Church Bulletin 3.4.19



 March 3, 2019


    Scripture:   Matthew 9: 14-17     (N.T. Page 1509)        


   Message: “The Value of Innovation”                   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 and the second offering will be for Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village.

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.


MONDAY – March 4

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.     Carol Zylstra will lead the lesson.  Ellen Kenning will have devotions and Bonnie Cambe and Barb Kingma will host.

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

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #2 will be at DeMotte Christian.

TUESDAY – March 5

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



  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30.  Menu:  pork roast and mashed potatoes

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

  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall.

SATURDAY – March 9

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – March 10

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL CELEBRATE COMMUNION during worship next week.   If you desire home communion, please contact the church office.   

 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.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

THE SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP is currently taking a break.  They will meet again on March 17. 

REMEMBER to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time next weekend!

THE NEXT FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE meeting will be on Monday, March 11.

CHURCH DIRECTORIES are in mailboxes today for all who had photos taken with Lifetouch.  We will also have a free online directory linked to our website within the next week.  Check out next week’s bulletin for details.  If you didn’t receive a printed directory and would like one, they can be purchased from the church office for $10.00. 


Life has questions…

come hear answers.

Sundays, March 3 – April 21

ATTENTION CAMPERS!  We are looking to bring the church campout back!  There is a signup 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.

"In Christ, She…"  

We are excited to invite women post-high school and above to a women's retreat on April 12-13 at Connect Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Crown Point.  We will explore what it looks like to ground our identity in Christ and allow that reality to permeate every aspect of our lives.  The retreat will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and conclude at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday.  The cost is $45.  If you have more questions, come see us in the Fellowship Hall after worship.  We have additional information and registration forms and would love to answer any questions you may have.

COMING SOON:  Our Annual Request Program hosted by the RCWM will be on Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 P.M.  We are now taking your requests!  Request forms are in your mailboxes today.  Please fill them out with who you are requesting, what you would like them to do, and contact info (if not a member of ARC) and return to one of the drop boxes by the kitchen or in the foyer at the back of the sanctuary. Additional forms are also located by the drop boxes.  The request deadline is March 17.   


  • Tonight:  Drinks – Allie Myers, Snacks – Cooper Luedtke

  • “Forward” High School Summer Trip dates are June 23-29.

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.

 EASTER FLOWERS are ready to be ordered!  Every Easter, we decorate our Sanctuary with flowers which can be purchased in memory or honor of a loved one.  After the Easter Sunday Service, you are welcome to take your flower home.  They are available in many varieties this year:  Tulips ($9.50), Hyacinth ($9.50), Daffodils ($9.50), Lilies ($10.50), Azaleas ($17.00), Mums ($10.00).  An order from was placed in your mailbox last week.  Additional forms are in the kitchen window.  Please return them to Jerry & Diane Veld’s mailbox by Sunday, March 17.   

 “THANK YOU to all for cards, food, and prayers during my surgery and recovery.”  – Sonja Musch

“I WISH TO GIVE THANKS for the recent financial donations given to me in the offering.  It is appreciated.”  – Theresa Mak

WE WOULD like to thank each and every one of you in the congregation for all of your support, prayers, and thoughtfulness.  We are so thankful to live in such a wonderful Christian community.  As we continue our journey to battle this cancer and continue to get great reports, we are humbly reminded of the power of prayer.”        – Dan Kaluf and Family

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’VE HOSTED our first two Mobile Food Pantries of 2019.  Many families were blessed by the food and kindness of our volunteers.  We will host our last two pantries for this year in September and November.  The price of hosting has increased this year with each pantry date now costing $1,500.  If you would like to help offset the cost, you are welcome to designate financial gifts in the offering.  Thank you for your support!

 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. 

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).


 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.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  Learn how to identify if your youth is at risk for alcohol use, drug use, and more.  Purdue Extension and The Partners for a Drug Free Jasper County are offering a free program on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 P.M. in the K.V. Middle School Cafeteria (5258 W. S.R. 10, Wheatfield) for anyone interesting in learning about this topic.  RSVP to the Purdue Extension office at (219)866-5741 or

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED about being a hospice volunteer?  VNA of NWI has openings for volunteers to visit patients in the DeMotte and Jasper County area.  The most important qualifications for a VNA Hospice volunteer are a compassionate heart, love of life, and the ability to really listen and be there for a patient.  If this sounds like you, give us a call!  Training is available in the Lake County area now.  Please contact VNA Volunteer Services Coordinator, Erica at 219-531-8057 or by email at to get started today!


     USHER:         Ryan Hilton

     GREETERS:  Kevan & Angela Myers Family

     WING:           Dennis & Pennie Martin

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Sharon Van Kley

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros


     USHER:         Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Dan & Julie Brodner Family

     WING:           Amanda DeVries

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Jeff Liebbe

                          Beth Veldman, Jillian Tysen


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;