Sunday, October 27, 2019
On this day which the Lord has made, we greet in His holy name all those who have come for worship and fellowship. It is our hope that no one leaves this place ungreeted and unblessed. Come again and rejoice with us in the sacrament of life.
THOSE SERVING TODAY:
AM: Carla Lieffers, Erin Molyneux
PM: Teresa Molyneux
AM: Mike & Dawn Kamps
PM: Tim & Carla Lieffers
Song Service: Don VanDenTop
AM: Joyce Postma
PM: Joyce Postma
Coffee: Jim & Teresa Molyneux
Offering for today: Right to Life
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
Wednesday: 7:00p.m.Combined Bible study on Genesis
November 4, 7:00p.m. Congregational Meeting
November 5, 6:30p.m. Consistory Meeting
7:00p.m. Ladies’ Evening Bible Study – “Christ’s Portrait of the Christian,” Chapter 3
November 12, 7:00p.m. Council Meeting
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.
Happy Anniversary to Frank & Gert Meerman, they will be married 69 years on Saturday, November 2.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers, cards, hugs, and concern over the passing of my stepson Steven Jay Jordan. I would ask for continued prayers for Steve’s wife, 2 children, Steve’s siblings and their families too. I Thessalonians 4:13-18. Edith Jordan
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.
Unity Christian High School is seeking an Office & Finance Assistant. This is a part-time position (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.). This person must display a love for the Lord, be competent in general accepted accounting practices, and have excellent management and computer skills. A detailed job description and application are available on Unity’s website www.unitychristian.org under “About/Employment Opportunities.” Completed application and cover letter are due to Krista Bosscher, Executive Secretary, by Friday, November 8. If you have any questions, please contact Krista at 669-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.