First Reformed Church

Full Calendar



Sign-ups for Life Groups will continue today.  See the sign-up sheets which are located on tables in the hallway which leads to the Fellowship Room.  You can also sign-up for a group by going to our church website: and then click on the Life Groups Offerings tab found toward the middle of the page.

First day of Sunday School is TODAY! First day of Wednesday Night Ministry is THIS WEDNESDAY, September 20th.  See the bulletin insert for where you need to go!

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

Sign up at the Cookbook Booth in the Narthex after service by September 18th if you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the next First Reformed Church Oostburg Cookbook!!

Fifth Graders:  Today is the day!  We have a High Five Kick-off event planned just for you today from 3:00 – 5:00 PM right here at church.  This event is free, but see the High Five Board outside the church library for sign-up.


6:00 PM – Board of Deacons meeting in Room 209.

6:30 PM – Board of Elders meeting in the Fellowship Room.

7:15 PM – Consistory Meeting in the Fellowship Room.


9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall. All ladies are asked to bring a prayer or short devotion to share.   Hostess – Mary Hoffmann

1:30 – 3:30 PM – Stitching for a Cause group meets in the Fellowship Hall.  See announcement below for details!

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


6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:30 – 7:30 PM
Bible Classes meet
Jr. High begins in Large Group
in the H.O.P. Room (Room 200).
Sr. High begins in Small Groups (see insert for locations).
**@ 7:00 PM Jr. High goes to small groups, Sr. High has large group (Room 210-211).

7:30 PM – Sr. Choir Practice.  Devotions – Kathy Wensink;  Prayer – Gary Gabrielse

7:30 PM – Table Tennis in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone welcome!


8:00 AM – Faithwalking 201 in the Library.  We will review homework from 201.9 and introduce 201.10.



Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Wendel Voskuil (Mrs. nee Carol Dees) who were united in marriage yesterday in the church sanctuary.

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to Dan & Vicki Nyhof and to Sandy & Mike Soerens and their extended families in the loss of their mother, Irene Nyhof, on September 8th.  We pray God will comfort them in their time of bereavement.

Elementary Bible Class Teachers:  If you have not yet picked up your materials, they are on the table outside the Library.  See Lori if you have any questions.

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

NOTE:  Please remember that on Wednesdays, the doors will be locked at church; please ring the bell at the carport or kitchen doors 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 doors.

STITCHING FOR A CAUSE group will begin meeting this Tuesday at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please consider joining us for a time of fun and fellowship as we make quilts, knit or crochet hats, scarves, mittens for the homeless.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Quaas 226-1081 or Francine De Master 564-3656.

DONATIONS NEEDED – Fabric pieces, gently used sheets, clean used blankets, or monetary gifts to help us make the quilts for the homeless.

PLEASE STOP IN THE FELLOWHSIP HALL TODAY after the service to see the items “Stitching For a Cause” has made for the homeless.

FRC Family – Mark your calendars for dinner and a movie on Sunday, October 8th – the first Faith and Family Night of the year.  Whether you are young, old, a family, or single, we welcome you to participate.  Sign-up at the Information Booth.

The Youth Ministry had their start-up meeting for youth families this last Wednesday and handed out the programming calendar (found on the Uth Board) and talked through the plans for this next year in ministry.  If you were not able to attend the meeting and do not receive an email from Toby by the end of next week, please contact him

Mission of the Month: The offerings received in September will be going to Hurricane Harvey relief.  RCA Global Missions has teamed up with World Renew Disaster Response Service that will provide assistance to two RCA church plants in the Houston area, Christ the Redeemer Community Church in Houston and Carismah Church in Katy.  Immediate needs are food, water, and shelter as the recovery effort begins.  To learn more about RCA's Hurricane Harvey response, please visit The amount received to date is:  $7,480.00.

