THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (5/20 – 5/26)

SUNDAY:

Today is Youth Sunday and Graduate Sunday.  We will be recognizing the following graduates at our service today:  High School Graduates:  Samantha Daane, Drake Harmeling, Reagan Hilbelink, Hunter Huenink, Josiah Maatilor, Mariah Theune, Adam Swart and Willem Swart; Jr. High Graduates: Alicia Hacker, Griffin Hengst, Gage Hilbelink, Brandon Kwiatkowski, Micah Lilyquist, Matthew Meke, Dominic Miosi, Helena Miosi, Dakota Moore, Kaiya Ramaker, Jack Staggs, Joshua Staggs, Aiden Van Ess, Luke Van Ess and Camber Walvoort.

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after the service for a time of refreshments and fellowship with our graduates.

Oostburg High School Baccalaureate Service will be held today in the church sanctuary at 2:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Monday:
6:00 PM – Deacon’s meeting in Room 209.

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

7:15 PM – Consistory meeting in the Fellowship Room.

TUESDAY:
9:00 AM – Eernisse Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Hostess – Laverne Opgenorth

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Food Pickup Night in the Fellowship Hall.

THURSDAY:
7:00 PM – Bruggink Circle meets at church.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

ATTENTION ALL RETIREES AND SENIOR CITIZENS!  Young at Heart will meet on Monday, June 18th, to tour the La Clare Goat Farm near Fond du Lac. Watching the goats being milked will be included.  We will be traveling on our church bus, leaving in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  Tour cost is $5.00.  Supper plans to be announced soon.  Sign up at the Information Booth.  The bus seats 28 passengers.

Parents, Grandparents and anyone who would enjoy spending some time on Sunday morning with the youngsters of our congregation.  We are preparing the nursery schedule for June – December and looking for any individuals or families that would be interested in being added to this schedule. If you are interested in being added to the Sunday morning nursery rotation please email Lorann TenHaken at ltenhaken@wi.rr.com or call 262-573-5406.

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Rick & Judy Carlson in the loss of Rick’s mother, Jeanette “Jean” Carlson.  We pray God will comfort them in their time of bereavement.

NEEDED: Ushers for the summer months – No experience necessary!  Please sign up at the Information Booth for the month that works best for you. Thank You!

Sign Up to Attend & Help with the GRILL & CHILL Community Block Party here @ FRC on Wednesday, May 30th, from 5-7:30 PM!!  We are excited about this upcoming event!  Our goal is to just be neighborly…in a BIG but simple way!! It’s an opportunity to invite your neighbors to join you here for some great food, music, games, and just get to know each other.  Invites for you to use are available at the end of the pews or at the sign-up table in the back.  This is an “all-hands-on-deck” opportunity with many ways to contribute your time/talent/treasure.  Examples: set-up, donate food items, kitchen help/food prep, “runners” from kitchen to outdoors, help with games, food serving, take-down/clean-up, etc.  Visit the table in back to see the various sign-up sheets, to pick up a “Ways to Love Your Neighbor” flyer, and/or to talk to a representative of our planning team.  Also, you may call Brenda Stecker at 920-377-2017 for any questions. All sign-ups also available @frcoostburg.org.

Local Mission Opportunity – Samaritan’s Hand is having their Sober House Grand Opening on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (broken into smaller shifts) and has asked for our help with elements such as: set up/clean up, grilling, serving visitors, music, playing games.  It's meant to be a time of celebration and a time for people to tour the new Sober House and learn more about it.  Sign-up to help at the Information Booth and see flyer on the bulletin board for more details!

Our Men’s Ministry Team is sponsoring an outing to watch the Lakeshore Chinooks versus the Rockford Rivets on Friday, June 8th, at 6:35 PM at Kapco Park on the Campus of Concordia University.  There are 40 Reserved Grandstand tickets available on a first-paid first-served basis.  The tickets are $5 (half price).  The first 28 people to purchase tickets are also entitled to ride the church bus to the game.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth and the tickets can be paid for in the church office. The actual tickets will not be available until about mid-May. If you have any questions contact Pastor Brian.

