THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (3/17– 3/23)

Sunday:
Sunday School classes meet immediately following the morning service.  If you need help in locating a class, please stop at the Information Booth.

Coffee and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service.

MONDAY:
9:00 – 11:00 AM – Stepping On meets in the Fellowship Hall.  See announcement below for details!

2:00 – 6:00 PM – Blood Center of Wisconsin will be at Bethel Church (629 Center Avenue).

6:00 PM – Deacon’s 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/Leader – Ann Lammers.

6:30 PM – Connect Team Meeting in the Library.

WEDNESDAY:
6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Classes meet.  Security – Don Ver Velde (Last class)

6:30 PM – Jr. High begin in Large Group in The Shed; Sr. High begin in Small groups.
**at 7:00 PM – Jr. High goes to Small groups and Sr. High has Large group in The Shed.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Attention Parents of Young Children! You are invited to participate in the “Play and Pray Life Group” which is a life group for couples with children 0-4.  This will be a time for parents to pray and connect and a time for kids to pray and play.  The first get together will be at Eric &Kristen Hesselink’s home (210 South 14th Street, Oostburg) on Saturday, April 6.  A second meeting would take place on Saturday, May 18 with the location to be determined at the first meeting.  Summer meeting dates will also be discussed at the first meeting.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth—please leave your email and Facebook contact information.  If you have questions please contact Kristen Hesselink (920) 627-2618.

Israel Presentations will be happening on the first Sunday of the month for the next three months, April 7,May 5, and June 2 following worship in the Sanctuary. If you missed the presentation on March 3 a DVD of that presentation is in the church office for you to check out.

Congratulations to Paul & Jessica (Prinsen) Voskuil on the birth of a baby girl, Rynn Marie, born on March 8th.

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Joel& Debbie Harmeling and to Cindy & Brian Schumacher and their families in the loss of Joel’s brother and Cindy’s brother-in-law, David Harmeling, Jr. on March 9th.  We pray God will comfort them in their time of bereavement.

Get Your Tickets!  Colorado Team is hosting the Harlem Wizards Basketball Event at OHS Gym.  Tickets are on sale at www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets.General Admission Tickets are available at the Church Office, Mentink’s, or any school office (Premium Reserved Tickets only available online AND GOING FAST!)

ATTENTION SR. CHOIR MEMBERS!  There will be NO choir practice on Wednesday, March 20th or Wednesday, March 27th. Please mark your calendars!

MISSION OF THE MONTH: The offerings received in March will be going to Pastor Elijah for a Perimeter Wall. The amount received to date is $685.00.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will be at Bethel Church (629 Center Avenue, Oostburg) tomorrow from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.  Your blood donation ensures that we have enough blood to meet demand in our communities. Please visit bit.ly/oostburgmar2019 or call 877-232-4376 to Save the Day.

We are in need of a few specific items (like eggs, milk, lettuce and carrots) for the April Easter Food Pick-up.  Please consider donating an item or two and sign-up on the Children’s Ministry Board outside the Library if you are able to donate.

March Food Vault Needs:  Bottled juice, baked beans and jam or jelly.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Family Camping weekend which is August 16-18 at Pine Ridge Campground in Waldo.  A sign-up sheet and brochures are at the Information Booth.  Please see Lori or Toby with any questions.

Stepping On is a well-researched fall prevention program facilitated by certified health care professionals to reduce the risk of falls.  This workshop is for adults over 60 years of age who have had a fall in the past year or are fearful of falling, are living at home, and not experiencing dementia.  Learn to step outside your home with confidence, become more aware of fall hazards and learn how your fall risk can be reduced. Help others by sharing what has worked for you.  Stepping On will be held at the First Reformed Church, 927 Superior Avenue, Oostburg. This workshop meets for two hours a week for seven consecutive Mondays from 9-11:00 a.m. starting March 18– April 29, 2019.  We will meet Monday,May 6 if there is a cancellation for weather or funeral.  There is a suggested donation of $10 for the 7 week workshop.  Call the Annette Selk from the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 467-4142 for more information or to register.

