Church Bulletin 12.23.18
Scripture John 14: 25-27
(N.T. Page 1676)
Message “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
Pastor Troy Nanninga
Feel free to grab a cup of coffee from the Fellowship Hall/Kitchen serving ledge downstairs before the service! You are also invited to stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the service!
9:30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP
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.
w CURRENT EVENTS: A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.
w Nursery is available upon request.
MONDAY – December 24
Come and enjoy a night of song, celebration and reflection on the birth of Christ. An offering will be received for our Christian Aid Fund.
NEXT LORD’S DAY – December 30
9:30 A.M. WORSHIP
THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.
9:30 A.M. CHILDREN’S CHURCH
10:45 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please continue to remember in prayer…
♦ Sharon Bovenkerk ♦ Dan Kaluf ♦ Chris Clark
♦ Judy Hood
♦ Silvia Andree has returned home after her hospital stay.
ON SUNDAY, January 6, 2019, we will be ordaining and installing our new elders and deacons. In addition to the elders and deacons who will be beginning their terms this year, we will also be ordaining Pastor Rob to the office of elder. This is a part of him beginning his commissioned pastor training process. He will not have a term on his role as elder and this will allow him to begin his training in the coming months. We are thankful for everyone who will be serving in these leadership roles here at ARC!
WHITE CHRISTMAS OFFERING is being collected in Sunday School during the month of December.
THE SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will meet next on January 6.
FAITHFIT YOGA is taking a break for the holidays and will begin again on January 15.
OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS are on a break for the holidays and return in January.
THE SATURDAY MORNING Men’s Life Group is taking a break and will begin meeting again on January 19.
OF THE CAROLS
It Came Upon a
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!
THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS at the front of church this morning is in loving memory of Jean Peterson. Yesterday would have been her 94th birthday. They were placed by her children.
POINSETTIAS may be picked up after the Christmas Eve Service.
WORDS OF HOPE DEVOTIONALS for January, February, and March are available on shelves by Sanctuary doorways today. Please help yourself.
2019 RCWM BOOKLETS (Reformed Church Women’s Ministry) have been placed in your mailboxes. If you did not receive one, please help yourself to one on the table across from the church kitchen.
MOVEMENT YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Movement will meet next on January 6.
Movement hoodies on sale now: $25; T-shirts also available for $10. See Pastor Rob to purchase.
NURSERY VOLUNTEER UPDATE: We are looking to update our nursery volunteer list. Volunteering in the nursery is a fun way to interact with ARC’s precious children! Teens and adults of all ages are welcome to volunteer! If you would like to be added to the list, please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen. If you would like to be removed from the current list, please notify Heather Veld (219-869-3403) or Marie Hilton (219-707-1459).
GLOVES AND STOCKING CAPS, preferably that can cover the face but any will be appreciated, are needed at the Homeless Shelters. There is a box in the front foyer (exterior door #8) as well as in the Fireside Room for your donations. Thank you in advance.
THANK YOU to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, and cards during my surgery… and thank you to the Nifty Needles for the prayer shawl. – Sierra Evers
I’D LIKE TO GIVE a big thank you for the recent financial gift designated in the offering for me. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! – Theresa Mak
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IF YOU KNOW of someone who needs help from Christians Helping Christians, please contact Bonnie Sanow (987-6252).
OTHER REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will begin accepting sign ups for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Pre-School classes beginning January 7, 2019. Space is limited so please call the school office soon at 219-987-3721. All new families to the school will need to complete an application (available online at www.demottechristianschools.org). For 3 year old Pre-school (T/Tham), your child must be 3 years old by August 1, 2019. For 4 year old Pre-school (M/W/Fam of M/W/Fpm), your child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2019. For Kindergarten (1/2 day or full day), your child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019.
USHER: Scott Tysen
GREETERS: Tim & Joni Zylstra Family
WING: Matt & Debbie Luedtke Family
NURSERY: Marie Hilton, Lindsey Broertjes
Gwen Walstra, Jillian Tysen
USHER: Brian Hoffman
GREETERS: Ron & Loretta Sipkema
WING: Robb & Kristi Walstra Family
NURSERY: Rachel Fase, Jeff Liebbe,
Alyson Lagestee, Maddi Curless
American Reformed Church
Senior Pastor: Pastor Troy Nanninga; email@example.com
Pastor of Youth & Education: Pastor Rob Latiak; firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Leader: Brittany Janiszewski; email@example.com