Bulletin Announcements | 7.24.22
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Paul & Christopher G
- Jose & Kathy F
- Carol P
- Bill S
- Linda VDH
- Lois VH
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Remember to check the prayer line to hear prayer requests for those in our church family & community, and to find out who is having a birthday. Just dial 616-871-9600!
“Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and
made him glad with the joy of your presence.”
We will continue a series of messages called “Living Wisely,” working through the book of Ecclesiastes. Today we consider the end of chapter 5 & God’s call to be aware of one of life’s most compelling & dangerous pitfalls.
Traditional CRC Service of Days Gone By
Worship in every church in every time across different cultures has always been a unique expression of God’s people. Jesus calls for a “spirit and truth worship” that pleases God. He offers no defined liturgy (order for worship) but over time every church develops one. Many of us who grew up in the CRC remember a worship liturgy that was pretty close to the same in every CRC from California to Maine & Washington to Florida. This Sunday evening, we are going to use a form of that traditional liturgy to worship together. It will offer some of us a nostalgic experience of the past & some of us a window into that past. Our goal will be the same as it is today in our present worship: “to bring glory and thanks to God that honors Him and blesses his people.” But unlike the past, we will serve & enjoy some ice cream together after the service.
We will celebrate the baptism of Emersyn DV. We will continue a series of messages called “Living Wisely,” working through the book of Ecclesiastes. We’ll consider chapter 7 & God’s call to humility.
YBC Pool Party on July 27! 6-8 pm at Jason & Jill B’s house. No dinner, just desserts. Modest bathing suits only. Hope to see you there!
This coming Thursday, July 28, is Providence’s turn to pray all day in conjunction with the West Michigan Prays 24/7 initiative. If you’d like to claim a spot, please add your name to the list by emailing your name & preferred half-hour window to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if a time slot has already been filled, choose whichever works best for you!
RightNow Media is a streaming service with on-demand biblical content. With Providence’s subscription, church members have access to over 20,000 biblical videos for adults & kids! Contact the church office to get started.
Are you able to spare a couple hours to help invite children to join in Backyard Bible Club? This coming Tuesday, July 26, we will be walking through Prescott Mobile Home Park & inviting the children to join in Bible Club he week of August 1-5. If you are able to help, please contact Megan Van Goor to sign up. Please take a small amount of your time to help us out!
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
VOTING DISCUSSION | The primary elections are scheduled for Tuesday, August 2. Do you still have your absentee ballot? Are you voting in person? Do you want to discuss the ballot & the privilege of voting? Meet with Dan N & Crys O at 11 am this Sunday, July 24, in the multi-purpose room for a discussion.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Backyard Bible Club needs volunteers to come & hang out with the kids at Prescott Mobile Home Park August 1, 2, 4 & 5 from 6:30-8 pm. Anyone middle school age & up are asked to consider signing up for 1 night or all nights. No teaching or preparation needed, just spend a little time hanging out with the kids. If you are able to help at all, please contact Megan Van Goor to sign up or if you have questions. Come bless the children with your help!
FROM THE DEACONS | Giving statements for the first 6 months of 2022 are in your mailboxes, please check yours over carefully. If you have any questions about your statement, you may contact your district deacon or one of the council deacons (Ben K, Eric T or Kyle W).
REVIVE | Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym & contact Steve Huizinga with any questions (616-299-8809).
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
FREE TELETHERAPY IS AVAILABLE TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY
Providence CRC’s partnership with Pine Rest’s Church Assistance Program provides free teletherapy to its members & their households. Many are struggling with mental health concerns due to isolation, job loss, depression or anxiety, or relationship troubles. There is no copay or out-of-pocket cost; simply call 1-800-442-0809 (press 1) & say you are a CAP member with Providence CRC. Members of Providence have access to free, compassionate & confidential support. Contact the office (616-698-7930 or email@example.com) to learn more.