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July 25, 2021 – Marc Wolters

Names of God:  Maginnenu

The LORD of Our Defense

 

 

Summer Hours

Due to vacations and various summer activities outside of the office, the church may not be open at times throughout the week.

 

If you have a need, please contact the church office before coming to the church (616.772.4377) or call the pastor-on-call at 616.741.1399.Thank you.

Bible Study and Prayer Gathering

Join us this week as the Bible Study and Prayer Gathering continues our study of the Gospel of Mark.

Wedding Shower

Who:           All women over age 1

What:          Wedding Shower for Emily Curtis, fiancé of Elijah Nelson 

Where:            FBCZ Parlor

When:           Tuesday, July 27, at 6:30 pm

If you would like to participate in a group gift, please contact Jennifer Viening. 

 

Wedding Shower

Who:           All women over age 16

What:          Wedding Shower for Marissa Rosales, fiancé of Michael DeVries

Where:        FBCZ Parlor

When:           Wednesday, August 4, at 6:30 pm

If you would like to participate in a group gift, please contact Jennifer Viening. 

 

Congratulations To

              Jack & Bea Derks

     celebrating 56 years of marriage

                     on July 24th

                      … and …

           Ivan & Reka DeJonge

     celebrating 73 years of marriage

                      on July 30th

 

Congregational Vote on Support for the Echols

Back in March of 2019, the congregation voted to recognize Clint and Heather Echols as missionaries sent out by our church.  Due to significant financial constraints at that time, the church did not yet feel ready as a body to actively participate in their financial support.  Instead, the leadership of the church encouraged the congregation to participate in the Echols’ support individually as they felt so led.

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Lord has brought the church to a somewhat more stable financial position.  With a healthy balance in the Faith Promise Fund, the Elders now recommend that the church begin to support the Echols financially with $300 a month from the Faith Promise Fund.

A congregational vote on this recommendation has been scheduled for TODAY during the morning service. 

Please prayerfully seek the Lord’s leading as you prepare to vote on this matter.

All Church Family Fun Weekend 

A relaxing and fun camping weekend for everyone.  Join us August 5th-8th at Warner Camp in Grand Junction, MI.  Our missionaries Darryl and Becky Martin will be joining us and sharing about how God is calling and using them in ministry.  Camp site and yurt registration can be found at www.fbczeeland.org/events.  Don't camp?  Sign up for a yurt or join us for the day.  The waterfront will be open Friday and Saturday.  Have questions, please contact Marcy Van Every (children@fbczeeland.org).

 

Baptism

On Friday, August 6 at 7 pm, we plan to hold a baptism service in conjunction with Family Camp at Camp Warner.  Join us following the baptism service for a campfire and s’mores. 

This is an opportunity for the believer in Jesus Christ to symbolically picture union with Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection by being immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ but have never taken this particular step, we would be love to celebrate this proclamation of your personal faith in Jesus Christ with you.  Please contact Pastor Tom (pastortom@fbczeeland.org) or the church office (office@fbczeeland.org) to indicate your interest in following the Lord in this way.

 

Upstairs Custodian Needed

We are looking for an upstairs custodian, either one week a month or every other week.

This position involves cleaning the upstairs of our facility and setting it up for the various ministries to use each week.  It usually requires between 13 and 16 hours each week, depending on the building use schedule for the week.  It involves such tasks as cleaning the bathrooms and replenishing paper supplies there, vacuuming, emptying trash, washing windows and glass doors, dusting flat surfaces, and setting up and taking down tables and chairs.  Physical requirements include good health, freedom from back problems, and the ability to regularly lift and carry at least 50 pounds.  Starting pay begins at $13 an hour, depending on experience.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Pastor Tom, pastortom@fbczeeland.org or 616.772.4377.

Prayer

We would like to pray for your specific needs.  Please call the church office (772.4377) or email prayer@fbczeeland.org.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

It is hard to believe this in the heat of summer, but in four months or so, winter will be upon us.  When winter comes, we will need someone to keep the snow cleared from the sidewalks around the church.

If you are interested in this ministry opportunity, please contact Pastor Tom for details.

Looking Ahead

July 27 – Wedding shower for Emily Curtis

Aug 4 – Wedding shower for Marissa Rosales

Aug 4 – Big Life overnighter at Camp Warner

Aug 5 – Big Life Day Camp at Camp Warner

Aug 5-8 – Family Camping at Camp Warner

Aug 8 – Mission Team Meeting

Aug 17 – Elders Meeting

 

PRAYER FOCUS

Missionaries

     Clint & Heather Echols

Missionary Children

     Andrew & Aaron “Howard”

Elders, Deacons, Staff

     Rick Voetberg, Treasurer

Homebound Worshiper

      Lois King

 

2021 TITHES & GIFTS

General Fund:

Proposed Weekly Budget:  ......................... $11,161

Received Last Week:  .................................. $11,295

Budget Surplus Year to Date......................... $8,588

Benevolent Giving:

Received Last Week:  ......................................... $96

Received Year to Date  .................................. $6,131

Faith Promise Missions Giving:

Received Last Week:  ....................................... $420

Received since February 2021 .................... $12,382

 

Tithes and Offerings can be placed in the Worship through Giving boxes located at the back of the auditorium and at each door of the building.