Church Bulletin 5.5.19


May 5, 2019


    Scripture                                                                              Mark 12: 28-34                                                           

    Message    “The Greatest Commandment:  Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”      

                                                                                        Pastor Troy Nanninga




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 6

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Mary Kucharik will have devotions and Joyce Fase will host.

7:00 P.M.  CONSISTORY will meet in the Consistory Room.  Those who would like to request baptism or make profession of faith in Christ are invited to meet with the elders at 7:30 P.M.


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


1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room.


§  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30. Menu: meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, salad, ice cream

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

6:30 P.M.  NEWSLETTER MEETING will be in the Consistory Room.


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


5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  SENIOR GRAD NIGHT


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

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.

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 Connie & George Altman, Marty & Barb Kaluf, Bud Musch, and all family and friends on the passing of our sister in Christ, Marge Kaluf.  Marge went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 29.  Services were held here at church this past Friday.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.

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. 

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

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.


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.


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

 I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE for their cards and prayers for me during my illness.  A special thanks to Pastor Troy for his beautiful prayer and to the Nifty Needles for the prayer shawl.  It is such a blessing to be a part of our church family.   May the Lord bless all of you.”                                        – Lorraine Henrichs

 “THANK YOU ALL so much for your prayers during my recent surgery.  Please continue to pray for my recovery and pain management.  I will see my doctor for follow up tomorrow.”

                                                 – Teresa Evers

 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:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Harold & Charlene Evers, Dean & Barb Kingma

     WING:           Glenn & Donna Otto

     NURSERY:    Lola Arnett, Sarah Kikkert

                          Maddi Curless, Kendra Zylstra


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Pete & Gayle Zeldenrust Family

     WING:           Andy & Sharon Nannenga

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Rachel Fase

                          Gwen Walstra, Kelsey Kohlhagen                    


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;