Church Bulletin 9.22.19


Scripture: Luke 12: 13-21              

Message: “Lord of the Harvest - Storing”       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!




WE WELCOME Hope Zylstra and Cade Walstra into membership this morning by Profession of Faith.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Missions and 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 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. 

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  LIFE GROUP TRAINING will be in the Consistory Room.

6:00 – 7:00 P.M.  DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Promiseland Area. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  This week is 6th Grade Initiation.  We welcome new 6th graders!  Come check it out as we learn about “Your Story”.

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


 MONDAY – September 23

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL PRACTICE will be in the Fellowship Hall.  If you are interested in playing, please come watch and feel free to try!

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Ann Kikkert will lead the lesson, Corrie Peterson will give devotions and Spiritual Life Thought, and Edie Bakker will serve refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Barb Kaluf will lead the lesson and Ardy Myers will give devotions and serve refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Rachel Fase will lead the lesson and Gianna Kallemeyn will serve refreshments.

WEDNESDAY – September 25

1:00 – 3:00 P.M.  GOD’S UNIQUE ANTIQUES will meet in the Fireside Room.  If you are retired and have some extra time on your hands, please join us.  We usually play a game and have refreshments!

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:  meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, salad, veggies and dip, fruit, ice cream

THURSDAY – September 26

7:00 P.M.  EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Marv Peterson, Matt Kallemeyn, Roy Gouwens, Scott Tysen, Keith Jolink, Steve & Tammy Szostek, Jay & Holly Starkey.

FRIDAY – September 27

8:00 A.M.  MOBILE FOOD PANTRY:  A sign up sheet in posted down by the kitchen for those who would like to help at our next Mobile Food Pantry.   Doors open to clients at 8:00 A.M. with food distribution beginning around 10:00 A.M.  We typically wrap up distribution around noon.  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!

SATURDAY – September 28

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE PANCAKE BREAKFAST KICK OFF   will be in the Fireside Room.  All MEN are welcome.  We have an exciting program lined 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.  Sign up on the sheet in the hall by the kitchen so that we know how many pancakes to make.  See Roger Knip, Keith Poole, or Roy Gouwens for more information. 

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 29

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  LIFE GROUP TRAINING will be in the Consistory Room.

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

6:00 – 7:00 P.M.  DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Promiseland Area. 

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



WE EXPRESS sympathy to Gene & Kathy Veld as well as all family and friends on the passing of our brother in Christ, Bernard Veld.Bern went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 17. His family shared “We sincerely thank the congregation for their 95 years of caring and concern for him. He sincerely cared for his church and its members.”May God grant comfort to Bern’s family during this difficult time.

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. 

 TODAY IS THE DAY:  A new small group Bible study (Discipleship Essentials) starts today at 6:00 P.M.  ICEBREAKER tonight and we’ll start on Chapter One – Making Disciples.  We’ll meet in the kids’ large Promiseland area in the basement and nursery will be provided.

DARTBALL PRACTICE will be tomorrow night at 6:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall.  If you are interested in playing, please come and watch and feel free to try!

NEXT WEEK IS FAMILY SUNDAY!  On months that have a 5th Sunday, we invite all kids to join their families in worship on that 5th Sunday!  Nursery is still provided, however, we do not hold Children’s Church or Sunday School on those days.  This gives our kids a chance to worship alongside their parents and siblings and spend extra time with family.

KIDS WORSHIP LEADER NEEDED!  We are looking for a song leader for Children’s Church.  We hope to find someone passionate about worship and teaching our little ones how to worship God.  This person would fill the final spot on our rotation and would be asked to lead once a month.  Singing time takes the first 20 minutes of Sunday mornings (9:30 – 9:50 A.M.)  This allows the worship leader to join adult worship before the message begins.  We are open to adults or teens (even working in pairs) taking this role.  If interested, contact Stacy Hoffman (869-8114 or

DUTCH APPLE PIE ORDERS ARE DUE NEXT SUNDAY!  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



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. 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION IS CHANGING the way to earn money for schools!  Just download the Box Top app and follow the instructions on how to set up for DMC to earn from your purchases.  Once you make a purchase that has the Box Top symbol on it, scan your receipt and DMC will earn .10, no clipping involved!  There are still old labels on packages, so please continue to clip those and bring them into DMC like before, but these are being phased out.  Thank you!

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


     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Dale & Rhonda Kikkert, Brian & Stacy Hoffman               

     WING:           Murphy & Lori Meiss

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Silvia Andree

                          Hannah Veldman, Alyson Lagestee


     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS: Roger & Donna Knip, Ron & Loretta Sipkema           

     WING:           Tim & Diane Kros Family

     NURSERY:    Kelli Hale, Deb Klemp

                          Kendra Zylstra, Madison Zeldenrust

American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;




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