OCTOBER 29, 2017 BULLETIN
NOOKSACK VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH
Rev. Charles Kleinhesselink, Minister
eversonnooksackrca.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30AM & 6:30PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017
PRELUDE: Stephanie Bosman
HYMNS AND SONGS OF PRAISE: Stephanie Bosman & Amy Hemnes
#8(H) “Be Thou My Vision”
#415(H) “Victory in Jesus”
“This Is Amazing Grace”
MUSIC MINISTRY: Amy Hemnes & Stephanie Bosman
JUNIOR MESSAGE: Becky Bos
HYMN: #152(H) “Take My Life and Let It Be” (v. 1,2,&3)
(Kids dismissed to Children’s Church)
MESSAGE: “Prison Letter”
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4
OFFERTORY SPECIAL MUSIC: Haylee Koetje
6:30pm Evening Service here.
THIS LORD’S DAY ~ October 29th
GREETERS: Main: Travis & Colleen Stremler East: Ryan & Wendy Haak
OCTOBER USHERS: Nathan VanDellen, Duane Vermeer, Chad Likkel Alt. –Brent Stadt
OCTOBER MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Deb Kuiper
NURSERY: (T) Janelle Tjoelker, Angie VanBeek, Grace Sterk
(I) Becky Tresselt, Brenda VanRooyen
SOUND SYSTEM: Jason Postma
POWERPOINT: Kase Lautenbach
HOST: Linda & Rickie
LIBRARY: Pam Stacey
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Julie Thompson & Stephanie Bosman
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS: Brooke DeBeeld
A GOSPEL CONCERT with the Keeper’s of the Faith on Sunday, November 5, 6:30pm. Free will offering & refreshments. Contact Donna 360-966-5165. We need cookies, bars & breads and help serving.
DISHES IN THE KITCHEN Please check the shelves in the kitchen to see if any of the dishes are yours. We need all the space for our Lord’s Acre dinner. Any left here will be donated.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP We’re meeting at 6:30 tonight at church. Get dressed up in a costume and we’ll be heading out for bowling and DQ. Cost is $15. Plan on being back around 9:30.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP COSTUME SKATING PARTY! November 1 from 6:30-8:30 at Lynden Skateway. Cost is $5 per person that includes skate rentals. Bring your best or worst costume for judging. Church van will leave at 6pm and return at 9pm.
LORD’S ACRE SIGN UP The Lord’s Acre will be held Friday, November 10 this year. We need 30 kitchen volunteers to help prepare the dinner. The sign-up sheet for helpers is online this year; it has been sent via email and is on our Facebook page. Please sign up if you can help with one of the shifts, thank you!
NOMINATION LETTERS It’s time to nominate Elders and Deacons for next year, nomination letters are in your mailboxes. Nominations are due by Sunday, November 5th.
NVRC TEE SHIRT’S! Last week to sign up on the back table for the high school fundraiser tee shirt.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Let’s fill shoeboxes for kids in need & spread the word of hope in Jesus Christ at the same time! Pamphlets are on the back table. Have filled shoeboxes to church by Nov. 15th @ 7:30pm. Questions can be directed to Andrea VanRy.
PRAYER CONCERNS Sid Andringa, Shirley Fekkes, Gertie Juergens, Rhonda Juergens, Bobbie Lively, Sharon Westhoff
PRAYER FOCUS Douglas Kamstra, in his book, The Praying Church writes about “Headline Prayers.” He says by scanning the local newspaper, the issues discussed there become the basis of corporate prayer in the church on Sunday morning. He writes, “The daily newspaper contains dozens of people and circumstances in need of prayer.”
REFORMATION HISTORY This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At the heart of the Reformation are names we have heard mentioned many times before like John Calvin and Martin Luther. Before the event of the Reformation the Bible was recognized as authoritative for faith and obedience. The church also believed that authorities in the church as equivalent to Scripture. The Reformers believed that Scripture alone is the church’s standard for faith and practice. They contested that nothing or no authority should be able to dethrone Scripture. The leading doctrines of the Reformation were Scripture alone and faith alone. There were also women who helped shape the Reformation. We may know less about them, but their contributions are noteworthy. Katharina Luther, Martin’s wife was the first lady of “Protestantism.” A former nun, Katarina bore children in her marriage to Martin. Anna Bullinger, the wife of Martin Bullinger, was mother of 11 children and served the Swiss community with Christ’s love as well as raising her offspring. Rebecca Vandoodeward, her excellent article entitled, “Women of the Reformation” contends that contributed to the cause by writing. “Religious poetry was the dominant genre for women in the pre-Reformation era. Marguerite de Navarre was Protestantism’s first published female poet.” Katharina Zell wrote a theological piece defending clerical marriage. Vandoodeward concludes, “They were providing necessary training for women who would raise the next generation of mothers, authors, preachers, and queens.”
SENIORS Tuesday, Nov. 14th at 6pm – This time we are off to Syros to enjoy some great Italian and Greek food. Come hungry for they always give plenty. Good food and great company go hand in hand. Sign-up sheet on the back table.
SYMPATHY We express Christian sympathy to Pastor Chuck and Jean Kleinhesselink & family in the death of Jean’s brother, John Van Wyk in Iowa.
THE WEEK AHEAD ~ October 30-November 4
Wednesday 10am-Ladies Bible Study
6:45—Cadets & Gems
7pm—Choir & Jr. High Youth Group
Thursday 7pm – Ladies Bible Study
THE NEXT LORD’S DAY ~ November 5th
GREETERS: Main: Scott & Barb Woodley East: Chad & Diane Likkel
NOVEMBER USHERS: Lloyd Bos, Pete DeJager, Ryan Haak Alt – Dennis Lautenbach
NOVEMBER MORNING COFFEE SERVER: Rashelle Cuperus
COOKIES: Peg Smith, Audrey Snapper, Tena Speelman, Kristin Stadt, Lisa Stadt
NURSERY: (T) Emilene VanBeek, Andrea VanRy, Grace VanRy
(I) Karli Vis, Kara Zylstra, Hawley Zylstra
MUSICIAN: Jean Kleinhesselink SONG LEADER: Jr. Praise Team
MUSIC MINISTRY: Choir SOUND SYSTEM: Kase Lautenbach
POWERPOINT: Joshua VanDellen HOST: Ron & Nancy
LIBRARY: Angie VanBeek
CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS: Brenda VanRooyen & Amanda DeHoog
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERS: Luke & Tysen VanRooyen & Grace, Vince & Oliver DeHoog