Bulletin Announcements | 1.15.23
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Jose & Kathy F
- Paul & Christopher G
- Kim R
- Ruth R
- Bennett VV
- Linda VDH
- Lois VH
- Kyle W
- Thelma W
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Please remember to pray for & reach out to our missionaries. They are the Grimbergs, Lees, Martins, Neeleys & Spalinks.
Prayer Corner: God’s Full Restoration
“… down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:2
In the morning, we will begin a new sermon series called “God is Good,” which will focus on all the ways God’s word reveals that we can know, trust & experience the goodness of God & why that is so important. This week we listen to the Spirit through Genesis 1 & James 1 about the goodness of God revealed in creation.
In the evening at 4:50 pm (note time change), we will be watching & learning from season 3 of The Chosen. We’ll watch episode 2 (“Two by Two”) & discuss what it teaches us about living our mission & vision. There will be no livestream of this service.
In the morning, we will continue a sermon series called “God is Good,” which will focus on all the ways God’s word reveals that we can know, trust & experience the goodness of God. Next week we will focus on the goodness of God’s direction for living.
During the Sunday school hour, Jo Carlson with Pine Rest’s Church Assistance Program will be in the fellowship hall, teaching us about all the different ways CAP supports members of Providence. There are so many opportunities, you won’t want to miss this hour!
In the evening we will continue watching & learning from season 3 of The Chosen. We’ll watch episode 3 (“Physician, Heal Thyself”) & discuss what it teaches us about living our mission & vision. There will be no livestream of this service.
MEN’S TESTIMONY HOUR: Join us again at 11 am in the multi-purpose room this Sunday to hear testimony from someone in our church. We’re not sure who it will be yet, but show up & be surprised by whomever God will lead to share!
Sunday School: No singing this Sunday, head to your classrooms at 11 am.
BIBLE MEMORY CAMP
This week – Ephesians 6:13-14
Next week – Ephesians 6:13-15
The Cadets thank everyone for their continued support through pop can donations! As a reminder, we have a convenient donation box next to the Paper Gator in our back parking lot & accept all MI returnable bottles/cans.
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
Please take a moment to check out the Christmas card clothesline display in the fellowship hall. These sweet & creative cards are a gift to our church from some of the 4th grade students at Glenwood School, thanking Providence for the food we provide for the students at their school through the Hand2Hand program. These cards are a beautiful reminder of the positive impact that we as a church are making in the lives of the Glenwood students & staff, not only through H2H but also our Kids Hope program, Bible Club, Dream Big & the many other ways we are able to connect with the school throughout the year. May each student & staff at Glenwood be blessed by the gift of God’s love as we serve their school!
Hook, Needles & Yarn meets this coming Monday, January 16, at 6:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. Join the fun & fellowship while creating prayer shawls for those in need! New members are always welcome!
NEW GYM OPPORTUNITY – MEN’S OPEN BASKETBALL | Guys, join us Thursday nights from 8-10 pm for open play basketball! This is available to members & nonmembers of Providence, with no cost to attend (donation box is available). Invite your friends!
Ladies, please join us for a night of crafting & hobbying this Friday, January 20, at 6 pm. Take along your scrapbooking, card making, knitting, etc! Snacks to share are also a great idea. Please enter through the ‘B’ doors by the gym.
WOMEN’S BUNCO NIGHT | Ladies, join us Saturday, January 21, at 7 pm in the multi-purpose room for a fast-paced & boisterous time of bunco & fellowship! These nights are always a great time. Find all the details & sign up HERE. See you Saturday!
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.
Several of our regular volunteers are in Florida & we could really use some extra help these next few months. It’s just one hour every other Wednesday afternoon (or pick & choose your frequency). Sign ups are online. Thank you!
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Many of us find ourselves in sub-zero weather this time of year, feeling low or stuck in a rut. It could be the winter blues, or it could be something more. Are you feeling irritable, fatigued, have a heavy feeling in your limbs, oversleeping &/or experiencing appetite changes? Members of Providence have access to Pine Rest’s behavioral experts; contact the ofice to learn more.