October 20, 2019

THE APPROACH TO GOD

Prelude                                                                                                                                            Eva Schutte
Welcome, Prayer, & Greeting
*Call to Worship
*Songs of Praise                                                                                                      “This is Amazing Grace”
                                                                                                                           #433 “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Special Music                                                                                                                                       Rod Smit
THE WORD OF GOD

Children’s Message                                                                                                                   Moz Hayenga
Scripture                                                                                                                            Philippians 2:12-18
Message                                                                                “For Those Who Pray the Price – A Tribute”
Prayer
THE RESPONSE TO GOD

Song of Response                                                                                                “The Power of Your Love”
Announcements
Congregational Prayer                                                                                                     The Lord’s Prayer
General Offering                                                                       #435 “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”
Please sign and pass the Friendship pads
*Benediction
*Doxology

Please Remember in Prayer:
* Paul Truesdell – recovering from brain bleed
* Ruth Heidebrink – recovering at home
* Paula Wolyniec – broken wrist
* Janine Dekker – treatment for cancer
* Ken Zylstra – treatment for ALS
* Jacoba Nagel’s brother – in intensive care at Avera in Sioux Falls

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Sunday, October 20:
 9:30 AM Worship – Rev. Dennis Hietbrink
 10:50 AM Adult “Sunday School Guide” Class
• 3 Years-2nd Grade – Various Teachers
• 3rd-5th Grade – Rebecca Haack
• 6th-7th Grade – Sara Wiertzema
• 8th-12th The Vine – Maggie Gaiduan
• Adult “Sunday School Guide” Class – Arthea Raak
• Adult “Revelation” Class – Marcia Aupperlee
• Adult “Engage” Bible Study – Roxanne Hayenga-Johnson

Tuesday, October 22:
 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer

Wednesday, October 23:
WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
 3:30 PM Open Gym
 4:30 PM Kids For Christ Lesson
 5:30 PM Power Crunch Meal
 6:00 PM The Hub Youth Group
 6:30 PM Hebrews Adult Bible Study

Saturday, October 26:
 9:00 AM Project Morning Star Breakfast

Sunday, October 27:
 Pastor Appreciation Sunday – Coffee fellowship in the ARC Center
 10:50 AM Sunday School for All Ages
 6 PM Faith & Friends Bible Study

We welcome Rev. Dennis Hietbrink as he leads us in
worship this morning!

UPCOMING EVENTS
November 3 – Nominations for Elders and Deacons
November 5 – 6:30 pm Elders Meeting
7:45 pm Consistory
November 17 – Operation Christmas Child Packing Party during
Sunday School time
November 20 – 6 pm Harvest Supper in ARC Center
November 27 – 7 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service

Please have NEWSLETTER items for November in to the office by Wednesday, Oct. 23. THANK YOU!

Automatic Deposit forms are at the Welcome Center for those interested in using this service for weekly offerings. They can be turned in at the Welcome Center or to the office.

HyVee & Fareway gift cards may be purchased to help raise resources for the Building Fund. Stop at the church office during the week or see a deacon.

CONNECT

 There will be a Cookie Jar Shower for Logan Ahlers & Ashley Hanson, at the Welcome Center for the next two weeks. They will be married on November 2.

 “Partners in Prayer” meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. Next meeting is on October 22. Prayers focus on families, congregational and community needs. All those who desire to be partners in prayer are welcome. Marlene Rabenberg & Sherri Hietbrink.

Are you looking for a simple way to share the love of Jesus with your neighborhood? Pick up some Halloween candy labels at the Welcome Center to put on your Halloween candy. The labels share a sweet message that points to Jesus and gives basic info about our church. Feel free to contact Maggie if you need more labels printed.

Thank you for the kind words at the passing of my sister Twyla. Thank you for the phone calls, cards, gifts, food and flowers. You are a church of caring friends. Rod & Dee Groenewold

A big THANK YOU to Jeff & Jane Buysman for the beautiful pumpkins & gourds and to Vonda Yeske as she and Jane do a wonderful job decorating the church throughout the year.

