February 28, 2018

Corinne Phillips, Arla Star's mother, has been placed under hospice care.

Jason Star has returned home safely from a deployment.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  May the Lord guide those who have been nominated to serve as elders and deacons to discern God's will for their lives.

Our Scripture is Psalm 95:1, Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation."

February 27, 2018

Corinne Phillips, Arla Star's mother, has been placed under hospice care.

Jason Star has returned home safely from a deployment.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  May the Lord guide those who have been nominated to serve as elders and deacons to discern God's will for their lives.

Our Scripture is Psalm 90:1, "Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations."

February 26, 2018

Corinne Phillips, Arla Star's mother, has been placed under hospice care.

Jason Star has returned home safely from a deployment.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Pray for the Outreach Committee as it meets this evening.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  May the Lord guide those who have been nominated to serve as elders and deacons to discern God's will for their lives.

Our Scripture is Numbers 9:22-23, "Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out. At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out. They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses."

February 25, 2018

Continue praying for Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther Wiersma's loved ones. May the Lord comfort Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther's loved ones.

Pastor Mark's mom, Diane Bennink, had a successful second knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital. She was released from the hospital Thursday. Pray for her continued recovery.

Continue praying for Ken and Florence Wittingen after the passing of their sister Joyce. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

There will be a vote for the approval of the 2018 Faith Promise budget after the morning service.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  May the Lord guide those who have been nominated to serve as elders and deacons to discern God's will for their lives.

Our Scripture is Habakkuk 1:12-13, "Lord, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;     you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;  you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?  Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?"

February 24, 2018

Keep praying for Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther Wiersma's loved ones. May the Lord comfort Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther's loved ones.

Pastor Mark's mom, Diane Bennink, had a successful second knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital. She was released from the hospital Thursday. Pray for her continued recovery.

Keep praying for Ken and Florence Wittingen after the passing of their sister Joyce. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture is Numbers 5:6-7, "Say to the Israelites: ‘Any man or woman who wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the Lord is guilty and must confess the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution for the wrong they have done..." 

February 23, 2018

Continue to pray for Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther Wiersma's loved ones. Esther's funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home.  May the Lord comfort Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther's loved ones.

Pastor Mark's mom, Diane Bennink, had a successful second knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital. She was released from the hospital yesterday. Pray for her continued recovery.

Continue praying for Ken and Florence Wittingen after the passing of their sister Joyce. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 26:44-45, "Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them. I am the Lord their God. But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the Lord.”

February 22, 2018

Esther Wiersma passed away Tuesday morning. Esther's visitation is today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home.  Esther's funeral is tomorrow, February 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  May the Lord comfort Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther's loved ones.

Pastor Mark's mom, Diane Bennink, had a successful second knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital. Pray for her continued recovery.

Keep praying for Ken and Florence Wittingen after the passing of their sister Joyce. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 25:54-55, "Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee, for the Israelites belong to me as servants. They are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

February 21, 2018

Esther Wiersma passed away yesterday morning. Esther's visitation is tomorrow, February 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home.  Esther's funeral is Friday, February 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  May the Lord comfort Jane and Jim Krol and the rest of Esther's loved ones.

Pastor Mark's mom, Diane Bennink, had a successful second knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital. Pray for her continued recovery.

Continue to pray for Ken and Florence Wittingen after the passing of their sister Joyce. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 22:31-32, "Keep my commands and follow them. I am the Lord. 32 Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the Lord, who made you holy."

February 20, 2018

Joyce Wittingen, the sister of Ken and Florence Wittingen, passed away on Saturday. Joyce's funeral is today at 1 p.m. at the Yntema Funeral Home in Zeeland. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care in a weakened condition.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 16:29-30, " This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work—whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you— because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins." 

February 19, 2018

Joyce Wittingen, the sister of Ken and Florence Wittingen, passed away on Saturday. Joyce's visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the Yntema Funeral Home in Zeeland. Joyce's funeral will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. May the Lord comfort Ken and Florence and the rest of Joyce's lived ones.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Mary Free Bed.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care in a weakened condition.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture on this Presidents' Day is 1 Timothy 2:1-2, "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 

February 18, 2018

Pray for the family members of the 17 killed and for those wounded in the school shootings in Parkland, Florida.

