Full Calendar

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (10/15 – 10/21)


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 will assist you.

There will be a Nominations Team Meeting in the Library immediately following the morning service for all outgoing Elders, Deacons and PCE’s.


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Young at Heart Fall Bus Trip.  Meet at church.

6:00 PM – Board of Deacons Meeting in Rm. 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.  Hostess – Mary Hoffmann.  All ladies attending are asked to bring a prayer or short devotion to share.


6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Classes meet.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Jr. High begins in large group in the H.O.P. Room (Rm. 200).
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Sr. High begin in small groups.
**@7:00 PM – Jr. High goes to small groups, Sr. High has large group (Rm. 210-211).

7:30 PM – Sr. Choir Practice. Devotions – Nancy Huenink;  Prayer – Gary Gabrielse

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

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Hearts of Praise practice in the sanctuary.


6:00 PM – Ridder Church Renewal Team Meeting in Pastor Brian’s Office.


Jr. High Retreat: We are getting a coach bus with Hingham RC! We'll be departing around 4:00 pm on Friday, October 20th, from the parking lot of FRC Oostburg.  We will make a fast food stop on the way to camp (you pay for, unless you pack a lunch). Then plan on the bus returning to FRC Oostburg between 3:30 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 22nd.  We will be stopping on the way home, but that cost will be covered.


The congregation is invited to witness the marriage ceremony of Jocelyn Stemper and Alex Dieringer at 1:30 PM in the church sanctuary.



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.

ATTENTION ALL RETIREES AND SENIOR CITIZENS:  Young at Heart will be taking a fall bus trip to look at colors tomorrow, Monday, October 16th, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please sign-up on the sheet at the Information Booth TODAY if you would like to join us!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Westley Meinnert (Mrs. nee Kaleigh Riddiough) who were united in marriage yesterday in the church sanctuary.

ATTENTION HEARTS OF PRAISE! You will be having practice this Wednesday, October 18th, and next Wednesday, October 25th, from 8:30 – 9:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Please mark these two practices on your calendars. Thank You!

Way to go Wednesday Night Elementary Kids! We were thrilled to hear 92% of you know your scripture memory verse for the month.  Keep up the great work.

Hello Congregation, My name is Travis Hendrikse, and I'm currently enrolled in a psychology course at Concordia University Wisconsin.  As a part of this course, our professor challenged my group to create "blessing bags" that will positively impact the community around us.  My group decided to create these bags for children in the Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee. This is where I need your help.  I'm looking for donations of toys, stuffed animals, coloring books, and other coloring supplies.  All these items need to be brand new because the children getting treatment are extremely susceptible to sickness.  I'll set up a donation table right outside the sanctuary where the items can be dropped off.  I will be accepting donations until November 5th.  If you have any questions, don't be afraid to send me an email @thendrikse40@gmail.com. God bless!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Sign-Up starts TODAY!!  Volunteers are ready at the table in the hallway to give all the info you need to pack a shoebox with gifts for a child. The boxes collected will be delivered in various locations around the world.  We are also accepting donations towards this ministry project if you'd like to do that instead.  Call Jess Schreurs (501-760-8878) or Sheri Hafeman (564-2106) if you have any questions.

Mission of the Month: The offerings received in October are going to Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico.  We are partnering again with Praying Pelican Missions who led our area youth on their mission trip there last summer.  Their Puerto Rico leader Kevin Gamradt         is continuing to organize aid assistance to the churches the FRC Youth ministered to last summer: Rio Piedras FBC and Loiza Iglesia Bautista De Mediania Alta.  Immediate needs are water, building supplies and batteries.  For more details visit: www.prayingpelican missions.org/landing/mission-trip/irma#locations and select Puerto Rico.  The amount received to date is $2,645.00.

PARENTS OF 3 YEAR OLDS THROUGH 5TH GRADE: The kids will be singing during worship next Sunday, October 22nd.  They need to be in the Fellowship Hall by 8:40 AM, please.

"Team FRC" for the 8th Annual Oostburg Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is now forming!!  The groundwork has been laid for a float and display that would well represent us and the true "Reason for the season". Now we need people with various talents/gifts to pull it all together!  Contact Brenda Stecker (920-377-2017) or Cindy Hoitink (920-564-3150) for further details or to say "sign me up!"

