NOVEMBER 19, 2017 BULLETIN
NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH
Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister
eversonnooksackrca.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30AM & 6:30PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
PRELUDE: Emily VanRy
HYMNS AND SONGS OF PRAISE: Praise Team
“Blessed Be Your Name”
“What a Beautiful Name”
MUSIC MINISTRY: Choir
HYMN: #38(H) “The Name of Jesus”
(Kids dismissed to Children’s Church)
MESSAGE: “It’s All About Him”
SCRIPTURE: Colossians 2
OFFERTORY SPECIAL MUSIC: Gracie Rutgers
6:30pm Evening Service here.
THIS LORD’S DAY ~ November 19th
GREETERS: Main: Kent & Heidi Kamphouse East: Trent & Lynzi Stap
NOVEMBER USHERS: Lloyd Bos, Pete DeJager, Ryan Haak Alt-Dennis Lautenbach
NOVEMBER MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Rashelle Cuperus
NURSERY: (T) Mitzi Baldwin, Faith Baldwin, Becky Bos, Cassidy Bos
(I) Bertha Beld, Jodi DeBeeld, Brooke DeBeeld
SOUND SYSTEM: Doug VanRy
POWERPOINT: Brent Stadt
HOST: Kurt & RoseAnn
LIBRARY: Bertha Beld
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Angie VanBeek & Trisha Card
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS: Wyatt & Weston Card, Caroline VanBeek
ABOUT THE MESSAGE We continue our study of Colossians this morning. Colossians, Philemon, Philippians and Ephesians were letters Paul wrote from prison. In Colossians 2 we discover some of the challenges believers faced. Three words will guide our thoughts this Lord’s Day: Walk, Watch, and Win. Be in prayer in preparation for our time together.
ANNOUNCEMENT Grace Dittmer’s book “To Tell the Story” is available to order. The cost is $10 + shipping. If you are interested, please contact Marie Tiemersma.
ANNOUNCEMENT The combined choir singers of several Whatcom County churches will be presenting, “Come to the Manger,” on Sunday, Dec. 3, a Christmas choir cantata with full orchestra at 4pm and 6pm at Third CRC. Come to worship God and celebrate beautiful choral and orchestra music! (Offering: Lighthouse Mission)
CHECK THE TABLE IN THE NARTHEX for any dishes you may be missing at your home. These items are from the kitchen that have been there awhile and have not been picked up. The items not claimed after today’s service will be donated on. Thank you.
CONSISTORY NEWS Your new elders who will serve a 3 year term are Don Kamphouse and Pete DeJager. Deacons beginning their terms of office are Kyle Juergens and Brent Stadt.
FUNDRAISING CONCERT Evergreen 3 along with Kevin Mills will be singing on Dec. 2 at 6pm at the Rome Community Bible Church, 2720 Mt. Baker Hwy. Bring your family and friends! All donations will help send their youth to work in missions in Brazil
GOD WILL PROVIDE He led a life of thievery and spent time in jail. Although he trained for the Lutheran ministry, he was called a “degenerate” by some accounts. At the age of 20, he was invited to a friend’s home on Saturday where there was prayer, hymn singing and a printed sermon read. His heart was moved. God continued to work in his life and in 1829 he went to London to be trained as a missionary to the Jews. He met several individuals who were Plymouth Brethren. He became convinced of their teaching and he eventually pastored several chapels in England. On November 21, 1835, after reading a book by August Frankie, he resolved to start an orphanage in Bristol, England. The orphanage became operational in 5 months. He, George Muller, trusted God daily for the funds and food to sustain the orphanage. Each day was an adventure in faith. In this season of Thanksgiving, we look to God and thank him for his sustaining grace and the resources he provides. Look for opportunities to help others in need. Are the people in your neighborhood that need assistance? Are there kids at school who need assistance? Ask God to make it clear to you in any way you can help.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP We’re meeting tonight at 6:30. Bring your nerf equipment!
KEEPERS OF THE FAITH CONCERT on Wed. Nov. 29th at 7pm at Magnolia Room – Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Abbotsford, BC. Freewill offering. Any questions see Donna.
LADIES WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY we will not be meeting on November 22nd.
LADIES MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the upcoming RCWM Christmas party! December 4th at 6:30pm here at church. More details coming soon so be watching for it in your mailbox and the bulletin!! All LADIES are WELCOME to attend!
LUTHER’S SMALLER CATECHISM Martin Luther’s Smaller was compiled so that households could teach children the essentials of the Christian faith. Luther, in his commentary on the Apostle’s Creed, comments on the first article: Creation – “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.” He asks, “What does this mean?” He answers, “I believe God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have! He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true. We give thanks for our bounty toward us. As you reflect on God’s provision for you, for what are you most thankful? Around the dinner table sometime this week, quiz your children about being thankful for the things God provides.
PRAYER CONCERNS Bill VanVleet, Sid Andringa, Sharon Westhoff, Bobbie Lively, Rolena Dooyema(surgery)
SUNDAY SCHOOL there will be a short meeting today following the service in Shelli’s office to decide on the offering for the Sunday School Christmas program.
THANKSGIVING is almost here. We will once again be supporting our local food bank and the Lighthouse Mission. Food items will be received at the church anytime.
THE ANGEL TREE is set up by the front door of the narthex. Directions are on the back of the Angel and all fulfilled Angels need to be returned to church by December 11th. Please know all items from the Angel tree are kept in the Everson/Nooksack area! Thank you in advance to those who participate!
THE WEEK AHEAD ~ November 20 - 25
THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE – NOV. 23RD 9:30am
Greeters: Main: Loren & Emilene VanBeek East: Duane & Krista Vermeer
Musician: Marilyn Bosman
Sound: Len Smit
Music Ministry: Claudette Sterk
Host: Kurt & RoseAnn
THE NEXT LORD’S DAY ~ November 26th
GREETERS: Main: Ted & Diane Lautenbach East: Bill & Margaret Visser
NOVEMBER USHERS: Lloyd Bos, Pete DeJager, Ryan Haak Alt – Dennis Lautenbach
NOVEMBER MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Rashelle Cuperus
COOKIES: Vera Stuurmans, Erica Sytsma, Leia Sytsma, Lori TeVelde, Mary Thibou
NURSERY: (T) Stephanie Bosman, Melanie Bosman, Charley Bosman
(I) Rashelle Cuperus, Adele Dykstra
MUSICIAN: Jean Kleinhesselink
SONG LEADER: Jr. Praise Team
MUSIC MINISTRY: Cornie Timmermans
SOUND SYSTEM: Jason Postma
POWERPOINT: Luke VanRy
HOST: Don & Tres
LIBRARY: Bertha Beld
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Becky Bos & Lindsey Rutgers