Church Bulletin 4.21.19


Easter Celebration

April 21, 2019


    Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12                                                           

   Message: “What Do You Do with the Cross and the Empty Tomb?”      

                                                                                        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.

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

 11:15 A.M.  EASTER EGG HUNT will be in the South Parking Lot for ages 3 through 5th Grade.  Sunday School teachers will bring their students out to the parking lot where parents can meet them.


MONDAY – April 22

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Lola Arnett will lead lesson 3, Diane Veld will give devotions and Spiritual Life Thought and Audrey Jolink will serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Ardy Myers will lead the lesson and Donna Ooms will give devotions and serve refreshments.

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

TUESDAY – April 23

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

WEDNESDAY – April 24

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 is served from 5:15 – 6:30. Menu: hot dogs, pasta salad, tossed salad, chips

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

THURSDAY – April 25

4:00 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Come when you can and help us get started with our VBS décor projects!  All help is so appreciated! 

7:00 P.M.  EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Marv Peterson, Matt Kallemeyn, Roy Gouwens, Scott Tysen, Keith Jolink, Steve Szostek, Tammy Szostek, Jay Starkey, Holly Starkey, and Leslie Tysen.

SATURDAY – April 27

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

9:00 A.M.  MANITOQA WORK DAY:  Help get Camp Manitoqua ready for their 2019 camp season!  9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.  Lunch is provided.  If you are interested in coming along, contact Chuck Liebbe at (219) 741-7461. 

NEXT LORD’S DAY – April 28

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


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk

 ♦ Chris Clark’s harvesting and stem cell transplant went well.  He is feeling fatigued but handling it well and could possibly be released this week. 

♦ Lorraine Henrichs was a patient at Porter Regional this past week

   due to a sepsis infection.


  • This year’s theme is "Roar:  Life is Wild, God is Good" and the dates are June 10-14.  We look forward to having you join the fun!  Register your kids or register to volunteer at or pick up a paper registration downstairs on your way to coffee.  Crew Leaders and Assistants are needed and welcome to register! 

  • Stop and check out the donation tags on the bulletin board on your way to the Fellowship Hall.  Many items are needed!  So, please take a tag.  Thanks!  J

  • We have another work night set for this Thursday beginning at 4:00 P.M.  Come when you can and help us get our décor projects started!

  • Start saving your paper towel tubes for VBS!  We will need many!  Drop them in the VBS corner in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Deposits of $50 for the “Forward” high school summer trip are due on April 28 (next Sunday).  The dates of the trip are June 23-29. 

  • Senior Grad Night is Saturday, May 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the kindness you have shown mom, through the years.  She sure appreciated your cards, visits, gifts and prayers.  You were all truly a blessing to her and now to us.  God bless you all.”  Pansy’s Family

THANK YOU for the recent financial gift given to me in the offering.  I appreciate your kindness. – Theresa Mak

TO MEMBERS OF AMERICAN REFORMED CHURCH:  I just wanted to write this letter to express our gratitude for the donated items from your church.  When Emma asked about the needs of our students, I told her we always welcome items for our student population, as we are up to 83% school wide poverty, and have several homeless families.  I did not expect what showed up here, I was amazed at the generosity and volume of useful items that came our way.  In was like Christmas for some of the kids!  We had several that needed new uniforms, so they were able to take home a set or two of new clothes.  We send home non-perishable food packs with about 15-20 students each Friday.  We were able to supplement these with pudding packs and crackers and other tasty items.  We also sent home extra large bags for Spring Break.  We tucked some of the socks and under garments in the bags for the students we knew needed these and kept some at school for accidents and mud puddles.  We had a family that had a recent fire that we sent additional clothes and food to.  The boxes of books were amazing and we are saving them to put out for our Family Fun Fair this month so that kids can choose a book to take home.  They will be so excited about this!  It truly does ‘take a village’ to ensure that children get the basic essentials and can be happy and successful.  We greatly appreciate the outpouring of caring and support that you gave to our school population and want to sincerely thank you.” 

                        Sincerely, Mrs. Marsha Tappan, Marsh School Principal



THE RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be at the American Reformed Church on May 2, 2019, 1:00 - 7:00 PM.  There is always a dire need for blood supplies to be replenished. It normally takes an hour, but it is an hour that could save someone’s life. Please consider coming in to donate blood. It’s best to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but must wait until all appointments are taken first. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or go to, sponsor code “amrefch” to schedule your blood donation appointment.

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).

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS are in your mailboxes today.



     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Jim & Barb Ash, Ron & Lorri Owsley

     WING:           Scott & Leslie Tysen Family

     NURSERY:    Kelli Hale, Jeff Liebbe

                          Beth Veldman, Alyson Lagestee




     USHER:         Mike Veld

     GREETERS:  Ryan & Amy Kohlhagen Family

     WING:           Andy & Dorene Andree

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Amy Kohlhagen

                          Sierra Evers, Kristy Kohlhagen



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;



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