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DECEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS DECEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 10 

ATTENDANCE: November 27 – 332

The offering received on 11/27/22 totaled $19,742 (Budget amount needed = $19,904.00)

The offering received on Thanksgiving for the FRC Food Vault totaled $3,630

WELCOME TO WORSHIP! We are glad that you have chosen to join us. Visitors, we have a gift for you at the Welcome Center. Stop by and pick up your gift after worship. We invite everyone to sign our Friendship Register (in the little black folder) and give us your preferred contact information so we can acknowledge your presence with us. Thank you!

NOVEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH offering designated for Ben and Becca Johnson’s ministry in Thailand received to-date $584.64.

DECEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH is designated for Our Home Christian Ministries. Our Home began in 1998 with a vision for a Christian adult family home for adults with developmental disabilities. The program now operates four homes in the Oostburg community. Our Home strives to radiate God’s love to the Oostburg community. Our Home’s goals are to assist persons with disabilities in recognizing their talents and gifts and to motivate them to develop their abilities to their maximum potential, while also giving members of the community a chance to reach out and serve persons with disabilities, with their time, love and financial support.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – the “original” Giving Experience returns on Sunday, December 18, 2022. We are returning to the original event which includes caroling and visits to some well-deserving individuals/families to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the birth of the King! A signup sheet is available on the bulletin board by the library. Please consider participating in this event and sign up early so we can determine how many visits can be scheduled. We will also be asking for donations of gift cards in denominations of no more than $25 to be part of this celebratory event. Gift cards will be collected closer to the event or can be dropped off at the church office at any time. The tentative event start time is 4:00 PM that Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Lorann TenHaken or Pastor Brian.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR DECEMBER FOOD DISTRIBUTION: We will be in need of hams, crescent rolls, applesauce, stuffing & eggs. A sign-up sheet is on the children’s ministry board outside of the church library! All items are needed by December 11.

EERNISSE CIRCLE CHRISTMAS PARTY will be on December 6 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Catered lunch $15 per person. Members: bring devotional to read and donation for Love Offering. Guests welcomed if thinking about attending a Bible Study in 2023. If planning on attending please call by Tuesday, December 2, 2022. Althea Ver Velde 920-564-2885 or Jan Kane 608-778-2093

ATTENTION EERNISSE & MISSION CIRCLES: The 2023 study books are available. They are behind the Welcome Center on a shelf. Each book is $8. You can pay in the office or pay your leader at your first meeting in 2023.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL SIGN-UP: Today is the last day to sign up for the meal that will take place on Dec 7. The meal will be served from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or you can email Pastor Brian (btaylor@frcoostburg.org) to sign up.

FIFTH GRADERS: High Five is TODAY, Sunday, December 4. See you a little before 4:00 PM. Don’t forget permission slip and money.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AGENDA & LAST YEAR’S MINUTES can be picked up by the glass case at the back of church

2023 BUDGETS can be picked up by the glass case in back of church.

CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: 2023 envelopes can be picked up on a table by the church office.

Hello Church Family – we will be participating in The Joy Tree Project again this year. We have 10 children who we will be providing Christmas gifts for, on behalf of a parent that is incarcerated. If you would like to be a part of this giving opportunity, please see the Christmas tree in the back of church and choose a tag that will have some additional information. Feel free to call Kim Luedtke with any questions at 920-889-9326. Thank you for your consideration.

This Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for the ministry of Samaritan’s Hand in Sheboygan. They have submitted the following prayer requests: 1) Pray for wisdom for our staff and board 2) Pray for a prosperous new year 3) Pray for the message to get out that we are there for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and that JESUS is the answer to the sin of addiction 4) Pray for direction for the Transition House.

LOVE, INC DECEMBER BULLETIN is now available at the Love, INC table

Wayne Tripp & Vicki Ebbers want to say “thank you” for all the prayer warriors that lift them up in prayer. I believe dad’s health remains stable because of all your prayers. Also on Sunday, December 18th dad celebrates his 92nd birthday. If anyone would like to greet him with a card his address is: Wayne Trip, Room 14, 626 Van Altena Ave, Cedar Grove, WI 53013

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICES: Wednesday, December 7th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and for ages 3, 4 and K – 6:30-7:00(ish). Saturday, December 10th will be 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Actors may need additional times. Contact Gail Stokdyk with questions.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: The Connect Team is sponsoring a movie night on Saturday, December 17. We will be showing The Star which is a computer-animated biblical comedy inspired by the Nativity of Jesus. The movie will start at 5:30 PM and will be shown on the North side of the Fellowship Room. Popcorn and water will be provided. There is no sign-up. We hope to see you there!

