Church Bulletin 9.16.18

Worship September 16, 2018

Scripture           Esther                                 

Message           “World Changers” 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.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will meet in the Promiseland Area.

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages.

(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

w  3 yr. old – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in the Fireside Room.

THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in the Cry Room.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY KICK OFF will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Wear your favorite sports team shirt and bring a friend to our totcho bar!



MONDAY – September 17

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Fireside Room.

TUESDAY – September 18

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

WEDNESDAY – September 19


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30.        

Menu:  Sloppy Joes, baked beans, chips, salad, veggies and dip, fruit and ice cream

§  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00.

§  ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in Fireside Room at 6:30.

§  THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in Cry Room at 6:30.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 23

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.



5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Jean Peterson

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Sig Boezeman on the passing of his daughter, Diana Painton.  Diana went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 5.  Services were held this past Tuesday in Valparaiso.  Please keep Sig and all family and friends in prayer during this difficult time.

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Marv & Ruth Peterson and all family and friends on the passing of their brother-in-law, Jerry Recker.  Jerry went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 12.  Visitation will be this afternoon from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Jackson Funeral Service in DeMotte.  Services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 A.M. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Demotte.  Please keep all family and friends in pray during this difficult time.

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS were placed in your mailbox a couple of weeks ago.  Those ballots need to be returned by Sunday, September 30.  They can be placed in an envelope and handed to an elder as you leave worship Sunday or dropped off in the nomination box in the church office window. 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BEGINS TODAY!  Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join us downstairs in the Promiseland area!  Check in time is between 9:15 – 9:30 A.M.  A parent or family member must bring their child to check in and obtain a check out sticker.

SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS TODAY!  We have classes for kids and adults!  Kids will meet in their classrooms downstairs.  Adults:  Please check the “NEW CLASS OPPORTUNITES” section of the bulletin!!

FAITHFIT YOGA at American Reformed continues this Tuesday!  FaithFit Yoga provides a faith based atmosphere to promote health, happiness, and well-being in the community.  Because the body is the temple, we strive to nurture our health while bringing our participants closer to Christ through yoga.  Two Tuesday class times are offered, 6:00 & 7:15 P.M.  Check the flyer in the kitchen window for more info!

NEW COLLEGE ADDRESS?  We like to keep up with our college students.  Please let the office know your current college address and email at



  • 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 (BEGINNING TODAY) and Wednesday evenings beginning this week at 6:30 P.M.  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 (BEGINNING TODAY) and Wednesday evenings beginning this week at 6:30 P.M.  Please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen if planning to attend.

  • EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY        This will be a 9 week class led by Jill Kohlhagen that discovers what it means to bring emotional health into our faith journey.  We will learn what emotionally unhealthy spirituality looks like, and how we can bring transformation into our relationships with Jesus, ourselves, and others.  The class will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of October 7.  A sign-up sheet is by the kitchen.  


IT’S ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN!  Dartball season is coming!  We have a sign-up sheet in the hallway across from the Fireside Room.  If you’re interested but have questions, you can talk to Josh Luedtke, Jeff Liebbe, or Brian DeKock.  Looking forward to having you on our team!

COAT DRIVEBoxes will be in the Fireside Room beginning today through October for your donations of coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and gloves.  Items collected will be distributed between The Crisis Center in Rensselaer and various shelters and soup kitchens in Lake County and Porter County in October and November.  If you have questions please contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra.

DUTCH APPLE PIE ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY!  The Bible League arey again selling delicious apple pies for $11.00 benefitting African Bible translations.  The order deadline is today with delivery pickup on October 10 between 3:00-5:00 P.M.  Extra order forms are available on the table across from the kitchen.

 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). 


  • Approved transfer in of the Pastor Rob and Melanie Latiak Family.

  • Lindsay Zeldenrust was received into membership by Profession of Faith. 

  • Approved financial report for August 2018.

  • Approved paying September mission askings for $700.00.

  • A Gideon speaker will share with us on November 4 during worship.

LAST WEEK’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund - $9,045.10; Paul & Sharon Bovenkerk - $100.00; Memorial Fund - $50.00; Dan & Jen Kaluf - $100.00; World Vision (Brian & Stacy Hoffman) - $100.00.


     USHER:          Brian Hoffman    

     GREETERS:    Kevin & Sharon Van Kley Family

     WING:             Marty & Sonja Musch         

     NURSERY:      Gayle Zeldenrust, Lauren DeKock

                            Kayla Fase, Lindsay Zeldenrust           


     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Larry & Ann Kikkert

     WING:           Jon & Diane Ottinger                                               

     NURSERY:     Rachel Fase, Kristi Bonicontro

                          Hazel Veldman, Kendra Zylstra




















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