Church Bulletin 6.23.19

Worship June 23, 2019


    Scripture: Luke 8: 40-42, 49-52                                                            

   Message: “Like Family:  Jesus and the 3”        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 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 be in the Promiseland Area.



9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

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

♦ Michelle Veld 

 ♦ Katie Liebbe went in for a PET scan followed by a dose of radioactive iodine radiation to hopefully kill the remaining thyroid cancer cells in her body. Please pray that no other treatments are needed.

♦ Gloria Moolenaar’s knee replacement surgery went well. 

♦ Al Grube has been diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare blood disease.  He will be meeting with a specialist to determine the best course of medical treatment and will be receiving blood transfusions to maintain his hemoglobin levels. He will not be receiving chemo.  Please pray for Al & Arlene as they seek the best treatment options. 

♦ Bonnie Stevenson, Corrie Peterson’s oldest daughter, has been diagnosed with Leukemia.  She lives in Kentucky and will be staying at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington for at least a month while receiving chemo treatments.  Please pray that her treatment will be effective and she will heal completely.   

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Barb & Marty Kaluf as well as all family and friends on the passing of Barb’s mom and our sister in Christ, Jean Blankenbaker.  Jean went home to be with her Lord on Friday, June 21.  Arrangements will be posted on the prayer chain when made.

WORDS OF HOPE devotionals for July, August, and September are on church shelves at sanctuary exits and in the kitchen window today.  Please help yourself to a copy of this daily devotional.

THERE WILL BE NO prayer meeting/Bible study this evening.

GOD’S UNIQUE ANTIQUES will not meet this month.  See you in July!


·         Today:  No Class due to “Forward” Trip.

·         June 30:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M. in the Consistory Room.  This will be the last class.


·         Thursday, July 11:  Cookout and Pool Party @ Spencer Park

·         Thursday, August 1:  Great America

·         Sunday, August 18:  Summer Party @ Church

 INTRODUCING FAMILY SUNDAYS!  Beginning this month, we will have a designated Family Sunday in months that have a 5th Sunday.  These 5th Sundays will be special as we will not have Children’s Church, but instead invite all kids join their families in worship!  Our first Family Sunday will be next week, June 30.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT about running or walking for Team World Vision?  We would LOVE to have you with us as we bring clean water to communities in need in underdeveloped countries.  The images and the thought of children and people suffering for lack of clean water and those joyful images of those who have received the gift of clean water from World Vision is why we do this.  Consider participating by running (or walking) a Half or running a Full Marathon – or supporting Team World Vision by contributing to an individual runner or the team.  We will participate in the Indy Monumental Marathon on November 9.  Official training starts on July 6, but runners can jump into training any time!  We have optional group runs at 6:00 A.M. in DeMotte on Saturday mornings.  ARC currently has 11 members registered to run or walk, so we would love to have you help build our team. You can register at (search American Reformed Church once on the site).  You can also speak with Team Captain, Kevin Nelms or any team member to learn more.


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.

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.

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).


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


     USHER:         Mike Veld

     GREETERS:  Bob & Edie Bakker, Bill & Claudia Postma             

     WING:           Ryan & Amy Kohlhagen Family

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Silvia Andree

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros



     USHER:         Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Nettie Glessner, Jim Sampson,

                          Gene & Kathy Veld

     WING:           Marge Evans

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Mallory Hanewich   

                               Daniel Abbring, Kristy Kohlhagen

American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;