YOUTH GROUP YEAR-END CHRISTMAS PARTIES: Dec. 14th HS Large Group Party at Lakeshore Lanes ***4:30pm***(bus leaves FRC at 4:15 PM). MS small group parties (TBD by leaders). Dec. 21st – HS small group parties (TBD by leaders), MS Large group party in the Shed.

SILENT AUCTION TODAY: The Remember Nhu crew that is going to visit the Remember Nhu Ke 24 home in Kenya next summer is sponsoring a silent auction to raise funds for their trip. The bidding will begin this morning after the Congregational meeting and will close on December 11 at 12:01 PM. Check out the various items in the Fellowship Room. There are things like a dessert each month, a movie night basket, a winter getaway condo rental, quilts, babysitting services, knife sharpening, a signed Jordy Nelson jersey and much much more. Let the bidding begin!

THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITIES

TODAY
Congregational Meeting after the service in the Sanctuary

Sunday School 10:15 – 11:00 

Remember Nhu Silent Auction in the Fellowship Room after the congregational meeting

10 AM - Ladies First 5 Bible Study meets in the Conference Room

4:00 PM High Five event

5:00 PM Eat This Book Bible Study in the North Side of the Fellowship Room

MONDAY
6:30 PM Men’s Team Meeting in the Library

7:00 PM Men’s Quartet Practice in the Sanctuary

TUESDAY
9:00 AM Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Room

12:00 PM Eernisse Circle Christmas Party in the Fellowship Room

1:30 PM Stitching For a Cause meets in the Fellowship Room (Please note we are NOT meeting on December 6th)

WEDNESDAY
5:00 – 6:00 PM Meal before Wednesday night activities. It will be served in the south side of the Fellowship Room

6:00 PM Bell Choir meets in the Fellowship Room

6:15 – 7:45 PM Youth Group
Middle School begins in small groups
High School begins in large group in the Shed

6:30 – 7:30 PM
Children’s Christmas Program practice in the Sanctuary

7:30 PM – Choir practice in the Sanctuary

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, December 11
Message - The Promisor
The scripture text is Luke 1:18-20

DEC 11: Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Remember Nhu Crew. See bulletin announcement for details.

DEC 11: 3:30 pm - Children’s Christmas Service Program

DEC 18: The Giving Experience. See the bulletin announcement for more details.

JAN 7: Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Judi’s Place at 6:00 AM

No Sunday School Dec 25 and Jan 1
No Bible Class/Youth Group Dec 28 & Jan 4

PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray for Audrey Hendrikse as she recuperates from surgery at home.

Pray for Blake DePagter and Jacob and Molly and their family as they continue to navigate Blake’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.

Pray for Lynn Wykhuis who is recuperating from knee replacement surgery and as she receives physical therapy.

Pray for Don Ver Velde who is recuperating from shoulder surgery. He anticipates a lengthy recovery.

Pray for Julie Blok who is recuperating from back surgery. She anticipates a four to six week recovery.

Pray for Ginny Bourne as she receives rehabilitative care at Sheboygan Senior Community. She is in room 108.

Pray for Sherry Buehler as her body responds to her new chemotherapy treatment. Pray for the effectiveness of the treatment and pray for minimal side effects.

Offer a prayer of thanks that Tim Kildea’s PET scan results did not show any sign of cancer. Continue to pray for healing for the side effects from his treatments.

Pray for Suzie Brusse who has been experiencing some side effects from her radiation treatments. She spent some time in the hospital this week due to dehydration.

Offer a prayer of thanks that Gary Feldmann received a good report from his T-cell treatment. Pray that the T-cells continue to be effective in fighting off cancer cells.

Pray for Randy Prinsen that his blood platelets would improve so he can take a full dose of chemo.

Pray for Lee Le Mahieu as he receives treatments and care for cancer.

PRAY FOR OUR SHUT-INS:

Pine Haven – Haven Drive Campus
Anita Daane (Room 102)

Pine Haven – Giddings Ave
Muriel Ledeboer (Room 502)
Wayne Huenink (Room 408)

Pine Haven – Oostburg
Linda Vander Weele (Room 109)
Neil & Phyllis Vander Ploeg (Room 111)
EJ Caljouw (Room 117)

Cedar Grove Gardens
Sande Peters: Room 6 – 606 Van Altena
Wayne Tripp: Room 14 – 626 Van Altena Ave.

Harbor Cove
425 W Walters St, Port Washington, WI 53074. 1-262-268-1800
Fay Mentink (Room 14)

Sheboygan Seniors Community
Ginny Bourne (Room 411)

Homebound
Eunice Lensink: 127 Glendale Blvd
Parchment, MI 49004

We would love to lift up your requests to our Heavenly Father in Jesus name.
Call or Text in your prayer requests NOW!
Call: 920-564-2319Text: 920-564-2319Emergency: 920-627-8125Hear: 920-564-4201