LOGO BMessiahUPDATE     6.24.18

Bible Memory Verse
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6: 5

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.

Nursery/God’s Garden
Attention parents with children in the Nursery and/or God’s Garden: The door to the stairway by the parking lot entrance will be locked during church services. If you need to go to the nursery from the main floor during the service please use the steps by the Library door in the Narthex. The door will be unlocked again at the end of the service to allow easier access to the basement.

New Member
Last week we welcomed Callie Wustman into our church family. Her membership comes to us from Fair Haven Church.

New Address
Chris & Marissa Slager family: 863 36th Avenue, Hudsonville 49426

90th Birthday
You are invited to an Open House for Elsie Meekhof to celebrate her 90th Birthday! It will be on Saturday, July 7 from 2-4pm at North Street CRC in Zeeland. Everyone is welcome!

Summer Carnival
Carnival, Wednesday, July 11, and we need volunteers to help with set up, serving food, running a game, helping in the prize booth and clean up. Sign up sheets are on the coffee counter. Contact Fig with any questions. Invite your friends, family & neighbors to this fun event!.

Prayer Partners Needed
Our Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala is less than 2 months away! We are again looking for 1 Prayer Partner for each of our participants. If you have questions or to sign up, please contact Fig: fig.messiahcrc@gmail.com.

Helping Hands
Rebecca VanderMolen is the current Helping Hands Coordinator. She will be distributing and coordinating meals on behalf of those in need. Look for more information to come as soon as we update this important ministry! Call or email Rebecca with any questions!

Thank You
Pine Rest thanks Messiah CRC for our generous support of their mission to bring the hope of Christ to those struggling with mental and behavioral illness. If you would benefit from talking with a Christian counselor, through our Church Assistance Program you have access to three free sessions. Simply call 616-455-6210 and say that you are a member of Messiah CRC.

Mentors Needed
Crossroads Prison Ministry offers a series of faith-based correspondence courses to people in prison. Each lesson that a student completes is corrected by a trained CPM Mentor who also writes the student a personal letter of encouragement. You can make a meaningful impact on many lives and your community by becoming a CPM Mentor. Please contact Fig with questions or visit www.cpministries.org for more information.

Coming at Messiah
July 15 AM – The Lord’s Supper
July 22 PM – Todd Krygsheld
July 29 AM – Bob Timmer
July 29 PM – Dan Gritterr

Upcoming Offerings
June 24 AM – General Fund; Special Offering for Guatemala Mission trip PM – World Renew
July 1 AM – General Fund & Faith Promise; PM – Barnabas Ministries
July 8 AM – General Fund & CEF; PM – Serving in Mission (SIM)
July 15 AM – General Fund & Benevolence; PM – Habitat for Humanity Classis Georgetown
July 22 AM – General Fund; PM – Alpha Grand Rapids
July 29 AM – General Fund; PM – Bethany Christian Services

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

From the Deacons
Can’t find last week’s offering amount? Check your inbox again! The Deacon’s Corner was attached to the weekly email sent out from the Office Staff. If you didn’t get it – make sure your current email is on file with the office or check your spam folder to make sure it didn’t get flagged. For those who do not wish to receive email update, a copy will be put in your individual mailbox.

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

Bid 2 Benefit Youth
Do you shop at Bid 2 Benefit Youth? Please take advantage of a program they have where they donate 10% of your total purchase to our ministry. Ask the cashier to fill out the “Ministry Benefit Coupon” and designate “Messiah CRC Youth Group”.  Thanks for your support. See the flyer in your mailbox for more info or contact Fig with questions!

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.