Church Bulletin 2.18.2018

Scripture                              Luke 6: 1-19                                               (N.T. Page 1599)  

 Message                              “Shifting Priorities”                                   Rev. Don Poest    


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!


THIS MORNING, we welcome Jon Ottinger into membership by Profession of Faith. 

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

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

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

w  3 yr. olds – 2nd grade meet in the Promiseland area to sing and have snack time then go to their classrooms.

w  3rd & 4th Grade will meet in the Bible Drill Room #21.

w  5th – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

w  3rd grade – 12th grade meet in respective classrooms.

w  An adult small group will meet in the Room 37.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.                         Snacks – Dalton Meiss

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




TUESDAY – February 20

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

7:00 P.M.  THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Keith Poole, Brian Hanewich, Amanda DeVries, Barb Hoffman, Janet Descho, Ron Owsley, and Shannon Scheurich.

WEDNESDAY – February 21

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


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Menu:  TACO NIGHT! J  

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

§  GOD’S ANGELS CHOIR (Kindergarten – 5th grade) practice in basement from 6:15 – 6:45.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 25

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL celebrate communion during worship.

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

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room.               Snacks – Gwen Walstra

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.                             Snacks – Kayla Fase

6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY Consistory Room.


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Thelma L’Huillier         

♦ Linda Bakker has been suffering with pneumonia in Oak Grove. 

   Please keep her in prayer for recovery.

♦ Donna Zandstra had her second stent removed on Friday.

♦ Harold Evers was in the hospital this past week due to a blood clot

   in his leg. 

MORNING, Rev. Don Poest will provide our message.  Rev. Poest served as pastor of the Brunswick Reformed Church in Ohio for 38 years.  Don was an officer in the RCA from 2009-2012.  In 2017 he was called out of retirement to the role of Interim General Secretary.  Rev. Poest is married and has two sons who are both in ordained ministry.  Don also has two grandchildren.

REV. POEST will also lead a time of questions and answers regarding the work of the RCA during Sunday School time in the Consistory Room.  All are welcome to join.

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Barb & Larry Hoffman, Art & Sheryl Peterson and Corrie Peterson on the passing of Marie Peterson.  Marie went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 13.  Services were held yesterday at Jackson Funeral Service.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time. 

IMPACT PARENTS:  There will be an informational meeting immediately after church in the wing next Sunday (2/25) regarding this summer's mission trip to Detroit, MI.  Please plan to attend!

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE MEETING:  The next Evangelism Committee meeting will be on February 27 at 7:00 P.M.  Members are:  Marv Peterson, Roy Gouwens, Jonathan Hart, Kyle Kohlhagen, Matt Kallemeyn, Mike and/or Liz Bayci.  New members wanted.

DARTBALL DATES:  The tournament will be tomorrow, February 19 at St. Cecilia; a makeup night will be on February 26 at Sorrowful Mother; the banquet will be on March 5.

WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY to partner with Jardin de Gracia ( a Christian school located in the mountains of Honduras- to show God's love by providing the school children with gifts to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  If you are interested in participating, there are plastic shoe boxes with instructions in the Fellowship Hall.  Boxes are due by March 2 to allow time for shipment to Honduras.             If you have questions, please ask Liz Bayci. 


VBS 2018 is coming and we once again need your help to make it a success!  This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We have 10 leadership positions to fill and we need 20 adults and 20 high school age teens to serve as crew leaders.  There is a sign-up table in the Fellowship Hall this morning where you can get more information and also sign up.  Sign up to help us make this year's VBS the best yet!!

 EASTER FLOWERS are ready to be ordered!   We will be offering 6 different varieties.  They include:  Azaleas ($17.00); Lilies ($10.50); Mums ($9.50); and Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils ($9.00).  Order forms can be found in the kitchen window.  Please turn in your form to Jerry & Diane Veld’s mailbox by next Sunday, Feb. 25.

