Church Bulletin 8.26.18


Scripture:  Matthew 14: 13-20                Message:  “Anatomy of a Miracle"  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 and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences Fund.



 MONDAY – August 27

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Edie Bakker will lead the lesson.  Gloria Moolenaar will give devotions and Spiritual Life while Diane Veld serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Shannon Kramer will lead the lesson and devotions and Sherri Overstreet will host.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Gayle Zeldenrust will lead the lesson.

WEDNESDAY – August 29

1:00 – 3:00 P.M.  GOD’S UNIQUE ANTIQUES will meet in the Fireside Room.  If you are retired and have some extra time on your hands, please join us.  We usually play a game and have refreshments!

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 2

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf

♦ Jean Peterson            


PASTOR TROY is currently on vacation.  He will be back in the office tomorrow.  Pastor Rob will be on vacation this week and will return on September 5.

 IF YOU DID NOT get your picture taken for the directory, please email or turn in a picture to the church office by Wednesday, September 5.

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR ITEMS are due to the church office by this Wednesday.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet next on Tuesday, Sept. 4.



 ORGANIC OUTREACH   ~ This will be a 10 week class led by Pastor Troy that will focus on natural ways to build evangelism in our lives as individuals and as a church.  We will learn ways to have evangelism happen in practical and natural ways in all parts of our life.  This class will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of Sept. 16.  Please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen if planning to attend.

  • THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE  ~ Pastor Rob and Melanie will be leading a 6 week class on marriage.  If you are married, hope to be married, or want to just learn more about marriage, this class is for you!  You will learn more about what the Bible says about marriage and how to center our marriage on God.  This class will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of Sept. 16.  Please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen if planning to attend.

 CHILDREN’S CHURCH EXTENDED TO 5TH GRADE!   Great news!  We are now offering Children’s Church to kids 3 years old through 5th grade!  We are excited for this year as we help kids explore the Bible and praise God!  Registration forms and info letters have been placed in mailboxes for parents.  Please fill them out ASAP and return them to Stacy Hoffman’s mailbox.  If we missed getting a form in your box, extras are available in the kitchen window.  The first day of Children’s Church is September 16.   

 KIDS HOPE USAWe are excited to continue building relationships with the students, teachers and staff at DeMotte Elementary and KV Intermediate School.  After another great year, we are confident we will need more mentors who can invest one hour each week in the life of one child.  Training is provided.  Will you be the one to help change the life of a child?  If you are interested in being a mentor, substitute mentor or prayer partner, please pick up an application packet from the table by the kitchen.  Completed applications can be returned directly to Kara Nanninga or Heather Veld or put in either of their mailboxes.  Questions?  Talk to or email Kara (;219-805-9926) or Heather (; 219-869-3403). 

“I WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, phone calls and support given to me over the last 10 months. It’s been quite a journey involving several stents, 2 surgeries, and chemo treatments. Your prayers and support during this time were felt and appreciated so much. God heard your prayers and has blessed me in so many ways.  My post tests have all been good, and I will now be monitored every 3 months. Again, I thank all of you for your support. I am so blessed and grateful to belong to such a wonderful, caring church family.”  – Donna Zandstra

DUTCH APPLE PIES ARE BACK!  The Bible League will be again selling our delicious apple pies for $11.00.  Proceeds from the pies will help fund African Translations so people in Africa who are hungering for God's Word can have a Bible in their own language.  The order deadline is September 16, 2018 with delivery pickup on October 10 between 3:00-5:00 P.M.  We are asking for all to support this project with your prayers.  Also, if anyone is able to help make pies on October 8 and/or 9 please let us know....if you are able to come for only a couple of hours at a time, please help us out. Order forms are in your mailboxes today! 

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. 

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION about your group, meeting, or committee you would like help publicizing?  We would be glad to get the word out in 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).



DMCS’s ANNUAL MAGAZINE SALE HAS BEGUN!  Contact a current elementary or high school student or order online at and use DMCS’s online store code:  2582989.  DMCS receives 40% of each and every order.  What a wonderful way to place a new subscription or re-new a current one AND support DeMote Christian Schools, Inc.!

THE 30th ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE hosted by the Women’s Center will take place on Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 A.M. in DeMotte.  Informational flyers and walker registration/pledge forms are located on the table across from the kitchen on your way to coffee.

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:    Harold & Charlene Evers,

                           Theresa Mak, Nettie Glessner

     WING:             Andy & Sharon Nannenga   

     NURSERY:      Kristi Walstra, Ellen Kenning

                            Luke Zylstra, Kristy Kohlhagen



     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Ryan & Amy Kohlhagen Family

     WING:           Ron & Lorri Owsley                                      

     NURSERY:     Sue Steinke, Heather Veld

                           Madison Zeldenrust, Jillian Tysen




















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