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NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH

Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister

eversonnooksackrca.org   email: nvrca@hotmail.com

WORSHIP SERVICES:  9:30AM & 6:30PM

Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

CADETS/GEMS SUNDAY

 

PRELUDE: Jean Kleinhesselink

 

HYMNS AND SONGS OF PRAISE: Vedder Mountain Pickers

          “I’d Rather Have Jesus”   

          “Are You Washed in the Blood?”

          “In the Sweet By and By”

 

GREETING

 

MUSIC MINISTRY: Vedder Mountain Pickers

 

GEMS & CADETS

 

PRAYER

 

HYMN: #26 (PB) “Now God Our Father”

(Children’s Church dismissed)

 

MESSAGE:  “Jesus is Passing”

SCRIPTURE: Luke 18:35-38

 

OFFERTORY SONG: #43(PB) “Commune With Me”

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE

6:30pm Soup/Pie Supper.

 

THIS LORD’S DAY  ~  MARCH 26TH

GREETERS: Main: Dale & Brenda VanRooyen   East: Tyler & Becky Bos

MARCH USHERS: Ralph Lautenbach, Ted Lautenbach, Phil Roorda  Alt. – Len Smit

MARCH MORNING COFFEE SERVER: RoseAnn Rutgers

NURSERY: (T) Janelle Tjoelker, Emilene VanBeek, Krista Vermeer

    (I) Angie VanBeek, Cheryl VanBerkum, Nicci Vermeer

SOUND SYSTEM: Ken Ekema                                      POWERPOINT: Kase Lautenbach

HOST: Bruce & Lisa                                         LIBRARY: Jane Regier

CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS:   3yrs- Julie Thompson   4/5yrs- Becky Bos

CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS:  3yrs – Brooke DeBeeld    4/5yrs- Cassidy & Morgan

 

A NEW MEMBERS CLASS is forming. Contact Pastor Chuck for more information.

 

ABOUT THE MESSAGE There was no doubt that the man needed help. Poor, handicapped, and virtually alone, there was no help for Bartimeus. His life was as desolate as the bleak county surrounding the Dead Sea. However, Jesus was about to pass his way. Read all about him in Luke 18:35-38.

 

ALL LADIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US Saturday, April 1 at 9:30am for the Lenten Breakfast. We will have a guest speaker, devotions, music and breakfast. There is no cost to attend and childcare will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex; or RSVP via the Facebook event. Any questions, please see Emilene VanBeek.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT A soup and pie supper is scheduled for Sunday evening, March 26th. Bill Brouwer will present a brief slide show following the supper. Bring a friend. People with last names A-L bring soup. People with last names M-Z bring pie. We begin at 6pm.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Kent and Jessica Tjoelker on the birth of a baby boy, Lucas Henry on March 15th. Lucas weighed 7lbs. 10oz. and was 21 inches long. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER AUCTION will be April 12! Silent auction will start at 6:00, live at 7:00. Dessert provided.

 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP We’re celebrating Spring Break with a pancake breakfast at Chad’s barn. Come by this Saturday at 7:00 and grab some breakfast and hear a devotional to kick off your break!

 

LESSON ASSIGNMENT Matthew 6:1-34  After teaching about happiness and honoring the Law, Jesus taught about giving, praying and worshipping. God sees everything we do, and he will reward us even for the good work we do that no one notices. How can we anonymously give to someone in need today? What changes need to be made in our prayer life? How can we make worship a higher priority?

 

PRAYER CONCERNS Martin Sterk, Shirley Lagerwey, Bobbie Lively, Shirley Fekkes

 

PRAYER FOCUS No has a greater responsibility to pray for you than you do. Asking for God’s good gifts for ourselves is not selfish. Alvin VanderGriend quotes C.H. Spurgeon when he writes, “Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom.” Consider several passages from God’s Word that encourage us to ask of Him: Luke 11:9-10; I John 5:14-15; Matthew 7:11; Philippians 4:6-7; and Hebrews 4:16.

SYMPATHY We express Christian sympathy to Josh and Rashelle Cuperus and family in the death of Rashelle’s grandmother, Jean Laird on March 15th.

 

SYMPATHY We express Christian sympathy to Doris & Oscar DeVries in the passing of Doris’ brother Herb Hatch on March 7th.

 

SYMPATHY We express Christian sympathy to the Dooyema, DeJong, and Roosma families in the passing of Rolena’s neice, Gloria Bryce.

 

THE COMMANDMENTS The sixth commandment prohibits murder. “You shall not murder” (Deut. 5:17). The catechism helps us to understand the words of God about this sixth commandment. “I am not to belittle, insult, hate, or kill my neighbor – not by my thoughts, my words, my look or gesture, and certainly not by actual deeds – and I am not to be party to this in others; rather, I am to put away all desire for revenge. I am not to harm or recklessly endanger myself either. Prevention of murder is also why government is armed with the sword.” Every attack on someone’s life by hatred, or carelessness in thought or word or deed, is condemned by God. Why must we respect and even love all other human beings? Because God made them in his own image. Each human being has a likeness to God.

 

VBS We have scheduled a VBS volunteer interest meeting for Thursday, April 20th at Sumas CRC. Interested volunteers can come learn about the program “Mighty Fortress” and all the different volunteer opportunities available. VBS is scheduled for June 26th-30th, 9am-12pm. No commitment is required that evening. We will have a follow up meeting the next month for those who feel led to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to help shine a light in our community!

 

THE WEEK AHEAD ~ March 27 – April 1

 

WEDNESDAY  10:00am— Ladies Bible Study

                    7:00pm— Choir, Jr. High Youth Group

 

THURSDAY    7:00pm— Ladies Bible Study

 

SATURDAY     9:30am— Lenten Breakfast

 

THE NEXT LORD’S DAY ~ April 2nd

GREETERS: Main: Fred & Elaine Kooistra  East: Harry & Marie Tiemersma

APRIL USHERS: Loren VanBeek, Sean Tucker, Theo VanBerkum  Alt. – Steve VanderVliet

APRIL MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Colleen Stremler

COOKIES: Christina Mellema, Michelle Moe, Shirley Payne, Jayleen Plagerman, Joy Plagerman

NURSERY: (T) Carissa Wineinger, Adele Dykstra, Marlys Warner

    (I) Karli Vis, Kara Zylstra, Brooke DeBeeld

MUSICIAN: Marilyn Bosman                              SOUND SYSTEM: Len Smit

MUSIC MINISTRY: Kobi Lautenbach                             POWERPOINT: Brittany Kuiper

HOST: Virgil & Cheeta                                                LIBRARY: Michelle VanDellen

CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS:   3yrs- Julie Thompson    4/5yrs- Angie VanBeek

CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS:  3yrs – Nicci Vermeer     4/5yrs – Caroline VanBeek