DECEMBER 5, 2021

Today’s Worship Services

Pastor Matthew will preach at both services today.

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 Room #4 downstairs. Parents, please escort your child(ren).

Sunday School classes do not meeting this week.

 

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’s Advent sermon series is Ancestry of Advent, as we look at the lives and characteristics of those from whom Jesus is descended. Today’s message is “Boaz – The Redeemer of the Destitute,” Ruth 2.

 

Tonight our pastor continues After God’s Own Heart: Lessons from the Life of David with “A Humble Husband,” I Samuel 18:12-30.

Your offering can be placed in the plates as you leave the sanctuary. Offerings today not designated for another cause will be for Faith Promise (missionary support) in the morning and Community Kitchen in the evening.

Thank you to those helping today:

Greeters: Steve & Christy Hensler.

Prayer Team:  John & Betty Bouwman.

Nursery: Brian Buchanan, Ann Wiersma.

Children’s Worship: Diane Hamstra, teacher; Liz Nguyen, helper.

Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.

 

NEXT WEEK

December 12/Third Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew will preach at the morning service and Rev. Henry Admiraal at the evening service.

Offerings: Morning for the General Fund; evening for Community Kitchen.

Greeters:  Ed & Jan Wierenga.

Prayer Team: Mayme Becker, Linda Rienstra.

Nursery: Paul DeKorte, Mary Bouwkamp.

Children’s Worship: Tracy Pearce, teacher; Andy Pastars, helper.

Floating Helper: Natalie Vander Meer.

Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Next Sunday, December 12, will be the last day to bring your Christmas cards. They will be delivered to Phyllis DeSmit, Sally Driesens, Theresa Ellens, Carol Goodrich, John Moes, Ed & Marilyn Pardee, Rich & Sharon Pastars and Lil Tacoma. Anyone willing to help deliver the cards? Call Sherry Thomasma at 616-340-8530.

 

CHURCH NEWSLETTER

A new next issue of The Vine is in your mailboxes today.

FRONT DOOR GREETERS

Please consider signing up at the Welcome Center to be a Sunday morning greeter. The time is minimal (9:15 to 9:35) but the benefits are appreciated by everyone!

FELLOWSHIP NIGHT TIME SHIFT

In an effort to have slightly less down time, we have adjusted the Wednesday Fellowship Night dinner start time. The main glass doors will unlock at 5:45 and dinner will be served at 6:00. Program times have not been changed. GEMS Girls Club, WL Boys Club and Adult Bible Study will still begin at 6:30. The next Fellowship Night is Wednesday, December 15. All are welcome!

WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE

General Fund needed each week   4,444.00

General Fund 11/28/2021              17,025.16

Diaper Ministry                                  2,500.00

Christian Education                           1,520.00

Building Fund                                     3,280.00

Faith Promise                                     2,290.00

Benevolence                                            50.00

NW Food Pantry                                   542.00

NORTHWEST FOOD PANTRY

Simply Give continues at Alpine Meijer now through January 1, 2022. Double Match Day is December 11. On that day, for every $10 you put on a Simply Give card for the pantry, Meijer will donate another $20.

Current Needs – Shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, razors, shave cream for men, shave gel for women, toothpaste, toothbrushes (individually wrapped), dish soap, canned beans, canned veggies, canned fruit, oatmeal, hot cocoa, pancake mix, pancake syrup, egg noodles, spaghetti noodles, canned soups, crackers, mayo, mustard. The donation for pantry items is located across from the doors to the Activity Center.

Family Fare and D&W Receipts are still being collected by the pantry in order to receive a donation from these retailers. Please place your receipts in our church secretary’s mailbox.

 

BULLETIN INSERT

Today’s bulletin insert details how you can give a special gift this holiday season through the World Renew Gift Catalog.

THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Sunday, December 5

  9:30 a.m.     Morning Worship – sanctuary

10:45 a.m.     Coffee Fellowship downstairs All are welcome!

11:00 a.m.     Sunday School for grades 1-12 – Activity Center

6:00 p.m.       Evening Worship - Fellowship Room

 

Monday, December 6

  7:00 p.m.    Elders Meeting

  7:00 p.m.    Deacons Meeting

 

Tuesday, December 7

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

 

Wednesday, December 8

9:00 a.m.    Men’s Life Bible Study - Activity Center

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DECEMBER VERSE OF THE MONTH

Matthew 12:21 - In His name the nations will put their hope.

 

DECEMBER SONG OF THE MONTH

“He Has Come for Us”

(God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)