Bulletin 1-21-18

January 21, 2018

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with Grow, from John 15. It is also Cadet Sunday, and our Cadets and their Leaders will participate in the service.

 

Our second offering will be for the Cadets.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with Guide, from Acts 2.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Hope Unexpected, an organization that nurtures, empowers, and equips young single mothers by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ. This cause was chosen by the deacons for Sanctity of Life Sunday.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Virginia Boonstra continues to struggle with infection and spent time in the hospital last week.

 

Carol Binnendyk had emergency gallbladder surgery last week. She has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

 

We offer our sympathy to Joe and Pam Johnson and family in the death of Pam’s mother. Vistitation will be held Saturday, January 20 at Westend Church from 1-3 PM.

 

Today you are asked to remember our shut-ins in some way. They are; Carol Binnendyk, Harry Boersma, Virginia Boonstra, Chuck Cheslek, Melita DeVries, Dianna Elliott, Phyllis Flietstra, Bill Hop, Karen Hop, Gerald Horstman, Mary Koets, Faye Lazzarini, Phyllis Lehrke, Clarence and Lucy Maat, Kathy Molewyk, Jean Near, Eileen Stehouwer, Alida Terpstra, Pete Teitsma, John Timmer, Marjorie Tuit and Ron Verhey.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Small groups meet once or twice a month to do life and to grow in faith together. If you are interested in joining one, you may sign up on the table in the fellowship center or talk to Jamison.

 

Kids Hope Mentors, this Wednesday thru Friday are half days at Shawmut Hills. There will be no tutoring those days.

 

Safe Church training will be held this Thursday evening at 6:30 in our fellowship center. If you are a teacher, leader, mentor, council member, nursery or children’s worship worker who has not had the training in the last 3 years, please plan to attend.

 

Boots are needed at Shawmut Hills. If you have any gently used kids’ boots that you are willing to donate, please put them in the box near the mailboxes. Thank you.

 

DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group meets here at Westend, starting Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 PM for 13 weeks. Seminar sessions include Facing My Anger, Facing My Loneliness, New Relationships, KidCare and Forgiveness. For more information, contact Doug or Deb Stapley at 616-915-7664 or dstapley5@sbcglobal.net.

 

Classis GR North will hold a retreat at the Maranatha Conference Center in Muskegon February 2 and 3. Members of the congregation who are involved in ministry are invited to attend at no cost. If you are interested, please contact the church office ASAP so that registration may be made.

 

Christian School Tuition Assistance for 2018-2019 school year. Information packets will be available soon, and appointments with financial advisor Scott Brouwer are set for:

Thursday evening, March 15 at 6:45, 7:15, and 7:45

Friday afternoon, March 16 at 4:30, 5:00, 5;30, and 6:00

Saturday morning, March 17 at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00

Please call the church office, 453.3077, for an appointment.

 

THANK YOU

 

Thank you to everyone who came out Wednesday for the ham dinner. I appreciate all those who donated food and desserts. Thanks to Al Broene for hooking us up with the ham – twice! Over $850 was donated to our Summer Mission Trip. I appreciate all the ways this church supports our students! ~ Brian

 

Thank you for your prayers, visits, cards, and other expressions of care and concern following Todd’s fall. After seven weeks of therapy at Mary Free Bed, he has been transferred to another rehab facility to continue his recovery. ~ Gord & Marcia Cappendyk

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet this afternoon at 3:45. We will continue our series on the Bible with the lesson Why the Ugly?

 

  • Save Saturday, February 10, for tubing at Cannonsburg. Please note change of date!

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet this evening at 6. We will continue our series on the Bible with the lesson What’s the Resolution?

 

  • Save Saturday, February 3. We’re going downtown to hear River City Improv, a group of Calvin College grads who put on an interactive comedy program. Time is 6:45-10:00. Cost is $5. Bring your friends!

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 1/21

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   New Member Orientation

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

TUESDAY – 1/23

12:30 PM   CRH Folding

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/24

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   Council

 

THURSDAY – 1/25

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet

6:30 PM   Safe Church

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 1/28

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   ExtremeLIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, January 21

Nursery

Stephanie Payton, Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Jennifer VanStrien

 

Children’s Worship

Bethany and Faith Hoekzema, Jill Graybill, Elise Kole

 

Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

NEXT SUNDAY, January 28

Nursery

Amalia Mulder, Luanne, Faith and Grant Hoekzema

 

Children’s Worship

Lorie Miller, Hannah Smallegan

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Heys, J VanGroningen

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 1-14   weekly goals

Ministries  $   10,131    10,922

Chr Ed       $     1,202      1,787