Sunday, November 3, 2019
Welcome to Eastmanville! “Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; Let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!.” Psalm 95:2
THOSE SERVING TODAY:
AM: Lori Pals, Shell Borst
PM: Brenda Borst
AM: Mark & Lye McCormick
PM: Jim & Teresa Molyneux
Song Service: Tim Lieffers
Organist AM: Lorna Miedema
Organist PM: Lorna Miedema
Coffee: Joel & Sue Molyneux
Offering for today: Missions
Ushers for November: Tim De Jonge, Tim Lieffers
Mother of the month for November: Sue Zandstra
*Continue to pray for the following members of our congregation:
Judie Sall, Albertha Martinie, and Henry White
*Our shut-ins: Frank & Gert Meerman
*Our service men: Ray Whitman at IMF Trident Base in Bangor, Washington and Eric Zandstra at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut
* Jill Dykstra and her children and the congregation of Walker URC
Today: 11:00a.m. Sunday School and Catechism Classes
Monday: 7:00p.m. Congregational Meeting
Tuesday: 6:30p.m. Consistory Meeting
7:00p.m. Ladies’ Evening Bible Study – “Christ’s Portrait of the Christian,” Chapter 3
Wednesday: 9:30a.m. Ladies’ Morning Bible Study. Chapter 4: Wise Women Choose Friends Carefully
November 12, 7:00p.m. Council Meeting
November 13, 7:00p.m. Combined Bible Study on Genesis, #5
Hearing Aid devices are available in the back of church for anyone upon request.
There are large print NKJV Bibles available in the back of church.
You are cordially invited for a time of coffee and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the morning service.
Congregational Meeting: Monday, November 4. Lord willing, we will be having a special congregational meeting to discuss and vote on two proposals.
*The first proposal concerns voting on an offer to buy the property that the church owns on 68th Ave.
*The second proposal concerns the calling of Rev. Brian Najapfour so that he can retain his URC preaching credentials while finishing his doctoral program.
Mel Trotter “Code Blue” Drive: For Thanksgiving we will be participating in the Mel Trotter “Code Blue” Drive. “Code Blue” is a term used at Mel Trotter Ministries when freezing and extreme temperatures threaten the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness. They are preparing once again to save lives from the bitter cold. To help we are collecting new and gently used winter clothing. Winter weather items (new or gently used) needed: waterproof winter boots (men’s sizes 8-11, women’s sizes 6.5-8.5), waterproof winter gloves, hats, wool or fleece socks, and underwear (men’s and women’s sizes M-2XL). Please bring your donations by Sunday, November 17.
We have the privilege of being involved with Operation Christmas Child again this year. Operation Christmas Child spreads the Good News of the Gospel by packing shoe boxes and delivering them to children around world. We are hoping to assemble and fill 50 shoe boxes. The boxes are shipped the week of November 18. We will be assembling the shoe boxes sometime in early November. The date will be announced soon. Please consider donating the following items: Dolls, small balls, stuffed animals, fun toys, hygiene items such as soap, combs, wash cloths, toothbrushes, socks, school supplies and coloring books, Bibles, etc. Shoebox gift ideas will be posted on the bulletin board.
Lamont Christian Harvest Auction: Reserve Saturday, November 9 for a night of fun and fellowship in support of Lamont Christian School! Please join us for our annual auction fundraiser. This event features silent auction tables, silent auction bid boards (gift certificates), live auction, and great food! Doors open at 5:00p.m. with silent auction tables and a light dinner. The live auction begins at 7:00p.m. Come on out and bid on getaways, electronics, home baked goodies and so much more! There are so many unique and enjoyable aspects of this auction night – you won’t want to miss it!
Unity Christian High School is presenting the musical Tuck Everlasting,based on the children’s book by Natalie Babbitt. Performances are November 21 and 22 at 7:00p.m. and November 23 at 5:00p.m. and will be held in the Hudsonville High School Auditorium on Allen Street. Presale tickets are available now and general sale tickets are available beginning November 8 for $8. Tickets are sold online at www.unitychristian.org, under the “News and Events” tab. You will be able to pick your own seats and pay online. For handicap seating, please call the Unity office at 669-1820.
Zion Christian School welcomes all military veterans and the Zion community to attend its Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly, to be held in the Zion gym on Monday, November 11, at 11:45a.m. This 30-minute, student-led assembly will include a presentation by a guest speaker as well as special band performances by Zion’s students. All veterans and supporters are welcome to attend.
Reformed Biblical Counseling Center: Please join us on Tuesday, November 12, from 7-9:00p.m. for IRBC’s Seminar on Perinatal Mood Disorders & Post-Partum Depression at Cornerstone URC (6442 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville). RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on November 12. A freewill offering will be taken to cover the costs of this event and support IRBC’s ministry.
Reformed Biblical Counseling Center: Upon reviewing feedback from the IRBC 2019 Reformed Family Services Marriage Retreat, we are listening to the advice given in the reviews and hosting a repeat of the May retreat this coming January (2020). Join us as we again explore the “Meaning of True Love in Marriage” on January 10-11, 2020, at the Shack. For more details, visit www.reformedbiblicalcounseling.org. Registration ends December 10, so reserve your spot soon!