LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 3.29.20

COVID-19
Please see our most recent information here.

Email?
Does the church office have your current email address? If we don’t have it or if it has recently changed, we would like to update things here in the office. You can send it to office.messiahcrc@gmail.com. You can also be added to our Friday email list to receive a weekly email which includes  the coming Sunday’s bulletin, along with missionary newsletters, etc.

Office Hours
Thru April 10 the office will be open from 9 am – 1 pm

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you join us in worshiping Christ together today. We invite you to wear a name tag (found on the back ledge or in the Fellowship Registers) so we can better connect with you during our Fellowship/Coffee time following the service. Ready for a more permanent, printed name tag? Please contact the office.

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Elmwood Lake Condos

Urgent Need
Paradise Bound Ministries has a new opportunity to serve in Guatemala out of their new property, Paradise LANDING. Kristin DeKock has an URGENT NEED for filling a team to run as a PILOT team this June 15-22. We will minister to a village by bringing them a water filtration system, attending to their medical needs and providing a week long VBS program. The price has been greatly reduced for commitments made in the next 2-3 weeks to $1,461. If God has placed it on your heart to go or to donate funds for others to go, see Kurt (kdekock@kerkstra.com) or Kristin DeKock (kristindekock@att.net). Thanks for talking to God about this!

Book Club Members
Please hold on to your book, “The Lilac Girls”, for now.  Carole Visser or Jan Hofstra will let you know when to return it. Thanks!

MOMS Ministry
Encouragement needed for our single moms: If you are willing to be an encourager to a single mom in our MOMS Ministry, there are six moms who would appreciate the contact. Call Jane Dyk 616-379-1219 for more information.

FACTS Christian Education Form
Messiah CRC has a long history of strong support for Christian Education. Families who think they will need support for Christian Education during the 2020-2021 school year need to fill out FACTS online by March 31. This is the deadline for Messiah and the schools. Pledges toward supporting those in need will be taken in April.

TRIP
The TRIP program is here to raise money for families that struggle with the cost of Christian School. Order forms are on the back ledge. Talk to Mary Soodsma if you have any questions.

Coming Up
Online Services

Office Hours
Monday & Friday, 9am – 1pm,  Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm 
Note: Pastor Nate’s day off is Monday.

Weekly Email Updates
Don’t get the weekly church emails?  Send an email requesting them to office.messiahcrc@gmail.com

Paper Gator
Don’t forget about our Paper Gator, ready to receive your recyclable paper (newsprint, office paper, catalogs, magazines, phone books; NO cardboard of any kind, plastics or metal). The environment is happier and Messiah gets the profit!

The Fireside Room (located at the top of the stairs by the parking lot)
Available every Sunday during church services as a convenient place to quiet small children, feed a baby, etc. Audio from the services is played through a speaker in the room – a dial on the wall near the light switch controls the volume.

Counseling Needed?
Messiah CRC is part of the Church Assistance Program at Pine Rest. This offers our members many benefits, one of them being that you may see a counselor up to 3 times/year for free. To use this confidential service simply call 616-455-6210, say that you are from Messiah CRC and would like to schedule an appointment. Feel free to contact Pastor Nate with any ?’s.