Full Calendar

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (2/25 – 3/3)

SUNDAY:

Today we are happy to have Pastor Elijah worshipping with us.  He will share with us during the morning service and during the Sunday School Hour.

Serve Team Meeting at 10:00 AM in Pastor Brian’s Office.

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

Sunday School classes meet immediately following the morning service.  If you need help in locating a class, please stop at the Information Booth and someone will be there to assist you.

There is NO High School Sunday School today because of the Retreat.  See you next week!

TUESDAY:

9:00 AM – Eernisse Circle meets at church.  Hostess – Pam Quaas

WEDNESDAY:

6:30 PM – Beast Feast Team Meeting in Pastor Brian’s Office.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Classes meet.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Jr. High begins in LARGE group.
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Sr. High begins in Small Groups
**@ 7:00 PM – Jr. High goes to Small Groups, Sr. High has Large Group.

7:30 PM – Sanctuary Choir Practice.  Devotions – Jack Kohls; Prayer – Dave Dykstra

THURSDAY:

1:00 PM – Mission Circle meets at church. Devotions/Bible Study – Delores Roethel;  Hostess – Linda Vander Weele.  Lesson #2

7:00 PM – Bruggink Circle meets at church.  This meeting was rescheduled from last week.

SATURDAY:

6:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Break-fast at Judi’s.  See announcement below for details!

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Ron & Nancy Westerbeke and to David & Karla Jensema in the loss of Nancy & David’s mother, Marie Jensema, and to Peter Westerbeke and to Jay & Laurie Huibregtse in the loss of Peter & Laurie’ grandmother.  We pray God will comfort them and their extended families at this time.

On Sunday evening, March 18th, at 6:00 PM we will be having a Service of Remembrance.  We will be remembering those from our church family who passed away in 2017.  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this special service.

At our last YOUNG AT HEART meeting many of you expressed an interest in Tai Chi, a slow moving exercise to improve balance.  The Consistory has approved this to happen in our church. Mary Kemph, of the Aging and Disability Resource Center will lead the exercises 2 days a week, one hour each, for a period of 3 months.  We need someone, or it can be several people, to co-ordinate this along with Mary as to time, date, etc. Call Gloria, 564-3063, if interested and for more information. Thank you.

FYI: Want to know more about First Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America?  For those who are visiting, attending regularly but not members, new members, or just curious; there will be an informational group that will meet to discuss these things.  If you are interested please contact Pastor Bob, Pastor Brian, or the church office and let us know.

Are you interested in making profession of faith?  If so, an opportunity to do so will begin late winter or early spring.  To take advantage of this opportunity sign up at the Information Booth or contact Pastor Bob, Pastor Brian, Toby or Lori.

SALVATION ARMY EMMAUS MEAL... Sign up to volunteer &/or donate food items at the table in the narthex area. Please see insert in today’s bulletin for further details.

The Easter food pick-up will be on Tuesday, March 13th.  We are in need of a variety of items including milk, crescent rolls, fresh fruit and veggies, and butter.  A sign-up sheet is on the Children’s Ministry Board outside the Library.  All items would be needed in the Church Kitchen by March 12th.

It’s time to start thinking about the next Faith and Family Night which will be on Wednesday, March 21.  Mark your calendars and plan on attending.

Be thinking about your favorite recipe to bring and your family and friends to invite to the Beast Feast. This year’s Feast will take place on Friday (yep Friday) March 9th at 6:00 PM.  This year’s speaker will be TW Norman.  TW pastors a church in southern Illinois and he is also part of the Field Staff of Final Descent Outdoors.  The Feast will include contest prizes as well as door prizes.  To reserve seats sign up at the Information Booth. If you are interested in making a donation for Feast contact Pastor Brian.

Mission of the Month: The offerings received in February will be going to Mary’s Room located in Sheboygan. The amount received to date is $335.00.

We are excited to share more of the details regarding the Trek to the Ark trip this summer.  Those families who signed up as interested have been e-mailed details for the service opportunities that will take place prior to the trip, as well as the details of the August 2-5 trip itself.  We estimate the cost per person at $150 which includes transportation, lodging, daily continental breakfast, dinner, and tickets to The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter.  Registration Deadline is March 18 (only 3 weeks away) with a $50 deposit due per person at that time.  Current 8th-12th graders are welcome to attend as individuals as well as families of all ages!  If you are considering this trip, or if you are considering this trip and did not receive an email, please contact Lori or Toby.

