August 9, 2020


Prelude                                                                                    Melonie Vancura


God’s Greeting                

Opening Prayer

Song                         “King of Kings” – Maggie Gaudian & Sara Wiertzema          

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance 

Scripture                                                      Psalm 139:13-16, Philippians 4:4                                                                                                                                                     

Message                                                                            “Seismic Shifts: Joy”


Song            “To God be the Glory” – Maggie Gaudian & Sara Wiertzema

Congregational Prayer                               

 “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”                                            Melonie Vancura                                           


Postlude                                                                                  Melonie Vancura                                


Please Remember in Prayer:

* Louise Jacobsma – infected teeth being removed

* Jim Teerink – treatment for renal carcinoma

* Roxann Hines (Dykstra) – recovering from surgery

* Joyce Aykens – recovering from surgery for broken leg

* Kassi (Buysman) Schettler – continued healing

* Ken & Arthea Raak – dealing with a number of health issues

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

* Janine Dekker – treatment for cancer

* Ken Zylstra – treatment for ALS

* People connected to ARC with upcoming surgeries

* Decisions for schools related to Covid-19 and those who are ill



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, August 9:

  • 9:30 AM Worship Service in ARC Center
  • Mission Offering
  • Sunday School Guide Class will be meeting again TODAY in the Library.
  • 6:00-7:30 PM “Bolt” Vacation Bible School

Monday, August 10:

  • 6:00-7:30 PM “Bolt” Vacation Bible School
  • 6:30 PM Elders Meeting
  • 7:30 PM Consistory Meeting

Tuesday, August 11:

  • 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer
  • 6:00-7:30 PM “Bolt” Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, August 12:

  • 2:30 PM – Outdoor Fellowship – Meet at Freedom Shore Park & bring a lawn chair & beverage and get together with others to talk and share prayers & praise!

Sunday, August 16:

9:30 AM Worship Service in ARC Center


August 23 – 10 AM Worship by the Water at Chautauqua Park



  • Tiihes and offerings may be sent by mail to the church at 1720 N Burlington Ave., Worthington, MN 56187. Offering plates will not be passed. There will be drop-off offering at the exits.

“Vacation Bible School – “BOLT” starts TODAY!  6:00-7:30 PM.  Bible stories will help us listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus!    Call the church to register, fill out a paper form, or register online:

  • VBS Volunteers – This year we are encouraging parents to come with their children and invite friends or cousins to join their small group.  Then that group would stay together throughout their time at the church. Activities will be led in front by a leader and video in the ARC Center around tables.  Contact Maggie or Cory if you are interested in volunteering to serve with registration, games, snacks, music, or being a table leader.  
  • Tim Walz has mandated that masks be worn in most indoor public spaces. This is an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. American Reformed Church Staff will be wearing masks when we are in the office and during worship on Sunday morning. Please ponder Romans 13:1. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.”

     We currently strongly encourage wearing a mask. There are masks available as you enter the ARC Center. If you do not already have one please feel free to pick up a mask so that we each do our part to keep our neighbors and our families safe. 

Thank you to all who participated in the Silent Love Auction!  It was a fun way to connect this past week and to raise money for our youth ministry!  The total amount is still being tabulated.  Winning bidders can stop by church during office hours or after the church service to pick up their items from the large Sunday school room.  There are still pork loins available.  Contact Maggie if you are interested in purchasing a set of two (4.5-5 lb.) pork loins.  Praise God for your generous hearts! 


Amy Hassebroek’s phone number is now 507-329-0105.

  • Partners in Prayer will meet at the church on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM in the ARC Center to share prayer concerns, needs, and praises. If you have a prayer concern, please contact Marlene at 507-360-7536 or Sherri at 507-360-3120.
  • Volunteers are needed to mow the church lawn. An online church lawn mowing volunteer sign- up sheet can be accessed at our website at After you click the “sign up” box next to the date you want, be sure to scroll to the bottom and click the “submit & sign up” button. Fill out the form with your name and email. A confirmation email will be sent to you immediately, and a reminder email will be sent closer to your volunteer date. The dates listed are Thursdays because that is the suggested day to mow, but feel free to choose the date that works best for you during that week before the following Sunday. Contact the church office if you are having difficulty signing up or contact a deacon for any questions about what is expected for mowing.

        August 13 – Nate Brueggeman   August 20 – Simon Koster

        August 27 – Need a Volunteer   

        September 3 – Need a Volunteer 

  • Operation Christmas Child donations are still needed! For AUGUST, School Supplies are requested (no glue, please)

     There will be boxes at the back of the ARC Center for your  donations.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS FOR CHILDREN IN OTHER AREAS OF THE WORLD!