Church Bulletin 7.1.18

July 1, 2018

   Scripture:  Proverbs 3: 27-28                                                                              

   Message:  “Don’t Delay, Do Good Today!”  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!


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

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.

INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND WORSHIP SERVICE!  You are warmly invited to join the other Reformed and Christian Reformed churches tonight at 6:00 P.M. at Community CRC in Roselawn for a time of worship, thanksgiving, and prayer for our nation. Pastor John VanSchepen, former pastor of Community Church, will be preaching.





INDEPENDENCE DAY – The church office will be closed.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.


                                        No Cost – Lunch Included!



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra      ♦  Jeff Mehan

♦  Don Moolenaar has returned home after his hip surgery.

♦  Jean Peterson has been transferred to rehab in Oak Grove.
♦  Skylar Evers had her appendix removed this past week.  She is

    doing well.

 WE WANT TO THANK YOU for your attendance and participation at our recent congregational meeting.  Thank you for the questions that were asked and the feedback that was received.  The consistory had determined to look for a 2/3 majority for the position to be approved.  The votes reached this mark so the addition of a worship leader to the staff was approved.  The consistory will work to hire someone in this role and will communicate again once a candidate is hired.  

WE HAVE EXTRA CHURCH PEWS being stored here at church that are no longer needed.  If you would like to take one or more of them, please contact Mike Veld at 765-490-1644 or catch him after church. 

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE:  The next Fellowship Committee meeting will be on July 9.

It’s a great time for a summer barbeque!  Anyone up for playing cards?  It’s always nice to fellowship and have coffee and dessert!   Wouldn’t it be nice to grab lunch and meet at the park?  If any of these fellowship opportunities sound good to you, maybe you’d be interested in hosting an ARC get-together!  Pick up a host volunteer sheet from the table in the kitchen hallway, fill it out and put it in the Get-Together tray on that same table OR call or text Kristi (219-964-9957 OR 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 OR 987-4289).  No pressure to come up with people to ask to come to your event.  You will be given a list, along with invitations to fill out and put in mailboxes of your guests.  Get-togethers are happening and being enjoyed!  In order to reach more people in a timely manner, additional hosts are welcome!  If you receive info in your mailbox about a get-together, please respond if you are able or unable to attend so the host can plan accordingly.  What a blessing to be a part of the family of God here at ARC!  Let’s be deliberate in developing relationships and strengthening ties.

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

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).




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

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

For more information, email Dan Weaver at 

JOIN US FOR the annual DMCS Foundation Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 11! Once again, we’ll be teeing off at the beautiful Sandy Pines Golf Course in  DeMotte.  Registration will begin at 12:00 P.M. with a shotgun start at 1:00 P.M.  A pork chop dinner will follow the event starting at approximately 5:30 P.M.  Call the office today at 219-987-3721 to sign up your foursome! Cost per golfer is $100 (includes golfing and pork chop dinner).

SELAH, Dove Award Winning Recording Group, will be live in concert at Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Lansing, IL on Friday, September 14 at 7:00 P.M.  This concert, hosted by the Illiana Division of Bible League Volunteers will be an uplifting musical experience, bringing everyone into a spirit of worship.  Tickets are available at: or call:  866-825-4636 during normal business hours.  Tickets are $20 each with limited availability.  So, don’t delay!  A love offering will be received for ministry in Latin America through Bible League International Volunteers.  Bethel Christian Reformed Church (3500 Glenwood Lansing Road, Lansing, IL 60438)


     USHER:         Mitch Kingma       

     GREETERS:  Larry & Barb Hoffman, Donna Lageveen

     WING:           Rudy & Diane Zylstra

     NURSERY:     Heather Veld, Jeff Liebbe

                          Kelsey Kohlhagen, Maddi Curless


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Eric & Laura Veldman Family         

     WING:           Dennis & Pennie Martin

    NURSERY:   Diane Ottinger, Renee Foster

                          Gwen Walstra, Lindsay Zeldenrust