LOGO BMessiahUPDATE      6.25.17

Bible Memory Verse
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.” – II Timothy 1: 7

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.

Pastor’s Hours
Pastor Nate will be in the office Monday – Thursday for the Summer months. (Friday will be his day off.)

M.I.S.T. Breakfast
Wednesday, July 5, 8am at Russ’ in Grandville. Sign up at the coffee counter.

There will be a Youth Group Mission Trip Report Potluck on Sunday, June 25 in the basement following the morning service. The youth group will give a brief report during the morning service, and then share more stories and pictures at the potluck. All are invited! If you plan to come, please bring a dish to pass.

Israel Trip Informational Meeting
For those interested in the May 2018 Trip to Israel Fig has been talking about, there will be an opportunity to meet with the two professors leading the trip on Sunday, June 25 at Noon. Even if you didn’t already sign up or express interest, you are very welcome to attend. This will follow the Potluck for the Youth Mission Trip.

Our Summer Carnival is coming up quickly! Wednesday, June 28 is the date for the Event. Held right here at Messiah, we will provide dinner and carnival games for families from our church and neighborhood. Please join us for a fun evening. We are also looking for some additional help with set up, serving food, running games and the like. Please find the sign up sheet on the Coffee Counter to sign up.

Bible League International
WOW!! Your generosity is amazing! Thanks to those who contributed, $800.00 was raised for Bible, study material and other Bible-based literacy for African believers. What a blessing you are to the many who so desperately want a Bible! – Nancy Engelsman (Kenowa Division of 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.

CRC Event
Inspire 2017 is a special CRC event this August 3-5. The event will be held in Detroit and will include dynamic keynote speakers, over 75 ministry workshops and people from more than 1,000 CRC congregations. Messiah has reserved hotel rooms and purchased tickets to send 5 people to the conference. We have 2 spots remaining to fill. If you are interested in joining us to connect, support, and help energize ministry and lay leaders from across the globe, please contact Fig VanderMolen. Look for more information in your mailboxes.

30 Days of Prayer
Join millions of brothers and sisters in Christ in prayer for the Muslim world during the season of Ramadan. There are prayer booklets on the ledge in the narthex to use as a daily guide for you and for your family. Thank you!

Email List
Would you like to be added to our Email Distribution List? An email is sent out every Friday with prayer items and preparation for the coming Sunday. The bulletin is attached as well as any missionary letters, the Deacon’s Corner, etc. (This would be in place of getting these things in your mailbox.) We also use this list to send out “urgent” information – if someone passes away during the week, etc. in case you don’t use/check the prayer line. Your email will not be shared with anyone, and you can be taken off the list at any time. If you’d like to try it send Shelly an email at church (office.messiahcrc@gmail.com) and I will add you to the list. Thanks!

Coming at Messiah
July 16 AM – The Lord’s Supper
August 6 PM – Tim Meendering
August 13 AM – Ken Van Wyk
August 13 PM – Milton Doornbos

Upcoming Offerings
June 25 AM – General Fund; PM – Talking Bibles
July 2 AM – General Fund & Faith Promise; PM – Barnabas Ministries
July 9 AM – General Fund & CEF; PM – Bethany Christian Services
July 16 AM – General Fund & Benevolence; PM – Habitat for Humanity Georgetown Classis\
July 23 AM – General Fund; PM – Calvin Seminary (Facing Your Future)
July 30 AM – General Fund; PM – Pine Rest Christian Mental Health 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: 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.