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dismissed at this time for Kids Own Worship.


SCRIPTURE - John 3:1-8, pg. 1029. This morning we welcome REV. ROWLAND & JANE VANES, missionaries in Theological Education MARY VENHUIZEN was released from Holland Hospital
with St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya. In addition to hearing about their work do- on Tuesday and went to Lakeside Vista Assisted Living for
SERMON - “The Spirit blows wherever it wills.” ing worship this morning, join the VanEs family in the Family Life Center following worship for a power therapy and care as she recovers from a dislocated
point presentation of their work. Their “Profile in Mission” can be found on the back of this bulletin. shoulder.
This evening’s worship will be held at Pillar Church with Rev. Chris DeVos preaching. HOWARD WELLING will undergo surgery to repair the
THE RESPONSE TO GOD ruptured tendon in his leg on August 10.
OFFERING THIS 'N' THAT HOBBY NIGHT meets the last Tuesday of the month. We meet from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
in the Library, but you can come whenever you like and stay for as long as you want. Bring your favorite JENNIE DEWEERD has been experiencing a lot of back
OFFERTORY - “Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart” - Joe Utterback
(based on The Worshiping Church No. 290) project (sewing, knitting, cross stitch, scrapbooking) and a snack to share. Everyone is welcome whether pain and was admitted to Holland Hospital on Friday.
you have a hobby or not. Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Contact Renee Gorman at
*DOXOLOGY - #808 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” 399-8209, if you have any questions. AMY STRABBING is receiving therapy at Freedom
Inn. Pray for ongoing healing.
*OFFERTORY PRAYER There will be an EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.
ADELINE SYBESMA fell and broke her left wrist a week
*HYMN OF RESPONSE - #486 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” If anyone is interested in helping with the design or construction of NEW STOLES for the pastors, please ago and has her arm in a cast.
see Jannelle Geertman or Trudy Smith.
Congratulations to ERIC & JESSICA BRUNSELL of Bay
*POSTLUDE - “Toccata in Seven” - John Rutter We have started our summer BOATER/JOGGERS SERVICE. It is held at First Church starting at 8:00 City on the birth of Brielyn Jeanine Brunsell , Tuesday June
a.m. This abbreviated service includes message, readings and coffee. Please feel free to invite friends to 22. Grandmother Susan Brunsell and Great grandparents
A.M. PARTICIPANTS: this unique, relaxed service. Howard and Jeanne Poll. Their new address is: Eric and
All of us gathered. Jessica Brunsell, 3322 Kristin Court, Bay City, MI 48706.
Rev. Rowland VanEs -preaching The OUTREACH COMMITTEE will meet this morning, following the morning service, in the Confer-
Rev. Paul Reynen -worship leading ence room. Congratulations to BOB & BONNA WELLER who
Rev. Mary Wisner -worship leading celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow, June
Catherine Ristola Bass -soloist Knitters & Crochetters, First Church is in need of more PRAYER SHAWLS for those recovering from 30.
Richard VanOss -organist
surgery, illness or other suffering. Patterns are available at the Information Post and there is a book in the
library also. Contact the church office if you have any questions or for more info. We could use some with PASTOR DAN is preaching today at Gun Lake. He will
fringe this time. There is a limited amount of yarn available in the office to make a shawl. Otherwise, yarn also be on vacation from July 1 through July 7.
can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Meijers or Walmart. Thank you.
For further “Church Family” updates, please call the Prayer
COOKIE BANK donations needed. Please drop off your donations of cookies, crackers or bars to the Line throughout the week. The local number is 395-3282.
MISSIONARIES main floor kitchen at any time during the week. Thank you! Out of town members should call 1-866-392-8085. If you
have a prayer concern to be added or changed, or would like
to receive Prayer Line updates by e-mail please call the
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob (Sharon) Moss, Jackson County Ministries, 4500 Highway 30 West P.O. Box 340, Ann- The CARE CLOSET would appreciate your donations this week of: liquid hand soap, laundry deter- church office.
ville, KY 40402, E-mail: jlmoss@prtcnet.org gent, and paper grocery bags. Thank you!
JP & Katy Sundararajan, E-mail: jpsunda@gmail.com Website: jpsunda.wordpress.com It will soon be time to print the new 2010-2011 FIRST CHURCH PHONE/ADDRESS DIRECTORY. WORDS OF THANKS
Rev. & Mrs. Rowland Jr. (Jane) VanEs, St. Paul’s United Theological College, P.O. Private Bag 00217, Please, please, double check your info at the Information Post to be sure that we have your info correct in
our records. This includes you and your children’s home address & phone number, winter/summer ad- Thank you to the congregation for your prayers and cards
Limuru, Kenya, East Africa, E-mail: vanesjr@wananchi.com and for the meal brought in and especially for the Prayer
dress & phone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, and college address. The directory is only
printed once a year, so please let the church office (lriemersma@firstchurchofholland.org) know if your shawl. Thank you. Ruth Van Wyk
Rev. David Bast, Words of Hope, 700 Ball Avenue N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. E-mail: david-
bast@woh.org information needs updating!
