LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 9.25.2022

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.

Service Time Change
The evening service will now start at 5 pm.

Belong, Grow, Serve Celebration
Wednesday, September 28 we will celebrate the completion of the Belong, Grow, Serve Project. We are thankful for God’s provision of renovation and additional space. There will be a pulled pork dinner starting at 5:30, followed by a slide show presentation of the project. After the slide show we will have a time of singing. To help with the planning, please RSVP via the link in the weekly emails or by calling the office. 

Wednesday Prayer Time
There will NOT be “Prayer Time” on Wednesday this week due to our Belong, Grow, Serve Celebration.

M.I.S.T. (Seniors) Breakfast
Wednesday, October 5, 8:30 am at Russ’ in Grandville. A sign up sheet is on the table on the east wall in the narthex.

Bible League International
A couple weeks ago you received a letter in your mailbox from Bible League International telling about a fisherman named Arturo. Please prayerfully consider giving so others can know about Jesus through Bible League; respond before September 30. (Please place your check in Nancy Engelsman’s mailbox.) Thank you for making an eternal difference.

District 2 Coffee Time (Brower-Elders)
You are invited to a time of coffee, cookies and fellowship following the morning service on October 2. Please meet down- stairs in the Fellowship Room outside of the old kitchen.

Small Groups
As the new church year begins, we are hoping to form new Small Groups.
Small Group Bible or Book Studies provide many benefits including: Discipleship as members learn from each other as they apply the Gospel to their lives; Shepherding as believers assist each other with familiarity and empathy, and Community as the members facilitate deeper friendships. If you are interested in becoming a part of a Small Group Study, contact Pastor Gale (712-541-2744).

Monday Night Ladies Bible Study:
We will have our Kick-Off at Karen Lanning’s house on October 10.

Thursday Night Ladies Bible Study
We will start on October 6 at 7pm. We will be doing a Lifeway Study of Isaiah by Melissa Spoelstra. There will be a video and study book. Please contact Lisa DeLange (616-875-6026) or Tammie Rozeboom (616- 490-1936) with any questions.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Starting this month we will be posting a sheet with Birthdays and Anniversaries on the bulletin board on the east side of the narthex for those of you who like to send cards. Copies will be on the table. We will also list “milestone” birthdays (80, 85, and 90+) and anniversaries (50, 55, and 60+) in the bulletin.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil
Messiah will once again be participating in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil. Our date will be Monday, October 3. Sign up for 1 hour to pray at the abortion clinic on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. Contact Pastor Gale (712-541-2744) if you are interested in participating or have any questions.

Mentors Needed
Do you have a heart for kids and an hour to give? Consider becoming a Kids Hope Mentor at Rosewood Elementary this fall. Mentors from Messiah are matched with one student who needs a little extra love, care, and consistency in their life. You will share lunch and connect in a variety of ways – play board games, do crafts, coloring, playing sports, completing homework and more! Contact Pastor Gale
(712-541-2744) if you are interested or want more information.

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
10.5 GEMS Dine & Sign, 5:30 pm

Offerings
9.25 General Fund 
10.2 AM – General Fund/Faith Promise
10.9 AM – General Fund/CEF

EVENING OFFERING:
9.25 Young Life
10.2 Reformed Mission Services
10.9 Reformed Mission Services
10.23 Samaritans purse Fill a box (GEMS Service Project)
10.30-11.13 Escape Ministries. 

NOTE: The offering plates will NOT be passed during the evening service for the summer months. Please place your offerings in the baskets on the tables in the narthex.

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 
Balsam Drive
 
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!