Church Bulletin 4.15.18

   Message                                                   “Dealing with Limitations”               Pastor Jim Alblas




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 our 2018 Vacation Bible School.

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  Starting Point adult class will meet in the Cry Room.

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

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

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 will be in Consistory Room.



MONDAY – April 16

7:00 P.M.  THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Gene Veld, Robb Walstra, Allan Ooms, Eric DeKock, Eric Veldman, Kevin & Lindsey Broertjes, Kevin & Christy Nelms, Kristi Bonicontro, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra.

TUESDAY – April 17

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

WEDNESDAY – April 18


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                              Menu:  Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, rolls, veggies and dip, and fruit   

§  BACKPACKS for our Backpack Food Ministry distributed to the children of DeMotte Elementary will be stuffed at 6:00 P.M.  We invite you to come and help stuff a backpack!

THURSDAY – April 19

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.  The need is always very great, please consider how an hour of your time could save a life!

NEXT LORD’S DAY – April 22

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 – Maddi Curless

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

                               Snacks – Lindsay Zeldenrust

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



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Donna Zandstra      ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk



Make time to find out.  If you’re new to faith, just checking it out, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a great first step.  It’s an 8-week conversational small group environment where you can explore faith and experience community.  Please join us this morning during Sunday School time in the Cry Room.  Where is the Cry Room?  Exit the front, left  corner of the Sanctuary (by the piano) and go down the stairs, the Cry Room is at the bottom of the stairs to your right.   

WE WELCOME Pastor Jim Alblas this morning to provide our message.  Pastor Jim is the Pastor of Congregational Life at First Christian Reformed Church of DeMotte.

SAVE THE DATE:  The Mother-Daughter-Friend Banquet hosted by our Reformed Church Women’s Ministry will be on Friday, May 4.  Watch the bulletin for ticket info and further details.

 THIS SATURDAY:  THE ANNUAL CAMP MANITOQUA WORK DAY will be this 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).

COME LEAD A CREW!  VBS is taking volunteers for Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders.  If you are 16 years or older, we want you!  Sign up on the table by the mailboxes in the Fellowship Hall today!  This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We look forward to having you join the fun!

 Wow!  What a blessing to be part of the family of God here at American Reformed Church.  There has been a great response to the ARC TOGETHER program!  Get-togethers will begin soon!  The program is designed to strengthen relationships, welcome newcomers and engage in fellowship and fun.  If you have not yet filled out a guest info sheet, it would be helpful if you would. There have been a good number of host volunteers and it would be helpful to have some more in order to get more people included in a timely manner.  Forms can be turned in to the TOGETHER box on the table in the kitchen hall or in the Narthex.  There are extra forms on those tables as well.  For those who do not have a mailbox, please grab a form from the table.  If you have already volunteered to host a get-together, thank you!  You will find host information in your mailbox today.  Please pray that God will use this program to reach people, unite people and spread Christian joy and love.  If you have any questions, please call or text Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-739-9824 or 987-4289).

 ADVANCE NOTICE:  Family pictures for the new church directory will be taken on August 6, 7, and 8.     Further details to come.




SPRING RUMMAGE SALE:  Covenant Christian High School invites everyone to its Spring Rummage Sale on April 21, from 9am – 1pm in the school gym.  Come shop for some great bargains for $7 per bag from 9am – 12pm and just $2 per bag from 12-1 pm.  If you have any gently used items you wish to donate to the sale, they can be brought in through the back door at school on Thursday, April 19 from 2pm – 5pm, OR bring them in through the front door of school on Friday, April 20, from 8am – 2pm.  If you would like to volunteer to help set up on Friday, please call the CCHS main office at 219-987-7651.  Thank you!



     USHER:          Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Pete & Gayle Zeldenrust Family    

                            Wing:  Ron & Teresa Evers Family                                     

NURSERY:      Renee Foster, Sue Steinke

                      Gwen Walstra, Kurt Kros 




     USHER:          Rod Hayes

     GREETERS:  Roger & Donna Knip, Ron & Loretta Sipkema  

                            Wing:  Jonathan & Amber Hart Family              

NURSERY:     Sharon Van Kley, Kelli Hale,

                        Hazel Veldman, Beth Veldman     


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American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski

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

219.987.5115  ~  ~

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