Church Bulletin 6.9.19

Worship June 9, 2019


    Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10         

      Message: “Half Empty or Half Full”         Pastor Rob Latiak




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

MOVEMENT PARENT/STUDENT MEETING regarding “Forward” trip will be in the wing following worship.

11:00 A.M. MOVEMENT 2.0 will meet in Room 26 (Mary’s Classroom).

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in Wing.




June 10-14

9:00 - 11:30 A.M.




*Volunteers are asked to be at church by

8:45 each morning.


SATURDAY – June 15

   1:00 P.M.  PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION departure from church.  See the announcement section for more info.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

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 Youth 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         

♦ Al Grube has returned home.

♦ Roy Gouwens was a patient at St. Anthony this past week.

♦ Tom Wiers remains a patient in Oak Grove Rehab.      

♦ “On Tuesday, Chris Clark will have a 3 hour pet scan and a bone marrow biopsy - the following week we will get the results. Please be in prayer for good results. We pray that he is or gets close to remission and will be that way for years to come with possible maintenance along the way.  Thank you so much for all the prayers, love shown to us, the cards sent & offering donations. It's wonderful to be part of such a compassionate church family. God is good!”  – Chris & Jill Clark

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Susie Hamstra, Alvin & Nancy Hamstra, and all family and friends on the passing of our brother in Christ, Charles Hamstra.  Charlie went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 1.  Services were held here at church this past week.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.

WE EXTEND our warm congratulations to all those graduating from their studies.  We pray for the Lord’s guiding light and blessings upon all of you, as you seek to serve Christ in your life.  Our 2019 graduates are:

Covenant Christian High School – Lindsay Zeldenrust

Kankakee Valley High School – Morgan Brodner, Adonia Dalton Meiss, Elizabeth Veldman, Hannah Veldman, and Hazel Veldman.                                   

Kankakee Valley Middle School – Kurt Kros

 Rensselaer Central Middle School – Rachel Dunlap, Macie Kellner

Ball State University – Emmett Meiss, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis – Justin Edwards, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Lehigh University – Michelle Kent, Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering

Purdue University – Marissa Veld, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

University of Southern Indiana

– Cassie Ooms, Bachelor of Science in Sociology

– Trevor Overstreet, Master of Business Administration

   in Data Analytics

 Valparaiso University – Morgan Overstreet, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology


·         “Forward” Parent/Student meeting is today following the service in the wing.

·         2.0, a student discipleship class continues today in Room 26 (Mary’s Classroom).  11:00 – 11:45 A.M. 


·         Saturday, June 22:  Toy Story 4 and Chick-Fil-A

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

·         Thursday, August 1:  Great America

·         Sunday, August 18:  Summer Party @ Church

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

NIFTY NEEDLES will take a break for the summer.  See you in the fall!

VISIT THE PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION ( in Chicago on June 15 (this Saturday).

  • 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.   


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 Monday thru Friday...... changing the world one family at a time.


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.

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).

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.

THANK YOU for the recent financial gift designated for me in the offering.  I appreciate it so much.  – Theresa Mak


     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Donna Lageveen, Bonnie Sanow,

                          Thelma L’Huillier

     WING:           Joyce Fase

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Deb Klemp

                          Kennedy Latiak, Jillian Tysen


     USHER:         Phyllis Belstra

     GREETERS:  Mike & Deb Curless Family

     WING:           Byron & Janice Walstra

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Angela Myers

                          Sierra Evers, Lindsay Zeldenrust




American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak;