Church Bulletin 7.14.19

Worship - July 14, 2019

 Scripture: Jonah 2        (O.T. Page 1437)        

Message: “In the Belly of the Fish”       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 be in the Promiseland Area.

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


 NEXT LORD’S DAY – July 21

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 be in the Promiseland Area.

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

♦ Michelle Veld      ♦ Bonnie Stevenson        ♦ Chris Clark          

♦ Gloria Moolenaar



COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITYThe 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.


·         Thursday, August 1:  Great America

·         Sunday, August 18:  Summer Party @ Church

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS NEEDED:  We are looking for a few leaders to teach during Children’s Church.  We need 2 leaders for our older group (2nd-5th grade) and one for our younger group (3 years old – 1st grade).  Leaders are asked to lead once every 6 weeks with teaching material provided.  This is definitely a fun and important way to invest in the youth of ARC!  If you are interested, please contact Amber Hart (987-2216) or Stacy Hoffman (869-8114) or email the church office (

HIT, RUN, SCORE! Let’s go to a RailCats Game!  We plan to go to the game on August 2 @ 7:10 P.M.  This will be fun for the whole family!  If you’d like to claim tickets, sign up by the kitchen ASAP so that we can set some aside for you.  Tickets are $13 each which includes a $5 voucher to purchase concessions and the deadline to sign up is Sunday, July 28.

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.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JUMP IN!  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 the 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.  Team World Vision Half / Full Marathon training is underway!  Optional group runs take place on Saturdays at 6:00 A.M. at Dairy Queen (we train with members of Grace Fellowship).  They are beneficial for team relations and support!  ARC currently has 13 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.

PASTOR ROB is currently on vacation and will return to the office on Tuesday, July 30.

LAST SUNDAY’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund - $6,194.00; Missions & Benevolences Fund - $20.00; Movement - $35.00; Jessie Van Schepen - $100.00; Chris Clark - $30.00; Gospel Country Style - $100.00; World Vision (Tammy Szostek) - $25.00, DeMotte Christian School - $567.00.

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.

 SEEKING BASEBALL HEAD COACH:  The CCHS Athletic Department is seeking applications for the Baseball Head Coach position.  For more information, please contact the CCHS school office or Athletic Director Dennis Lins at 219-987-7651.  Deadline for applications is July 31.

SING! CHICAGOLAND Join us Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Crown Point, IN for Sing! Chicagoland with Keith and Kristyn Getty and their Irish-American band.  Bible League International and the Getty’s are both committed to building God’s Church.  Bible League does it by engaging people in God’s Word and the Getty’s through their music.  From 9-Noon, join Keith & Kristyn for the free GETTY MUSIC WORSHIP SUMMIT.  Topics include Created, Commanded and Compelled to SING!; Singing with Children & Families; and Singing into Mission.  You will also receive Free resources and lots of new songs for congregational singing.  From 11 A.M. – Noon, there is a special Getty Kids workshop with Kristyn and Friends (for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a guardian).  (Reserve your seats at  7:00 P.M. – SING! CHICAGOLAND CONCERT:  General Admission $30 ($10 off with code EARLYBIRD through July 24); Priority Admission $40  To give an opportunity to partner in the Great Commission, an offering will be taken for Bible League ministry.  Info cards for this event are on the table by the kitchen today.


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Dave & Bonnie Cambe, Jerry & Diane Veld                

     WING:           Kevin & Lindsey Broertjes Family   

     NURSERY:    Gayle Zeldenrust, Kara Nanninga

                          Hannah Veldman, Lindsay Zeldenrust



     USHER:         Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Josh & Sheri Luedtke Family

     WING:           Marv & Lola Arnett

     NURSERY:    Kelli Hale, Jeff Liebbe

                          Sierra Evers, Madison Zeldenrust   


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;