A WARM AND SINCERE WELCOME to all who have come to praise God. It is a genuine privilege to gather as God's people, to open ourselves to the presence of God, and to praise God with loving hearts.
EVERYONE IS INVITED to stay after the service this morning for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the fellowship room.
-OUR CHURCH IN WORSHIP –
THIS MORNING, we welcome back Rev. Russ Palsrok. He will be leading us in worship and in celebration of the Lord's Supper. This evening, we will be having Rev. Fred Bultman.
NEXT WEEK, we will be having Rev. Adrian Eising lead us during the morning worship service. Rev. Ray Dekker will be leading us for the evening worship service.
CHURCH BULLETINS: The order of worship print is being made larger in the regular bulletin. If you would still like a large print bulletin, please let the secretary know. Children’s bulletins are on the shelves in the narthex.
THE LOOP SYSTEMis available in the sanctuary for those who are in need of hearing assistance.
-SERVING ONE ANOTHER – Greeting You: Jess & Alma DeYoung; Lee & Sue Mys
Next Week: Keith & Irene Bultman; Hank & Marie Terpstra
MISSION CONCERNS: We are adding all the missions and causes that our congregation supports. Some can be contacted by letter or email, but all will be blessed by our prayers.
Missionary/Missions Letters/Emails/Prayers This Week: Uganda Medical Clinic, c/o Partners Worldwide, 6139 Tahoe Dr., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Email: KarinMedicalClinic@gmail.com. Families of Mark Hall, Betty Hallmeyer, Carolyn Hansen. Bruce & Janine Coker, Every Child Ministry, P.O. Box 810, Hebron, IN 46341. Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Families of Frank Hansen, Joe Hansen, Kevin Hansen.
-CHURCH FAMILY- THE FAMILY OF FRED MEEUWENBERG wishes to thank everyone for the support through prayers, cards, visits, and food through this difficult time. Also a special thanks to the ladies of the church that made the luncheon a success. Lord's blessings to all of you.
I WISH TO THANK the congregation for all your prayers, thoughts, cards, and calls during my surgery and recovery period. -Jim Teusink
-FROM THE COUNCIL- NEXT SUNDAY OFFERING- A.M: Christian Education Fund. P.M.: Church Operations.
IF ANYONE NEEDS ASSISTANCE to and from their car, please sign the sheet on the cabinet near the Council room or call Dave Wolfsen, 924-0731.
-CHURCH CALENDAR THIS WEEK-
Today: A time of fellowship and refreshments follows the morning service.
-CHURCH MINISTRIES- ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL - We will be meeting again today in the sanctuary after our time of fellowship following the morning service. Please be seated in the sanctuary by 11:00 AM so that we may begin our discussion promptly. Our conversation today will be built around Chapters 7 and 8 of our book, Autopsy of a Deceased Church. Thank you for making a priority of being involved in this conversation today and every Sunday through October.
PSALM FOR THIS WEEK - PSALM 90. Let the Psalms give you words to pray when you cannot find the words to pray.
LADIES: Please join us for our first Bible study of Acts on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in the Council room. We will study Lesson 1. Books are in the mailbox across from the Council room.
PROJECT PHILIP COMMITTEE will meet tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Volunteers, please have your Bible count in Joyce's mailbox by today!
CADETS: Our first regular meeting of this year will be Tuesday, October 6, at the Club House, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Our first Wood-N-Stream activity of the year will be the Rain Gutter Regatta - which is scheduled for November 14. Kits and rules to make the boats will be available at our meeting. We will also pass out the schedule of events for the year and assign the snack and drink list. See you there!
MARY MARTHA - Our season will begin on Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. We will be studying "Elijah and Elisha: Prophets of Power." Study questions for Lesson 1 are in the Mary Martha mailbox across from the Council room. All ladies are cordially invited to attend, and visitors are always welcome.
REMINDER:CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE has distributed information and pledge cards for the upcoming school year. Please fill the pledge card out within the next couple of weeks and put in the box on the cabinet near the Council room. Any questions, please contact Lou Meeuwenberg, Joy Meyers, Dale Breuker, or Brian Maynard. Thank you!
PROJECTION TEAM is still in need of another operator. This is a very easy job to do. Training on what you need to do will be provided along with extra help when you are in need of it. Please contact Lori Jacobs with any questions about it.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY - The Beth Moore Bible Study began on September 23 and will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship room. An important aspect of this is our dinner time together. If anyone is willing to help out with providing a meal or funds to provide a meal, please sign your name on the sheet on the cabinet near the Council room by a date that works best for you. There are many ladies that come straight from work. Any questions, please contact Rosemary Datema, 924-2532. Thank you!
CoffeeBreak/Story Hour Update -Praise God for the women and children that have attended the first 2 weeks. The topical study on Prayer is a a challenging and exciting study. Women - if you would still like to join, there is room at this table. Better yet, take a neighbor or friend with you.Questions - call Julie Baker #928-0184.
FRIENDSHIP Bible study for persons with special needs begins Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:00-8:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 124 S. Sullivan Ave. in Fremont. Any questions, call Bill Rose 231-924-2412 or Mary Boven 231-519-3796.
