THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (9/15-9/22)

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

Fifth Graders – Looking forward to seeing you all today for the High Five Kick-off from 11:45 – 3:30 PM.  Please eat lunch prior to arrival at church.  Please remember permission slips and sign-up on the High Five Board outside the Library.

MONDAY:
6:00 PM – Deacon’s Meeting in The Shed.

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

7:00 PM – Consistory Meeting in the Fellowship Room (Note the change of starting time)

TUESDAY:
9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Room.  Hostess – Judy Hoffmann;  All ladies are asked to bring a prayer or short devotion to share.

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

7:30 PM – Pictorial Directory Team Meeting in Pastor Brian’s Office.

WEDNESDAY:
6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – All Children’s & Youth Ministry Volunteer Training in the Sanctuary.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE! 

There are 10 complimentary tickets for the Pine Haven Annual Meeting of the Corporation and Dinner tomorrow evening at 6:00 PM at the Haven Drive Campus (220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls).  Please stop at the Information Booth TODAY to pick up the free tickets for the dinner. They are available on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE:  In today’s bulletin you will find an Advisory Ballot for Elders and Deacons for 2020. The ballots are due by September 29th.  Please put your completed ballot in the box at the Display Case in the narthex.  You will find extra ballots located there as well.

Hey Kids 3 years old – 2nd Grade! We are happy to offer House of Praise (H.O.P.) again this year during the morning service starting next Sunday, September 22nd.  Kids will usually be dismissed after the memory verse.

If you haven’t already, be sure to schedule a photo session for our new FRC Pictorial Directory.  Our goal is to have 100% participation.  Those who have their picture taken will receive a complimentary 8X10 photo plus a free directory.  The remaining sessions are scheduled for Sept.25th & Sept. 26th (these two dates are booked full at this time, but you can watch for any cancellations) and November 29th from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and November 30th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Sessions can be scheduled online from the comfort of your home by going to the church website – frcoostburg.org.  Sign-up can also be done at FRC during the week by calling the church office.  Price sheets for additional photos and discount coupons are available at the pictorial directory table.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Brian.

The Blood Center of WI(Versiti) will be at the Bethel Ministry Building (629 Center Avenue) tomorrow,Monday, September 16, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Your donation will help 3 or more people.  To register call 877-232-4376 or register online at bit.ly/oostburgsep2019.  Give blood this September and become a beacon of hope to honor the fallen.

NEEDED: COOKIES for Sunday Morning Coffee Time. ("Boughten" or Homemade).  Also, we can always use more people to make and serve the coffee.  This is a great"Mission Fellowship" to be part of.  Sign-up sheets are in the kitchen.  Questions?  Call Elaine (564-2186) or Gloria (564-3063) Thank you!

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR CITIZENS & RETIREES: Young at Heart will be going on a “MYSTERY TOUR” on Monday, October 14th, leaving at 9:00 AM from the church and returning at 2:00 PM.  We will be stopping at a restaurant for lunch.  A sign-up sheet is at the Information Booth.

MISSION OF THE MONTH:  The offerings received in September will be going to Doug & Diane McClintic.  He was a former associate pastor at a church that Pastor Bob was at. He is now an RCA missionary and is the Church Planting Coordinator in Europe. Upon completion of fund raising, they will be moving to their home base in Debrecen, Hungary in Central Europe. They will be working throughout Europe.Their main focus is increasing the number and scope of church plants in Europe to reach migrating and post-Christian Europeans.  The amount received to date is $250.00.

Anchor of Hope Baby Bottles!  If you still have any of the baby bottles at your home, please return them to the Church Office this week as the bottle drive is now completed. Thank You for your donations!

Sunday, September 8th – Offering Received – $13,956.00 (Budget Amount Needed $19,669.00); Attendance – 320.

Sunday School will be starting up next Sunday,September 22nd, and Bible Class & Youth Group will be starting Wednesday, September 25th.

Reminder For All Children’s & Youth Teachers, Leaders and Volunteers: There will be a training meeting this Wednesday, September 18th, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary.

