Church Bulletin 8.5.18

August 5, 2018

 Scripture:  Romans 12: 1-2, Colossians 3:2

Message:  “All Things New: New Mind”  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!


WE WILL CELEBRATE COMMUNION during worship.  If you desire home communion, please contact the church office.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



 TUESDAY – August 6

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.

FRIDAY – August 10

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Doors open at 8:00 A.M. and food distribution begins around 10:00 A.M.  A volunteer sign up sheet is posted by the kitchen for those who would like to volunteer.  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!

NEXT LORD’S DAY – August 12

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra        ♦ Dan Kaluf

 ♦ Jean Peterson            ♦ Jeff Mehan



Sunday, August 19 after worship

in the Youth Room. 

Parents are welcome to this informational meeting on the new school year and changes for the Youth Ministry.




“All Things New”

 Today:        New Mind

August 12:  New Heart

August 19:  New Life




If you haven’t set an appointment up for your directory picture, please do so ASAP.  You will be put on a wait list that will open up additional dates for appointments.  Sign up by going to


 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). 

 THE BULLETIN will be printed on Wednesday this week.  Please turn in announcements by Tuesday afternoon.  Thanks!

WORSHIP COMMITTEE will meet next on Wednesday, August 15 at 5:45 P.M. in the Consistory Room.

LADIES:  In August and September, the Circles will be starting up again.  A Circle is a gathering of ladies (not necessarily church members) who are studying a devotional or a book of the Bible.  We study, pray and fellowship.  At the moment, there are 5 groups.  Call the church office (987-5115) or Mary Kucharik (987-4746) Reformed Church Women’s Ministry Chairman for further information. 

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 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 SCHOOL will begin their 72nd year on August 15 at 7:45 A.M.!  We extend an invitation to our parents, grandparents, and society members to join us for the opening chapel our first day of school at 8:10 A.M. in the All-purpose Room.  We ask that you continue to uphold DMC in your prayers as we celebrate 71 years of God’s blessings!

 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!

SUPPORT THE CCHS VOLLYBALL TEAMS by signing up to participate in the 1st “Under The Lights” corn Hole tournament on August 25 (5:30pm Registration, 6:00pm 1st Round Begins).  Entry fee at the door is $40/team, $20/individual which includes meal ticket.  For more information or to pre-register by August 20, email Coach Roodzant at, Coach Buiter at or Mel Schaafsma at 

 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:          Jonathan Hart      

     GREETERS:    Dan & Julie Brodner Family

     WING:             Kevin & Lindsey Broertjes Family    

     NURSERY:      Marie Hilton, Jeff Liebbe

                            Alyson Lagestee, Kurt Kros        


     USHER:         Rod Hayes

     GREETERS:   Kevan & Angela Myers Family

     WING:            Scott & Leslie Tysen Family                          

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Mallory Hanewich

                          Kelsey Kohlhagen, Hope Zylstra






















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