THANK YOU to all those who helped make the Friendship
Supper a success again this year (including Karen Jenkins & 2 friends from the community). A great meal was served to our neighbors with disabilities. We have been doing the Friendship Supper for 30 years!  Work Groups 4 & 5

Henrietta Brinks’ daughter sent a note along with offering saying how much she appreciates getting the bulletins & newsletters and the support from her church family. She will be 94 in November and her mind is good, but health is declining somewhat. She still follows the MN Twins! 

Please note…Karen Jenkins’ address is 38542 Org Avenue, Worthington MN 56187, and her phone is 507-372-7276.
Please contact the office if you lost some charms for a bracelet
That was found in the sanctuary.

 PRAYER CONCERNS – An envelope has been set on the Welcome Desk for anyone to jot down a prayer request. Our Partners in Prayer group (meets Tuesday mornings) will pray over these requests. We do have a Prayer Room as well, that can be utilized whenever someone would like to use it for some quiet time in prayer. A group of prayer warriors takes turns in prayer here before the service each week. Please contact the office if you would like to be added to this rotation. “Take it to the Lord in prayer!”
 The Hangout (8th-12th grade) activity is cancelled for today due to too many scheduling conflicts. The Hangout will meet on Nov. 10 & 24 at 3 PM. More details to come.

Connect Groups/Events are member-led Groups & events of American Reformed Church that connect members of the church and community together in Christian faith and fellowship. If you have an idea for a new church group or event, please let Pastor Tim or the church office know.

SERVE

 ARC is responsible for L.O.V.E. INC furniture delivery on the weekend of October 25-27. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you would be available to help make these deliveries.

 Love I.N.C. is also asking our church to provide six dozen cookies for the Christmas Tree Forest on Dec. 3. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for those who are able to bake some goodies. Thank you!

 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD for the month of October is seeking donations of toys for girls. There is a container under the mailboxes for your donations.

COMMUNITY

 Hope Haven’s 55th Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley at 5 PM.

 Please join Inspiration Hills at their Annual Fall Auction on Friday, October 25th, doors opening at 6 pm for a first look. Soup, Sandwich & Dessert will be available for a free-will offering. Live Auction begins at 7 pm with Mark Zomer!

 Please join Project Morning Star, Residential Recovery at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN on October 26 to help us celebrate our FIVE year anniversary! We will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage patties, coffee, and juice from 9-10AM and comedy entertainment and testimonies from 10-11:30AM. You can purchase tickets by calling Beth at 507-372-2770. We hope to see you there!

 American Reformed Church of Luverne will have its 9th Annual Gospel Jubilee on October 27. See the poster on the bulletin board for more information.

 The American Red Cross will be taking appointments for a Blood Drive on November 7 from 1 – 7 PM at American Reformed Church. Please call 1-800-738-2767 or go to RedCrossBlood.org.

They are also looking for a board member for their quarterly meetings and would like volunteers to organize food, registration, and promotion for the blood drives being done at the YMCA, Worthington Christian Church and here at American Reformed Church. Please contact the church office if you are able to assist.
 “Looking Back, Yet Looking Forward Stories” will take place at The Sioux Falls Ministry Center on November 2 from 8:30 am-12 pm. See the poster for further details.

 The Center of Hope invites you to attend the annual Fall Benefit Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sioux Falls Christian Schools.

 Mark your calendar for the 2019 Women Seeking God conference! The “Multiply” conference will meet at American Lutheran Church the weekend of November 15 & 16. This community-wide weekend of encouragement, teaching and fellowship will feature Dr. Tara Rye as she encourages women to multiply grace, growth, gifts and generosity in their lives. Look up details on Facebook to sign up. We’ll see you there!

ASSISTING IN WORSHIP:
GREETERS: Betty Teerink, Ross Teerink Family, Al Van Der Linden
ACCOMPANIST: Eva Schutte
POWER POINT: Dan Van Hove
SOUND & VIDEO: Jesse Drost & Ron Drent
ELDER GREETER: J. R. Luinenburg
PRAYER TEAM: Roger Teerink
NURSERY: Marcia Aupperlee & Kari Voss-Drost

SUNDAY SCHOOL: ATTENDANCE: 63 OFFERING: 21