January 23 – January 29

SUNDAY
Message -
“Are You From God?”
Scripture - Isaiah 49:1-6 and Mark 1:4-11

The congregation is invited to attend the Ordination & Installation Service for Toby Thomack at 2:00 PM in the church sanctuary.  There will be a reception time after the service in the Fellowship Hall.  We look forward to seeing you there!

TUESDAY
9:00 AM – Eernisse Circle meets in the Fellowship Room.  Hostess – Jan Kane

1:30 – 3:30 PM – Stitching For a Cause in the Fellowship Room.

WEDNESDAY
6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:15 – 7:45 PM – Youth Group. Middle School – starts in Small Groups. High School starts in Large Group in the Shed.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Class for 1st – 5th Grades.

7:30 PM – Choir Practice.  Devotions – Jodi Daane; Prayer – Dave Ter Maat

Sunday, January 30
Message - “Are You The One We’ve Been Waiting For?”
Scripture text -  I Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 25-27 – High School Winter Retreat @ Silver Birch. Digital sign-up was emailed out! $75.00 deposit due February 16th.

July 9-17– Summer Mission Trip.  $50.00 deposit due February 1st.

What’s Happening at FRC

Attention All FRC Members!  Your 2021 contribution statement has been emailed to you.  If we did not have your email address it was mailed to you. If you did not receive it or would like a paper copy, please call the Church Office at 564-2319.  Thank You!

Masked Section.  Starting next Sunday, January 30th, a few pews in the back on the North end or organ side of the lower level of the sanctuary will be reserved for people wearing a mask that would prefer to sit there.

FRC Oostburg is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to work approximately 24 hours per week to provide administrative support to the church staff.  We are looking for a well-organized self-starter with excellent computer skills, along with excellent people skills and attention to detail. Responsibilities include general administrative duties, greeting guests, and handling phone responsibilities.  The successful candidate must be proficient with computer software, including Microsoft Office, and possess the ability to learn church software, including Planning Center.  If you are interested, please send your resume to Kris DeBruine at kris.debruine@oostburg.k12.wi.us. If you would like the full job description or if you have any questions, contact Kris at 920-564-6127.

NOTE:  The next food pick-up is Tuesday, February 8th.

Fifth Graders – The next High Five is the afternoon of Sunday, February 20th.  Be sure to mark your calendars.  You won’t want to miss this one!

The offering received on 1/16/2022 totaled $25,089.00 (Budget Amount Needed $17,019.00).

ATTENDANCE:  January 16 – 315

We express our Christian sympathy to Dave & Leann Hilbelink in the passing of Dave’s brother, Kenneth Hilbelink, who passed away on January 10th and to Harold & Donna Veldboom and their family in the passing of Harold’s brother-in-law, Scott Curtiss, who passed away on January 15th. We pray for God to comfort these families in their time of bereavement.

6th – 8th Graders save the Date:  Sunday, February 6th, from 6:15 – 7:45 PM we are planning a game night at church, with pizza, worship and potentially a service project!  Stay tuned for more info on that☺

Stay trendy FRC, the Toronto Mission Trip Team will be doing an FRC Oostburg Apparel Fundraiser in the month of February!  Polo’s, Hoodies & new T’s coming soon ☺

For this Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for Abraham & Sayuri Kist-Okazaki and their ministry in Japan.  They have submitted the following requests:  1) The Omicron variant of Covid 19 began to hit Japan a few weeks ago and new restrictions are beginning to be added by the local and national governments. We ask for prayers that God will continue to give us wisdom and strength as we continue to serve these congregations in Tokyo. 2) We also would very much appreciate prayers for Pastor Miyazaki and his wife of the Oimachi Church in Tokyo.  We have been working with them for the past twenty-seven years and he is scheduled to retire in April. However, last Saturday there was a fire in the church which burned down both the parsonage and the church and Rev. Miyazaki and his wife are hospitalized with severe burns. Also pray that there will be healing and blessing for Oimachi Church as well.

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 5th, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  All men are welcome to join us.  Sign up is encouraged but not necessary.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth.

All men are invited to attend the No Regrets Men’s Conference entitled “Press On” at Cross Roads Community Church (321 County Road A, Sheboygan) on Saturday, February 5th.  Tickets are $20.00.  See poster by the Information Booth in back of church for more information.