PLEASE HELP! The Oostburg School District is looking for volunteers to help with the Solo & Ensemble Festival on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.  If you are willing to help please email Siera Williams – Festival Vol. Coordinator Siera.Williams@oostburg.k12.wi.us or call her at 920-564-2383, ext. 1153. Or go to the online sign-up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4baca 722a6f85-solo. Thank you for helping us make this a great event for our students and the community!

February Food items needed for the Food Vault:  Mac and cheese, granola bars, canned ravioli, and canned chicken.

Opportunity to Show Support to our Missionaries!! The MISSION SUPPORT Team (Gay Wynveen & Pam Quaas) invites and encourages you to join them in keeping in touch with our partners in mission around the world.  Please take advantage of the wonderful Missionary Board that they have designed and continually update to help us all be intentional and specific in praying for and connecting with them.  Each week one of missionaries is highlighted, showing the most current happenings in their ministry and giving their contact information for you to take and use.   All letters, emails, and prayers are so appreciated and in it, you too will find yourself blessed!

Please remember that on Wednesdays, the doors will be locked at church; please ring the bell at the carport or kitchen door if you need to get into the building during the day.  For Wednesday night programming, please also remember the carport door will be the only unlocked door.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Fifth Graders: The sign-up for our service opportunity on March 18th is on the High Five Board outside the Library.  Hoping it will work for all of you to serve.

 

MEN’S MINISTRIES

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held this Saturday, March 3rd, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  Men of all ages are invited to join in for a time of fellowship, food and prayer.  If you plan to attend please sign the sheet at the Information Booth.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian.

 

Good Fellowship Luncheon

Whether you experienced a recent loss, or one years ago, we welcome you to join us for a social gathering, simply to dine amongst friends instead of eating alone. There is NO agenda, just a time together in a relaxed atmosphere with good food and good conversation with old friends and new.  Organized and hosted by Wenig Funeral Homes.  One of our funeral directors will reserve tables and

dine with the attendees.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Falls Café (1118 Plankview Green Blvd., Sheboygan Falls)

Please call if you are planning to attend by Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 920-467-3431.

Dutch Treat (order off the menu and pay on your own). We hope to see you there!

 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 4 – Hymn Sing at 6:00 PM

March 9 – The Annual Beast Feast will be held at FRC.  Please save the date on your calendar and take  note that the Feast is scheduled for a Friday  evening.

March 18 – Children’s Sunday

March 18 – High Five.

March 18 – Service of Remembrance at 6:00 PM

March 18 – Trek to the Ark Registration Deadline

March 21 – Faith and Family Night

April 8 – Hymn Sing at 6:00 PM

June 3 – Camp Manitoqua Final Payment Deadline

June 21 – Trek to the Ark Final Payment Deadline

June 24-29 – Camp Manitoqua

August 2-5 – Trek to the Ark

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for strength and determination for Kevin Soerens as he goes through physical therapy following double knee replacement surgery.

Pray for Burt Ten Pas as he recovers from surgery. Pray that he receives the proper care.

Pray for Carol Klarman as she continues to recuperates at her Oostburg Pine Haven Home after having had surgery.

Pray for Rich (Chip) Lemkuil who is under Hospice Care in his home.

Pray for Carol Voskuil that she continues her weekly chemotherapy treatments.

Pray for Nick Hilbelink as he recuperates from his round seven treatment.  Pray that he will continue to stay healthy through this time.  Give thanks that his cancer is in remission.

Pray for Mary Lammers that her chemo medicine will continue to be effective and that the side effects will continue to be only minimal.  Give praise that her recent cancer marker number was good.

Pray that Gary DeMaster that he would regain strength and stamina, that physical therapy would strengthen his knee and leg and that he would regain mobility.  Also pray for patience during this time of recovery.

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

The Sr. High Winter Retreat Crew plans to arrive back from Silver Birch today (Sunday) between 3-4pm. Pray for us to dive into the Theme “Abide” with our Silver Birch speaker Jason!  Here’s our crew you can be praying for:  Logan Bruggink, Cassie Carlisle, Logan Davies, Macy Dulmes-Alexander, Emily Eernisse, Johanna Hacker, Gracie Hilbelink, Monica Mentink, Abram Swart, Sydney TenHaken, Connor Verduzco, Kiara Verduzco, Shana Walvoort, Anna Weavers, Lindsey Wilterdink, Ethan Wittneben, Grace Yeadon, Leaders: Jamie Burgin, Emily Hocking, Kim Luedtke, Justin Oliver, Jerrod Ten Dolle, & Toby Thomack. Thank you church family for your prayers and support :)

 

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