Rev. Dick & Carolyn Otterness, Hermina út 29. fszt. 2. , H-1146 Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: otter- Volunteers needed. We are scheduling teachers for our FAITH JOURNEYS 1st-5th grade Sunday
ness.r@gmail.com, Website: www.OtternessRomaMission.com School. We need approximately 30 people to teach over the course of the school year. It can involve a Pray this week for safe travels for vacationing families.
commitment of one to three weeks depending on the lesson. The Bible lessons use different mediums to
Rev. & Mrs. Chuck (Jean) VanEngen, Latin American Leadership Development Program, 948 South Brad- O Almighty and merciful God, who hast commissioned Thy
ish Avenue, Glendora, CA 91740, E-mail: chuckveent@aol.com, Website: www.prodola.org communicate the Word like storytelling, cooking, crafts, video, puppetry, and drama. So if you have an
interest in any of these perhaps you’d be willing to use your interest to benefit our children. Please call angels to guide and protect us, command them to be our as-
siduous companions from our setting out until our return; to
Tammy Kleis for more information: 616.836.2272 clothe us with their invisible protection; to keep from us all
CONSISTORY - 2010/2011 danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of fall and bruises,
New Words of Hope Radio Program: “Ground work is a joint venture between the RCA and the CRC. and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially
ELDERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE “Ground work” is where we dig into the soil of scripture in order to help deepen people’s faith and in- from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus
Tim Aalberts, Gary Bylsma, Bob Carlson, Larry Vice President: JANNELLE GEERTMAN crease their obedience.” according to David Bast, who co-hosts the program with Bob Heerspink, from Christ, our Lord. Amen.
DeVries, Dave Ebels, Jannelle Geertman, Con Consistory Clerk: BILL VANDOORNIK the Back to God hour. The format of the program is dialogue between Dave and Bob about pertinent
Kleinheksel, Susan Liang, Nick Unema, Jill Chairman of Deacons: DERK WALKOTTEN topics of faith. “Ground work” airs Sundays at 7:00 a.m. on 99.3 FM and 8:00 a.m. on 1450 AM and 1260
VanderStoep, Bill VanDoornik, Scott Vlietstra. General Treasurer: JOHN RUSSCHER AM.
Service Coordinator Contact: ROB BUIT
Ben Ashby, Mike Bosgraaf, Rob Buit, Brian There will be no evening worship next Sunday night, July 4, so that all may enjoy family time. The church
Geerlings, Renee Gorman, Kirk Johnson, Chuck will also be closed on Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Kleis, Darin Klooster, Chris Nienhuis, John
Russcher, Matthew Sall, Derk Walkotten.
Profile in Mission: Sunday, June 27, 2010
TODAY (6/27):
8:00 Boaters/Joggers Worship Service Rowland Jr. and Jane Van Es
9:30 Rev. Rowland VanEs
10:45 Outreach Committee meeting MINISTRY FOCUS CORNER OF STATE & 26TH STREET
6:00 Rev. Chris DeVos at Pillar Church Theological Education (630 STATE STREET, HOLLAND, MI 49423)
MONDAY (6/28):
7:00 Wed. Night Children’s Program planning meeting
TUESDAY (6/29): LOCATION (616) 392-8085
9:00 Retired Pastors meeting Limuru, Kenya
6:00 This N That Hobby Night www.firstchurchofholland.org
7:15 Men’s Prayer Group PARTNER
1:30 Staff meeting St. Paul's University The family of First Church welcomes you to our services today. You are our guest and we are glad you
3:30 Care Closet have chosen to worship with us. The following are services available to assist you: barrier-free entrances
7:00 Executive Committee meeting and restrooms; an elevator to the lower level; supervised child care for infants and toddlers in our spacious
THURSDAY (7/1): What Need Is God Showing Us? nursery; a hearing assistance system for use with hearing aids with the t-coils or headsets; pre-kindergarten
6:30 Care Closet #2 St. Paul's University, a seminary in Limuru, Kenya, needs qualified lecturers. The college to fifth grade children’s worship bags to aid your child during the service and volunteers who are ready to
FRIDAY (7/2): answer any questions at the Information Post at the rear of the worship center. If we can be of assistance
SATURDAY (7/3): is expanding and has a vision for serving the educational needs of Kenya, where 70 per- during the week, please call the church office at 392-8085. If you are looking for a church home, please
SUNDAY (7/4): cent of the population is Christian. The new business department in particular has a accept this as an invitation to ‘check us out.’ There is ALWAYS A WELCOME HOME for you.
8:00 Boaters/Joggers Worship Service shortage of full-time staff.
9:30 Rev. Mary Wisner
What Is God Telling Us to Do?
