We come to worship the merciful Creator of us all. We strive to worship as God’s servants seeking his strengthening Spirit. Everyone is warmly welcomed to join in this worthy endeavor. Blessings on all!
Message: Pentecost Prayer Service
Offering: Outreach Fund
May 15, 2016
This week we are asked to pray for Tom and Caroline Boenig, Mike and Jenn Boer and sons, Del and Pat Bosman, Helen Bowman and Alice Brakke. 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.
Our sermon next Sunday will be “Staying Chaste” based on Eph. 5:3-7. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.
The council is considering hosting a political event this fall where we would invite the judicial candidates to come and speak about their views of law, being a judge, etc. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this possible ministry to our church and our county, please contact David Richards or the church office.
CHURCH HISTORY WORKSHOP: Please come to this 3rd event in the Vitality Pathway for Congregational Renewal this evening. Our start time is 5:00 pm to include another yummy soup dinner, and childcare will be provided. In the workshop, from 6:00 till 8:00, we’ll be discussing our church history, asking attendees to reminisce about the good events and the difficult events of each decade in our congregation’s history. After creating a by-the-decades chart of these events, we will then invite all present to reflect on any patterns, both good and bad, that emerge. We will also talk about how to sustain the healthy trends and steps we could take to mitigate and stop the difficulties.
Each family was given a packet of information last week and more are available on the information stand. You are asked to review it and then to bring the packet with you to this evening’s Vitality history workshop.
Today we will draw lots and the Holy Spirit will select our next Elders and Deacons. We give thanks to Mark Ruiter and Brian Koning for their service as Elders and to Christine Speyer and Connie Knutson for their service as Deacons. The new elders and deacons will be installed during the May 22nd worship service.
Servants Next Sunday, May 22: Greeters: David and Ida Richards; Nursery: Barb Zylstra and Jolene Skovron; Snacks: Megan Speyer and Christine Speyer; Ushers: Bud Brouwer and Don Knutson; Prayer Room: Denise Doezema; Sunday school: Diane Button, Ida Richards, Herm and Ali Laninga; Children and Worship: Dan Obbink and Kylie Thramer.
Time to clean out the closets and garage for a fundraiser to help the Konings with their adoption of a boy from China. The event has been set for July 22/23 and donations may be placed in the first and middle portables. Brian and Melissa are also taking reservations for your family to schedule a photo shoot. See the Heartbeat for more information.
The Sunday school topic on May 22 will be on matters of the heart, with a lecture presented by cardiologist Dr. Spencer Hinds. Check out the full article in The Heartbeat about this class.
Team leaders are reminded to identify their primary missional markers and turn in their forms to our ongoing Vitality process team. If you have any questions regarding the form, please talk to Caroline Boenig.
The Deacons will be having a Linen Drive for Love, INC. They have requested clean, gently used/new sheets, especially queen size, as they have had a large donation of Queen size beds. The Deacons will provide a box in the back of church for your donation through Sunday, June 5.
Team leaders will be meeting this Wednesday evening at 7pm in the large classroom in the Administration Building.
Ellie and Morgan Roberts are graduating from high school! Everyone is invited to help celebrate their graduation on May 27th at 7pm. The celebration is being held at Hope in Christ Church, so come and congratulate them and wish them well on their next journey—COLLEGE!
VISIT ROMANIA, BUILD MINISTRY HOME: Plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other skilled construction workers are needed to help Broken Walls International remodel an old church into a ministry home for homeless and abused women and children in Hunedoara, Romania. A two-week trip is being planned for the last two weeks in June at a cost of less than $2,000. Broken Walls is a ministry for Romanian children headed by Lynden native Matt Starkenburg. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Curt Lenssen at 815-2580.