First Reformed Church

Full Calendar

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (8/13 – 8/19)

SUNDAY:

Coffee and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Room following the 9:00 AM worship service.

For those who are bringing bars for the Community Park Service tonight please cut your bars into 24 pieces and put them on a disposable plate and bring to the park by 4:30 PM.  Thank You!

TUESDAY:

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall. Hostess/Leader – Gloria Opgenorth.  All ladies are welcome to join us!

WEDNESDAY:

6:30 PM – Life Group Team meeting in the Library.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Welcome Visitors! To help us get to know you we have stick on name tags, which can be found on either side of the center doors to our worship center.  If you would like a permanent name tag you can call the Church Office at 564-2319 or let someone know at the Information Booth.

Do you have about a half hour available each week, or every two or three weeks? If so, please contact Pastor Brian to discuss the possibility of collecting our Friendship Registers. This task could be done by one person or shared by two or more people.  Thanks for considering this request.

USHERS NEEDED! If you are willing to help usher at the morning service, please stop at the Information Booth to sign up and pick the month that works best for you.  Thank You!

YOUNG AT HEART! You will be meeting on Sept. 11th instead of meeting in August.  The speaker will be Brad Riddiough.  Please mark this new date on your calendars!

Sheboygan Co. Right to Life is having a booth at the Sheboygan County fair this year.  We need help to man the booth (age over 15 or with an adult). A free admission ticket will be given to each person helping us out.  Please call Suzy Noordyk at 920-980-6568 or Jane at 920-668-6295.

Do you enjoy decorating for Christmas and would be willing to open your home for others to see?  Please consider having your home on Adelphia’s “Homes for the Holidays” tour this December 2nd.  The tour is meant to show different styles of decorating and NOT meant for you to do any more than you usually do.  That’s what makes it so enjoyable!!!  Every home is different and shows the personality of those who live there.  Please consider opening your home.  Contact Audie Gabrielse-Breit, Kass Hoffmann, or Else’ Allen.

Mission of the Month: The offerings received in August will be going to a ministry called Faith Comes by Hearing providing Military BibleSticks to military chaplains that distribute to servicemen and women. The Military BibleStick is a small, personal listening device (MP3 player) pre-loaded with the audio New Testament and Psalms.  The Military BibleStick has been distributed to over 800,000 troops providing God's Word in a unique format. To learn more about the Military BibleStick and Faith Comes by Hearing, please visit their website at www.militarybiblestick.com. The amount received to date is $10.00.

Food Vault Needs:  Mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce, rice, pancake mix, pancake syrup, and peanut butter.

Come and support our softball team and fellowship with your brothers & sisters in Christ at the RCA Church Softball Tournament on Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th at Gibbsville Park.  Games start at 5:00 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM on Saturday.  FRC will plan at 5:00 PM and 7:20 PM on Friday night, with more games to come Saturday based on the results of Friday’s games.  There will be a Brat Fry both days, with proceeds to benefit River Rock Community Church.

NOTE:  The church has a table tennis table we are selling for $100.00.  If interested, please see Tom Wensink.

COLLEGE STUDENTS We have prayer partners that want to pray for you at college this year!  You may just be starting college, or you already have been in college for a few years, and maybe you are adjusting to being away from home, or unsure of your major, or struggling in some other area…..then we have people who want to pray for you.  If you would be interested in a prayer partner, please pick up a form at the Women’s Ministry/Information Desk.  Fill out with as much information as you have, and return it to the bag marked – College Student Forms, at the Information Desk.  You will be contacted as to who your prayer partner will be.

NEEDED:  Prayer Partners for College Students.  If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet at the Women’s Ministry/Information Desk.  If you have any questions, please call Judy Ten Pas at 564-3480.

CRAFTS, BAKED GOODS, PRODUCE, HOMEMADE CANNED ITEMS NEEDED!  If you would like to donate some of these items for the “PINE HAVEN AUTUMN FEST” held on Saturday, September 9th, from 1:30 – 6:00 PM at the Haven Drive Campus in Sheboygan Falls, it would be GREATLY appreciated!  Please have your donated items in the church kitchen by 9:30 AM on Saturday morning, September 9th.  If you have any questions, please call Pam Quaas at 226-1081 or LuAnn Ten Pas at 56 4-3070.

“THANK YOU” to everyone who has donated crafts and baked goods this year for the Pine Haven Events!!  They have helped to make the events a great success.

Join the Women’s Auxiliary on September 9th from 1:30 – 6:00 PM at our Annual Autumn Festival.  Featuring a brat fry, baked goods, crafts, a raffle, and from 3-4 there will be live entertainment by the Big Cedar Bluegrass Band.  Held at Pine Haven’s new Haven Drive Campus Community Center (220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls).

Some of the best ideas for Life Groups are the ideas which have not been shared yet.  If you have an idea for a Life Group pleased contact a Life Group Team Member.  The Team members are Cindy Hoitink, Diane Joosse, Angela Ring, Brenda Stecker, Bethany Swart, Barb Wenig and Pastor Brian.  We look forward to hearing your ideas.

Great Marriages invites you to take their annual survey this week and enter for your chance to win prizes at www.great-marriages.org/survey. The last question gives you a chance to enter your email address for a chance to win!

 

MEN’S MINISTRIES

The Annual Men’s Golf Scramble (four man best-ball) will take place on Saturday, September 9th, at Autumn Ridge Golf Course near Valders starting at 7:30 AM.  You can sign up as an individual or as a team of four.  The cost is $40.00 per person which includes green fees, a power cart and lunch.  A sign-up sheet is at the Information Booth.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian.

 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 28 – Children’s Team Meeting at 6:30 PM

September 9 – Men’s Golf Scramble at Autumn Ridge  Golf Course

September 11 – Young At Heart

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Deb Van Straten as she receives antibiotics via IV at the Aurora Hospital in Grafton.

Pray for Randy Prinsen at Froedtert Hospital.  Pray for the donor cells to take, for him to have patience and pray that he will have a sufficient appetite.

Pray for Gary DeMaster as his body reacts to his most recent chemo treatment and pray that he will be able to have another treatment this week.

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

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927 Superior Ave., Oostburg, WI 53070

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