Church Bulletin 4.8.18


   Scripture                                                       Acts 2: 42-47                       (N.T. Page 1694)  

   Message                                                            “Being the Church”    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 and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.

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.

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

                               Snacks – Madison Zeldenrust

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.  Join us for a pizza party as we officially welcome Pastor Rob!  After a time of devotions, we will continue our planning for Youth Sunday.  See you there!  Snacks – Nick and Cade Walstra

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




MONDAY – April 9

7:00 P.M.  CONSISTORY will meet in the Consistory Room.  Those who would like to request baptism or make profession of faith in Christ are invited to meet with the elders at 7:30 P.M.

TUESDAY – April 10

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

WEDNESDAY – April 11

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:  Sloppy Joes, Chips, Macaroni Salad   

NEXT LORD’S DAY – April 15

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our 2018 Vacation Bible School.

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      ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk

PASTOR TROY will be on vacation this week.  Pastor Jim Alblas will provide our message next week.




 We’ve had such a great turn out for our Wednesday night meals over the past several weeks that we don’t want to quit!  This is great outreach as it gives us a chance to get to know people in the community while sharing a delicious meal with them.  Meals began last week and we plan to run them until the end of the school year (5:15 – 6:30 P.M.).  This week’s menu is:  Sloppy Joes, Chips, Macaroni Salad!  Come with your family and enjoy dinner and fellowship!!


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET YOUR REQUESTS INOur Annual Request Program hosted by the RCWM will be on Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 P.M.  We are 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. 

 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).




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.  Questions?  Speak with Pastor Troy or Jason Whitt.



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).

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!

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

"GREETINGS TO THE SAINTS at American Reformed Church:  Even before the engines have cooled off from the return trip, I wanted to express our gratitude for the assistance from the mission team from the American Reformed Church.  Their work was incredibly well done.  Their enthusiasm and dedication was a testimony of Christian love and kindness to Ms. Tammy Marcus and Mrs. Elizabeth Corrington.  Both women had lost any hope that their homes would be restored and that they might ever find some peace and relief from the stresses brought on by Hurricane Harvey.  Tammy is a disabled, single mom, caring for an adult, mentally and physically disabled son.  Mrs. Corrington is an 85 year old widow.  Both are living on fixed incomes.  They represent many hurricane survivors in the Houston area.  They are among the least of these that Jesus talked about in Matthew 25.  Your team showed true Christian love to both women and their willingness to obey the call of God, as well, by setting their lives aside for the past week and giving their all to accomplish the difficult construction needs in both homes.  It was an example of the “pure and undefiled religion” James wrote about in James 1:27 and the command to “bear one another’s burdens” that Paul wrote to the Galatians about in Galatians 6:2.  Martie and I were also blessed and encouraged through the sacrifice of those 15 saints.  We recognize that they were God’s provision to help us succeed in the work He has called us to do and praise Him, giving Him all of the glory.  We thank the Lord for your partnership and support of the work of this ministry.  By His Grace and for His Glory, Charles E. Elgin, Executive Director and Founder of Pathfinder Mission”




A LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF WIDOWS in our community will be hosted by/at Calvary Assembly of God on Sunday, April 15 at 12:00 noon.  All widows are invited to attend.  Please RSVP by April 13 to Cathy Lattanze (987-4986 or 613-7644).

OKLAHOMA:  Covenant Christian High School Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” on April 13 & 14 at 7:30pm.  The musical is set in turn of the century Oklahoma territory, on the verge of becoming a state.  The story revolves around the romance between Laurey and Curly.  It includes rousing musical numbers, conflict, farmers, cowboys, and of course, a happy ending.  Admission is by free will donation.



     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Robb & Kristi Walstra Family,

                           Wing: Matt & Debbie Luedtke Family                                  

NURSERY:      Heather Veld, Diane Ottinger,

                      Kaitlyn Zeldenrust, Hannah Veldman                     



     USHER:          Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Pete & Gayle Zeldenrust Family    

                            Wing:  Ron & Teresa Evers Family           

NURSERY:     Renee Foster, Sue Steinke

                      Gwen Walstra, Kurt Kros 

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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  ~  ~

COACHES NEEDED:  DeMotte Christian Grade School is currently looking for middle school volleyball and soccer coaches. The specific role is yet to be determined and can be discussed. Please contact James Blom at for more information.


“Connecting Our Community to Christ and His Church”

 American Reformed Church

1021 So. Halleck St., P.O. Box 366

DeMotte, IN  46310


Senior Pastor:  Rev. Troy Nanninga

Worship Leader:  Brittany          Janiszewski

 Director of Youth and Worship:  Rob Latiak

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.

 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

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


The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the American Reformed Church in DeMotte on April 19, 1:00 – 7:00 PM. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment. The need is always very great, please consider how an hour of your time could save a life!

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).

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