It is gratifying to welcome all who have come to worship the Lord today. We’re especially pleased to greet all visitors. Please make yourself known to those sitting near you and to the pastor after the service.
Offering: General Fund
Prayer Requests: This week we are asked to pray for Doug and Jan Scholten, Joanne Schultz, Mitchell and Rochelle Senti and their children, Keith Sentkowski, Kyle Sentkowski. Suggestions for prayers would be for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.
Announcements: The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. However, it may contain egg.
Join your church family and council this evening at 6pm in the sanctuary for our get together called TAG—Talking about God. Mike Boer will be addressing Mt. 10:33.
A church key was left on the information stand in the foyer. Please let the church office know if you have the key so that it can be assigned to you. We are looking for key #BA 27.
For the 29th year in a row, Calvin College will present its January Series, the award-winning, free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekday lectures from Jan. 6 to 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PST. Topics range from global health, interfaith leadership, the future of Russia, autism, justice in Honduras, cyber security in a shrinking world and more. Watch the live feed at the Youth House of Third CRC. For more information, contact Carol DeJong (354-1448 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.calvin.edu/january.
Hear sixteen leading Christian scholars, including former Muslims, speak on key issues related to Islam. This free video podcast will be shown at Third CRC on Jan 15 (7-9pm) and Jan. 16 (9am-3:30pm, with a lunch break on your own). To register or for details, call the church at 354-1448.
Servants Next Sunday, Jan. 10: Greeters: Jay and Avis Kaemingk; Nursery: Lorraine Brouwer and Ida Richards; Snacks: Karen Smith and Elaine Snapper; Ushers: Helen Bowman and Don Knutson; Prayer Room: Lorraine Brouwer; Sunday school: Terry Vander Woude, Melissa Koning and Darlys Recker; Children and Worship: Dan Obbink and Kylie Thramer.
Our service next Sunday will be part two of the Healthy Church Series, “Centrality of God’s Word,” 2Tim. 3:10-17 and you are encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The bulletin, which includes the order of worship, is usually posted online by Friday afternoons and the monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.
The Council requests the church family set aside Jan. 15/16 for the church vitality meeting being held here at church. Childcare will be provided for the younger children. Be sure to read the article in the January issue of The Heartbeat. Registration forms are in the bulletin and once completed may be placed in the box in the back of church.
Beginning in January the prayer time has been moved to the third Sunday of the month during the Sunday school hour. Everyone is invited to stay after our fellowship time and join the church family in a time of prayer.
Are you making summer plans? Our church is putting together teams to work with World Renew the weeks of June 12th and June 19th. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us as we serve in the Okanogan area of Washington. The Vander Woudes and Hops are organizing this event on behalf of our church and a registration form will be available next month.
Volunteers are needed to help at the Jesus Gatherings on Sunday afternoons for the month of January, starting today. David Richards could use help today, as well as items for a potluck being served there. A sign-up sheet is in the foyer. Mitchell and Rochelle are taking the month of January as sabbatical leave, so help our church minister to them during this time.
Whatcom Love, INC. seeks to fill a vacancy for executive director. This person will oversee the operation and advancement of Love INC’s various ministries, supervises staff and volunteers, provides liaison with member churches, and draws community support. Job description and application are located on the website at www.whatcomloveinc.org.