LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 5.19.19

Bible Memory Verse
“We can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:6

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.

Congregational Meeting
There will be a Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm. The congregation will be asked to vote on two items:
1. Proposed budget for 2019-2020
2. Proposal to proceed with the creation of architectural drawings and remodeling work to prepare for the fall ministry season, for a total cost not to exceed $200,000.
Copies of the proposed budget and absentee ballots are available on the shelf in the narthex. The budget will also be attached to the Friday email.

Neighborhood Prayer Focus
Each month we will be praying specifically for the residents in our immediate neighborhood. This month: Summer Drive, Autumn Drive & Court.

Memorial Day Potluck
Come join the Messiah Campers at the Silver Lake Resort & Campground on Saturday, May 25 for a time of food and fellowship. Bring a main dish for your family, a dish to share, and folding chairs. The meal will be at 6 pm, but feel free to come anytime before that.

Office Note
While we are down to one Secretary we will be temporarily shifting our
Office Hours to Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Campaign Commitment Cards
Be part of God’s blessing. If you were unable to turn in a commitment card for the Belong, Grow, and Serve Campaign at our May 1 event you can put it in the mailbox for the Bookkeeper.

Prayer Bowl
We encourage you to put names in the Prayer Bowl of those you know who need to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ so we can all pray for them.

Help Needed
We are looking for volunteers to run the sound board during services. Please talk to Ross Baatenburg or Pastor Nate if you are interested. Technical expertise is not a requirement. Ross will train you.

Bible League International
In your mailbox  you will see a letter from Bible League International. Please prayerfully consider supporting their ‘Global Reach for the Kingdom’ project to provide scripture for people around the world. Kindly respond on or before June 2. Thank you for making an eternal difference.

Men’s Softball
Monday Night Men’s Softball Practice – Monday, 5:30 at Sunrise Park. Talk to Scott Roon if you have questions.

TRIP needs you!
Did you know the TRIP program is here to raise money for families that struggle with the cost of Christian School? This is money that cost you nothing more than the face value of the gift cards. The merchants give this money back to us. Consider participating in TRIP if you are not currently in the program. Order forms are on the back ledge. Talk to Mary Soodsma if you have any questions.

Mentors Needed
Mentors are greatly needed for Crossroads Prison Ministry! CPM offers a series of faith-based correspondence courses to people in prison. Each lesson that a student completes is corrected by a trained CPM Mentor who also writes the student a personal letter of encouragement. You can make a meaningful impact on many lives and your community by becoming a CPM Mentor. If you have questions contact Fig or visit www.cpministries.org for
more info.

Coming at Messiah
May 22 PM Congregational Meeting, 7:00PM
May 26 PM Bob Timmer
May 30 PM Ascension Day Service, 7:00PM

Upcoming Offerings
May 26 AM – General Fund; PM – Back to God Ministries
May 30 PM – Jehovah Jireh (Ascension Day)

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:  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.