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Sunday Night Bible Study – A Certain Message for an Uncertain Time! Paul does not spend a lot of time in Thessaloniki but God uses his time to establish a church that becomes a model for others. The Thessalonians face a tough situation and their circumstances leave them with questions and anxieties, yet the message of encouragement that Paul sends to them helps them be an encouragement to churches all over (1 Thessalonians 1:7-8). The message of Thessalonians is exactly what we need to hear in a time when people, including Christians, also have questions and anxieties. We meet on Sunday nights from 5-6 PM in the North side of the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome to join us!
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USHERS NEEDED! If you would like to serve as an usher, please sign up by the Information Booth.
ATTENDANCE: May 8 - 376
The offering received on 5/8/2022 totaled $13,497
(Budget Amount Needed $19,904.00).
NOTE: We were blessed to serve 22 families this week at the drive-up food distribution. The next food pick-up will be Tuesday, June 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 at the Parsonage driveway. If you or someone you know could use some help, we hope to see you there!
The food vault ministry is in need of the items listed: fruit snacks, cereal, crackers, family-sized baked beans, and hamburger helper. Items can be placed in the food barrel in the coat room. Thank you for your ongoing generous support of this ministry.
ATTENTION CHURCH FAMILY! Our Men’s Ministry Team is sponsoring a trip to watch the Lakeshore Chinooks vs. the Traverse City Pit Spitters on Sunday, July 31 at 1:35. This will include a pre-game picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, two sides, water, soda and lemonade. We have reserved tickets on a first-paid, first-served basis. The cost of tickets is $10 per person. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth. When you sign up be sure to indicate how many tickets are for adults and how many are for kids 12 and under. For payment or if you have questions, please contact Pastor Brian.
Next Sunday our Partners in Mission J & A will be with us after worship in the Fellowship Room to share about their upcoming work of church planting and training missionaries in the Middle East.
ATTENTION! FRC Food Vault Ministry is looking for volunteers to fundraise by working a shift serving food at the Kohler Picnic. Dates and times are as follows: Saturday, July 30 (1PM – 7PM); Sunday, July 31 (7AM – 1PM); and Sunday, July 31 (1PM – 7PM). You are sure to have a great time, so grab a friend and sign up for a shift! Volunteers must be age 15+. If you have questions, or to sign up, contact: Connie Schreurs (920-918-9550) or Stephanie Lemkuil (email@example.com). Thank you for your consideration!
Camp Manitoqua Parents – if you have not yet paid the deposit for camp, please do so in the next couple of days.
The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg. All men are welcome to join us. Sign up is encouraged but not necessary. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth.
The Grace//Truth 1.0 Life Group will meet today during the Sunday School hour (10:15 – 11:00). The group will use the five session video series by Dr. Preston Sprinkle which is subtitled “Five Conversations Every Thoughtful Christian Should Have About Faith, Sexuality & Gender”. The five conversations in the series are as follows: 1. Dear Church: I’m Gay. 2: Grace//Truth – The Jesus Way. 3. What is marriage? 4. What Does the Bible Say about Same-Sex Relations? 5. Six Relational Do’s and Don’ts. While holding a traditional view of marriage and human sexuality, Dr. Sprinkle does an excellent job of handling these very delicate topics. The group will meet in the Library. Facilitator: Jim Swart.
SAVE THE DATE! Young at Heart will meet on Monday, May 23 at 11:00 AM. Please come and welcome our inspirational speaker, D’Ann Schaefer. An entrée will be provided for lunch. Salads and desserts welcome. Bring along a friend to bless! Remember to sign up at the information booth.
For this Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki as they minister in Tokyo, Japan. They have submitted the following prayer requests: 1) I would ask for prayers for the seniors at Yamanashi Eiwa High School in Japan. For the past ten years, we have been leading an overnight camp for the students to help them prepare for their life after graduation. For these students, nearly their whole High School experience has been dominated by the Covid pandemic and we really noticed its impact on their mental health. Our prayers are for this whole generation which has been impacted. 2) It looks like our home assignment for 2020 is finally going to happen and we will be in Wisconsin starting from July. Travel restrictions and regulations remain complicated and ever-changing. We ask for prayers of thanksgiving that we can finally be reunited with friends and family and for safe travel back and forth.
