Church Bulletin 5.12.19


    Scripture                                                                       Proverbs 31: 10-31                                                           

      Message                                                         “A Woman of Noble Character”      

                                                                                        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.

  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.




MONDAY – May 13

1:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Lorri Owsley will lead the lesson, Ann Van Schepen will have devotions/spiritual life thought, and Lorri Owsley and JoAnn Abbring will host.

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Eric KeKock, Allan Ooms, Mitch Kingma, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra, Maryann Mehan, Brian DeKock, Steve & Sue Daniels, Kevin & Christy Nelms, Kevin Broertjes.

TUESDAY – May 14

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



§  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30. Menu:  Chef’s Choice!


4:00 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Fellowship Hall.  All help is appreciated.  Come and go as you are able.


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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – May 19 – Youth Sunday

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for Movement.







12:00 P.M.


Join us at the Field of Dreams for food, fellowship, and fun!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  This will also be our last day of Sunday School.

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   

WE EXPRESS sympathy to the Jeff & Rachel Fase Family, the Larry & Ann Kikkert Family, and the Dale & Rhonda Kikkert Family on the passing of Marge Fase.  Marge went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 7.  Services were held at Bethel CRC this past week.  The flowers on the organ this morning are in memory of Marge.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time. 

IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or eighth grade, please contact the church office with his or her name and school.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Craig & Morgan Balas on the birth of their son, Eli James Balas.  Eli was born on Tuesday, May 7.  May God bless both child and parents with His grace.

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 next Sunday, 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. 

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


The Fellowship Committee is looking at some possible upcoming events to schedule and would like to see how much interest there is for each event.  They include:

·         Bowling Night

·         Sporting Event (baseball or hockey)

·         Golf Outing

·         Purdue Christmas Choir Concert set for December 7

Please sign up on the sheets down by the kitchen to indicate which of these events you would be interested in attending.  This will help us get a better idea on which events to schedule.

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).


THE MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE will begin playing on Tuesday, May 28.  5:00 P.M. at Sandy Pines. All levels of skill are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Daryl Kingma 219-777-0718 or 987-2529.

SEEKING 2nd GRADE 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

THE 28th ANNUAL DMC FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING will take place on Wednesday, June 19, with a 1:00 P.M. shotgun start at Sandy Pines Golf Course. A pork chop dinner will be served at 5:45pm.  Save the date and start practicing! The DMC Foundation provides an annual contribution to the school to reduce tuition costs.

GRADUATION AND WEDDING CARDS:  Visit DeMotte Christian Grade School to purchase your graduation and wedding cards.  Boxed card prices range from $5 and $6, which makes each quality card .42-.50 cents each!

DMC CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION:  We invite you to the graduation ceremony of the DeMotte Christian School "Class of 2019" on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:00 P.M.  The speaker is Mr. Jeremy Van Kley.  The class chose the following verse from Micah 6:8 as their motto, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

CCHS CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION:  You are cordially invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the Covenant Christian High School Class of 2019. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, June 31, at 7:00 P.M. The speaker will be Mr. John Thomas. The class chose this verse from Proverbs 19:20-21, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”   A reception to greet the graduates will immediately follow the ceremony; refreshments will be served.


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Pete & Gayle Zeldenrust Family

     WING:           Andy & Sharon Nannenga

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Rachel Fase

                          Gwen Walstra, Kelsey Kohlhagen


     USHER:         Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Movement

     NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Ellen Kenning

                          Hannah Veldman, Madison Zeldenrust                                  


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak;