January 31, 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, continues to heal from her surgery. Continue to pray for Layla's recovery.  

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for those who will be participating in the Christianity Explored class this evening.

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 36:26, "How great is God—beyond our understanding!  The number of his years is past finding out."

January 30, 2018

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 heal from her surgery. Continue to pray for Layla's recovery.  

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 31:2-4, "For what is our lot from God above,  our heritage from the Almighty on high? Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong? Does he not see my ways and count my every step?"

January 29, 2018

We give our sympathy to Verna and Warren Faber with the passing of Verna's sister-in-law, Jean Veltema. Jean's visitation continues today at 10 a.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville. Jean's funeral is today at 11 a.m. May the Lord comfort Verna and Warren Faber and the rest of Jean's loved ones

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, was able to get her stomach tube removed yesterday. Continue to pray for Layla's recovery.  

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 28:12-13, "But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? No mortal comprehends its worth;  it cannot be found in the land of the living."

January 28, 2018

Continue to pray for those affected by the staff duplex fire at the Esther School.

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, was able to get out of bed a couple of times and was able to stand briefly. She is getting tired of all the tubes, wires, and IV. Her belly is healing.

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 Ecclesiastes 4:12: "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

January 27, 2018

Earlier this week, one of the staff duplex units at the Esther School caught fire and burned due to a propane leak.  The fire was put out by the local fire department, but the building suffered burn, smoke, and water damage.  The staff workers' possessions were lost, but no one was hurt.  Pray for the staff workers affected by the fire.  Pray that their building can soon be rebuilt.    

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, had successful cyst and gall bladder surgery Wednesday. She is experiencing less pain, but she will remain in the hospital for a time.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 23:10, "But he knows the way that I take;  when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold."

January 26, 2018

On Tuesday night, one of the staff duplex units at the Esther School caught fire and burned due to a propane leak.  The fire was put out by the local fire department, but the building suffered burn, smoke, and water damage.  The staff workers' possessions were lost, but no one was hurt.  Pray for the staff workers affected by the fire.  Pray that their building can soon be rebuilt.    

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, had successful cyst and gall bladder surgery Wednesday. She is experiencing less pain, but she will remain in the hospital for a time.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 19:25-27, " I know that my redeemer lives,  and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed,   yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!"

January 25, 2018

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, had successful cyst and gall bladder surgery yesterday. She is in a lot of pain, but should make a full recovery with no restrictions. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 17:9, "Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger."

January 24, 2018

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, is having a cyst removed from her bile duct today.  She will also have her gall bladder removed. Pray for her surgery to go well.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Outreach Committee as it meets tonight.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 13:15, "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;  I will surely defend my ways to his face."

January 23, 2018

Layla Hendricks, the nearly two-year-old granddaughter of Gord and Darlene Hendricks, is having a cyst removed from her bile duct on Wednesday.  She will also have her gall bladder removed. Pray for her surgery to go well.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 9:32-34, "He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. If only there were someone to mediate between us,     someone to bring us together,
someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more."

January 22, 2018

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Administrative Elders as they meet this evening.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Job 5:8, "But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him."

January 21, 2018

Verna Faber continues to recover from her angina at home.

Continue praying for the loved ones of Bonnie Kiekover.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Keep praying for Al Broene's parents as they recover from their fall injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

This evening the combined service of the Jenison CRCs will be at Cottonwood CRC at 5 p.m.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week of Sanctity of Life Sunday, pray for our country to value human life from conception to the grave.

Our Scripture is Luke 5:16, "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."

January 20, 2018

Verna Faber returned home and continues to recover from her angina.

Keep praying for the loved ones of Bonnie Kiekover.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Keep praying for Al Broene's parents as they recover from their fall injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pastor Mark will be taking his retreat to the Hermitage in Three Rivers today.  Pray for the Lord's renewal and restoration.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is Genesis 50:20, " You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

January 19, 2018

Verna Faber was hospitalized with chest pains Wednesday. Tests showed that she did not suffer a heart attack. She was scheduled to have more tests.

Continue to pray for the loved ones of Bonnie Kiekover.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Continue praying for Al Broene's parents as they recover from their fall injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is Genesis 50:20, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."

January 18, 2018

Verna Faber was hospitalized with chest pains yesterday. Tests showed that she did not suffer a heart attack. She is scheduled to have more tests done today.

Continue to pray for the loved ones of Bonnie Kiekover.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Keep praying for Al Broene's parents as they recover from their fall injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Worship Planning Committee as they meet this afternoon.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is Genesis 41:15-16, "Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.' 'I cannot do it,' Joseph replied to Pharaoh, 'but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.'”

January 17, 2018

Bonnie Kiekover passed away Sunday morning.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Continue to pray for Al Broene's parents as they recover from their fall injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is Genesis 39:2-4, "The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned." 

January 16, 2018

Bonnie Kiekover passed away Sunday morning.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Al Broene's mom Joan fell on the ice and is suffering from bleeding on the brain.  She was hospitalized Saturday at Zeeland Hospital.  She was scheduled to have a CAT scan to check on her bleeding.  Al's dad also fell on the ice earlier and broke his hip.  Pray for Al's mom and dad to heal from their injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is Genesis 35:2-3, "So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, 'Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.'”

January 15, 2018

Bonnie Kiekover passed away yesterday morning.  The family has decided to have private arrangements made. May the Lord comfort Bonnie's loved ones.

Al Broene's mom Joan fell on the ice and is suffering from bleeding on the brain.  She was hospitalized Saturday at Zeeland Hospital.  She was scheduled to have a CAT scan to check on her bleeding.  Al's dad also fell on the ice earlier and broke his hip.  Pray for Al's mom and dad to heal from their injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Pray for the Administrative Committee as they meet this morning to make a proposal for evening worship plans.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Amos 5:24, "But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"

January 14, 2018

Al Broene's mom Joan fell on the ice and is suffering from bleeding on the brain.  She was hospitalized yesterday at Zeeland Hospital.  She was scheduled to have a CAT scan to check on her bleeding.  Al's dad also fell on the ice earlier and broke his hip.  Pray for Al's mom and dad to heal from their injuries.

We give our sympathy to Sharon and Dave Elenbaas with the passing of Sharon's mother, Noreen Mutchler. Noreen's visitation and funeral were held yesterday at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.  May the Lord comfort Sharon and Dave and the rest of Noreen's loved ones.

Jonathan Koster got the results of his MRI revealing that he has a fracture in his vertebrae. He will be following up on this with his doctor.

Continue praying for the loved ones of Syb De Winter. May the Lord comfort them by his Word and Spirit.

Keep praying for Ray and Jack Buys after the passing of Janet Victory. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Florence Wittingen returned home from Waterford on Tuesday.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Weekly Prayer Focus: During this week when we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let's pray for racial reconciliation and justice in our country.

Our Scripture is II Timothy 1:6-7, "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."

January 13, 2018

Jonathan Koster got the results of his MRI revealing that he has a fracture in his vertebrae. He will be following up on this with his doctor.

Keep praying for the loved ones of Syb De Winter. May the Lord comfort them by his Word and Spirit.

Continue to pray for Ray and Jack Buys after the passing of Janet Victory. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Florence Wittingen returned home from Waterford on Tuesday.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 28:15, "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

January 12, 2018

Continue praying for the loved ones of Syb De Winter. May the Lord comfort them by his Word and Spirit.

Continue to pray for Ray and Jack Buys after the passing of Janet Victory. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Florence Wittingen returned home from Waterford on Tuesday.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 26:24, "That night the Lord appeared to him and said, 'I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.'”

January 11, 2018

Keep praying for the loved ones of Syb De Winter. Syb's visitation is today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Her funeral will be immediately after the visitation at 2 p.m.

Continue to pray for Ray and Jack Buys after the passing of Janet Victory. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Continue praying for Florence Wittingen as she recovers from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Pray for the Administrative Committee as it meets this morning. They will be discussing the results of the evening service surveys among other matters.

Pray for the Renewal Team as it meets this evening. 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 22:16-17, "I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore."

January 10, 2018

Continue to pray for the loved ones of Syb De Winter. Syb's visitation will be tomorrow, January 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Her funeral will be immediately after the visitation at 2 p.m.

Continue to pray for Ray and Jack Buys after the passing of Janet Victory. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Continue praying for Florence Wittingen as she recovers from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 17:1-2, "When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, 'I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.'”

January 9, 2018

Syb De Winter passed away early yesterday morning. Syb's visitation will be Thursday, January 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Her funeral will be immediately after the visitation at 2 p.m.

Janet Victory, the sister of Ray Buys, passed away Saturday.  Janet's visitation is today from 10 to 11 a.m. at Fair Haven Ministries.  Janet's funeral will be at 11 a.m. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Keep praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemo treatments.

Pray for Pastor Jim and Helen Evenhouse as they return home from California today.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 15:4-6, "Then the word of the Lord came to him: 'This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.'  He took him outside and said, 'Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.' Then he said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.' Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness."

January 8, 2018

Janet Victory, the sister of Ray Buys, passed away Saturday.  Janet's visitation will be tomorrow, January 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Fair Haven Ministries.  Janet's funeral will be at 11 a.m. May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Continue praying for Syb De Winter who is now in a weakened condition.

Keep praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is Genesis 12:2-3, "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

January 7, 2018

Janet Victory, the sister of Ray Buys, passed away yesterday.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  May the Lord comfort Ray, Jack, and the rest of Janet's loved ones.

Continue praying for the loved ones of Jo Steenstra after her passing. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Keep praying for Syb De Winter who is now in a weakened condition.

Keep praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Keep praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga.  May the Lord comfort Ruth and the rest of Stuart's loved ones.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for those affected by the cold weather, especially those who are homeless.

Our Scripture is I Corinthians 4:2, "Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."

January 6, 2018

Keep praying for the loved ones of Jo Steenstra after her passing. Jo's funeral is today at 11 a.m. at 12th Avenue CRC. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Keep praying for Syb De Winter who is now in a weakened condition.

Continue praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Keep praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga.  Stuart's visitation will be today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Raybrook Manor Chapel where a memorial service will begin at 11:30 a.m. May the Lord comfort Ruth and the rest of Stuart's loved ones.

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is Genesis 11:6-8, "The Lord said, 'If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.' So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city."

January 5, 2018

Continue to pray for the loved ones of Jo Steenstra after her passing. Jo's visitation is today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Jo's funeral is tomorrow, January 6, at 11 a.m. at 12th Avenue CRC. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Continue to pray for Syb De Winter who is now in a weakened condition.

Corinne Phillips, Arla Star's mom, was admitted to the hospital for heart testing.

Continue praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Keep praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Pray for Pastor Jim and Helen as they leave today to visit family in California. May the Lord give them traveling mercies and a blessed time with their son and daughter-in-law's family.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is Genesis 8:22, "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

January 4, 2018

Jo Steenstra passed away the night of December 31. Jo's visitation will be tomorrow, January 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Jo's funeral is Saturday, January 6, at 11 a.m. at 12th Avenue CRC. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Ruth Werkema was released from Spectrum Butterworth Hospital on Tuesday after having fluid drained from her heart and lungs.  Her pain has lessened and her breathing has improved.

Keep praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Continue praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is Genesis 6:7-8, "So the Lord said, 'I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.'  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord."

January 3, 2018

Jo Steenstra passed away the night of December 31. Jo's visitation will be Friday, January 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Jo's funeral is Saturday, January 6, at 11 a.m. at 12th Avenue CRC. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Continue praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Keep praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is Genesis 3:15, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

January 2, 2018

Jo Steenstra passed away the night of December 31. Jo's visitation will be Friday, January 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home. Jo's funeral is Saturday, January 6, at 11 a.m. at 12th Avenue CRC. May the Lord bring his comfort to Jo's loved ones.

Keep praying for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Continue praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga. 

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is John 1:1-3, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."

January 1, 2018

Continue to pray for Florence Wittingen as she continues to recover from her broken arm at Waterford. 

Keep praying for Ruth Batts with the passing of her brother-in-law, Stuart Eppinga. 

Norm Schut is recovering back home from his fall after his therapy at Mary Free Bed.  

Esther Wiersma remains under hospice care.

Ron Nyhoff's mom, Lorraine Nyhoff, continues her chemo treatments.

Sylvia Van Zee, Rene' Baatenburg's mom, continues her chemotherapy.

Jo Steenstra remains under hospice care in a weakened condition.

Weekly Prayer Focus: As we begin New Year 2018, let's pray that we will follow the Lord faithfully and carry out his purpose.

Our Scripture is Genesis 1:1-2, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."