Church Bulletin 4.28.19

Worship April 28, 2019

    Scripture                                                                              Mark 12: 28-34                                                           

   Message                                      “The Greatest Commandment – Love God”      

                                                                                        Pastor Troy Nanninga




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences 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.

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


TUESDAY – April 30

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



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

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


1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in the Fellowship Hall.  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.



8:30 A.M.  WORLD VISION GLOBAL 6K will be at Covenant Christian High School.  The race will begin at 8:30 A.M.  There is still time to register!  Find the link to register on  World Vision has set a registration deadline of this Tuesday in order to ensure your will receive your race packet in time.  Each participant's $50 registration

fee provides life-changing clean water for one person.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fun.



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 has returned home after his harvesting and stem cell transplant. 

♦ Lorraine Henrichs has returned home from the hospital.

THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED to the Fellowship Hall following this morning’s service for cake and fellowship in honor of Brittany and her time of service here at ARC.  There is also a table with a basket and paper where you are encouraged to write Brittany a note of appreciation and well wishes.  Thank you so much, Brittany, for sharing your talents and leading us so sincerely in worship.  God’s blessings to you! 

TO ALL OUR VETERANS, if you have not in previous years submitted pictures for our Memorial weekend presentation, please turn in one military picture and one more contemporary picture to Tim Sietsma’s mailbox or email them to  When emailing Tim, please put “Memorial Day Presentation” in the subject field.  Also, please be sure to include the correct name spelling of the service person.  The deadline to turn pictures/info in is May 12.  We also ask that you check the list posted by the church office for accuracy in listing all our veterans and those currently serving our nation. 


  • 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. 

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


  • Deposits are due today for the “Forward” high school summer trip.  Pay your $50 deposit to Pastor Rob. The dates of the trip are June 23-29. 

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

LET’S GET TOGETHER IS BACK!  The Get Together program is designed to strengthen ties and promote fellowship and unity. They are one time get-togethers with a group of people from our church. They are also a great opportunity to invite newcomers who would like to meet a group of ARC people.  Hosts choose the theme of the get-together:  taco night, bonfire, cards, pizza, cookout, potluck, game night...!  The committee will help generate a list of people and give invitations to the hosts to fill out and put in mailboxes.  If one shows up in your mailboxes and it works out for you, join the fun!  Thank you to those who have hosted events!  More hosts are needed.  If you would like to consider hosting, please call or text Kristi at 987-5195 or 219-964-9957 or Donna at 987-4289 or 219-739-9824 or pick up the information on the table in the kitchen hallway, fill out the host volunteer form and put it back in the tray marked “Get Together”.  Let’s be deliberate in growing together as an ARC family.

 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).


SEEKING TEACHER:  DeMotte Christian School is seeking a 2nd grade full-time teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicants must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, agree fully with the school’s statement of beliefs, is an active member of a church with a Reformed persuasion, and demonstrates the ability to teach children well.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a resume and application to Devon Brinks, Superintendent, at or contact the school office at (219)987-3721.  An application may also be found on the school website at


     USHER:         Mike Veld

     GREETERS:  Marty & Sonja Musch Family

     WING:           Andy & Dorene Andree

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Amy Kohlhagen

                          Sierra Evers, Kristy Kohlhagen


     USHER:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Harold & Charlene Evers, Dean & Barb Kingma

     WING:           Glenn & Donna Otto

     NURSERY:    Lola Arnett, Sarah Kikkert

                          Maddi Curless, 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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