January 26, 2020

Welcome & Announcments
Opening Drama                                                                                                                                  “Closet”
*Call to Worship & Opening Prayer                                                                            Ephesians 1:17-19
*Greeting
Praise Songs                                                                                                            “Holy Spirit”, “Stronger”
Call to Confession                                                                                                                  Ephesians 2:1-3
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                             Ephesians 2:4-9
Video                                                                                                                                      “The Eighth One”
Children’s Sermon                                                                                                         Lara H. & Daryan O.
Drama                                                                                                                                            “God is Able”
Scripture                                                                                                                              Ephesians 3:14-21
Message                                                                                                                        Dyana Euceda Bonilla
Offertory Prayer
Offertory Song                                                                                                                        “Days of Elijah”
Congregational Prayer
Building Offering                                                                                             “Build Your Kingdom Here”
*Benediction                                                                                                                       Ephesians 6:23-24
*Doxology

Please Remember in Prayer:
* Garry Drost – recovering from a stroke
* Don & Julie Kuiper’s great-granddaughter, Josie – hospittalized with RSV and bacterial pneumonia
* Ruth Shore (husband, Tom attends here at ARC) – not doing well at nursing home in Fulda
* Ken & Arthea Raak – recently hospitalized, recovering
* Amy Hassebroek’s brother, Earl Horstman – recovering from open heart surgery
* Jacoba Nagel’s brother – in nursing home in Inwood, IA
* Janine Dekker – treatment for cancer
* Ken Zylstra – treatment for ALS

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Sunday, January 26:
 Youth Sunday
 Building Offering
 10:50 AM – Sunday School for All Ages –
• 3 Years – 2nd Grade – Various Teachers
• 3rd – 5th Grade – Rebecca Haack
• 6th – 7th Grade – Sara Wiertzema
• 8th – 12th Grade – The Vine – Maggie Gaudian
• Adult “Revelation” Class – Marcia Aupperlee
• Adult “Engage” Bible Study – Roxanne Hayenga-Johnson
• Adult “Sunday School Guide” Class – Vern Verbruegge

Tuesday, January 28:
 9:00 AM Partners in Prayer

Wednesday, January 29:
 3:30 PM Open Gym
 4:30 PM KFC Lesson
 5:30 PM Power Crunch Meal
 5:30 PM Praise Team
6:00 PM The Hub Youth Group
6:30 PM Hebrews Adult Bible Study
Thursday, January 30:
1:00-7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, February 2:
 Rob Roozeboom leading worship
 10:50 AM – Sunday School for All Ages

UPCOMING EVENTS:
February 12 – Love Auction Fundraiser
February 16 – Informal Worship & Meal
Jill Koopman wil share the message

If you have a health or spiritual concern, please contact one of the elders:
Mike Wesselink 507-360-0464
Dan Van Hove – 507-920-3291
Ron Drent – 507-329-0016
Gary Hietbrink – 507-360-3121
J.R. Luinenburg – 507-360-8839
Paul Schutte – 507-370-2111

TREASURERS – Books need to be turned into the office so they can be audited. Please have them to the church office by January 26. THANK YOU!

2020 CHURCH DIRECTORY – Forms are at the Welcome Center for you to update any personal information for our church directory. The back side of the form also has a list of areas where you can volunteer for assisting in worship services or to join one of our prayer chains (phone or email). If you no longer have a land-line phone, please share your cell phone number. PLEASE COMPLETE A FORM IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES SO THAT WE HAVE THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR THE DIRECTORY. There is a print-out on a table in the narthex to check accuracy of the information we currently have. Please mark changes using the RED PEN. 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.

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.

LOVE AUCTION: The youth ministry will be hosting the Love Auction fundraiser on Wed., Feb. 12. This year there will be a limit of 50 donated items up for auction. The first 50 items signed up at the Welcome Center will be up for auction this year. The goal will be $4,000 raised for the youth trips, programs, projects, and supporting our sponsored child through Compassion International.

CONNECT
 The children of Rod & Delores Groenewold would like to have a card shower for their 60th Wedding anniversary on Jan. 22 and in honor of their 80th birthdays, Rod on Jan. 30 and Delores on Feb. 6. Please send cards to their home at 16624 Edwards Ave., Lismore, MN 56155. CONGRATULATIONS!
 Do you play an instrument? Maybe piano/keyboard, guitar, drums, clarinet, flute, violin, bass? The Worship Committee would LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please contact Mike Wesselink or Maggie if you would be willing to share your talents at worship services.

 PRAYER CONCERNS – A box has been set on the Welcome Desk for anyone to jot down a prayer request. Our Partners in Prayer group (meets Tuesday mornings) will pray over these requests.

 “Partners in Prayer” meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. Next meeting is on January 28. 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 the church office know.

SERVE

 ARC is serving Mobile Meals for the month of February. Please sign up at the Welcome Center to volunteer for this worthy effort. It doesn’t take long and you meet great people. THANK YOU!

 The Decorating Committee is looking to decorate an entire wall in the Prayer Room with crosses. If you would like to bring a cross in to hang on the wall, please bring it to the office. Thank you!

 Operation Christmas Child – January suggestions are bars of soap, wash cloth, nail clippers, files. There is a box by the mailboxes for your donations. THANK YOU!

 Faith & Friends: The next Faith & Friends study will be begin Sunday, January 26th. The group will be working through a 12-lesson study on the book of Exodus focusing on how God perfectly loves imperfect people. Faith & Friends meets the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm. For more information or questions contact Kari Voss-Drost @ 507-329-0107 or karvissdrost@gmail.com

The annual Informal Worship service in the ARC Center is set for on Sun., Feb. 16 at 10 AM. Jill Koopman (daughter of Emma Vlastuin) will be sharing a story of perseverance during a challenging season of life. She speaks on unanswered questions, coming to acceptance and discovering God’s purpose for her life. Music will be led by the praise team. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at round tables sipping coffee and hot chocolate. A meal will be served following the service. Invite friends and family to attend!
Thank-you to our church family and friends for all of your prayers and calls with regards to my mom’s (Joann Opsal) neck surgery in December. We so felt the prayer cover. My mom had no anxiety at all about going into the surgery because of everyone praying for her. She is doing exceptionally well and we give God all the Glory! We are blessed! Harold and Becky Zylstra

COMMUNITY
• Red Cross Blood Drive, January 30 at ARC from 1:00-7:00 PM. Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment.

• SINGLE MOM’S RETREAT – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. Join ATLAS and Inspiration Hills as they partner together to make this weekend one to remember. Through speakers, pampering, small group, etc., we work hard to refresh and equip you to where you are at in your life. Thanks to many sponsors, this retreat is affordable for any mother. If you are not a single mom but would like to be involved, check out our support staff/prayer team option! Visit our website at www.inspirationhills.org for more information and how to register!

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
ATTENDANCE: 33 OFFERING: $59

ASSISTING IN WORSHIP:
GREETERS: Marian Hayenga, Mark Hayenga Family, Tommy & Hanna Hayenga, Roxanne Hayenga-Johnson Family
ACCOMPANIST: Tami Wesselink
POWER POINT: Matt Gaudian
SOUND & VIDEO: Mark Schutte & Ross Teerink
ELDER GREETER: J.R. Luinenburg
PRAYER TEAM: Roger Teerink
NURSERY: Cory Wiertzema & Audrey Gaudian