The Mission of the Month offering for January is Living Hope Uganda/Pastor Elijah.  Living Hope Uganda has been in operation since 2006, 15 years changing Lives and Transforming Communities for Christ in Uganda and beyond!  The amount received to date is $174.72.

Attention Church Family and Visitors!! We would appreciate it if you would sign the Friendship register prior to worship or during the service.  Visitors, we would appreciate it if you would fill out your preferred contact information so we can recognize your presence with us--we promise not to bother you.  FRCers, by signing the register and by passing it to those near you as necessary, it helps us to keep our records up to date and it helps us to get to know each other better.  Thanks for taking the time to register your attendance with us. 

This is a great opportunity to greet FRC members and FRC guests!  Join the after church Coffee Server Team! The new schedule for March through June is coming out soon.  You can contact Joan Dykstra (920-564-3591) or sign up in the Fellowship Hall to serve.  Maybe you are not comfortable being a Coffee Server; we can always use more homemade or store-bought cookies.  There is a sign-up sheet for that too!

For the near future we are featuring Faces SERVING FRC during the pre-service slides. We hope that seeing the faces of those serving FRC will help connect us to those who are in positions of service and leadership. We will be starting with members of Consistory but we anticipate expanding this to other individuals and groups that are serving our church family. We will also continue to post Faces of FRC as new submissions come in. To make a submission all you need to do is answer a few simple questions and submit a picture.  If you want we can use your picture from our pictorial directory. You can submit your information by going to the FRC website (frcoostburg.org) and click on the Faces of FRC tab or pick up a form at the Information Booth.  Completed paper forms can be mailed with a photo to the church or put in the Faces of FRC box at the Information Booth. We look forward to seeing your smiling face on Faces of FRC.

Alex Holle is no longer serving with InterVarsity.  He is serving as a Human Resource Assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin where his wife is a third year medical school student.  He expresses his gratitude to FRC for our support for the last five years. 

Did you miss the fun at Family Church Camping Weekend? The good news is the date is set for next year.  We will again camp at Breezy Hill Campground.  The dates are August 5-7, 2022!  Watch for more information.  But if you want to secure a site, please talk to Toby or Lori.

Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove will be hosting a Women’s Conference on Saturday, Feb. 12th from 8:00-12:00 pm.  The theme will be ‘Flourishing’ in God’s Word with speaker and author Courtney Reissig teaching on the Psalms.  The cost is FREE and includes brunch, teaching, crafts, giveaways and more! Please register at https://faithcedargrove.breezechms.com/form/00d18792 or contact the church office at 920.668.6725 or office@faithreformedchurch.org. Please register by January 31st to ensure supplies.

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Wayne Tipp as he recovers from a procedure that was done to stop his bleeding.

Pray for Kay DePagter who is scheduled for outpatient surgery on Monday.  Please pray that all goes as planned and her recovery goes smoothly.

Pray for Dave Stemper as he recovers from knee replacement surgery which includes physical therapy twice a week.

Pray for Gary Feldmann as he continues his recovery from Covid – he is still on a low level of oxygen.  He is receiving weekly treatments for cancer.  Pray that his treatments are effective with minimal side effects and pray that he is able to sleep better at night as the treatments are affecting his sleep.

Pray for Marian Hopeman as she recuperates at home after having had ankle replacement surgery.  Pray for continued healing and patience as she goes through the healing process and give thanks for a good report from her most recent appointment.

Pray for Eileen Ver Duin as she receives daily IV antibiotic treatments for an infection.  She anticipates receiving the treatments for two more weeks.

Pray for Leann Hilbelink as she recovers at home after having had surgery.

Pray for Ellery Dykstra at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.  Pray for continued good progress with her being able to breathe on her own and pray for safe travels for Adam & Kari – especially Kari as she travels to Madison each day.

Pray for Randy Prinsen as he receives his biweekly chemotherapy this week.  Pray for the effectiveness of his treatment and for minimal side effects.

Pray for Anita Daane who is receiving Hospice Care in her room at the Covenant Home at Pine Haven.

Pray for Henry DeBlaey to continue to keep eating on his own and to eat enough to gain weight.  Pray for patience and strength for Aaron & Morgan as they care for him.

Pray for Lee LeMahieu as he receives treatments and care for cancer.  Pray for the effectiveness of his treatment plan and pray that side effects are minimal.