Sunday, October 13, 2019
Welcome Visitors! We welcome you to our services today! May our worship be a response to the great salvation we possess in Jesus Christ. All praise and glory to our Maker, Redeemer and Friend!
THOSE SERVING TODAY:
AM: Katherine & Emma Garrow
PM: Karen DeJonge
AM: Randy & Brenda Borst
PM: Adlai & Angela Brown
Song Service: Ike Spriensma
Organist AM: Nancy Langeland
Pianist PM: Kate DeJonge
Coffee: Dave & Judy Hintz
Offering for today: Mel Trotter Ministries
Ushers for October: Gary Lieffers, Gage Kamps
Mother of the month for October: Lori Pals
*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
Tuesday: Classis Michigan Meeting
7:00p.m. Ladies’ Evening Bible Study – “Christ’s Portrait of the Christian,” Chapter 2
Saturday, October 26, 5:00-7:00p.m. Chili Cook-Off
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.
Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, October 26, 5:00-7:00p.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for entries, as well as a sign-up sheet for people who plan to attend, so that we know how many bowls, etc. will be needed. There is no cost. There will be a trophy for the winner. Chips, cheese, salsa, sour cream, beverages, dessert and all necessary plateware will be provided. Hope to see you all there. Spread the word. Family and friends are welcome.
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.
MEL TROTTER “Code Blue” Drive: For Thanksgiving we will be participating in the Mel Trotter “Code Blue” Drive. Check your mailbox for the flyer with all the details.
Note: We will be suspending the LOVE, Inc. pantry drive until this drive is complete. If you would like to continue to contribute to the LOVE, Inc. pantry. Just leave the items on the table in the Fellowship room we will be sure to get them delivered to LOVE, Inc. as well.
Reformed Biblical Counseling Center: You are invited to join the IRBC Counseling Class on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 7:00-9:00p.m. at Cornerstone United Reformed Church (6442 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI) as they meet to listen to a lecture on Substance Abuse by Professor Jeff Johnson. This lecture provides a balanced approach to substance abuse from Scripture, including a look at the heart of the problem, God-centered sorrow for sin, temptation, and practical applications for those struggling with this problem. Please RSVP your attendance to the event to email@example.com, so that enough supplemental materials can be made for the event. A free will offering will be taken to cover expenses and support the ministry of IRBC. Registration deadline: Monday, October 14 (noon).
Cornerstone United Reformed Church (6442 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville) invites you to join us for our Mission Emphasis Soup Supper this week Wednesday, October 16, from 5:30-6:45p.m. Following the supper we will have the opportunity to hear Rev. Brian Zegers from Word of Life Ministry give a presentation about the mission which desires to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ with Muslims in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. The presentation begins at 7:00p.m. in the church sanctuary. All donations from the supper will be sent to Rev. Moses for the Christmas Celebration ($1,200 needed) and VBS Programs ($2,000 needed) in South India. (Please make your checks payable to Cornerstone URC.)
Please join Zion Christian School at its Annual Fall Auction. It will be held at the school on Saturday, October 26. Doors open at 4:30p.m. and the live auction starts at 6:00p.m. This is sure to be a fun-filled evening, complete with a delicious dinner and many great items to bid on, including tickets to the U of M/Michigan State football game on 11/16/19. This is an adults-only event. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please bring it to school as soon as possible. Baked goods, to be auctioned off on the baked goods table, can be brought to school on the day of the auction from 12:00-4:30p.m. We hope to see you there!
Not Forsaken: You are invited to a free conference, Wednesday, October 30, at Bethel URC (8360 Cottonwood Drive, Jenison). Beginning at 7:00p.m., author Jennifer Greenberg will give a talk taken from her book, “Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse”. She’ll share how her faith in Christ brought her through the darkest of situations and the gospel enables survivors of all walks to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value. Dr. David Murray, who will join Jennifer for a question and answer time, says about her book, “The church has been crying out for a book like this, and the right person has now written it.” To learn more and register for this free event, visit www.betheljenison.com/events. Registration is not mandatory, but helps manage our seating. Also listen the morning of October 29 for Jennifer’s interview on Moody Radio (89.3) and have a copy of your book signed that afternoon at Baker Book House. Check out Baker Book House events for further information.