Another REACH Ministry Opportunity...The Salvation Army in Sheboygan offers Emmaus Meals every Saturday between 11:00 am & 12:30 pm at their location in Sheboygan.  Emmaus Meals are hot meals served by local churches and volunteer groups.  They are free and open to the public and a great opportunity for fellowship and nourishment for people in need.  The REACH Team is considering getting on their 2018 schedule and assembling a group of people from our congregation to serve one or more meals. The Sheboygan Salvation Army is holding their Annual Emmaus Meal Leadership Meeting this coming Thursday September 21 at 5:00 pm.  If you are interested in being part of organizing a team to serve there in 2018 or if you have any questions regarding this, please contact Brenda Stecker (920-377-2017).

NOTE: Tim Navis will present an organ recital today at 3:00 p.m. at Hope Church, 612 Ontario Avenue in Sheboygan.  Tim grew up in the Hingham Reformed Church and previously served as Hope’s organist. He currently serves as Music Director/Organist at a church in Virginia, where he resides with his family.  The recital will feature classical and religious organ pieces which will be sure to lift hearts and minds in praise of God.  The public is welcome.  The recital is free of charge, but an offering will be received.  For more information, please visit or call (920) 452-5648.

MEN: Use your God-given singing talent to praise Him and share the story of salvation – while helping the residents of Pine Haven. Join the Pine Haven Men's Chorus!  If you are interested, contact Bob Caljouw before October 1st at 920-627-6961 or email him at:

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will be at the Bethel Ministry Building on Monday, Sept. 18, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  With the devastation that is happening in Houston Texas, the news reported that the Blood Center of Wisconsin is sending blood down to Houston to help with their cause.  Your donation of 1 pint of blood can and will help 3 people.

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.

Love INC partner churches are teaming up to collect items for Hope Bags for victims of domestic violence.  An advocate from Safe Harbor arrives at the hospital with care, compassion and a Love INC Hope Bag.  If you'd like to support this Gap Ministry, please see the sheet at the Love INC booth for more details. FRC Oostburg is collecting, T-shirts, journals and stress balls. Any questions see Cindy Hoitink or Diane Joosse. Thanks So much!

Unspoken acts of kindness deeply touch the heart – thank you to whomever it was that left the blue rose on my desk.

A very special thank you to the congregation for all of the cards, prayers, words of encouragement and memorial gifts for the home going of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Irene Nyhof. After 2 years of struggles, she is at last safe in the everlasting arms of our Lord and Savior.  A special thank you to those who sent cards and visited her while she was in Pine Haven. She really enjoyed those visits!  We also want to thank Pastor Brian for his message, for Arvin and Judy Meerdink for the special music, and to Nikki Mills for playing the organ, as well as the services of the Wenig Funeral Home. It was all very much appreciated! ~ The Family of Irene Nyhof



Fifth Graders:  We have a High Five Kick-off event planned just for you today from 3:00 – 5:00 PM right here at church.  We encourage you to invite a friend!  This event is free, but sign-up is needed!  See the High Five Board outside the church library after worship this morning to sign-up.



September 25 – Children’s Team Meeting at 6:30 PM.

September 27 – See You At The Pole – Meet at the  OHS Flag pole, please arrive by 6:55 AM (Kups  hot chocolate will be available by 6:45 AM!!) for  an awesome time of 6th – 12th grade prayer  organized by area student leaders (donuts to  follow )

October 6 – High Five – time TBA

October 8 – Faith and Family Night from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

October 20 – October 22 – Jr. High Retreat @ Silver Birch Ranch.  Please turn in the $60 registration  fee and permission slip (found on the Uth Board)  ASAP.  Deadline is October 8th.

August 2-5, 2018 – Trek to the Ark


Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Vicki Ebbers as she recovers from surgery on her foot.

Pray for Mary Lammers who is a patient at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay receiving treatment or anemia.

Pray for Deb Van Straten as she has developed some serve pain this week and as they seek to discern the cause of that pain.

Pray for continued healing for Randy Prinsen and offer a prayer of praise for the progress made so far.

Pray for Gary DeMaster as his body reacts to having chemotherapy this week and as he  anticipates another treatment on Tuesday.

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


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