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder has recovered from influenza at Brookcrest.   She is scheduled to return to Sunset today. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

This evening we have a combined service of the Jenison CRCs at Baldwin Street CRC at 5 p.m.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  During this week of Presidents' Day, please keep President Trump in prayer as he governs our country.

Our Scripture on this First Sunday of Lent is Habakkuk 1:2-3, "How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, 'Violence!'  but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds."

February 17, 2018

Pray for the family members of the 17 killed and for those wounded in the school shootings in Parkland, Florida.

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder has recovered from influenza at Brookcrest.   She is scheduled to return to Sunset tomorrow. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 9:23-24, "Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown."

February 16, 2018

Pray for the family members of the 17 killed and for those wounded in the school shootings in Parkland, Florida.

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder has recovered from influenza at Brookcrest.  She will soon be returning to Sunset. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 6:7, "In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the Lord, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”

February 15, 2018

Pray for those wounded and the family members of those killed in the school shootings yesterday in Parkland, Florida.

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder has recovered from influenza at Brookcrest.  She will soon be returning to Sunset. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for Classis Georgetown as it meets at Georgetown CRC this afternoon.  Pastor Mark Bennink, Elder Dave Holkeboer, and Deacon Jack Buys will be the delegates from our church.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Leviticus 4:35, "They shall remove all the fat, just as the fat is removed from the lamb of the fellowship offering, and the priest shall burn it on the altar on top of the food offerings presented to the Lord. In this way the priest will make atonement for them for the sin they have committed, and they will be forgiven.

February 14, 2018

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder has recovered from influenza at Brookcrest.  She will soon be returning to Sunset. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is I John 3:16, "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."

February 13, 2018

Ruth Schepers is recovering from congestive heart failure back at Sunset.

Larry Vredevoogd is recovering from his partial hip replacement surgery at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder is recovering from influenza at Brookcrest.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Renewal Team as it meets this evening.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Exodus 34:6-7, "And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, 'The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.'”

February 12, 2018

Ruth Schepers is being treated for congestive heart failure at Zeeland Hospital.

Larry Vredevoogd fell and fractured his hip yesterday morning. He will be receiving partial hip replacement surgery this morning at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Millie Mulder is recovering from influenza at Brookcrest.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Council as it meets this evening.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Exodus 32:13: "Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’”

February 11, 2018

Millie Mulder is recovering from influenza at Brookcrest.

May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones after her funeral.

Today an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Due to the cancellation of this past Sunday's services and scheduling, the preparatory and communion services are being set forward a week, with the preparatory taking place today and communion taking place next  Sunday, February 18.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus:  In this week of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, pray that we may show Jesus' sacrificial love to each other.

Our Scripture is Nehemiah 4:14: "After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, 'Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.'”

February 10, 2018

Millie Mulder is recovering from influenza at Brookcrest.

May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones after her funeral.

This Sunday, February 11, an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Due to the cancellation of this past Sunday's services and scheduling, the preparatory and communion services are being set forward a week, with the preparatory taking place this Sunday, February 11, and communion taking place on Sunday, February 18.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 28:9-12, "Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israelin the order of their birth—six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in gold filigree settingsand fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the Lord." 

February 9, 2018

Millie Mulder was transferred from Zeeland Hospital to Brookcrest. She is recovering from influenza.

Emma Jellema's funeral is today at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick, New York.  Emma's remains will be buried beside her husband's grave there. May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones.

This Sunday, February 11, an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Due to the cancellation of this past Sunday's services and scheduling, the preparatory and communion services are being set forward a week, with the preparatory taking place this Sunday, February 11, and communion taking place on Sunday, February 18.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 23:20, "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

February 8, 2018

Millie Mulder has been hospitalized for observation at Zeeland Hospital. 

