Church Bulletin 9.23.18

Worship September 23, 2018

Scripture          2 Kings 2:1-18                                   

Message           “World Changers:  The Power of Mentoring” 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 and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences 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 will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Fireside Room.


MONDAY – September 24

7:00 P.M.  DARTBALL PRACTICE will be in the Fellowship Hall.

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Ann Kikkert will lead the lesson.  Corrie Peterson will give devotions and Spiritual Life while Edie Bakker serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Barb DeVries will lead the lesson, Pam Schultz will provide devotions and Ardy Myers will host.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Rachel Fase will lead the lesson and Teresa Evers will host.

TUESDAY – September 25

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

WEDNESDAY – September 26

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!


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

Menu:  pork roast, potatoes, peas, rolls, fruit, 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 30

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



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

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Fireside Room.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Jean Peterson

 ♦ Amy Smit will have surgery this Tuesday.

LINDA COTTON will be with us next week during worship to share about her ministry at the Agape Center in Chicago.

WORDS OF HOPE DEVOTIONALS for October thru December are available on church shelves today.

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS were placed in your mailbox a few weeks ago.  Those ballots need to be returned by next 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. 

 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!

DELIVERIES NEEDED!  Are you able to help deliver meals on Wednesday evenings or Thursdays during the day?  We are looking for people available to drop off meals to the homebound.  If interested, please contact Tammy Szostek (219-895-1334). 

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

PRACTICE BEGINS THIS MONDAY NIGHT in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 P.M.  If you are interested in joining the team, join us to check it out! Questions?  Speak to Josh Luedtke, Jeff Liebbe, or Brian DeKock.  Looking forward to this season!


  • ORGANIC OUTREACH ~ This is a 10 week class led by Pastor Troy that focuses 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 is offered on Sunday mornings after worship and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 P.M. in the Fireside Room.

  • THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE  Pastor Rob and Melanie are 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 is offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 P.M. in the Cry Room.  

  • 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.  

 A VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET is posted by the kitchen for those who would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, October 12.  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!

COAT DRIVEBoxes are in the Fireside Room now 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.

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 THANK ALL for the prayers and concerns of my son, Jeff Taber.  He had another throat surgery and a check up reports that 2 lymph nodes that were removed tested positive for cancer and everything else came back negative.  He is recovering and later in October will be back for follow ups.  Praising the Lord for His comfort.”       

                                                    – Donna Lageveen


     USHER:        Mike Curless                    

     GREETERS:  Larry & Ann Kikkert           

     WING:           Jon & Diane Ottiger                         

     NURSERY:    Rachel Fase, Kristi Bonicontro

                          Hazel Veldman, Kendra Zylstra



     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  John & Stacy Schultheis Family

     WING:           Marge Evans                                              

     NURSERY:     Gianna Kallemeyn, Julie DeKock,

                          Hope Zylstra, Hannah Veldman

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Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;




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