On Sunday, June 10th, at 6:00 PM we will be hosting the Worship America simulcast featuring Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Crowder, Phil Wickham and a message by Greg Laurie.  “Greg Laurie is not only a personal friend, but is one of the great communicators of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our generation. They have written him up to be the evangelist of the future and he is.  I highly recommend him.”  This event is a great opportunity for you to bring your family and friends to hear some great Christian artists and to hear a message by Greg Laurie that will challenge them to accept Jesus as the Lord and Savior of their lives.  Be thinking of praying for someone to invite.  Also, watch next week’s bulletin to see how you can help with this event.

Mission of the Month:  The offerings in May are going to Abby Eernisse.  In the fall Abby will be leaving on an incredible journey called Global Internship to South Asia.  The amount received to date is $255.00.

Parents of Campers:  Reminder:  the final payment for Camp Manitoqua is under a month away on June 3.

May Food items needed for the Food Vault:  We are in need of Milk, Butter, Eggs, Pancake Mix, Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter, and Spaghettios for the May Food Pick-up.  We are still in need of several items for Tuesday’s food pick-up.  We expect to serve about 30 families.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the Children’s Ministry Board outside of the church library for items that still are needed.

Sr. High 2-Day (one night in a hotel) Event!!  All students currently in 8th-12th grade are invited to come to Lifest on Friday, July 13th & Saturday, July 14th. We will stay overnight at the Holiday Inn in Fond du lac, and then on Saturday each person will partake in a 1 hour time slot helping collect the offering at the evening concert.  Sign-up & Permission Slip are on the Uth Board due Tuesday, June 26th. Cost will be $50.00 which includes: ticket, transportation, and food!  We will meet at church Friday @ 1:00 pm and arrive back late Saturday.

Jr. High Day @ Noah’s Ark!!  All students currently 5th-8th grade are invited to come to Noah’s Ark on Wednesday, July 18th.  Sign-up & Permission Slip on the Uth Board due by Sunday, July 1st.  Cost will be $35.00 which includes: ticket, transportation, and supper on the way home.  We will meet at church at 7:00 am and arrive back around 9:30 pm. Bethany, Gibbsville, 1st Pres. & Hingham Churches are coming too!

Hingham Memorial Day Run/Walk:  The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the “Stars and Stripes Honor Flights”. Registration forms are available on the Information Booth if you are interested in participating, or you can go online to www.hinghamrun.com.

Campus Life Annual Benefit Auction & Brat Fry –Thursday, May 31st at the Campus Life Family Center. Brat Fry: 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Silent Auction: 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Live Auction: 6:45 – 8 pm.  Proceeds from this event allow Campus Life to provide quality wholesome summer events for the youth and families of Sheboygan County. Go to www.GoCampusLife.com for more details.

Thanks to those who served at the Stamp Out Hunger Mission Project through Sheboygan County Food Bank last Saturday.  Pretty cool that we helped process over 41,000 lbs. of food for families in Sheboygan County.

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 3 – Camp Manitoqua Final Payment Deadline.

June 8 – Lakeshore Chinook’s game sponsored by Men’s Ministries.

June 21 – Trek to the Ark Final Payment Deadline.

June 24-29 – Camp Manitoqua.

July 13th – July 14th – Sr. High 2-Day (one night in a hotel) Event @ Lifest – For current 8th – 12th Grade – permission slip and sign-up on the Uth Board

July 18 – Summer Noah’s Ark Trip – For current 5-8th Grade. Permission slip and sign-up on the Uth Board.

August 2-5 – Trek to the Ark.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Archie Soerens as he is receiving antibiotics for some infections.

Pray for Chuck Daane who will be having surgery tomorrow at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon.

Pray for Paul Ver Velde who is dealing with back issues and on bed rest at his home.

Pray for Gay Wynveen as she recuperates at her home after having had hip repair surgery.

Pray for Brian Ten Haken who is recuperating at home after having had surgery on his back.

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

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 Gary DeMaster that his discomfort in his stomach will go away soon and continue to pray for increased stamina, strength and weight.

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

Pray for Marv (Mucks) Hengst as he undergoes physical therapy.

Kalli Ramaker is scheduled for surgery on June 14th. Please be in prayer for the doctors and surgeon as they work to prepare a plan for the surgical team. If you'd like to follow along with updates, please visit Kalli's Caring Bridge page at www.caringbridge.org/visit/kalliramaker