Bible Memory Verse
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
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.
Visiting or recently joined Messiah? Would you like to meet some other people who are in the same (new) boat as you? Please join us for Visitor’s Coffee. We will meet next door, at the parsonage, from 10:45-11:45 am Sunday, November 17. Small children welcome – there will be other children there. Join us for coffee, treats and conversations!
Neighborhood Prayer Focus
Summer Drive, Autumn Drive and Court
NOTE: The office will be closed this week Tuesday for maintenance to our power service.
Due to the work on the Building Expansion, the Southeast entry to the sanctuary and basement from the parking lot will not be usable except as an emergency exit. It will remain locked to prevent entry. Please use another door for entering/exiting.
District Coffee Hours
Church Life would like to introduce District Coffee Hours! The Elder/Deacon pairs will be hosting a fellowship time at the Parsonage following select services during Sunday School. Look for an invitation with your District’s date. The first District Coffee Hour will be held on November 24 and will feature District VI (last name Ten Harkel-Visser).
Women and Girls of Messiah
Save the Date! Wednesday December 4 at 7pm is our annual Messiah Women’s Christmas Celebration. Due to ongoing construction this
year’s event will be held at Bauer CRC. Join us for a time of fellowship, finger foods and fun! More details coming soon!
If you would like to support the Dalaba School Project you can mail a check to Resonate Global Mission, 1700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508-1407 and in the memo line designate your gift for ‘West Africa Dalaba Building Project – Fund Code 806174’. Or go to www.resonateglobalmission.org/support/donate-now and choose
‘projects-Africa,’ then ‘West Africa Dalaba Building Project’. Thank you for partnering with us to reach the Fulbe for Jesus. – Brenda Vander Schuur
For tithes, offerings/special funds: Please use our church management
software “Breeze” for online giving. For those of you not already signed up, you will be getting an email from the office with steps to log in. The deacons would love to help with any questions or concerns you may have. There is a short document with instructions on the back ledge. They will also be hosting an informal “training” session November 10 after church. Meet in the sanctuary following the a.m. service.
Memorial Day Church Camping
Messiah Campers, registration for the Memorial Weekend Camping Trip at Silverlake Campground and Resorts is fast approaching. November 11-27 are the dates for our group to call and book your sites. Same sites and cabins as last year, and remember first come first served on reservations so call early to get the site(s) of your choice. Contact Kate Thurkettle with any questions.
World Hunger Campaign
Any additional moneyfor World Renew’s Hunger Campaign can be put in an envelope marked “World Renew” and placed in the collection plate. Stray Peter Fish can be brought to the church office.
Coming at Messiah
November 17 AM The Lord’s Supper
November 17 AM – General Fund & Benevolence; PM – Chaplaincy & Care Ministry, CRCNA
November 24 AM – General Fund; PM – Bethany Christian Services
November 28 AM – Thanksgiving Day Offerings
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Messiah CRC is part of the Church Assistance Program at Pine Rest. This offers you 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.