THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (9/23 – 9/29)

SUNDAY:

Sunday School Classes meet immediately following the morning service from 10:15 – 11:00 AM.  If you need help in locating a class, please stop at the Information Booth and someone will be there to assist you.

Serve Team Meeting after worship in Pastor Brian’s Office.

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

TUESDAY:

9:00 AM – Eernisse Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Hostess– Shirl DeSmidt

1:30 – 3:30 PM –Stitching for a Cause meets in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY:

6:55 AM – “See You At The Pole” at the OHS Flag Pole.  Please arrive by 6:55 AM for an awesome time of 6-12th Grade Prayer organized by area student leaders (donuts to follow)

6:30 – 7:30 PM –Bible Classes meet.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Jr.High begin in Large Group in The Shed; Sr. High begin in Small Groups
**At 7:00 PM Jr. Highgoes to Small Groups, Sr. High has Large Group in The Shed.

7:30 PM – Sr. Choir Practice.

THURSDAY:

7:00 pm – Bruggink Circle meets at church.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Verla Westerbeke and to Terry & Meri Beth Westerbeke and their extended family in the loss of Carl Westerbeke on September 16th, and to Lori &Daniel Billmann, Rick & Dixie Lemkuil, Terry & Peggy Lemkuil, Connie& Dave Schreurs, Kari & Adam Dykstra family, Abby & Brian Reinenking family, Steve Schreurs, Michael & Jessica Schreurs, Shawn Billmann, Scott Billmann, Stephanie Lemkuil, Benjamin Lemkuil, Pat Zurmond and Ron Hesselink in the loss of Richard “Chip” Lemkuil on September 18th.We also extend our Christian Sympathy again to Terry & Peggy Lemkuil and their family in the loss of Peg’s mother, Helen Graven, on September 19th. We pray God will comfort all of these families in their time of bereavement.

NOTE:  Ruth will be out of the Church Office until Tuesday, October 2nd. If you have any bulletin announcements for next Sunday’s bulletin (Sept. 30th), or have any other secretarial needs from the Church Office during the week, please contact Jill at jvervelde@frcoostburg.org or you can call her at 920-564-2319.  Reminder:  All bulletin announcements need to be in the Church Office by 10:00 AM on Thursday. Thank You!

The Serve Team is looking to begin a new meal service for church families in need due to illness, surgeries and other life situations.  MealTrain.com is a website that allows organizers to setup a calendar for meal giving and includes family specific dietary requirements, if needed.  We are looking for a volunteer or two to be the organizers of this MealTrain calendar for our member families.  If you are interested in learning more about this new role, please contact Lorann TenHaken at ltenhaken@wi.rr.com or 262-573-5406. Thanks!

The Classis of Wisconsin is sponsoring a Faithwalking 101 retreat at Bethany Reformed Church in Sheboygan on October 5-6. This retreat will help you go deeper in your walk with Christ and will help you grow in your relationships with others. The retreat will begin at 6:00PM on Friday night and conclude on Saturday evening.  There is no cost for members of RCA churches and meals will be included.   For more information stop at the Faithwalking table located outside the Fellowship Room.  To register go to www.wiclassis.org/faithwalking.When you register be sure to have the names and e-mail addresses of 2-3 people who will commit to pray for you during the weekend.  For other questions feel free to contact Pastor Brian, Pastor Bob, Mary Roethel, Barb Wenig, Jason Stewart and Stephanie Hengst.

There are still a few Life Groups that have space available.  Stop by the Life Group table to see which groups still have room. You can also sign up by going to the church website:  www.frcoostburg.org.  If you have questions please contact Pastor Brian.

MISSION OF THE MONTH: The offerings received in September are going to Kids Hope USA. The amount received to date is $535.00. 

REMINDER:  On Wednesdays the church doors will be lockedall day in accordance with our security policy. The carport and kitchen doorshave call boxes for entry in to the church.

Parents we need your help!  Please remember to drop off and pick up at the carport doors on Wednesday nights.  Similarly, please remember the parking lot is a busy area, so be sure to have kiddos go directly into the building.

Food Vault Needs:  As we start to stock the food pantry for the holidays, we are looking for large amounts of the following items: flour,sugar, and brown sugar (for holiday baking) as well as chunky soup and apple juice.  There is also a sign-up for those items on the Children’s Ministry Board. Items can be placed in the food barrel in the coat room outside the Library.  Thanks!

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 being called for breaking down large quantities of food into smaller portions.  If interested, please see Connie Schreurs,Laura Hoffmann, or Lori Taylor.

