September 25, 2022

Today’s Worship Services

Pastor Matthew will preach at morning worship and Rev. Henry Admiraal will bring the message at evening worship.

​Large-print bulletins and morning song sheets are located on the coat rack on the east side of the sanctuary entrance.

​Wireless amplifiers for the hearing impaired are available at the sound booth in the back of church.

Children’s Ministries

Children’s bulletins and activity bags are available in the back of church.

Children’s Time – Dismissal during the service to Room #4 downstairs. Parents, please escort your child(ren).

Sunday School for grades 1-12 meets today at 10:50 a.m. in the Activity Center.

To Our Guests

If you are a guest today, we extend a very warm welcome to you. Our prayer is that you will feel the presence of the

Holy Spirit in this place and among God’s people gathered here. Please do us the favor of completing a yellow card

from the pew rack and placing it in the offering plate as you leave, and please join us again soon!

TODAY AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

This morning Pastor Matthew continues the sermon series, The Human Identity: Four Truths About All of Mankind. Through His Word, God has told us many things that are true about every person, regardless of any other factors. In this series, we will explore four things that are true about every person and how those truths shape everything else about us. Today’s message is “Loved By God,” John 3:16-18, 2 Peter 3:9.

Tonight we welcome back Rev. Henry Admiraal. His message will be “Jesus Is Coming – What’s the Holdup,” 2 Peter 3:1-10. Next Sunday evening he will build on this message from 2 Peter 3:8-14, “Jesus Is Coming – How Then Should We Live?”

Your offering can be placed in the plates as you leave the sanctuary. Offerings today not designated for another cause will be for the Building Fund this morning and Home Repair Services tonight.

Thank you to those helping today:

Greeters: Dave & Mary Bouwkamp.

Prayer Team: Mayme Becker, Linda Rienstra.

Nursery: Paul & Rachael DeKorte, Ann Wiersma.

Children’s Worship: Lisa Vander Meer.

Floating Helper: Natalie Vander Meer.

Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.

 

NEXT WEEK

October 2 – Pastor Matthew will preach at morning worship and Rev. Henry Admiraal will bring the message in the evening.

Offerings:  Morning for Faith Promise; evening for Edison Christian Health Center.

Prayer Team: Ken Roedema, Marv DeBoer.

Nursery: Barb DeKorte, Ann Wiersma.

Children’s Worship: Melody Flanders.

Floating Helper: Ben Wiersma

Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.

 

MISSION EMPHASIS 2022

Sunday, October 9

To Neighbors and Nations

Mark 16:15

Morning Service – Pastor John Hoekwater will be coming to preach at our morning worship service. John pastored West Leonard Church from 1994 to 1999 and now is supported by our Faith Promise giving in his work at Many Peoples Church in the Rogers Park area of Chicago.

After-Service Potluck – John’s special request is to enjoy a potluck after the service with old friends and new. Please mark your calendar and fire up your crockpot! Everyone is welcome!! There will be signup sheets in the coffee area after church or let Melody Flanders or Linda Rienstra know that you plan to come.

Evening Service – Pastors Robert Garcia and Scott Geurink will bring the evening Mission Emphasis message. You are all invited to worship together in Spanish and English. We will have a light meal after the service so we can spend time getting to know our newest missionary!

Mission Emphasis Goal – Our goal is to raise $15,000 in pledges to support our missionaries in 2023. Be in prayer about what you or your family can give above and beyond your support of West Leonard CRC to let the world know that Jesus loves them.

 

FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

This past Wednesday we have a great start to a new season of Fellowship Night! Our next FN will be Wednesday, October 5. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. with activities following at 6:30: Adult Bible Study, GEMS Girls Club and Boys Club. Everyone is invited. Please bring friends and neighbors!

 

FROM YOUR PROPERTIES COMMITTEE

Our regular fall activities are starting up and the church building is becoming a busier place. How wonderful! Because of this, you are reminded to help us out by following the set procedure for scheduling the use of spaces in our facility. This procedure helps ensure that spaces are not double booked, are clean and ready for use, and that doors can be unlocked for entry and then relocked for safety. When planning to use the building for an event, please designate one person in your group to fill out a “Facility Use Form,” which you will find on the back counter in the copy room. This form will guide you through all the items you’ll need to consider, including what furniture and equipment needs you might have, as well as what door access you will need. Putting this all in writing in this way helps with communication and record keeping and helps us keep the calendar accurate. Questions? Please ask Diane Hamstra, chairperson of the Properties Committee. Thank you!

 

BULLETIN RACKS

Please notice that our weekly printed bulletins are now located in new Plexiglas racks at the east and west doors to the sanctuary, as well as on the back table.

 

WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE

General Fund needed each week   4,444.00

General Fund 09/18/22                    3,566.10

Christian Education                              430.00

Building Fund                                          35.00

Faith Promise                                        200.00

Home Repair Services                           40.00

  

TODAY’S BULLETIN INSERT

Please take time to ready this information about Abuse Awareness Sunday from the Safe Church Ministry of the Christian Reformed Church.

 

NORTHWEST FOOD PANTRY - HOLIDAY BASKETS

The pantry is already planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for families in need in our community. There are several ways to do this:

  • Put together a basket yourself and deliver it to a family.

  • Shop yourself and bring the items to the pantry and a family can pick up the basket there.

  • Send a check to the pantry and designate it for a holiday basket. The director will do the shopping and the family can pick up the basket.

  • Donate food and personal care items and designate them for a holiday basket. Bring the items to the pantry or put them on the donation table here at church.

If you wish to help out in any of these ways, please contact Waverly Knight, Director of the NW Food Pantry: 616-300-5079 or waverlynwfp@hotmail.com; or you can mail a check to NW Food Pantry, 1224 Davis NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

Edison Christian Women’s Service Board invites you to their annual fundraising concert on Sunday, October 9, at 7:15 p.m. at Westend Christian Reformed Church. It will feature The Voices of Victory Quartet and the Covenant Christian Chamber Choir. An offering during the concert will receive your gift for Edison Christian Life Services. More information is on fliers on the rack below our church mailboxes.

Westview CRC is presenting the seminar The Digital Culture of Kids: Building a Framework of Trust, on Wednesday, October 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Much more information about the seminar was in our Friday church-wide email, along with a link for you to register. The seminar is presented by the organization Protect Young Eyes and is free.

THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Today, September 25, 2022

            9:30 a.m.               Morning Worship – sanctuary

          10:30 a.m.               Coffee Fellowship – upper lobby and outdoors

          10:50 a.m.               Sunday School for grades 1-12 – Activity Center

            6:00 p.m.               Evening Worship – downstairs fellowship room

Tuesday, September 27

            9:45 a.m.              Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study – Activity Center

Wednesday, September 28

            9:00 a.m.              Men’s Life – Activity Center

Thursday, September 29

            8:30 – 1:00            Farmer’s Market – front parking lot

 

 

SEPTEMBER VERSE OF THE MONTH: Hebrews 13:8

 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

 

SEPTEMBER SONG OF THE MONTH: “Always”