October 22, 2017

Order of Service

Prelude                                                                                                                            Melonie Vancura
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship                                                                                                            Hebrews 10:22-25
*Prayer & Greeting
*Hymn                                                                                                            #345 “Blessed Assurance”
Heidelberg Catechism                                                                                                                Q & A #1
Special Music                                                                                                                           Lara Haack
Children’s Message                                                                                                     Wayne Verdoorn
Scripture                                                                                                                                  Acts 4:12-13
Message                                                                                                      “Jesus Changes Everything”
General Fund Offering                                                    #116 “Take the Name of Jesus with You”
                                                                                                    Please sign and pass Friendship Pads
Congregational Prayer                                                                                              The Lord’s Prayer
Building Offering                                                                             #293 “Rise Up, O Church of God”
*Doxology                                                                                                                                            #625

* Josh Phillips (son-in-law of Roger & Cecilie Teerink) – recovering from heart surgery
* Deployed serviceman – Riley Verbrugge
* John Luinenburg – radiation for next 2 weeks for skin cancer
* Search Committee for RCA General Secretary


Sunday, October 22:
• Rob Roozeboom leads worship
• Building Offering
• 10:50 AM Sunday School
“Heroes of the Bible” (3 yrs – 3rd) – Various Leaders
4th & 5th Grade Girls Bible Study – Rebecca Haack
6th-12th – Rob Roozeboom in SS Room next to Prayer Room
Sunday School Guide Class (Adults) – Marian Hayenga
“Jonah” Class (Adults) – Marcia Aupperlee
• 6 PM Faith & Friends Bible Study
• 6 PM Prime Time Bible Study

Wednesday, October 25:
• 3:30 PM Open Gym
• 4:30 Kids For Christ Lesson
• 5:30 PM Power Crunch Meal
• 6:00 PM The Hub
• No Adult Bible Study

Sunday, October 29:
• 10:50 AM Sunday School
“Heroes of the Bible” (3 yrs – 3rd) – Various Leaders
4th & 5th Grade Girls Bible Study – Rebecca Haack
Ephesians (6th-8th) – Pastor Tim
The Vine (9-12th) – Maggie Gaudian
Sunday School Guide Class (Adults) – Arthea Raak
“Jonah” Class (Adults) – Marcia Aupperlee
                                             29                       $9

GREETERS: Ron & Betty Teerink, Ross Teerink Family, David Van Der Linden, Al Van Der Linden
ACCOMPANIST: Melonie Vancura
POWER POINT: Cory Wiertzema
SOUND & VIDEO: Jesse Drost & Randy Lubben
PRAYER TEAM: Emma Vlastuin
NURSERY: Holly McCuen & Darla Teerink


November 15 – 6 PM Harvest Dinner
November 18 & 19 – Science and the Bible Weekend
November 22 – 7 PM Thanksgiving Eve Service with

Please consider giving items for Operation Christmas Child. There is a box under the mailboxes for donations of items that will be packed into shoeboxes. School supplies, small toys, and personal hygiene items are especially welcome.

MILITARY PLAQUE – Church members who have served in the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, are asked to let the office know if your name needs to be added to the plaque. Thank you.

Connect Group/Event Ideas
Here are a few ideas that church members proposed for our new Connect Initiative. If you are interested in supporting any of these ideas, or have an idea of your own, please contact Pastor Tim or the church office.
• Women’s/Mother Day Tea – Bringing the women of the church together for a simple tea gathering.
• Gospel Quartet for King Turkey Day – Perhaps at Chautauqua Park.
• College Ministry with CRU – A representative from CRU has already met with area pastors and a church member about starting a Men’s and Women’s group.

Elder/Deacon Nominations
Elder/Deacon nominations will be on October 29. A list of those eligible and Absentee ballots can be found on the Welcome Desk.

We would like to invite you to the Wycliffe Bible Translation banquet at the Hickory Lodge on Nov. 11 at 6 PM. The meal is free but there will be an offering. We would like to fill a table. The theme is “Speaking God’s Word into Every Heart”. Please call Ken or Arthea Raak (507-372-2667) if you plan to attend.

Science & The Bible Weekend – November 18-19
Pastor Tim has invited Helmut Welke, M.S., President of the Quad-City Creation Science Association, to speak at American Reformed Church. Information on this event can be found on the Welcome Desk.

Help spread the gospel in a simple way on Halloween by putting labels with a Christian message on your candy for trick-or-treaters that come to your door. Labels are available at the Welcome Center to use. Share God’s love in your neighborhood!

THANK YOU for the donations for Habitat for Humanity and for signing the “Board for the Lord”. $165 was raised for this worthy cause.

Sign-up slips for the Harvest Dinner are included in this week’s bulletin. Please complete the form and place it in the offering plate. More forms will be available at the Welcome Center for the next few weeks. We are inviting our Kids For Christ students and parents to also join us for a great meal and fellowship.

Please have items for the November newsletter to the office by Wednesday, October 25. THANK YOU!

CHANGE IN DIRECTORY INFORMATION: Please note new phone numbers for Rick Heidebrink, 507-329-0402 and Belinda Heidebrink, 507-329-3928. Thank you!

Please add these two names & addresses to your list of current college students:

Tyler Van Hove
265 W King St – Prentiss – Rm 216
Winona MN 55987 Winona State University

Eric Van Der Linden
210 Colorado Ave SW
Orange City IA 51041 Northwestern College

The American Reformed Church in Luverne is sponsoring the 7th Annual Gospel Jubilee on Sunday, Oct. 29 starting at 3 PM. Enjoy music from “The Kingsman Quartet” from 3 to 5 PM followed by a lunch for $5. The meal is a fund raiser for a mission trip. Freewill offerings will help with expenses for the Quartet.