directory you have (yellow cover) and if your address or phone numbers changed and you aren’t sure if Robin knows, please call her at 895-6434 or email to office@nbcrc.org by April 14.  You may add your email too.  Thank you!

 

Bible League Luncheon will be 11:30 am on April 25 at North Street CRC in Zeeland.  Guest speaker will be Kristin Sterk, author of “A Heartbeat of Grace:  Experience More of God Through the Trials and Triumphs of Life”.  Kristin is from Zeeland and will share her story about her rare heart condition.  If interested in going, contact Carol Overweg at 895-7544 by April 15.   

 

You may place a flower/plant in front of church on Easter Sunday in memory of your loved ones.  A list of  names will be in the Easter bulletin.  To place names in bulletin, 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 office at 895-6434.  Deadline to turn in names is Tuesday, April 16.

Flowers/plants must be brought to church by 10:00 am on Saturday, April 20.  (if you ordered a flower 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!   

 

Middle School Youth Group:

    Our year end fun event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at Rebounderz.  We will leave church at 6:30 PM and return around 9 PM; friends are welcome!  Please add your name to the sign up sheet in the narthex TODAY so that we can ensure that we have enough drivers/seats.  Parents, we need you to complete the online waiver otherwise your student will not be able to participate.  Looking forward to a fun night with each of you!

    https://rebounderzgrandrapids.pfestore.com/m/Waiver

 

3-Point Youth News:

      April 14 — Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

      April 28 — Meeting after the evening service for a light dinner and a lesson

      May 4 — Fun activity and year wrap up -- More details to come     

 

     

March 31, 2019          

WELCOME!  May God’s glory abide with us today.  May the love of God be increased within us and be extended toward our fellow worshipers.

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

 

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

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Children in Worship (ages 3 years old through Kindergarten)   

 Today:  A) Lesson:  The Man at the Door — Leader:  Rosie — Helpers:  Amanda P., Alivia V.

               B) Lesson:  Unmerciful Servant — Leader:  Joan — Helpers:  Alicia S., Travis M.

Next Week: 

  A) Lesson:  Jesus’ last Passover — Leader:  Rachel — Helpers:  Kim E., Jacob B.           

  B) Lesson:  Jesus’ last Passover — Leader:  Kelly — Helpers:  Renee S., Jacob B.

 

Caring for Our Children in Nursery:

   Today:  Deb Nyenbrink, Samantha Ponstein, Lexi Ossewaarde

   Next Week:  Deb Rietman, Jodi Haveman, Emmalee Bakker

  

Greeters: 

   Today:  Ken & Connie Vugteveen; Kevin & Heidi Stagman

   Next Week:  Randy & Lori Ponstein; Doug & Mary Scharphorn

 

Sound for Today:  AM & PM — Bob Bolhuis

    Next Week:  AM — Jim Arntz     PM — Dustin Deters

      

Power Point for Today:  AM & PM — Ben DeJonge   

    Next Week:  AM — Dustin Deters     PM — Julie Bolhuis

 

Ushers for April:  AM — Nate Bakker, Arvin Boersema, Bruce Fennema

     A Thank You is extended to the retiring ushers.

 

Library Helper for April:  AM - Annabelle Driesenga

     A Thank You is extended to the retiring helper.            

   

Fellowship Time Servers:  Today:  Team #5           April 7:  Team #1       April 14:  Team #2      April 21:  Team #3

                

Safety:  Today:  Ben DeJonge      April 7:  Dan Hassevoort         April 14:  Adam Hassevoort      April 21:  Shannon Driesenga     April 28:  Randy Haveman

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK:

Today:  April/May Hotline Deadline — give information to Robin

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ADVANCE NOTICES:

-Sunday School Kids will practice Palm Sunday songs on Sunday, April 7, following the morning service

-Council meets on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

-GEMS meet on Monday, April 8 from 7:00-9:00 pm

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

-Education Committee meets on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm

-Cadet Counselors Set-Up for Cadet-O-Rama and clean Cadet Room on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm

-Cadet-O-Rama/Pinewood Derby Races with Grand River Council is on Thursday, April 11

        Held at Second Church Allendale — Weigh-in is 6:00-6:30 pm — Food will be Available

-Worship Committee meets on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

-April 13 — Pig-in-the-Blankets will be made

-April 13 — 10:30 am-12:00 Noon — Pick-up Pig-in-the-Blankets that were ordered

-Middle School Outing to Rebounderz on Saturday, April 13  (more details to come)

-80th birthday celebration for Jerry Braun will be held on Sunday, April 14

-3-Point Meeting on Sunday, April 14 after the evening service for light dinner and a lesson

-Ladies’ Bible Study Outing is on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 SHARP!  (see announcement for details)

-Good Friday Communion Service will be held on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

-Elders’ Meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

-Outreach Committee meets on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL — Today:  No Sunday School Classes  (Spring Break) 

   April 7:  No Sunday School Classes  (Spring Break)

   April 14:  Sunday School Classes  (Sunday School Kids sing during morning service)

   April 21:  No Sunday School Classes  (Easter)

   April 28:  Last Day of Sunday School Classes

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

April 7 — AM - Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Feast of Unleavened Bread

 Scripture:  Leviticus 23:6-8   (Offering:  1 - General Fund      2 - Faith Promise)