We are looking forward to kicking off our third season of IFIT-Faith in Training Ministry for Youth with Special Needs, on Oct. 14, 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 this is a ministry you would like to continue to be involved in or become involved in please contact Nancy De Jong at 207-7542 or contact your church representative.  Also, we are excited this year to be adding WeFITT Families In This Together as a way for parents to connect and discuss doing life alongside children with special needs. Questions about WeFITT please call Diane Navis at 564-6315.

Come for the singing and stay for the ice cream!!  It’s almost time!!!! We’ll start the choir season on Wednesday, September 25th, at 7:30 PM.  We’ll follow our first practice with our traditional ice cream social.  We’re better when we’re bigger....so invite your friends!!  See you on the 25th!!

September Food Vault Needs:  Spaghetti sauce, soup, canned fruit, mac and cheese. Items can be placed in the food vault barrel in the coat room outside of the office.

Urgent Need:  We are still collecting coupons from the Sunday paper.  Please consider sharing them with us when you are finished cutting what you will use!  Your coupons help us save $$!

NOTE:  Be sure to check the back of the bulletin fort he Fall Opening & Closing Times for Church.   Also starting September 25th the church will be locked on Wednesdays and you will need to use the call button.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Attention all Ladies:  Our church will be hosting a Revive 2019 Event on Friday, September 27th, from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM (with a light dinner) and Saturday,September 28th, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (with a light lunch and snacks). You are welcome to come both days or whichever day works best for you.  There is NO cost to attend this event.  Donation baskets will be available if you want to help defray the cost of the event.  This will be a simulcast presentation to join thousands of Women in seeking Him for revival. This event will be held in Indianapolis and around the globe for "SEEKING HIM", a conference from REVIVE Our Hearts. The speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth – author of Adorned Bible study that many of you women are familiar with. Other speakers’ include Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh and many more, will open God's Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday.  All ladies are welcome to attend.  Stop by the table in the narthex area to sign up or call the Church Office at 564-2319.  For questions, you can contact Holli Rook or Mary Roethel.

MEN’S MINISTRIES

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 5th,at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg. All men are invited and encouraged to attend. Sign up is encouraged but not required.  If you plan to come, please sign up at the Information Booth.  Thanks!

ADVANCED ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 22 – Sunday School begins.

September 25 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Youth Group begins.

September 25 – See You at the Pole at 7:00 AM at the Oostburg High School Flag Pole (6-12th grades)

September 27 & 28 – Revive Event. Serving Group 5

October 8 – Food Pick-up and Community Meal

October 20 – High Five

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Carol (Herb) Hengst who is now receiving rehabilitative therapy at the Giddings Avenue Campus of Pine Haven.

Pray for Ken (Shorty) Hoftiezer who is under Hospice Care in his room at Cedar Grove Gardens.

Pray for Nancy Josiah as she receives weekly chemotherapy treatments on Fridays. Pray that the treatments are effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Ruth Ann Draayers to get relief from back pain.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as she receives the second of three chemotherapy treatments on Monday.  Pray that her body respond swell to the treatment.

Pray for Jean Kohls as her body responds to her most recent cancer treatment.

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

 

Reach- Within FRC and Our Community:

Oostburg Christmas Parade:  If there is a parade this year it would be wonderful to have a team of people who could help with:Electrical (lights/music), assembly and construction, creative vision and theme.  Let's share the message of Christ and reach out and welcome our community to FRC!

Love Inc.: The furniture team is looking for people to help pick up furniture donations the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons each month. Also, the next Volunteer Orientation is:  Tuesday,September 17th, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM or Thursday, September 19th,from 10:00 -11:30 AM at Love Inc. (807 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls).  For either of these opportunities contact Dawn at 920-783-6701 ext. 5104 or dawn@loveincsheboygancounty.org.

Reach - 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 boardin the narthex.  Contact them if you would like to help support our missionaries by letter or email.

RememberNhu – 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.

Operation Christmas Child: Help is needed to coordinate, promote, and collect Shoe Box gifts for children in need around the world through Samaritan's Purse organization. Very minimal time commitment in late October – early November.

If you have any questions about any of the Reach opportunities, please contact Cindy Hoitink 564-3150 or phoitink@hotmail.com.

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