Bulletin Announcements | 4.2.23
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Jose & Kathy F
- Paul & Christopher G
- Nancy P
- Carol P
- Kim R
- Bennett VV
- Linda VDH
- Kyle W
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
“She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:
‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’”
In the morning, we will continue a Lenten sermon series called “Follow Me.” We will consider a fourth part of Jesus’ call to his first disciples in Mark 3 & 14 to live his mission together as a team/family.
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
There is no service In the evening; we will take a couple of weeks off for Holy Week. We will meet again on April 16.
On Good Friday, we will gather at 6:30 pm to remember that our Lord gave his life that we might be forgiven. We will celebrate our Lord’s Supper together as we reflectively remember & celebrate his love & grace.
Easter morning, we will gather to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. The resurrection is the defining moment of hope in human history as it changes everything now & forever!
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING UPDATE
The congregational meeting was held Monday, March 27. Items of business included the selection (by lot) of new church office bearers, discussion of the proposed 2023-2024 operating budget & its approval process, and presentation of the 2023-2024 Mission Support Fund for information. Members were given an opportunity to vote on the operating budget online from Tuesday until Friday noon of this past week. The results of the voting on the budget will be announced during our Sunday worship service.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Our next meeting is this Thursday (April 6) at 9 am; we’ll be working our way through Lesson 9.
RightNow Media is a streaming service with on-demand biblical content. Members of Providence have access to over 20,000 biblical videos for adults & kids! Contact the office for more information.
A trip to Peru is being planned & we are looking to see who might be interested. We are planning to go sometime during the last two weeks of June 2024. We will be again serving with the team at Genesis Church in Iquitos. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Chris Meengs or Bruce VanderVennen. Anyone from the church is welcome to join us! We are planning to do some fundraisers over the summer & fall to help mitigate the cost. We are excited to be going back & hope you are willing to join us!
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
Please celebrate those in our congregation enjoying a very special birthday this month: Thelma W & Betty S.
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.
6TH ANNUAL SAM’S BLOOD DRIVE
The ability to give life-saving blood is truly a life-saving gift. Every day, 100s of units of blood & blood products are used to save lives in our area every day. With your help, your donation of 1 pint of blood will be utilized to help 3 lives. That makes a blood drive truly a Life Saving Station. Please join us on May 8 from 2-8 pm at Providence CRC to help save lives at our life saving station. Follow this link to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, though scheduled patients will be seated first. Prior to your appointment, check into Versi-Pass to answer your pre-screening questions; this will help speed up the process.
Attention Graduates! It’s time to start putting together our annual graduation slideshow. If you are graduating this year from 8th grade, high school or college, please complete this Google Form by May 19. If you’d like a hard copy form, feel free to call or email the office & we’ll send it to you. Thanks!
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times when your child has autism. Alongside the deep love for your child, parents can experience feelings of grief, anger & fear. Compassionate behavioral health experts are available to support your mental well-being. Members of Providence have access to free free & confidential support. Contact the office to learn more.