Church Bulletin 7.28.19

Worship: July 28, 2019


Scripture: Jonah 4                                                                                                                                                                    

Message: “The Final Chapter”       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.

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


 THURSDAY – August 1

MOVEMENT TRIP to Great America. 

NEXT LORD’S DAY – August 4

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          


♦ Glenn Otto’s bypass surgery went well. He is still a patient in St. Anthony.

♦ Crystal Peterson had surgery on her neck at Porter Regional.  She is at home recovering.




PASTOR TROY will be on vacation beginning tomorrow and will return on August 12.  Please contact Pastor Rob or a church elder with pastoral care concerns.


·         This 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 (987-2996) or Stacy Hoffman (869-8114) or email the church office (



10th Annual

Golf Outing


Sandy Pines Golf Club  ·  4 Person Scramble

Saturday, September 21  ·  Tee Off 1:00 P.M.

Cost: $42.00 per player (includes green fees, cart, & prizes)


  • Sign your team up by September 15.

  • Everyone is welcome to play - ARC members...guests... all ages...and golf abilities!

  • Put together your team and join the fun!

  • Questions? Contact a Fellowship Committee Member or John and Kathy Roorda.

YOU ARE INVITED TO DINNERThe church campout campers invite everyone to join them this Saturday, August 3 at 5:30 (Eastern Time) at Potato Creek State Park for dinner!  Even if you aren’t camping with them for the weekend, you are invited to join them for the meal.  Beef brisket will be provided (Yum!) and all are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Please give Leslie Tysen (219-863-3822) a call with any questions or to give her a heads up that you plan to attend.    

ATTENTION CHURCH CAMPERSA note was placed in your mailbox last week with details regarding the church campout.  Please call Leslie Tysen with any questions.

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 today!

KIDS HOPE USAWe are excited to continue building relationships with the students, teachers and staff at DeMotte Elementary and KV Intermediate Schools.  Last year was a great school year, and we are confident we will need more mentors who can invest one hour each week                                                                                  in the life of one child.  Training is provided.  Will you be the one to help change the life of a child?  If you are interested in being a mentor, substitute mentor or prayer partner, please pick up an application packet from the table by the kitchen.  Completed applications can be returned directly to Kara Nanninga or Heather Veld or put in either of their mailboxes.  Questions?  Talk to or email Kara (;219-805-9926) or Heather (; 219-869-3403). 

 HAVE YOU CONSIDERED hosting an ARC Get Together?  Now is the time to volunteer.  The Get Together program is in need of additional hosts to open their homes for a time of fellowship with a group of ARC family.  You choose the date and type of get together you’d like to have and the committee will provide you with a list of people and some invitations.  Host a cookout, game night, carry-in, pizza party, dessert night…  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kristi (219-964-9957) or Donna (987-4289 or 219-730-9824).  What a blessing to be part of a wonderful church family.  Let’s be deliberate in connecting and growing together.

TRAINING IS UNDERWAYWe are working hard to bring clean water to communities in need in underdeveloped countries through Team World Vision.  We will participate in the Indy Monumental Marathon on November 9 and appreciate all donations for clean water.  You can donate on behalf of a specific runner or give a gift to the ARC Team as a whole by designating gifts in the offering or going to Team World Vision and searching American Reformed Church.  You can also support us by keeping us in your prayers as we train and praying for all who are in desperate need of clean water.


Curtis DeKock                     Connie Hoffman               Rebeka Merker

Victoria DeKock                   Stacy Hoffman                  Kara Nanninga

Brandon DeYoung               Keith Jolink                       Kevin Nelms

Brian Hoffman                     Katlyn Kohlhagen             Kathy Roorda

Britney Hoffman                  Kristy Kohlhagen              Tammy Szostek


THANK YOU so much for the recent donation for me in the offering.

                                                             – Theresa Mak

LAST SUNDAY’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund - $8,190.00; Bonnie Stevenson - $100.00; Mobile Food Pantry - $100.00; World Vision (Stacy Hoffman) - $25.00.

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).



IF YOU COULD NOT ATTEND the July 18 student registration, come the evening of Tuesday, July 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. to complete registration of your child(ren).  This registration night is 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 who were not able to attend last week MUST attend on this evening.  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.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for Sing! Chicagoland with the Getty’s.  Bible League Volunteers invite you to the special Morning Summit from 9:00 A.M. – Noon., and a special Getty Kids Workshop from 11:00 A.M. – Noon (Summit is free with registration).  The exciting evening concert will feature a choir comprised of local area churches singing with the famous Getty’s and their Irish-American band.


     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Chuck & Lynn Liebbe, Al & Shannon Kramer             

     WING:           Randy & Diana Kooy         

     NURSERY:    Kristi Walstra, Amy Kohlhagen                   

                          Kendra Kohlhagen, Kelsey Kohlhagen


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  George & Connie Altman,

                          Dave & Dorothy Kampenga

     WING:           Brandon DeYoung

     NURSERY:    Lola Arnett, Sarah Kikkert

                          Hazel Veldman, Bryce Polletta



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;