April 18, 2021                                                               

Prelude                                                                                                                Eva Schutte


God’s Greeting 

Opening Prayer

Praise Songs                                                                                                  “Cornerstone”

                                                                                                     #345 “Blessed Assurance”

Prayer of Confession & Words of Assurance  

Children’s Message                                                                                 Cory Wiertzema

Scripture                                                                    1 John 4:7-12 &2 Corinthians 13:14

Message                                                                         “Why Connection is Important” 

Song                                                                        “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”                                

Congregational Prayer                                                                          The Lord’s Prayer

Song                                                                                         #495 “Heaven Came Down”


Postlude                                                                                                              Eva Schutte 


Please Remember in Prayer:

* Virgil Wiertzema Family – Mourning the loss of his brother, Mike Wiertzema

* Jeff Buysman – recovering from shoulder surgery

* Cecilie Teerink – recovering from surgery for tremors

* Roxann Hines (Dykstra) – taking chemo treatments

* Curt Crockett (hired man of Hayenga Family) –     treating bone cancer

* Janine Dekker – taking chemo pills daily for liver cancer


If you wish to meet with Pastor Troy, please call him at 712-348-0298 to make sure he will be in the office.

Sunday, April 18:

  • 9:30 AM Worship Service
  • Sunday School for all ages:

3 Years – 2nd Grade – Various Teachers

3rd – 5th Grade – Rebecca Haack

6th-8th Grade – Heidelberg Catechism – Pastor Troy

9th – 12th Grade – The Vine – Maggie

NO “Revelation” Class today

“Sunday School Guide” Class – Betty Teerink

Monday, April 19:

  • 1 PM – Graduation Quilt Tying in the library

Tuesday, April 20:

  • 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer meeting in-person

Sunday, April 25:

  • 9:30 AM Worship Service
  • Praise Team from Trinity Reformed Church, Orange City, IA will lead worship music
  • Sunday School for all ages


May 2 – Youth Sunday Worship / Building Fund Offering


  • Graduation Quilts will be tied at 1 PM on Monday, April 19 in the library. Volunteers are welcome to come and help.
  • NEWSLETTER ITEMS FOR MAY are due to the office by Wednesday, April 21. Thank you!

COLLEGE GRADUATES:  Please let the office know if you are graduating from college this spring.  We are planning to celebrate our graduates on May 16, 2021.

  • If you feel comfortable joining us for in-person worship, you are welcome to gather in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM. Please try to maintain safe distances between families & wear a mask. We are trying to do all we can to protect our neighbors and come together in corporate worship. 
  • The American Reformed Church received an anonymous donation to establish a Christian College Education Scholarship Fund! The purpose of this fund is to financially assist a student seeking a Christian college education. Eligible recipients are high school graduates or college transfer students who demonstrate Christian commitment and are active in the Church. Applications are available through the ARC Church Office and completed applications are to be returned to the ARC Church Office by May 1.  The scholarship award is $1,000 per recipient and non-renewable.  A Selection Committee will review the completed applications and notify recipients of their award by June 1.  More information regarding is available through the Church Office. The Deacons are grateful for this generous donation and excited to share this opportunity to assist a student seeking a Christian college education!
  • DIRECTORY CHANGES….Please correct the phone number for Harold & Becky Zylstra on Work Group #4. It should be 360-4893. Also, please add a cell phone for Marv & Arlene Rall, 507-360-9330.  THANK YOU!
  • The Worthington area now has a new Christian Music Station at Radio Works, 104.3 The Bridge. A blend of today’s best contemporary and Christian music, and local news & weather. Give it a try!
  • This month the high school students will be preparing for the Youth Sunday worship service on Sun., May 2.  Practice will be TODAY after church and on Wed., Apr. 28 @ 7 PM.  Wewould love to have all of our high school students involved and to give you an opportunity to share your gifts with the Lord!

Students are encouraged to come with their dates dressed up in their prom attire on the Sunday after their prom whenever that may be.  The church would love to see you in your fancy duds!  This used to be more of a tradition at our church, but then when many proms were moved to Friday instead of Saturday, we got away from having students do this each year.  It would be fun to start this up again!

  • Hope Haven will host the Spring Gospel Sing on Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 PM at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.
  • New Life Treatment Center Annual Event – Horses 2 Horsepower will take place Saturday, June 12, 2021, Horse ride registration begins at 9 am, , Car Show registration at 10:30 AM, activities from 12 Noon to 3 PM on the West lawn. There will be a freewill offering and concessions. Call 507-777-4321 for more information.
  • If you are interested in applying for no cost home repairs or Safe at Home modifications, please review eligibility criteria and complete an application. You can find more information and download the applications athttps://rtmn.org/apply-for-help/ or call the office at 651-776-4273 to request an application by mail.
  • Tithes and offerings may be dropped off or sent by mail to the church at 1720 N Burlington Ave., Worthington, MN 56187.
  • REMINDER: Gift cards can be purchased at the office or by completing an order form at the Welcome Desk. A box has been set at the desk to place your order and payment.  Cards will be put in your church mailbox.  Orders can also be emailed to the church or by phone request or stop in the office anytime to pick some up.  The church gets 5% on cards sold!  Proceeds go to our Building Fund.


Suggestions for APRIL for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are hair accessories, combs & brushes, hair clips, hair ribbons, and pony tail holders.  THANK YOU!

  • The local cable broadcast of our worship service is on the following Tuesday at 1 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, and the next Sunday at 1 PM. Please help share the news of adding an evening broadcast.
  • Partners in Prayer is meeting in-person to pray for shared prayer concerns, needs, and praises. If you have a prayer concern, please contact Marlene at 507-360-7536 or Sherri at 507-360-3120. 

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