DEMOTTE ELEMENTARY is in need of school supplies for students.  Throughout the year, the school office likes to keep supplies stocked for students in need and unable to afford supplies.  Supply donations may be put in the box in the Promiseland area under the “Fruits of the Spirit Tree” wall painting.  Specific items requested are:  stick glue, crayons (24 pack), pocket folders (plastic), pencil boxes, kid scissors, and dry erase markers (black).

THE NEXT CONSISTORY MEETING will be on Monday, March 5.  The April meeting will be on Monday, April 9.

BRAND NEW CHAIRS have been purchased for the Consistory Room!  This means the existing green chairs are up for grabs on a first come, first serve basis.  If you can use them or know of an organization that can, please help yourself.  They are located in the Consistory Room for pick up.  Any chairs not claimed by March 5 will be disposed of.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION about your group, meeting, or committee you would like help publicizing?  We would be glad to get the word out any way you wish. Please email any information or pictures to the Media Committee at

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSTYWe were able to distribute blankets to all of our backpack recipients as well as 120 families at the Mobile Food Pantry this past Friday!  Thank you for all donations of blankets and baked goods as well as those who volunteered their time!

CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS OPEN!  This year’s theme is “Thrive” based on Colossians 3:17.  Church will again pay 2/3 for members and non-members.  You can register at  Informational brochures are available in the kitchen window.  Please call the church office for the coupon code.  Camp spaces fill up fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.

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

WOULD YOU LIKE to receive ARC updates and cancellation info via text message?  Just text @demottearc to 81010 to sign up. 


THE CHICKEN BUS DINNER will be held as a fundraiser for DMC athletics on Tuesday, February 28 from 5-6:30pm at DeMotte Christian Grade School.  Since there is no admission fee to games, there is a need for funding the referees for the athletic events.  The Chicken Dinner is one way to cover this cost.  The dinner price is $8 for adults, $4 for children up to 8th grade, and children under 3 years old are FREE.  Included in the meal:  broasted chicken, potato wedges, coleslaw, rolls, homemade desserts, milk, coffee and lemonade!  Carry-outs available.

EVER WONDERED if CCHS might be the right choice for your high school student?  Are you interested in seeing what the school is like, what we offer for students and how your child could thrive here?  Get some answers on February 26 at our Info Night/Open House!  There will be break out sessions providing important information, as well as time for one-on-one conversations with staff to further guide you. Let the awesome CCHS staff answer your questions and provide you with all the info you need to make this important decision!  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

PURCHASE YOUR Gold Opportunities 2018 coupon book at the REDUCED price of only $15.  Available in the DMC office until sold out.

DMC TEACHER OPENING:  DeMotte Christian School is looking for a full-time 5th grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Applicants must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, agree fully with the school’s statement of beliefs, is an active member of a church with a Reformed persuasion, and demonstrate the ability to teach children well.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a resume and application to Mr. Brinks, Principal, at  or contact the school office at (219)987-3721.  An application can be found on the school website (


         USHER:         Mike Curless

         GREETERS:  David Hart and Jerry & Diane Veld

                              Wing:  Andy & Dorene Andree

NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Ellen Kenning,

                     Hannah Veldman, Maddi Curless


         USHER:        Rod Hayes

         GREETERS:  Josh & Sheri Luedtke Family

                              Wing:  Murphy & Lori Meiss Family      

NURSERY:    Diane Ottinger, Rachel Fase.

                     Elizabeth Veldman, Kendra Zylstra


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DeMotte, IN  46310


Senior Pastor:  Rev. Troy Nanninga

Worship Leader:  Brittany         Janiszewski




CAMP COUNSELORS WANTED:  Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center is looking for Camp Counselors for the summer of 2018.  Visit for more information and to apply, or call our office at 815-469-2319.








American Reformed Church

1021 So. Halleck St., P.O. Box 366, DeMotte, IN  46310

219.987.5115  ~  ~













OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS always remain in our thoughts.  We would like to send words of encouragement to them as they focus on their studies.  This week we ask Jerry & Jo Tanis and Don & Jenny Moolenaar to send a note to Brittany Kent (400 McCutcheon Drive, Room S505 Box 1368, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4234) and Emma Abbring (3611 Desoto Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47906).


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