God has called the RCA to partner with St. Paul's to help the administration find quali-
COURTESY GREETERS: (6/27) D. & C. Nienhuis, J. & fied faculty to teach in its bachelor of divinity and bachelor of business administration Let the Pealing of the Bells be a call to silent meditation and prayer as the Prelude is
N. Parker, R. & B. Poll. (7/4) B. & J. Geerlings, J. & C. programs and to help St. Paul's become a fully accredited Christian university. being played.
Russcher, B. & K. Schra.
USHERS: (6/27) H. Topp, R. Fortney, P. Mulder, S. Liang. PRELUDE - “Choral in A Minor” - César Franck
(7/4) S. Vlietstra, T. Coney, C. Kleis, M. DeHaan. How Are We Doing What God Is Asking?
ELDERS: (6/27, AM) L. DeVries, S. Liang, N. Unema, J. RCA missionaries Jane and Rowland Van Es Jr. teach students who are either preparing ANNOUNCEMENTS
Geertman. (6/27 PM) J. VanderStoep, S. Vlietstra. (7/4, for ministry in the bachelor of divinity program or preparing for a business career
AM) T. Aalberts, G. Bylsma, C. Kleinheksel, B. Carlson. PASSING OF THE FRIENDSHIP REGISTER
(7/4 PM) B. VanDoornik, D. Ebels. through the bachelor of business administration program. Rowland has masters' degrees
BUS DRIVER: (6/27) T. Aalberts / 355-0924. (7/4) J. in economics and divinity and teaches in both of these disciplines at St. Paul's. Jane has a GREETING ONE ANOTHER
Nykerk / 392-6893. master's degree in sociology and experience working with primary health care programs.
HALL MONITOR: (6/27) R. Gorman. (7/4) R. Buit. SENTENCES
NURSERY, AM WORSHIP: (6/27) L. Hegg, A. She coordinates a certificate program in Christian ministry for spouses of theological stu-
Houskamp, E. Russcher, E. Toth, N. Schrotenboer, S. Toth. dents, teaches sociology and psychology to students pursuing a bachelor's degree, and *HYMN OF PRAISE - #5 “Come, Thou Almighty King”
(7/4) S. Risedorph, R. Nykerk, A. LaDuke, L. Larson, M. assists with the master of arts program in pastoral care and HIV/AIDS.
Vlietstra, M. VanderStoep. *INVOCATION & SALUTATION
Walkotten, R. Arendsen, R. Cosgrove. Who Is Our Partner? *OUR MISSION
FELLOWSHIP COFFEE: (6/27) S. & B. Kleinheksel. St. Paul's University is an international and ecumenical institution that exists to prepare WE ARE A CONGREGATION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN
men and women for ministry in the Christian church and in society. Its students come CELEBRATE GOD'S LOVE IN OUR MIDST THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
TV WORSHIP SCHEDULE from many countries and church traditions, providing a rich diversity of views and cul- WE ENDEAVOR TO EQUIP THE SAINTS THROUGH THE WORD, SO
tures. Originally called St. Paul's Divinity School, the college was founded in Kenya in WE MAY EACH MINISTER AND SERVE OUR LORD. WE STRIVE TO
First Church morning worship services can been seen every EVANGELIZE OUR WORLD NEAR AND FAR, SHARING THE GOOD
week on Comcast Channel 24/916. 1903 by the Church Missionary Society. The school changed its name to St. Paul's NEWS IN WORD AND DEED SO THAT OUR GOD IS EXALTED. WE
▪ Monday at 7:00 a.m. United Theological College in 1955 when the Anglican Church of Kenya, Presbyterian REACH UP, WE REACH IN AND WE REACH OUT WITH GOD AS OUR
▪ Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Church of East Africa, and Methodist Church of Kenya formed a ministerial-training CENTER, THE SPIRIT AS OUR POWER, AND JESUS AS LORD.
▪ Thursday at 6:00 p.m. partnership. The Reformed Church of East Africa joined the partnership in 1973 and the SOLO - “I Surrender All”
National Council of Churches of Kenya joined in 1995. In 2007 the name was changed
Please note the age change for the summer. Children ages THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN
4 yrs old through those entering 2nd grade are dismissed
during the Hymn of Preparation, meeting the teacher at the Rowland grew up in Taiwan and the Philippines, where his parents were RCA missionar- OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS. AND LEAD US NOT
top of the stairs to proceed downstairs to room L2 for a ies. He and Jane have spent many years in Africa, serving in Sierra Leone, Malawi, and THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER.
worship experience that is age appropriate. Parents must the Gambia before moving to Kenya. They have two daughters, Jennifer (born in 1993)
pick up their children immediately following the worship AMEN.
service. Children will not be dismissed without a parent. and Michelle (1996), who were both born in Malawi.
*HYMN OF PREPARATION - #494 “I’m New Born Again”
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(Please note the age change: Children 4 yrs old through those entering 2nd grade are