Church Bulletin 5.13.18

Scripture                          Acts 4: 1-22


“#RelationshipGoals:  From Friend to Disciple”

                                             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  Starting Point adult class will meet in the Cry Room.

w  An adult small group will meet in the Library.

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 – Lindsay Zeldenrust

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




TUESDAY – May 15

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




§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                              Menu:  hot dogs, mac & cheese, baked beans, salads         

§  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!


4:30 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Please come and help if you can.  We have many projects and we will show you what to do!


8:00 A.M.  ARC BUILDING & GROUNDS       

                  WORK DAY We will do light work, clean up, and fix up for both indoors and out.  Volunteers are asked to sign up on the sheet by the kitchen.  All ages are welcome to help.  Please see Eric Veldman or Jonathan Hart with questions.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL celebrate communion during worship.  Please call the church office if you desire home communion.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL – This will be the last Children’s Church/Sunday School until fall.



SCHOOL PICNIC will be at Spencer Park!  Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 


2:30 – 4:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room.

                               Snacks – Kendra Zylstra

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  SENIOR RECOGNITION for seniors and parents will

                               be in the Fireside Room.

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

                               Snacks – Youth Leaders

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



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra

♦ Jeff Mehan continues to recover in Community Hospital after his heart surgery.

STUDENTS:  The deadline for the summer mission trip to Detroit is TODAY.

SAVE THE DATE:  The Baccalaureate Service for the graduating class of 2018 will be next Wednesday, May 23 at Kankakee Valley High School.

IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or 8th grade, please call the office with his/her name and school.

THANK YOU for your words of affirmation and overwhelming support on Youth Sunday.  We spoke from our hearts, as we know discipleship is what moves the Kingdom.  It is our prayer that you continue to be blessed by the message we shared.  Your generous financial gifts humbled us as well - thank you, as we are truly appreciative and grateful.  In Christ, The Impact Youth”

TO ALL OUR VETERANS, if you have not in previous years submitted pictures for our Memorial weekend presentation, please turn in one military picture and one more contemporary picture to Tim Sietsma’s mailbox or email them to  When emailing Tim, please put “Memorial Day Presentation” in the subject field.  Also, please be sure to include the correct name spelling of the service person.  The deadline to turn pictures/info in is next Sunday, May 20.  We also ask that you check the list posted by the church office for accuracy in listing all our veterans and those currently serving our nation. 


  • 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!  Online registration at as well as paper registration forms on your way downstairs to the Fellowship Hall are available for both kids and volunteers.  Crew Leaders and Assistants are still needed and welcome to register!  If you are 16 years or older, we want you! 

  • Stop and check out the donation tags on the bulletin board on your way to the Fellowship Hall.  Many items are needed!  So, please take a tag!  Another item needed is paper towel and toilet paper rolls.  Please save them up for us!  Donation instructions are posted on the donation bulletin board.  Thanks!  J

 ARC TOGETHER:  Have you been considering being a get-together host?  Now is a great time to fill out a host volunteer form and put it in the TOGETHER box.  Get-togethers have just begun.  Additional hosts would be appreciated in order to be able to include more people in a timely manner.  Let’s be deliberate about getting together, strengthening relationships, welcoming newcomers and engaging in fellowship and fun with one another.  If you have questions, or if it would be easier to volunteer via text, feel free to contact Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 or 987-4289). 


 PLEASE JOIN US for the Covenant Christian High School Spring Band & Choir Concert TOMORROWMonday, May 14, at 7:00 P.M.  

WE INVITE YOU to the graduation ceremony of the DeMotte Christian Grade School "Class of 2018" on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00pm.  The speaker is Junior High teacher Mr. James Blom.  The class chose the following verse from I Thessalonians 5:16-18 as their motto, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend the graduation ceremony of the Covenant Christian High School Class of 2018. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Mr. Nathan DeBoer. The class chose this verse from I Corinthians 16:13, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be men of courage; be strong”. A reception to greet the graduates will immediately follow the ceremony; refreshments will be served.


A basketball day camp is being offered by DMC basketball coach Dan Weaver and other DMCS coaches. 

June 18-21                Boys entering 7th-9th grades

June 25-28                Girls entering 7th-9th grades

July 9-12                    Boys & Girls entering 4th-6th grades

For more information, email Dan Weaver at 

GRADUATION AND WEDDING CARDS:  Visit DeMotte Christian Grade School to purchase your graduation and wedding cards.  Boxed card prices range from $5 and $6, which makes each quality card .42-.50 cents each!

PARR BAPTIST CHURCH presents Jason Runnels and the Down East Boys in concert on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 P.M. at Parr Baptist Church (1075 N. 890 W., Rensselaer, IN 47978).  A love offering will be received.  For more info, call Randy & Janet Morris at 219-394-SING.


     USHER:          Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Patrick & Kathy Lesage, Byron & Janice Walstra

     WING:            Tim & Diane Kros Family

     NURSERY:      Heather Veld, Renee Foster,

                           Kristy Kohlhagen, Elizabeth Veldman                    



     USHER:          Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Randy & Carol Neal Family

     WING:            John & Kathy Roorda

    NURSERY:     Jeff Liebbe, Pam Abbring

                       Kurt Kros, Gerrit Ooms


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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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