LOGO BMessiahUPDATE     1.20.19

Bible Memory Verse
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

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.

A visitors coffee will be held next door after church this morning (during the Sunday School hour – ending at 11:45.) If you are visiting or new to Messiah we’d love to enjoy coffee and cookies with you in the parsonage. (Exit out the doors in the back of the sanctuary and go through the double glass doors; the parsonage is the first house on the right.) Come and get to know one another and some members of our congregation, get your questions answered about our church and learn about our programs, etc. If you can’t join us today, we’d love to meet you the next time!

Meals needed for the Gainey family
We are looking for meals thru February 20. If you would like to help with this you can sign up using the link in the weekly Wednesday
& Friday emails.

Donations for the Action Packs
These can be brought to church and placed on the table in the narthex this week. These gifts will be given by Voice of the Martyrs to our Christian Brothers and Sisters in need. If you would like to write a check please make it payable to VOM. Thank-you! Questions? Contact Lisa De Lange.

Service Opportunity
Saturday, February 2 from 8:30am to Noon, Rush Creek Council has an opportunity to serve the community by working with Comprenew. Comprenew reconditions and recycles electronic devices such as computers, televisions, phones and other devices. We will be helping them recycle unusable computers by disassembling them and removing the various components. This activity is open to all cadet groups in Rush Creek. Any family members that would like to attend are welcome; anyone who
can turn a screwdriver or take something apart is more than qualified to participate. If you have any questions you can call Craig Vugteveen or check the Rush Creek cadet web site at www.rushcreekcadetcouncil.org/service.

The Child Safety Policy/Youth Volunteer Training
Training will be held February 3 after the AM service in the Fireside Room. This is a required training for all NEW child and youth volunteers. Contact Lea Oosterheert with any questions.

Women’s Thursday night Bible Study
We will start on Thursday, February 7. The study is called Seamless (Understanding the Bible as One complete story) – written by Angie Smith
and goes 7 weeks. It includes a book with daily study and a 15 minute video. Contact Tammie Rozeboom with any questions.

Trivia Night
Mark Your Calendars: February 9 S.T.R.OnG. will be hosting a Trivia Night Fundraiser at church. Details in your mailboxes.

Save the Date:
The Church Ski Trip will be February 2. More details to come.

Help Needed
Coffee makers/servers are needed following the AM services. A sign up sheet is on the coffee counter.

Kids Activity Bags
If you have items you’d like to donate to the Kids’ Activity Bags please drop them off in the office instead of putting them directly into the bags. That will help us keep things organized and sort out items that belong in the bags and items that were accidentally left behind. Thanks for your help.

Adult Nursery Workers Needed
We have more kids in nursery and less volunteers.  This means the current volunteers are being scheduled every 4-7 weeks.  Please contact the office and volunteer – even if you can only do it a couple of times a year, we really need the help!!!

Free CPR/First Aid Training
The Messiah Emergency Response Ministry will again offer a Free First Aid and CPR Training Class on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 to 12:30. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The class is led by Tim O’Conner, who is the founder of Heartbeat LLC and has been an American Heart Association Certified Trainer for over 20 years. It is open to the community and is a great outreach opportunity to invite your neighbors to. More information is in your mailbox. Sign up at the coffee counter or call the church office by Feb. 6.

Adult Fellowship
Our next meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2019 after the evening service. We’ll enjoy a light dinner and warm fellowship, and then discuss the evening’s message. Hope you can join us!

Neighborhood Prayer Focus
Each month we will be praying specifically for the residents in our immediate neighborhood. This month: Springdale St.

Upward Basketball
We are again looking for Upward volunteers for January and February. Please sign up thru the link on the Friday email, on the church facebook group, or talk to Fig.

TRIP needs you!
The TRIP program at Messiah helps families that struggle with the cost of Christian School. It is easy to do and there is no cost to help earn money for our church. Contact Mary Soodsma with any questions or to place your order – forms are on the back ledge.

Mentors Needed
We received a request from Rosewood Elementary for a male Kids Hope mentor for a 2nd grade boy. If you are interested and available 1 hour a week between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm, please connect with Lea Oosterheert. Also, there is still one 3rd grade girl who is waiting for a mentor. Thanks for considering.

Messiah Book Club
Messiah Book Club – Our next meeting is February 13. Book selection: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.

The Hudsonville Chr. School 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book
This is a full-color, 10×10 book of approximately 250 pages that TELLS THE STORY OF HCS in pictures, articles and memories from former students and staff, from our beginnings in 1917 to the celebrations we had last year for our 100th anniversary. The cost of the book is $20. They are available for purchase here in the church office and at both the HCS elementary and middle school offices. (School office hours are from 8am – 4pm.)

Coming at Messiah
Jan 27 PM Todd Krygsheld
Feb 17 & 24 PM Rick Kiekintveld

Upcoming Offerings
Jan 20 AM – General Fund & Benevolence; PM – Dordt College
Jan 27 AM – General Fund; PM – Trinity College

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.