                  PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Baptists

                           Scripture:  Various   (Offering:  GVSU Campus Ministry)

 

April 14 — Palm Sunday — Sunday School Kids sing during morning worship service

                    AM - Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Passover

                             Scripture:  Leviticus 23:4-5; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #40

   (Offering:  General Fund)

                    PM - Series:  Deal-Breakers:  Doctrines That Divide — Sermon:  Non-Denoms

                             Scripture:  Various   (Offering:  Christian Schools)

 

April 19 — Good Friday Communion Service

                    Series:  Old Testament Feasts and Christ — Sermon:  Good Friday:  Day of Atonement

                    Scripture:  Leviticus 23:26-32; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #37)    

       (Offering:  Forgotten Man Ministries) 

   

There are 2 openings for the Mexico Serve Trip in January 2020.  If you would like to go or if you have any questions, please contact Nancy Miedema.

 

Palm Sunday singing practice — There will be a short Sunday School music practice in the sanctuary on next Sunday, April 7 following the morning service in preparation for Palm Sunday.  The practice will only be 15 minutes.  Any questions please contact Alexandria Buist.

 

Pig-in-the-blankets will be made on Saturday, April 13.  So they aren't sitting in the freezer over summer, we ask you to order in advance.  Deadline to order is next Sunday, April 7.  There is a sign up sheet on the shelf for you to place your order.  Due to the need to look for another supplier for the dough, the price has gone up to $12 per dozen. You will be able to pick up and pay for your pigs on April 13 between 10:30 am and 12:00 Noon.  Proceeds from the pig-in-the-blankets will go to the upcoming Serve Trips.

 

The GEMS are selling Easter Flowers.  If you would like to purchase a flower, please fill out a form and return it to Deb Nyenbrink by next Sunday, April 7.  If you would like your flower placed in church on Easter Sunday, please indicate that on the form and we will make sure they get arranged up front.  Your name will be on the bottom of the flower pot, so you can pick up your flower after the morning service on Easter Sunday.  If you do not want your flower placed in front of church, they will be available to pick up on Saturday, April 20 after 12:30 pm.  Thank you for your support of our GEMS Program.  We really appreciate it.

 

Christian School Disbursement will be in April.  If you are in need of extra help at this time, please contact Tony Hassevoort at 616-836-1473 by April 7.

 

Cadet Scrap Steel Drive has begun.  All profits are will go towards registration cost for the All Michigan Camporee this summer.  There is a dumpster at Doug Hassevoort’s farm. If you need something picked up, please talk to John Bouwkamp and we will make arrangements.  Scrap Steel Drive will run until Friday, April 12.  Thanks for supporting our Cadets.     

 

Cadet Hanging Basket Sale has begun!  You may contact a Cadet to place an order or you may use the forms in the back of church or on the Cadet table in the church basement.  Baskets are $15 and the order deadline is Sunday, April 14.  Baskets will be delivered May 11.  Profits will be used for the 2020 Cadet Camporee and the All Michigan Camporee.

 

You may place flowers/plants in front of church on Easter Sunday in memory of your loved ones and a list of names will be in the Easter bulletin.  To place names in bulletin you may 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 office at 895-6434.  Deadline to turn in names is Tuesday, April 16.

Flowers/plants must be brought to church by 10:00 am on Saturday, April 20.  (if you order 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 powerful and colorful reminder of the hope and the joy of the resurrection!   

 

Ladies’ Bible Study:  We are going to tour Living Threads at City on a Hill on Tuesday, April 16.  We will leave church at 10:00 am SHARP!  We will go to The Café at City on a Hill for lunch.          

                                                           

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 Christmas Program Committee is looking for someone to volunteer for the next 2 years.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristi Potts at 690-1378 or krispijo@yahoo.com.

 

Singing Leader is needed for Sunday School starting in September.  If you are interested now you can join us for the last few weeks of Sunday School to see how things are done currently.  Contact Jill vonDobschutz if your interested 616-218-3072.

 

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. 

 

If anyone is interested in seeing what goes on in Sunday School you are more than welcome to join us.  Whether you are interested in teaching or want to see how our younger church members learn. Come see Jill and Becky during Sunday School time in the church basement.

 

A new church directory will be coming in the next few weeks!!  Check the directory that you have at home (yellow cover) and if your address or phone numbers have changed and you have not let Robin know, or if you aren’t sure if you let her know, please call her at 895-6434 or email to office@nbcrc.org by April 14.  If you want your e-mail put into the directory, let Robin know.  Thank you for your help. 

 

Bible League Luncheon will be 11:30 am on April 25 at North Street CRC in Zeeland.  Guest speaker will be Kristin Sterk, author of “A Heartbeat of Grace:  Experience More of God Through the Trials and Triumphs of Life”.  Kristin is from Zeeland and will share her story about a rare heart condition for which she underwent open heart surgery.  If interested in attending the luncheon, please contact Carol Overweg at 895-7544 by April 15.   

 

Middle School Youth Group:

Middle School youth group our year end fun event has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at Rebounderz.  We will leave church at 6:30 PM and return around 9 PM.  Please add your name to the sign up sheet in the narthex so that we can ensure that we have enough drivers/seats.  Parents, we need you to complete the online waiver otherwise your student will not be able to participate.  https://rebounderzgrandrapids.pfestore.com/m/Waiver Looking forward to a fun night with each of you!

      

 

 

 

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