THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITES (8/19 – 8/25)

SUNDAY:

Coffee and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Room following the morning service.

MONDAY:

6:00 PM – Deacons Meeting in The Shed.

6:30 PM – Board of Elder’s Meeting in the Fellowship Room.

7:15 PM – Consistory Meeting in The Shed.

TUESDAY:

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall. Hostess – Charlene Schreurs; Leader – Judy Hoffmann

THURSDAY:

7:00 PM – Bruggink Circle meets in the Church Lounge. Please prepare lessons six and seven.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

 Worship in the Park (Veteran’s Park in Oostburg) is scheduled for next Sunday, August 26th, at 10:00 AM (note the time change), followed by fellowship, games and lunch.  Sign-up sheets for this service are on the stand near the main entrance.  The deadline to sign-up is today!!  We also are looking for donated items so if you are willing to help out in that capacity, see the sign-up list for those items.

Attention Church Family!  On Sunday, Sept. 9th, we will be hosting a Ministry Expo at FRC after the 9:00 AM worship service.  This will be an opportunity for each ministry to showcase what they do and it will give members a chance to check out ministry opportunities.  If you would like to reserve a space for your ministry please call the Church Office at 564-2319 and let them know whether you will need a four foot or eight foot space.  If you have questions, contact Pastor Brian.

Attention Congregation!  Life Group listings for the Fall semester will be available on Sunday, September 2. The Fall semester will start the week of September 16.

COLLEGE SUDENTS – We have prayer partners that want to pray for you at college this year!  You may just be starting college, or you already have been in college, and maybe you are adjusting to being away from home, or unsure of your major, or struggling in some other area……then we have people who want to pray for you.  If you would be interested in a prayer partner, please pick up a form at the Information Booth.  Fill it out with as much information as you have, and return it to the bag marked “College Student Forms” at the Information Booth.  You will be contacted who your prayer partner will be.

Also Needed:  Prayer partners for the college students.  If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet, also at the Information Booth.

On September 14, Joel Hoffmann will be golfing in Bethany Christian Services “Swing Fore Kids” golf event.  Bethany Golfers help raise money to support Bethany’s vision where all children live in a loving family.  If you are interested in helping Joel with his fund raising, please sign up on his pledge sheet at the Information Booth or you can email him at joel@oostburgconcrete.com and request a link to his fund raising web page. Please also pray for good weather for this event and for the health and safety of all of the participants.  Thank you!

MISSION OF THE MONTH:  The offerings received in August are going to our Food Vault.  The amount received to date is $365.00.

How do you decorate for Christmas?  Fixer Upper/ shabby chic style? Traditional? All about the kids? Everything you have all creatively mixed together? Modern/anything but traditional? Everything homemade? Once again, the Adelphia team is looking for people who are willing to open up their decorated homes for the “Homes for the Holidays XIII” tour on Saturday, December 8.  This event is to share your way of decorating your home for Christmas.  You DON’T have to do anything you normally don’t do and you may limit areas you want allowed seen.  Different styles of decorating is what makes this event so enjoyable.  If you are interested, please talk to a team member – Audie Gabrielse-Breit, Kass Hoffmann, Else’ Allen.

PINE HAVEN’S ANNUAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL:  Join the Women’s Auxiliary on Saturday, September 8th, from 1:30 – 6:00 PM at our Annual Autumn Festival – featuring a brat fry, baked goods, crafts and music from the Big Cedar Bluegrass Band, held at Pine Haven’s new Haven Dive Campus Community Center (220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls).  This year our church is responsible for baked goods, along with any fresh produce or canned food items.  Also, craft items are always welcomed.  If you are willing to donate baked goods or any other items, please have them to the church kitchen by NOON on Saturday, September 8th.  All donations are greatly appreciated!

The annual Men’s Golf Scramble (four person best-ball play) will be held on Saturday, September 8th, at Autumn Ridge Golf Course near Valders.  Tee-off is at 7:30 AM.  The cost is $40 per person which includes green fees, a power cart, lunch and prizes. You are encouraged to form your own teams but we will do our best to form teams for those who sign-up as individuals.  Each team is encouraged to designate a team captain.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian.

Faithwalking has been instrumental I helping a number of FRCers grow I their walk with Christ and has impacted the way in which they interact with those around them.  Come and hear their stories of transformation on Sunday, September 9th, after the Ministry Expo.

Thanks to the many donations of food items, produce, circus tickets from the Oostburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and school supplies from the deacons, we were able to serve 23 families this week.  Because of so many generously giving time, and products, we gave out over $4,800 in products and the total cost we paid was $220.00!!! Thank you FRC family for your continued support of this ministry.

Would you like to be part of the team that helps to serve families in need with the food ministry at First Reformed Church? We have several ongoing needs for volunteers.  We are in need of people to help with daytime set-up the day of pick-up, someone who enjoys cooking, and a few open to be called for breaking down large quantities of food into smaller portions.  If interested, please see Connie Schreurs, Laura Hoffmann, or Lori Taylor.

Mineral Street Ministry in Milwaukee is still in need of travel size toiletries, socks (men/women, gently used or new) and underwear (new, men/women). There is a list with the needs at the Information Booth as well as the bin to put the donations in.  Pastor Tripp is very involved in this ministry reaching out to those who are marginalized in the near south side of Milwaukee.  If you would like to go along and help serve and reach out sharing the love of Christ, please see Pastor Tripp.

Oostburg Christian School is currently taking applications for the following positions:  3K Teacher Aid, Resource Room Aide, and Janitor.  Please call 920-564-2664 for more details!

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Are you going to be in fifth grade this school year? Watch the bulletin for information about the kick-off High Five kick-off event on the afternoon of Sunday, September 16.

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 26 – Worship in the Park at 10:00 AM.

August 29 – High School Summer’s End evening at Gibbsville Park with Volleyball and Nukem. Watch for more details to come!

September 8 – Men’s Golf Scramble at Autumn Ridge Golf Course near Valders.

September 9 – Ministry Expo at FRC following worship

September 16 – Start of Sunday School – 10:15 – 11:00 AM.

September 16 – High Five Kick-off (afternoon)

September 19 – Start of Bible Class – 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

September 19 – Sr. Choir starts.

June 9th – June 15, 2019 – Estes Park, CO H.O.G. (Hingham, Oostburg, Gibbsville) 2019 Trip, for this coming year’s 8th-12th graders. Details forthcoming.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Dan Huenink as he recuperates at his home following outpatient surgery and as he awaits pathology results.

Offer a prayer of praise that Chelsea (Hibbs) McElligott and baby James are both home and pray for Chelsea as she continues to heal and for James as he continues to grow.

Pray for Dave Hilbelink who is scheduled for surgery on Friday at the Aurora Hospital in Grafton.

Pray for Holle Ramaker who is receiving rehabilitative therapy at the Haven Drive Campus of Pine Haven.

Pray for Fred (Fritz) Preder as he begins chemotherapy this week.  Hi treatment plan will consist of a treatment each week for three weeks and then a week off. They anticipate three rounds of this treatment plan.

Pray for Karri Krier as she has been very tired following her most recent chemotherapy treatment.

Pray for Rich (Chip) Lemkuil who is under Hospice Care in his home at Pine Haven in Oostburg.

Pray for Mary Lammers as she continues her treatments for cancer.  Pray that the treatments continue to be effective with only a minimum of side effects.

Pray for Tom Horn with his ongoing kidney dialysis and other health issues.

Pray for continued healing and relief from back pain for Paul Ver Velde.

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