Church Bulletin 1.6.19

Worship January 6, 2019


   Scripture:  Mark 1: 16-20                                   


   Message: “Follow the Leader:  Who’s the Leader?”        Pastor 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!




THIS MORNING we will receive Brandon DeYoung into membership by Profession of Faith. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of Elders and Deacons will take place this morning.  Andy Andree will be installed in the office of Elder.  Mitch Kingma and Shannon Kramer will be ordained and installed in the office of Elder.  Kevan Myers and Tim Zylstra will be installed in the office of Deacon.  Scott Tysen will be ordained and installed in the office of Deacon.  We will also be ordaining Pastor Rob to the office of elder.  This is a part of him beginning his commissioned pastor training process.  He will not have a term on his role as elder and this will allow him to begin his training in the coming months. 

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 7

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Mary Kucharik will lead the lesson.  Karen Lolkema will have devotions and Bonnie Sanow will host.

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

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #1 will be at Faith Lutheran.

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.

WEDNESDAY –January 9

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 


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

Menu:  Shepherd’s Pie

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – January 13

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.  PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory Room.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

♦ Judy Hood



WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS begin again this Wednesday!  Take a break and let us cook for you!  The meal is served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  It’s always a great time of good food and conversation!  This week is Shepherd’s Pie!

 THE NEW YEAR IS THE PERFECT TIME to come and check out FaithFit Yoga!  We will begin again on January 15 with class beginning 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!

THE SATURDAY MORNING Men’s Life Group is taking a break and will begin meeting again on January 19.


  • Movement hoodies on sale now: $25;                                                               T-shirts also available for $10.  See Pastor Rob to purchase.

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, January 18.  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!

 WE HAVE ANOTHER SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER DATEThe soup kitchen in Michigan City has an opening on Saturday, January 12 for twelve people, over the age of seventeen, to help serve the homeless and hungry.  If you would like to help, please sign the sheet by the kitchen.  If you'd like to carpool we plan to leave church at 8:15 A.M.  If you have questions or would like to drive to the soup kitchen yourself, contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra (987-2563) for the church address.

GLOVES AND STOCKING CAPS, preferably that can cover the face but any will be appreciated, are needed at the Homeless Shelters. There is a box in the front foyer (exterior door #8) as well as in the Fireside Room for your donations.  Thank you in advance.

 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 in learning more, contact Stacy Hoffman (219-869-8114 or

 A BIG THANK YOU to all who remembered me at Christmas with cards and to RCWM for the gift.  Also, thank you to Mary Kucharik and her Sunday School class for thinking of me with cards throughout this past year.”  - Carol Klip

I WISH TO THANK whoever donated money in my name.  It is very appreciated.  I also wish everyone a happy, healthy new year with God’s blessings.  I did not get my cards out in time, sorry.  I hope you had a Merry Christmas.  Thank you everyone for the beautiful cards I received.”  – Silvia Andree

AMERICAN REFORMED CHURCH, thank you for your kindness, the dinners on Wednesday night, friends who took and brought me back home for them, and for the take home dinners delivered.  I took great pleasure when the carolers stopped one evening to sing.  I just joined in and sang with them.”  – Marilyn Stellingwerf 

WE WOULD like to thank the women of the RCWM for the Christmas card and gift.”   – Sam & Carol Sietsma

GREETINGS in the New Year to our friends at ARC.  Thanks so much to those who have sent us Christmas greetings.  We pray that this year will be filled with your praise to God and God’s blessings to each of you.”

                                          – George & Joyce Magee


 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will begin accepting sign ups for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Pre-School classes beginning January 7, 2019.  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 of 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.

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.



     USHER:         Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Jim Sampson, Roger & Donna Knip

     WING:           Mitch & Tara Kingma Family

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Sue Steinke

                          Hazel Veldman, Jillian Tysen



     USHER:         Brian Hoffman       

     GREETERS:  Sig Boezeman, Paul & Lorraine Henrichs

     WING:           Tim & Diane Kros Family                                                     

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Mallory Hanewich

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;



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