LOGO BMessiahUPDATE      8.13.17


Bible Memory Verse
 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3: 5,

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you joining 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.

Building Expansion
The congregation is invited to attend a presentation about the work being done currently by the Building Expansion committee. These meetings will be held immediately following the morning service on August 20th and August 27th. The same information will be presented at both meetings.

Child Safety Training
It’s that time of year again! Fall programs are just around the corner. Everyone who works with children nursery aged – high school is required to attend the Annual Child Safety Training. We will be offering this training 4 different times in September. Plan to attend one of these 20 minutes sessions: September 10 @ 4:45, September 12 @ 7:00,
September 17 @ 11:00, September 24 @ 11:00.

Small Groups
Interested in joining a small group? Want to learn more? On August 27 after the AM service you will have the opportunity to talk to group leaders and participants. Plan to come! We will meet in the Blue Room.

Wednesday AM Bible Study
The Wednesday AM Women’s Bible Study has a new name, “Seasoned Sisters”. We will be meeting again on Wednesday mornings beginning September 20 in the Fireside Room at 9:30am. We will be using the study MARK the Fast & Furious Gospel, led by the author Cathie Brasser. You are invited! No childcare available.

Reaching America Ministries
Last week 300 ‘Freedom from Fear’ booklets were again mailed out to our area, 49426 zip code. Please pray that the spirit will work mightily in the hearts of those who receive this mailing.

Help Needed
Coffee & Punch Servers Needed: There are still spots available in August and September. Sign up at the coffee counter.

From the Office
If you have an announcement you would like in the bulletin please call, email, or leave a note in Shelly Duggins’ (bulletin editor) secretary mailbox. The deadline is Thursday. Thanks!

Care Givers Support Group
The group for family and friends of persons struggling with dementia related illness that meets here at Messiah CRC will take a summer break. We will resume September 28 at 6:30pm.

NOTES from the Office
*Pastor Nate’s day off this summer has been switched back to Mondays. *Fig will be gone on vacation with his family until August 19. He wishes to thank Messiah for granting him a mini-sabbatical after working here 7 years.

Offerings
In August we’ll be collecting for Resonate Global Mission. Although the name may be unfamiliar it is simply a merge between CR Home Missions and CR World Missions. As of July 1 they were united under one new name.

Annual Car Show
Messiah CRC’s 7th Annual Car Show will be Wednesday, September 6 from 5:30-8pm.  A free dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30pm. The Car Show will run from 6-8pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun family event! Car Registration forms can be found in the office or here. Questions? Talk to Fig.

Name Tag Magnets
We now have magnetic backs for your name tags if you prefer to use them. There are lanyards available also. You can pick them up at the coffee counter.

Bible League International
Kendra Smiley is a popular speaker and author. As a sought after national and international speaker, she address thousands each year. Kendra will be the featured speaker at a retreat hosted by the Bible League International Volunteers on September 7 at the Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center. You do not need to be a member of Bible League International Volunteers to come and enjoy this retreat. It is a unique experience open to anyone looking for a great spiritual experience. Everyone is encouraged to come, enjoy the day, the banquet, and the evening concert by Scott Griffin and Burt Kettinger. Invite a friend or family member now and make plans today. Check a brochure/poster on the ledge for more information or talk to your Key Contact, Nancy Engelsman, 890-5117.

Men’s Life
We will NOT be meeting through the summer. We will resume on September 7.

Coming at Messiah
September 10 AM – The Lord’s Supper & Kick-off Sunday

Upcoming Offerings
August 20 AM – General Fund; PM – Resonate Global Mission (CRC Home/World Mission)
August 27 AM – General Fund; PM – Tract League

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
Year-round Office Hours: Monday & Friday, 9am – 1pm; Tuesday – Thursday,9am – 4pm.
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.