Interested in REACHing out by organizing and serving an Emmaus Meal at The Salvation Army again...in 2019?  We were so blessed todo this this past March!  (The Salvation Army in Sheboygan offers Emmaus Meals every Saturday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm at their location in Sheboygan. Emmaus Meals are hot meals served by local churches and volunteer groups. They are free and open to the public and a great opportunity for fellowship and nourishment for people in need.) The Sheboygan Salvation Army is holding their Annual Emmaus Meal Leadership Meeting on Thursday, October 11th, at 5:00 PM.  If you are interested in being part of organizing a team to serve there in 2019, then this would be the meeting to attend if at all possible. Or if you have any questions regarding this, please contact Brenda Stecker at 920-377-2017.

Camp Manitoqua is facing a $30,000 deficit in their budgeted annual gift donations for 2018.  This past year, excitement for the new cabins to be built dominated the donations.  They received $50,000 to allow them to start the cabin project, but at the expense of their typical yearly donations.  If you feel led to donate to help them out,please visit their website at manitoqua.org or send them at check at:Camp Manitoqua, 8122 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423.

We are looking forward to kicking off the third season of IFIT-Faith in Training Ministry for Youth with Special Needs, which the community churches have worked together to support, on October 8, 2018 at Gibbsville Reformed Church. We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of the month October-May from 6:00-7:30 PM. We are welcoming both participants and volunteers.  If you know of someone who could participate,please, encourage their family to have them join us. If you have volunteered in the past you should have received a note about an updated background check. If this is a ministry you would like to become involved in please contact Nancy DeJong at 564-5121.

NOTE:  The Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center is in need of a Red Kettle Coordinator!  If you are interested in finding out more details about this position, please contact Adrianna Hilbelinkat 920-838-4067 or adrianna_hilbelink@usc.salvationarmy.org

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 – AudieGabrielse-Breit, Kass Hoffmann, Else’ Allen.

NOTE:  If you are interested in participating in 40 Days for Life, from September 26 – November 4, please pickup a flyer at the Information Booth in back of church or go to 40daysforlife.com/Sheboygan.

The Hingham Reformed Church is again having a Winter Clothing Distribution on Saturday, November 10th.  They are in need of good, clean winter clothing for this event.  If you would like to help them out, clothing can be dropped off at their church by their welcome center in the North Narthex on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays along with Wednesday evenings, during the month of October.  They have a specific need for the following items: Men’s & Women’ Winter Coats, Children’s Winter Coats, Snow Pants,and Snow Boots, Children’s Sweatshirts and Hats, Mittens, Gloves and Scarfs.  If you have any questions or need help in getting the materials to Hingham please contact Ed Rauwerdink at erauwerdink@hotmail.comor call their church office at 920-564-2879.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated baked goods and crafts for the Pine Haven Fall Festival.  It was greatly appreciated.  The auxiliary members are thankful for your faithfulness in helping make the Pine Haven Festivals a true testimony and a blessing.

Thank you to my church family for all your prayers and cards you sent.  Prayers are answered.  Many thanks to God for His loving care tome. Delores Roethel

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Fifth Graders: Corn Maze October 14th, from 2:00– 4:30 PM.  Advanced sign-up and permission slips are needed.  See the High Five Board outside the Church Library.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Attention All Ladies:  Blessings,Bunco and Boas” – November 2nd from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Church Fellowship Hall.  Fun time with Bunco and counting our Blessings together!  Join in the fun and sign up today at the Information Booth for this fun, FREE event!  Any questions, please contact anyone form the Women’s Ministry Committee – Mary Lou Roethel, Holli Rook, Laurie Huibregtse or Barb Wenig

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 9 – FoodPick-Up

October 14 – HighFive from 2:00 – 4:30 PM

October 19 – 21 – Jr.High Retreat @ Silver Birch Ranch!  Sign-up on the Uth Board if you’re interested and pick up a brochure with all the           details and a permission slip to be turned in with $60 by October 4th.

November 2 – “Blessings, Bunco & Boas” from 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Church Fellowship Hall.  All ladies are welcome!

June 8th –June 15, 2019 – Estes Park, CO H.O.G. (Hingham, Oostburg, Gibbsville) 2019 Trip, for this coming year’s 8th-12th graders. Sign–up on the Uth Board if you’re interested and get an FAQ sheet.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week: 

Pray for Larry Opgenorth as they seek to discern why he is so weak and tired.

Pray for Dan Huenink as he continues his recovery from surgery at home and as he anticipates further treatment starting in early October.

Pray for Dave Hilbelink as he awaits a consultation with his cardiologist.

Pray for Fred (Fritz) Preder that he would experience some improvement.

Pray for Karri Krier as her body responds to her most recent chemotherapy treatment. Pray for increased strength and energy.

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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