Church Bulletin 2.17.19


Worship - February 17, 2019                                                                                                                

    Scripture: Matthew 9: 35-38                                                            

   Message: “Organic Outreach: Raising Evangelistic Temperature”                                                                                       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!                                                                                          



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.

  ADULTING will meet in the Consistory 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 – February 18

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #1 & #2 will be in the Fellowship Hall.

TUESDAY – February 19

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

WEDNESDAY – February 20


  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30.  Menu:  butter garlic chicken, parsley potatoes, corn

  FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY will meet in the Consistory Room from 6:00 – 7:30.

  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall.

SATURDAY – February 23

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 24

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.

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

 ♦ Steve Peterson is recovering at home after his surgery.

ADULTING:  A group led by Pastor Rob began meeting last Sunday.  Anyone in their late teens or in their 20’s should check it out during Sunday School time today in the Consistory Room!

ATTENTION CAMPERS!  We are looking to bring the church campout  back!  There is a sign up sheet by the Fellowship Hall where you can sign up if you’re interested and give ideas of where you’d like to camp.  We will go from there with planning a fun weekend!  Questions?  Speak with Leslie Tysen.


  • MONEY DUE TODAY!  Jr. High Believe Conference will be March 1 & 2 in Springfield, IL.  The cost is $60 which includes ticket, hotel, travel and food.  Seating is limited.  All Jr. High students are invited.  See Pastor Rob to pay.

  • Tonight:  Drinks – Allie Myers, Snacks – Cade Walstra

 BRING BACK THE ARC NEWSLETTER:  We’ve had some requests to bring back this informative newsletter about things going on in our church family.  Typical article topics would include youth activities, getting to know new members, mission trips, pastor columns, etc. We are looking for committee members to help with gathering information, writing articles, and most importantly, we are looking for an editor who will oversee the committee and delegate tasks.  If this is something you’re interested in, please contact Roy Gouwens or Stacy Hoffman for more information.

  WE ARE GETTING READY FOR VBS 2019!  This year’s theme is “ROAR!” and we believe God will do something huge this year at VBS.  We need help though.  We are looking for some individuals that would love to be involved in leadership for this year’s VBS in June.  If you have administrative skills and a passion for children knowing Jesus, we’d love to talk.  If you feel like you would like to help in this role or would like more information please talk to Pastor Rob or call him at church during office hours.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be a blessing.

 MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DONATIONS:  Hi everyone!  As many of you probably noticed a couple of weeks ago, papers with a list of information about Marsh Elementary School were in your mailboxes.  So many of you have already reached out and offered donations and your support!  The students at this elementary school are in great need and this is an excellent opportunity for our church to reach out and show our love to these students!  This is just a reminder that items will be collected on the table in the Fellowship Hall throughout the month of February.  Additional sheets with info are also on the table in the Fellowship Hall if needed.  Thank you!  Questions?  Contacts Emma Grube at (219) 869-2100.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, I would like to send out a true heartfelt thank you for all your prayers, cards, thoughts and words of encouragement.  I would ask for continued prayers of healing as I will be seeing the oncologist next week to discuss a treatment plan.  Trusting Jesus, Marvin Toppen”

 LAST WEEK’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund – $8,355.00; Good Neighbor Food Pantry - $30.00; Gospel Country Style - $50.00; CRU (Chicago Homeless Care) - $30.00, Bathroom Fixtures - $100.00.

CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS OPEN!  This year’s theme is “Imago Dei:  The Image of God” based on Isaiah 43:1.  Church will again pay 2/3 for members and non-members.  You can register online at  Informational brochures are available in the kitchen window.  Please call the church office for the coupon code.  Camp spaces fill up fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.

 WOULD YOU LIKE to receive ARC updates and cancellation info via text message?  Just text @demottearc to 81010 to sign up! 

IF YOU KNOW of someone who needs help from Christians Helping Christians, please contact Bonnie Sanow (987-6252).

 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


 CAMP MANITOQUA is looking for camp counselors for the summer of 2019.  Visit for more information and to apply, or call our office at 815.469.2319.

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES 2019 COUPON BOOKS REDUCED:  Purchase your Golden Opportunities 2019 coupon book at the REDUCED price of only $20 available in the DMC office until sold out.

THE CHICKEN BUS DINNER will be held as a fundraiser for DMC athletics on Monday, February 25, from 5-6:30pm at DeMotte Christian Grade School.  This dinner raises funds to help pay for the referees at athletic events.  The dinner price is $8 for adults, $4 for children up to 8th grade, and children under 3 years old are FREE.  Of course, donations are always accepted!  Included in the meal:  broasted chicken, potato wedges, coleslaw, rolls, desserts, milk, coffee and lemonade!  Carry-outs available.

CCHS ANNUAL SERVICE DINNER:  Covenant Christian High School students invite you to join us for the annual service dinner of Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.  for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we support our students for Service Week 2019!  Contact any Covenant student or the school office by Tuesday, February 26, for your tickets!

THROWS COACH NEEDED:  The CCHS Track Team will be hiring a Throws Coach (shot put and discus) for the spring 2019 season.  It's a moderately-paid position; please contact the school office (987-7651) if you're interested in applying!  


     USHER:    Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Dale & Rhonda Kikkert, Corrie Peterson

     WING:   Jeff Liebbe

     NURSERY: orie Wireman, Ellen Kenning

                          Hannah Veldman, Maddi Curless


     USHER:         Phyllis Belstra

     GREETERS:  Bob & Deb Klemp, John & Diane Spurgeon

     WING:           Maryann Mehan, Ellen Kenning

     NURSERY:    Gayle Zeldenrust, Rachel Fase

                          Hazel Veldman, Kendra Zylstra


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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