FYI – 71 days until Christmas, 48 days until “Homes for the Holidays”. Do you know anyone who loves to decorate their home for Christmas and might be willing to open their home for “Homes for the Holidays” but hasn’t volunteered but might if asked?  Please help us by letting us know who you have in mind so they can be asked.  There is a sheet at the Information Booth for your suggestions or give any one of the Adelphia team a call.  Thanks!!   Audie Gabrielse-Breit, Kass Hoffmann, & 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.

Are you interested in the Trek to the Ark with the Church family August 2-5?  If you are and you have not yet signed up as being interested, please see Lori or Toby or sign up at the Information Booth.

Food Vault Needs: Mac and cheese, Chunky soup, canned tuna and chicken, rice, chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Enjoy a concert at Oostburg Christian Reformed Church on Friday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m.  Rachel (Zylstra) Walkinshaw will be performing her Songs of Faith and Doubting.  Freewill donations will be accepted, a portion of which will be donated to Anchor of Hope. Confessional, candid, and searching, Rachel's music over the years has found a home in church sanctuaries and in dimly-lit music bars alike.  Attending to themes of resonance--the difficulty and necessity of faith, the questioning of one's purpose, and the daily commitment of belief--she has compiled Songs of Faith and Doubting. It is a collection of theologically-bent originals and new hymn arrangements given to provoke worship, empathy, inspiration and conversation. She has presented this concert in whole or in part in cities as diverse as Dublin, New York, Austin, and Edinburgh, among others.

Rock the Block Christian Music Festival, Saturday, November 4, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at River Rock Community Church, 3836 Enterprise Drive in Sheboygan.  Brats, hamburgers, potato salad, desserts, drinks, etc. being served. No cost but donations appreciated. Come and enjoy some great uplifting music, fellowship and food!

Love Inc. is looking to hire a Gap Ministry Coordinator.  See sheet at the Information Booth if you are interested in this position.



Fifth Graders:  Keep watching the bulletin for our next event on Sunday, November 12.



The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, November 4th, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  All men are welcome!  If you plan to come, please sign up on the sheet at the Information Booth.



October 23 – Children’s Team Meeting at 6:30 PM.

November 12 – High Five

November 15 – Faith and Family Night – 5:30 – 7:30 PM

December 2 – Homes for the Holidays Tour

December 3 – Annual Congregational Meeting at 6 PM.

August 2-5, 2018 – Trek to the Ark


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Let’s Show our Pastors We Appreciate Them! Send them a card, give them a phone call or email greeting, or perhaps an invitation to lunch or dinner.

**Save The Date - Next Sunday, October 22nd, there will be a coffee & fellowship time after the morning service so you can personally show your appreciation to them! Hope to see you there!


Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Nick Hilbelink with his ongoing cancer treatments.  Pray that the treatments are effective with a minimum of side effects.

Pray for Mary Lammers that her chemo medicine will keep her cancer in check with a minimum of side effects.

Pray for Preston Gabrielse as he continues hishealing and as he anticipates surgery on his foot.

Continue to pray for Randy Prinsen as he continues the healing process.

Pray for Gary DeMaster as he anticipates receiving radiation treatments.

Pray for Scott Mentink as he continues to heal and as he anticipates a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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

Pray for Ann Lammers as she recuperates from knee replacement surgery and as she anticipates in home physical therapy.

Please pray for the following young people and their leaders who will be attending the Jr. High Retreat leaving on Friday and returning home on Sunday: Anabelle Anzia, Ashton Nissen, Blayne Brusse, Adrian DePagter, Collin DeSmith, Alicia Hacker, Lizzie Harmeling, Griffin Hengst, Kailey Hoffmann, Justin Huenink, Ava Krier, Jordyn Lewin, Micah Lilyquist, Matthew Meke, Caleb Mills, Kyia Ramirez, Jack Staggs, Josh Staggs, Liam Stewart, Lucas Stewart, Karli Swart, Hope Taylor, Will Theune, Luke Van Ess, Jacob Vertz. Uth Band – Abrianna Brand, Taygan Brusse, Johanna Hacker, Reagan Hilbelink, Monica Mentink, Abe Swart, Sydney Ten Haken, Patience Theune, Campbell Van Ess, Kiara Verduzco, Lindsey Wilterdink, Ethan Wittneben, Justin Oliver, Mitch Ver Velde, Nick Harmeling Leaders – Toby Thomack, Joanna Thomack, Jason Mills, Deb Harmeling, Phoenix Ramirez


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