LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 11.27.2022

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you join us in worshiping Christ together today. Please use the QR code in the bulletin to leave your contact info or get more information. 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.

Parents
Children’s Ministry Bags have printed Christmas Ornaments with the names of God on them. These are for the kids to color and take home! They will need to be cut out and a ribbon put through them to put on your tree (or give away)! More sheets of printed ornaments are on the table by the bags to take home if the kids would like to decorate more.

Thank You
Thank you, thank you! Your World Renew Hunger Campaign offering is able to buy 238 family sized water filters, or international disaster relief food for a month for 358 families, or 614 beehives, 4,300 goats or 7,166 chickens! However WR decides to best use the over $21,500 offering from Messiah (over $800 of that from the Peter Fish), it will bring the priceless love of Christ to a hurting world.

Gift Cards fro MOMS Ministry
The M.O.M.S. Ministry is again collecting gift cards to give to the moms as a Christmas gift from the congregation. Please consider showing love to these families by donating cards for gas, groceries, or other every-day needs. Smaller denominations ($10-25) are most helpful. A silver collection box is on the table in the narthex. Donations need to be received by Monday night, December 19. Contact Mary Soodsma to order gift cards through the church TRIP program.

From the Library
New books have been added to the Jr. Fiction section. We hope our younger readers will stop by and check these books out! We’d love your feedback and suggestions as well.

Reflect & Connect
We will meet on Sunday, November 27, after the evening service. We’ll enjoy a light dinner and warm fellowship, and then discuss the evening’s message. We hope you can join us!

Dine & Sign
Our next Dine & Sign will be on December 7, with Cider & Singing to follow!

M.I.S.T. (Seniors) Breakfast
Wednesday, December 7, 8:30 am at Russ’ in Grandville. A sign up sheet is on the table on the east wall in the narthex.

Song Suggestions?
There is a song suggestion box on the table outside of the office next to the prayer bowl. Please include your name so Emily can follow up with you if needed.

Coming Soon
12.7 Dine & Sign, 5:30 pm, Cider & Singing, 7:00 PM
12.18 Light in our Wilderness Service, 5 PM
12.24 Candlelight Service, 4 PM

Offerings
11.27 General Fund
12.4 General Fund/Faith Promise
12.4 General Fund/CEF

EVENING OFFERING:
11.27-12.11 Renew Therapeutic Riding Center

NOTE: Offertory plates will be passed, but for weeks where there is more than offering, all givings will be collected in the same plate. All loose cash gifts will go to the General Fund. Please use your giving envelopes (Blank envelopes are available in the narthex).

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Spring St., Autumn St., Autumn Ct.
 
Counseling Needed?
Messiah CRC is part of the Church Assistance Program at Pine Rest. This offers our members 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.
 
TRIP
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 in the information rack outside of the office. Contact Mary Soodsma if you have any questions, 616-915-8832.
 
Office Hours
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-noon.
Note: Pastor Nate’s day off is Monday.
 
Weekly Email Updates
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!