AUGUST 27, 2017 BULLETIN
NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH
Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister
eversonnooksackrca.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30AM & 6:30PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017
PRELUDE: Emily VanRy
HYMNS AND SONGS OF PRAISE: Praise Team
“This Is Amazing Grace”
MUSIC MINISTRY: Brother’s In Christ
HYMN: #131(H) “Hiding in Thee”
(Kids dismissed to Children’s Church)
MESSAGE: “Refuge and Strength”
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 3 & Psalm 46
6:30pm Evening Service here.
6:30pm Community service at Nooksack Middle School.
THIS LORD’S DAY ~ August 27th
GREETERS: Main: Pete & Shelli DeJager East: Phil & Patti Roorda
AUGUST USHERS: Phil Roorda, Len Smit, Loren VanBeek Alt. – Kurt Rutgers
AUGUST MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Angie VanBeek
NURSERY: (T) Shelli DeJager, Carla Dykstra, Darrick Dykstra, Dustin Dykstra
(I) Amy Hemnes, Jessica Tjoelker
SOUND SYSTEM: Doug VanRy
POWERPOINT: Luke VanRy
HOST: Ted & Diane
LIBRARY: Helen Stadt
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Becky Bos & Lindsey Rutgers
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS: Brooke DeBeeld
ABOUT THE MESSAGE The scene is dramatic. The location is ancient Israel, somewhere outside the walls of Jerusalem. King David is fleeing for his life. The king rests in the shadows and begins to pray. David had problems, difficulties so severe that his life hung in the balance. Can you identify with him? Perhaps you can. Maybe your enemies are circling the wagons around you. Fear has gripped you. Today, we find comfort, help and courage through the confession of Israel’s greatest king. Read Psalms 3 & 46 in preparation for our time together on Sunday morning. The catechism makes this pronouncement: “We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing will separate us from his love…” (Q and A #28)
COUPLES BIBLE STUDY What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage is the title of the book that will be used in the upcoming book study for couples in their 20’s and 30’s. Join Don & Tres Kamphouse beginning Sunday evening, September 10th. Please use the sign-up sheet to indicate your interest in the program which will meet monthly.
DENOMINATIONAL STUDY Christian and Missionary Alliance Denomination was not a denomination but an association of Christians who supported missions. A.B. Simpson founded the organization around the turn of the century. Simpson was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. In the late 1800’s, Simpson was convinced that the Lord was urging him to take the gospel into all the world. Simpson became closely involved with the growing Pentecostal movement sweeping the land. Simpson also had a great influence on the Assembly of God and Church of the Foursquare Gospel. However, after his death, (CMandA) distanced itself from Pentecostalism, rejecting the promise that speaking in tongues is a necessary indication of being filled with the Holy Spirit. In 1925, there were 25,000 members in 392 churches. In 2006, there were 417,000 members in 2,010 congregations. Simpson articulated the alliances core theology as the Christological “Fourfold Gospel”: Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and soon coming King.
DIRECTORY PHOTOS Thank you to those of you who have had their photo taken already for the new directory; we got about half done in our first two sessions. We have one more day planned, Sunday, September 24 to get everyone else. We will remind you closer to the date, thank you!
DISCIPLE STUDY Thaddeus is the next disciple we study. He is known by several names. Jude, Thaddeus or Lebbeus, son of Alpheus he is called. Tradition says Jude went to preach in Edessa near the Euphrates River. He was killed with arrows at Ararat. The chosen symbol for him is the ship because he was a missionary thought to be a fisherman.
FAMILY FORUM Amy Capetta writes about “Seven Ways to Raise a Well-Rounded Kid.” 1. Encourage special skills. 2. Applaud efforts. 3. Respect different leaning styles. 4. Read, read, read. 5. Eat dinner together. Check out the other two ways in her article. What does the Word of God say about parenting and raising kids? What passage in the Bible has been most helpful for you?
GEMS NEWS We are in need of some counselors for our Gems Girls Club. If you are interested or need more information, please see Diane Likkel or Michelle Moe.
HELPERS NEEDED If you would like to help out with the power point during the church service please see Randi or email me at email@example.com.
PRAYER FOCUS We are invited, even commanded to pray. And it requires work. Spiritual rebirth gives us a desire for communion with God. Whenever we are unable to express the deep feelings and emotions of our souls or when we are completely unclear about what we ought to be praying, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26-27). If we pray incorrectly we can take comfort that the Holy Spirit corrects our errors in praying. However, “he intercedes according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). In what specific areas of prayer do you take comfort in knowing that the Holy Spirit if need be, to “correct” your prayers before God?
SENIORS Sept. 4th – at 1pm. It’s Labor Day and some of us would love to play games and eat some good old comfort food. We are having Lasagna at the Timmermans. Please bring salad or dessert items. Sign-up sheet on back table.
SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER sign up forms are in mail boxes today. Sunday School begins on September 10 and many volunteers are needed. Please prayerfully consider your part in this ministry. If you have any questions please call Shelli DeJager at 966-2831.
SYMPATHY we express Christian sympathy to Tom & Amanda DeHoog & family, Tad & Shannon Bosman & family, Josh & Shauna Larson & family, and Phil & Patti Roorda & family, in the passing of Rich Larson, their grandfather/uncle. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.
THE NEXT LORD’S DAY ~ September 3rd
GREETERS: Main: Theo & Cheryl VanBerkum East: Doug & Emily VanRy
SEPTEMBER USHERS: Sean Tucker, Theo VanBerkum, Jerry VanDellen Alt.-Josh VanDellen
SEPTEMBER MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Cheeta Stremler
COOKIES: Amy Haak, Wendy Haak, Amy Hemnes, Nelly Herford, Teressa Heutink
NURSERY: (T) Michelle Moe, Rachel Koetje, Haylee Koetje
(I) Courtney Haak, Rhonda Juergens
MUSICIAN: Jean Kleinhesselink
SONG LEADER: Jr. Praise Team
SOUND SYSTEM: Len Smit
POWERPOINT: Kase Lautenbach
HOST: Ted & Diane
LIBRARY: Helen Stadt
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Julie Thompson & Michelle Moe
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS: Janessa Stadt & Jordan Prink