Church Bulletin 9.15.19

Worship: September 15, 2019

  Scripture: Matthew 9: 35-39                                                                                                                                                     

  Message: “Lord of the Harvest - Harvesting”    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.

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages.

(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

  3 yr. old – 12th grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

  A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.

  Nursery is available upon request. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT TAILGATE PARTY will be in the Parking Lot.  Wear your favorite team gear!  Bring friends!

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




MONDAY – September 16

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Gene Veld, Eric DeKock, Allan Ooms, Mitch Kingma, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra, Maryann Mehan, Brian DeKock, Steve & Sue Daniels, Kevin &y Christy Nelms, Kevin Broertjes.

WEDNESDAY – September 18

4:45 P.M.  BACKPACKS for our Backpack Food Ministry will be stuffed in the Fireside Room.


§  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30.                                                            Menu: Sloppy Joes, Salads, Chips, Dessert

THURSDAY – September 19

7:00 P.M.  ARC NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.

SATURDAY – September 21



10th Annual

Golf Outing


Sandy Pines Golf Club  ·  4 Person Scramble

Tee Off 1:00 P.M.

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


  • Today is the deadline to sign up! Make sure you sign up your 4-some on the sign-up sheet near the kitchen! 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.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 22

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

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.

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT will be in the Fellowship Hall.

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



CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin & Christy Nelms on the birth of their son, Talon John.  Talon was born on Monday, September 9.  May God bless both child and parents with His grace.

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS were placed in your mailbox a couple of weeks ago.  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. 

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet next on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 P.M. 

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!

 COMING SOON!  Discipleship Essentials Bible Study starts Sunday, September 22 (6:00 – 7:00 P.M.).  Childcare provided.  Some of the topics: Quiet time, Bible Study, Prayer, Worship, Trinity, Sin, Grace, Redemption, Justification, Adoption, Filled with the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, Trust, Love, Justice, Witness, The Church, Ministry Gifts, Spiritual Warfare, Walking in Obedience, and Money.  There is a sign up sheet by the kitchen (so we know how many books are needed).  Talk to Roy Gouwens with questions (219-730-0591).

CALLING ALL MEN!  Men’s Life fall season program begins Saturday, September 28, (6:00 – 7:30 A.M.) with a pancake breakfast.  We have an exciting program lines up “How to Read the Bible” video series by Michael Defazio.  Each week, men meet together to: learn from God’s Word, have great fellowship and sharing, and spend time in prayer.  All men are welcome.  Sign up on the sheet in the hall by the kitchen.  See Roger Knip, Keith Poole, or Roy Gouwens for more information. 

 A SIGN UP SHEET in posted down by the kitchen for those who would like to help at our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, September 27.   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!

 DUTCH APPLE PIE ORDERS ARE DUE ON SEPTEMBER 29.  They are $11.00 each with funds going to provide African Bible Translations so people in Africa who are hungering for God's Word can have a Bible in their own language.  Help support this important Bible League mission!  Extra order forms can be found on the table across from the kitchen. 

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 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.  Walker registration/pledge forms are located on the table across from the kitchen..

DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, INC. is searching for a motivated and creative individual who has interest in joining our team as a Social Media Director.  The opportunity is a newly created position.  The purpose of the position is to share our story and grow our presence through various platforms of social media.  If interested, or desire to seek more details, please contact Devon Brinks, Superintendent, at


We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 28, for the 56th Annual Harvest Sale at Covenant Christian High School!  Plan on a fun night out with friends as we enjoy the Farmer’s Market, a Silent Auction, food catered by Burrito’s Jalisco, and of course the exciting Live Auction with all proceeds going to support the students of DeMotte Christian Schools.  Harvest Sale Event Schedule:

     4:00pm – Farmer’s Market Begins

     5:00-7:00pm – Food Service (Catered by Burrito’s Jalisco)

     6:00pm – Silent & Live Auctions Begin

CALLING ALL BAKERSWarm up that oven and whip up something sweet to eat and donate it to the Harvest Sale!!  But, before you do that, please contact the DMC office at 219-987-3721 as soon as possible what you are baking so that a spot can be reserved at one of the Silent Auction tables.  Thank you so much!  Your donations are very much appreciated by all!

SUPPORT WASHINGTON DC TRIP:  DMC’s 7th and 8th grade students are selling quality items from Charleston Wrap until Friday, Sept. 27 to help cover costs of the class trip to Washington, DC!  Order from any student or online at and enter child’s specific code.  

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:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Joyce Fase, Jack & Mattie Kellner               

     WING:           Bob & Phyllis Belstra

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Angela Myers

                          Daniel Abbring, Kendra Zylstra


     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS: Dale & Rhonda Kikkert, Brian & Stacy Hoffman            

     WING:           Murphy & Lori Meiss

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Silvia Andree,

                          Hannah Veldman, Alyson Lagestee

American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;



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