Church Bulletin 6.30.19

Worship June 30, 2019


    Scripture:      I Samuel 18: 1-4                                              

   Message: “Like Family:  David and Jonathan”       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.

11:00 – 11:45 A.M. 2.0 STUDENT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.  This will be the last class.

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



9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will be in the Promiseland Area.

 6:00 P.M.  COMBINED 4TH OF JULY SERVICE:    Let us come together as we praise God for the blessings of living in a land of freedom.  Our Annual combined worship close to the 4th of July will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church.  The offering will be taken for the Jasper County Recovery House.


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf           ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk        ♦ Al Grube

♦ Michelle Veld      ♦ Katie Liebbe                ♦ Bonnie Stevenson

 ♦ Chris Clark’s recent bone marrow biopsy showed cancer cell activity.      

   He will begin chemo this week which will be twice a week for 12-14


♦ Gloria Moolenaar remains a patient at Porter Regional due to some complications after knee replacement surgery.

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Doug & Norma DeVries as well as all family on the passing of Doug’s mom, Paula DeVries.  Paula went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 22.  Services were held this past week at First Christian Reformed Church of DeMotte.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.


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

·         Thursday, August 1:  Great America

·         Sunday, August 18:  Summer Party @ Church

 TODAY IS FAMILY SUNDAY!  Beginning today, 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 to join their families in worship!


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 (tentative date is Saturday, Sept. 21.

·         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.

 THANK YOU for the prayers and kindness shown us and a special thank you to Pastor Troy for his visits.  Al continues to get blood transfusions weekly. – Al & Arlene Grube

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.

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.

LAST SUNDAY’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund - $8,482.25; Missions & Benevolences Fund - $2,117.00; CRU (Chicago Day Camp) - $30.00; Paul & Sharon Bovenkerk - $100.00; Kellie Stuhlmaker - $100.00.

 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).


CHRISTIAN SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  DeMotte Christian Grade School and Covenant Christian High School Registration will be held on the evenings of Thursday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 30, from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.  These registration nights are intended for all parents of DMC and CCHS students enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year.  It allows parents to complete necessary forms, pick up vital information, ask questions, make financial arrangements, etc.  All parents must plan to attend one of these evenings. If you have children at both schools, you need to visit both schools.  Your Tuition Agreement Plan will be at DeMotte Christian Grade School.


     USHER:         Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Nettie Glessner, Jim Sampson                

                          Gene & Kathy Veld

     WING:           Marge Evans

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Mallory Hanewich

                          Daniel Abbring, Kristy Kohlhagen


     USHER:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Jim & Diana Veldman, Silvia Andree

     WING:           Larry & Pat Wiers

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Sue Steinke

                          Gwen Walstra, Alyson Lagestee


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;