MAY 14, 2017 BULLETIN
NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH
Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister
eversonnooksackrca.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30AM & 6:30PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Happy Mother’s Day!
PRELUDE: Jean Kleinhesselink
HYMNS AND SONGS OF PRAISE: Jr. Praise Team
“From the Sunrise”
“He Knows My Name”
“Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
MUSIC MINISTRY: Sunday School Kids
JUNIOR MESSAGE: Becky Bos
GUEST SPEAKER: Dick Rutgers
HYMN: #3(PB) “Holy, Holy”
(Kids dismissed to Children’s Church)
MESSAGE: “Pharaoh’s Daughter”
SCRIPTURE: Acts 7:21
OFFERTORY HYMN: #190(H) “Faith of Our Mothers”
6:30 Evening Service.
ANNOUNCEMENT We welcome Dick Rutgers to our worship service this morning. Next Sunday Melissa Stadt will join us for worship. She will speak about her upcoming year of service overseas. A chance to participate in her year- long ministry will be offered.
ANNOUNCEMENT The Nooksack Valley Food Bank is looking for someone to coordinate and direct the soup kitchen activities on Thursdays. Contact Ted Lautenbach for more information.
BE A MISSIONARY FAMILY IN BIRCH BAY If your family has a heart for the unchurched and wants to serve the Lord this summer, Water’s Edge Church is inviting three families to join them in reaching out to the Birch Bay community. The three month commitment includes being a part of the WE family by attending Sunday worship and participating in service projects, fellowship activities and community outreach. In return, you and your children will experience what it is like to be missionaries, to make a difference in the lives of those who don’t know Jesus, and to be a part of God stories that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. If you are interested or have questions, call Pastor Jim Carberry (389-3529). To learn more about Water’s Edge, visit the website watersedgewa.com.
BELGIC CONFESSION: ARTICLE II “The means by which we know God” “We know by two means: creation, preservation, and government of the universe is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God: his eternal power and his divinity, as the apostle Paul says in Romans 1:20. All these things are enough to convince men and to leave them without excuse. Secondly, he makes himself known to us more openly by his holy and divine Word, as much as we need in this life, for his glory and for the salvation of his own.” Guido de Bras, who penned the confession, determined to convince King Philip II of Spain that the men and women who embraced the doctrine of the Protestant Reformation were good citizens and ready to obey the government even though they differed with the stated religious order of the day.
CAMP SHILOH for Grades 6-9 on June 19-23 at Camp Firwood. Cost is $270 – our church will pay half. Make checks to Camp Shiloh. Paintball sessions will be $30 extra. Due by Sunday, May 21. See Donna for information and registration forms.
CONCERT Jerry Nelson will be in concert at Faith Community Church on Sat. June 3, at 6pm. The King’s Men of Song will also be there. Admission is free, with a freewill offering taken for Jerry Nelson Ministries. Doors open at 5pm. Refreshments following. Questions call Mary Ann at 354-4815.
DAILY LIVING The tongue has immense potential for good. George Sweating stated, “A fiery tongue is like a burning match in a gasoline tank. A word of hate inflames opposition. A mocking word incites bitterness. An evil word may kindle a career of sin.” We have all spoken words we’d like to recall. Sometimes we’ve made enemies or offended people when we didn’t intend to do so. When God controls the life of a believer, that wild beast caged behind your teeth will be tamed.
EVERYONE IS INVITED Next Sunday is the all church appreciation BBQ and the last day of Sunday School. BBQ will be held here at church at 12pm, after Sunday school. See you there!
FROM THE WORD We have learned the terms “sins of omission” and “sins of commission.” Paul spoke about the “things” he did not want to do but found himself doing. He also spoke about “things” he wanted to do but did not do (Romans 7:14-20). James in his letter, writes, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is a sin” (James 4:17). Some examples would be failing to forgive or failing to honor one’s parents. Sins of commission would be lying or stealing. Paul told the Roman Christians “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). This attitude and corresponding actions are vital in both avoiding sins of omission or commission.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP We’re meeting at Chad’s house (809 Beard Rd.) at 6:30 for our end of the year BBQ.
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP No meeting this coming Wednesday. We are done for this school year. Our end of the year party will be Saturday the 20th at 3pm at church. We will head up to Silver Lake to run around, do trails and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. We will be back by 7pm.
KIDS OF THE KINGDOM PRESCHOOL is looking to hire an assistant teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, please email Sonja & Lori at email@example.com.
PRAYER FOCUS The psalmist said, “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken… You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Ps. 16:8,11). Think of the spiritual blessings we receive in these verses. There is joy and eternal pleasures.
· Pray for someone who needs this joy.
· Pray for someone who needs the “unshakeable” courage for life’s challenges.
· Pray for someone who is searching to discover the “path of life”.
SENIORS Tuesday, May 16th at 6pm – Bingo and potluck are on once again along with lucky number. We will have at least 30 new items. You are welcome to bring things from home but if they don’t move you must take them back home with you. Bring your favorite potluck dish. (Note time has gone back to 6pm now so people who work can make it). Sign-up sheet on back table.
SYMPATHY We express Christian sympathy to Matt & Shirley Lagerwey in the deaths of two of Shirley’s sisters this past week – Myrna VanRoekel and Barbara Harvey. Also Barb was the grandmother of Randi & DL Lautenbach & family.