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MARCH 19, 2017 BULLETIN

NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH

Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister

eversonnooksackrca.org   email: nvrca@hotmail.com

WORSHIP SERVICES:  9:30AM & 6:30PM

Sunday, March 19, 2017

 

 

 

PRELUDE: Marilyn Bosman

 

HYMNS: #278(H) “O For a Thousand Tongues”

               

GREETING

 

MUSIC MINISTRY: King’s Men of Song (part 1)

 

OFFERTORY HYMN: #34 (H) “May Jesus Christ Be Praised”

(Children’s Church dismissed)

 

MESSAGE: “Jesus Saw Matthew”

SCRIPTURE: Mark 2:13-17

 

MUSIC MINSITRY: King’s Men of Song (part 2)

 

OFFERING (for King’s Men of Song)

 

BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE

 

 

 

6:30pm Evening Service.

 

THIS LORD’S DAY  ~  MARCH 19TH

GREETERS: Main: Jerry & Joan Carlin   East: Duane & Bertha Beld

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

MARCH MORNING COFFEE SERVER: RoseAnn Rutgers

NURSERY: (T) Travis & Colleen Stremler, Kobi Lautenbach

    (I) Wendi Stremler, Lori TeVelde, Becca TeVelde

SOUND SYSTEM: Kase Lautenbach                    

POWERPOINT: Brent Stadt

HOST: Bruce & Lisa                                        

LIBRARY: Jane Regier

CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS:   3yrs- Rachel Koetje   4/5yrs- Julie Thompson

CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS:  3yrs – Haylee Koetje    4/5yrs- Courtney Haak

 

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

 

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.

 

CADET NEWS There are two dates for our cadet members to remember. First, on Saturday, March 25th, we will race our cars at Sumas CRC. Be at the Sumas Church by 8:30am. Competition will begin at 9am. Cadets, make sure you bring your cars to church this Sunday morning so the cadet leaders can inspect them. Second, next Sunday morning, March 26th is designated as Cadets/Gems Sunday. Please wear your shirts on Saturday and Sunday.

 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP Amazing Race happening tonight at 6:30!

 

NEWSLETTER There is an updated newsletter from Ron & Nancy Hilbrands on the bulletin board. Our church supports them.  

 

PRAYER CONCERNS Martin Sterk

 

PRAYER FOCUS  Prayer is vital because it is the tangible way we live out our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Prayer is imperative because God accomplishes his work on earth in response to the prayers of his people. The Spirit commanded early believers, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” (Col. 4:2). Consider these passages in your time of prayer this week: Mark 1:35, Mark 6:46, Luke 5:15-16, Luke 6:12, Luke 22:44, and John 17:1. Consider the features of Jesus’ prayer life in these verses. Was Jesus driven to prayer or drawn to it? To what extent did Jesus’ prayer life contribute to the success of his ministry?

 

SENIORS Monday, March 20th at 5:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. The Lautenbach’s are once again planning their annual Crazy Dinner. You may be green with envy when you see what others have learned to eat with or you may choose to wear green so everyone can try to figure out what you’re up to. Sign-up sheet on back table. Fun starts at 5:30.

 

THE COMMANDMENTS The fifth commandment calls us to honor our parents. “Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Deut. 5:16). The catechism (#104) claims, “through them God chooses to rule us.” The connection between honoring God and honoring parents is obvious. In order to honor our parents, we need to see them as more than people who love us or fail to love us. We need to see them as teachers. Lewis Smedes notes that children honored their parents throughout their lives. In childhood this meant primarily listening and obeying in order to learn. He stresses that honor is distinct from warm feelings of love that all of us crave.

·         To what extent have you viewed your parents and teachers?

·         What important things have you learned from them?

 

WORLD PERSPECTIVE Europe is the new “dark continent”. Africa now sends more missionaries to Europe than Europe sends to Africa. The health reports of the European church aren’t very encouraging. Church’s are closing and are being converted into mosques, museums, bars, and book depositories. In France, there are more practicing Muslims than baptized Catholics. In England, more than 70 percent have no intention of stepping into a church. But we must not forget that Christ is building his church. Every other religion in the world proclaims a message of acceptance, inclusion, and hope based on human works. But Christianity is different. Martin Luther wrote, “Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing; were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing: Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth His name, from age to age the same, and he must win the battle.”  Christ is building his church – even today. The powers of darkness will be defeated. Jesus said, “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

 

PRAYING OUR DIRECTORY We continue our prayers for our church families this week. (Last names starting with W, X, Y and Z.)

 

WELCOME We welcome the King’s Men of Song today. A free will offering will be taken on their behalf.

 

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD ~ March 20 - 25

 

MONDAY       5:30pm— Senior’s Crazy Dinner

 

WEDNESDAY  10:00am— Ladies Bible Study

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

 

THURSDAY    7:00pm— Ladies Bible Study

 

THE NEXT 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

COOKIES: Kathleen Leach, Diane Likkel, Pam Likkel, Sharon Maas, Julie McGillivray

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

    (I) Angie VanBeek, Cheryl VanBerkum, Nicci Vermeer

MUSICIAN: Jean Kleinhesselink

SOUND SYSTEM: Ken Ekema

MUSIC MINISTRY: Vedder Mountain Pickers

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