November 18, 2018

Prelude                                                                       Tami Wesselink
Welcome & Announcements
Please sign and pass the Friendship Pads
Prayer & Greeting
*Hymn        #64 “All Creatures of Our God and King” (1, 2, 4, 5)
*Confession & Assurance                                   Galatians 3:26-29
*Praise                                                                “Who you Say I Am”
Children’s Message                                                     Moz Hostikka
Special Music           “Praise Him! Praise Him!” Children’s Choir
Scripture                                                        Romans 8:12-17 (1757)
Message                          “A Spirit of Sonship and Daughtership”
Offering                                                            “Whom Shall I Fear?”
Congregational Prayer                                        The Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn                        #496 “He Hideth My Soul” (1, 2, 4)
*Refrain                                                   #496 “He Hideth My Soul”

Please Remember in Prayer:
* Election of Elders & Deacons
* Congregational Meeting
* Al Van Der Linden – recovering from bypass
* Bob Paplow – Completed chemo treatment
*Health Concerns – Keirsha Yeske, Bob Scholten, & Ken Zylstra
* Rehabilitation – Lynn Dekker, Landon Ahlers, & Sharon Hulstein
* Cancer Treatment – Janine Dekker & Nicole Vos-Rogers
* Hospice Care – Lois Teerink, Marge Brueggeman, & Ardis

Sunday, November 18:
• Operation Christmas Child Dedication
• 10:50 AM Sunday School:
* 3Yrs – 3rd Grade – Various teachers
* 4th & 5th Grade – Rebecca Haack
* 6th-8th Grade – Heidelberg Catechism – Judy Brueggeman
* 9th – 12th Grades – Maggie Gaudian
* “Deeper Roots” & Adult Heidelberg Class – Michaela Vancura
* Sunday School Guide Adult Class – Marian Hayenga
• Noon – 6:00 PM Operation Christmas Child Box Drop-Off

Monday, November 19:
• Operation Christmas Child Box Drop-Off Final Day

Tuesday, November 20 :
• 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer –Fireside Room

Wednesday, November 21:
• 7:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service

Thursday, November 22:
 Office closed for the holiday

Sunday, November 25:
• Building Fund Offering
• 10:50 AM Sunday School for all ages
• 6 PM Faith & Friends Bible Study

December 2 – First Sunday of Advent
December 2 – Congregational Meeting & Election of Elders &
December 2 – 10:30 AM Christmas Program Practice
December 5 – 4:30 PM Christmas Program Practice
December 9 – 10:30 AM Christmas Program Practice
December 12 – 6:00 PM Christmas Program Practice
December 16 – 9:30 AM Christmas Program
December 19 – 4:30 PM KFC Christmas Party – Nativity Craft

No report – packed shoeboxes
2019 ELECTION BALLOT: The following have accepted the nomination for elder and deacon:

Mike Wesselink Jeremy Braaksma
Dan Van Hove Jesse Drost
Don Van Der Linden Kurt Spartz
Gary Hietbrink Eric Lindner

Two elders and two deacons will be elected from this slate at our Congregational Meeting on Dec. 2, 2018. Absentee ballots and 2019 proposed Budget Sheets are available at the Welcome Desk.

Please have December Newsletter items to the office by Tuesday, November 20. Thank you!

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.

Christmas Decorating will be done on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 PM. Work Groups #2 and #3 (including spouses) should plan to come and help with this big but fun event!

Speaking of Christmas…The decorating committee would like to have the congregation purchase “cross” ornaments for next Christmas season. After Christmas is a good time (when on sale) to look. These can be turned into the office at any time. Thank you in advance!


 “Partners in Prayer” meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. Next meeting is on November 13. 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.


 There is a box set up in the narthex for Operation Christmas Child donations. There is a list on the bulletin board by the mailboxes for the year. For November: Notes of encouragement and donations.

 SOCK IT TO ‘EM – During the month of November ARC is asking for donations of socks for the Community Christmas Baskets. They will accept new socks of any size for men, women, and children. There is a donation box in the narthex. A list of other items needed can be found on the bulletin board in the narthex. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all who helped pack the 200 boxes for OCC last Sunday. It only took a half hour! Volunteers also spent 1 ½ hours labeling and getting the boxes ready to be shipped.


 Intercultural Thanksgiving Service – TODAY at 4 pm. Christians of different cultures will share food, music, testimonies and prayers together. Bring food to share if you can.
The event will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary Street. ARC Worship choir will be singing.

 Hope Haven International Ministries presents “Rejoice!” featuring Jill Miller on Thursday, November 29 at 7 PM at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. Visit for more information.

 Love INC is looking for volunteers to help serve cookies and juice for the Christmas Tree Forest on December 4, 5, and 6. The Forest runs from 3:30-7:30 p.m. each day, and shifts are available. The Forest is held at First United Methodist Church. Please call Love INC at 727-7290 for more information or to sign up. Thank you!

 “Going, going, gone!” – Saturday, December 8 the Worthington Christian School will host its Annual Donation Fundraiser Auction. Doors open at 9:30am and the live & silent auctions start at 10am. Our families, students, society, & local businesses support this event by providing items like homemade meals, tools, toys, gift certificates, meats, cheeses, handmade items, & so much more. We will have homemade rolls & coffee to start the morning. For lunch, BBQ, hot dogs, & coneys are on the menu but don’t forget the homemade pie & bars for your sweet tooth. Please come & enjoy all things yummy from 11-1pm.

 SAVE THE DATE… The 14th Annual Hospice Cottage Fundraiser will be held April 6, 2019 at the Worthington Event Center. See the announcement on the bulletin board for more information.

GREETERS: Wayne & Dominga Verdoorn, Emma Vlastuin, Eli & Sarah Wass, Mike & Tami Wesselink
ACCOMPANIST: Tami Wesselink
POWER POINT: Beth Van Hove
SOUND & VIDEO: Jesse Drost & Ron Drent
PRAYER TEAM: Emma Vlastuin
NURSERY: Linda Johnson & Lara Haack