Church Bulletin 3.18.2018


Scripture                                                                                Hebrews 5: 1-10        (N.T. Page 1866)

Message                                                                    “Renew:  Jesus is Priest” Rev. 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!


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  An adult current events class will meet in the Consistory Room.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

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




TUESDAY – March 20

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – March 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.

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

                               Snacks – Peyton Fase

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

                               Snacks – Hannah, Beth, and Hazel Veldman

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



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Donna Zandstra will have lung surgery tomorrow (Monday).

EASTER IS COMING!  Below is our Holy Week and Easter Schedule.  They will all be very special services that you won’t want to miss!

  • Palm Sunday Worship:             Next Sunday at 9:30 A.M. 
  • Maundy Thursday Service:  Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday:  Worship at 9:30 A.M.  Donuts will be served in the Fellowship Hall after worship. 
  • Easter Egg Hunt:  Sunday School for Pre-K through 4th grade will be released early (11:30) that morning for an Easter Egg Hunt.  Parents are invited to meet kids outside at that time.

 ARC: LET’S GET TOGETHER!  This new program is designed to strengthen ties, welcome newcomers and engage in fellowship and fun with our church family.  You will be invited now and then to various homes for different events with a new mix of people each time.  When an invitation shows up in your church mailbox and it works for you, join the fun!  If not, catch the next one.  Please take note of the detailed information that was in church mailboxes last week.  Extra copies are on the tables in the narthex and in the kitchen hallway.   If you would be willing to be a host, please fill out the host volunteer form and return it the box in the narthex or on the table in the kitchen hallway.  We are excited to see what God will do when we make an effort to make connections!  We are blessed with a wonderful church family!  Let’s Get Together!

IMPACT STUDENTS:  The summer mission trip to Detroit, MI, is scheduled for June 24-29. To reserve your spot, a $50 deposit is due by 4/1. Please contact Amanda DeVries (863-7844) with any questions!  

REQUESTS PLEASE!  Our Annual Request Program hosted by the RCWM will be on Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 P.M.  We are now taking requests!  Request drop boxes are located in the office window, in the front lobby, and on the table in the Fellowship Hall.  Please write down who you are requesting, what you would like them to do, and contact info (if not a member of this church) on the provided paper by the request boxes.  The deadline to get your requests in is April 8.

TAKE TIME TODAY to sign up as a VBS Volunteer!  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 by the mailboxes 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!!

THE ANNUAL CAMP MANITOQUA WORK DAY will be on Saturday, April 21.  The work day is from 9:00 – 2:30 P.M. and lunch will be provided.  We will need handymen for projects and light construction.    If you are able to come along, please talk to Chuck Liebbe (741-7461).

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 PET SCAN I had last week came out good and so I am still cancer free.  Thanks for all your prayers and concerns.  I’m very blessed.” 

                                                       – Thelma L’Huillier

 SEVERAL MEMBERS OF ARC left yesterday for the Houston, TX area.  We value your prayers as they aid those affected by the flooding caused by last August’s Hurricane Harvey.  If you also wish to support them financially, to help offset travel and other expenses, we encourage those funds to be designated and deposited into the regular offerings take during the remaining month of March.  You can also support them from the DONATE link at the website or a drop box has been setup in the church office.

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

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


TOMORROW, March 19, is the last day to reserve your tickets for the Bible League Spring Luncheon at Teibel’s Restaurant on Thursday, March 22, at 11:30 A.M.  Soloist: - Sarah Van Drunen.  Offering for Bibles for Latin America.  Call  Barb DeVries (987-5192) for tickets ($18 for chicken, $22 for perch)


         GREETERS:  Mike & Liz Bayci Family   

                                Wing:  Chet & Jeanna Fagenbaum Family        

NURSERY:    Lauren DeKock, Lindsey Broertjes,

                     Lindsay Zeldenrust, Kristy Kohlhagen


         USHER:        Scott Tysen

         GREETERS:  Brian & Stacy Hoffman, Ralph & Ardy Myers     

                                Wing: Chuck & Lynn Liebbe          

NURSERY:    Angela Myers, Renee Foster,

                     Madison Zeldenrust, Kelsey Kohlhagen

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 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.

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.

 American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Rev. Troy Nanninga    Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski

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

219.987.5115  ~  ~

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










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