Bulletin Announcements | 1.8.23
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Jose & Kathy F
- Paul & Christopher G
- Kim R
- Ruth R
- Bennett VV
- Faith VV
- Linda VDH
- Lois VH
- Kyle W
- Thelma W
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Please remember to pray for, call & visit our church family members who cannot be with us for in-person worship. They are Pat C, Fannie T, Lois VH & Thelma W.
Prayer Corner: God’s Full Restoration
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…” Revelation 22:1
In the morning, we will celebrate our Lord’s Supper together. We will listen to God speak through 1 Corinthians 12 & learn about one of his miraculous gifts we need to embrace as we enter the New Year.
In the evening, we’ll restart our service of worship & vision at 5 pm. We will be watching & learning from season 3 of The Chosen. Each episode helps us learn in an experiential way what & how Jesus taught his followers to live his mission. We’ll watch episode 1 (“The Homecoming”) & discuss what it teaches us about living our mission & vision. There will be no livestream of this service.
In the morning, we will begin a new sermon series called “Good All the Time,” which will focus on all the ways God’s word reveals that we can know, trust & experience the goodness of God.
In the evening we will continue our service of worship & vision at 5 pm. 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.
MEN’S STORYTELLING HOUR: This Sunday & next Sunday at 11 am in the multi-purpose room!
Sunday School & Catechism restart this week. Sunday schoolers, we’re singing this week, so be ready to go in the sanctuary at 11 am. See you then!
BIBLE MEMORY CAMP
This week – Ephesians 6:13
Next week – Ephesians 6:13-14
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
MOMS & KIDS OPEN GYM | Moms (or parents) with young kiddos, come on out to enjoy some fellowship & let your kids get their wiggles out in the gym here at Providence! Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30-10:45 am. Our next time together is Wednesday, January 11. This is open to the public, so invite your friends!
MEN’S OPEN PICKLEBALL | Guys, head to the gym every other Wednesday night from 8-10 pm for pickleball! Our next night is Wednesday, January 11. This is open to the public & all skill levels are welcome!
MEN’S BREAKFAST | Men from our church meet for breakfast at the Russ’ on Division on the second Thursday of each month. Guys, head to Russ’ on January 12, at 8:30 am. All men are 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!
The GEMS program is looking for women with talents 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. If you are interested in sharing your talent with our girls, please contact the office. Please respond by January 18.
Please contribute to the Paper Gator to help our environment & our high school youth group. It’s located in the back corner of our parking lot.
- YES: newspapers, catalogs/magazines, junk mail, phone books, office & school paper, soft cover books
- NO: take-out boxes, cardboard boxes, plastic, metal or glass trash
If road conditions are dangerous due to severe ice or snow, please check WOOD TV 8 for cancellation notices. Please always use personal discretion.
Bulletin announcements are due by noon on Thursdays. You can call them in (616-698-7930) or email them to the church office.
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.
Freedom Opportunity: At Providence, we are blessed with a ministry to help us maintain & grow in our freedom in Christ. We have both men’s & women’s freedom teams trained to help us gently & prayerfully seek the Spirit’s help to live free. They confidentially meet with individuals who are taken through a process of searching their hearts & addressing past or present wounds or sins that are hindering or limiting their freedom in Christ. If you’re interested in learning more, contact the office! You can also find more information at the Set Free Ministries website. You will not regret seeking freedom.
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)
Jo Carlson with Pine Rest’s Church Assistance Program will be here January 22 during the Sunday school hour to teach you about all the different ways CAP supports members of Providence. There are so many opportunities, you won’t want to miss this hour!
TROUBLED BEHAVIOR AT SCHOOL
Does recent trouble your child is having at school have you wondering if it’s typical behavior for this age or a warning sign of something more serious? Talk to our behavioral health experts to learn more. Call 1-800-442-0809 (press 1) & say you have a CAP with Providence CRC for free, confidential parenting support.