Church Bulletin 9.1.19

Worship September 1, 2019

Scripture: Colossians 3: 22-24                                                                                                                                

Message: “Who’s Your Boss?”         Pastor Troy Nanninga




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.


 TUESDAY – September 3

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Diane Zylstra will have devotions and Mary Kucharik will host.

THURSDAY – September 5

1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Please consider coming in to donate blood.  It’s best to make an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome, but must wait until all appointments are taken first.  Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or go to, sponsor code “amrefch” to schedule your blood donation appointment.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 8

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.

7:00 P.M.  PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the Consistory Room.


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf           ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk        ♦ Al Grube

♦ Michelle Veld      ♦ Chris Clark                    ♦ Bonnie Stevenson          

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Bud Musch as well as all family and friends on the passing of our sister in Christ, Gloria Musch. Gloria went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 21.  There will be a private family service at a later date.  Please keep Gloria’s family in prayer during this difficult time.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not meet today due to the holiday weekend.  We will see you again next week!

SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin on September 15. See next week’s bulletin for coming details!

CONSISTORY will meet next on Monday, September 9.

Our Next Message Series

“Lord of the Harvest”

 September 8, 15, 22, 29

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS are in your mailbox today.  Those ballots need to be returned by Sunday, October 6.  They can be placed in an envelope and handed to an elder as you leave worship or dropped off in the nomination box in the church office window. 

 IT’S ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN!  Dartball season is coming!  We have a sign-up sheet in the hallway across from the Fireside Room.  If you’re interested but have questions, you can talk to Jeff Liebbe or Josh Luedtke.  Looking forward to having you on our team!

 FAMILY NIGHT DINNERS begin September 19!  Join us every Wednesday evening for a home-cooked meal and a chance to relax and enjoy family and friends.  Dinner will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Free will contributions are welcome. 


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)


Make sure you sign up your 4-some on the sign-up sheet near the kitchen by September 15! Many signed up on the interest sheet posted a couple of months ago; however, we do need you to sign up again so we know for sure who will be playing and their team members. J

  • 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.

WE ARE GETTING READY to host our next Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, September 27.  A volunteer sign-up sheet will be posted soon down by the kitchen.  We need volunteers to help that day with various jobs such as working in the kitchen, helping with registration, and helping clients carry food to their cars.  Also, we need baked goods to serve.  All help is so appreciated!

 WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN EXPERIENCING life and school in a third world country with your family?  We have an opportunity to spend a week at Jardin de Gracia, a Christian school in El Socorro, Honduras, July 25 – Aug. 1, 2020.  We would be playing with kids (grades K-8), assisting with simple building construction and maintenance, and experiencing life in another culture.  If you are interested, please talk to Liz Bayci or call her at 956-9164.  (Children 12 and older are welcome along with a parent or guardian.)

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). 

 DUTCH APPLE PIES ARE BACK!  The Bible League will be again selling our delicious apple pies for $11.00.  Proceeds from the pies will help fund African Translations so people in Africa who are hungering for God's Word can have a Bible in their own language.  The order deadline is September 29, 2019 with delivery pickup on October 16 between 3:00-5:00 P.M.  We are asking for all to support this project with your prayers.  Also, if anyone can help make pies on October 14 and/or 15 please let us know.... if you can come for only a couple of hours at a time, please help us out. Order forms are in your mailboxes today with extra forms on the table across from the kitchen! 

 “WOW!  We had another amazing Back to School Fair.  We just wanted to send a long overdue THANK YOU to each one of you for making it such a success.  We live in an incredible community, which is evident when you witness something like the Back to School Fair.  It’s at events like this that our town is at its very best.  From those who donate supplies, money, or time to those who, with gratitude, come to receive those supplies donated, we are thankful for you all.  From the bottom of our entire committee’s hearts we say thank you and hope that you will continue to partner with us for years to come.”                                           

                        Blessings, The Back to School Fair Committee

THE 31st ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE hosted by the Women’s Center will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 A.M. at Spencer Park.  Informational flyers are in your mailbox today and walker registration/pledge forms are located on the table across from the kitchen on your way to coffee.

TRAINING CONTINUES!  Please continue to pray for our runners as they train for the Indy Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon in November.  They are working with Team World Vision to help raise money for clean water for communities in need in underdeveloped countries.  If you’d like to donate, go online to Team World Vision and search American Reformed Church.  You can donate on behalf of a specific runner or the team as a whole.


Curtis DeKock              Connie Hoffman         Rebeka Merker        Kevin Nelms

Victoria DeKock           Stacy Hoffman             Kara Nanninga        Kathy Roorda

Brandon DeYoung      Keith Jolink                   Nathan Ooms           Britney Hoffman

Brian Hoffman             Katlyn Kohlhagen        Nicole Ooms            Kristy Kohlhagen

                                                                                                                    Tammy Szostek


THE ANNUAL JOG-A-THON is being hosted by the Covenant Service Committee!    When?  Wednesday, September 11, 12:30-2:30 P.M.;

Where? Fields of Dreams; Why? To fund Service Week 2020 for our students.  How can you help?  …by giving a donation to students when they call or stop by the office to donate if you are not contacted directly.  Thank you for past support!  We are looking forward to another good day!

DMC SEEKING BASKETBALL COACHES:  DeMotte Christian School is looking for middle school boys basketball coaches.  Please email Athletic Director, James Blom ( for more information.


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Mike & Liz Bayci Family               

     WING:           Keith Jolink

     NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Sharon Van Kley

                          Maddi Curless, Kristy Kohlhagen    


     USHER:         Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Taylor DeYoung, Rich & Carol Kohlhagen           

     WING:           Matt & Debbie Luedtke Family

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Mallory Hanewich

                          Gwen Walstra, Gabbi Curless


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;


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