Church Bulletin 7.15.18

July 15, 2018                            

   Scripture:  I Peter 4                                                            

   Message:  “The Visible Christian”  Pastor Rob Latiak



 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.




 Just Breathe - - -       a Little Fresh Air!

Join us outdoors for a FaithFit

Yoga Class 

Tuesday, July 17 ~ 6:00 P.M.

Bring your mat or a beach towel - we plan to practice on the south lawn.  All ages - all levels are welcome!
Free will donation to support Team World Vision              
In case of inclement weather, we will move class inside to the Fellowship Hall.


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.


6:00 – 8:00 P.M.   YOUTH GAME NIGHT:                                                                 Games, Pizza, and Hanging Out  (The winning team gets ½ off for the Great America Trip – a $20 value)



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra      ♦ Jeff Mehan

♦ Jean Peterson

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. & Mrs. Travis and Kailie (Tobin) Kaluf who were married yesterday, June 14.  May God bless them as they seek to serve Christ together.

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. 



Professional pictures for the new church directory will be taken on August 6, 7, and 8 (Monday – Wednesday) Appointment times go from 2:00 – 9:00 P.M.  There is a table in the Fellowship Hall today where you can schedule your appointment and get more information from our Fellowship Committee members.  You can also sign up online by going to


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.

A VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET is posted by the kitchen for those that would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, August 10.  There are a couple ways you can help with this important ministry.  We need volunteers to help that day with various jobs such as working in the kitchen, helping with registration, and helping clients carry food to their cars.  Also, we need baked goods to serve.  All help is so appreciated!




 Sandy Pines Golf Course


September 15

1:00 P.M.

 4 Person Scramble




 ·         JULY 22: Game Night ~ Games, Pizza, and Hanging Out (The winning team gets ½ off for the Great America Trip – a $20 value)

·         AUGUST 2:  Great America Trip

     (Cost - $40 each; see Pastor Rob to pay 

      *seating is limited)


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).


 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, INC. will once again be bringing delicious DUTCH BAKERY TREATS to DeMotte’s Touch of Dutch Festival on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at DeMotte’s Spencer Park!  BANKET, DUTCH CINNAMON BREAD, ALMOND CURRANT BREAD, DUTCH CHICAGO GIRL SUGAR COOKIES, and CURRANT BUNS will all be featured at DMCS’ booth this year!  Mark your calendar and make plans to stop by the BIG BLUE BOOTH set up in DeMotte’s Spencer Park.  Show your support for our schools by picking up some classic Dutch bakery treats and enjoy them at the Festival or share them with your family and friends at your Sunday coffeetime!  All bakery items will be baked fresh and picked up and/or delivered very early Saturday morning, so everything will be bakery fresh that day and ready to enjoy that weekend, or all items will freeze very well too to enjoy later!  A little Dutch goodness brought right to your doorstep, so be sure to step out and show your support for Covenant Christian and DeMotte Christian Schools at the Festival this year!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

 “SEEKERS IN SNEAKERS” Lake Village Presbyterian Church will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on August 18 to support the ministries of their church.  It will begin and end at the Lake Village Firehouse.  Registration forms with more information are located in the kitchen window.

REGISTRATION DATES:  DeMotte Christan Grade School and Covenant Christian High School registration will be held on the evening of Thursday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 31, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  These registration nights are intended for all parents of DMS and CCHS students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year.  It allows parents to complete necessary forms, pick up vital information, ask questions, make financial arrangements, etc.  All parents must plan to attend one of these evenings.  If you have children at both schools, you need to visit both schools.  Your Tuition Agreement Plan will be at DeMotte Christian Grade School.

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:         Scott Tysen          

     GREETERS:  Bob & Deb Klemp, Bill & Claudia Postma

     WING:           Jeff Liebbe

     NURSERY:         Lauren DeKock, Sharon Van Kley

                          Elizabeth Veldman, Gwen Walstra


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Jeff & Rachel Fase Family

     WING:           Jim & Darlene Wiers

    NURSERY:   Kelli Hale, Sue Steinke                  

                  Hannah Veldman,

                 Madison Zeldenrust