LADIES of All Ages: Our First 5 Bible Study group is meeting today right after the worship service in The Shed with an 8-week study on Romans which is entitled “Uncovering the Power of the Gospel and How It Saves Us Every Day”. We’d love for you to join us!!
Masked Section! There are a few pews in the back on the North end on organ side of the lower level of the sanctuary reserved for people wearing a mask that would prefer to sit there.
Attention Church Family and Visitors!! We would appreciate it if you would sign the Friendship register prior to worship or during the service. Visitors, we would appreciate it if you would fill out your preferred contact information so we can recognize your presence with us--we promise not to bother you. FRCers, by signing the register and by passing it to those near you as necessary, it helps us to keep our records up to date and it helps us to get to know each other better. Thanks for taking the time to register your attendance with us.
For the near future we are featuring Faces SERVING FRC during the pre-service slides. We hope that seeing the faces of those serving FRC will help connect us to those who are in positions of service and leadership. We will be starting with members of Consistory but we anticipate expanding this to other individuals and groups that are serving our church family. We will also continue to post Faces of FRC as new submissions come in. 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 (frcoostburg.org) 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.
May Mission of the Month offering is designated for the High School Summer Mission Trip to Virginia. Remember, if you give online you are able to designate your giving to go towards the mission of the month instead of the general fund. So don’t forget to do that by going to frcoostburg.org and clicking GIVE NOW. The amount received to-date is $2,660.
Have we got an opportunity for you! Bob Lenz did a great job of highlighting the importance of sharing faith and love with the next generation. We have multiple opportunities for people to work with children and youth. Take the next step and talk with Lori or Toby today!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR VBS! Yes, you read that correctly, we are very excited to host VBS together with Oostburg First Presbyterian Church. The faith-filled fun will be happening July 25-28. Middle School kids, this will be a great way for you to serve this summer. Please chat with Lori if you are willing to serve.
CHURCH CAMPING - There is still time to sign up for church camping weekend August 5-7. Please see Lori or Toby if interested or for more information.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Owen David Stecker was born to Dave and Tiffany Stecker on May 5.
SAVE THE SUMMER DATE: Thursday, June 16th – Music in the Park (Veteran’s Park) with FRC Youth providing the Brat Fry fundraiser for the Virginia mission trip and Cold Soda Club providing the music as the headliner and The Alternative as the opener band. Food available by 5pm, music begins at 5:30, headliner at 6:30pm.
May 22nd – Baccalaureate Service, 2pm at FRC Oostburg
May 23rd – Young At Heart get-together
May 25th – Kid’s Hope Year-End Party in the Fellowship Hall at 6 PM
June 5th – Graduate Sunday
June 16th – Music in the Park with FRC Youth providing the Brat Fry and Cold Soda Club providing the music as the headliner and The Alternative as the opener band.
July 9-17– Summer Mission Trip to Virginia. The $50.00 deposit was due February 1st.
July 20 – HOG Area Middle School Day at Noah’s Ark
Sept. 7 – Grill & Chill at FRC
Sept. 18 – Worship in Veteran’s Park and Church Picnic
Pray for Tim Kildea as he waits for a biopsy and the results of the biopsy and as he anticipates a recommendation for treatment for cancer.
Pray for John Wenig who is having heart surgery on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Pray for Suzie Brusse as she receives chemotherapy every three weeks. Pray that his treatments are effective at keeping the cancer cells in his body in check.
Give praise that Ellery Dykstra’s surgery and eye exam went really well. Pray for her healing to be free from complications and pray for her as she works to decrease her respiratory needs which are needed for her to come home.
Pray for Randy Prinsen for a successful infusion of the new T-cells and that his body responds without complications.
Pray for Henry DeBlaey to get back to eating and growing and pray this his follow-up appointments in coming weeks go well. Pray for Aaron and Morgan as they care for Henry.
Pray for Lee Le Mahieu as he receives treatments and care for cancer. He has been receiving treatments every three weeks. Pray for the effectiveness of his treatment plan and pray that the side effects continue to stay minimal.