Church Bulletin 1.13.19


January 13, 2019

    Scripture: Luke 7: 36-50                                   

   Message: “Follow the Leader:  Where’s the Leader Going?”  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.

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.)   

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

  CURRENT EVENTS:  A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.

  Nursery is available upon request. 

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

6:00 P.M.  PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – January 14

1:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Lesson - Lorri Owsley; Devotions/Spiritual Life - JoAnn Abbring; Hostesses – Lucile Bozell and Pennie Martin

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #2 will be in the Fellowship Hall.

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #1 will be at Sorrowful Mother.

TUESDAY – January 15

 6:30 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA will be in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY – January 16


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

Menu:  chili and cornbread 

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

FRIDAY – January 18

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Doors open to clients at 8:00 A.M. with food distribution beginning 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!


SATURDAY – January 19

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE will meet in the Fireside Room.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – January 20

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

     THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.



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

6:00 P.M.  PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory Room.



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

 ♦ Sonja Musch will have knee replacement surgery tomorrow at Porter



THE NEW YEAR IS THE PERFECT TIME to come and check out FaithFit Yoga!  Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M.  Christy Nelms is a certified yoga instructor who provides a faith based atmosphere to promote health, happiness, and well-being in our community.  Since the body is the temple, she strives to nurture health while bringing participants closer to Christ through yoga.  Classes are $8 per session or you can purchase an 11 class punch card for $80.  All are welcome to join us!


  • Movement hoodies SPECIAL SALE NOW! $20;                                                               T-shirts also available for $10.  See Pastor Rob to purchase.

  • Jr. High Believe trip will be March 1 & 2 in Springfield, IL.  The cost is $60 which includes ticket, hotel and food.

  • Tonight:  Snacks – Daniel Abbring; Drinks:  Luke Bayci

HELP US FIND A SEAT!  J  We’re looking for ushers to add to our usher schedule for 2019.  If you’d like to lend a hand with this job, please contact Jeff Fase (219-712-9116).

CHILDREN’S CHURCH IS GROWING!  God is doing great things in our Children’s Ministry and we want you to be a part of it!  We are looking to add an additional group for our youngest children so that we can split our groups into smaller sizes and give this ministry more room to grow.  This means we are looking for new leaders.  We’ll need 6 more leaders and 6 more helpers.  As soon as we get enough leaders in place for a 6 week rotation, we will get the additional group going. If you’re interested, sign up by the kitchen or contact Stacy Hoffman (219-869-8114 or

 WE WOULD like to sincerely thank everyone for the cards and gifts given to us this Christmas season.”  - Sam & Carol Sietsma

TO REQUEST A RECIEPT for your 2018 donations, please contact Mike Veld at or 765-490-1644.

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 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).



 RESERVE February 16, 2019 for the annual Women’s Retreat at Community Church in Roselawn, Indiana. Join us for an inspirational day centering around the promises offered in Isaiah 41:10.  Author and speaker Michelle Medlock Adams will give us her insights on the topic, “Do Not Fear”. Breakfast, lunch, praise and worship included. Tickets are $40.00. Check out our website at for more details.  Our physical address is 10498 N 450 E, DeMotte IN  46310.

DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL has begun accepting sign ups for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Pre-School.  Space is limited so please call the school office soon at 219-987-3721.  All new families to the school will need to complete an application (available online at

For 3-Year-Old Pre-School (T/Tham),

your child must be 3 years old by August 1, 2019.

For 4-Year-Old Pre-School (M/W/Fam or M/W/Fpm),

your child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2019.

For Kindergarten (1/2 day or Full Day),

your child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019.

BE OUR GUEST!  Attend our Junior High Night at Covenant Christian High School!  Come to the home boys basketball game (parents and JH students are FREE) Saturday, January 26th. Game starts at 6:30pm. Junior high students will sit in a special section and receive goodiesJ   Don't miss out on this fun night!!

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL POSITION OPENING:  DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc. is seeking applicants for the Principal position at Covenant Christian High School for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please contact Dale Nieuwbeerta, at for additional information.

 2nd GRADE MATERNITY LEAVE TEACHER POSITION OPENING:  DeMotte Christian Grade School is looking for a full-time, maternity leave teacher starting potentially at the end of February, 2019 to teach in 2nd grade.  Applicants must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, agree fully with the school’s statement of beliefs, be an active member of a church with a Reformed persuasion, and demonstrate the ability to teach children well.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact Devon Brinks, Superintendent, at or contact the school office at 219-987-3721.  An application may also be found on the school website


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Sig Boezeman, Bonnie Sanow

     WING:           Tim & Diane Kros Family

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Mallory Hanewich

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros



     GREETERS:  Brian & Stacy Hoffman, Marv & Ruth Peterson

     WING:           Don & Jenny Moolenaar                                                       

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Jeff Liebbe,

                          Elizabeth Veldman, Hope Zylstra



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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