Saturday, March 30,2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Finding Forgiveness What is forgiveness?  How do we forgive those who have hurt us?  Join Great Marriages on March 30th to hear the amazing story of how Donn and Karen Davis put forgiveness into practice to overcome deeply hurtful behaviors and issues in their marriage, and came out stronger on the other side.  Learn how they did it, including practical tips and tools to build broken trust and get your relationships on the path to forgiveness and healing. Cost $15/person(includes dinner).  Location:  St. Vincent de Paul community room, Plymouth.  Register at great-marriages.org/events.

Save the date!  The Sheboygan County Detention Center &Jail Annual Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:00PM.  It will be held at the Blue Harbor Conference Center (725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan).  The speaker will be Mr. Gary Franz, VP, of International Ministry.  See poster in the narthex area for more details! Please RSVP to 920-254-6566 or see Pastor Wayne Tripp for tickets.

Community Men’s Lenten Breakfast – Join Bethel Church on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 AM for a time of prayer and devotions with a delicious breakfast during this Lenten season.  There is a sign-up sheet is located at the Information Booth.  Deadline for sign up is Sunday, April 7th.

Thank you parents for having your kiddos here early for Children’s Sunday.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Fifth Graders:  Don’t forget our event today from 1:30 – 4:00PM and please see the High Five Board for that as well as sign-up and permission slips for the April 26-27 Retreat.

If you have already signed-up online for Camp Manitoqua, don’t forget to turn in the deposit and permission slip in the church office.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Attention all ladies:  Save the date for this Spring Women’s Event –Spring Cleaning Your Soul” on Saturday, May 4th, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 (Noon). The speaker will be Chaplain Gwen Lomaans from Brandon, WI.  This event will also include a Fun Craft to do and Continental Breakfast.  Women of all ages are welcome!  Please come to this morning event for opportunity to grow your faith, have some fun and fellowship together!  Please contact Women’s Ministry Team with any questions – Laurie Huibregtse, Holli Rook, Mary Lou Roethel or Barb Wenig.

MEN’S MINISTRIES

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, April 6th, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  All men are welcome!  If you plan to come, please sign up at the Information Booth.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian.

 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 30 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Finding Forgiveness at St. Vincent de Paul in Plymouth.

April 9 – Food pick-up from 6:00 – 7:30 PM and Community Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

April 13 – Harlem Wizards Basketball Event at Oostburg High School Gym. Tickets on sale at www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets). General Admission Tickets available at the Church Office, Mentink’s,or any school office (Reserved Tickets only available online).

April 26-27 – High Five Retreat.

May 4 – Spring Women’s Event from 8:00 AM –Noon.

May 29 – Grill & Chill at FRC.

June 8th – 16th – Colorado HOG Trip to Ravencrest Chalet in Estes Park, CO.  Next payment of $100 due April 1st (no joke).

June 23-28 – Manitoqua Summer Camp.

August 16-18 – Family camping weekend.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Judy Meerdink as she anticipates that she will be concluding her rehabilitative therapy at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center soon.

Pray for Randy Prinsen as he is scheduled to receive chemotherapy on Tuesday.  Pray that his body responds well to the treatment and for minimal side effects.

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

Pray for Paul Ver Velde to be able to get off from pain medication for back pain.

Reach
Within FRC and Our Community

Love Inc. – Churches from Oostburg and Cedar Grove are working together hosting a Brat Fry & Bake Sale at Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly on April 20 from 10:00– 2:00 to support the ministry of Love Inc. Donations of baked goods and several people to be at the baked goods table are needed. See the sheet at the Love Inc. table for more information or to sign up.

Grill & Chill: Wednesday, May 29th.  Reach out and invite friends and neighbors to this fun event.

Our World:

Missionaries– Gay Wynveen and Pam Quaas do a wonderful job in keeping us up to date with the missionaries we support through the board in      the narthex. Contact them if you would like to help support our missionaries by letter or email.

Remember Nhu – Ending child sex slavery through prevention. FRC helped start the Ke24 home in Kenya. Sponsorship is still need for 29 girls (Either $60,$40 or $20 per month).  Imagine the impact we can have on these girl’s lives. Please consider changing their world.  See Pastor Brian for details.

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