Church Bulletin 11.11.18



  Scripture                                                                                       Psalm 100                        


   Message                                               “DNA for Life:  Passionate Worship”

                                                                                        Pastor Troy Nanninga





THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Reformed Church Women’s Ministry.

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.

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!

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 – November 12

12:30 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

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be in the Fellowship Hall

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #2 will be at DeMotte Christian (CCOD). 

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room. 

TUESDAY – November 13

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

7:00 P.M.  EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.

WEDNESDAY – November 14

12:00 P.M.  K.V. MINISTERIAL MEETING will be in Consistory Room.

1:30 P.M.  RCWM BOARD MEETING will be in the Youth Room.

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30.  Menu:  hamburgers, potato salad, salad, chips, fruit, ice cream.      

§  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00.

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

SATURDAY – November 17

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – November 18

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General 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.

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!  




Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        

 ♦ Chris Clark has been diagnosed with cancer of his bone marrow.  It was caught early and he will begin treatment tomorrow.

♦ Thelma L’Huillier was a patient at St. Anthony this past week and has returned home.






TODAY    “Passionate Worship”

Nov. 18     “Family Values”


If you’ve missed any of this series,

catch up on YouTube!

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 Jeff & Shannon Scheurich and family on the passing of Jeff’s brother, Timothy Scheurich.  Services were held this past week.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.


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.


JOIN THE SOUND TEAM!  The Sound Team is looking for some new volunteers to help serve on Sundays and Wednesdays!  The Sound Team plays an important role in the worship service by working to make sure all music and voices are heard well.  Sound team members usually serve once a month by running all sound equipment for Wednesday night band practice and Sunday morning worship.  No training?  No problem!  We will be having a workshop after church on next Sunday (November 18), where two professional sound technicians will teach about how to run the sound equipment.  Anyone interested in joining the sound team can come to the workshop and see what running sound is all about!  Lunch will be provided – please RSVP to Brittany Janiszewski at by 11/14 if you would like to attend.  For more information, contact Brittany Janiszewski or Dave Kampenga.


SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EVE MEAL AND SERVICE!  We invite you to join us for a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings!  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.  Dinner will be served from 5:15 - 6:30 P.M.  Afterward, all are welcome to attend the special Thanksgiving Eve service we have planned for 7:00 P.M.  This will be a time of worship and expression of gratefulness to God for all He provides us.  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!


PASTOR ROB will be out of the office this week and will return on Sunday, November 18.  Stacy will be out of the office Monday thru Wednesday of this week. 


5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run


Saturday, November 24

8:30 A.M.


Register online @

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Proceeds benefit the Backpack Food Ministry

for KVSC Students

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 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).

IF YOU KNOW of someone who needs help from Christians Helping Christians, please contact Bonnie Sanow (987-6252).

CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH invites you to celebrate their 40th anniversary with them at a special Open House this Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. There will be historical stations located throughout the church, refreshments and fellowship for everyone to enjoy. God has blessed us to be part of a wonderful community of 
churches and we so thankful for God's faithfulness these past 40 years!


     USHER:        Jonathan Hart       

     GREETERS:  Matt & Gianna Kallemeyn Family,

                           Chuck & Lynn Liebbe

     WING:             Marv & Lola Arnett 

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Silvia Andree

                          Kendra Zylstra, Kristy Kohlhagen




     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Mike & Liz Bayci Family

     WING:           Don & Jenny Tillema                                               

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Ellen Kenning                      

                          Beth Veldman, Lindsay Zeldenrust






















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Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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