LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 7.14.19

Bible Memory Verse
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33

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.

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.

Meet Up & Eat Up
Volunteers are needed to help with the Meet Up & Eat Up ministry this summer. Help run games and activities for children and youth in Presidential Estates – Tuesdays from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm June 17 – August 1. An online signup is available – look for the link in the Friday email or talk to Kristin Meldrim.

Office Hours
Pastor Gale’s tentative office hours will be Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm. (He will be in and out of the office for meetings, etc.) He would love the opportunity to get to know his new church family, so feel free to stop in and visit!

Security
As of today, we will be locking the Exterior Doors of the church unless it is occupied. This will help us with security and safety in our building especially leading up to the Building Expansion project. We would again ask that if you are the last to leave, please be sure all the doors are locked behind you. Committee or group leaders please bring your key. You can
contact Fig VanderMolen (616-560-5607) about being let in or if you have any questions.

Bible Memory Cards
Find these in your your church mailbox. The purpose of these cards is to help us memorize the passage through the week, and then to share the card with someone who may need that encouragement from God’s word. Look for a new verse every month.

Church Picnic
Come enjoy the annual Messiah Church Picnic on Monday July 22, 6 pm at Hughes Park. Hot Dogs, Drinks, Ice Cream and Table Service will be provided. Bring a side dish for dinner and a lawn chair if you’d like to cheer on the Messiah Men’s Softball team who will be playing at 8:05! Sign up for the picnic on the back counter!

Bible League Conference
Bible League Volunteers will host a conference, “His Plan. . .Our Purpose” on September 6 at Friendship CRC in Byron Center. You will be enriched with spiritual encouragement, joyful fellowship and musical worship. Guest speaker & author Michele Pillar will give her testimony of courage and faith. Registration brochures are on the ledge in the narthex. Deadline is August 6. Talk to Nancy Engelsman if you have any questions.

Back to God Ministries
Devotionals from Back to God Ministries International: FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families and more. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook

Mentors Needed
Crossroads Prison Ministry 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. Please contact Fig with questions or visit www.cpministries.org for more information.

TRIP
Now that the school year is done and you’re making summer plans, please keep in mind your continued support of the TRIP program. This program is an important part of our Christian School Support, and many families rely on our assistance with the cost of Christian School. If you have any questions please talk to Mary Soodsma.

Coming at Messiah
July 21 AM The Lord’s Supper
July 21 PM Roger Kleinheksel
July 28 AM Allen Petroelje
July 28 PM Dan Gritter

Upcoming Offerings
July 21 AM – General Fund & Benevolence; PM – Bethany Christian Services
July 28 AM – General Fund; PM – Habitat for Humanity Classis Georgetown

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.