Church Bulletin 6.2.19

Worship June 2, 2019


    Scripture : Acts 16: 16-34            (N.T. Page 1721)        

   Message: “Faith Under Pressure”       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.

11:00 A.M. MOVEMENT 2.0 will meet in the Couch Room.

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – June 3

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.


6:00 P.M.  KV BACCALAUREATE SERVICE:  Please join us for the KV Senior Baccalaureate service at KVHS Auditorium.  This will be a special student led service with worship, special music, prayer and senior speakers. Join us as we pray and encourage our seniors that "Wherever You Go" (Joshua 1:9), God will go with and before them!


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL RECOGNIZE our graduates during morning worship.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

   11:00 A.M. MOVEMENT 2.0 will meet in the Couch Room.

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   

♦ Loretta Sipkema is recovering well.        


·         “Forward” balances are due today.

·         “Forward” Parent/Student meeting is next Sunday, June 9 following the service in the wing.

·         2.0, a student discipleship class, starts today in the Youth Room.  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.  Students entering 6th grade are welcome also. 

PASTOR TROY will be at RCA General Synod this Thursday and Friday.  Please contact Pastor Rob or an Elder with any pastoral needs.

 CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not meet next Sunday, June 9, due to the basement being transformed for VBS.  Kids are welcome to sit with parents in worship and help celebrate our graduates.

 IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or 8th grade, please contact the office with his/ her name and school.

TOUCH OF DUTCH PARADE FLOAT:  ARC would like to enter a float in this year’s parade which takes place on August 10, 2019.  A Float Committee is being formed.  Anyone that would like to participate in this in anyway, please sign up by the Kitchen or contact Roy Gouwens (219-730-0591).



 Life is Wild, God is Good!  VBS is June 10-14.  We look forward to having you join the fun!  Register your kids at or pick up a paper registration downstairs on your way to coffee. 


·         DECORATING will take place this week…  Monday through Thursday beginning at 9:00 A.M.  We will need A LOT of help!  Come when you can, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. 

·         TENT SET UP will take place this Saturday (June 8) at 9:00 A.M.  We need men to come and help set it up!  The more we have, the quicker it will go!

  • REGISTER TO LEAD OR ASSIST A CREW at or pick up and fill out a paper registration on your way to coffee today.



You have heard about it.....what is it?

Our 2 degree shift on what we do fantastic..... VBS



 What we plan to do?

Love, mentor, and Connect our Church to the Community of parents who bring their children to VBS......oh and have lots of fun doing our own games, crafts and lessons.


 What do we need from you?

 PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER… That we may connect and nurture a true fire for Christ and rejuvenation in the households of these families.

 If you would like to volunteer, we are looking for just a couple of people who would love to nurture, mentor and love on some caretakers and their under 3 year olds (Yes, BABY holders).  We are at a much slower pace and would love to see mature role models join our mission.  

Contact Sue Steinke; 219-921-9189.

 Do you know someone who has signed up their children for VBS that is not volunteering for ARC VBS, please send them across the street to join us at Caretaker Camp......changing the world one family at a time.


  • Leave church:  1:00 P.M.

  • Tour:  3:00 P.M.

  • Production of unshackled Radio Show:  4:00 P.M.

  • Dinner at PGM: 5:00 P.M.

  • Testimonies and Worship Service: 6:30 P.M.

Please sign up by the Kitchen or contact Roy Gouwens (219-730-0591) for more information.  Gated parking is free.  Carpools are being formed.   


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.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY:  The Back-to-School-Fair will take place at Spencer Park on August 3, 2019. ARC plans to hand out packages of 100 page, wide-lined paper to children. We expect to hand out 700+ packages. If you can provide any number of these packages, please sign up by the Kitchen.  Donations can be left in the Fireside Room.

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 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 5:45 P.M.  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!

EAGLE’S EYE:  A copy of the 2019 Eagle’s Eye is available online at  This booklet contains a letter from the assistant principal, class highlights, awards and accomplishments, and farewell paragraphs from our 2019 graduates.  Hard copies are available in both school offices.

LOOKING FOR COACHES:  DeMotte Christian is looking for middle school boys basketball coaches. Please email athletic director, James Blom ( for more information.


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Kevin & Sharon Van Kley Family

     WING:           Joyce Fase

     NURSERY:    Julie DeKock, Sharon Van Kley

                          Kendra Kohlhagen, Gabbi Curless


     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Donna Lageveen and Bonnie Sanow

     WING:           John & Kathy Roorda

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Deb Klemp

                          Kennedy Latiak, Jillian Tysen


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak;