Church Bulletin 11.18.18

  Scripture           Romans 15: 5-7    

   Message           “DNA for Life:  Family Values”                                                                                   Pastor Troy Nanninga




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General 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. 

11:30 A.M.  CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice will be in the Sanctuary.       Open to anyone 3rd grade – senior adults!

11:45 P.M.  SOUND WORKSHOP:  We will start with lunch after Sunday School.  Then, we will begin the workshop. 

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

6:00 P.M.  KVMA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE:  The Christian community of DeMotte is invited to come together and lift up their voices in thanksgiving, song, and prayer at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 525 S. Halleck St. in DeMotte.   The offering will be for the ministries of Helping Hands and the Kankakee Valley Ministerial Association.  Let us “give thanks with a grateful heart” together!  


MONDAY – November 19

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #2 will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be at St. Cecilia.

WEDNESDAY – November 14

5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  THANKSGIVING DINNER:  We invite you to join us for a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the Fellowship Hall!  This will be a special time of fellowship and we encourage you to invite your friends, especially those that may not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.  We hope many will join us!  A sign up sheet in located on the bulletin board across from the kitchen if you would like to help serve, clean up, bring food, etc. for the meal.  Many hands will be needed to make this dinner a success!

7:00 P.M.  THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE:                                                                 As we prepare for our celebration in thankfulness to God, let us also think about the offering that will be received at our Thanksgiving Worship Service.  The offering will be for the Jasper County Women’s Shelter or for your own mission designation.  Please note:  If you wish to give a missionary a personal gift, you must write “personal” on your check.


SATURDAY – November 24

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


5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run


7:30 A.M.  On Site Registration

8:30 A.M. 5K Run or Walk

10:00 A.M.  Children’s Fun Run


Register online @

(Search Reason for the Season)

Proceeds benefit the Backpack Food Ministry

for KVSC Students

NEXT LORD’S DAY – November 25

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

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



11:30 A.M.  CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice will be in the Sanctuary. 

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



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        

♦ Chris Clark





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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, we want to give back to our community by blessing the families of DeMotte Elementary School who have some needs.  We want to provide winter clothing and other items that can be given out at school to students in need.  There is a list of the items we will be collecting on the bulletin board by the women’s restroom downstairs.  Take a tag for the item you would like to purchase and bring the item to church (drop off in Fireside Room), along with your tag, no later than December 10. 








Nov. 25

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


 Dec. 2

O Come All Ye Faithful


Dec. 9

Love Came Down at Christmas


Dec. 16

Joy to the World


Dec. 23

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


Dec. 24

O Holy Night

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!

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Sandy Nannenga, the Matt & Debbie Luedtke Family, and all family and friends on the passing of our brother in Christ, Jim Nannenga.  Jim went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 15.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.

THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet today after worship in the Cry Room.

FAITHFIT YOGA will not meet this week. 

OUR ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Wed., Nov. 28 at 6:30 P.M. for the selection of new consistory members. 

   Elder candidates are:  Andy Andree, Dave Jolink, Mitch Kingma, Shannon Kramer, Jim Veldman, Tim Zylstra (three will be elected by lots).

  Deacon candidates are:  Kevin Broertjes, Brian Hoffman, Kevan Myers, Scott Tysen, Tim Zylstra (three will be elected by lots).

If a nominee's name appears on both slates, their name will be removed from the deacon slate if they are elected as elder.


 POINSETTIAS are ready to be ordered!  Every Christmas, we decorate our Sanctuary with poinsettias which can be purchased in memory or honor of a loved one.  After, the Christmas Eve Service, you are welcome to take your poinsettia home.  They are available in white this year and come in two sizes, 6” ($8.00) and 8” ($15.00).  Order forms are in your mailboxes today.  Additional forms are in the kitchen window.  Please return them to Ann Kikkert’s mailbox by Wednesday, December 28.   

 SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS NEEDED!  The KVMA is again this year coordinating a special mission of mercy outreach.  We will partner with the Salvation Army by placing a bucket at Tysen’s Grocery.  Our church has been asked to fill the bell ringer schedule for Sat., Dec. 22.  A signup sheet for one hour slots beginning at 9:00 A.M. and running through 7:00 P.M. is located by the kitchen.

 THANK YOU to everyone who donated coats, etc. to the coat drive.  The response was amazing again.  Thanks to Pastor Rob for taking donations to a Soup Kitchen/ Homeless Shelter in Hammond.  Most of the donations have been delivered but we plan to bring the rest to the 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN IN MICHIGAN CITY ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP AT THE SOUP KITCHEN PLEASE SIGN THE SHEET BY THE KITCHEN.  The kitchen coordinator requests a maximum of 12 volunteers over the age of 17.  If you have questions please contact Bob or Phyllis Belstra.

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     USHER:        Mike Curless         

     GREETERS:  Mike & Liz Bayci Family

     WING:             Don & Jenny Tillema

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Ellen Kenning

                          Beth Veldman, Lindsay Zeldenrust




     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Mark & Betty Boon, Jim & Julie Hoffman

     WING:           Dave & Dorothy Kampenga                                                  

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Sue Steinke

                          Kayla Fase, Luke Zylstra


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Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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