THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (11/18– 11/24)

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.

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

The Sermon Discussion Class will not meet today or on December 2nd.

MONDAY:

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

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

7:15 PM – Consistory Meeting in The Shed.

TUESDAY:

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Hostess – Mary Wykhuis; Leader –Gloria Opgenorth

WEDNESDAY:

No Bells, Bible Class or Youth Small Groups.  (Thanksgiving Break)

7:30 PM – Sr. Choir Practice.  Devotions – Jodi Daane; Prayer – Ken TeBeest

THURSDAY:

9:00 AM – Thanksgiving Day Worship. The offering will go to our Church Food Vault.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Directory Changes!  We are in the process of updating the Church Directory for 2019.  Please stop at the Information Booth and make any changes you need to your listing (address, phone number, etc.).  Please mark your changes in RED INK on the copy located there.

ATTENTION ALL RETIREES & SENIOR CITIZENS: Young at Heart will meet December 10, Monday, at 11:00 a.m.in the church fellowship hall? The program will be on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.  Recently several members have gone on this trip.  We will hear about their experiences.  A potluck lunch will follow.  Be sure to attend and invite friends.  A sign-up sheet is at the Information Booth.

Attention Congregation! Our Deacons have committed approximately $8000 from special offerings to complete the start-up costs for a Remember Nhu Home in Kenya. On December 9th Ian Nelson from Remember Nhu will be with us during worship and again after worship to give us more information about that home and he will be sharing with us how we can have a personal connection with the home.  We are partnering with First Presbyterian Church in sponsoring the home so our friends form First Presbyterian will be joining us for Ian’s presentation after worship.  Please mark this date on your calendar.

Ushers Needed for 2019:  If you are willing to usher for one month at the morning service during 2019, please stop at the Information Booth and signup for the month that works best for you. Thank You!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING– The congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, December 2nd.  Watch upcoming bulletins for the time.

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Judy& Burt Tenpas and their extended family in the loss of Judy’s father,LaMont Jensema, this past Wednesday. Pray for God to comfort them in their time of bereavement.

CORRECTION: If you tried to respond to the Night to Shine Prom Event for Volunteers and it did not work,please take out the (-), and type the address as follows: https://nighttoshineshebco.breezechms.com/form/NTS.VOL.2019

Oma’s Supper & Christmas Songs will be Sunday night, December 9th, service from 5:45 – 7:30 PM.  (Music to be enjoyed from 6:00 – 7:15 PM) in the Fellowship Hall.  Sign-up by filling out the “Reservation & Order” bulletin insert and turning it into the church office or Toby’s mailbox.

High School Winter Retreat @ Silver Birch Ranch is February 22nd – 24th! Sign-up is on the Uth Board, $60 + consent form are due January 21st.

Anyone interested in a morning Bible Study are welcome to the Eernisse Circle that meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM.  If interested in getting to know the members before the New Year see invite in regards to the Christmas Luncheon.

Eernisse Circle Christmas Luncheon – Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 12:00 (Noon)by Althea Ver Velde. Cost for lunch is $8.00. Bring a Christmas Poem or Devotional,Christmas Towel wrapped for Left/Right Game. MEMBERS: PLEASE REMEMBER MONEY FOR LOVE OFFERING!

MealTrain: A new serve opportunity dedicated to simplifying the organization of meal giving around significant life events.  Mealtrain.com is a website that allows organizers to setup a calendar for meal giving and includes family specific dietary requirements, if needed.  This is a great way to show others that you care, while helping to reduce a burden for the receiving party.  If you would like to be notified of future needs, please sign up at the Information Booth.  Questions?  Contact Katie Dykstra at 920-447-9442 or email her at: kdykstra9713@gmail.com.

Holiday Nursery Volunteers Needed: To provide nursery services on Thanksgiving Day (11/22 AM), Christmas Eve (12/24 PM) and Christmas Day(12/25 AM) we are in need of a few volunteers for each day. There is a sign-up sheet in the nursery or you can contact Lorann TenHaken at ltenhaken@wi.rr.com or call 262-573-5406. If you are interested in being added to the Nursery Volunteer list for 2019, you can also contact Lorann with that information.

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

MISSION OF THE MONTH:The offerings received in November will be going toward the Hurricanes Florence& Michael Relief Funds through the RCA. The amount received to date is $1,145.00.

We are in need of people who would like to join in reaching out to our community in the Oostburg Christmas Parade.  We have the theme for the float, but need those who would be willing to give of some time and talent and help in putting it together.  Please contact Cindy Hoitink (564-3150) for more information. This is a wonderful way to welcome and invite those who are seeking a church home to FRC.

Attention Crafters!  Our church along with other area churches and Gibbsville Reformed Church are responsible for crafts for the Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday,December 1st.  All craft donations are greatly appreciated! Please watch upcoming bulletins for when your donations can be brought to our church for the sale.  Thank You!

We are in need of food for our Christmas Food Pick Up.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Children’s Ministry Board outside the office for applesauce, sour cream, butter, and frosting. Those items should be at church by Monday, December 10th. Frosting and applesauce can be placed in the barrel in the coatroom outside the church office, and the butter and sour cream can be placed in the fridge in the church kitchen.

Food Vault Needs:  Jam or Jelly, Chef Boyardee, and Mac andCheese.

Thanks church family for the way you provided for families in need for our Thanksgiving food pick up.  Thank you for being a blessing to those in need.

Sincere thanks to all of our church family for any and all kindnesses shown to us during my knee replacement surgery.  We appreciated all of your thoughtfulness and prayers.  Thank you.  Ann Lammers

Parents of Elementary Children: The Children’s Christmas Service will be intertwined into morning worship on Sunday, December 16th.  We will practice music only on Wednesday, December 12th, from 6:30 –7:00 PM, and we will have a complete practice on Saturday, December 15th,from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Fifth Graders:  Keep your eye on the High Five Board outside the church library for more information regarding a service opportunity on the evening of Friday, November 30th.

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

November 29 – Bruggink Circle will meet. Lesson #10.

November 30 – High Five - evening

December 9 – Oma’s Supper & Christmas Worship Night at 6:00 PM.

December 10 – Young at Heart will meet at 11:00AM in the Fellowship Hall.  The program will be on the  Honor Flight.

December 11 – Christmas Food Pick-up from 6:00–7:30 PM.

December 15 – Children’s Christmas Service practice from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.

December 16 – Children’s Christmas Service during morning worship.  Kids please arrive at 8:40 AM.

December 16 – Giving eXperience from 4:30 –7:00 PM (dinner included).

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.

Grace/Truth Class 1.0 with Pastor Bob will meet in the North end of the Fellowship Hall from 10:15 – 11:15 AM on the following Sundays: TODAY and December 2. Wednesdays – 6:30 – 7:30 PM - Infant Nursery November 28 and December 12

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Mary Lammers as she was moved to Sharon Richardson this past Wednesday.  Pray for God to be with her and her family at this time.

Pray for Mark TeLindert who is recuperating at home after having had knee replacement surgery.

Pray for Garrit Ledeboer who is getting physical therapy at the Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan.

Pray for Randy Prinsen with his weekly chemotherapy treatments.  Pray that the treatments are effective with a minimum of side effects and pray for strength and energy before and after treatments.

Pray for Dan Huenink as his body recuperates from recent cancer treatments and awaits the results of the treatments.

Pray for Dave Hilbelink as he recovers at home after having had surgery and as he awaits his final surgery.

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

Pray that Paul Ver Velde will be able to get off the  pain medication that he is taking for back pain.

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