May 19, 2019

Prelude                                                                                                                                            Eva Schutte
Please sign and pass the Friendship Pads
*Prayer & Greeting
*Call to Worship                                                                                                                           Psalm 95:1-3
*Hymn                                                                                                    #1 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
                                                                                                                                     “How Great is Our God”
Graduation Recognition
Children’s Message                                                                                                                   Moz Hostikka
Special Music                                                                  “Something Worth Living For” Gary Hietbrink
Scripture                                                                                                                             Acts 4:32-37 (1697)
Message                                                              “Sharing in the Celebration” Offering “Same Power”
Congregational Prayer                                                                                                     The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn                                                                             #286 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (1-2)
Refrain                                                                                             #286 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (3)

We congratulate Connor Braaksma on his high school graduation and the following college graduates: Landon Ahlers – Dakota State University, Alicia Darling – Northwestern College, Taylor Heidebrink – St. Catherine University, Jonathan Huls – MN West – Jackson, Rachel Spartz – MN West, Oliver Wolyniec – Carleton College

“Thank you to everyone who donated jeans, cut squares, sewed, tied quilts and to Roxanne Hayenga-Johnson for embroidering names on each graduation quilt. We have made and given out 58 quilts in the eleven years we’ve been doing this for our graduates. May God bless each graduate.” ARC Graduation Quilt Club

Please Remember in Prayer:
* Terry, Sherry, & Grace Gaalswyk – mourning the loss of Terry’s father, Stan
* Orville & Ruth Heidebrink, Gerry & Shirley Hulstein – passing of Sharon Hulstein
* Fritz Korthals Family, Paul & Lisa Schutte Family – mourning the loss of Bobbie Korthals
* Helen Brands – hospitalized
* Lois Teerink – under Hospice Care
* Tracy Kuipers – recovering at home
* Brenda Paplow – recovering from surgery
* Beatrice Groendyke – recovering at South Shore
* Lou Kuhl– recovering at home
* Ken Van Veldhuizen – pancreatic cancer
* Ken Zylstra – living at VA Hospital in Sioux Falls while Ellie is out of town until May 28
* Janine Dekker – treatment for cancer

Sunday, May 19:
 Graduation Recognition
 Graduation Coffee & Cake Fellowship after the service
 Adult “Sunday “Sunday School Guide” Class Marian Hayenga
 6:00 PM Faith & Friends Bible Study

Monday, May 20:
 6:30 PM “U-Turn” Prayer meeting in the library

Tuesday, May 21:
 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer

Wednesday, May 22:
 7:00 PM WHS Baccalaureate

Sunday, May 26:
 Building Offering
 Baptism of Rowan Jae Larson

ADDRESS CHANGE: Please make note that Sarah & Eli Wass’ new address is 515 Omaha Ave., Worthington.

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.


 The U-Turn Church book is available at the Welcome desk for a donation of $10. Join the group in discussing and praying for this exciting process of focusing on outreach for the lost. All are welcome to the next meeting on May 20 at 6:30 pm in the library.

 “Partners in Prayer” meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. Next meeting is on May 21. Prayers focus on families, congregational and community needs. All those who desire to be partners in prayer are welcome. Marlene Rabenberg & Sherri Hietbrink.

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.


 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD for the month of May is seeking donations of sewing kits, measuring tape, flip-flops, sunglasses, small tools, and tool kits There is a box under the mailboxes for your donations.

 SPONSOR A CHILD FOR VBS! We have ordered some of our project materials for VBS that is beyond our typical VBS budget. Please consider making a donation to help cover the cost of these items for the kids, approximately $5 per student. Please use the Cookie Jar at the Welcome Center for your donations. THANK YOU!

Please sign by the week(s) you will mow
the church lawn. We ask that mowing be
done on the Thursday of the week you sign up
for, if possible. Thank you!

Thank you to the family of Stan Gaalswyk for sharing their beautiful flowers during last week’s worship service. Thank you also to the family of Bobbie Korthals for sharing their beautiful flowers in worship this week.

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Led by graduating seniors Baccalaureate it is opportunity for the Class of 2019 to reflect on their growth and achievements before graduation. This Christian send-off ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. at the Worthington High School gymnasium and will feature a Praise Band, Student Speakers and refreshments. This ceremony is free and open to the public. All seniors are asked to arrive by 6:45 pm and should wear their graduation gown and stolls.

 There is a Cookie Jar Shower for Taylor Heidebrink & Evan Almberg who will be married on June 1. Please leave a donation and sign the card at the Welcome Center. Thank you.

 Enjoy cake & coffee at the 90th Birthday Open House for Howard Teerink on June 8 at Maple Estates in Fulda from 2-5 pm.


 The Achievement Center is gearing up for their 48th Annual Benefit Rummange Sale. The dates are from May 17 through June 7th at the Worthington Hockey Arena. Donations will be accepted at the Arena through May 31. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Call Gwen at 376-3168. See more information on the poster on the bulletin board.

 Free Educational Sessions for Caregivers and Employers – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) is sponsoring two free caregiver educational sessions in Worthington on Tuesday, June 11 at the YMCA, 1501 College Way, Worthington, MN to provide caregivers and their employers with resources, tools and best practices to improve the caregiving experience. To register, contact Candice at or call 507-387-1256 x109.
• Caregiver Session: Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 – Noon
• Employer Session: Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

 Love INC is looking for more board members. Come help the board shape the vision and programs of this shared ministry and discern how it can best transform the lives of our congregation members and neighbors alike “in the name of Christ.” Please talk to Pastor Tim or Greg Wede with questions or for more information.

GREETERS: Harold & Becky Zylstra, Ken & Ellie Zylstra, John & Sue Ahlers, Logan Ahlers
ELDER GREETER: Mike Wesselink
POWER POINT: Cory Wiertzema
SOUND & VIDEO: Joe Yeske & Nate Brueggeman
PRAYER TEAM: Becky Zylstra
NURSERY: Jane Buysman & Vonda Yeske