LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 9.15.19

Bible Memory Verse
“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.” Isaiah 33:22

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.

Visitor’s Coffee
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 on September 22. We will meet next door, at the parsonage, from 10:45 – 11:45am (during the Sunday School hour) Small children welcome – there will be other children there. Join us for coffee, treats and
conversations!

Messiah Women’s Book Club
All women are invited to the “Messiah Women’s Book Club” beginning October 9 at 7:00 pm in the Blue Room. You may pick up and sign for the book ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ by Chaim Potok starting September 11. The books will be located in the church library. Talk to Jan Hofstra or Carole Visser if you have any questions

M.O.M.S.
We will be starting soon. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 17 at 6 pm.  M.O.M.S. is a support group for single moms who live in the area, and their children.  Attention Ladies: M.O.M.S. is trying something new this year. In order to make new moms feel more comfortable, you may come to church with this new mom and stay for supper. If you would like to give a single mom information about this program, there are pamphlets and invitations on a table in the narthex. Contact Jane Dyk if you have
any questions about this ministry.

Wednesday Morning Ladies Bible Study
Seasoned Sisters will meet at Signatures at 9:30 am on September 18
for our Kick-off meeting. Bible Study will start on October 2.

Women’s Bible Study Starting
Hello Messiah Circle!! It is that time to resume our Bible study meetings. Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 19. Coffee at 9:30 and Bible study at 10:00, in the Blue Room downstairs. We will start with a review of the first six lessons, including Hebrews chapters 1-9, and then start our study for this year with Hebrews 10, Lesson 7. Women of all ages are welcome and encouraged to help make our group more intergenerational. If you need a study book see Dena Baker.

Sunday NIght Bible Study
The ‘Reflect and Connect’ Adult Study Group will be meeting on September 22 following the evening service. We will meet in the Blue Room for dinner and to reflect on the evening message. Plans for the remainder of the year will also be discussed.  Contact Pastor Gale (712-541-2744) for more information.

Help Needed
MERM (Messiah Emergency Response Ministry) has a need for several more volunteers to assist in the Roamer programstarting in December. Training will be provided for all the new volunteers. If you are interested please sign up by Sunday September 29 on the signup sheet on the coffee counter. If you would like more information, please contact Ken Brock or Fig VanderMolen, Scott Wustman, Henry Westhuis or one of the other MERM members.

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Balsam Drive

Youth Child Safety Training
The youth training will be on September 29 at 11 am during the Sunday School hour, and is for any new youth volunteers (those entering 4th grade and those who have never volunteered before), as well as those who would like a “refresher”. We will meet in the Purple Room, and they will be dismissed back to their SS classroom following the training. Questions? Talk to Lea Oosterheert or Fig.

Belong/Grow/Serve
Commitment giving envelopes have been distributed to church mailboxes on. Envelopes are provided to allow weekly giving, but you can choose the frequency to match up with your commitment. There will not be a separate offering to collect these so please feel free to place in any of the offering baskets (morning or evening). The deacons will plan on counting them up and making a deposit once per month. Any questions or concerns, please contact Dave Duimstra. Thank you! – The Messiah Deacons

Help Needed
Coffee servers needed September – December. Please sign up at the coffee counter.

Upcoming Offerings
September 22 AM – General Fund; PM – Rehoboth Christian School
September 29 AM – General Fund; PM – Kids Hope USA 

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
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

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 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.