The Lord’s Day – June 19, 2016
As we open our hearts to God, may we extend our hands in friendship to
one another. All who come to worship the Lord are sincerely welcomed here.
THE MORNING SERVICE: Message: “Hanging by the Head”
Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:1-18
THE EVENING SERVICE: Message: “A Special Day for Faith and Doubt”
Scripture: Luke 1:57-66
Offering today: ECES
Offering next Sunday: Calvin Seminary
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
SAT 8:30 AM Worthington Thrift Store
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Eileen Rozeboom continues to improve slowly and therapy is going well.
Pray for patience for her in her recovery!
Lillian Mouw is finished with her radiation and has started her second
round of a oral chemo pill. Side effects are minimal but she is very tired .
Today Jesse Walhof will lead our worship. We welcome him and pray God
will be praised as we worship together.
Thank you to the Praise Team for leading us in praise this morning.
An open house bridal shower will be held for Jessica Menning, bride to
be of Jonathan (Petey) Bouw on Saturday, June 25th at 9:30 a.m. at Ebenezer.
From Back to God Ministries International
I'M THE BOSS - Liz becomes ‘teacher for the day’ and finds out that the
things that he wants from his students are the same things that he doesn’t do
when he’s the student. Follow the adventures of Liz and his pals every week:
subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Find more great resources for kids and
parents at kidscorner.net.
THE COMFORT OF GOD - The depth of God’s comfort can root our faith even in
the most tumultuous storms of life. But as we study 2 Corinthians 1 together we’ll
discover that Paul warns us to talk about it with caution and compassion even as
he demonstrates the power of testimony. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and
subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
From Calvin College
TRAVEL WITH CALVIN COLLEGE - Visit central Europe (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
in the fall of 2016 or visit Israel, Iceland or Cuba in 2017 on a tour led by a
Calvin expert. See www.calvin.edu/go/travel
for dates and full itineraries or contact (616) 526-6142 or email@example.com
to request a tour brochure. These trips are open to all friends of Calvin.
From Disability Concerns
Life to the Full - Life to the Full. Ability. Belonging. Community. Here’s
a wonderful conference (Oct. 28-30) hosted by Disability Concerns and Christian
Horizons. Everyone is welcome to this training opportunity about inclusion, the
church and celebrating differing abilities! Early bird registration ends July 1.
For more details, visit lifetothefull2016.org
From Office of Social Justice
New Advocacy Resource - Interested in practicing advocacy and learning how
to steward your voice more effectively? Learn the basics of advocacy for any
issue by using this new Biblical Advocacy 101 resource developed by the Office
of Social Justice, World Renew, and the Centre for Public Dialogue in
partnership with other organizations. Visit crcna.org/advocacy101us or crcna.org/advocacy101canada,
or order a paper copy on Faith Alive. As Christians we work toward a just world
in which structures and institutions give every person the opportunity to
thrive. Providing direct assistance to people in need is vital, but it is also
important to guard against policies that oppress, to partner with marginalized
communities for long-term change, and to speak up for policies that empower all
people. Use this resource to learn how you can begin, or continue, to advocate
as a Christian.
EL SALVADOR YOUTH MINISTRY VOLUNTEER - Minister to at-risk children and
youth in the heart of the city of San Salvador with World Missions partner ‘Seeds
of a New Creation’. For more information on this and other WM volunteer cohort
opportunities in El Salvador, visit www.crwm.org
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARLEZ VOUS FRANCAIS? - Are you also interested in gender issues, sexual
abuse prevention, trauma healing and food security? Come alongside WORLD RENEW
staff for 18 months in Mali and see your BA degree come alive with hands-on
experience. Details on this partially-funded volunteer position can be found at www.worldrenew.net
or contact email@example.com.
From World Renew
East Africa Team Leader, Uganda or Kenya - World Renew, an agency of the
CRCNA, is seeking a Team Leader for East Africa based in Kenya or Uganda, with a
proven track record of building collaborative teams under a unified vision of
community transformation. They will provide leadership in a region with clear
country level priorities, thematic foci, and a developed strategy. To further
leverage programming in the region, they will represent World Renew to external
organizations and institutions while collaborating with other teams in the
organization and denominational agencies. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers
or www.crcna.org for more information.
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