GRIEFSHARE has started once again to meet on Thursday evenings in our church. Part of our mission is to provide a snack each time for the participants. This is such a great time for socializing. If you are interested in helping us with the snack, there is a sign-up sheet on the archives case. It can be anything from some fresh fruit, to cheese and crackers, to bars/cookies, to a salty snack mix or a 9x13” dessert. Whatever you want to bring is great. We have around 12 to 15 people attending. If you cannot help in this way, we covet your prayers for those who have lost a loved one. If you have further questions, call Pam Breuker (924-3238) or Joy Meyers (924-6335). Thanks so much.
WORLD RENEW-DRS - Last spring, devastating storms crisscrossed the United States in waves, destroying communities and leaving residents to pick up the pieces of their homes and businesses.
Volunteers needed: Pensacola, Florida Sep. 19 through Oct. 10. and Lusk, Wyoming, Sept. 19 through Oct. 17. Washington, North Carolina, end of October through December.
Plans are being made for other sites in 2016. Call Becky at 1-800-848-5818 to volunteer.
THE FREMONT HUNGER CROP WALK to fight local and world hunger is today at 1:30 p.m. starting at the Disciples of Christ Church on Elm St. A soup and roll lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. Walkers can pick up and sign-out a donation envelope from the cabinet near the Council room. If you would like to donate to this cause, you may place a donation in Les Kolk's mailbox. Thank you for your support!
GEMS Kickoff! Girls ages 1st-5th grade are invited to make some noise at the His Story Library on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:00p-7:45p at Trinity Christian Reformed Church. Join us for fun and exciting surprises while we hear the Greatest Story Ever! This year's theme is Choose Truth based on Psalm 119:105 - invite a friend!
FCS is looking for Small Group Leaders - Are you interested in leading a group of young men or women in a small group here at Fremont Christian? We invite those who are interested to be a small group leader to consider this fun opportunity to serve middle school boys or girls. There are about 9 meetings all year on Friday mornings from 8-8:50. Please call Mr. Barkel (924-2740) if you are interested.
THE NEST Resale Shop is looking for Volunteers! Tuesday-Friday for our afternoon shift 1:30-5pm and Saturday's 10-3pm. Partial shifts available! Volunteer duties consist of sorting donated items, placing new items in our displays, cashier and having FUN! Moms with children are welcome come check out our kids corner! Call now to get started! Heidie Snyder 231-343-0916.
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Here is an opportunity for you to learn more about religions that impact us in the USA.
Jonathan Riedel, pastor at the Newaygo United Church of Christ, will be sharing his experiences. October 8 Buddhism will be discussed. October 15 the focus will be on Hinduism.
Peace on earth can only occur when we understand and respect each other--not necessarily agree with each other. Please come if you feel the need for a more peaceful world.
Jonathan will present a video, additional information and a time for questions. The presentation will be 7-8:30 PM.
Any questions? You can call me at 231 689 1657. Thank you, Dawn Bushouse
WANTED: Plants for an exploratory class at Fremont Christian Middle School. If you have any splittings of perennials or any plants you would like to donate, please drop them off behind the middle school (208 Hillcrest, Fremont). Thank you!
MOSES, Making OurSelves Equipped Servants, is holding its annual Auction on October 17. Details are below. Come out for a great evening of family fun! 5pm: Supper and Silent Auction, 6:30pm: Live Auction. Grandville Christian School, 3934 Wilson SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Thanks for supporting the MOSES ministry!
SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS: From Beirut to Mosul, from Amman to Alelppo, an entire geographic region has been torn apart by war and millions of people have been forced to flee their homes. They now struggle to survive and get to a safe place while the countries of Europe struggle to absorb the flow of refugees. WORLD RENEW is working hard to be a witness for the love of Christ by providing food, blankets, shelter and other essentials. Your financial support helps us continue to make this possible. Send your check to World Renew, 1700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, 49508-1407 and write “Refugee Crisis” on you check.
LOVE INC is trying to find affordable housing for one of our Growing Hope families. The family is in need right now of a place more affordable to live…could you help? The home would need to be able to accommodate a husband, wife and 3 children (ages 5-8). The family currently resides in the Newaygo School District but are willing to relocate. The husband works in Grand Rapids so, Grant, Bailey, Kent City, Newaygo etc. are all options. The family is budgeting for a rental between $500-$600 monthly.
If you can help this family or know someone that can help find a rental or who may even consider blessing them with a few months of free rent to help them get back on their feet and then start paying, please contact Laurie Plakmeyer at 231-652-4099 ext. 25 or Jeanna Karnemaat 231-652-4099 ext. 22 at Love INC of Newaygo County.
Thank you very much for your support in this needed area of ministry as well as in the area of prayer for this family. Thank you.
Prayer Needs & Praises
* Our sympathy to Margaret Meeuwenberg and her family in the death of Fred on Sept. 25. His funeral was held here at our church on Tuesday.
* Congratulations to Ross & Alisa (Nelson) Baddis. They were married on Sept. 26. May God Bless this new marriage!
* Eleanor Witte is currently at Metron of Cedar Springs for therapy from her recent broken leg/surgery. She will be there for 2 weeks - the address is: 400 Jeffrey, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. She is in room 31B.
* Remember in your prayers those who are unable to attend our worship services. This week we remember Janet DeVisser and Gerard Wolfsen; both are at the Medical Care Facility