Bulletin Nov 13, 2016

We offer a cheerful welcome to each worshiper. We are pleased that you are here. We especially greet all veterans, remembering that November 11 was Veterans Day.

Offering: General Fund

Nov. 13, 2016

Prayer Requests:

This week we are asked to pray for Ken Anderson, Elaine Barringer, Mabel Benedict, Tom and Caroline Boenig, Mike and Jennifer Boer and their sons, Del and Pat Bosman. 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 continue to lift up in prayer Connie Knutson and Tena Vanderpol and their spouses and family as they both pursue cancer treatments.


This morning we welcome Tom, who is with International Christian Response and he will be speaking about the organizations work in Pakistan.

This coming Friday and Saturday is our annual Holiday Bazaar and we have about 16 vendors for the event. Terry and Donna are in need of homemade goodies and crafts to sell on behalf of the church. Help will be needed around 4pm on Saturday to re-set up the sanctuary following the bazaar. We will be selling hotdogs and chili on both days and Ken Wick is planning to sharpen knives.

In an effort to be a good steward with the funds entrusted to it CRWM is distributing most of its 2017 calendars through CR churches. If you did not receive a calendar in the mail you may pick one up off the information stand in the lobby.

Our annual congregational meeting will be held next Sunday during the Sunday school hour. All are welcome to join us for this meeting as we vote on the proposed 2016-2017 budget and the ministries we will support through the out-reach fund.

Join us on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 for our service, which will include sharing a feast of bread and grapes when we take communion together. The deacons will be taking an offering that morning on behalf of World Renew and collecting non-perishable food for the local food bank.

Love, INC. has approximately six families who would love to have a Thanksgiving meal. If your family or group would like to donate a basket for a family, please call their office to obtain the information. Their phone number is 671-4055.

Servants Next Sunday, Nov. 20: Greeters: Lanny and Christine Speyer; Snacks: Carolyn Goble and Faye Hop; Serving Assistants: Michal, Faith, Grace, Maggie; Ushers: Ken Wick and Lou Kooistra; Prayer Room: Lanny Speyer; Sunday school: Jolene Skovron and Diane Button; Children and Worship: Jen Roberts and Mairi Bravener.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help repair homes for disaster survivors in Florida, California, and Texas through early December and also in 2017. Those with home reconstruction experience as well as those who would like to learn a new skill are welcome and needed. Learn more at worldrenew.net/reconstruction-sites or call (800) 848-5818.

The seventh annual Lynden Christmas Church Choir Cantata will be held Dec. 11 at 4 and 6 p.m. at Third CRC. Joseph Martin’s “Journey of Promises” will be performed with full orchestra. For more information, call Ryan Smit at 303-9832.

Children’s House International is hosting its third annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. All proceeds from the fundraiser are used by the international adoption agency in Ferndale to help find forever homes for orphans around the world. This year’s focus is on India. For more information, call 383-0623 or visit childrenshouseinternational.com.

New renters will be moving in to the Ministry House on Dec. 1 and it needs a thorough cleaning. If you would like to organize or help with this project, please contact Doug Scholten or Terry Vander Woude.

Help is needed this morning after Sunday school to move chairs from the back of the sanctuary to upstairs.

Please come to the church on Thursday afternoon around 2pm to help move chairs and tables as we set up to host our annual bazaar, which begins this Friday at 4pm.


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