This Week’s Activities (4/18 – 4/24, 2021)

6:00 PM – Deacons meeting in the North side of the Fellowship Room.

6:30 PM – Board of Elders meeting in the South side of the Fellowship Room.

7:00 PM – Consistory meeting in the South side of the Fellowship Room.

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Leader – Mary Roerdink;  Hostess – Althea Ver Velde

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

6:30 PM Youth Sunday Practice (6th – 12th)

7:00 – 7:30 PM Large Group Parties.

Sunday, April 25th
Message - is “In the Ordinary”. The scripture text is John 21:1-14.
It is Youth Sunday and Braden Van Ginkel will be giving the message.
All students in grades 6th – 12th are asked to arrive by 8:40 AM in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, April 25th, for Youth Sunday!


What’s Happening at FRC

For this Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for Brian & Beth Schwartz in their ministry with Wycliffe and at Faith International Academy in the Philippines.  They ask for prayers as follows:
1. Continued good health and protection from COVID-19 for our family
2. The ability for our family to continue to travel out of our city to be able to continue working with the Obo Manobo Old Testament translation project
3. New opportunities to help with baptisms and to bring messages from God's Word
4. Provision and completion of the Obo Manobo recording studio
5. God's provision of our needs
Prayer Points
1. Traveling mercies and protection from COVID as we travel to Obo Manobo land to work with the translation team and opportunities to share God's Word
2. Protection and wisdom for the translation team as they work on the book of 1 Samuel
3. God's provision of more students and staff next school year for Faith International Academy (FIA)
4. Wisdom to know when to return to the U.S for our next home assignment (furlough)
5. God to open Bible distribution opportunities during the pandemic
6. Recording equipment to run well for our upcoming recordings
7. Strength and wisdom during these stressful times
8. Easing of the government regulations here to allow FIA to have face to face teaching
9. God's guidance and wisdom for taking the available COVID-19 vaccines here

ATTENDANCE:  April 11 – 263

NOTE: The offering received on 4/11/2021 totaled $17,906.00  (Budget Amount Needed $17,019).

The Serve Team is looking for an individual or team that will take over the coordination of Work Groups.  As we begin looking forward to having organized events later this year, the Work Groups are being updated to ensure all members are included. The Coordinators role is to make the initial contact with the Work Group leaders who are scheduled for events and to provide the leaders with information for the Work Group assignment.  This role could be managed by multiple coordinators as well so if you are interested or have a group that would like to manage this together, please contact Lorann TenHaken at or cell 262-573-5406.

Our April Mission of the Month offering has been designated for Samaritan’s Hand.  Samaritan's Hand is elated to be celebrating our 10th year of the blessing of JESUS CHRIST!!!  Despite the many obstacles 2020 presented, Samaritan's Hand saw its best growth year ever!  We were able to service 299 brothers and sisters on a monthly average for the entire year.  We had 10 men on average living in our sober house, staying clean, working on their relationships with JESUS, staying employed and working on other areas of their lives.  We don't focus on the bad news – there is just too much great news to celebrate!  The amount received to date is $529.75.

Faces of FRC:  We missed having a family featured on Faces of FRC the past two weeks.  So far we have only had a little over 25% of our families featured.  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 ( 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.

Do you have ideas for Life Groups?  Would you be willing to be part of a team of people who shares a passion for Life Groups? If you said yes to either of these questions we would like you to consider being part of a team that plans Life Group offerings for this coming fall. If you are interested, or if you have questions, please contact Pastor Brian.

The Men’s Ministry Team is sponsoring a fishing outing on Lake Winnebago on June 12.  If you have a boat and are willing to have guests (12 years and up) join you for this event please sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office and include the number of guests you have room for.  We’ll have a sign up for those who would like to fish starting in May. 

Do you like to have fun?  Do you want to serve Jesus at the same time!  Connie Schreurs is looking for some help on Sunday, August 1.  Please contact her if you have any questions.

Summer Camp Registration – Camp Manitoqua will be opening overnight summer camp registration beginning Tuesday, April 20th!  Toby and Lori have sent out an email with the registration guide. If you did not receive contact either of them☺

Family Camp Weekend is back!  Mark your calendar for August 27-29 for lots of faith-filled fun at Breezy Hill Campground just outside of Fond du Lac.  Check them out online, and call Breezy Hill directly to make a reservation. Sign-up soon for the best choice of sites!  Please contact Lori or Toby if you have questions or once you have registered with the campground.

Silver Birch Anchored Retreat (14-20 yr. olds), May 14th -16th – Silver Birch Ranch is hosting a weekend retreat geared toward the mental health issues that students are experiencing and looking to bring in speakers and create a space to enter into that dialogue more intentionally as it intersects with our spirituality and help provide education, tools and resources for those that come. Cost is $50 - digital sign-up & info has been sent out via email.  Contact Toby with any questions :)

The May Drive-up Food Distribution is Tuesday, May 11th.  If you could use a little extra help we hope to see you there.  If you know of someone who could use some extra help please be sure to invite them or offer to go with them!  This ministry serves those in the Oostburg, Gibbsville, and Hingham communities.

Thank you Bible Class parents for getting kids to church early for Children’s Sunday.  Your support this school year has been appreciated.

We are so thankful to the Boy Scouts for partnering with the Food Vault Ministry.  We are so thankful to receive the food from the Food Drive, yesterday, April 17th. 


May 6 – Mission Circle meets at 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall  Lessons 4 & 5 – Leaders: Delores Roethel #4, Mary Roerdink #5.

May 14- 16 – Silver Birch Anchored Retreat (14-20 yr. olds).  $50 deposit due May 1st.

June 12 – Men’s Ministry Fishing on Lake Winnebago.

July 18-24, 2021 – Twin Cities Youth Mission Trip.

July 25 – 30 – 3rd – 8th Grade @ Camp Manitoqua!  See email (or tell Lori/Toby for interest sign-up).

September 8 – Annual Grill & Chill at FRC.

September 19 – Worship in the Park.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Dave Huibregtse as he undergoes hip replacement surgery on Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Pray for Ellen Preder as she recuperates at home after having had surgery.

Pray for Scott Ring as he continues his recovery at home from TMJ surgery.

Pray for Brian Ten Haken as he receives physical therapy following double knee replacement.  Pray that he continues to do well with his recovery.

Continue to pray for Burt Ten Pas as he continues to work through some health issues.

Pray for Terri Markus a she starts strengthening therapy this week with the goal being to improve mobility of her thumb

Pray for Lee LeMahieu as he receives cancer treatments.  Pray that the treatments are effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Pastor Wayne Tripp that his heart will stay in rhythm following cardio version this past week.

Pray for Gary Feldmann to regain strength and mobility and pray for his ongoing care for multiple myeloma.

Pray for Randy Prinsen as he receives chemotherapy this week.  Continue to pray that his treatment plan is effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Rollie Rauwerdink to regain strength and energy as he continues to recuperate from the cancer treatments he had last year.

Continue to pray for Verla Westerbeke with her maintenance treatment plan for cancer. Give thanks that her cancer counts were down at her last appointment. Pray for her counts to continue to go down.

Pray for those who continue to provide treatment and care for Covid 19 patients.  Pray that the number of cases of the virus continue to decline.