First Reformed Church News
March 29 – April 4,2020

MONDAY:
The FRC Consistory is meeting weekly on Monday nights at 7:15 pm using Zoom, an online meeting program, so that they can stay informed and ready to make decisions during this time.

WEDNESDAY:
Kids, please tune in on the FRC YouTube Channel, the Church Facebook Page
, or at www.frcoostburg.org, on Wednesday,April 1 at 6:00 pm for the PREMIER of FRC's Bible Class Online! Looking forward to connecting with you through the comments feature!  Also, please remember to cut-out your paper palm branches to use during worship next week Sunday (if you need those materials you can pick them up in the red box under the carport)!  It would be GREAT if your parents could e-mail me a picture of you waving it by this week Thursday, April 2nd (We might even use it next Sunday during worship!) Email them to ltaylor@frcoostburg.org or email me if you didn't find any supplies in the red box.

FRC’s Virtual Uth Gatherings on Wednesday, April 1st!!

Jr. High: 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  High School: 7:15 – 7:45 pm.

Both groups should have received an email calendar invite you can access on your Chrome books!  Click the “Join Hangouts Meet” link at the designated time (5 minutes early), turn your microphone off, and follow the on-screen instructions, headphones would probably work best!  Justin Oliver, our Virtual Uth Production Manager says, “It’s gonna be a BLAST!”

Information for Everyone

All in person meetings and church sponsored activities are cancelled for the present but we are seeking to use technologies to connect and carry on ministry.  We will not be gathering for worship but we will be broadcasting worship live as normal at 9:00 AM via channel 14 and video stream.  We encourage you to join us. To access the video stream go to the church website (frcoostburg.org) and on the home page under Worship click on the Live Stream tab.  We plan to use part of our worship time to keep you up to date on what’s happening in our FRC family. You will also be able to access announcements on the website homepage by clicking on the News tab.

For the time being we are keeping all the doors locked at the church building. However, this does not mean that our staff or building is off limits.  Most of us on staff are still trying to keep regular office hours – although there may be times when situations don’t allow this.  To access the building we ask that you use the west (car port) entrance whenever possible. That will allow us to keep the potential spread of germs in the building to a minimum. For your convenience there is a hand sanitizer dispenser just inside the west entrance and other dispensers located by all the other entrances with the exception of the northeast entrance. Thanks for cooperating in this way.

Do You Need Help?? The Deacons are working on a plan to offer assistance for those who need help getting groceries or other chores.  In the meantime, please call the church office 564-2319. If you need assistance outside of office hours call Pastor Brian’s cell (920) 287-5198, or Pastor Bob’s cell (712) 253-0816.

Faces of FRC:  Maybe now more than ever it’s important for us to see your smiling faces.  In order for this to continue we need your help. Please take a few minutes to submit your photo and answer a few easy questions. That can be done by going to the church website and clicking on the Faces of FRC tab or during office hours drop off a photo and complete a form. The forms are available at the Information Booth.

Giving Options:  One of the ways we worship is to respond ingratitude by giving back to God a portion of what God has given to us.  With that in mind we offer the following options for giving offerings: 1) Contributions can be mailed to the church.  2) Contributions can be dropped off at the church during church business hours and placed in the Families In Need box which is located in the narthex near the church office. 3) Give online by going to the church website and click on the Give Now tab on the Homepage.  The mission of the month giving can be done using the same methods.

NOTE: The I-fit Ministry which meets the second Monday of the month at the Gibbsville Reformed Church is finished for the rest of the year. We look forward to starting up on October 12, 2020.

Family Camp is back for the second year.  Mark your calendar for August 7-9, and watch for details soon!

On Tuesday, March 24, we were able to minister in His name to 25 families with a drive up food distribution.  We will be having another drive up food distribution on Tuesday, April 7th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  This food pick-up is for families in Oostburg,Gibbsville, and Hingham that could use a little extra help during this time.  Please share if you know someone who could benefit, or save the date if we could help you!

Urgent Help Need!  If you can give of your time and energy on Sunday, August 16th, from approximately Noon – 7:00 PM for the food vault ministry please call Connie Schreurs at 564-6256.  We need approximately 2 dozen people; you’ll be fed, and Connie guarantees you’ll have a great time!

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Francine DeMaster in the loss of her mother-in-law, Dorothy DeMaster, on March 21st.  We pray God will comfort her in her time of bereavement.

MISSION OF THE MONTH: The offerings received in March will be going to Kyle & Jayne Wenig for their work with Athletes in Action. The amount received to date is $3,114.74.  The offerings received in April will be going to Samaritan’s Hand.

NOTE:  The offering received on 3/22/2020 totaled $24,474.00.

High School Mission Trip is still being planned for July 19-25th to the Twin Cities.  We will be waiting to collect the next round of deposits until further notice.

ADVANCED ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 12 – 3 year old through fifth grade sing during worship – Easter.

June 3 – FRC Grill & Chill.

June 14-19 – Camp Manitoqua for those kids who have  completed third through seventh grade.

July 19-25 – High School Twin Cities Mission Trip.

August 7-9 – FRC Family Camp weekend at Pine Ridge  Campground.

September 13 –Worship in the Park at 10:00 AM

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Linda Vander Weele as she receives rehabilitative care at the Haven Drive Campus of Pine Haven.

Pray for Phyllis Parrish who is recovering at home after having had knee replacement surgery.

Pray for Mary Dulmes as she recuperates from surgery.  She is now residing in the Disciple Home (Room 205) at the Haven Drive Campus of Pine Haven.

Pray for E.J. Caljouw as his body responds to his most recent treatment.  Pray that the treatment is effective with little or no side effects.

Pray for Ruth Ann Draayers as she seeks relief from back pain.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as her body responds to her treatment last week.

Pray for Jean Kohls as her body responds to her most recent treatment and for her body to continue to respond well to the treatments.

Pray for Tom Horn who is receiving rehabilitative therapy at Meadow View Health Services in Sheboygan.

Pray for our government officials and doctors and health care workers as they make decisions and care for people.

Pray for those who are isolated from family and friends in care facilities and for those who provide care for them.

 

With the nursing homes being closed for visitors and for those who have chronic illnesses or limitations and have not been able to leave their homes it might be nice to send them a card or have your children color them a picture to let them know their church family is thinking of them.

Pine Drive Campus
701 Pine Drive, Oostburg, WI  53070
Nelda Westerbeke – Room 105
Norma Brill – Room 114
Wayne Huenink – Room 119
Jean Mentink – Room 138

Giddings Avenue Campus
531 Giddings Avenue
Sheboygan Falls,WI 53085
Carol Klarman – Room 501
Muriel Ledeboer – Room 619
Carol Hengst – Room 623

Haven Drive Campus
220 Haven Drive
Sheboygan Falls, WI  53085
Linda Vander Weele – Room 104

Prairie Crossing
1280 Pine Haven Lane
SheboyganFalls, WI 53024
Archie Soerens – Room 219

The Bay At North Ridge Medical & Rehab
1445 North 7th Street
Manitowoc,WI  54220
Burt Ten Pas

Harbor Cove
425 Walters Street
Port Washington WI  53074
Fay Mentink – Room 7
Phil Mentink – Room 116

Others:
Eunice Lensink
127 Glendale Blvd.
Parchment,MI  49004

MaryJo Oonk
119 South 11th Street
Apartment 102
Oostburg,WI  53070

DickPreder
115 North 15th Street
Apartment 104
Oostburg,WI  53070

Tom Horn
Meadow View Health Services
3613 South 13th Street
Sheboygan,WI  53081

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