Bulletin Announcements | 12.4.22

PRAYER & PRAISE

Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:

  • Glenn A
  • Terry B
  • Megan DV
  • Bob F
  • Paul & Christopher G
  • Jose & Kathy F
  • Evie J
  • Sandy O
  • Carol P
  • Kim R
  • Bennett VV
  • Faith VV
  • Jack VV
  • Linda VDH
  • Lois VH
  • Thelma W
  • Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W

Prayer Corner: God’s Deep & Healing Waters
He said to me, ‘This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh.’” Ezekiel 47:8

The verse above can be part of a healing prayer journey for you. Post it in a prominent place so you can read it & meditate on this gift God has given us in Jesus.

WORSHIP
Sunday services are livestreamed on YouTube at 9:30 am.

THIS SUNDAY

In the morning, we’ll continue the season of advent as we celebrate the first coming of Christ & anticipate his return. We continue a new Advent series of messages called “GOD in the FLESH!” This week we’ll learn from Luke’s gospel about the heart stilling peace we have through faith in Christ. 

After the morning service, elders & prayer team members will be available to pray with those who desire it. “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14

In the evening Worship & Vision Service, we will gather to worship & consider the difference grace made in the heart of Mary Magdalene & also in ours. We will learn of one of the most powerful testimonies we all have as Christians.

NEXT WEEK

In the morning, we will celebrate God’s promises in baptism for Jack & Theodore Klomp. We will continue the season of Advent series messages called “GOD in the FLESH!” & will learn about the gift of heart transforming love we have through faith in Christ.

After the service, John Grimberg will be here to share the new ministry called Filter of Hope that he will be serving with after the New Year.

In the evening, we will gather again to worship & learn how to live our vision.

DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday Schoolers, we’re not singing this week, so head straight to your classrooms at 11 am. 

BIBLE MEMORY CAMP  |  This week – Ephesians 6:10-11, Next week – Ephesians 6:10-12

GEMS Christmas Party!

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • GR Skate & Event Center, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • $10 includes pizza, pop, rentals & skating
  • Drop off & pick up at 3651 84th Street SW, Byron Center

 

 

OUTREACH 

THE ANGEL TREE IS UP!
Wondering what it is & why we have one? Curious about how it works? Find ALL the info here & place your unwrapped gifts under the tree in the narthex by December 11. Thank you!!

CARE & FELLOWSHIP

At their request, the memberships of Bryan & Michele VS have been transferred. We pray God’s blessing on them in their new church home!

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR MISSIONARIES
Every year we bless our missionary families with Christmas cards from our members. Boxes are out through THIS SUNDAY (December 4) to collect your cards for each family. Please consider blessing them in this simple way. Our mission­ary families are the Grimbergs, Lees, Martins & Spalinks.

Ladies, our rescheduled Christmas Craft Night is this coming Wednesday, December 7, from 7-9 pm at church. It’s not too late to join the funfind more info & sign up here! (Once you’re in the sign up link, don’t be alarmed to see a different date in the event description; we are using the same sign-up from our original date.)

MEN’S OPEN PICKLEBALL  |  Guys, head to the gym every other Wednesday night from 8-10 pm for pickleball! Our next night is this coming Wednesday, December 7. This is open to the public & all skill levels are welcome! Contact Jason Boersma with questions.

MEN’S BREAKFAST  |  Men from our church meet for breakfast at the Russ’ on Division on the second Thursday of each month. Guys: no notice needed, just come to Russ’ this Thursday, December 8, at 8:30 am. All men are welcome! 

GEMS is looking for women who have a talent to share with our girls. This could be anything from decorating a cake, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, painting … you name it! On February 1 we will be bringing back a “badge” night & would like to offer different classes for the girls to sign up for. Please contact Jodie Gritter by email (jodiegritter@gmail.com) if you are interested in sharing your talent with our girls. Include what you are willing to share & how long it will take to teach a group of girls this craft/talent. It should be a fun night of learning & connecting as women! Please respond by January 18.

REVIVE  |  Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym. Contact Ben Kloosterman at 616-299-6228 for more information.

 

CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)

JOIN US! Weekly blurbs from CAP show up here in our bulletin announcements & articles are linked in the Friday emails, but are you familiar with what CAP is? Come to the multi-purpose room during the Sunday School hour on December 18 for a presentation covering all that is available to you as members of Providence. The resources are beneficial, you won’t want to miss learning more about it!

DEALING WITH DIABETES  |  Living with diabetes increases the risk of depression, anxiety & eating disorders. So, it’s extremely important to manage your mental & emotional health. Talk therapy & stress management can be very beneficial. Members of Providence have access to professional help; contact the office for more information. 

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