BULLETIN - June 27, 2021

TODAY'S WORSHIP SERVICES

Our guests today are Rev. Jeff Sajdak at the morning service and Rev. Dan Kroeze at the evening service.

You are asked to observe precautions with hand sanitizer and distancing out of respect for everyone’s safety

and health.

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 the downstairs fellowship room. Parents, please escort your child(ren).

Sunday School classes have concluded their season.

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 we are pleased to welcome back Rev. Jeff Sajdak, Dean of Students at Calvin Theological Seminary. His message this morning is “Come to Me” from Matthew 11:25-30.

Tonight we again welcome Rev. Dan Kroeze. Dan has been teaching at Kuyper/RBC for 20 years and is currently Professor of Biblical Studies. Before coming to Kuyper he pastored an RCA church. He has also led several study tours to Israel. Dan’s message tonight is from Matthew 15:1-11, “Abiding in Jesus.”

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 in the morning and Community Kitchen in the evening.

Thank you to those helping today:

Prayer Team: Marla Roedema, Mary Jane Aardema.

Kids Care: Diane Hamstra, Barb DeKorte.

Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.

NEXT WEEK

July 4 – Pastor Matthew will preach at the morning service. Because of the holiday weekend, the evening service is cancelled.

Morning Offering:  Faith Promise

Prayer Team:  Mayme Becker, Linda Rienstra.

Kids Care: Linda Rienstra, Mary Bouwkamp.

Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.

 

PRAYER TIME

All are welcome to join with us for our monthly prayer time. We will meet at 10:45 in the lounge after the morning service today. We intercede for our church, our community and our world.

I Timothy 2:1-4, “I urge, then, first of all that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.”

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

At the meeting held on June 14, our congregation affirmed Dan Wisneski to serve as an elder and Andy Pastars and Mike Vander Wall to serve as deacons. We also approved an operating budget for July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, of $232,290.00. Highlights of the meeting were prayers and thanksgiving offered by our leadership and members of our congregation.

 

OFFICERS OF COUNCIL - 2021/2022

Council President – Ed DeKorte

Clerk of Council – Dan Wisneski

Deacon President – Mike Vander Wall

Deacon Secretary – Emily Davis

Treasurer – Mary Bouwkamp

Elder/Deacon Districts are being restructured and that information will be available soon.

BLESSINGS!

With a short walk around our church grounds, you will see the recent results of having a professional company refresh some of our church’s landscaped areas. Earlier this spring we were blessed with an anonymous donation that was earmarked toward this cause. That gift was matched with funds from our Building and Grounds Fund to make this possible. We are also grateful to those who volunteered some labor and sweat to prep the areas. Many thanks to all!!

 

AIR CONDITIONING FUND DRIVE

Please consider giving to our fund drive for replacement of our sanctuary air conditioning unit. The “thermometer” on the chart is approaching $10,000, which means we are a quarter of the way to our goal!

WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE

General Fund needed each week   4,444.00

General Fund 06/20/2021                3,883.00

Christian Ed                                           174.00

Building Fund                                     2,645.00

Faith Promise                                           75.00

Community Kitchen                                41.00

 

DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS

Today – This daily devotional for July and August, published by ReFrame Ministries, is available today from the racks at the east and west back entrances to the sanctuary.

The Compassion of Jesus by Bill Crowder is a new booklet that you will find today at our Welcome Center.

BLOOD DRIVE AT WESTVIEW CRC

Westview CRC will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, July 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. Versiti Blood Center provides blood to area hospitals and your donation can help save lives. Blood is always needed but particularly in the summer months. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are taken when possible. Please schedule an appointment at this link: https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/

donor/schedules/drive_schedule/137106

If you need assistance in making an appointment, please contact Julie Lake at 340-9541.

NW FOOD PANTRY

Donations of nonperishable items and personal care items for the pantry are always needed. You can leave your donation on the table in the lower lobby.

Simply Give continues at Alpine Meijer through July 3. Meijer matches your donation on the Simply Give card.

JUNE VERSE OF THE MONTH:  Psalm 84:4

Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.

JUNE SONG OF THE MONTH: 

"House of the Lord"