Church Bulletin 10.28.18


October 28, 2018


   Scripture                                                                         Matthew 20: 20-28                        

                                                                                               (N.T. Page 1531)        


   Message                                                “DNA for Life:  A Heart for Service”

                                                                                        Pastor Troy Nanninga




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences Fund.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will meet in the Promiseland Area.

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages.

(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

w  3 yr. old – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in the Fireside Room.

EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY group will meet in the Consistory Room.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – October 29

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 & team #2 will be in Fellowship Hall. 

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Shannon Boon will lead the lesson and Sarah Kikkert will host.

TUESDAY – October 30

6:00 P.M. & 7:15 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA will be in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY – October 31


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30.        

Menu:  deli sandwiches, salad, chips, and ice cream

§  ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in Fireside Room at 6:30.

THURSDAY – November 1

7:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.                Lesson – Lorri Owsley; Devotions/Spiritual Life Thought – Crystal Rose; Hostesses – Pennie Martin and Lucile Bozell

SATURDAY – November 3

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE will meet in the Fireside Room.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – November 4

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

A GIDEON speaker will be with us to share about the work of Gideons International.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second will be for Gideons International.



5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        






TODAY  “Heart for Service”

Nov. 4     “Healthy Communication”

Nov. 11    “Passionate Worship”

Nov. 18     “Family Values”

YOU ARE INVITED to join in a season of prayer leading up to Christmas.  We are asking God to bring revival, new life, and kingdom growth to our church, our community, our families, our region, and our world.  Each day will have a different focus:

 Sunday:          Pray for our church

Monday:          Pray for your family

Tuesday:        Pray for our community

Wednesday:   Pray for our region

Thursday:      Pray for missionaries

Friday:           Pray for confession and forgiveness

Saturday        Free day (pray as you feel led)

 We are eager to see how God will use this season of prayer to make a big Kingdom impact!

MEN’S LIFE is a men’s group that meets fall and spring on Saturdays from 6:00 – 7:30 A.M. in the Fireside Room.  This year we have an exciting new video program by Author Craig Glass – Noble Journey.  His vision is to see a growing community of men who: understand their identity in Christ, embrace their role as men, and live out the personal calling God has for their life.  Men from our church and the community are invited to attend.  Join us this Saturday.

ATTENTION SINGERS!  We will be starting a Christmas choir beginning on November 4.  This group will meet each week at 11:30 A.M. on Sunday for practice, and will share a song each Sunday during the Advent season beginning on November 25.  If you would like to be part of the Christmas Choir, you can sign up by emailing Brittany at or by signing up on the sign up sheet located on the bulletin board by the kitchen.  This group is open to anyone from 3rd grade – senior adults.  No experience necessary!


Let’s Get Together!

The new Fall season has begun at ARC.  The “Get Together” program is ready for new hosts and  repeat hosts to hold gatherings.  Have you considered hosting?  The program is in need of additional hosts in order to reach a greater amount of people.  The purpose of “Get Together” is to strengthen ties with other ARC members, welcome newcomers and engage in fellowship and fun. 

How does it work?                                                                                                                                                

·         STEP ONE: Hosts volunteer by filling out a form found in the Get Together tray on the table by the kitchen or by calling/texting Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 or 987-4289).  Get togethers can be as simple or as involved as the host desires… bonfire, pizza night, carry-in dinner, coffee and cards… whatever’s comfortable!                                                                                                                                                   

·         STEP TWO:  The committee compiles a mix of people for a one-time get together for the host      matching the type of gathering the host would like to hold and gives the host invitations to fill out.                                                                                                                                                                

·         STEP THREE: The hosts fill out the invitations and put them in mailboxes.                                                

·         STEP FOUR:  Guests reply to hosts.  This is important for the hosts so they know how many to plan on.  When you receive info about a Get Together, please let the host know whether or not you will be attending.                                                                                                                                                                         

·         STEP FIVE:  The group Gets Together and enjoy some time with one another!   

What a blessing to be part of the family of God here at ARC!                                                                             Let’s be deliberate about forming relationships and intentional in showing interest in one another.  Let’s Get Together!

WOULD YOU LIKE to receive ARC updates and cancellation info via text message?  Now you can!  Just text @demottearc to 81010.  Please note:  you cannot send messages to the pastors or the church office through text.

THE LOCAL WOMEN’S SHELTER is in great need of supplies.  They could use toiletry items, housewares such as kitchen items and bedding, furniture, and any household item you have to spare.  The only things they are not accepting are mattresses and clothing.  If you have anything to donate, please contact Tammy Szostek (219-895-1334).

COAT DRIVE:  COLLECTED UNTIL THIS THURSDAYBoxes are in the Fireside Room and the entrance at door #8 for your donations of coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and gloves.  Items collected will be distributed between The Crisis Center in Rensselaer and various shelters and soup kitchens in Lake County and Porter County.  If you have questions please contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra.

FAITHFIT YOGA at American Reformed continues this Tuesday!  FaithFit Yoga provides a faith based atmosphere to promote health, happiness, and well-being in the community.  Because the body is the temple, we strive to nurture our health while bringing our participants closer to Christ through yoga.  Two Tuesday class times are offered, 6:00 & 7:15 P.M.  Check the flyer in the kitchen window for more info!

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     USHER:        Steve Szostek      

     GREETERS:  Jim & Karen Lolkema, Randy & Diana Kooy     WING:             Paul & Bonnie Cambe 

     NURSERY:    Deb Klemp, Amy Kohlhagen

                          Maddi Curless, Hannah Veldman



     USHER:         Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Josh & Sheri Luedtke Family

     WING:           Silvia Andree                                              

     NURSERY:   Jorie Wireman, Kristi Bonicontro

                          Kurt Kros, Madison Zeldenrust







































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Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

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