Bulletin – Week of March 6, 2016

Bulletin – Week of March 6, 2016

We welcome you, from wherever you come, to unite with us as we approach our loving

Creator in a spirit of worship. Your presence enhances our worship experience.

 Message: A Culture of Godly Leadership

 Scripture: Matthew 5:3-12

Offering: General Fund

Prayer Requests:

This week we are asked to pray for Anne Geleynse, Darryl and Gloria Groothuis, Carolyn Goble, Dan Grover, Jerry and Faye Hop, Jr. Johnson. 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.

We pray for continued healing for Lee Veenstra. Lee had been hospitalized for fluid around his heart/lungs. He was able to return home on Thursday.


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.

Our service next Sunday will be “Fruitful Organizational Structures” based on Numbers 2. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The bulletin, which includes the songs of praise, is usually posted online by Friday afternoons and the monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.

Please come explore the beauty of all that communion is this evening at 6pm for our next TAG (Talking About God) meeting. I originally intended for this to be a discussion about children and the Lord’s Table, but in doing my research, there’s so much richness in all that communion is, that we’ll do more of a broad overview on the historical context starting from 1500 BC, to the time of Christ, then another snapshot of the theological discussions/struggles in the 1500’s AD. I’m looking forward to a fun time of singing, a Ray Vander Laan video snippet, looking at a number of Scripture references, and good times coming to appreciate the depth of love that our Savior has for us.  Brian Koning

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Servants Next Sunday, March 13: Greeters: Bud and Lorraine Brouwer; Nursery: Lorraine Brouwer and Ida Richards; Snacks: Faye Hop and Avis Kaemingk; Ushers: Len Vander Woude and Lou Kooistra; Prayer Room: Jen Roberts; Sunday school: Jolene Skovron, Pastor Scott, Tena Vanderpol; Children and Worship: Ida Richards and Amber Obbink.

The Keepers of the Faith will be at Faith Community Church on April 20.  Save the date. Faith Community Church–Lynden, WA @ 6:00pm

Kings Men of Song will be performing in our church on March 20th. Doors will open at 6:30 and refreshments served, with their performance to begin around 7pm. A free-will offering will be taken for the Lighthouse Mission.

The March issue of The Heartbeat, our monthly newsletter, is available this morning and on-line. Have you checked out the church’s new web site yet?

Hospitality is missing two containers that are used to store cookies in; we have the lids but not the bases. Please check your cupboards to see if you have one or more of them; we would love to have them back.

The church office will be closed this Friday, March 11, as the secretary will be on vacation. Terry will also be on vacation the week of March 14th. Jenn Boer will be working afternoons in the office next week while Terry is gone.

Free public lecture by Dr. Martin de Wit. A Christian Spirituality for Hopeful Earth-keeping. Response by Jerome Lengkeek. DATE: March 23 at Trinity Western University (Northwest Auditorium). (Building 21) TIME: 7:30-9:00pm. Take this opportunity to learn what a Christian Spirituality for Earth-keeping might include. Martin will explore the theology Augustine, Calvin and Moltmann to help clarify the shape of such an ethic. More information is available on the bulletin board in the foyer.

Our Good Friday Service will be held at 7pm on March 25. Bring a friend and come for this solemn service as we acknowledge Christ’s death on the cross for our sin.

Help is needed on the sound board during the Sunday morning worship. A time of training for all those working the sound board is being scheduled for Sept. 24 from 9-noon, so let Melissa Koning or Mark Ruiter know if you are interested.


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