This Week’s Activities (01/25 – 01/30, 2021)

NO Middle School Large Group tonight
.  (Next one will be January 31st).

9:00 AM – Eernisse Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.

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

6:30-7:30 – Bible Class for kids in Grades 1-5 in the Sanctuary.

6:00– 6:45 PM – Middle School Large Group (Shed).

7:00PM – High School Small Groups.

7:00PM – Remember Nhu Fundraiser planning meeting via Zoom.

Sunday, January 31
Message - “The Unlikely Way”.  Scripture - Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17.


What’s Happening at FRC

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Rollen (Dick) Preder and Ellen Preder in the loss of Dick’s sister and Ellen’s sister-in-law, Marjorie Kempink who died on January 17th and to Larry & Gloria Opgenorth and Wayne & Laverne Opgenorth in the loss of their brother-in-law Denis Schmideler who died on January 18th.  We pray God will comfort all of these families in their time of bereavement.

High School Winter Retreat – The new digital sign-up for Silver Birch Winter Retreat went out to all Reformed Church High School Families.  Cost is $90 which includes room & board, coach bus transportation and retreat T-shirt – due Feb. 10th with online registration. Contact Toby if you need the email sent to you

The January Mission of the Month offering will be for Pastor Elijah and the ministry of Living Hope Uganda.  Living Hope Uganda seeks to change lives and transform communities in Uganda through Educating orphans and poor children, Evangelism & Church Planting, Life-Time Skills Empowerment, HIV Counseling& Career guidance, and through Poverty Alleviation in poor households. The amount received to date is $584.75.

Ben & Becca Johnson and family are the mission partners that we will be praying for this Sunday and throughout the week.  Ben’s work primarily focuses upon helping to plant churches in Thailand and to support the pastors of those churches.

Local Families In Need:  If you are interested in giving to local families in need, the deacons are accepting donations through the church. Donations should be made out to First Reformed Church and placed in an envelope marked Local Families In Need.  Envelopes can be brought to the church office or placed in the lockbox in the narthex during the week or put in the collection plates on Sunday.

Women’s Bible Studies will begin meeting.  Eernisse Circle (4th Tuesday, January 26th, 9:00 AM); Mission Circle (1st Thursday, February 4th, 1:00PM).  Both circles meet every month in the Fellowship Hall.  Our study will be on “Psalms – Prayers of the Heart.”  The books are at the Information Desk.  The cost is $9.00 and can be paid at the office or at your first meeting.  Masks should be worn as this a church function. If you would like to join either circle we would love to have you – or any questions:  Eernisse Circle – Call Pam Quaas at 920-226-1081, or Mission Circle – Call Gloria Opgenorth at920-564-3063.

This year’s No Regrets Conference will be a half-day event on Saturday, February 6.  There are a few options for participating.  One option is to join the live stream of the conference in your home and invite others to join you o rsimply view the live stream by yourself. All you need is the capability to live stream YouTube to join the livestream. Also, Crossroads Community Church in Sheboygan is hosting the conference. You can purchase tickets for the conference at Crossroads or register for the live stream at: The conference starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 12:30 PM. If you have any questions contact Pastor Brian.

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.

Faces of FRC: We continue to appreciate seeing our church family photos on Faces of FRC.  We know that many of our families have not been featured to date so if you haven’t submitted your information please consider doing so.  All you need to do is take a few minutes to share your picture and answer a few simple questions and submit that information.  That can be done by going to the church website ( and clicking on Faces of FRC tab or if you would like to have a form sent to you, please contact the church office.  Completed forms can be mailed with a photo to the church or put in the Faces of FRC box at the Information Booth.  If you would like us to use your photo fromthe pictorial directory please contact the church office at 564-2319.  Thanks for your help!

ATTENDANCE:  January 17 – 205

NOTE:  The offering received on 1/17/2021 totaled $17,002.00.(Budget Amount Needed $17,019).

The next Drive-up Food Distribution will be Tuesday, February 9. 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.

Parents, Thanks for your help in getting the kids here early this morning so they could lead us in worship.


Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Pastor Wayne Tripp who is a patient at the Aurora Hospital in Grafton.  Pray for his hemoglobin to rise.

Pray for Ron Joosse as he receives rehabilitative therapy at the Haven Drive Campus of Pine Haven.  Pray for healing for the infection in his body.

Pray for Karen Neustel as she meets with her neurologist this week.  Pray for a good report and for her medications to be effective in keeping her carotid arteries clear.

Pray for Sandy Brill to continue to make good progress in her physical therapy following her knee replacement surgery.

Pray for Gary Feldmann as he receives care for pain and weakness in his leg.  Pray for wisdom for those who provide care.

Pray for Randy Prinsen as he receives his bi-weekly chemotherapy this week.  Pray that the treatment is effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Rollie Rauwerdink to regain strength and energy as he continues to recuperate from treatments for cancer and pray that his blood counts stay at a good level.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as her maintenance treatment plan for cancer has changed.  Pray that the new treatment plan is effective.  Her new treatments consist of oral medication.

Pray for our government officials and doctors and health care workers as they make decisions and care for people.

Pray for those who are isolated from family and friends in their homes or in care facilities and for those who provide care for them.

Pray that the vaccine is available to those who are most susceptible to Covid.



Feb.26-28th – High School Winter Retreat @ Silver Birch Ranch.

June2, 2021 – Annual Grill & Chill at FRC.

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

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