Sunday, August 1st

Message - “The Works”
Scripture text is James 2:18-26

(Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #86-91)
Sermon Notes

August 1 – August 7, 2021 Activities

Today we celebrate communion.
Please put your empty communion cups in the trash cans by the carport doors as you exit today.  Thank You!

6:30 PM – Serve Team meeting in the Library.

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Leader – Judy Hoffmann; Hostess – Alice Navis

1:30 – 3:30 PM – Stitching For A Cause in the Fellowship Hall.

4:45 PM – Creative Worship Team meeting in the Library.

1:00 PM – Mission Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall. Lesson #9.  Leader – Delores Roethel; Hostess – Alice Navis

6:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Break-fast at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.

Sunday, August 8th

Message is “The Law, Part I”.
Scripture text is Deuteronomy 5:1-15; Matthew 22:34-40
(Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #92-103 & 4).


August 10 – August Food Distribution.

August 13 – High School Uth Augustfest Fundraiser – sign-up with Justin.

September 8 – Annual Grill & Chill at FRC.

September 11 – The Annual Men’s Golf Scramble at Autumn Ridge.

September 19 – Worship in the Park with Church Picnic to follow.

What’s Happening at FRC

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Kevin & Vicki Soerens and their extended family in the death of Kevin’s father, Harold “Archie” Soerens, on July 24th.  We pray God will comfort them in their time of bereavement.

For this Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for JP and his family as they transition to a new ministry.  They have submitted the following prayer requests: 1) Pray for our family to transition well as we are in the U.S. this year.  2) That God would provide the funding we need to return to the UAE by next summer. 3) For a coaching/mentoring meeting that JP and AP have with another missionary couple next week. 4) For the man JP was discipling in his former position; he has been facing persecution from his family; pray he remains faithful and full of hope.

Our focus for August is, Q & A #90; what is the coming-to-life of new self?  The beginner answer to that question is, "Wholehearted joy in Christ and a love and delight to live according to God's word."  Parents, it would be great if you would help your kids learn this valuable lesson.  Don't forget the You, Me, and the HC Day on Tuesday, August 17, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  A sign-up sheet is outside of the church library.

It was great to see many kids this past week at You, Me, and the HC Day!!!

Solid Grounds coffee ministry is seeking volunteers to help prep and serve coffee on Sunday mornings before church services beginning in September and going through May.  Please sign up on the sheet located on the Solid Grounds serving table or contact Tracy Van Ess @ 920-627-6118 or

NOTE:  The offering received on 7/25/2021 totaled $17,576.00 (Budget Amount Needed $17,019).

Sign Ups for August Fest are at the Information Booth!  We are looking for donations of water (just bring 24-packs to kitchen any time), coolers to borrow, and PEOPLE to hand out water, to help set up, and/or to help take down the booth during the afternoon and evening of Friday, August 13.  You can also call or text Vicki Swart at 920-627-8125, or email her at  Thank you!!

The next food pick-up will be Tuesday, August 10.  If you or someone you know could use extra help, we hope to see you there.

The Food Vault is in need of a few items.  We could use:  powdered sugar, baking soda, 32 oz. pancake mix, and 24 oz. jars of applesauce.  Items can be placed in the barrel in the coat room.

There's still time to sign-up for Family Camp August 27 – 29 at Breezy Hill Campground.  Registration is easy directly through the campground, but please let Lori or Toby know if your family is attending.

Our Mission of the Month offering for August will go to Kelsey Corpas (TeBeest) who serves with World Team in Madrid Spain. World Team is a church-planting organization.  Spain is a country where less than 2% of the population consists of evangelical Christians. Kelsey’s main role on the team is evangelism and discipleship to lead to church-planting.  She also serves on the European Leadership Team for World Team, seeking to help make European workers more effective and efficient in their work for the kingdom. Kelsey thanks you for your partnership in ministry in prayers, financial giving, and encouragement. She and her husband, Josué, look forward to being with us in person on Sunday, August 15. If you would like to meet with Kelsey please contact her at

Attention Men!!! It’s time to start signing up for the annual Men’s Golf Scramble which will be held on Saturday, September 11 at the Autumn Ridge Golf Course near Valders.  The cost is $45 which includes green fees, a power cart and lunch.  Prizes will be included.  You can sign up as an individual or as a team of four.  If you sign up as a team, please designate a person as the team captain.  To sign up go to the FRC website ( and click on the golf outing announcement.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian at the church (920) 564-2319 ext. 305 on his cell (920) 287-5198 or via email:

Attention Church Family and Visitors! We would appreciate it if you would sign the Friendship register prior to worship.  Please pass the Friendship register to those sitting near you if they do not have a register near them.  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.  Thanks for taking the time to register your attendance with us.

NOTE:  Plans are in the works for IFIT to begin on October 11th at Gibbsville Church from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Watch for more details to come!

Faces of FRC:  We like seeing the faces of our FRC families on Faces of FRC but we have only been able to post them when new submissions have been submitted.  Would you consider sharing your profile with us? 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.

8th – 12th graders, Augustfest needs our help to operate the Kidzone for 2-10 year olds.  Shifts are 1.5 hours (4:00 – 5:30 PM & 5:30 – 7:00 PM). Meal tickets will be given for each volunteer – sign up with Justin Oliver!  We will have one adult on each shift helping as well.

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Anita Daane who is receiving Hospice Care in her room at the Covenant Home at Pine Haven.

Pray for Henry DeBlaey to continue to gain weight and to get back into his normal feeding schedule. Pray for Aaron and Morgan as they transition into their new normal.

Pray for Todd Ledeboer as he recuperates at home. Pray for his heart to continue to function without any irregularities.

Pray for continued healing for Scott Ring and pray that therapy will heal lingering headaches.

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

Pray for Pastor Wayne Tripp for wisdom for his doctors with his medications.

Pray for Gary Feldmann as his body responds to the treatment he received this past week.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as she has stopped her treatments for cancer and is now receiving Hospice care in her home. Pray for relief from pain in her stomach.