LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 10.24.21

Summary for Gatherings/Facility Use (Updated September 12, 2021):
-Masks are optional for our entire facility.
-The Youth Room will be used to accommodate sanctuary attendance overflow.
-Council will resume greeting our congregation after the worship service.
-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).
-Offertory plates will not be passed in the  Youth Room. However, offertory plates will be available at the entrance.
-Communion services will continue to use the prepackaged wafer/juice container.
-The facility is open for special events, including those requiring food service.
-All church programs held on Sunday and those scheduled during the week will be available.

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you join us in worshiping Christ together today. Please use the QR code on the back of 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.

Classis Examination/Ordination
Pastor Nate’s Classis Examination regarding changing his ministerial credentials from the Reformed Church in America to the Christian Reformed church, will be held at the Georgetown Classis meeting here at Messiah CRC, starting at approximately 6:30pm this Thursday, October 28. The Messiah congregation is invited to attend and observe. *Please pray for Pastor Nate as he prepares for his examination.

Pastor Nate’s Ordination: Next Sunday, October 31 at Messiah’s morning service, Pastor Nate will be ordained (assuming he passes his Classis Georgetown examination) as Pastor in our Christian Reformed denomination, and officially joining Messiah CRC. Refreshments will be served after the service in the multi- purpose room.

NOTE: Pastor Nate will be out of the office through November 1.

World Hunger Sunday
Today’s offertory video features the work of World Renew, the disaster relief and international development agency of the CRC. WR helps communities create sustainable change by addressing both the physical and spiritual hunger caused by poverty and injustice. On October 31 Messiah will take a special collection for WR’s Hunger Campaign. WR asks that we consider giving 1% of our household incomes to bring food, shelter, education, healthcare, safety, community and the love of Christ to those who suffer.

M.I.S.T. (Seniors)
Breakfast – Wednesday, November 3, 8:30 am at Russ’ in Grandville. Sign up sheet is on the round table in the narthex.

Moms Mentoring Group
Wednesdays at 9:30 am in the church basement (Room 131) there will be a weekly gathering for mothers. It is a time for community, discussion, and sharing; sometimes there will be speakers or other enriching activities. This time is hosted by a few seasoned mothers who are interested in providing care and community for younger moms. A light brunch will be served and children are welcome, as childcare is provided. If you are interested in joining or assisting with childcare, please contact Jess Bosch (813-4611).

Dine & Sign
Mark Your Calendars! Messiah’s first DINE & SIGN of the fall season will be Wednesday, November 3. Come indulge your palate with the warmth and richness of a good old-fashioned SPAGHETTI DINNER, prepared and served by your Messiah GEMS girls. But leave room for dessert! Our middle school girls, with the help of their leaders, will be making a variety of homemade pies for you to enjoy! You won’t want to miss out on this time of fellowship and good food.

Messiah Memorial Day Camping 2022!
Every year a group from Messiah goes up to Silver Lake Resort & Campground over the holiday. If you would like to be a part of this fun weekend, you need to text your name & phone number to the campground by November 19. They are holding a block of sites for Messiah until then. The number to text is 231-221-2650. Please contact Pastor Gale with any questions.

Reflect & Connect 
Our next meeting is Sunday, October 24 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!

NEW at Messiah
The OLD[ER] Group…don’t need a babysitter but you’re too young to go to Florida? This is a group for you. Come to Lanning’s, Friday, October 29 at 7pm to learn more. Cider and snacks, bring a chair. Inside if it rains.

Offerings
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).

EVENING OFFERING:  
10/24-10.31 Reformed Mission Services 
World Hunger offering collected AM 10/31

COMING UP:
November-Family Life Center 
December-Starlight
January-Hand to Hand
February- Paradise Bound 
 
Directory Pictures
Does your family need an updated picture for the directory? Tammie Rozeboom will be taking pictures in the multipurpose room for the next couple of Sundays after the morning worship services.

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Elmwood Lake Condos
 
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
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-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!