Emma Jellema's funeral is tomorrow, February 9, at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick, New York.  Emma's remains will be buried beside her husband's grave there. May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones.

This Sunday, February 11, an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Due to the cancellation of this past Sunday's services and scheduling, the preparatory and communion services are being set forward a week, with the preparatory taking place this Sunday, February 11, and communion taking place on Sunday, February 18.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 19:4, "You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself."

February 7, 2018

Millie Mulder has been hospitalized for observation at Zeeland Hospital. 

Emma Jellema's funeral is Friday, February 9, at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick, New York.  Emma's remains will be buried beside her husband's grave there. May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones.

This Sunday, February 11, an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Due to the cancellation of this past Sunday's services and scheduling, the preparatory and communion services are being set forward a week, with the preparatory taking place this Sunday, February 11, and communion taking place on Sunday, February 18.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 15:2, " “The Lord is my strength and my defense;  he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him."

February 6, 2018

Emma Jellema's memorial service is today at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset Manor Chapel. There will later be a funeral for Emma on Friday, February 9, at Lazar-Smith-Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick, New York.  Emma's remains will be buried beside her husband's grave there. May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones.

This Sunday, February 11, an offering will be taken to support the rebuilding of the burned staff duplex at the Esther School.  Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to give generously to this important need in Zambia.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 13:3, "Then Moses said to the people, 'Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.'" 

February 5, 2018

Emma Jellema passed away yesterday at Brookcrest Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements are being made. May the Lord bring his comfort to Emma's loved ones.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is Exodus 6:7-8, "I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.”

February 4, 2018

The morning and evening services today are cancelled due to the snowfall and the amount of snow in our parking lot. 

Emma Jellema was transferred from Spectrum Blodgett Hospital to Brookcrest yesterday under hospice care.  Pray for the Lord's grace for Emma.

We give our sympathy to Verna and Warren Faber with the passing of Verna's sister-in-law, Jean Veltema. May the Lord comfort Verna and Warren Faber and the rest of Jean's loved ones.

Layla Hendricks, the granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, continues to recover from her surgery back home.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for greater unity in our country in our divisive political climate.

Our Scripture is II Timothy 4:7-8: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."

 

 

February 3, 2018

Emma Jellema will soon be transferred from Spectrum Blodgett Hospital to Brookcrest under hospice care.  Pray for the Lord's grace for Emma.

We give our sympathy to Verna and Warren Faber with the passing of Verna's sister-in-law, Jean Veltema. May the Lord comfort Verna and Warren Faber and the rest of Jean's loved ones.

Layla Hendricks, the granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, continues to recover from her surgery back home.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for the Lord to guide our church as we seek to reach out to our community with the truth and love of Jesus.

Our Scripture is Exodus 3:7-8, "The Lord said, 'I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. '"

February 2, 2018

Emma Jellema will soon be transferred from Spectrum Blodgett Hospital to Brookcrest under hospice care.  Pray for the Lord's grace for Emma.

We give our sympathy to Verna and Warren Faber with the passing of Verna's sister-in-law, Jean Veltema. May the Lord comfort Verna and Warren Faber and the rest of Jean's loved ones.

Layla Hendricks, the granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, continues to recover from her surgery back home.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for the Lord to guide our church as we seek to reach out to our community with the truth and love of Jesus.

Our Scripture is Job 42:1-3, "Then Job replied to the Lord: 'I know that you can do all things;  no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, "Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?" Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.'"

February 1, 2018

Emma Jellema suffered a fall at Sunset and has been hospitalized at Blodgett Hospital.  She did not break any bones, but she has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

We give our sympathy to Verna and Warren Faber with the passing of Verna's sister-in-law, Jean Veltema. May the Lord comfort Verna and Warren Faber and the rest of Jean's loved ones.

Layla Hendricks, the granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, was able to return home yesterday after she got her stomach tube removed and was able to eat and drink.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for the Lord to guide our church as we seek to reach out to our community with the truth and love of Jesus.

Our Scripture is Psalm 19:8-9, "The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant,  giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm,  and all of them are righteous."