Church Bulletin 12.9.18


December 9, 2018


   Scripture: I John 4: 9-11                                   

   Message: “Love Came Down at Christmas”                                                                                             Pastor Rob Latiak


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!




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for the DeMotte Work Team.

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.)   

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

  EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY group will meet in the Consistory Room.

  CURRENT EVENTS:  A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.

  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.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – December 10

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be at DeMotte Christian.

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

TUESDAY – December 11

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

WEDNESDAY – December 12

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


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

Menu:  ham, cheesy potato casserole, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, fruit, ice cream

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

THURSDAY – December 13

1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  THE RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Please call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

 11:30 A. M.  HOPE CIRCLE CHRISTMAS PARTY will be at JoAnn Abbring’s house.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – December 16

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.

 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT CHRISTMAS CAROLING PARTY will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a snack and a white elephant gift.

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



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

 ♦ Corrie Peterson’s knee replacement surgery went well.  She was

   moved to Oak Grove on Friday.

♦ Sierra Evers had her adenoids removed this past Friday.

♦ Judy Hood has developed sepsis and meningitis and is a patient in

    Porter Regional ICU.  Please keep Judy in prayer for a full













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!

A JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF SONG will be led by our Sunday School kids (5th grade and younger) on December 16!  They will lift their voices in celebration of Christmas as a part of our morning worship service!  Don’t miss it!

WHITE CHRISTMAS OFFERING will be collected in Sunday School during the month of December.

A GROUP which discusses current events with Christian perspective will meet during Sunday School time in the Cry Room during the month of December.  Our first date is today.  All adults are welcome to join us! 


  • Movement Christmas Caroling Party Sunday, December 16.              4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Please bring a snack and white elephant gift.

  • Movement will not meet on the Sundays of December 23 and 30.

  • Snacks tonight (Dec. 9):  Lindsay Zeldenrust

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.

WE WOULD like to thank everyone for the prayers, love, and cards sent to Chris in the last few weeks. Thank you to the Joy Circle for the generous monetary gift, the Nifty Needles for the beautiful prayer shawl & Mary's Sunday School class for the cards they've sent. We are so blessed to be part of such a wonderful church family.  God is so good!”       

                                             – Chris Clark Family

THE RESULTS of the Congregational Meeting Consistory Selection:

New Elders:  Andy Andree, Mitch Kingma, and Shannon Kramer

New Deacons:  Kevan Myers, Scott Tysen, Tim Zylstra (Tim will serve a 2 year term).


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




COVENANT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL’S band and choirs invite you to enjoy the sounds of the season at their Annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 P.M.  A cookie reception will follow – please come!



     USHER:        Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Brian & Mallory Hanewich Family

     WING:             Ralph & Ardy Myers

     NURSERY:    Gayle Zeldenrust, Gianna Kallemeyn

                          Kristy Kohlhagen, Kendra Zylstra




     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Henry & Pat DeKock

     WING:           Bryan & Sherri Overstreet                                                    

     NURSERY:    Kristi Bonicontro, Diane Ottinger

                          Lindsay Zeldenrust, Kayla Bonicontro





American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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