Bulletin

August 20, 2017 

Order of Service 

Prelude                                                                                          Julie Kuiper

Welcome & Announcements

*Prayer & Greeting

*Hymn                                                                              #42 “Seek Ye First”

* Apostles Creed

Special Music                        Rebecca Van Der Linden & Gary Hietbrink

Children’s Message

Scripture                                                                             Matthew 14:22-33

Message                                                                                                   “PUSH”

General Offering                        #435 “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”

                                                               Please sign and pass Friendship Pads

Congregational Prayer                                                      The Lord’s Prayer

Mission Offering                                     #198 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”

*Benediction

*Closing Hymn                                                                     #625 “Doxology”

 

Please Remember in Prayer:

* Serving at The Banquet on Tuesday

* Rod Smit – recovering from heart ablation

* Deployed serviceman – Riley Verbrugge 

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES 

Sunday, August 20:

  • Roy Williams will provide Pulpit Supply
  • Mission Fund Offering
  • Adult Sunday School – Nancy Teerink
  • 6 PM Prime Time Bible Study 

Monday, August 21:

  • ARC Serves Meal at The Banquet in Sioux Falls – Carpool at church at 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 27:

  • Building Offering
  • Adult Sunday School – Arthea Raak 

ASSISTING IN WORSHIP:

GREETERSDon & Julie Kuiper, Tracy Kuipers, Dave Landaal, Mark & Stacy Larsen

ELDER GREETER:  Garry Drost

ACCOMPANIST:  Julie Kuiper

POWER POINT Karen Dykstra

SOUND & VIDEO:  Mark Schutte & Ron Drent

PRAYER TEAM:  Marian Hayenga

NURSERY:  Sarah & Zach Hayenga

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 20-26 – Maggie on vacation

August 29 – 5:30 PM “Talkin’ Tuesday” at Burger King  9-12th Grades

August 30 – 5:30-7:30 PM Area Wide Block Party

September 10 – Sunday School Kick-Off

September 13 – 6-8 PM “Love & Logic” Training

September 20 – KFC & The Hub begin. 

It’s Not Too Late!!!  You can still volunteer to help at the Banquet event August 21, contact Wayne Verdoorn.  8 people are needed to do food preparation beginning at 2:00 pm.  40 people are needed to serve from 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm (car pool will leave from the church at 4:00 pm). 

American Reformed Church will host our annual Area Wide Block Party on Wed., Aug. 30 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  The evening event features free food, music, games, a bounce house, train rides, hay rides, and motorcycle rides.  Come connect with neighbors in our community!  Please sign up at the Welcome Center to volunteer.  If there is inclement weather, the event will be held on Thurs., Aug. 31. 

The Last TALKIN’ TUESDAY at Burger King will be August 29 at 5:30 PM for incoming 9th-12th graders.  Please let Maggie know if you plan to come. 

The Adult 2 Sunday School class will be studying the book of Jonah this fall using short video teachings, along with a study guide, by J.D. Greear. 

The Gospel According to Jonah”

Through a 12-week examination of Jonah, this study invites you into  a world fraught with missteps, disobedience, idolatry, and mistaken “identity.  

The Book of Jonah is not just about a runaway prophet swallowed by a big fish.  Jonah is first and foremost about a gracious

God relentless in pursuit of those that He loves. Through this study, group members can recognize the “Jonah” in themselves and channel this revelation into a deeper personal faith and a greater passion for helping others meet God.

Please contact Marcia Aupperlee, by August 28 to sign up for this class marcia.aupperlee@live.com   (H) 507-329-3047     (C) 410-707-5169.

Please have items for the September newsletter to the office by Wednesday, August 23.  Thank you! 

The Education Committee is looking to continue to improve our children and youth ministry by hiring a “Love and Logic” facilitator to hold a training for parents and volunteers designed to equip adults to motivate children to be more cooperative, self-confident, and ready for the real world.  This will give us tools to better discipline and hold children accountable to be good listeners, to show respect, and to show kindness to others.  Sign up at the Welcome Center for a training on Wednesday, September 13 from 6-8 PM.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE.  Childcare can be arranged.  Cheat sheets will also be given out to help with future use.  Plan now to participate! 

Faith & Friends will be starting up again on September 10th and we will be grilling out at Pastor Tim’s house and playing yard games for that first week back. We will be doing a 6-week study on Raising Christ-Centered Children and covers topics including Loving Discipline, Parenting Together and raising Counter-Cultural Teens.  Faith & Friends meets the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm and childcare is provided. 

The American Red Cross serving SW MN is looking for additional local volunteers the help families after disasters and learn how to respond as a Disaster Action Team member.  The Red Cross is offering a one-day “Fast Track” training on Saturday, August 26 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Eagles Club in Worthington.  Lunch will be provided.  For more information and to register, contact Angie Schull at angie.schull@redcross.org or call 507-387-6664, ext 1504. 

On Friday, August 25, All Nations City Church (a local ministry which organizes worships, picnics, and seminars to celebrate diversity and unity in Jesus), in partnership with LifeLight, is hosting a Multicultural Night. Place:  Sertoma Park’s Shelter, Sioux Falls. Time: 6–8pm; Features: Great multicultural music; Potluck supper of various ethnic foods. All are welcome! 

Rummage Sale – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary Street, will have a giant rummage sale.  On August 24, the sale will be from 3:00 to 6:00, and August 25 from 12:00 to 6:00, and on August 26 from 9:00 to 12:00.  This will be a cash only sale.  The proceeds will be given to the backpack mission for all elementary students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade in Nobles County.